Originally Posted by Joel Lagace
-may not be legal at your clubs track
-you need to load on the lead weight to bring your car back up to spec
-could blow up if not properly charged or secured into the car
-no rules or standards ensuring that car lipos are equally save, some come in strong plastic housing others look like they are wrapped in tin foil.
I would like to see a discharge curve compared to the discharge curve of a nihm....
Some more info about LiPo....
1. They are not more dangerous when done properly just the opposite.
2. No "voodoo regime" to keep the batteries running to potential
3. Far more consistant voltage (the "fast guys" will have the same power as the newb making it more attractive to potential drivers.
4. Less equipment lighter weight, as chassis change over and rule begin to comply the lighter wieght means tires last longer and less damage upon impact as car carries less momentum.
5. Cell life 10's of times longer then NiMH
6. More consistant power throughout run.
7. Longer run times.
8. Nominal voltage stays consistant from genration to generations i.e. 2 cells will be 7.4Vnominal ( and 8.4V when charged, there is no "peaking") last year this year next year etc.
9. No soldering needed for the highest quality cells and they come equipped to plug an play.
10. can be recharged emmidiately after run unlimited times in a day no having to have a box of packs for a race weekend.
11. No special storage case needed to keep the cells from shorting during transport, and no ris of shorting on tools and metals in pit areas.
There is more but I think you get my point.
Discharge curve coming.