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Old 10-01-2003, 09:00 PM
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Ok i have read around for a while and i am picking a slow stick for my first plane. With it i am geting a QUATTRO 4CH FM R700, 4-527 72MHZ, FM CRYSTAL SET 72.190, 15 AMP SPEED CONTROL W/BRAKE, and then a battery or two and a charger. Right now i have two batteris for cars which dont seem to be the same size as these batteries and have different connectors. So my questions are:

1) Of the equipment i have selected would you go along with it or would you get something else?

2) are the batteries i have for my car the right size(assuming no but it is worth it to ask)?

3) It seems as i look through the different batteries at horizon they have different connectors. Which is the right battery and a good battery to use?

4) will my car charger(which is old but charges up to 1700 mAh on a timer) work with the new batteries?

5) Would it be smater to just buy the flight pack? I thought of doing this but the radio comes with reciever, and 4 servos so it seemed like i would be doubling up on a lot of stuff. If it is a better deal and more worth it i can just take the starter pack, the radio, a crystal(as it seems it isnt included) and then a charger if my old one isnt the right kind.

I try to look through the threads and all but normally it just says get a good 4-5 channel and get good electronics. Well i just need a little help on which ones are good.
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Old 10-01-2003, 11:43 PM
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Your car batteries are almost certainly to big and heavy, and are probably only 6-cell. If you want to stick with NiCd you should get some 7-cell 600AE's, if you want to go the NiMh route get some 7-8cell 650KAN's. For a charger you can get an FMA SuperNova 250S or a Great Planes Triton - very versatile and capable of slow charge/discharge etc for both NiCd and NiMh [and the Triton will do LiPoly too]. For connectors it appears Deans Micros are the popular choice, though I use MP Jet Gold connectors. The JST connectors on the Slow Stick motor are not rated for more than 2-3A, though people do use them at 7-8A (asking for trouble?).

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