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  Quote garymarchlewicz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Turnigy Flightmax vs. Zippy Flightmax
    Posted: 24/Mar/2012 at 4:19pm
Hey pilots... im getting ready to buy a few 6 cell lipos. Im building a Great Planes Extra 300S. So far i acquired a O.S. 5020 400kv motor using a 15x10e apc prop. Their test results say i will pull 60amps set up this way. They recommend an 80amp esc. I bought a cc ice 75amp esc.

Obviously I want quality. Ive used Turnigy lipos in the past. Zippy is cheaper. They both carry the flightmax name. Whats the difference and how do they compare?

Im calculating a 20c battery as being sufficient... 20c x 5 (5000mah battery)=100 amps max output? Is this correct? Thanks much for the input!
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  Quote coptor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/Mar/2012 at 5:06pm
Turnigy lipos are heavier, unless it's nanotech.


Zippy lipos are always on the lighter side.



But Turnigy has better and more consistent QC, but occasionally you do get lemons.



For high powered applications, I would go for the turnigy.
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  Quote rcmodelreviews. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/Mar/2012 at 3:23am
I've bought about 18 2200mAH 3S Zippys and Turnigys (half and half) -- no duds in any of them. I imagine (haven't actually tested so it might be a false impression) that the Zippys hold up a little better towards the end of the flight.
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  Quote NOZ69R Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/Mar/2012 at 9:41am
My personal preference is Zippy's, some guys at the field have had issues with Turnigy's puffing and I have had no issues.

My 2 cents worth.

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  Quote VA56 Champ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/Oct/2014 at 10:57pm
I bought 4 2200 Turnigy lipos. They all charged perfectly. Two made one flight went to charge and one charges 2 out of 3 cells and the other will not charge. The other two are just perfect lots of great flights. It costs more to send them back than to just get some more. I have wondered if Zippy is any better.
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  Quote VA56 Champ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/Oct/2014 at 11:00pm
Anyone have the correct CG spot on the new Das Ugly Stik? Balanced where instructions show with a 2200 3c battery and had to add 5 washers in nose. Scared to fly until someone tells me this is normal. Help!
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  Quote WTWUK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/Oct/2014 at 11:01pm
Try posting in the Fixed Wing section of the forum for your Ugly CofG - this is for batteries and chargers specifically.

As for your misbehaving battery, what charger are you using? It is unusual for any decent balance charger to charge only two out of three cells - most just refuse to charge the pack at all.

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  Quote Viosphera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/Oct/2014 at 11:02pm
I bought 5200 turnigy and it works really great,i think both batteries are great but if you already have a good expierience with turnigy maybe you could try the zippy this time so you will notice the really differences
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  Quote VA56 Champ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/Oct/2014 at 11:29pm
I have the HK Turnigy A/C E-3 charger
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  Quote Sooty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/Oct/2014 at 10:28am
I have had the odd crook Zippy battery and the odd crook Turnigy battery.

But I have lots of perfectly good Turnigy and Zippy batteries as well.

I have found that the higher capacity batteries have to be nursed very carefully. Thy have more cells and the chance of one going bad is greater.

All my 5S Zippy Compact 4500s are now 4S and 2S due to cells failing quite early in the usage cycle and requiring removal from the packs. The remaining cells work fine.
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