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Old 06-13-2014, 12:55 PM
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I have a 3 cell 2600 lipo with a 2009 date on it.

Just wondering about it, I cycled it, charged to 12.6 V and discharged at .5 amps.

I got 2100 out of it at 10.55 V's, well that's about 80%. I know there is more below 10.55V but what does any one think of this.

Should I take it out of use????

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Old 06-16-2014, 07:01 AM
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It's showing its age for sure. Have you flown with it? Every lipo I've had has gone up in its internal resistance which gave anemic performance before their capacity started to go away.
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I have some that old and I use them for other appications like powering my fuel pump. They still balance o.k so why not?
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That's what I use them for as well
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I decided to put it to rest. Its not worth loosing a plane over, guess if I get 5 years out of one I can't complain. I don't have another use for it.

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