Originally Posted by Jeff Werner
Danny- that is what I have been thinking the entire time and agreed with you back then. It was only a matter of time when enough "racing" had been done with Lipos that as racers we would find ways to get better performance out of them. Lipos were championed by racers that said that the battery wars would be over....buy em, charge em and race em. Well from the looks of it the honeymoon is about over. Heating them up, high amp charging, ect are things now being done to get that edge. Sounds like the plug and play factor is starting to disappear.
I am interested in seeing if Lipo will totally take over this hobby or will the older batts hang on to some of the market.
I am not against Lipos. But also did not see them as perfect as some were selling them off as being.
AGREED im on the lipo train now, but i was a firm believer back then that the early adoptors claims of no more voodoo and no more battery wars was simply a pipe dream! Now as actual racers (Not backyard bashers or airplane guys) are now using them we start to see that the voodoo is back maybe some different spells but none the less there is more to it then plug and play as we where being led to beleive when the bandwagon fired up..
Im totally ok with it too, im not a lipo basher, i knew that it was going to happen, and im totally into lipo now that they are ROAR approved, the reliablity so far has been great and there is indeed less maint needed to keep them alive.. I think IP killed nihm for me.