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Mar 03, 2003, 04:02 PM
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Twinjet problem

I have a new twinjet with 480 motors. I'm using a new Sanyo 3000 NIMH battery. I'm only getting 5 to 6 minute flights and when I discharge the battery after the flight I get about 1 A out of it.
Any suggestions?
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Mar 03, 2003, 05:39 PM
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Either you are propped badly, or are just a hooligan!

You should be pulling about 25A, which is more like 7 minutes flat out.

On 8 cells that is.
Mar 03, 2003, 07:27 PM
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How many cells? What charger are you using?

I assume the motors are the standard Permax 480s that come with the 'racer edition' TJ, and you're using the standard white Gunther props ?
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Mar 03, 2003, 07:31 PM
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Re: Twinjet problem

Originally posted by Wes Huff
when I discharge the battery after the flight I get about 1 A out of it.

Why are you discharging the pack after flight? And how, 1A with what load and for how long?

AFAIK nimh cells are damaged by deep discharge ...
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Mar 04, 2003, 02:23 AM
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Sorry for the lack of information. I'm new at this.
It is an 8 cell battery. It is the racing edition with the 480 motors and standard white Gunther props.
I'm using a Schulze isl 6 chameleon charger. I'm charging at 4A and discharged on the auto discharge program just to see what was left in the battery.
As far as being a hooligan, my son is flying the plane and he does like it to go fast. Hooligan may be the correct term.
Mar 04, 2003, 06:06 AM
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OK, a few things.

First of all, are you timing the flights or guessing? The latter is pretty unreliable! With 8x3000 I think you should get around 7 mins at full throttle.

Are you flying till the ESC low voltage cutoff operates, or landing before that?

Did you do a slow charge (preferably a couple) on the pack(s) before using them?

Are you sure the charger is set correctly? I also have a Schulze charger, you might want to read their recommendations on Sanyo 3000s here:


That seems to suggest that they should be treated as nicds, if you are using different settings then perhaps you aren't getting a full charge. Note that Panasonics etc. are completely different (according to Schulze!).

I'm no expert on sub-C size nimh cells, I only use 2400 nicds myself as these can be recharged much faster (I use 10A ) and generally handle abuse pretty well!

Perhaps do some Forum searches on "Sanyo 3000", I'm sure there's lots of info. posted.

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