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Old 10-09-2019, 10:30 AM
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From what i'm reading A123's are no good for the ignition?
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:53 AM
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O.k. thanks, i run through a tech aero and A123's so i just want to be sure my paint roller doesn't get killed.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:01 AM
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There are reports of some kick backs running less than 7v to the ignition. I flew almost a year on 2S lipo with a original Tech Aero IBEC at the 6.6V setting. I made a conscious effort to always flip engine with authority, I had no issues. I have now switched to a Tech Aero High Voltage IBEC. Engine actually starts easier on the higher voltage, maybe a psychological issue but it seems to run better also.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:11 AM
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There are reports of some kick backs running less than 7v to the ignition. I flew almost a year on 2S lipo with a original Tech Aero IBEC at the 6.6V setting. I made a conscious effort to always flip engine with authority, I had no issues. I have now switched to a Tech Aero High Voltage IBEC. Engine actually starts easier on the higher voltage, maybe a psychological issue but it seems to run better also.
That's what i was reading as well. I just dont want to switch batteries, possible canisters etc, as my budget is a bit tight lately.
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:40 PM
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Rite,you need at lease 7.2 volts to fire any of the GP's ignitions.I used a rcexl ignition on the 76 twin to get around it.I just don't care for lipo's.And just like was said the engine does start easier using 7.2 volts or switching ignitions if you already have a spare.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:19 PM
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Well, to be specific, GP states that their ignitions require a minimum of 6.6 volts under load. Whatever the battery type, thatís the voltage required.
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Old 10-12-2019, 01:00 PM
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I run the HV version IBEC powered by lipos with the jumpers pulled for max voltage. Starts oh so easy and runs great. Just put a set of MTW 80 cans and headers on. Nice and quiet. Still running a 29X9 cf prop on the pilot Laser.
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:02 AM
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From what i'm reading A123's are no good for the ignition?
Correct, The New GP Ign like higher voltage to run well. 7.4 V Works well from what ive seen.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:47 PM
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Hi all, found this thread after a quick googke search, lots of great info here. I've had my Slick together for ages now with the GP 123 but life has been getting in the way of the maiden. I had trouble too with the kickback but a quick chat with Joe Lewis had me sorted. They ship the 123 with the needles at 2 turns out. Screw these in to a turn and a half and away mine went. Just messing with can exhaust now as my midrange is terrible.
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