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Old 04-01-2009, 12:07 AM   #11
Gary Maker
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Re: Optic 6 Battery Pack Question

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If you've gotten almost 5 years of service from a 600 mAh pack in your tranny, you've done exceptionally well with it.

A lipo pack may work just fine and I suppose a number of folks are using them for this application but personally, I wouldn't do it, just because of all the cautions and warning that come with this type of battery tech. A 1000 to 2000 mAh NiMH pack would give you plenty of power for many hours of flying, they're cheeper and much safer to maintain and handle.

To me, it's not a terrible inconvienience having to charge my tranny pack every 3 or 4 visits to the field. And it's not necessary to remove the battery pack to charge it, as I'm sure you must do when charging a lipo pack, to secure it in a lipo safe charging bag, as required for safe charging.

Anyway, I still have an Optic 6, a nice little radio, for use with my smaller planes. For my competition planes I use my JR 9303 2.4 GHz. Both radios have Sanyo 2700 mAh NiMH packs which work extremely well, only requireing charging, as I have said, every 3rd or 4th trip to the field, and then it mostly just a top up charge, just to be always on the safe side.

Originally Posted by Pangaea View Post
I have a Hitec Optic 6 since 2004. It came with the 9.6v 600mah battery pack. I find it is not holding it's power for too long. Here is the specs:-
Hitec Optic 6 transmitter, One CG25A AC Charger, #58207 8 cell 9.6V 600mAh Transmitter Battery, Instruction manual, Hitec sticker sheet, Antenna flag set.

I was thinking of ordering a 11.1V 2500 mah 3 - 5c LiPo battery pack to power the radio.
My question is....will it work?

Thanks for any help.

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