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Old 07-30-2008, 04:44 PM   #16
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Why run these?

If you bash or run modified, or perhaps run on a slippery offroad track, these are perfect.

They charge in 15 min for a 2s1p pack and when the batteries run dead, instead of slowing down gradually, they'll drop within a half lap, all of a sudden the car will almost come to a stop.

I ran a 6 min main with an mf2/5700 mamba with a 2s1p pack ( 6.6v 2300 mah) with no problems on a medium sized track.

They do have new packs out that are similar in size/shape to the hard case lipo packs, without all of the babysitting that a lipo needs.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:31 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by alf.skaar View Post
I run them in my TRF416, good punc, top speed, mod motor, run time

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Old 07-31-2008, 11:41 AM   #18
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My friend tested no so good !
Orion 30C had more punch !
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:19 PM   #19
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Orion has more volts, no wonder it has more punch!! You're saying a Ferrari 355 has more punch than a Porsche Boxster - well, yes!! Please compare like with like before you dismiss this product.
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Interesting related article (read the last line), as huge applications like 1:1 will trickle battery technology down to us:

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