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Turnigy Update

Went flying this Saturday and I have to admit the Protos just wasn’t flying as well as it used to be. It seemed down on power and as I had begun to suspect the batteries are beginning to get tired.

In fact so bad was the the situation with one of them (2450Mah)  that one of the cells was showing 2.76v and wouldn’t charge and I have had to dispose of it.  The other one I had the (2650mAh) charged but one of the cells was left at 4.14v.

This made me think, have they been good value should I buy again?  I have checked Hobbyking for when I brought them and it goes like this:

10th Jan 2010 Turnigy 6S 30C 2450mAh $50.72/£32.46 GBP (inc del)
24th Jan 2010 Turnigy 6S 30C 2650mAh $61.79/£39.55 GBP (inc del)

I fly mostly Saturday and Sundays so based on that assumption since the beginning of Feb there has been 33 weekends (Its now 19th September).  Each Saturday I normally charge and discharge it twice.  Therefore I have had 132 flights per battery.  This works out at:

Turnigy 6S 30C 2450mAh $0.38/£0.24 GBP per flight.
Turnigy 6S 30C 2650mAh $0.46/£0.29 GBP per flight.

I think this is pretty good, especially when you consider I have actually had more flights than this as I have been on holiday an used them 3/4 times a day for 3 or more days.

It is also worth noting that except for the one that the cell died the other battery is fine for learning etc.. I am trying to learn 3D so I give my batteries a pretty tough time. I always discharge to 80% of capacity and then charge at 1C.

If your not as hard as me on the batteries and fly in a sport style then they will probably last a lot longer. Overall though a great value battery that is good value for money and performance.

Give me power!

Got home today after an evening fly to find the postman had delivered the batteries I had ordered from HobbyKing (click here).

Turnigy Nano-Tech 6S 5000mAh

Turnigy Nano-Tech 6S 5000mAh

When I brought the T-Rex 550E I also got 2x Align 4600mAh packs. Ideally I think you need 4 packs (4 flights) or it is a pain when at the field. You can normally charge a pack then and keep flying. Therefore I thought I should try the 6S 5000mAh Turnigy Nano-Tech’s. They seem to work well on the Protos so why not.

They come with 10 gauge wire so I should be able to get them into the EC3 connectors that I use.  I should have them working by this weekend so I will update the blog with my first impressions then.

Turnigy nano-tech

Turnigy 2650mah

Turnigy 2650mah

Just ordered a new 6s 2650mAh battery for the Protos from HobbyKing (see here) for $51.99 (£35) delivered. The nano-tech series has just been released and claims 25c to 50c it will be interesting to see if what it behaves like.

I currently have 2 Turnigy batteries for the Protos (2450mAh and 2650mAh) and think they are great and good value for money.  They don’t get excessively hot whilst doing 3D and so far have balanced fine.

Will let you know when I get them in 10-14 days time…