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Newbie With a F450 Project

Discussion in 'Other DJI Multi-Rotors' started by DizzeeBC, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. DizzeeBC

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    I bought a PV2+ a couple of months ago and I have had the urge to build a F450. I've been ordering all the parts ( Frame, NAZA M V.2, PMU, Led, GPS, E300 System, Turnigy9X) and now I'm ready to order batteries and a charger. My head is swimming with all the battery/charger choices. I would appreciate some guidance from those who know. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I built a F550 quite recently, and also experienced the swimming head thing. I can't speak for the F450, but it seems that the most common battery for the F550 is a 4S 5000mAh. This, I believe, delivers the optimum balance between flying time and weight. Go higher, e.g., an 8000, then the additional weight brings you back to the same flight time as with the 5000 - that's my experience anyway.
    This article is complex and is hard work, but will explain everything there is to know about LiPos :
    http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html
     
  3. DizzeeBC

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    Thanks Alan, I appreciate it.
     
  4. DizzeeBC

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    All done. :)
     

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    You have some answers. 3s batteries are an option, too. For chargers you can use any of the popular ones. iCharger is good. I use that one and others for RC airplanes and for multis.
     
  6. CallMeAlan

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    Looks good Dizzee. How does it fly?

    Please tell me about your lights. I'm using 4 Knog Blinder cycle lights, which I thought were bright, but yours look brighter!

    Mine::

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  7. DizzeeBC

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    That's a nice looking bird.

    Yes, they are bright. They blind me every time I look at them, but they sure look cool racing across the sky after dark. :shock:
    I'm getting about 13.5 to 14 minutes with the lights on. so I'm happy with it. I have it set up for FPV goggles, but I think I'll just use a monitor after a dozen or so near misses.

    Here's the white ones:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00INL ... UTF8&psc=1

    Here's the red ones: (Looks like I might have bought the last ones)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FKP ... UTF8&psc=1