Garrett is the definition of a slacker. I'm amazed he finds his way to work every day..
I cannot say much though, I have yet to start packing for IIC and on top of it I have not ran a 1/12 car in nearly two years...I think my A-Main chances are pretty good though..
I'm also wondering when Brood will have some more 4200 cells in?
Heat is a huge enemy to the IB cell. Charging the cells we have in stock right now
properly is very important. While I do not think you want to actively cool them with a fan, I think it is a excellent idea to passively cool them with a heat sink. Either the MuchMore battery heatsink, or something similar is almost a must when charging these cells (if you want them to last.) Either that, or charge them at a lower rate so they do not heat up as fast. You want to keep the temperature below around 118-120F. I set my chargers to peak at around 116F, which on a CTX Cellmaster is a peak of 18mv.
For storage, my experience has found that storing them charged is the best thing and occasional cycle of the pack if your going to be storing them for months at a time. Many people report soft cells after storing for awhile, the batteries I bought back in Feb/March of this year have not been used hardly at all during the summer other than a random cycle here and there - I discharged them and charged them back up and they still hold really good numbers. I stored mine 100% charged, and about mid way through the summer I ran them through a cycle.