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Old Sep 09, 2005, 02:51 PM
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Batteries for a Sky Scooter Pro 2


I was at a hobby shop near me and they had a couple 8 cell 1600mah NiMH flight packs marked down to $6 so I bought them. Would this be a good fit for the Sky Scooter Pro 2 airplane. If so, is there anything I need to modify before trying to fly this combo?

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John B.
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Old Sep 09, 2005, 03:04 PM
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John,
That pack will work fine. I used the radio shack packs of the same specs and they worked very well. Much better than the OEM batt.
Rick
Old Sep 09, 2005, 03:16 PM
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I built myself a 1800 mAH "AA" size battery with only 7 cells. It provided okay power, but it was too heavy for the plane. I pulled up the nose about 200 feet up and the wings snapped in half. I just had to watch as the body plumeted head-first into the ground. The wing halfs floated down about 35 seconds later. Thanks to gorilla glue it's all back in one piece.

Is this 8-cell battery "AAA"? $6 for 8-cells is a great deal and ought to provide pretty good power.

I repowered my Sky Scooter Pro II with a GWS gearbox and 350 and I think I have better power. The original motor may have been okay, because at the time I hadn't realized my ESC was bad. Oh well.

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Old Sep 09, 2005, 03:32 PM
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The $6 was for GWS 8 cell packs. I think they are normally about 3 times that. I don't know if they were marked wrong or what. Maybe they were supposed to be $16, but I didn't ask. They didn't look dusty like some of the others on the shelf so I just took them up front and paid for them.

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Old Sep 10, 2005, 08:55 AM
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I use 1600 NIMH packs on my scooter, they work fine, much more power than the 7 cell. My motor came loose from the foam after a couple flights due to heat of the motor. I followed instructions I found here:
http://www.servocity.com/html/sky_sc...fications.html
I cut a hole in the fuse at the back of the motor, glued a piece of plastic spoon for an airscoop. I cut a hole in the other side for the air to go out, this cured the problem.
Old Sep 10, 2005, 09:58 AM
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There's a HUGE 'Sky scooter pro II' thread over at rc universe with every imaginable mod for the sky scooter. They are great flying planes. Good luck
Rick


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