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Old 03-13-2010, 08:38 AM   #1
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If you are like me you have several A/C parked in the garage and a couple inside plus I do not know how many battery pack laying around. All have been laying around since last fall with no attention. Take your meter and check them all for voltage before you charge them. The one I checked yesterday was still over 5V. I was doing the instillation on my Koyosho ME 109. If you find your Nicad or NmHi batteries will not hold their charge for over a month, then you probably have a bad cell. I made a plug from a couple of pieces of 1/8" X 1/4" spruce and a couple of "T" pins bent at 90 deg. I coloured one side black for negative. I have used this on both transmitter and receiver batteries of all kinds. I bought a box full of battery packs off Ebay. A couple of the transmitter packs would not hold their charge, so I stripped the covering off and checked each cell. I have several other transmitter packs, so I cut them in half lengthways and re soldered the lead. I glued them to a piece of 1/32" ply and wrapped them with tarp repair tape from Princess Auto. This makes a pack 4" X 1 1/4" X 5/8". It slips neatly under even a 4 oz tank.

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Old 03-13-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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Yup. its that time of year when we start pulling out our planes.

Check those batteries. Better yet, give them a few cycles and you will know for sure.
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