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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


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 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

How to Setup Differential Thrust

What is Differential Thrust?

Differential thrust is essentially where each motor on your aircraft can be driven with a different throttle output setting. A multirotor (or drone as the cool kids call them) is essentially an aircraft that has motors capable of being independently driven by a flight controller. Subtle differences in thrust are used for balancing and general flight. Continue reading How to Setup Differential Thrust

Review: Durafly T-28 Trojan Naval Aviation


The newly released T-28 Naval from Durafly isn’t a new model design, but it does sport a lively new US Navy colour scheme. Its predecessor has been through a lot with me since I got my hands on it back in May 2017 so I was keen to get the new one to replace it when it’s finally retired. Continue reading Review: Durafly T-28 Trojan Naval Aviation

Do I Need to Discharge LIPO Batteries for Storage?

To answer this question we discuss basics LIPO batteries and the reasons for discharging batteries after use.

If you have been in this hobby for any length of time your first rechargeable battery was either a NiCad or NiMH battery. Continue reading Do I Need to Discharge LIPO Batteries for Storage?

Want to try FPV?


First Person View (FPV) is now the most popular way for pilots to fly the majority of multirotor and fixed wing ‘drones’. The cost of a camera, video transmitter and some entry level goggles or FPV screen is now so low that many traditional Line of sight (LOS) pilots have tried it for themselves and become hooked. Continue reading Want to try FPV?

Durafly T-28 1100mm – Naval Aviation Centennial Edition

Durafly are known for making stunning looking scale RC aircraft as well as some of the best flying sports planes around. I feel they always go to the next level and are never afraid to add extra detail or push boundary’s when it comes to new colour schemes. Continue reading Durafly T-28 1100mm – Naval Aviation Centennial Edition

Bixler 1.1: Excellent Beginner Plane

The humble Bixler has been around for a long time and it’s no doubt helped tens of thousands of people to take to the skies and the newly released Bixler 1.1 is no exception to that.

The Bixler is well known as one of the best gliders on the market today. Although I love warbirds and larger scale planes I still have a Bixler. Continue reading Bixler 1.1: Excellent Beginner Plane

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