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A4 - Interceptor 400 - Can I use a larger lipo, and if so, how ?

Yes, of course you can, BUT there is one problem when trying to do so.

The Interceptor 400 Lipo battery tray is rather too short by design, and many of us extend this underneath using some 3mm Plastikard or similar material to provide more support for larger lipos.

The other issue is that the standard canopy that comes with the Interceptor 400 is not large enough to allow you to mount a longer lipo battery, so you do need to obtain a different canopy.  These are not always the easiest things to find, but I can now offer these very reasonably in both deformable white plastic and in nicely painted fibreglass.  Both types allow much larger lipos to be fitted the helicopter.

Although these look very similar to the standard canopy, they are actually considerably longer, allowing room for the large 2200MAh 25C lipos we all like to use if we can, such as the RapidCharge lipos from Heliguy at only 20 or so.

   

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for fitting larger lipos to the Interceptor 400

Depending on the size and weight of the lipo you chose, you may also find that the COG (Centre of Gravity) is then too far forward.  The easiest solution for this is to take 2 1 coins and tape them onto the vertical fin at the back of the helicopter.  I have found that these will normally correct the COG perfectly.

 

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