Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > RC Jets
Reload this Page >

Which Batteries you prefer for your jets

Notices
RC Jets Discuss RC jets in this forum plus rc turbines and ducted fan power systems

Which Batteries you prefer for your jets

Old 04-05-2019, 10:06 AM
  #1  
E.N.T.
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Juan, , PUERTO RICO (USA)
Posts: 1,134
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Which Batteries you prefer for your jets

Just trying to obtain input from all of you and why:
  1. Li-po
  2. Li-ion
  3. Li-fe
  4. Li-Mg
  5. Others
Thanks for your info.
hmarmaizmd717
Old 04-05-2019, 10:36 AM
  #2  
Dansy
My Feedback: (53)
 
Dansy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Prescott, Ont.
Posts: 1,726
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Li-Ion for RX and life for the ecu (because I have too)
Old 04-05-2019, 10:51 AM
  #3  
BarracudaHockey
My Feedback: (11)
 
BarracudaHockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 23,898
Received 24 Likes on 17 Posts
Default

2S LiFe (real A123 actually) for the receivers
3S Life for the ECU
Old 04-05-2019, 10:57 AM
  #4  
Zeeb
My Feedback: (41)
 
Zeeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: St George, Utah UT
Posts: 5,132
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

4S2P 1100 mah size A123's for the rx, 3S LiFe required for the ECU with the KingTech's and they work fine for the JetCats.
Old 04-05-2019, 11:01 AM
  #5  
Auburn02
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 821
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
2S LiFe (real A123 actually) for the receivers
3S Life for the ECU
This all day. Can charge them in the plane, able to charge them and leave them without worrying about them puffing if you charge but don't fly, and they hold their charge forever.
Old 04-05-2019, 11:40 AM
  #6  
camss69
My Feedback: (46)
 
camss69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 1,557
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Dansy View Post
Li-Ion for RX and life for the ecu (because I have too)
Same for me.
Old 04-05-2019, 11:42 AM
  #7  
Len Todd
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Baldwin, MI
Posts: 1,359
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

2 S LiPo for Rxers
3 S LiFe for ECUs
Old 04-05-2019, 12:06 PM
  #8  
tp777fo
My Feedback: (28)
 
tp777fo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 3,096
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Real A123 (2 cel) for RX. LiFe (3 cel) for ecu. Bulletproof and charges in the jet.
Old 04-05-2019, 12:42 PM
  #9  
aehaas
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Venice, FL
Posts: 217
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

"Real A123 LiFe (2 cel) for RX. LiFe (3 cel) for ecu. Bulletproof and charges in the jet."

And same for me. You can leave LiFe batteries fully charged but LiPo batteries must be brought back to 3.8V/cell within 24 hours or they lose capacity over time. LiFe batteries do not blow up as a LiPo can. These must be charged outside the plane. Not a problem With LiFe batteries. Basically I will never use a LiPo again unless I Have To.

AEHaas
Old 04-05-2019, 12:47 PM
  #10  
joeflyer
My Feedback: (47)
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Plymouth, MI
Posts: 2,825
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

A123's for the Rx
2S Lipo for the ECU
Old 04-05-2019, 12:52 PM
  #11  
wildnloose
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 1,136
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by joeflyer View Post
A123's for the Rx
2S Lipo for the ECU
Ditto.
Old 04-05-2019, 01:38 PM
  #12  
sirrom
My Feedback: (4)
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 1,015
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

2S LiFe (real A123 actually) for the receivers
3S Life for the ECU__________________
Same for me
Old 04-05-2019, 01:39 PM
  #13  
FenderBean
 
FenderBean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 6,705
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Ions for RX and either LiFe or Lipo for ECU
Old 04-05-2019, 04:22 PM
  #14  
rcflyguy_26
My Feedback: (8)
 
rcflyguy_26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Findlay, OH
Posts: 526
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Old 04-05-2019, 05:44 PM
  #15  
SECRET AGENT
My Feedback: (18)
 
SECRET AGENT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Bush, LA
Posts: 1,260
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Definitely LiFe A123 all around.
Old 04-05-2019, 09:43 PM
  #16  
Dave Wilshere
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Watford, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 11,130
Likes: 0
Received 26 Likes on 25 Posts
Default

In the U.K. most people use 2s Li-Po Rx and ECU. Powerbox is the main power supply and distributor and we are starting to see more people use the Powerbox batteries with built in chargers in larger models.
Old 04-05-2019, 10:29 PM
  #17  
LGM Graphix
My Feedback: (22)
 
LGM Graphix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Abbotsford, BC, CANADA
Posts: 5,649
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

I'm the black sheep i still use NiMh. 2x 6V 2000mah packs. Never had a failure
Old 04-06-2019, 08:05 AM
  #18  
nil24
My Feedback: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Eureka, CA
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Specifically what brands are everyone using for the Life?
Old 04-06-2019, 08:38 AM
  #19  
camss69
My Feedback: (46)
 
camss69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 1,557
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by nil24 View Post
Specifically what brands are everyone using for the Life?
Im using the Kingtech Life for my ECU..

Fromeco for LiIon RX packs.
Old 04-06-2019, 09:41 AM
  #20  
BarracudaHockey
My Feedback: (11)
 
BarracudaHockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 23,898
Received 24 Likes on 17 Posts
Default

Kingtech for the ECU
Receiver packs I get from WrongwayRC
Old 04-06-2019, 10:01 AM
  #21  
Zeeb
My Feedback: (41)
 
Zeeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: St George, Utah UT
Posts: 5,132
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
Kingtech for the ECU
Receiver packs I get from WrongwayRC
Same here, KingTech has some big LiFe batteries for the ECU's and you can use those batteries for the JetCats unless you have an older ECU that has not been modified to accept the LiFe's. The good part about buying the other batteries from WrongWayRC is that those are all genuine A123 cells.
Old 04-06-2019, 10:03 AM
  #22  
Zeeb
My Feedback: (41)
 
Zeeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: St George, Utah UT
Posts: 5,132
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by rcflyguy_26 View Post
Man, I haven't seen one of those since I was a kid flying control line models.....
Old 04-06-2019, 01:12 PM
  #23  
Edgar Perez
My Feedback: (13)
 
Edgar Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Gurabo, PUERTO RICO (USA)
Posts: 2,321
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by nil24 View Post
Specifically what brands are everyone using for the Life?
Electro Dynamics A123 for receivers/servos
Old 04-06-2019, 04:51 PM
  #24  
JSF-TC
My Feedback: (2)
 
JSF-TC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 988
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

2x 5200mAh Jeti Li-Ions in both my jets. Both feed into the CB200/ CB400 for redundancy, plus a split off from one battery to also run the ECU. Starting the turbine is the limiting factor and I can get 4-5 flights before I need to charge. If I can start the engine, I have plenty of battery to fly.

They hold charge for months. Charge them as LiPo even though they are Li-Ion due to the charge protection.

Paul
Old 04-06-2019, 05:17 PM
  #25  
tp777fo
My Feedback: (28)
 
tp777fo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 3,096
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

+1 on ED A123s

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.