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Author Topic: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?  (Read 2141 times)

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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!


   

Last image shows what I was using before.
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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.

https://youtu.be/Kww0B8dLAMM

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.
https://youtu.be/yrI-8uYqAfQ

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Toad Frame
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Gemfan Hulkie 2040 Props
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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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Re: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2018, 10:49:02 AM »

Seach your need on ebay or amazon. I use Tattu 2s by from Gensace.de
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Re: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2018, 03:27:19 PM »

Take a look at this site:

https://www.attofpv.co.uk/lipos

Not used them myself but I did contact them to ask them to change the price of a lipo from 1745 to 17.45 and they seemed nice and got in touch quickly.
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Re: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2018, 10:22:35 PM »

Batteries have certainly increased in price nowadays
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Re: Lipo Batteries - Where to buy in the UK?
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2018, 11:01:19 PM »

Batteries have certainly increased in price nowadays
My guess is that as Banggood can't ship lipos to UK the UK sellers have little competition!!!
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