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Old 21st July 2014, 15:56   #901
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FYI - you can buy Nitro RC Fuel/Glow Plugs/Starter Kits/Brand new Nitro RC Cars at Ambika toys, Lakshmi Road.

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Never heard of this store. Any details on what they stock?
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Gents, I need to buy a 11.1/12v 3S LiPo battery and charger. It will be used for this gimbal.

My requirements:
1) Affordable
2) Reliable
3) Don't care too much about mAh / max current / size


- What are the brands you'd recommend?
- Where's a good place in Mumbai or Online to buy em?


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Gents, I need to buy a 11.1/12v 3S LiPo battery and charger. It will be used for this gimbal.

My requirements:
1) Affordable
2) Reliable
3) Don't care too much about mAh / max current / size


- What are the brands you'd recommend?
- Where's a good place in Mumbai or Online to buy em?


Thanks!
R
Hi R,

Try the hobbyking. I've ordered a couple of batteries, but yet to receive them. So, cant say much on reliability. Incl of shipping, they seem to be affordable compared to ones in India.

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Try the hobbyking. I've ordered a couple of batteries, but yet to receive them. So, cant say much on reliability. Incl of shipping, they seem to be affordable compared to ones in India.
Thanks again for the recco!

The prices on hobbyking are extremely reasonable.

I was in a bit of a hurry, so i paid a premium and bought a Hobbyking product from Ebay India instead.

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C - Rs. 1,350
(It didn't break the bank, and the delivery was within 2 days).


After that, hobbyking was just tooo alluring. I ended up spending $120 on random LiPo stuff last night (including $44 FedEx priority shipping - which was the only option, as i went past the 2000(?) mAh upper limit which standard/cheaper shipping allows. Lets see if customs pulls up this shipment or not...

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Your order details are:
3x #LPGUARD18x22/4134 Lithium Polymer Charge Pack 18x22cm Sack = $5.97
1x #XT60/9572 Nylon XT60 Connectors Male/Female (5 pairs) GENUINE = $3.75
1x #ACC6/7028 Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger w/ Accessories = $22.99
1x #Voltage-Alarm/18588 Hobbyking 2-8S Cell Checker with Low Voltage Alarm = $3.80
1x #GT-BMON6/6589 Battery Monitor 2-6S = $2.11
1x #9070000027/22320 Hobbyking 2~6S Lipo to USB Charging Adapter and Cell Checker = $7.99
1x #T2200.3S.20/8932 Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack = $8.50
1x #Z50003S-20/8579 ZIPPY Flightmax 5000mAh 3S1P 20C = $22.90

PayDollar $3.59
Fedex Priority $44.71
Taxes: $0.00
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Total: $126.31
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At the risk of talking to myself, I received the package yesterday. It arrived in literally 2 business days!

Got hit with a Rs. 1,344 customs charge.

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At the risk of talking to myself, I received the package yesterday. It arrived in literally 2 business days!

Got hit with a Rs. 1,344 customs charge.

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I got some Lipos for myself too. But took the standard shipping, and they arrived in about 20 days. Turnigy 7.4V 800 mah, and 1000mah. I'm using the standard OEM charger, and all works well. @R: You have a nice list there, the balance charger is a must have. Overall, I still think its quite reasonable, customs included. No?
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Overall, I still think its quite reasonable, customs included. No?
Yep.

I also splurged on this. Not bad for $35 (friend bringing it from USA):
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Hubsan H107L X4 Mini RTF RC Quadcopter
  • Durable one piece main frame
  • Precision 6 axis gyro
  • Ready to Fly
  • 4 channel 2.4Ghz control
  • High capacity LiPO battery



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Nice!!!!! I guess I need to get in touch with a friend who might be coming from the USA. The price is also very decent. I'll be getting one as well. What do you think about the protector though? Might be a good idea to get one along with it, right? Wouldn't want to break it, and then get rotors again.

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Yep.

I also splurged on this. Not bad for $35 (friend bringing it from USA):

Hubsan H107L X4 Mini RTF RC Quadcopter
  • Durable one piece main frame
  • Precision 6 axis gyro
  • Ready to Fly
  • 4 channel 2.4Ghz control
  • High capacity LiPO battery

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What do you think about the protector though? Might be a good idea to get one along with it, right? Wouldn't want to break it, and then get rotors again.
I did also buy the protector ($3 including shipping) -- but it ships from China and showed 2-3 weeks to arrive, so i probably won't get it before my friend leaves there! (25th).

Either way, at $3 - its worth it if you do a lot of indoor flying.

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I also splurged on this. Not bad for $35 (friend bringing it from USA):
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Its a great Machine. I have this, got it for my brother from States. Infact they ship from China, so you can directly order to India I suppose. I have also got a complete body kit and a spare battery.

The only problem is to learn how to control it on air. Its very tricky. The ones shown in videos are pro's and they can do loops also.

Adjusting the gyro sensitivity the first thing and making sure that once it takes off it does not drift is kind of tough. If you have a soft landing surface use the quad there for learning.

Use outdoors, indoors the chances of it hitting the objects is more than outside.
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Infact they ship from China, so you can directly order to India I suppose.
Yep that's true - but it will work out $10-20 more expensive than if you get it via someone from the USA!

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Adjusting the gyro sensitivity the first thing and making sure that once it takes off it does not drift is kind of tough.
Of course i have zero real experience with this thing (still hasn't arrived) - but it sounded like it was easier than that? In fact the gyro is supposed to help stabilize it during hover right?

Are you leaving the X4 completely steady and flat right after you plug in the battery - so that it can calibrate its gyro before take-off?

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In fact the gyro is supposed to help stabilize it during hover right?

Are you leaving the X4 completely steady and flat right after you plug in the battery - so that it can calibrate its gyro before take-off?

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True! Actually the remote is very sensitive and the gyro stabilises it from drifting away from you.

First thing when you get the X4 is to configure the remote to one of the 2 modes available and then stabilize it on a super flat surface and calibrate it.

Then take off, but its not as simple as I tell. You will find difficulties in the directions as this is a quad. You have 4 angles of departure You will surely have fun and R use the protector for initial few days, that will help during crash landing.

I followed this review and kind of helped me stabilizing after a day or two. Since its very small, the fear of breaking it is limits our ability to explore more with this bumblebee.

For me Lift off was fine, and so were the controls, but I could not for the life in me get it into a stable hover... it would lift up, and veer sideways... so I callibrated it in expert mode (on a flat surface ofc) and adjusted the trim to avoid the wobble... even after this, it still veered a little, I couldn't find a sweet spot... but the main problem was that it would not keep altitude, it bobs up and down, scraping the floor and veering off sideways

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Hey guys,
I'm looking to buy a hobby grade R/C vehicle, either a drift car or a buggy. Preferably electric since nitro fuel would be a pain to find. Where can I buy one? and which models should I be looking at?
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