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Old 12-21-2011, 07:32 PM
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Hi,

I recently purchased an airfield sky trainer 182 and I have been through the ringer trying to get it in the air, I bought a new charger and had to change all the connectors to accommodate for the new charger. The one battery I have for the plane is a Lipo 11.1v 1800mah 3 cell with a 1.8 amp charge rate (which with my charger takes 74-90 mins to charge)

My main question is what would it take to change the batteries to a larger capacity for improved flight time and charging time?

Any help and input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:16 PM
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I have the older version of this plane. Yet there are two of the newer 5 channel planes in our group. We use 2200mah 3s batteries. I have enough now that I get lots of flight time. I also have (4) chargers going when I am at the field.

Here is the battery

http://www.hobbypartz.com/83p-2200mah-3s1p-111-20c.html

Here is the charger

http://www.hobbypartz.com/60p-dyc-1004.html

All you need is some self stick velcro and you are good to go.

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Old 12-21-2011, 08:21 PM
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So this plane can run a 2200mah 3s battery with no other modification?
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:23 AM
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Default RE: Sky Trainer 182 want to install larger batteries... beginner please help!

The buzzard gives good advice.  I also have an older version of the Airfield Skytrainer.  I have been using the Blue Lipo 2200mAh, 11.1. 3S battery for about 9 months.  No plane modifications needed - just check the C.G. as the 2200mAh battery is heavier than the 1800mAh.
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We have crammed a 2650 in there. I would not recommend that. It makes it heavy. The 2200 give about 10 minutes of flight of mixed throttle. Climb, cruise, glide. I like doing touch and goes with mine. She looks real good in the air.

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Thanks buzzard and eagle, I crashed yesterday working on the rebuild lol. Merry Christmas!
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