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Old 08-10-2009, 10:17 AM
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Hi all,

I'm looking for a small, lightweight battery pack for my Warlock. Could you steer me in the right direction? All I can find when I search Tower is an 1100mah pack that weighs 3.9 oz. I'm trying for something lighter. It has to be something that I can purchase pre-assembled, though, as I suck at soldering batteries.

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Old 08-10-2009, 10:43 AM
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If you are looking for a small RX pack, try these two. They are both around 2oz.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLKW3&P=7

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPVX8&P=7
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Thanks, Chuck. I am running 5 mini servos (not micros). How many flights would I get out of that pack before it needs recharging? I noticed the Futaba pack says a 'quick' charge is 5 hours........

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So, went to the LHS over lunch and found a HobbyZone 4.8V 600mah NIMH battery that is used in the Firebird series - $13.99. It weighs 2.1 oz. That should help things a bit. I think I will also swap out the throttle servo(currently a mini servo) for a micro servo and I should lose a bit more. Just like me, the plane needs to go on a diet.....
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I bought these on eBay, got them for about $6 to the door:
2S-7.4V 350mAh 20C LiPO Li-Po Battery Pack 4 R/C Foamie

http://cgi.ebay.com/2S-7-4V-350mAh-2...d=p3911.c0.m14
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The 400 mah NiMH pack from Radical R/C http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9004670/tm.htm weighs 1.05 ounces. Makes a great 1/2A flight pack.

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Cheapbatterypacks.com will custom build from the selection of items hey have, just pick and click to get just what is needed.
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