I'm not sure if this has been discussed about earlier or not. I done a topic search of the forums and could not find any threads in regards to this matter.
Anyway after being notified that some models of Turnigy hardcase 2s Lipo batteries had been ROAR approved I wanted some official clarification of this as they were not listed on the ROAR approved batteries list. http://www.roarracing.com/approvals/...y.php?ordby=ad
I sent a email to Fred Hohwart the ROAR administrator asking if the Turnigy batteries that claimed to be ROAR approved had been approved or not.
Along with the Turnigy batteries there are a number of the Zippy Flightmax hardcase 2s Lipo batteries that also claim to be approved.
I informed Fred Hohwart that the batteries were being sold on the Hobbyking.com website stating that they had been ROAR approved and are still continuing to do so.
This was the reply I received from Fred Hohwart on the 11th August 2011.
I understand these batteries were submitted but not yet approved because no part numbers were on the packs for positive identification.
All ROAR approved batteries are listed on our website www.roarracing.com, click on Approvals, then on approved lithium technology batteries.
I would suggest that everyone pass the word around the rc clubs and communities that the Turnigy & Zippy hardcase 2s Lipos are NOT ROAR approved and will not be allowed to be used at events requiring ROAR approval on batteries.
Personally I have a couple of the Turnigy hardcase lipo's myself and I have been satisfied with the performance that they give me. They may not be any good for use in high current applications but seeing how I only compete at my club in brushed 540-J motors they do fine.
However I would not like to see anyone buying the batteries with their hard earned $ believing that they are ROAR approved and only to be told that they cant use them at events requiring ROAR approved lipo's.