Originally posted by RecordBreaker
I'm going to make a call tomorrow and ask my friend if I can borrow his TM 4/35. If he says yes I can gonna order a few bulk, unmatched GP cells from a matcher. Match a few at 30 amps, a few at 35 taking temperature readings with temperature gauge at the end of each matching cycle. I'll post my results.
so you dont match batteries for a living? hmmmm yeah i fully trust your knowledge..could you maybe steer me in the right direction next time i go in for brain surgery as well?
i think danny decided to switch to 35 amps so he had to go out and buy another 60 turbo matchers? i mean everyone is looking for an excuse to throw money away right?
c'mon if discharging at 35 amps is killing the cells than why dont we all buy 5 amp matched packs? i mean at 5 amps the cells should be realy pampered..they should be in tip top shape done at 5 amps?
and the "i'm fully versed in the nimh battery school" but you dont own even 1 turbo matcher?
yeah i think i'll leave the battery matching up to a expert..an expert meaning someone who matches batteries for his living.
danny doesn't do this in his back yard in his neighbors garage..this is not a part time thing for him...i will always trust what danny says about batteries and how to care for them..he has never led me wrong...
my personal oppinion is..in less tha 6 months more than a few players in matching will go the way of 35 amps...did you all argue so much when they jumped from 10 to 20 ? how about from 20 to 25? well than you must have been miffed when they went from 25 to 30 right? look where this is heading bro..new batteries..bigger faster stronger..different methods of matching them...
EA nor myslelf match batteries..we charge them and tape them into the car..if they go fast we are happy..if danny can help us go even faster..were happier...if EA breaks a few old records..maybe people will take notice? some things on paper look good but dont always equate well in a car? and sometimes it's the other way around?
i'll sit back and in 6 months post here again with the companies that switched to 35 amps...
so far i know of 2 ??
if anyone would like to add to the list just post below..
hey and at 35 you can match how many more cells an hour?
also SMC had had for a long time there very own Q&A thread here on rc tech..anyone with technicla questions should post them there..charging,storage etc....korgae or danny has always answered them..
and korgae hit the nail on the head..matchers who sell directly to the public make a larger profit in the end..
kinetix goes from kinetix to the internet..no middleman (distributor) no hobby shop?
SMC goes through the proper channels..distirbutor..from there to the local hobby shop and from there to the consumer...now my local hobby shop will be around for awhile longer..so danny does not price his packs any higher than the guy working from his garage..the distributor takes a cut..than the hobby shop...
brand X can sell his stuff dirt cheap ..yet still make more per pack because he just cut out 2 mouths to feed..
i'm sorry but i need my local hobby shop to be there for me..
to make this real clear..
smc sells there best pack to the distibutor for 35.00 a 6 cell
distributor sells the 35.00 pack to the hobby shop for 50.00
local shop sells the same pack for 70.00...you see how they all make money? that is the idea
now brand X sells his best pack for 50.00 to the public...thats 20.00 cheaper than the local hobby shops smc pack??? oh my god..rape rape rape.... wait a second..look at my math..
danny sells his pack for 35.00 thats 6 gp cells
brand X sells his best pack for 50.00 thats 6 gp cells
danny is making money at 35.00 a pack
brand X working from a garage(example) is making how much more per pack? hmmmmmmm who is realy the rapist here?
unknowing customer is happy he bought a pack for 50.00 thats 20.00 cheaper than smc..ha he got a real steal...right?
i mean his local shop is selling overpriced smc packs? unknowing customer is not hurting the local hobby shop is he? naaa they will find a way to make money right?
WOA what do you mean my favorite shop that is 4 miles from my house is going out of business? how can this be? now i have to drive 50 miles if i need that servo saver??
wake up guys..i'm sorry but buying the so called "cheaper" pack is going to bite you in the butt sooner than later..
ignorance is bliss...i see lots of happy people here!