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THUNDERPOWER adds to our battery choices
« on: April 10, 2021, 06:12:10 AM »
Happy to report that after several conversations with Thunderpower RC, we now have a Pro-Lite 25 C 2200mAh 6S battery pack. This is a fantastic option for 35-40 sized ships and possibly, twins. Active timer setups and passive.
I also requested they consider producing a 5S 25C, 2200 mAh. Time will tell.
I was told that there is a costly certification process and of course, we have to prove a market. So let's buy 'em. To my knowledge, this is the only source for a 25C  other than some hobby supplier from China. My preference(and others) is to stick with 25C rather than 30, 40 or higher. It's  lighter in weight !
My very good friend, Robby Hunt, has the 6S and I'm sure he's cooking something up for it.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2021, 04:08:11 PM by Frank Imbriaco »

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Re: THUNDERPOWER adds to our battery choices
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2021, 07:41:28 AM »
Happy to report that after several conversations with Thunderpower RC, we now have a Pro-Lite 25 C 2200mAh 6S battery pack. This is a fantastic option for 35-40 sized ships and possibly, twins. Active timer setups and passive.
I also requested they consider producing a 5S 25C, 2200 mAh. Time will tell.
I was told that there is a costly certification process and of course, we have to prove a market. So let's buy 'em. To my knowledge, this is the only source for a 25C  other than some hobby supplier from China. My preference(and others) is to stick with 25C rather than 30, 40 or higher. It's  lighter in weight !
My very good friend, Robby Hunt has the 6S and I'm sure he's cooking something up for it.

Frank,
What are specs on these batteries?
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Re: THUNDERPOWER adds to our battery choices
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2021, 09:12:04 AM »
I have 4 of the new 2200mah 6s TP batteries and have been flying them in my 61 oz Titan and in my 57 oz Bel Air twin (650 and 670 sq in wing area respectively).  The batteries weigh 10.4 oz inc the deans connector and are physically much smaller than the 6s 2800 mah TP's.  I'm using 79% of the battery in the Titan, but haven't checked the usage in the twin yet. 

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2021, 09:30:19 AM »
I have 4 of the new 2200mah 6s TP batteries and have been flying them in my 61 oz Titan and in my 57 oz Bel Air twin (650 and 670 sq in wing area respectively).  The batteries weigh 10.4 oz inc the deans connector and are physically much smaller than the 6s 2800 mah TP's.  I'm using 79% of the battery in the Titan, but haven't checked the usage in the twin yet. 

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Thanks Rick.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2021, 11:26:22 AM »
I have 4 of the new 2200mah 6s TP batteries and have been flying them in my 61 oz Titan and in my 57 oz Bel Air twin (650 and 670 sq in wing area respectively).  The batteries weigh 10.4 oz inc the deans connector and are physically much smaller than the 6s 2800 mah TP's.  I'm using 79% of the battery in the Titan, but haven't checked the usage in the twin yet. 

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Rick, what prop are you using on the Titan?

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Re: THUNDERPOWER adds to our battery choices
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2021, 12:58:30 PM »
Mike,
I use an Igor 12x5 prop on the Titan.

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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2021, 06:05:05 PM »
Mike,
I use an Igor 12x5 prop on the Titan.

Rick

Rick,
Is that a 2 blade or 3 blade prop?  Also what is the rest of your set up?

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2021, 04:53:55 AM »
Crist,
It's a 3 blade prop and the rest of the system is an Igor Burger active timer set-up with a Jeti spin 66 esc and a Cobra 3515/18 motor

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2021, 06:51:07 AM »
Crist,
It's a 3 blade prop and the rest of the system is an Igor Burger active timer set-up with a Jeti spin 66 esc and a Cobra 3515/18 motor

Rick

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Re: THUNDERPOWER adds to our battery choices
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2021, 01:24:29 PM »
What is the line length for the Titan?
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Re: THUNDERPOWER adds to our battery choices
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2021, 02:28:14 PM »
Fred,
the lines are 65' long.

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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2021, 03:12:32 PM »
Eyelet to eyelet, or C to Center?
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2021, 03:26:31 PM »
eyelet to eyelet

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2021, 03:33:07 PM »
Thank you, the batteries sound great.
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2021, 03:46:11 PM »
Thanks to Frank for persisting with Thunderpower.

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Re: THUNDERPOWER adds to our battery choices
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2021, 04:07:01 PM »
Hi Rick : Happy to hear your report.
 I'm waiting for the 5S 2200 for my Caprice.
I hope others like yourself buy them.
 Frankly, I'm surprised that TP went for it!
Good Luck
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Re: THUNDERPOWER adds to our battery choices
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2021, 06:09:22 AM »
Hi Guys : I plan to keep encouraging TP  to also produce a 25C, 5S 2200 mAh pack.
 That should cover the spectrum.

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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2021, 12:58:05 PM »
Wait a minute, did I see Commander Huff? Lol
Hello Frank, I would like to thank you from my bottom
Of heart for making this battery possible.

What a game changer this is.
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2021, 02:11:16 PM »
Thanks, DC.
I'm hopeful that the 5S will come to fruition.

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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2021, 04:16:31 PM »


Not sure if this will work. I tried to post something, but
Well, this is with that 6s 2200

With that weight saving of 2.25 oz,  I am able to fly my plane with 23.5% nose moment.
This plane is powered by Plat 20/18 with Tomasz 11.5/6, Fioratti timer/Spin 66.

I do want to thank Rick Huff for pointing me to this battery. I am in beast mod now,  y1
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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2021, 08:52:16 PM »
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Re: THUNDERPOWER adds to our battery choices
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2021, 05:23:19 PM »
A shout out to all : If you want  5S 2200mAH 25C batteries, we need your help now. There has to be a market so that TP can absorb required certification costs. Please contact " Kim" at TP and tell him you plan to purchase if they make them.
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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2021, 02:44:26 PM »
Just a quick update on this topic.  I did order two new 2200 mAh 6S batteries from ThunderPower (yes, at full price...) to test them out.  In a few words, very happy with them.  They have the same outside dimensions as the 2800 mAh 5S packs, carry virtually the same amount of energy, but due to the lower current compared to 5S produce less heat.  Very suitable for something in the 660 -680 in^2 wing / 62-64 oz range.  Better yet, their list price is $47.99 compared to $70.99 for the 5S equivalent.  Can't wait for the Black Friday sale...

Thank you Frank for working with TP to make this happen.  These batteries are little gems!

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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2021, 05:25:50 PM »
Hi Mike,
 You're welcome. They also recently introduced a 5S 2200 pack that's another gem. I no longer use 4S 2800's. Almost identical weight and use in my Caprice. Landing with 28% . That's with a 3 blade, too.

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Re: THUNDERPOWER adds to our battery choices
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2021, 09:45:38 PM »
Just a quick update on this topic.  I did order two new 2200 mAh 6S batteries from ThunderPower (yes, at full price...) to test them out.  In a few words, very happy with them.  They have the same outside dimensions as the 2800 mAh 5S packs, carry virtually the same amount of energy, but due to the lower current compared to 5S produce less heat.  Very suitable for something in the 660 -680 in^2 wing / 62-64 oz range.  Better yet, their list price is $47.99 compared to $70.99 for the 5S equivalent.  Can't wait for the Black Friday sale...

Thank you Frank for working with TP to make this happen.  These batteries are little gems!

On the TP page, the weight is listed as approx 300g.  What is the weight for these 6S/2200 packs, as received?
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« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2021, 05:42:15 AM »
Frank - I don't have anything that calls for that size at this moment, but when I do, the 5S 2200 pack will be at the top of my list.

Brent - my 6S 2200 tipped the scales at 303 g with XT60 connector installed.  I also measured dimensions, and they are within less than a mm of the 5S 2800 pack.  So the two are nearly identical in almost every way, and my vote goes to 6S 2200 for running cooler (and cheaper).

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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2021, 05:20:30 PM »
All we need now is a Pro Lite 1750 - 1800 4S pack to fill the gap between 1500 and 2200.

Best,   DennisT

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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2021, 08:58:42 PM »
All we need now is a Pro Lite 1750 - 1800 4S pack to fill the gap between 1500 and 2200.

Best,   DennisT

That's the nearly perfect size for 35 size planes. I've been having very good luck with the Hobby Star 4S 1800 MAH batteries from RC Juice.
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Re: THUNDERPOWER adds to our battery choices
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2021, 05:50:15 AM »
Please  bear in mind that TP , besides seeing a market for product, must  test and certify each and every battery pack size that they sell. That's costly and time consuming. My involvement to obtain 5S and  6S 2200  25 C packs took several years and many conversations.  TP packages cells for each pack. No other battery supplier has  them; save one obscure hobby distributor in China with a 6- 8 week wait. And, they're much heavier.
 We went to these sizes because they supply more juice to active timers and power hungry motors that easily swing three blade props. There are also benefits to those who use passive timers. My advice: Try 'em , you'll like 'em. Who was it that said that on tv ads decades ago? lol


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