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Old 06-27-2012, 09:41 AM
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Here's a video I made on how I converted my dx8 to a 2s lipo balance plug for power. I was really un-happy with the amount of charge time I took for my stock battery to charge and how even if charged for 12+ hours had lousy battery life. I then looked at buying the upgrade lipo from Spektrum until I seen the price. I'm sure this has been done several times, this is just how I did it and thought I would share.
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That looks like it worked out quite well. Are you using the built in charging system, or balance charging by opening the battery compartment to get to the balance tap on the battery?
The next time you need a pack check out these folks located here in the States.
http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst.../dx8-lipo.html
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Here's a video I made on how I converted my dx8 to a 2s lipo balance plug for power. I was really un-happy with the amount of charge time I took for my stock battery to charge and how even if charged for 12+ hours had lousy battery life. I then looked at buying the upgrade lipo from Spektrum until I seen the price. I'm sure this has been done several times, this is just how I did it and thought I would share.
My HK 4000mah Tx LiPo was $17 and has the circuitry in it like the HH Tx LiPo. I charge it once a month.
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Thanks. So far so good. I plan on taking it out and charging on a better charger, as I am sure it will charge much faster and balance better.

I've ordered from Valuehobby before and no issues. I had the 2s 1000mah lipo sitting spare, I was flying in a 800mm fms warbird, but I since converted that plane to 3s so I had this just sitting at storage voltage with no home. Was cheaper then buying new. I try to find uses for all the things I already have before buying something new.

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That looks like it worked out quite well. Are you using the built in charging system, or balance charging by opening the battery compartment to get to the balance tap on the battery?
The next time you need a pack check out these folks located here in the States.
http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst.../dx8-lipo.html
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