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Author Topic: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?  (Read 1010 times)

RayBlueSky

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Re: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2018, 10:44:08 PM »

The last few orders for lipos I have used the EU hobbyking option as the postage is £1.79 but without tracking....
To date all orders over the last couple of years have arrived with no damage and correct  :D
OK I admit it can take up to 14 days tops but much better than 30-40 days from china
I highly recommend the nanotech range of lipos as they seem to have lots of punch but when the voltage eventually drops it drops quickly.
I did ask HK chat why the EU can ship for £1.79 and the UKs only option was tracked 24hr or 48hr and they said "at this time the UK has only those options".

Hope this helps
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Re: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2018, 10:49:05 AM »

I ended up getting these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2PC-2S-7-4V-450mAh-20C-Li-Po-RC-Battery-Pack-JST-for-RC-Car-Helicopter-Toy-Hobby/123008469527?hash=item1ca3e04a17:g:0XIAAOSwjSJaeWzM

I highly recommend buying from this ebay seller! Although registered in china these batteries arrived by Hermes delivery on Saturday. I only ordered them on Friday. I'll be trying these out today to see how they go. I did have to replace the existing connector with an XT30 but that wasn't too much bother as I had a few spare. I also used the "Make me an offer" option and paid £5 for 2 lots. In total £10 for 4 batteries delivered the next day!


   

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Re: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2018, 10:56:28 AM »

How do they hold up next to that GNB lipo you have (which I've always found to be very good) the C rating looks a tad low, and those 2S quads can punish a lipo quite a bit ?

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Re: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2018, 04:17:06 PM »

And to answer you there 'Not very well'. I went out for a quick flight in my lunch and posted up the DVR footage. I can fly around ok but nothing too aggressive. It looks like when I punch-out the OSD disappears. There's noticeably less power.


To compare I also did a little flight around with the 3S Gaoneng to show the difference. I get great punch-outs and a whole lot of fun considering it's only 90mm!
The only problem I have with this setup is the battery is so heavy I can't recover from a drop. I'll probably just have to live with that.

Some images to show you what it looks like:
 

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Gemfan Hulkie 2040 Props
Cheap F3 20x20mm Flight controller with OSD
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Re: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2018, 02:34:10 PM »

I even just bought some from Wheelspin Models.  Plenty of 4s in stock.  Good selection too. 
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Re: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2018, 04:01:10 PM »

Having just flown the Babyhawk R 2" and been very let down by my crappy batteries, I'm trying to short list what's good in smaller 3s/4s packs with xt30's.  I feel like getting regular 1300 4s is pretty easy, but these smaller lipos are tricker.

So far I've found Quadcopters.co.uk who carry the Tattu lipos @ £8.94 for a 450mah 75C 3s & £13.50 for a 850mah 4s (I tend to use an 850 on 3" quads) but they also have the smaller 450mah 4s for £12.95.  They also have the Acehe 850mah 4s for £15.49

I couldn't see the right combination of small 3s/4s lipos with high c rating and xt30 connectors from Wheelspin

HobbyRC has an Acehe 450mah 3s 75c for £8.99 (out of stock) and an 850mah 4s for £15.49 (also out of stock)

HobbyKing UK missing both these sizes, with just a 640mah 4s on offer with an xt30
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