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Old May 31, 2001, 09:29 AM
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How much does RS 8x1600 Nimh pack weigh ?

I am trying some different cells and packs and would like to know how much this pack from Radio Shack weighs.

Also, what are opinions of the RS 1600 cells vs. the 1420's in direct drive 400/480 use , performance wise.

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Old May 31, 2001, 10:21 AM
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7.2oz..
No difference between 1420 & 1600's that I've ben able to tell (besides slightly increased duration).
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Old May 31, 2001, 09:26 PM
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They are limited to about 15 amps. The voltage drop past this makes them unusable over this current
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Old May 31, 2001, 10:15 PM
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I've tried the 1420's, 1600 from RS and a pack made from panasonic 1600mah "digital" NiMH cells. The panasonics seem to yield more oomph. I will buy them again, besides, they are cheaper. Weigh 7.8 oz with anderson powerpole connector and my tape job.
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Old Jun 01, 2001, 12:23 AM
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Hoppy,

Where do you buy the Panasonics?
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Old Jun 01, 2001, 08:08 AM
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Thanks for all the replies.

The cells I am testing are the Ray O Vac Nimh that come in 1300 and 1600 mah capacities. They are readily available at Wally World and at our local store are 10.67 for a 4-pack.

In first flights, the 1300's seem to have a bit more power than my RS 1420's . The Ray O Vacs weigh 7.45 oz. in an 8 cell soldered pack with shrink and Deans ultra connector.

Perhaps this weekend will yield favorable flying weather for comparison flying. I wouldn't bet on it though.

Al

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Old Jun 01, 2001, 10:55 AM
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I got the Panasonics at BJ's Discount. They come in a 6 pack #HHR-3UPA/6B. As I recall, the price was about $12 +/-.
They probably have a web site. http://www.bjswholesale.com/
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Where do you buy the Panasonics?


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Old Jun 01, 2001, 12:18 PM
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FWIW -

I have had goo dluck with the Ray-O-Vac 1300 (now 1600) and this was with quite a bit of abuse. I would have to agree that they seem to perform a bit better and handle 2C charges better than the RS 1600 packs.

Have fun!

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