Well thats the nominal voltage on a 3 cell lipo.....fully charged it would be over 12 ......dont know if that would do anything or not....surely the voltage is regulated.
Why do it? There is no reason....for the added expense. Normally, you use LiPoly's to save weight...but weight is really of no real significance on a TX. I'd get NiMH and fly for a month without charging.What's to keep us from using a 3 cell lipo to power our tx's?
I was thinking pretty much the same....but without the admition that you don't fly much!! :lol: Most of us with the 1600 mAh NiMh get a weeks worth, for me that's 3 to 5 trips to the field, 4 or 5 flights a trip (more on weekends)3d-aholic said:Why do it? There is no reason....for the added expense. Normally, you use LiPoly's to save weight...but weight is really of no real significance on a TX. I'd get NiMH and fly for a month without charging.What's to keep us from using a 3 cell lipo to power our tx's?
Something doesn't add up here. That's pretty amazing you can get a 2100 size NiMH pack to fit where 8 AA's did before.ChuckAuger said:Yep, Radical RC has a 2100 Mah NiMh TX pack! And I thought the 1650 was bad ass
2100mah 9.6V NIMH Square TX Pack $32 + connector
Sanyo HR-AA-2100 Flat Pack. Ultimate capacity if you are sick of your TX running down. Yes, it's the same size as your current Square "AA" pack.
Gordo said:I can't imagine a "style of flying" that would bother NiMh. It's not like you can get too high a discharge in a tx, and I figure I get 6 or 8 hours of use and never get down very low, and charge in one hour. Now my cells are rated for c1, but if I had those 2100s I can't see how anyone wouldn't be able to charge them overnite when required.
My 9C came with 600 or so NiCads and within 6 months they wouldn't last more than 3 flights, and that IS due to flying style. I will oftem fly dawn to dark in the summer at least one day a week, that meant 2 to 3 fast charges in a day, NiCads didn't like that. :x
Anyway, I'm so totally thrilled with my 1600+ that I barely even think about TX power anymore. Basically, once or so a week, when the charger isn't busy with something else, I stick it in the tx and fill her up. just never think about it. OH, and I paid more than that Radical price for 500 MaHr less. But that's OK, I'm still happy.