Shop Stuff: March 2010 Archives

Citabria Upgrades

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I received a larger battery for my Citabria last night (again thank you). It is a 138mAh battery and boy does it make a big difference. Not only in improved flight times, but in power as well. The newer battery must have a lower internal resistance, because I noticed improved climb rate and brighter lights.

The only downside with the larger battery is that it is larger. Meaning, it will not fit in the charger. Well, I fixed that. By cutting open the charging slot, I extracted the connector and now I can plug anything in!

ThereIFixedIt - Improve Minium Charger

I also reconnected the lights and swapped the yellow LED on the right for a proper green one. The green LED is not as bright and packaged differently, so it won't really help sorting my plane out from the crowd, but at least it is now running the correct colours.

Light upgrade