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Posted by Deserteagle | Nov 19, 2017 @ 02:22 PM | 42,205 Views
After watching Joshua Bardwell's introduction and review of the Strix 4s Parallel charging board and all of the safety they had in mind when designing it, I decided to give it a try. I never really got into parallel charging my larger packs because of safety and what I like about the Strix is the on-board voltage readout and the poly fuses used on the balance leads. These two simple features really make this board stand out from the rest along with the overall robust quality of components and rugged construction. For $26 this is a very nice product but it does have one glaring issue.. it's only made for 4s packs.. or is it?

I decided to take a closer look and after spending some time studying the tracers and components, I could not see why this would not do 3s as well. I got out some 3s lipos to give it a try and shaved one of the nubs from the balance leads so it could plug in and it worked! I charged 5 3s 850mah lipos with the board no problem and shot off a private message to Strix letting them know that with a simple mod to the balance plug they could market this as a 3s and 4s Parallel charging board.

If you are thinking about Parallel charging for the first time or are thinking of replacing you current parallel charging board then take a look at my review and see what you think. For those that never parallel charged batteries then this board is definitely for you and I explain in my video how to parallel charge.

It can be bought at ReadyMadeRC

Parallel Charging board by Strix, Joshua Bardwell Line V2 4s and 3s? (12 min 30 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Nov 14, 2017 @ 04:19 AM | 41,822 Views
Is it possible by taking advantage of BangGood sales to build a great all around 5 inch Quadcopter for under $200?
A: Yes it is.
As we all know, BangGood is ALWAYS having a sale.. If you don't like the price of something then just wait..




Realacc Purple 215 Build a 5 inch quad for under $200 (6 min 49 sec)


I received an email about BangGood's anniversary sale back in September and seen the Purple 215 frame on sale for $19! I wasn't sure about the quality of this frame, but after looking at some other reviews, it seemed to be a very strong and good frame. It was at this point I wondered if it was possible to build a decent build for my viewers for under $200 and started looking at some of the other components that BangGood has on sale that day. I have noticed the prices on the components fluctuate and I've seen these prices on BangGood before and after the Anniversary sale so if you want to build this then just wait for the prices to match or even be better. Coupons are also nice and could actually make this build even cheaper.


Update: Black Friday sales are just right around the corner and I've noticed that they are jacking up their prices now so I'm sure they will have a half off sale coming soon!! (it seems to me they raise prices before a big sale )

Frame
Realacc Purple 215
Got mine for $19



https://www.banggood.com/Anniversary...r_warehouse=CN

Flight controller

I began searching the site for a decent AIO FC and noticed the HGLRC F3V4 was on sale for
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