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Old 08-09-2007, 02:58 AM   #76
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LIPO, Li-Po, LI-PO, Li-Polymer, however you say it. Kills me how so many of these dudes say "I heard this about them" and "my best friends cat had one explode"....just a little bit of Geico caveman research will tell any of you naysayers, Li-pos dont go boom, they burn.....IF YOU MISTREAT them. Sub c cells are like bullets in a fire....vent vent vent pop pop pop. And who was the meatball that is still arguing for brushes? Brushes are for HAIR!
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:08 PM   #77
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And dirt's for potatoes
And asphalt's for getting your race car to the track
And fenders are for taxi cabs
That's all I got

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Old 08-09-2007, 01:18 PM   #78
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Diesel is for towing, gas is for washing parts...alcohol is for racing.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:24 PM   #79
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Not to mention post race celebrating!
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:32 PM   #80
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Lipo's burn, Nimh's explode. A few posts up someone explained it really nicely. And I will add a question: What would you rather have? A lipo catching on fire and causing havoc with equipment and the possible facility, or a nimh cell exploding and hitting someone in the head killing them. I would rather lose all my stuff and the place I race at instead of a racer buddy getting killed. But that is just me.

I have personally seen an Orion carbon 3200 catch fire, and it went up into a ball of flames fast. But it was irresponsibility of the owner that caused it, and not just overcharging or discharging, or wrong settings. This person was trying to solder a new connection to the battery because it broke. Touched the protective casing with the iron, it starting smoking, he threw it into a pile of dirt, and it caught fire. I shoveled some dirt on top of it, end of story.

Which would I choose for driving, racing? I choose lipo's.
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:45 PM   #81
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See? They were right, LiPo batteries ARE dangerous. If you actually light them on fire with a torch, they'll burn.

They have some deal inside the cell that will keep them from self-igniting, but I guess if someone decides to actually burn one...then I guess it's like they (Bill White?) say(s)..."You can't fix stupid."

Edit: "Ron White"...LOL...just googled it.
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That sounds more like Judge Judy.
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Been racing lipos for the past year and a half along with brushless. Out of mana man many packs i pesonally have never seen one do anything other than puff up. That includes in mini's, off-road, on-road, heli's and planes. One of the guys i race with recently run a 30 minute 10th scale main, he was the only electric in the entire field (44 trucks) and along with a Novak Brushless ran entire race and then let a few people after the race make some laps with his truck.

So after a long post lipo-lipo-lipo and for newbies brushless will keep them coming back to the track.

My son rrecently got an Airhogs airplane for a gift and it has a lipo battery in it- a toy for a 9 year old!!!!!!

Curret project is a brushless lipo 8th scale truggy.
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I miss the days when people would actually buy products that fit inside the rules of organized racing. Things were so simple then.....
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You realize that every new battery actually has to be approved right? When IB comes out with a 5000 mAh battery it's technically illegal according to the rules until approved. Do you think it would be used before approval by anyone?
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I like Lipo but I say run what ya brung.
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I like Lipo but I say run what ya brung.

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Mod classes around here are run what you got. Stock is still 6cell.
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I miss the days when people would actually buy products that fit inside the rules of organized racing. Things were so simple then.....

I know & understand.....
still....


I don`t miss one bit buying 4 packs for 1 ride every three or 4 months...
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Electric newbie here.... Whats the low down with Li-ion?
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:32 PM   #90
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BTW - I run an Orion 3200 in stock class.
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