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Jun 19, 2010, 11:50 PM
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"How far down should I take my Li-Po?"

Proper Li-Po Management

Lipo Storage Voltage and Dead Battery

looks like the magic number is 3.75v per cell:

LiPO voltage (lowest/storage/full)

3.75v x cells --> lowest
3.8v x cells --> storage
4.20v x cells --> full

1s = 3.75v (lowest)
(3.8v storage)
(4.20v full)

2s = 7.50v (lowest)
(7.6v storage)
(8.40v full)

3s = 11.25v (lowest)
(11.4v storage)
(12.60v full)

4s = 15.00v (lowest)
(15.2v storage)
(16.80v full)

5s = 18.75v (lowest)
(19.0v storage)
(21.00v full)

6s = 22.50v (lowest)
(22.8v storage)
(25.2v full)

using the example of fully charging a 3S lipo, it should\will read 12.60v when full... then the lowest voltage to fly that same bat down to is 11.25v

"The Parkzone Mustang Makeover" video series!!

Cool Plane Rack (for cargo area of Burb)

"Parkzone P-47 Thunderbolt Diamond Lite Wheel Mod"

Took the T-Bolt out for a test run to check the tracking of the Diamond Lite Wheels I’d installed a few days ago.

I only flew one flight as the tires tended to rub the strut leg causing it to pull pretty hard to the L or R. I was able to taxi around well enough though to where I felt I could take er up and land her without a major incident so that’s all I did.

Basically it needed a thin 2mm or so spacer to sit in-between the wheel hub and where the axle meets the strut to prevent the tire from coming too close to the strut allowing the tire to rub the strut… anyways, I did a revamp of the 2 ¾" Diamond Lite Wheels by Du-Bro (part #Du-Bro 275DL)

Remember the set of various sized prop spacers we get with the APC props that we only use one or two of and have a dozen or so sets laying around? Well, those little spacers worked perfectly

I recut some 5/32” brass tubing (dbl checked it at LHS for size), this time a tad longer than before, cut it at 1-1/8” long. Using a drop or so of CA onto the axle, slide the 1-1/8” ‘axle extension’ on… hit it with some kicker. Then slid the APC prop spacer I took off on of the leftover sets, slid it all the way onto the axle, then slid the wheel on, attached the collar to the axle using a smidge of thread lock on the set screw as well as on the inside of the collar then using the Dremel I buffed the end to remove any burs.

Now there is the tiniest of space in-between the inside of the wheel hub and the prop spacer, like 1mm, maybe less, just enough to barely see the brass sleeve. The wheel has hardly any wiggle/wobble and spins quite freely now… no rub-a-dub-dub on the ol strut.

I might get to try it tomorrow as the weatherman promised good flying weather (like today’s)

Here’s the pics of what I did:

quick video of the 2-¾" Diamond Lite Wheels by Du-Bro (part #Du-Bro 275DL) on my ParkZone P-47D

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