FlySky FS-GT3B - AA battery drains quickly

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FlySky FS-GT3B - AA battery drains quickly

Post by apadua » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:31 pm

I was setting up my ESC and learning the functionality on this radio.

It drained 8 AA batteries in about 25 mins...

Is that normal?? I have seen mods on youtube hooking up a 3S lipo...

Anyone do this here.
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Re: FlySky FS-GT3B - AA battery drains quickly

Post by charliechristmas58 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:35 pm

:shock: WOW in 25 mins. I dont use that radio but mine last a couple of months.
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Re: FlySky FS-GT3B - AA battery drains quickly

Post by apadua » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:41 pm

charliechristmas58 wrote::shock: WOW in 25 mins. I dont use that radio but mine last a couple of months.
Same with my older than dirt airtronics... Should I return it??

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Re: FlySky FS-GT3B - AA battery drains quickly

Post by charliechristmas58 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:56 pm

Let a couple of the guys who use that radio chime in on it. and see what they say. but that doesnt sound right. what kind of batterys are you useing. that might be the problem.
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Re: FlySky FS-GT3B - AA battery drains quickly

Post by apadua » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:44 pm

Just some batteries from Harbor Freight Tools.

They are new but not one more popular brands like duracell or energizer.. Maybe I will pickup some of those tonight and give those a shot first.

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Re: FlySky FS-GT3B - AA battery drains quickly

Post by Kingclod27 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:51 pm

I have had issues with the cheap batteries draining fast in all on my transmitters..I bought sum good Energizers and havent had an issue yet
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Re: FlySky FS-GT3B - AA battery drains quickly

Post by vwjuice » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:50 pm

I have the industrial rayovac batteries that I get from worn and I have to replace mine was per year in my GT3B.
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Re: FlySky FS-GT3B - AA battery drains quickly

Post by scottgir » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:49 pm

I use that transmitter and yes the Flysky transmitters are battery hogs. That's why I mod to a 3s lipo, but anyway.

25 minutes seems steep, even with the juice these pull.

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Re: FlySky FS-GT3B - AA battery drains quickly

Post by apadua » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:30 pm

update:

Threw in some regular old duracells and seem to hold charge fine.. Used for 5-6 outings already..voltage still at 11.2V

I do want to install a lipo in there..

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