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Old 01-15-2014, 09:22 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Can someone quickly confirm these Optipower 6s 1400 50c packs are the ones that fit? Does anyone have a pic of them in the heli mounted?

http://www.experiencerc.com/store/op...0-p-15671.html
Here you go. Perfect CG and the canopy is easy to get on.





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Old 01-19-2014, 11:19 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Fortunately for me, my LHS carries Gens Ace 6S 40C 1400mah LiPo so i have a pair of them at the moment for my X3. the fit is perfect length wise, and the width is perfect provided you use the thin velco described earlier in the thread (got mine at Home Depot).

I set my timer for 4 mins and bring it in for landing after the timer goes and the cells are at 3.8v (about 15-25 secs to get her landed safely back to me). I'm pretty happy with them. keep in mind, its winter here so between the extreme cold, and the fact that i am only capable of light 3D, my times may significantly change once the weather gets warmer and i start to push it.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:49 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Glacier 6s 1200mah batts are for sale. Heads up!

http://www.buddyrc.com/glacier-30c-1...th-t-plug.html
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:07 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Hi,
its too large, isn't it?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...50L_Heli_.html

New, light, strong (?), but 120 mm.

I do not dare to order "just for checking"

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Old 01-24-2014, 05:13 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Man someone has to be first!

I might just wait for them to reach the US warehouse...
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:55 AM   #86 (permalink)
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Glacier 6s 1200mah batts are for sale. Heads up!

http://www.buddyrc.com/glacier-30c-1...th-t-plug.html
Was hoping for higher c rating, is 30c good?
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:08 AM   #87 (permalink)
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If they are a "true" 30C that means 36 Amps continuous, more than enough...

72Amp burst... oh yeah!

If they really are a "true" 30C then they are the best value I have seen... I just have 30+ 6S 450 size packs so I can't justify any more...
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:16 PM   #88 (permalink)
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Pretty sure gens ace are rebadged for buddyrc as Glacier. my guess is they are the GA 1200 40C and "under rated" like my glaciers for the X5. Ill bite on a couple and report back.
Hate cutting off deans plugs though...
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:18 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Good to have more battery options, and Glaciers are good.

Perhaps you can ping them and they can remove them for you before shipping.
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Hate cutting off deans plugs though...
Yeah, me too. Fortunately the batteries I order either come with the plug I need already soldered on (HobbyKing XT60) or with no plug at all

XT60 is my connector of choice for almost everything I have. I absolutely hate deans though
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Yeah, me too. Fortunately the batteries I order either come with the plug I need already soldered on (HobbyKing XT60) or with no plug at all

XT60 is my connector of choice for almost everything I have. I absolutely hate deans though

Oh man I was going to send you a battery, but since you hate Deans, you wouldn't want it...
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I would certainly take the battery, , but the connector would be changed to XT60

I just don't like it when deans come pre-soldered on form the factory. Deans just aren't good anymore IMO.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:29 PM   #93 (permalink)
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LMAO, in 7 years and countless flights, I have not had a deans fail yet...

if they were good 5 years ago, what has changed to make them no good... anymore?

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Main thing is that the soldering is such a PITA. XT60's are a breeze to solder. Deans not so much... unless you have 7 years of experience doing it


otherwise, they also don't handle as much current as XT60's as I've heard, and they are easier to be unplugged in flight. XT60's are, in my opinion anyway, much more secure. Also harder to 'accidentally' short a battery with XT60. I only used deans once just to try it and immediately changed back to XT60's I would like to only have one connector type for my 450's please
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I bought a bag of those XT60s to convert my whole fleet... They were such a PITA to solder, I said freak it!
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:39 PM   #96 (permalink)
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Gosh, I love my XT60's and XT90's. Never had any problem soldering them. The trick is to have a male and female plugged together when you solder them.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:20 PM   #97 (permalink)
 
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I bought a bag of those XT60s to convert my whole fleet... They were such a PITA to solder, I said freak it!
Lol, stick the wire in the hole, heat up the wire for a sec, put solder in there with it (quite a bit for a good joint) and you're done


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I used to only use Deans and mini Deans on everything, but even with a lot of experience soldering them the XT60's I found much easier. After almost losing my Trex500 due to a bad solder joint on a Deans (luckily hadn't completely let go before I noticed it) I switched my 500 to XT90's and am very happy with them as well. They take a bit of heat to get soldered, but rock solid once done. With a Deans there's no mechanical joint, just solder. With an XT60/90 there's not a hard mechanical joint (like two wires twisted before soldering), but at least the solder joint goes completely around the wire. I used a 40 watt iron to solder them, tin my wires and connector before soldering, then just reheat, stuff the wire into the hole, make sure the solder on the wire melts and take heat away quick. The fact that many of the Hobbyking batteries come with XT60's preinstalled is a bonus. I still use Deans on my smaller models and mini Deans on my tiny planks, but anything with any real current I use the XT's. There's probably better, and everybody has a favorite, but I've been really happy with them so far.

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As long as the battery wire is 12G or smaller the XT60s would be east to solder, but the cup is too small for 10Gauge...
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As long as the battery wire is 12G or smaller the XT60s would be east to solder, but the cup is too small for 10Gauge...
Yup, I have 10G on my 500, that's why I went with XT90's on that. The XT60's are 12G and under.....yes, I tried that too, haha!!

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