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rclover106
17th August 2013, 10:01 AM
i was thinking about going with these maxamps (http://www.maxamps.com/proddetail.php?prod=Lipo-3250-148-Pack&cat=361)4 cell 3250 packs but I am not so sure since no one else uses them and I was wondering what the best quality battery for this amazing quad under 150 bucks would be! thanks in advance. oh yea my setup is
Qav 400 frame with carbon landing gear
Tiger motors mt 2216 1100kv
tiger motor 30amp escs
cc3d
carbon fiber gemfam 8x5 grauphner style

no fpv or gopro yet though but ill post pics when all done!!

And please ive had horrible experiences with hobby-king battery's and I just don't want to go through that again.

SimonS
17th August 2013, 10:46 AM
150C rating sounds like serious overkill!

Why not use these - http://www.getfpv.com/lumenier-3300mah-4s-35c-lipo-battery.html

rclover106
17th August 2013, 11:00 AM
150C rating sounds like serious overkill!

Why not use these - http://www.getfpv.com/lumenier-3300mah-4s-35c-lipo-battery.html

Thats what I was thinking I would do instead but then I would have to change the plug :/ lol I'm lazy I was just wondering if there where any other options out there that you guys recommend that are top notch batteries because I've had experiences with max-amps and they where amazing but I just wanted to make sure before I blow my money like that.

j5coat
17th August 2013, 11:31 AM
I really like the gensace 25c packs, I have four 3300 4s packs for a yer now still running strong in my qav 500. And several other 3s packs I run in my penguin. Only thing is they are hard to get

surf1punk
17th August 2013, 11:39 AM
150C rating sounds like serious overkill!

Why not use these - http://www.getfpv.com/lumenier-3300mah-4s-35c-lipo-battery.html

I've been using these on my personal QAV400, they're really great, long flight time and good performance. I can definitely tell a difference over the Turnigy ones I had before.

whakahere
17th August 2013, 11:46 AM
kypom 3300mah 4s batteries. They hold their voltages right to the end. They are also light which increase your flight times. This is the longest flight times and best performance you can get. Downside is that you need a osd (current sensor) because when the voltage starts dropping .... the battery is empty and it dies quickly.

Yosemite
14th November 2013, 05:01 PM
kypom 3300mah 4s batteries. They hold their voltages right to the end. They are also light which increase your flight times. This is the longest flight times and best performance you can get. Downside is that you need a osd (current sensor) because when the voltage starts dropping .... the battery is empty and it dies quickly. bought 2 of these from rangevideo in september and on 11/2 one had a bad cell. today i am sending it back to rv for a refund and it now reads 0% on all cells! never charged over 1c and always balanced

j5coat
14th November 2013, 05:43 PM
You might try buddyrc.com glacier packs, I have 4 and they seem pretty good so far, they look a lot like my gensace packs in their construction. I would not reccomend draining your pack totally, I always land with 25% left and my batteries last a long time.

stanleyy
21st November 2013, 02:18 PM
I am flying with 4500mAh Kypom 4s batteries. They are excellent!

Yosemite
21st November 2013, 03:05 PM
I am flying with 4500mAh Kypom 4s batteries. They are excellent!
just had a 2 month old Kypom 4s get a bad cell and then all 4 went, read 0%. always balanced charged and stored at 3.85. rangevideo was excellent and gave me a complete refund.

have been running 10 nano-tech 2.65 for 7 months without a problem with fly times around 5 min, they are getting tired, hundreds and hundreds of flights, and i am getting ready to replace them.

just got 2 nano-tech 3.3 which i havent tried yet but it fits perfect

stanleyy
21st November 2013, 03:13 PM
weird, I have three 4500mAh Kypom packs at home, never had any problems with them... And they fit perfect into my QAV400 (and Discovery Pro...).