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Old 12-26-2003, 02:55 PM   #1
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350mAh Nicd vs 150mAh in GWS Tigermoth?

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I just got a GWS Tigermoth for Christmas, and after installing the radio, I realized that the battery that came with the flight pack was the wrong size (7.2V 350mAh instrad of the 150mAh). I phoned Hobby Hobby to ask them about exchanging the battery for a smaller one, and they said that the larger (heavyer) 350mAh battery would work fine, and would give longer flight times. They told me to just modify the battery compartment to make it fit. I like the idea of having double the flight time, but I'm a little concerned about the weight. Has anyone tried using the larger 7.2V pack in a tigermoth? Is so, did it make much of a difference? Pros, Cons?
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Old 12-27-2003, 06:33 PM   #2
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If you are flying indoor I would go with the 150s.Outdoor you can use the bigger packs.Heres a good Tiger Moth link.
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I was flying a 150 mAh in my pico cub for the summer. By fall, I wanted a bigger pack. I saw in the instruction manual that you can also use the 270 mAh pack. At the GWS website, they say that the 350 and 270 mAh packs are the same size.

My cub flew just as well with the 270 mAh pack. I now have it in a bantam biplane and it works great. I'm sure that the GWS tigermoth will fly just as well.
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Old 01-05-2004, 08:08 AM   #4
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I have the same plane and tried the 7.2V 270mA
not greath ...

I upped it to 8.4V 350mA and I'm very happy

the extra 1.2V really helped
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