don't connect different batteries with different mAh values in parallel! Always use the same brand and exactly the same type if you connect them in parallel.
It's not possible to tell what flight times you'll get, because we don't know the weight, the prop sizes and the motor specs.
You can use this battery for your tri. If you have been using a 2200mah pack before consider that you will get 3X the flight time out of this battery due to the increased mah of this battery.
Flight time should be around 15-18 min.
zippie flightmax are all going to be discontinued, the new brand thats replacing it is the turnigy batteries. If your waiting for your order of zippie or flightmax you may want to look at something else. Read up on it in the rc forums its true.
the batteries from here are awsome, but I just wish we could choose what connectors we want instead of having to by our own connectors and solder them our selves. Now I know alot of people don't really care but some of us soldering indifferent people would order alot more if we could get them like that
I have two of these for my Traxxas Stampede. Easily 35min of hard runtime and GPS validated 60mph. I've been running them for about 6 months now and they balance perfect and have been awesome batteries!
Aren't they too wide for your battery tray? Mine are but I can kind of force them in. Also, I keep ruining cells. you don't have that problem? Finally, I always seem to have one cell that's not in balance? Do you have that problem? I will say, that my emaxx absolutely flies when I have two of these that actually work.
I need to replace my Zippy-H packs soon, and I see these are significantly cheaper for me. My only concern is... what gives? What's the catch for the price to be lower than the Zippy-H 3S 5000mah 20-30C pack?
Different factory. The factory that made the H version is a well known Korean manufacturer of very expensive batteries (also sold here), and HC was buying overstock. The Flightmax series are made by another factory, without the same quality control etc (higher failure rate, shorter lifespan etc may happen). The Rhino series is supposed to be close equal to the H series, the Flightmax series is not.
Are you sure? I've found somewhere here this: "Zippy Range: Zippy-r: Korean (Premium quality, best performance) Zippy-h: Chinese (Excellent performance/quality/price ratio) Zippy: Chinese (Excellent value for money & solid performance)" If h differs from H - my apologies.
Now I understand why so much praise was being sung by those who bought Zippy packs in 2008 (me included). Both my 3S packs are slightly puffed from when I plugged my MMM in reverse by accident, but they are still going strong, so I think I've got at least till the end of this year before I replace them, if even then.
I emailed hobbycity and here's what they said: ______________________ Thank you for your e-mail. We too are waiting for the item too be restock. We have contacted our manufacturer and expect a delivery late April. Meanwhile, we thank you for your patience! I would advise you to place a paid order to hold a spot in the waiting list as all stock would first given to those customers who has a backorder of the item. _____________________________
I am definitely going to order one soon so I can get on the list. You should, too :)
Just cancel your order if the item is backordered, they will credit your bonus points.
16 thumbs up!
Dude, this thing is awesome!!!! Slapped it in a Traxxas Rustler with a brand-new Mamba 5700Kv setup, 28t pinion gear....so bloody fast and powerful it rides wheelies at quarter throttle and turns the tires into razors at half-throttle. SOOOOOOOOO much power, we never even got it close to 3/4 throttle and it ripped the tires off on the 3rd speed run! A comparable battery from MaxAmps would be over $180USD. This deal is absolutely unbeatable anywhere! Run at your own risk amigos!!!
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5 thumbs up!
I just got one of these from a friend that ordered it and sold the truck it was going to be used for, I got it in the unopened box and it was balanced and charged to 3.89v per cell right out of the box, it was topped off and run in a slash with a cc 4600 and mamba max geared at 15/86, battery was 98*f after 20 min of full throttle speed runs and was at 3.80v per cell......great pack very happy with it
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4 thumbs up!
Tight fit in my Traxxas slash, ran it twice, so far runs well. Hopefully I get good cycles out of them.
Too good to be true! Performs as well as the 35c Flightmax packs in my E-Revo with MMM 2200Kv system. I am sold on Zippy packs! Not to mention the Ultra Fast shipping, 3 days to the US east coast!
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3 thumbs up!
i am using these batteries for my rustler vxl and my brushless savage. these batteries stay balanced well, deliver huge punch, are true to their c ratings, and don't heat up. my batteries rarely even get up to 105F after a hard run. the only downsides to these batteries are the extra width that makes dremeling the rustler vxl's chassis mandatory, and the fact that they are always sold out. they are the best for the price. will be buying more. Aplusplus