I can assure you that our skins had nothing to do with ROAR. We have been working on this concept for several months and have put hours and hours into R and D. We were the first to offer lipo packs for RC Cars and have been offering lipos for RC Airplanes for the past 5 years+. If any company understands the technology, its MaxAmps.
Let me explain why we are using the method that we are.
For years, we have talked about our concerns with putting lipos in a hard case. There are several downsides to this including:
1. Heat build up- Lipo cells perform much better with good cooling and airflow
2. With a hard case you can't tell what is happening in the pack. If your pack starts to short out or a cell starts to puff, you may not know it till its too late with a clam shell over the pack.
3. If we did do a hard case we did not want it to significently increase the size of the pack. Our cells are designed as a perfect fit for most applications and they use almost all the available space. That is why are 6000 is the same size as other's 4800-5000 packs.
4. We did not want to have 2 connections to get from the cells to the speed control. With most hard cases you end up with 2 plugs, one to get into the case and one to hook to the speed control.
5. Multiple Pack Options- We have at least 14 different lipo packs from 3000-12000mah just for 10th scale in both 2S and 3S. With that many packs, you would need 14 different clam shells.
We have been asked by several customers to offer the hard plastic covering as an option. We feel like the new lipo skins fills this need. They can run either with or without the skin or they can have it built in. When it is built in, its held together by very thick PVC instead of a sticker like some manufacturers are using. As a clear cover you can still see what is happening in the pack.
Please keep in mind, putting a clam shell held together by a sticker around a lipo pack will not keep it from igniting into flames. We do not want to give our customers a false sense of safety. As we have been saying, there is no "safest" lipo with or without a cover. There are pros and cons to both. They are all dangerous if not handled correctly.
If you want to step up to a lipo pack that is assembled to your specs, here in the USA at our facility, by the best welders, best builders, and best tools and you want to be able to talk to the person on the phone that actually built your pack then "step up" to MaxAmps.
Feel free to contact me directly if you have any other questions at email@example.com