Flight time with full charge... - RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum
RCCanada - Canada's Radio Control Hobby Forum
Electronics Discuss radios, chargers, etc...

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-24-2003, 10:39 AM   #1
RCC Junior Contributor
JVFan's Avatar
I am: Yves Sabourin
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Laval, Qc, Canada

Feedback: 1 / 100%
Posts: 186
Total Props: 0
Flight time with full charge...

       Remove this ad - become a site supporter!
I have a JR 421 and I would like to how long I can fly or work with a full battery charge on the recever and the transmitter?

If it's not to much, How can I get a fast charge in the field?

I'm a newbie, so I ask!

"R-SABY 50"
Laval, Quebec (Canada)
MAAC 71660
JVFan is offline   Quick reply to this message.

Sponsored Links - Subscribe to remove this ad.
Old 12-24-2003, 03:48 PM   #2
RCC Supreme Contributor
I am: Bob D.
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Whitby, Ontario
Radio of choice:
Futaba 12FG
# of RCs: 1+

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 3,311
Total Props: 0
Hi JVFan,

it really depends on what batteries you have now. What is the Mah rating? Are they Nicad or Nimh? The transmitter can last anywhere from 30 minutes up to a few hours depending in part on time of year (winter vs summer), battery specs and how you fly. The plane, as a rule of thumb is approx 4 flights with a 6-700Mah pack but again depends on type of servos, amount of control you fly with, how often you move the control surfaces etc etc.

I'm not trying to be difficult but there are many factors involved in flight times.

For a basic trainer, the flight pack (plane battery) is 3-4 flights before a charge is needed (this is summer times, winter time is less as batteries deplete quicker in the cold.)

To fast charge at the field you will need a fast charger (e.g .Hobbico Field Charger MK II), the proper leads and a 12 volt power source.

Hope this helps some, if not I'm sure someone else will pipe in


Bob D.
Ajax RC Club
Indoor Aero-Choppers
Member of MAAC since I joined

Lighten Up, Life is waaaaaayyyy too short
Nuker is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 12-24-2003, 04:51 PM   #3
RCC Contributor
Frenchman's Avatar
I am: Rene B
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kitchener Ontario

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 461
Total Props: 0
I found that when I was learning to fly with my eagle 2 trainer and 600 MAh plane and transmitter packs that I could get 7 to 8 20 minute flights with no problem. mind you this was in the months of June and July when the temperature was warm. As Nuker said a lot depends on the type of servos etc. You should always carry a meter with you and check your aircraft batteries after 3 to 4 flights. That will give you a pretty good idea as to the draw on your batteries and how long you can fly

MAAC # 68775
Frenchman is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 12-24-2003, 10:37 PM   #4
RCC Pro Contributor
4*60's Avatar
I am: Dennis M
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 50 52 38 -119 22 14
Radio of choice:
# of RCs: 14

Feedback: 7 / 100%
Posts: 1,831
Total Props: 7
I have seen up to 10 demo flights on a Kadet LT-40 in the middle of summer and have been assured that you can pretty well fly for a couple of hours if all charged up.
As mentioned depends on pack mah, condition and operating temperatures.
Won't the transmitter warn you? Mine has come close but never has sounded the alarm at the field.
A good basic quick charger is the Hobbico Quick Field Charger MKII. The MKII is for nicads plus whereas the original is for nicads.
4*60 is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 12-25-2003, 07:46 AM   #5
RCC Junior Contributor
JVFan's Avatar
I am: Yves Sabourin
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Laval, Qc, Canada

Feedback: 1 / 100%
Posts: 186
Total Props: 0
Thanks Bob

You really help me on the life of a charge, I gone begin with the pack I get with my new JR 421 and when I get my wing I'm gone look for a fast field charger.

Best wishes for Christmas ans New year
"R-SABY 50"
Laval, Quebec (Canada)
MAAC 71660
JVFan is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionally, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Name
Your first name and last initial is required if you plan on using the forum.
Which city & province you live in. This is mandatory for classified listings.
Radio of choice?
Which radio is your current favorite to use?
Number of RC Vehicles?
How many boats, cars, planes do you own?


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
vBulletin Message

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.