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    Testing Hobby King stuff

    Hey guys I have been testing some stuff from HobbyKing.com so far I have bought Batteries and UBEC's

    Batteries
    500mah http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...970&aff=387284
    $4.29
    800mah http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...596&aff=387284
    $5.21
    No problems so far they seem great. They are loading well. I will keep you updated.

    I also got a cheap balancer. Works great and small I will keep it in the flight box always for quick charging.
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...507&aff=387284
    $5.29
    UBEC (voltage regulators) I am testing these so far they are great and the don't cost $20 bucks an airplane! They are well built and light I have loaded them each under a 2amp load I am going to put one in a test plane and see how it performs under real fight loads once the snow melts...

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...735&aff=387284
    $6.95
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...319&aff=387284
    $3.69
    I am going to have this with me because of the weather here in the midwest it always seems to want to rain at least a couple of race days...
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...738&aff=387284
    $12.99

    If you are on a tight budget like me (new kid any day) and love to race this could save you some money. BUT since it is cheaper stuff make sure you are checking your stuff and bench testing.
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    RE: Testing Hobby King stuff

    Dan,
    I just did the same and feel the same way. I really like my new Accucel 8 charger.
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    RE: Testing Hobby King stuff

    This may be a dumb question, but what kind of plane are you racing that uses those tiny batteries?
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    RE: Testing Hobby King stuff

    I've been using Hobby King 500MA lipo's and 3amp ubec's for a year and a half in my 424 and 428 planes. They work great no problems, plus less weight and less cost than nicads.

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    RE: Testing Hobby King stuff

    Dude,
    I race anything! We had a nutball race a few months ago. I got started racing in 1/2a and those are little guys.

    Giant, I'm interested in what you are using for your quickies. Mind posting a link?
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    RE: Testing Hobby King stuff


    ORIGINAL: still4given

    This may be a dumb question, but what kind of plane are you racing that uses those tiny batteries?
    Using them for my Q500 and Q40 Rx packs. More than the 370 Nimh's I was using for the past five years...
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    Have you had any problems? How many fights before recharge?
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    RE: Testing Hobby King stuff

    No problems. Never counted just use a little voltmetter before flying to check percent of charge. I have raced all weekend (9 or10) heats without needing to recharge. http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=6589 This is what I check the battery with. If the lowest cell is below 3.80 volts I recharge. Plus it only takes an hour for a full charge


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