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Old 03-23-2013, 01:17 AM
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Anyone using the Zippy 700mAh LiFe batteries from HK in their Q500 planes?
They seem just to cheap too be good
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:03 AM
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I've been useing them and G force from value hobby for over a year with no problems. Seems like a better solution than lipo's and regulators
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:12 AM
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Yep I have used for over two years there great in Q40 & Q500
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:21 AM
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I have used them for 3 years, if you forget to turn off plane, just throw away put in new one. Once they go dead you can not recharge.
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Hi Randy,  Just like Lipo's!

I have resisted going to these as my 2 cell Lipos through the Losi reg have been very faithful with the exception of the time i left one on. 

My question, compared to the Lipos same size how is the capacity??  my 700 mah lipos through the regulator have a huge capacity.
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Like the LIFE over the lipo's, safer to charge and as far as I can tell they have the same capacity and no need for regulator. I buy 10 at a time, about $32 out of HP's US warehouse. Cheaper than glow plugs.
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I hear that on the glow plugs.  I remember when the K&B-1L was a buck/ea.  Used one every time I cranked up my F1 but never lost a plug in flight.  Now, Wow!!
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I have been using the Zippy 700ma packs for several months now. They only weigh 55grams. I can get 9 flights before needing charged. These are practice race flights of 15 laps each. Charge at .7amp for about 20 minutes and you are ready for many more flights.

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I just ordered 10 a couple weeks ago and unfortunately, they appear to be backordered. IF you want them before racing season, I'd order now or go with something else.
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Try value hobby in Il. you will get them in 3 to 4 days with cheep shipping
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I just ordered 10 a couple weeks ago and unfortunately, they appear to be backordered. IF you want them before racing season, I'd order now or go with something else.
Sorry to hear that.. I must have ordered at just the right time, the eight I ordered a couple of weeks back showed up last week, ive started charging and cycle testing them before they go in planes. Maybe it won't take too long for their stock to be replenished. Hope not anyway
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I just ordered 10 from HK US warehouse instock.  $2.86/ea. Had them throw in an EF1 pack for another $28 in stock.  Like Fizz said, I must have hit it just right.
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Thanks everyone for your input. Have backordered some from HK. Have been able to borrow a couple for now off a flying buddy. Just can not believe how cheap they are.
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