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Old 12-10-2012, 02:46 AM   #81
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Its an old Lipo from Outrage NRG 3600mAh, the LHS was clearing stock I grab the last one. I havent found an alt so far. This Lipo is great even programing with the LCD backlights of the 14MZ last for hrs. Normal Operation even longer
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:09 PM   #82
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Default Is anyone still on the hunt for a solution for this battery issue?

Since I like my 14MZ and 12Z radios, I've been hunting down a possible lipo solution. Thunderpower RC has a pack that I'm looking to get and try out... more to come.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:30 AM   #83
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This was my solution

I needed some way to mount my dragon link to the radio and since it needed external power on the 14mz to function I figured why not power the radio also so I went to my trusty cad software whipped up a mount that plugged into the 14mz's module port to hold it in place and this is what I got

it holds a 3600mah pack and both my RF modules
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:49 AM   #84
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What I did was purchase the best charger I could find which will charge two packs. I really like this charger:

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=540685
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:55 AM   #85
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yea I heard that
I have that same charger for my camera batteries
charges my cam-corder and my slr batteries both
so I had plenty of batteries I just couldnt live with the run time from one on the 14mz
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:50 AM   #86
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Default Alternative charging system for 14MZ

I too was frustrated with the poor battery performance with the 14MZ, having tried many other Sony type clone replacements.

I have gone with the system from Secraft/Singapore Hobby for my 14MZ, see :-

http://shop.singahobby.com/?q=node/30544

I bought the charging lead shown from them, but they were out of stock of the silver Secraft holders, so I got one of those direct from Secraft here :-

http://secraft.net/shop/step1.php?number=1253

I found a cheap suitable 2S lipo from HobbyKing here :-

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=21000

Now I expect to enjoy much longer use times between charges !

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