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Old 06-22-2011, 05:21 AM
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Default Parkzone F4u and Power 15

For those of you that have done this upgrade, if I were to upgrade to a power 15 on my Parkzone Corsair, what flight times am I looking at for a 3s, 2000mah battery? Are you guys using a 3s or 4s battery?
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A 3s will work, but to get the most out of the Power 15, a 4s lipo is a must.  
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ORIGINAL: mark50b
A 3s will work, but to get the most out of the Power 15, a 4s lipo is a must.
AGREE!

Going from an 1800mAh to a 2000mAh when converting from the 480 960Kv outrunner to a Power 15 that can consume up to 575 watts when using a larger prop will drastically reduce your flying time unless you are relatively speaking a conservative pilot. IF that were the case then there's no sensible advantage to upgrading to a Power 15, UNLESS you want to do just a few bursts of unbelieveable show-off performance and then resume flying for the majority of your flight time as if you still had the 480 outrunner. The other thing is upgrading your stock 30amp ESC to handle the Power 15's thirsty appetite without frying the 30amp ESC. And a 3S LiPo with at least a 25C discharge rating. Even then I'd think you'd shorten the life of a 3S when drawing 575 watts for even a few seconds from a 60amp ESC.

A 4S LiPo is a MUST! with a Power 15 assuming you are going to give your bird a real workout.
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