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Old 02-29-2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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I am working on getting my little Elite FP ready for the spring. I am tired of those NiMH bird seed pieces of junk. I hate only getting 4 minute flights. I have a Hobbico Quick MKII charger that will do up to 3 cell Li-Po's. But I have no clue about how to safely use these batteries. As I am new to whole electric side of the hobby.

Oh and for those of you using hummingbirds with collective pitch. Do they fly any different? Will it teach me autos? I ask because I have the upgrade parts and am just wondering if it's worth while.

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Old 02-29-2008, 06:41 PM   #2
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I had a Hummingbird V3 (FP) that could barely lift its NiMH batt off of the ground. A 2S LiPo was much better. A 700mAh NiMH likely weighs 5 times what a 700mAh LiPo does. Do a search on RCC for LiPo safety, and you'll find heaps of information. The key is exercising caution. Mine was FP, so I can't answer your auto question, sorry.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:05 PM   #3
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On my Hummingbird FP I use a thunder power 1320mh 2 cell. I get 20-25 minutes of flying from it. The hummingboard will handle a 3 cell but if you lose the tail motor it will immediatly take out the entire hummingboard.
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Old 03-01-2008, 03:16 AM   #4
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I've been using a Thunder Power 2 cell 2100mah for years on my fp Hummingbird, works great.
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