Nanoweight Parts

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Ah, so they charge at 120mA. Thanks! Was looking for that everywhere!

I don't have any LiPo batteries at all so no, I don't have a charger for them. I don't really want to shell out a load of money for something I won't use though and the options on those balance chargers may confuse me and I could end up burning the house down. :-)

However, I have found these USB chargers that look a lot less complicated:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Micro-Lipo-US ... 339a09fb51

Would that be suitable?

I have a USB power supply so I could use that, it claims to charge at 100mA and also appears to have the right connector so it should be OK but I just need to make sure before I buy it.

Thanks!

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The cheap lipo chargers are pretty simple to use; I use one of these for charging my Nanos and it works fine. http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/st ... ouse_.html

Plus, you will struggle to do any damage with a 60mAh lipo. I've shorted one before (not intentionally unfortunately..); after a while there was a little pop and it released a funny smell, but that was about it.
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Most lipo chargers let you know the instant you do anything wrong with a loud beeping noise. You can't just plug one in and leave it charging whilst it blows up, the chargers won't let you.
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Not sure of the weight but I thought these might be of use so I have ordered 20 for £16.06.
When you consider they have two independent motor gearboxes that is cheap.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/20PCS-Mi ... 23748.html
They were difficult to find I had to trawl through 18 pages of gearmotors, I will let you know if they are any good.
They are quite fast so small wheels or further gearing might be required.

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Nice find! They look similar to a pair of hacked servo drives in a single case. It being tiny and all plastic gears, I would be very surprised if it was above 10g. Certainly useable at least.
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Wow! Looks amazing! I'll definitely consider a few for my nano project.

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Does anyone do a nanoweight kit yet?
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I will be soon :)
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Will offers one, but I'm guessing that's not really what you're looking for. I may offer a Nano version of my kits, aka with nano combo units rather than regular gear motors, but it would probably be around £35 as the controller and RX is the expensive bit, and I'm not sure how heavy it would be ... I did do a servo drive Nano kit for Dan for this too shall fail, which was £25 for no mixing, and £30 for onboard mixing (as I have to use a V-tail mixer).
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Will's current one is ready to run out the box rather than a kit. What you describe Rorz is more what I'd be interested in.
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