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Feb 04, 2002, 11:12 AM
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How much current can I get from Radio shack 8 cell 1600 mah Nimh


Supposedly these packs are on sale for 19.99
I am getting ready to build either a
Zagi or a T-52 (may have to do both).

I think these packs must be for rc cars.

I don't have a part number Radio shack site is useless.

Initialy they will be built with a stock power plant
i.e. S400 but they may someday get a mag mayhem.

Would these packs do those systems on those planes.
They would need to do somewhere around 20 amps
since thats what the zagi esc comes with.
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Feb 04, 2002, 11:37 AM
LJH
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Dave,
I have a few of these packs and work great as long as you don't push them to more then 12AMPS or so. I use them in my Twister with a P480, 4.75X4.75 APC E-prop and 8 cells. I can fly for 14 mins on this set up. The performance is not quite at the 600AE teritory but it does just fine.

Cheers,
Jim
Feb 04, 2002, 07:18 PM
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If you can solder batteries, the Sanyo is a MUCH better battery and for $2 each, a cheaper one too. See Sanyo HRAAU 1600mah NiMH.
http://www.batterystation.com/nicads.htm
Order without tabs and use radio shack desolder wick as connector wire. There are many posts on how to make battery packs.
hoppy
Feb 04, 2002, 09:12 PM
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Yes, the Sanyo is a better choice. It's just so hard to resist when you can walk down the street and buy new R/C stuff! It's a good thing LHS's don't carry good electric gear!!
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May 02, 2008, 04:25 PM
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I used the 2500s on my SlowStick last year when they where even cheaper. They're OK but one lost capacity quick. Sorry I don't remember the exact flights now. While you can get them at the LhS li-Pos are they way to go.