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    Len
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    Thanks for the advice on the use of diodes
    neilmc
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    Thanks all for the advice on lipos in parallel which has saved me money and the possibility of torching my boat.
    Iโ€™m going with the advice given a single battery with room for future expansion. This means I can crack on at the weekend.
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    Yes, I would not wire Lipos in parallel. They will talk to each other.
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    dave976
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    Hi Neil
    I agree with the advice given by Graham, do not consider connecting LiPo batteries in parallel. I know there are people who will disagree but the dangers far outweigh the benefits. If you have two batteries far safer to use one and bring the boat in and swop with the other battery.
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    Graham93
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    Hi Neil,

    I would avoid connecting LiPo batteries in parallel if possible, especially if they are of different manufacture. There can be all sorts of issues related to different discharge rates, and current flowing from one battery to the other. The latter problem can be solved by fitting a pair of diodes between the battery outputs.

    I think your best option is to go with the battery you have, but leave enough space in the build to install a larger battery later if you find it necessary.

    Glad you like the blog. It can be difficult finding older blogs on this site.

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    DuncanP
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    Glad you were able to view the video and that it has given you extra inspiration! Please get in touch if you want any more info and I will try to help. Cheers Duncan
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    neilmc
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    Hi Graham,

    Massive disappointment last night when I found the Turnigy UK warehouse has shutdown and now only based in Hong Kong. So even though I could get a 4500maH battery for 14.99 it was 26.99 for delivery......bummer!!
    So with Turnigy batteries from other suppliers being a little more expensive thought about the option of installing a second battery as suggested by Presson. As thinking two 2200mAh in parallel would give same voltage of 11.1v but longer runtime, but no sure on mixing battery manufacturer types?
    So still thinking to go with the battery I have and start getting on with the build as with colder months coming spray painting could be a pain.
    Liking your blog and really confused why I have not seen it before, as I have trawled the whole webpage over the last couple of weeks๐Ÿ˜
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    neilmc
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    Hi Duncan

    Managed to get the file to download in the way you suggest and loving what I see.... looks really good on the water and has given me some more inspiration to crack on.
    I don't think my TX has the ability to be throttled back but to be fair only used it in the shed so time will tell when it eventually goes on the water.
    Cheers Neil
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    Hi Neil,

    The battery is a Zippy which I probably sourced from HobbyKing. It's a 3S 11.1v 4500mAh and it fits transversely in the rear cabin.

    There are a few reasons for the relatively short run time. I packed so many extras into the hull ( working lights, monitors, exhaust smoke, etc) that it is heavy, and they consume more power. Also I tend to drive at full speed most of the time!๐Ÿ˜‚

    My blog showing all the extras is here: https://model-boats.com/blogs/60819
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    DuncanP
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    Yet another text!! I've just downloaded the file on my phone. Then went to my downloaded folder and from here it played OK. When trying to play the downloaded file from within model boats website I just got a black screen! Hope this helps. Please let me know. Cheers Duncan
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