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Nov 18, 2001, 09:51 PM
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What batteries are you using in your Cutie

What batteries are you using in you cutie, other than th SR 500Max?

Anyone using the RadioShack 1600 NiMH?

How about the CP1300s? Scott?

How many cells?
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Nov 18, 2001, 11:53 PM
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Hi Clu,

I'm using Sanyo 1650 NIMHs from eflightpower. Eflightpacks carry these also.

These packs weigh about 3.5 oz more than the SR battery pack, but they fit in the cutie battery bay without modification. You do have move the pack to the end of the bay, and I had to go with a little bigger tail wheel to balance. Other than that, no problem.

My cutie on the stock motor does not seem to know the weight differance. Also, I have not timed my flights, but can go longer than the glow guys who take off with me. I usually land after about 10-12 minutes out of boredom, with plenty of juice still left.

Best Regards, Mickydee.

P.S. the assembled packs are less than $30.00 from either of the above vendors.
Nov 19, 2001, 12:45 AM
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I wouldn't recommend the Sanyo 1650mah NiMh for motor uses. I only recommend them as a replacement battery for transmitter to give you more stick time. I only recommend R10-600AE which you can purchase for $25 a pack.
Nov 19, 2001, 07:07 PM
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Is the link you added correct? Couldn't get to your website with it.

Nov 19, 2001, 09:29 PM
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I use 8xCP1300 in the Cutie, with a Turbo 450 direct and a 7x4 prop. Nice combo for a video cam setup. I may try the 8.5x5 Aeronaut soon..
Nov 19, 2001, 09:45 PM
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There might be time where my site is inaccessible and I have asked the web site hoster to look into it. I am fully aware of the problem even though it's intermittent. The link is eflightpacks.com
Nov 20, 2001, 09:17 AM
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Thanks guys...

I guess I should have asked what motor /prop combo you are using if it's not the stock Graupner 400 w/2.33:1 gearbox.