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2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Peter Squire on 2010-08-10, 07:51

Can anybody recommend a good budget field charger to charge lipos, nicads and NiMh Batterys, My cheap Turnigy charger has packed in and i cant decide to if to get another cheap one or something decent.

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Post by Brian Colclough on 2010-08-10, 08:22

Pete I'm sure one of the more electrically switched on guys will be along shortly to give you a better answer than I but one of the first questions they'll ask is what is the largest pack of lipos you'll be wanting to charge ie 2 3 4 5 or 6S. Unless you're planning on getting into electrics in a big way you shouldn't need to spend a fortune Wink

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Post by Rich on 2010-08-10, 08:39

The GT Power A6 (up to 6 lipos) is a good charger, I use the GT Power 8 (up to 8 lipos) never had a problem yet I think HobbyKing do them as well as lots of UK distributors.

As Brian has already eluded to, the Electricary guru's will point you in the right direction.

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2010-08-10, 08:45

As Bri says its worth looking at getting the best you can afford to give you room to move up in pack size

I use these two types mostly

Up to 6s 50w
http://www.overlander.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=2806&category_id=106&keyword=charger&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=0

Up to 8s 200w
http://www.overlander.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=2995&category_id=106&keyword=charger&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=0

For multiple pack charging i like the look of this but its over a 100 quid
http://robotbirds.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=9_94&products_id=5093

First 2 are cracking chargers, that you may find branded under a differant name and a few quid cheeper

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Post by Peter Squire on 2010-08-10, 12:30

Cant see me using bigger lipos than 6s, the 50w overlander looks ideal as it discharges as well

Thank you for your help

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-08-10, 12:42

Don't tell the BoyBarnes, but that little overlander 6s charger is quite good for the money Smile

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2010-08-10, 13:07

Dont know if you have sen it or not Peter but you can get it with the 240v power supply as well for a few quid more to make home charging less hastle

http://www.overlander.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=2808&category_id=106&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=66

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Post by Guest on 2010-08-10, 22:13

Andy Sayle wrote:Don't tell the BoyBarnes, but that little overlander 6s charger is quite good for the money Smile

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Also very good for blowing up LI-PO's Smile

I quite my charger its the Fusion ethos LX41B pro (was a verry good deal seen as I got it for free via RCME comp), up to 4s li-po/li-ion/li-fe, and ni-mh and ni-cd up to 12 cells all at 4a
Very reliable and easy to use. comes with a 230v mains and a 12-24v crocodile clips adaptor for feild use

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-08-11, 11:55

Nah, you can do that with Any Lipo Charger Sam Smile

Giantcod sell the GT power chargers in the UK by the way, saves you having to wait for something from the far east if you need it pronto Wink

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Post by Peter Squire on 2010-08-11, 12:35

Overlander 6S 50w ordered, dont think il try blowing lipos though Smile
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Post by Guest on 2010-08-11, 12:35

Peter Squire wrote:Overlander 6S 50w ordered, dont think il try blowing lipos though Smile
Awww.. ok if you say so.. Razz

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