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trebor13/04/2019 13:33:21
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As title, are these any good ? **LINK** They seem to be all over ebay and being a skinflint I might be tempted.

Martin Harris13/04/2019 13:38:53
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I'd try posting on a US forum as they claim to be well known over there...

RC Plane Flyer13/04/2019 13:49:11
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They look good but I see they are only rated at 30c will this be enough power for your needs ?

Dwain Dibley.13/04/2019 13:52:59
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There are cheaper options Trebor, Have a look.

D.D.

trebor13/04/2019 17:07:24
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Posted by RC Plane Flyer on 13/04/2019 13:49:11:

They look good but I see they are only rated at 30c will this be enough power for your needs ?

Not sure about that, I was thinking using tham on a Max Thrust Riot thinking

Geoff Sleath13/04/2019 17:30:09
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I've found them very good with low ESR and used over 20/30 cycles. Most of mine are 4S 4AH but my applications are relatively low current in my scale(ish) DB 58" Moths. Another member has good experience too. They'd be fine in a Riot.

Geoff

PS the main reason I chose them initially is that they're short enough to go in my Tiger Moth which had restricted space lengthwise.but I've found them excellent in any case. 30C in a 4 AH pack is more than enough for me - I draw nowhere near 120 amps!

Edited By Geoff Sleath on 13/04/2019 17:33:56

Andrew Ray13/04/2019 20:06:32
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I have used them for a few years now, I have 8 in total, 6 are 3s 3000mAh that get a fair amount of use and so far I am very happy with their performance. I bought mine from Amazon, not that it makes a difference other than they were the cheapest at time.

Nigel R15/04/2019 09:40:28
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Personally, I wouldn't. Unless you're familiar with the seller, Ebay can be pot luck with quality / fakes / etc - its good for stuff which is "what you see is what you get" - I don't personally count lipos as that kind of goods.

Having said that, I would buy from a reputable shop via Ebay, but, that kind of precludes getting lipos for those prices.

At this price point, for me, Zippy / Rhino / Turnigy packs from HK.

YMMV, etc.

Doc Marten15/04/2019 10:01:33
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Sound advice from Nigel R.

No.1 rule; Buy from a reputable buyer. That doesn't mean don't buy from Ebay or any other disputed market just make sure they are proven, they may be more expensive than the other sellers but they are usually postage free so still worth the price. Ebay is awash with fakes, particularly engine oil and Xenon lamps being the classics (Osram in particular), you can avoid them by using the genuine sellers.

Edited By Doc Marten on 15/04/2019 10:17:44

Simon Feather15/04/2019 10:36:30
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I have some Floureon 3S 2200s which have outlasted all my Turnigy 3S batteries. and by a considerable margin. Over 4 years old now, and absolutely no sign of puffing, they have probably been used hundreds of times. Mine came from Amazon originally, and I see Amazon are currently selling two Floureon 3s 35C 2200s for £25.99 with free delivery, but there's a checkbox to say "apply voucher" which will give you £2 off that.

Dave G15/04/2019 11:05:02
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I have got 3 and 4 cell. 2 years ago I bought 10, 3 cell 2200's. 2 went puffy after about 6 cycles and the rest are still going strong. I think they are great value for the price but will not last long if you leave the throttle fully open for too long. And you get a free battery strap as well. Easter looks great weather wise down here in the South East. Happy Flying.

Nigel R15/04/2019 11:13:53
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Simon, I can see only 2 cell lipos for that price?

3S 2200 size appear to be sold at £18.99 each and these are not sold directly by Amazon, but by an independent trader "PowerMarket" listing through Amazon in much the same way as most of the listings on Ebay.

Same trader is selling the 2 cell size. I have not checked any other listings on Amazon.

Buyer beware, etc.

Dave, with all due respect, 20% of your stock going pear shaped after 6 flights does not speak volumes for value or quality.

Edited By Nigel R on 15/04/2019 11:16:57

Simon Feather15/04/2019 11:37:07
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Nigel - Oh yes, mea culpa, sorry! insufficient attention to detail juggling this whilst working.... Sorry!

Dave G15/04/2019 13:38:59
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Posted by Nigel R on 15/04/2019 11:13:53:

Dave, with all due respect, 20% of your stock going pear shaped after 6 flights does not speak volumes for value or quality.

Edited By Nigel R on 15/04/2019 11:16:57

Nigel, I only paid £12.00 for each pair of batteries, including P&P. They were on FleaBay at a not to be missed price. £48 for 8 batteries seems quite reasonable to me. Floureon 3S 2200s are still available on Ebay at £22.99 including P&P.

Nigel R15/04/2019 14:24:23
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Ah ok - slightly different picture to paying £14.50 each as trebor would have to...

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