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Old 08-10-2005, 08:03 PM
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Hey all. I'm new to the electric side of R/C planes! I have been flying gas for about 10 years. But electric seems to confuse me!?![&:] I have an F27 Stryker, and I love to fly it! The only problem is that the batteries do not last more than a few min. per charge. I have heard that using Lipo batteries are the best. I was just wondering how big of a battery I can use with it. And not to get onto another subject, I really want to get MORE speed out of it! Do I go brushless with Lipo? If so what is the best motor, and what prop would work the best? Any help! Thanks for any info!!!
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:32 PM
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Hey, welcome to the club, welcome to RCU... Just plain WELCOME!

That's pretty typical of that plane, and of most planes powered by conventional "roundcells." The key is in mAh. The more mAh (milliAmp-Hours) a battery has, the longer the flight time. However, you need to be careful here. More mAh means more weight, unless of course you go LiPoly. LiPoly's advantage is that you can get 2-3 times as much mAh capacity in the same weight as NiMH.

What battery are you flying now?
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Thanks for the welcome! Well I have two batteries. One is a 7 cell Nimh 8.4v 900mAh, and the other is a 9 cell Nimh 10.8v 1000mAh. They both now don't work very well at all! I would like to convert to Lipo for the weight and power factor. Do I have to replace the factory speed control, and get a BEC?
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OneLinez,
Come on over to the parkflyers section of the forums, look for the F-27 Stryker, Way past the limits Part 3, section.
We can make you go weak in the knees. 100mph+ easy. [X(]
We have been building the DarkSide versions for a while now.
Also a good place for tips on making it better performance wise and how to make it last longer.
Everyone there is willing to help out.
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Old 08-11-2005, 05:24 PM
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I use the stock batt and get 12-15min flights. use throttle management. Also are you letting the charger run until the led stops blinking rapidly. sounds like the cells are not getting a full charge. Lipros are better but you will burn out a brushed motor and need a new esc.
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