Best LiPo for standard F210?

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    Hey Brian

    Balanced only
    1.3A
    13.7V

    Roughly two flights a weekend for close to 1 year

    While I'm not to sure on actual Cycles I do know all the batters listed above run pretty much the same!
     
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    That sounds about right. About 100 cycles. that would be normal for a 3.7V Discharge. I assume this is not loaded.

    If you set the level to 3.7 Loaded you should get another 50 to 100 cycles.

    Cheers Brian
     
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    That sounds about right. About 100 cycles. that would be normal for a 3.7V Discharge. I assume this is not loaded.

    If you set the level to 3.7 Loaded you should get another 50 to 100 cycles.

    Cheers Brian
     
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    Hey Brian

    How do I set the level to 3.7 Loaded?

    Thanks man
     
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    Its easy if you are running a standard config. You need the OSD.

    You will need to just reduce your flight timer.

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    The C rating has nothing to do with speed. It defines the Max current you can consume from the battery before the voltage sags, and damages the battery.

    The limitation is the KV of the motor and the motor and ESC max current rating. The max current that the F210 can draw is the motor max current x 4 at the specified KV and battery cell count. The ESCs will have some margin as long as you don't change the props to higher pitch or more blades or increase the weight. Doing so will draw excess current through the ESCs and fry them.

    Higher C rating batteries will be heavier and hence apply more current required to lift the additional weight and will reduce flight times and speed. Not increase them.

    The F210 is designed to use the OEM specification rated batteries. Exceeding the C rating with achieve nothing.

    Additional mah will also increase the weight. Flight time may increase with larger mah ratings but most likely will not. It will make the F210 heavier, less agile and consume more mah in carting the additional weight around. It also has the risk of frying the ESCs as the props will be the wrong pitch for the weight.

    This is all about tuning. Bigger does not mean better.

    You need to understand electric motors they have max torque at 0 revs. So that means applying additional load will slow the motors increase the torque required and draw excess current.


    Cheers Brian
     

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