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Old 04-24-2012, 07:42 AM
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Default Which battery pack for Battle Axe?

Guys, I'm currently building my 2nd (and 3rd for that matter) Battle Axe kits and need to pick up a couple batteries. I honestly can't remember what size pack I used in the first one, so I'm trying to figure out what fits. Obviously I'll probably go with a 4.8V AAA or 2/3AA pack but not sure if square or flat would be preferred for fitment reasons. Thought I would ask the guys who would know right off the bat.

I'm going to be using Hitec Minima 2.4 receivers so I did consider using 6V packs, but I'm probably just overthinking things there.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:15 PM
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Default RE: Which battery pack for Battle Axe?

I can't answer the flat or square pack question, but I use 2/3 AAA 400 mah flat packs from cheapbatterypacks.com on all my combat birds that weigh about an ounce.

I did however order some of these for my Open B ships and they have yet to arrive. LiFe 6.6 v 700 mah and weighs about an ounce and a half. Cost less that 3 bucks.
I know of several combat flyers using this pack with good results.

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Ahhhhh,  Hobby King snipes another victim.  Make sure and get one of these chargers   or equivalent.  This is what I use to charge for our Friday night electric combats. 
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Yes that is a good little charger, I bought the $17.99 version and it has been holding up great.

If it fails then my icharger will do the trick
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PERFECT

Because the only flames in combat should be the ones you target is going down in!
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Default RE: Which battery pack for Battle Axe?

I hadn't even thought of a little LiFe battery - I'm using them in some of my bigger planes already, so I may go that route. I already have the HobbyKing [link=http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__10327__HobbyKing_Quattro_4x6S_Lithium_Polymer_Mu lti_Charger_.html]Quattro charger,[/link] which I'm told uses the same circuitry as the Turnigy 6 - or four of them, rather.

edit: Doh! Backordered. [:@]
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