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Old 12-02-2018, 03:36 PM
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I have not flown much the past few years. but I am covering a great planes cap 232 .40 I built and I m going to start a sig hog bipe build next. Are nickle metal batteries out and life batteries in now a days? what we are using now for rx? I always like buying from Hangtime hobbies. NOBS ! Thanks
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Life/A123 is the best alternative for rx packs going these days.

You can change them now and and fly them next summer with no damage or self discharge, they charge fast and can discharge faster than you could ever demand through our wiring.

NiCad/NiMH still work
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
Life/A123 is the best alternative for rx packs going these days.

You can change them now and and fly them next summer with no damage or self discharge, they charge fast and can discharge faster than you could ever demand through our wiring.

NiCad/NiMH still work
thanks for your reply. Is it worth it in terms of weight savings?
I was reading about making your own charge wires out of servo extensions. Is that the norm with life batts or are we pulling the pack out to charge? Thanks
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I balance charge mine with a CellPro4, no reason to pull them.

I like them because i can charge at the end of the day and I know if I pull something out of the trailer its ready to go, whether is next weekend or next summer.
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I'd be careful using servo extensions for battery supply wiring. The wire on extensions is generally very thin with limited capacity.
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