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Battery size for SuperXtra

Old 01-05-2009, 10:54 PM
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Hey John I am waiting for the super Xtra I ordered and was working out details of building it in my own mind before it arrives, my question is what size battery (in mah size) do you reccomend for the superXtra, the mtor specs call for a 1200 to 2100 mah 3s lipo. I have a set of micro digital servos I plan on using and would like the most battery life without making it fly like a tank. Your recomendation would be appreciated.
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If it matters I ordered the Hacker A20-20L also with a 20 amp speed control....
Old 01-05-2009, 11:41 PM
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with that power setup Ive used 1200mah (throttle sparingly), but recommend 1600mah or so, 2100 is in my opinion too big. Ive gotten 12+minute flights out of a 1200mah, only time you need full throttle is a vertical upline, all 3D is done from 1/4 to 1/2 anyway.
Old 01-05-2009, 11:49 PM
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Have you flown it with the 2100 ? Is it too heavy I am thinking...
Old 01-06-2009, 12:30 AM
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I never did, just for that reason, wanted to keep it light, but keep in mind this is a 45" wingspan plane, its big and can handle some weight if it needs to.
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Well thanks for the input I may try it ...I also have access to some 1350 thunder power batts I can try then. If I need to I can buy a couple of the right size....Well I cant wait to see this thing I have landing gear and servos everything else is coming so now to work on paint scheme.....
Thanks for the fast response .... and your help....en1....
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no problem! Enjoy, its on its way to you.

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