Thread Tools
Dec 29, 2012, 09:38 PM
Registered User
Discussion

Flyzone Calypso Battery & Charger Issue


I recently got a Flyzone Calypso RTF and had some issues with the battery and charger from the get go. I bought a checker balancer and a spare battery with the plane just incase. Anyways I put the plane together and checked the batteries when I first got it and each has roughly 45-50% overall and 3.85-3.9 volts in each cell. Given my eagerness to fly I took the one that came with the plane out for a fly. The flight didn't go as planned and I ended up getting it stuck in a tree, but got it out the same day.

So I get home and want to charge the battery and I notice the plane only came with a car adapter not a wall adapter. I had a wall adapter laying around from some other electronic device so I figured that would suffice. Meanwhile the battery I used that day is showing error on the checker. I plug the charger and get the green standby light, then the battery and automatically two flashing lights which means error. I try to use the car adapter that came with it and same thing. I even bought a adapter to convert the car adapter to a wall mount and same thing.

So I have to spare battery that has been untouched, I try to charge it with all three methods and get the same thing. I don't know if I did anything or if it was screwed from the beginning. Have any of you had similar issues with lipos
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Dec 29, 2012, 10:57 PM
RC Helicopter Pilot
TheWoodCrafter's Avatar
You need to know the voltage of the pack you are trying to charge.
If it is much less than 3.0V you killed it and the charger knows it.

Get a real charger, not one with only lights, one with a screen and able to set voltages and amps.
Last edited by TheWoodCrafter; Dec 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM.
Dec 30, 2012, 09:02 AM
Registered User
ggcrandall1's Avatar
As woodcrafter said you need to replace the charger that came with the plane.

I recommend the FMA CellPro Multi4 form Progressive RC:
http://www.progressiverc.com/fma-cellpro-multi4.html

You can power it from an automobile battery (12V) or a DC power supply.
You can find a good power supply here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1563369

Additionally you need to learn about the care and feeding of Lithium Polymer (Li-Poly or LiPo) batteries. Here is an excellent source of information:
https://sites.google.com/site/tjingu...arging-how-tos

Last we can make better recommendations for sources if we know which country you are in.

Glen
Dec 30, 2012, 09:13 AM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheWoodCrafter
You need to know the voltage of the pack you are trying to charge.
If it is much less than 3.0V you killer it and the charger knows it.

Get a real charger, not one with only lights, one with a screen and able to set voltages and amps.
The voltage on the battery are 3.71 for each cell at the moment.
Dec 30, 2012, 09:19 AM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by ggcrandall1
As woodcrafter said you need to replace the charger that came with the plane.

I recommend the FMA CellPro Multi4 form Progressive RC:
http://www.progressiverc.com/fma-cellpro-multi4.html

You can power it from an automobile battery (12V) or a DC power supply.
You can find a good power supply here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1563369

Additionally you need to learn about the care and feeding of Lithium Polymer (Li-Poly or LiPo) batteries. Here is an excellent source of information:
https://sites.google.com/site/tjingu...arging-how-tos

Last we can make better recommendations for sources if we know which country you are in.

Glen

Thanks, I'm in NC, USA.
Dec 31, 2012, 12:49 PM
That's a funny word
Quote:
Originally Posted by britts08
The voltage on the battery are 3.71 for each cell at the moment.
Sounds like you have (yet another) faulty electrifly charger. I've sent a number of these out to replace "bad" ones.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article Flyzone 73" Calypso EP Glider Review 78dave Electric Sailplanes 2403 May 01, 2017 09:11 AM
Discussion Flyzone Calypso george@dream-flight Electric Sailplanes 143 Apr 27, 2017 11:09 AM
Article Flyzone Calypso Flap Option Review 78dave Electric Sailplanes 26 Jan 17, 2015 06:49 PM
Discussion Ordered a Flyzone Calypso Glider. Kimber Foamies (Kits) 12 Oct 05, 2012 05:20 PM