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Old 11-26-2014, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default Brushless and Lipo future

Hey all: As we get closer to 2015 I'd like to know the state of brushless/lipo and were we go from here. This technology seems to have made electric racing popular and fun again so I'd like to know a few more things about it:
1st Have we maxed out this technology or is there still a ways to go?
2nd: with new 100c packs have we maxed out capacity like we did with sub-c batteries or are lipos more durable and stable?
3rd: How many companies make brushless motors vs the companies that just tune/tweak existing ones and put their own label on it?
Thanks for the info and "HAPPY THANKSGIVING"
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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With the technology available now, should 10-15 minute mains become the norm?

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Old 11-27-2014, 06:24 PM   #3
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Lipos are just another stepping stone in battery evolution. Scientist have already made batteries from sugar with more power potential than lipo offers.

http://mobile.extremetech.com/comput....google.com%2F

I loath lipos. Their drawbacks outweigh their advantages in my opinion. Theyre dangerous and require a lot of stringent care.
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20 years from now guys will look at lipos the way we look back at nicads now... Brushless will still be around tho
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The biggest changes for Lithium based cells have already taken place.

The next evolution will be 4.35V cells (used in low power devices for about 2 years and available in lower C ratings suitable for flight applications) and small incremental capacity increases.

Graphene based super capacitors might be the next path of energy storage for RC it looks promising.
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Hey, Nicds are still around.

In fact still nothing beats them for resilience to just about anything (improper charging, reverse charging, water submersion, overheating, you name it). They're still the cockroach of batteries.

A bit difficult to find, but can still get them.
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