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Old 11-18-2010, 12:32 PM
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Hey Jason - how's that field stand working for you?

I am charging all packs using CellPro 4S through the tap balancer.
If the ambient air temp in workshop is 60 degrees farenheit, a Maxamps 860mah 11.1v Li-Po will take more than one hour to charge as opposed to 30 minutes when the ambient air temp is 72 or warmer.

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Old 11-18-2010, 12:58 PM
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The cells pretty much gell up in c older temps. You'll see this happen starting at roughly at the 60 degree mark. Longer charge times is the one half of it. Your flight times will be shorter as well. You remember my trusty Hyperion Sniper Foamie that I used to bring to the field? In the summer I could fly that plane for 12 minutes on a 1550 3s pack. In the winter snow and colde 30 degree temps back there in MN that same plane would fly for only about 6 to 8 minutes as the pack cooled down. Cooler temps make it hard for Li-Po's to take power back in and to put it out. Time to warm the shop up. And the Stand is working great. Fit's my huge Hyperion Pitts Python very well.

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