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Turnigy Nano-Tech Plus: Packed With Power

A few months ago I received a Nano-Tech Plus pack to test for HobbyKing, a 2200 4S Turnigy 70-150C Nano-Tech battery to be specific. I was looking forward to testing this pack to see how it compares to its predecessors and the current technology packs on the market.

With any review or battery testing, I always start by testing the IR with the golden standard of IR meters, a Wayne Giles Lipo ESR meter. This gives me an immediate idea about whether or not I should be excited about what may come from the pack or whether it will be a complete was of my time.

My ESR testing is always as close to 72F as possible and I was pleased that these show to only be just a few C behind the world-class Turnigy Graphene packs. This definitely puts them ahead of all other standard lipo packs that I have tested. Oh boy, this is going to be FUN.

Turnigy Nano-Tech Plus After only a few backyard flights, I could instantly tell that the Turnigy 70-150C Nano-Tech batteries are my go-to packs for my higher performance park fliers where 3 to 4-minute discharges are common. They came down cooler than any other regular lipo’s in my rotation, outside of the Graphene and Panther packs but those don’t fit some of my planes due to the slightly larger size of those packs.

I also use these in my little 4S 2200 brushless boat. My buddies and I use the same make/model boats for fun racing action and they could not believe a purple shrink Turnigy Nano-Tech pack could deliver the speed that it did. Being that at the time of testing these batteries, they had not been released yet I pulled the label off so they had no idea it was the new 70-150C pack that I was testing for HobbyKing and, of course, no way was I going to tell them. They are probably reading this now, very jealous that I got to test it before release.

Bottom line? If you are looking for a slightly smaller pack than a Turnigy Graphene or Panther pack but still deliver almost the same performance, then they Nano-Tech Plus may fit your ticket…and your wallet.

Written by Rampman


Review: HolyBro Kopis 2 SE Quadcopter

Introduction:

HolyBro may be one of those manufacturers that you think of when considering flight controllers, ESCs or FPV video transmitters but they also occasionally make quadcopters too. Back in Late 2016, HolyBro made their first ‘ready to fly’ quadcopter – the Shuriken X1.

Continue reading Review: HolyBro Kopis 2 SE Quadcopter



How Your RC Hobby Can Help With Anxiety and Depression

As mentioned this week on HobbyKing News much of our content is centred around Mental Health Awareness, and how to cope with anxiety and depression. Previously, we explored how volunteering at your local community events can help reduce depression, read the full article here. Continue reading How Your RC Hobby Can Help With Anxiety and Depression


How Volunteering in Your RC Community Can Benefit your Health

Yesterday, October 10, was World Mental Health Day and as we’ve previously emphasised the biggest step in raising awareness for mental illness is to start a conversation (read the full article here). So in order to do that, HobbyKing News wants to focus and dedicate much of its content this week to improve mental health, particularly within the RC community. Continue reading How Volunteering in Your RC Community Can Benefit your Health


World Mental Health Day: Hobbies and Mental Health

Today, October 10, is World Mental Health Day – a global event surrounding the issues with mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Unfortunately, mental health is a topic that is largely overlooked and there is an overall lack of awareness with it. As a result, discussions around mental health are still largely stigmatised in a lot of societies and there are a lot of misconceptions about those experiencing mental illness. Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Hobbies and Mental Health



AT&T Creates Solution to Protect Against Malicious Drones

AT&T have teamed up with Californian based drone startup Dedrone to create a drone detection solution. The main purpose of this is to protect against malicious drones, with a focus on protecting venues, business, military bases and schools. Continue reading AT&T Creates Solution to Protect Against Malicious Drones


More Than ‘Just A Trainer’: Bixler 1.1 V2

Introduction

My first ever ‘proper’ fixed wing model was a Bixler V2. That was back in early 2014 and it became the ‘plane that helped me to get back into flying a fixed wing. It was such a great experience that these models and have become one of my top suggestions for pilots looking to learn to fly. Continue reading More Than ‘Just A Trainer’: Bixler 1.1 V2


Drone Start-Up, Airware, Announces Closure

Californian based drone start-up company, Airware, recently announced its closure. According to the company, Airware was one of the first commercial drones in the marketplace. Having specialised in data collection and analytics through drone technology for the purposes of insurance, construction and general property management. Airware certainly was ‘pioneers’ in bringing drones into the commercial sector. Continue reading Drone Start-Up, Airware, Announces Closure


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