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jbrown287
02-09-2012, 09:08 PM
I just ordered my 450 pro and starting looking at batteries the site says...3s 2000-2300mah. What have you all found to work. Its going to be stock for a while so im not looking at the 6s stuff. If you can share a link to the battery it would be awesome.

espressonik
02-09-2012, 09:31 PM
Hi there. I have used the 2250 40c align battery with was not cheap and then after much researching online took the plunge on a much cheaper battery- the turnigy 2200 25-35c bought 2 on ebay and they have been excellent! I would honestly say they are superb. If you're a real stick banger you might need something more but for basic 3d and circuits go no further.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Turnigy-2200mAh-3S-11-1v-25C-35C-Lipo-Battery-X-2-UK-/330674273666?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item4cfdb8fd82

dannylightning
02-10-2012, 01:13 AM
best bang for the buck, gens ace packs 3 cell 2200mah not only good for the money but veery good packs unless you want to spend like 80 bucks each the gens ace are the way to go IMO

just about any 3 cell 2200 pack will work and fit... that is usually what people use..

DesJardins
02-10-2012, 03:17 AM
I ended up going Thunder Power's Pro power 65C 2250mAh.

If you look online you can find them for $52-56 a pack (yea higher prices than gens & Sky, crash warranty is pretty nice if needed and they are nice packs)

flynot2000
02-10-2012, 03:54 AM
I've had good luck with the Hyperion G3 VX (35C) batteries running around $48 on readyheli, $43 on amazon.

jbrown287
02-10-2012, 04:33 AM
Thanks for the replies, I was looking on HK and found a bunch of 2200- 2250 batteries. Probably try 2 or 3 different ones and then order more.

tomd27858
02-10-2012, 07:44 AM
I ended up going Thunder Power's Pro power 65C 2250mAh.

If you look online you can find them for $52-56 a pack (yea higher prices than gens & Sky, crash warranty is pretty nice if needed and they are nice packs)

I run TP's as well and really like the new two year warranty. No fussing with worrying about packs.

DesJardins
02-10-2012, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the replies, I was looking on HK and found a bunch of 2200- 2250 batteries. Probably try 2 or 3 different ones and then order more.

Don't mess with too many different packs as you'll have to remember cog with all the differences. Once I used TP's I haven't looked back and all packs balance being the same

:thumbup:

I run TP's as well and really like the new two year warranty. No fussing with worrying about packs.

Oh yea that is nice it's 2 years now!

Spoto
02-10-2012, 01:06 PM
best bang for the buck, gens ace packs 3 cell 2200mah not only good for the money but veery good packs unless you want to spend like 80 bucks each the gens ace are the way to go IMO

just about any 3 cell 2200 pack will work and fit... that is usually what people use..

Uh-oh.....I just ordered and received 2 of the gens ace 2600mah 3s packs. I was given the impression they would be fine. They are ever so slightly larger than my TP 2250 45c and I think about 1.2 oz's heavier. Won't be able to test them anytime soon I suspect.

flynot2000
02-10-2012, 02:13 PM
The 2600's fit a bit tight in my 450 pro 3gx, they will fit easy in a 450 Pro, the canopy is slightly larger I believe.

crf69
02-10-2012, 04:21 PM
i bought 3 gens ace 2200 55c packs:wow2:

i also have 3 Levego 2200 35c packs

jbrown287
02-10-2012, 04:46 PM
Where do you all buy the tp packs? I will check them out.

DesJardins
02-10-2012, 04:49 PM
Where do you all buy the tp packs? I will check them out.

Ampdraw in CA, they sell under MAP pricing at like $52 bucks I believe

dannylightning
02-10-2012, 05:38 PM
Thunder power packs are awesome but I can get more Gens ace packs since they cost less. If I had more money to throw around I would get the thunder powers, I had some a while ago and they are top notch, these days I choose the less expensive rout on packs. Some of these value packs are pretty darn good. I hate getting the value items for my helicopters but some inexpensive packs really do well

Sent from Samsung galaxy player, spelling and grammar might be worse than usual.....

tomd27858
02-10-2012, 07:08 PM
Take a look at RC Lipos. Their pricing is with shipping. Call Pat and tell him Tom Daniel sent you.

rbader1
02-10-2012, 09:22 PM
How about Genesis Power? 2200mah 65C

http://www.bananahobby.com/gp6522003s.html

Kinetic One
02-10-2012, 11:37 PM
If you're a newbie, try Sky Lipos from Hobbypartz. They're only about $17 each and if you treat them properly, they'll last. I have four of them and one Thunder Power. Two of the Sky Lipos have 65 flights on them each. The other two and the Thunder Power have about 85 flights on them each. All have crashed and all are still working fine. For my flying, (circles, figure 8's, FFF, just started inverted), I can't justify paying more when these work fine. I have the 2200 40C. The TP is a 2250 45C.

DesJardins
02-11-2012, 08:34 AM
I will personally stick with the TP's as it's your main power plant and some locals indeed have seen the inflight reset, after they stopped using their cheaper packs no resets from a power hungry FBL system and electronics.

Of course I personally don't know of it's from a power dumb on a cheaper pack or not but for the $25 dollar difference I went TP's. I only have 4 packs so it wasn't too bad on the wallet and I'm on a budget :dontknow

1004ron
02-11-2012, 10:30 AM
I will personally stick with the TP's as it's your main power plant and some locals indeed have seen the inflight reset, after they stopped using their cheaper packs no resets from a power hungry FBL system and electronics.Until we hear from these "locals" as to what makes them sure that the use of packs other than TP was the cause of their resets, it remains hear-say.

Of course I personally don't know of it's from a power dumb on a cheaper pack or not but for the $25 dollar difference I went TP's. I only have 4 packs so it wasn't too bad on the wallet and I'm on a budget :dontknow
I have been using Turnigy's for the past 18 months and they are near end of life, but never a hint of them causing a brown-out, and prior to your post above, I'd never heard of anyone experiencing a brown-out using budget 20C batteries.
You can use such claims to convince yourself and justify your purchase, but like me, I doubt that it's working on others.

For $25 you can get a good Gens Ace, and who needs the crash insurance on battery packs - not me, I'd rather have a few extra battery packs.

tomd27858
02-11-2012, 10:51 AM
Top performance is guaranteed if you buy TP. There are other packs that are on par with performance from the cheers on Gens Ace.

I like the fact that if I have any problems in 2 years they replace them. We put a lot of flights on ours so the piece of mind is worth it.

Some buy extended warranties and some do not. That is what is so cool about the lipo offerings right now. There is a lipo that fits everybody's wants and needs.

1004ron
02-11-2012, 10:56 AM
Top performance is guaranteed if you buy TP. There are other packs that are on par with performance from the cheers on Gens Ace.

I like the fact that if I have any problems in 2 years they replace them. We put a lot of flights on ours so the piece of mind is worth it.

Some buy extended warranties and some do not. That is what is so cool about the lipo offerings right now. There is a lipo that fits everybody's wants and needs.
That peace of mind comes at a cost. If the failure rate was high on other battery packs, such as Gens Ace and Turnigy, then it would be easier to justify the cost of that "peace of mind".

TBur
02-11-2012, 10:59 AM
I have similar question. Just ordered a 3gx. Was searching around to see if there was any specs for battery dimensions that would fit. Came up empty on that. As a noob I'm looking to sacrifice weight for longer flight. Seems like a typical dimension for the batt is 34X106X20. A 2550 opti pack is 44x137x20 . Would that size be a problem ?

tomd27858
02-11-2012, 11:03 AM
I totally agree.

A person that puts 50 to 60 flights a month on a pack has different justifications than one that puts 10 or 20.

I am die hard TP and have been watching the Gens Ace closely.

1004ron
02-11-2012, 11:06 AM
I have similar question. Just ordered a 3gx. Was searching around to see if there was any specs for battery dimensions that would fit. Came up empty on that. As a noob I'm looking to sacrifice weight for longer flight. Seems like a typical dimension for the batt is 34X106X20. A 2550 opti pack is 44x137x20 . Would that size be a problem ?
Take a look at the GENS ACE 2600mah 3S1P 11.1V 55C (http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-55c-2600-3s1p.html)
Size: 115.76 *34.08 * 24.51mm (L * W * H)
Weight: 238g
Sale Price: $28.35

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=381002

I think that those are at the limit on physical dimensions, but as you will note in that thread, they present a CG problem.

TBur
02-11-2012, 12:49 PM
Take a look at the GENS ACE 2600mah 3S1P 11.1V 55C (http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-55c-2600-3s1p.html)
Size: 115.76 *34.08 * 24.51mm (L * W * H)
Weight: 238g
Sale Price: $28.35

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=381002

I think that those are at the limit on physical dimensions, but as you will note in that thread, they present a CG problem.


Thanks - ill have enough to worry about so I'll stick to the smaller packs