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Old 02-12-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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OK you DA experts. Does the DA 50R prefer a 6.0v source for the ignition or will 4.8v work almost as well?
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I use a 4.8 volt 1200 mah NICD pack on my DA 50, never had a problem. Usually I get 5 - 6 flights on a charge and the pack is probably good for more.

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Hi Jim :
I once contacted DA about that very subject and they told me that a 1000 mAh 4.8 V battery was perfectly adequate. And that if I were to use a 5V pack that I should use a 4.8 V regulator.The range they give you in the instructions 4.8-6V covers the full to empty range of a 4 cell pack.
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:27 AM   #4
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Hi Jim

How about some 2000 ma sub C batteries.

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I use a fromeco 2400 li ion with a 4.8 v regulator myself

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I use 6 Volts

I have a 6 Volt, 1900 mah pack on my DA 50. No regulator, and I have had no problems yet. Jared
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Im currently running five engines from 35 to 60cc and the biggest battery pack I have ever used is 1400MAH 4.8 volts.
Dont see any advantage in using 6 volts.
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Old 05-20-2006, 05:24 AM   #9
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I have used a NiMH 5 cell 1800 mah pack for 2 years with no problem on my DA50-R. The instructions said 4.8 to 6.0 volts and I assumed more is better but this may not be the case. My CH ignition for a BME .90 states 4.8 volts only.

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I use a 4.8V, 1500-2000 NiMh, no problems thus far. However they DON"T like losing a cell. Don't ask how I know, .
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