battery exchange?

I seem to recall that Airtronics had a program whereby a dead Airtronics battery could be exchanged for a new one. Is this still in effect? If so, how does one go about the exchange? Thanks.

Lynn

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Lynn Matteson
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Vance Howard

One of the guys in our club had a coupon where you could get batteries from them for a very low price; but that was at least 6 months ago.

Carrell

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Carrell

I just talked with the Airtronics rep (who belongs to my old flying club in Woodland/Davis, CA) and he told me that Airtronics will exchange batteries from Airtronics equipment for half-price. So in effect, I answered my own question, but thanks to all who participated.

Lynn

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Lynn Matteson

| I just talked with the Airtronics rep (who belongs to my old flying | club in Woodland/Davis, CA) and he told me that Airtronics will | exchange batteries from Airtronics equipment for half-price. So in | effect, I answered my own question, but thanks to all who | participated.

Not a bad deal ...

Of course, the markup on battery packs from the manufacturer is *huge*

-- if you know how to solder battery packs, you can buy three 900 mAh

4 cell AA packs from Wal-Mart (in the solar light section. Home Depot is good too, but they seem to have only 800 mAh cells) for $5.17 and replace your transmitter and receiver packs for about $18 total. If you buy Airtronic's brand, it's $18 + $35, or $53 total -- and that's for only 600 mAh cells rather than 900 mAh cells.

(If you do this, be sure to recycle your old cells at Home Depot or Radio Shack -- putting NiCd's in the trash is bad.)

I've also heard that Airtronics will give you a 50% discount on stuff if you're active duty military. (I'm not, so I don't know the specifics.)

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Doug McLaren

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