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Old 04-05-2019, 10:06 AM
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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.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:36 AM
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Li-Ion for RX and life for the ecu (because I have too)
Old 04-05-2019, 10:51 AM
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2S LiFe (real A123 actually) for the receivers
3S Life for the ECU
Old 04-05-2019, 10:57 AM
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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
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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
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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
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2 S LiPo for Rxers
3 S LiFe for ECUs
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Real A123 (2 cel) for RX. LiFe (3 cel) for ecu. Bulletproof and charges in the jet.
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"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.

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A123's for the Rx
2S Lipo for the ECU
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Originally Posted by joeflyer View Post
A123's for the Rx
2S Lipo for the ECU
Ditto.
Old 04-05-2019, 01:38 PM
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2S LiFe (real A123 actually) for the receivers
3S Life for the ECU__________________
Same for me
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Ions for RX and either LiFe or Lipo for ECU
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Definitely LiFe A123 all around.
Old 04-05-2019, 09:43 PM
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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
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I'm the black sheep i still use NiMh. 2x 6V 2000mah packs. Never had a failure
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Specifically what brands are everyone using for the Life?
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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.
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Kingtech for the ECU
Receiver packs I get from WrongwayRC
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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+1 on ED A123s

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