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Old 05-18-2011, 08:03 PM   #2821
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I am finally debating on taking the LiPo plunge. What brand does everyone suggest? Looking for a good quality battery at a decent price.

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Old 05-19-2011, 12:59 PM   #2822
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I meant to put this in my previous post...

I am finally debating on taking the LiPo plunge. What brand does everyone suggest? Looking for a good quality battery at a decent price.

Links are welcome...
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battery... $19
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11598

charger... $18

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11060
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:16 PM   #2823
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Thank you, I had no idea the prices had come down so much.

I guess I know what will be happening on payday!
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Lipo is the best money you've spent on your RC's in a long time! You might aswell post your Nimh packs for sale! You'll never wanna use them adter you run lipo. Its like brushless compared to brushed.
Im gettin a V8E Monday! O Yea But anything I should watch for wuth this buggy? Sny parts that I should look at upgrading or stockin extras?
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:57 AM   #2825
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I use a lot of turnigy lipos since someone showed me hobby king, I like the soft packs because it seems like the hard packs break pretty easy in the T4's anyway, the tt is a little easier on pack cases....
Hobby king is tricky to order from, I first check all the packs available at the usa warehouse, and then if they dont have what I want I check the others, but I try to order the full weight so not to waste the expensive shipping...
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:26 AM   #2826
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Slas65, soft packs are usually cheaper and have some advantages from an installation perspective. Just be sure to check your racing club's rules. My local club does not allow Soft packs which is more of a Safety concern - mind you, I've broke a few hard cases over the last couple of years...as my buddy BBQ reminds, I gotta stop hitting chit
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:11 AM   #2827
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Is there any advantage of buying Turnigy, Zippy or Rhino brands? Is there one I should stay away from?
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:14 AM   #2828
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Is there any advantage of buying Turnigy, Zippy or Rhino brands? Is there one I should stay away from?
I have 2 Turnigy's and they work well...the hard cases are garbage on them, but it's nothing some electrical tape can't fix.

I HIGHLY recommend the Gens Ace packs at hobbypartz.com they cost a little more, but are very nice packs.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:37 AM   #2829
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odd question but could u run a 1/8th scale motor on a TT? lol or would it cause too many diff problems
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@Slash65 Someone said that Turnigy packs have thicker cell tabs.I don't know about Rhino.I have Zippys(10 min runtimes - 5000mAh - 40C)My next buy will be a 5000mAh 40C-50C 2 Turnigy Lipo and a 6000mAh 25C-60C Turnigy Nanotech Lipo.

@youbleed You wont have any problem.Many ppl run Mamba Monster ESC with CC 2200kV motor on 4s(you can't fit 6S on this truck).
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Thank you, I had no idea the prices had come down so much.

I guess I know what will be happening on payday!
You might also consider a Turnigy Lifepo pack. The voltages are a little smaller so if you were going to run 2s lipo id suggest 3s Lifepo. Life packs can last thousands of cycles compared to just hundreds with lipo packs. And there are no low voltage concerns with life packs. Im seriously considering this route now that ive had two packs balloon on me in the last two months. Anyway, just a thought.

Heres a zippy pack...
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But they are too heavy,cost a little more and have less amps...(and can overheat or destroy your ESC from ripple current - in extreme conditions...)
I'd prefer a lipo from Turnigy http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10305
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I had a lifepo pack melt my novak esc, then it smelt really bad so I put it in a sealed 3 gallon drum and turned it into my oil disposal guy, he took care of it..., that sucked..stick to lipos, they only cycle a few hundred times, but thats usually enough, I actually havent had one fail yet, I have a ton of them, but use some for bashing some for testing and some for racing...
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Ahh thanks for the input... Ive been sitting on the fence for a while now. Im glad you guys chimed in.
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@Slash65 Someone said that Turnigy packs have thicker cell tabs.I don't know about Rhino.I have Zippys(10 min runtimes - 5000mAh - 40C)My next buy will be a 5000mAh 40C-50C 2 Turnigy Lipo and a 6000mAh 25C-60C Turnigy Nanotech Lipo.
Is it safe to say that the higher the C rating the less run time you have?
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