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Aug 05, 2001, 10:32 PM
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Just got a Rayovac 9 volt NiMH battery will this work on an IFO?>


Went to frys and found it with a charger that can charge 9 volt Nicads and NiMH will this work on the ifo??? Should i remove that casing??/
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Aug 05, 2001, 11:47 PM
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Can any of you help me??
Aug 06, 2001, 09:17 AM
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For about the 15th time from the other thread, it won't work at all. The 8.4 volt NIMH Ray0vac has to high an internal resistance to work with a speed 280.

-Jim
Aug 06, 2001, 10:41 AM
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I too am interested in this..... i have a 9v (8.4?) 120 mah nicad....can you remove the casing on this?

Scott
Aug 06, 2001, 02:44 PM
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Why wont it work at all??? Becasue the morning i flew my IFO with it and i didnt even fully charge it. It didnt do loops or anything but it flew like it has been flying on my 6 cell pack.
Aug 06, 2001, 03:23 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by JStory:
Why wont it work at all?
As you found out, it can work but the motor wants to draw more than the 9V battery can provide. The battery will get stronger at first, then noticeably weaker after a few dozen flights. One of mine is at half capacity from abuse.
Since these are so cheap, you can use 2 in parallel and then get very long flights and provide the current.
Aug 06, 2001, 03:33 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by JStory:
Why wont it work at all?
As you found out, it can work but the motor wants to draw more than the 9V battery can provide. The battery will get stronger at first, then noticeably weaker after a few dozen flights. One of mine is at half capacity from abuse.
Since these are so cheap, you can use 2 in parallel and then get very long flights and provide the current.
Aug 06, 2001, 06:23 PM
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You can remove the casing on a GE/Sanyo 9V NiCd battery. Inside are 6 AAAA size cylindrical cells. Just be careful not to short it out, as those little NiCd cells generate a lot of heat right now.