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  Today’s Big Birds demand big power support.
Everything in the world of Giant Scale has changed, from servo current loads to flying styles and aircraft types. Not so long ago our choices were limited by the equipment available to do the job.. now the choices and the confusion over what's the right path to take regarding system integrity can make pack selection a mine field of opinion. Here, we've taken steps to clear away some of the confusion and mis-information; we were the first to publish impedance ratings along with the capacity info on all our R/C packs. Below, you'll find the best assembled in America low-impedance packs built specifically for extreme flying with big birds. Using any of the packs on this page assures you'll not have to worry about having the battery voltage sag when you fly your pattern 'all out'.
NOTE: A123 LiFe M1 Nanophosphate Rx & Ignition Packs are now Available! Click the navbar link to the left and be sure and visit the A123 FAQ!

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Here's where we excel.. we build the very finest, most robust battery packs you can get anywhere tailored for Giant Scale and Aggressive 3-D applications. If your using the latest high-drain high-torque digital servos, powerboxes, ignition systems and kero start ECU's these are the packs you are looking for.

 

All packs on this page are built from the finest NiMH and Nicad cells available. All carry an internal impedance rating below 10 mOhms, and each and every one can be fast charged at the field and are designed to perform with unsurpassed dependability in the most demanding high temp, high vibration, high current R/C environments.

 

Exceptional Quality, No Compromises.

 

 Note: Sanyo has sold it's NiCad production facilities to Panasonic, it's NiMH production facilities to FDK/Twicell. Current production is of the same quality, most retained lines are still made in the same production facilities. Please bear with us as we continue to update the website, pack labeling and cart system with the new branding.

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Using the Impedance Rating
to pick the right pack for the way you Fly. 

 

Most folks react to the 'capacity' rating alone as being the biggest part of their decision in selecting a pack for their big aggressive birds. This can lead to big trouble on board the aircraft. Just as cells are evaluated for capacity, in high load applications you need to take into consideration what the cells voltage performance will be when loads are applied. All battery technologies react to servo loads with a voltage drop while the load is applied. It's really very simple.. the higher the cells impedance rating, the greater the voltage drop will be while servo loads are applied. Rule of Thumb for cell selection: Impedance Ratings are like a Golf Score. The lower, the better. Aircraft in agressive aerobatic enviornments employing digital high torque servos should carry a cell impedance score of 10 mOhms or less.  As an example, one of the most popular lightweight packs used in IMAC aircraft is the Sanyo HR 2700AUX.. plenty of capacity, but the impedance rate on the cell is 20 mOhms. Pretty high.. but if it's used in parallel with another 2700 pack the impedance rate is cut in half to 10 mOhms (and the available capacity is doubled). This is why you usually see this pack employed in parallel in IMAC birds and used without issues as a single pack in a giant Cub.  

 

For more info and tips on Parallel Systems and a NiMH FAQ, check our Tech Tips page

Elite 1300 2/3 A NiMH Rx / Ignition Pack

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Cell Size: 2/3 A
Type: High Rate NiMH
Dimensions: .67 x 1.1
Cell Weight: .7oz
Impedance: 7 mOhms

The Elite 2/3 A High Rate cells pack a surprising amount of capacity in a small footprint. Coupled with it's low internal impedance and light weight this has become one of our most popular NiMH packs for DA Ignitions. It's also found a loyal following among the smaller 3D and IMAC pattern crowd and it's ideal for 2.4 GHz Rx's with digital servos. We often see these run in parallel with dual switches on 25% sized Aerobatic Aircraft in agressive flight routines. Available with a wide array of primary and secondary cabling options, this is a very versatile, small & lightweight NiMH pack that will handle high current demands in most applications easily. 

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Available as 4.8v (4 cell) flat, square or 2x2 stick pack, or 6.0v (5 cell) flat or 3x2 square pack. Built with extra HD Quadruple Welded 1/4" wide straps & finished in HD Rubberized 3M MilSpec shrink.

  All Elite 2/3 A NiMH pack prices include 22g HD system connector.  
Dual System, 18g Deans Ultra or DA (Anderson) connectors, $5.00 add'l

4 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $28.95

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5 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $31.95

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*NEW* Now available as a 6 cell, 7.2v Turbine/ECU or Ignition Pack!
Built to take the massive current loading that 'Kero Start' Turbines can dish out, and configured in either 'Flat', '2x3 Stick' or '3x2 Brick' shapes. Connector and wiring options for most applications are available, including a second lead with a standard system connector for easy installation of a charge port for checking and charging ECU packs without the hassle of digging inside the plane.
We reccomend 18g cabling for all ignition applications and the 16g cabling for ECU or other high current loaded applications. For a second lead to handle charging on a pack with 16g cabling select 'add 22g  JR/Universal lead for charging'.
Elite 2/3 A NiMH 6 cell, 7.2v Ignition or Turbine Pack:  $35.95

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NoBS  1400  A Series Nicad 4 & 5 Cell Rx & Ignition Packs

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Cell Size: Full A
Type: High Rate Nicad
Dimensions: .67 x 1.99
Cell Weight: 1.1oz
Impedance: 12 mOhms
Here's a reduex of the venerable Cadnica 1400AE.. long the favorite of sport and giant scale fliers alike. It's an 'A' sized cell, same height as the oem AA's and slightly larger in diameter than AA, it is however significantly smaller than the bigger Sub-C Nicad packs yet, it has enough grunt to handle any ignition load and moderate digital servo loading. It can also be reliably fast charged at the field. In higher drain aggressive applications or just for redundancy in medium sized Warbirds we routinely use it in parallel for a capacity and load carrying boost on board without excessive weight gain.
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Available as 4.8v (4 cell) flat or square pack, or 6.0v (5 cell) flat or 3x2 square pack. Built with extra HD Quadruple Welded 1/4" wide straps & finished in HD Rubberized 3M MilSpec shrink.

All prices include standard 22g system connector.  
18g connectors, $3.00 add'l

4 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $29.95

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5 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $33.95

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  Sanyo/FDK  HR-4/5FAUP 1950  Series High Rate NiMH Rx / Ignition Pack
DISCONTINUED 04/15/2014
FDK has cancelled our open production & shipping order on this cell without explanation or comment. We suspect that the ongoing drawdown of orders from the power tool mfgs (switching to LiFe based cells in portable tools) on this particular NiMH cell line has forced it's permanent closure.

Sanyo/Panasonic  N-1900SCR Nicad 4 & 5 Cell Rx & Ignition Packs

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Cell Size: Full Sub-C
Type: High Rate Nicad
Dimensions: .9 x 1.69
Cell Weight: 1.9oz
Impedance: 4 mOhms
 
Click on cell picture for MFG Specs
 
 
The N-1900SCR is the 'workhorse' Sub-C Nicad. Rugged and economical, this cell has set the standard for high load, high current dependability for decades. Long a favorite for Giant Scale modelers, this pack does yeoman duty with all types of giant scale servos including the modern digitals. It's also used extensively for on-board glow and ignition applications. Looking for a pack that will provide years of solid performance without the need for extended capability chargers? This is it!
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Available as 4.8v (4 cell) flat or square pack, or 6.0v (5 cell) flat or 3x2 square pack. Built with extra HD Quadruple Welded 1/4" wide straps & finished in HD Rubberized 3M MilSpec shrink.

All prices include 18g HD system connector.  
Dual System, Deans Ultra or DA (Anderson) connectors, $5.00 add'l

4 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $35.95

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5 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $39.95

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  Now available as a 6 cell, 7.2v Turbine/ECU or Ignition Pack!
Built to take the massive current loading that 'Kero Start' Turbines can dish out, and configured in either 'Flat', '2x3 Stick' or '3x2 Brick' shapes. Connector and wiring options for most applications are available, including a second lead with a standard system connector for easy installation of a charge port for checking and charging ECU packs without the hassle of digging inside the plane.
We reccomend 18g cabling for all ignition applications and the 14g cabling for ECU or other high current loaded applications. For a second lead to handle charging on a pack with 14g cabling select 'add 18g  JR/Universal lead for charging'.

Sanyo N-1900SCR NiCAD 6 cell, 7.2v Ignition or Turbine Pack:  $44.95

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Sanyo/Panasonic  CP-2400SCR Nicad 4 & 5 Cell Rx & Ignition Packs

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Cell Size: Full Sub-C
Type: High Rate Nicad
Dimensions: .9 x 1.69
Cell Weight: 2.2oz
Impedance: 4.5 mOhms
 
Click on cell picture for MFG Specs
 
 

The CP-2400SCR is King Of The Sub-C Rx and Ignition NiCAD cell lineup. Featuring exceptional durability, resilience to fast charge abuse, vibration, extreme temperatures.. overall, nothing comes close to Sanyo’s performance record with this cell in Giant Scale applications of all types. This is the pack to use when the overriding priority is rock-solid dependability and superb performance under even the highest loads and most extreme conditions.

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Available as 4.8v (4 cell) flat or square pack, or 6.0v (5 cell) flat or 3x2 square pack. Built with extra HD Quadruple Welded 1/4" wide straps & finished in HD Rubberized 3M MilSpec shrink.

 All prices include 18g HD system connector.  
Dual System, Deans Ultra, Multiplex or DA (Anderson) connectors, $5.00 add'l

4 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $39.95

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5 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $44.95

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*NEW* Now available as a 6 cell, 7.2v Turbine/ECU or Ignition Pack!
 
Built to take the massive current loading that 'Kero Start' Turbines can dish out, and configured in either 'Flat', '2x3 Stick' or '3x2 Brick' shapes. Connector and wiring options for most applications are available, including a second lead with a standard system connector for easy installation of a charge port for checking and charging ECU packs without the hassle of digging inside the plane.
 
We reccomend 18g cabling for all ignition applications and the 14g cabling for ECU or other high current loaded applications. For a second lead to handle charging on a pack with 14g cabling select 'add 18g  JR/Universal lead for charging'.

Sanyo 2400CP Nicad 6 cell, 7.2v Ignition or Turbine Pack:  $49.95

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  2700 Series 'A' Size Light Weight Rx / Ignition Pack

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Cell Size: Full 'A'
Type: Medium Rate NiMH
Dimensions: .67 x 1.99
Cell Weight: 1.3oz
Impedance: 17 mOhms
 

The 2700AFH carries the same full-size 'A' footprint as the Sanyo Nicad 1600 at about the same impedance rate. This makes it a suitable candidate for 3D aerobatic birds when used in parallel with digital servos. With capacity higher than physically larger nicad Sub-C's and with significantly less weight this pack will fit where others won't with a capacity punch above it's weight class. 

For high drain applications (33% sized birds and larger) this pack should be run in parallel with dual switches to spread current loading across both packs. Run as a pair, these weigh only slightly more than a single 4000 Sub-C pack and yield better than 5,000ma of airborne capacity.

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Available as 4.8v (4 cell) flat or square pack, or 6.0v (5 cell) flat or 3x2 square pack. Built with extra HD Quadruple Welded 1/4" wide straps & finished in HD Rubberized 3M MilSpec shrink.

 All prices include 18g HD system connector.  
Dual System, Deans Ultra or DA (Anderson) connectors, $5.00 add'l

4 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $34.95

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5 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $39.95

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*NEW* Now available as a 6 cell, 7.2v Turbine/ECU or Ignition Pack!
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 Configured in either 'Flat', '2x3 Stick' or '3x2 Brick' shapes. Connector and wiring options for most applications are available, including a second lead with a standard system connector for easy installation of a charge port for checking and charging ECU packs without the hassle of digging inside the plane.
We reccomend 18g cabling for all ignition applications and the 14g cabling for ECU or other high current loaded applications. For a second lead to handle charging on a pack with 14g cabling select 'add 18g  JR/Universal lead for charging'.

2700 Series NiMH 6 cell, 7.2v Ignition or Turbine Pack:  $44.95

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NoBS NiMH  3000 High Rate Rx / Ignition Pack

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Cell Size: Full Sub-C
Type: High Rate NiMH
Dimensions: .9 x 1.69
Cell Weight: 2.3oz
Impedance: 5.5 mOhms

The NiMH 3000 HRSC is the industries standard workhorse NiMH sub-C cell.. the core of thousands of commercial power tool packs and emergency standby power systems and medical equipment. Provides excellent service as a Rx or Ignition pack with easy on field fast charge support. Commonly used without issue in high load digital servo applications and offers more run time than the highest capacity comparable Nicad Sub-C's at about the same price. A very popular pick for Turbine ECU's too!

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Available as 4.8v (4 cell) flat or square pack, or 6.0v (5 cell) flat or 3x2 square pack. Built with extra HD Quadruple Welded 1/4" wide straps & finished in HD Rubberized 3M MilSpec shrink.

 All prices include 18g HD system connector.  
Dual System, Deans Ultra or DA (Anderson) connectors, $5.00 add'l
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4 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $37.95

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5 cell Rx pack, Flat or Square, $42.95

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*NEW* Now available as a 6 cell, 7.2v Turbine/ECU or Ignition Pack!
 
Built to take the massive current loading that 'Kero Start' Turbines can dish out, and configured in either 'Flat', '2x3 Stick' or '3x2 Brick' shapes. Connector and wiring options for most applications are available, including a second lead with a standard system connector for easy installation of a charge port for checking and charging ECU packs without the hassle of digging inside the plane.
 
We reccomend 18g cabling for all ignition applications and the 14g cabling for ECU or other high current loaded applications. For a second lead to handle charging on a pack with 14g cabling select 'add 18g  JR/Universal lead for charging'.
HRSC 3000 Sub-C NiMH 6 cell, 7.2v Ignition or Turbine Pack:  $48.95

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We don't advocate one technology over the others, instead we work with proven, documented technologies developed by engineers completely conversant with the demands of the applications you are flying. Currently we offer A123 Lithium, Nicad and NiMH technology Rx, Turbine ECU, Ignition & Tx battery systems that provide expectional value, durability and dependabilty. 

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For our selection of outstanding A123 Nanophosphate Lithium packs for Giants 3D & IMAC, click the A123 Link on the nav bar to the left.

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For the Finest NiCad, NiMH and A123 Lithium Info, Care and Feeding and Selection Info, vist our FAQ's also available on the nav bar to the left.

All our Rx & Ignition packs are available in 4 or 5 cell configurations; flat or square and come with the connector of your choice at no extra charge. If you don't see the shape, connector or configuration you need listed above, just email or call us with your system specs and requirements. Custom pack configurations are what we're all about and you'll never be zapped with a 'BS' surcharge for assembly of a pack set up to your specs. If you have any application questions or need a recommendation for your plane, please contact us.. you'll be happy you did.

Steve Anthony

NoBS Batteries

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