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Old 09-04-2008, 03:20 AM
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Please excuse me if I'm asking a newbish question. I just started back into RC flying and am brand new to electric flying. My question is..I have an Electcistar select, and the manual says to use (2) 7.4 v 3200mah 20c LiPo batteries. I have been looking around at a lot of different retailers online and I can't seem to find that battery. It says I could use (2) 7 cell 8.4v 3200 mah NiMh batteries as well.
The plane is totally stock out of the box. Are there different configurations of batteries I could use that would give me the same power/duration as the reccommended batteries?
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:31 AM
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http://www.fmadirect.com/detail.htm?...255&section=69

This is one that would work.

Big 2 Cell Lipos.....expensive, too.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:19 AM
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If the batteries are needed in "series" which doubles the voltage then you're basically looking at a 4s Li-po. It would be cheaper to run two 2s than buying a 4s with that mah.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-LIPO-LI-PO-B...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:31 AM
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If you are just getting back into flying I would suggest you get the NiMH batteries. They are far more forgiving of crash damages. You can easily destroy a Lipo in a crash that NiMHs would shrug off.

Once you get to a proficient level you could then go to lipos.

There is a reason (other than price) most beginner planes come with good old round cells.

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Do they say to connect them in series for 14.8 volts? If that is the case, and being a big fan of Apogee Batteries I would visit their website. I see 2cell 3800 Mah which would require two or 4 cell would require one. I suggest you phone them for a recommendation and technical assistance. They offer excellent assistance. Advise if I may help.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:05 PM
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]Do they say to connect them in series for 14.8 volts? If that is the case, and being a big fan of Apogee Batteries I would visit their website. I see 2cell 3800 Mah which would require two or 4 cell would require one. I suggest you phone them for a recommendation and technical assistance. They offer excellent assistance. Advise if I may help.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Twmaster View Post
If you are just getting back into flying I would suggest you get the NiMH batteries. They are far more forgiving of crash damages. You can easily destroy a Lipo in a crash that NiMHs would shrug off.

Once you get to a proficient level you could then go to lipos.

There is a reason (other than price) most beginner planes come with good old round cells.

Happy Skies!
Listen to what Twmaster is telling you the NIMH batteries will be good for you to relearn and will withstand a lot of mishaps. Then later you can go to lipo batteries.

...Keith...
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Thanks for all the quick replies everyone, and I am going to get some NiMh for the inevitable "break in" period of my flying skills. My LHS has the recommended NiMh batteries so that won't be a problem. I'm just looking down the road for when I've had some good landings and when I have the Tx dialed in for my style of flying.

Also, the batteries are to be connected in series.
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Great that your LHS has the batteries!

Good luck, calm skies and welcome back to the hobby!
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