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toolguy420
01-26-2010, 05:19 AM
Hey all - I've got a 500 ESP on the way (supposed to be here today!) and I'm looking for some battery advice. I am not into any 3D; just some circuits and mild sport flying at this point. Is there a reasonably priced pack out there that is reliable as well, and is not going to take a crap after only a few cycles? If I can buy 2 decent batteries for about the same price as one kick-a$$ pack, I'd rather go that route for now. Thanks for all input.

Paulice
01-26-2010, 05:25 AM
There are "Winforce 6S 3000 mha 35C that are very good I have 5 of them and not a problem so far they are from HK and about 10 days to Europe
http://cgi.ebay.ch/35c-22-2v-3000mAh-LiPo-6-CELL-6S-22-2-RC-Battery-WF_W0QQitemZ120413816696QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Toys Games_RadioControlled_JN?hash=item1c09390778
is the link to one but look for all as the price do go up and down!

Jermo
01-26-2010, 05:26 AM
hobbyking.com shipping is slow but their batteries are perfect for learning/sport flying imho.

PTcaflyer
01-26-2010, 06:18 AM
I have 2 of those Winn force Batts.... 1 is a 6s and the other is a 5s...wish I would of got both 6s
but it was and experiment anyway. They are GREAT ! No puffing and balance charge with no problems...
I just got a BLUE LIPO from Hobbbypartz in 6s and like it too....Even cheaper and no waiting for it to come in from HK !
PT:thumbup:

Slyster
01-26-2010, 11:50 AM
I like these 3300's for long flight times... 7+ minutes at 100% idle up.. some prefer the 3000's or even the 2650's for lighter faster heli.

But.. they are all good! Look at the price!

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9503

Wolfpackin
01-26-2010, 05:54 PM
What's the word on Zippy Flightmax vs. Turnigy on the 6S batteries?
Is one better than the other?

Slyster
01-26-2010, 06:13 PM
I did a lot of asking around.. even did a poll... (see below).. nearly 50 50... I just chose Turnigys for my 500 and 550. Cooler label.

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=178676

Wolfpackin
01-26-2010, 07:10 PM
LOL, and thanks for the link.

ryem3
01-26-2010, 09:38 PM
I used the cheapies from HeliDirect for $80 each. The 6s 2500's. They are really fine with good power. You'll find in a hurry that 3s batteries suck. I went to the new Hyperion batteries and they were not that much more money and should last much longer and they have a lot more power.

toolguy420
01-26-2010, 10:30 PM
Got my ESP today...WOO-HOO!

Thanks for all the info, guys :thumbup: Looks like I have 4 choices:

WinForce, Zippy FM, Blue & Turnigy

Decisions, decisions... :arggg:


I just got a BLUE LIPO from Hobbbypartz in 6s and like it too....Even cheaper and no waiting for it to come in from HK !
PT:thumbup:

This one? Is 20C enough for the T-Rex 500?
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/9025/bluelipo6s2650.jpg

Slyster
01-26-2010, 10:51 PM
I'd got 30C for sure... (and I like 3300mah for long flight times)

But here are the Turnigy 2650's... $47.00 each!

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9268

grahats
01-27-2010, 04:18 AM
I am going to use the blue lipos. Ordered 2 30C 2200 6S and 2 30C 2650 6S from them and they arrived in 4 days. It will be a couple weeks before I get around to finishing this to see if I prefer the larger or smaller batteries.

teef_au
01-27-2010, 09:43 PM
My 20C turnigys puffed badly in just a couple of weeks of mild sports flying.

NorthNJMark
01-27-2010, 10:00 PM
just for the heck of it, i had tried 2 3S 2200 pack's that were kinda on the way out, and they were only 20C, i got 4 min out of it doing some pretty moderate 3D and they were PUFFED like i never seen a pack puff before......

on the other hand i also have 2 3S 2200 turnigy pack's, but they are 35C, and i can get a good 4:30 almost 5 min of pretty aggressive flying with no puffing at all...

i've definatly had better luck with the turnigy pack's... even with the 600, i've consitantly gotten more power and cycle's with the turnigy pack's......

just my .02

Mark

helijack
01-27-2010, 11:17 PM
Got my ESP today...WOO-HOO!

Thanks for all the info, guys :thumbup: Looks like I have 4 choices:

WinForce, Zippy FM, Blue & Turnigy

Decisions, decisions... :arggg:



This one? Is 20C enough for the T-Rex 500?
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/9025/bluelipo6s2650.jpg

It is my humble opinion that on a 500 class heli, anything under 30C is just not enough.

skyfrog
01-27-2010, 11:25 PM
+1 The only way to go!! :thumbup:

I'd got 30C for sure... (and I like 3300mah for long flight times)

But here are the Turnigy 2650's... $47.00 each!

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9268

toolguy420
01-28-2010, 04:32 AM
How about this one:
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8738/bluelipo40c2650.jpg

NorthNJMark
01-28-2010, 06:18 AM
How about this one:
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8738/bluelipo40c2650.jpg

now THAT would be a pretty good choice... 40C and a 2650Mah... should get you in the area of 6 to 6:30 min depending on how you fly...maybe even longer if your style is quite reserved.....

toolguy420
01-29-2010, 11:43 AM
...if your style is quite reserved.....

now THAT would be a good description of my style :thumbup:

Will any of the batteries we are "talking" about fit the Rex 500 without having to modify it?

daniel9314
01-29-2010, 12:57 PM
The 3000 and 3300 will be a tight fit with the stock canopy. You can move the battery tray, or just try one of the Fusuno canopies that has a lot more room.

ginnz
01-30-2010, 10:01 AM
ill go with Slyster on this.... i like the Turnigy, or Flightmax 2650's. they fit well, and are cheap. i also have a bunch of the zippy 3000 mAh packs, theyve done real well for me as well, their just a bit bigger.:)

Slyster
01-30-2010, 03:48 PM
I sponsor Hobby City.......


http://www.slyster.com/heli/chernobyl.jpg

Wolfpackin
01-30-2010, 04:32 PM
Since you seem to have put those chargers and batteries to the test...
How does the Accucel6 charger handle the 6S 3000mAh batteries?

Slyster
01-30-2010, 04:38 PM
Wonderfully! Of course the -6 chargers are 50W... so they max out at 2.1A or so... so the batteries are going to charge at .6c or something and take longer. I bought two of the -8 chargers so I could go up to 5A on my 5000mah lipos.

Wolfpackin
01-30-2010, 06:33 PM
... so they max out at 2.1A or so...

Thanks, I didn't know that and it's something to consider.
It must take at least 1 1/2 hours to charge a 3000mAh battery. :(