Originally Posted by Hance
I didn't figure out how much heavier it is but by time you add in the CDI, an extra flight battery or isolation module its going to be a few ounces heavier than a 46. Personally I don't care at all that its a little heavier. Extremely long flight times and 5 bucks a gallon versus 25 bucks a gallon makes the extra weight a non issue for me.
Is an extra flight battery even needed for a .46 sized aircraft? I mean I have 4 good brand new LiFe 1100mah batteries so I'm not cheaping out or anything, just wondering. These batteries have dual power outs so they can go right into the receiver and ignition without any mods. The ignition for the 10GX can take 6.6v no issue and the receiver seems fine with it too. Radio I have on order has telemetry so I can monitor my voltage from the ground although I hear the LiFe batteries drop off REALLY fast, like so fast you might not get back to the field...