I've been using the VENOM 6v 1200 mA NiMH batteries now for the last 5 years, and haven't had any battery issues once I learned that a new battery pack needs to be cycled 3-4 times on a slow trickle charge prior to first use. Since this time, my packs have seen a lot of time sitting in planes waiting to fly and then just a quick charge before flight is all that's needed. I've flown with these packs quite a bit and have moved packs between planes as needed, and have not had a problem with these packs before or during my flights. During the winter months when I'm not flying, I do store the batteries with a full charge, and then do a 3-4 cycle charge at least once during the winter months and then another cycle charge just before the first flight of the new season. Overall, I've been very pleased with these particular NiMH packs, and am looking forward to buying another 3-4 more packs later this month for some new projects I have coming up.
I have heard some of the stories about NiMH not being a good pack, but my experience with these packs has been very positive and would recommend them as a good and reliable battery pack for my planes. I don't have any planes larger than a 60 size Dirty Birdy, and if I do decide to go larger, then I will consider going to LIFE's for these bigger planes. But until then, my vote is for these VENOM NiMH after they have been initally cycled 3-4 times before the first flight.
Just my $0.02 worth.......
Last edited by dakoris73; 06-21-2014 at 10:52 PM.