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Old 04-13-2010, 01:28 PM   #16
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Whoa. Holy misinformation Batman!

Lipos offer significantly less weight and more punch. How could that not translate to faster? As well, the power stays the same throughout the discharge, unlike a NIMH which will have less and less power as the charge wears out.
Just a point here.

A 5-cell 1300mah NiMh hump pack versus the Losi receiver Lipo 2s 7.4v and regulator...the Losi Lipo w/Regulator is only 5 GRAMS less weight.

5grams is 5grams; but the average driver is not going to feel nor notice the difference.

The biggest convenience of Lipo's is the high Mah and not having to worry about the pack on a normal club-race day.
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can you run lipo unregulated with the 7955 (i know you can with that one)

But what about the 7985?? I have that one for my throtle.
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also how long does a lipo reciever pack usually last vs nimh? I can get a little over an hour on my orion 1600 packs. I have 3 of them so i just switch them out.
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can you run lipo unregulated with the 7955 (i know you can with that one)

But what about the 7985?? I have that one for my throtle.


No on the 7985..it might take it for a bit but as far as hitec is concerned its a No go.
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what voltage regulater does everyone run? I want to use lipofor rx pack too! I just struggle with bad or old nmh batts and want to simplify my set up.
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i use 20 % o'donnel race nitro

can't get decent ib c cells since lipo's came out

damn lipo's ... got one 3 cell that is bumbing one side

lifepo4 is too darn $$$ right now!!!!!!!!
and will i need ANOTHER new charger for them ????
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what voltage regulater does everyone run? I want to use lipofor rx pack too! I just struggle with bad or old nmh batts and want to simplify my set up.
I'm running the Losi 2S pack and regulator. No issues thus far.

In the Jammin' I put the reg. in the rear battery compartment, mounted vertical.

In a Losi radio box; I put the reg. up front, stood vertical next to the receiver on the inboard side where it's a little deeper/taller in the box.

I don't use a switch setup. I put mini-Deans plugs on the battery and receiver extension wire and plug/unplug it right next to/by the throttle servo. Wires are just long enough to grab but don't move/go anywhere else while racing.
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