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Old 09-04-2007, 10:16 PM   #1
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i recently sold all my nimh's and brushed setup......and im going to be running in my club races mod 2wd truck with my t4........ i have my spectrum setup all i need to do is go buy the brushless motor and ecu that i chose what is a novak gtb & 7.5r......my only question is whats a good charger thats easy ......and what lipo packs are good ive never messed with lipo so i dont know whats good and whats not......so please shed some light on me......thanks
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:27 PM   #2
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I have the Orion 4800mah lipo. I like it because it has a hard case on it. I am using the Team Checkpoint 1030 charger with it. I have a variety of batteries so I can't go with strictly a lipo charger.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:39 PM   #3
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Ive been running the MaxAmps 6000 pack.. I like it a lot. I think I like it more for the weight... I still have to add weight to get the right performance, but not near as much as with the Orion packs. The hard case of the Orions is a MAJOR plus.

I run the ICE from Duratrax... simple, easy, and more than enough to get the job done (I'd still use a GFX for NiMh however).. but for LiPo, its perfect.

Just follow the directions with regards to the LiPo's, and they'll treat you fine. I'm glad I made the jump to LiPo, I'll never run NiMh again........
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:41 AM   #4
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i have the orion 4800 and the LRP pulsar 3 they both are great!
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:27 AM   #5
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I have yuntong 5000 hard case and hx8080 for charger and very powerfull for low cost
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:32 AM   #6
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I use RC Common Sense 4000mah lipo and maxamps 4400mah saddle pack lipo. So far, all lipos I have used seem the same. They all have about the same performance and weight.

For charger, I use the duratrax ICE with a hyperion balancer. I also just bought an FMA Direct balancepro HD 6s LIPO only charger. I like it a lot. It is small and can charge lipos very fast at up to 10A and up to 6 cells and already has a balancer built in. I plan on trying out A123 type batteries soon too and this charger is already set up for that too. Here is a picture of it.

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Team Orion 4800's are great! The more reading I do around here, the more I understand why they are so good (I have love mine and have had no problems). If you read through these forums you can see why these batteries are really good. I believe they have a thread in the on-road section about them. The trakpower lipos have also received some good reviews as well. Just make sure you don't opt for buying the cheapest lipos you can find from some no name brand. IMHO
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:39 PM   #8
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why not for no name

you pay extra only for the name but it was same cell in it with same spec
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I would go with a maxamps 6000 7.4v battery. They fit right into your cars with no mods and have lots of run time. I have been running my 6000 since Febuary and it still has the same amount of power and run time as when I first ran it.

I also use a dura-trax ice charger it is very easy to use and the price is not bad ither.

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For the 6000mah maxamps, how much runtime are you seeing?

Also, how much weight have you had to add to a T4 using them?
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why not for no name

you pay extra only for the name but it was same cell in it with same spec
Maybe the same spec as in capacity and voltage. That's where the similarities typically end. There are some great posts that answer the difference between cell qualities around if you look enough. I don't feel like reposting here. Search or PM me.
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For the 6000mah maxamps, how much runtime are you seeing?

Also, how much weight have you had to add to a T4 using them?
I am getting anywhere from 15min to 25min of run time depending on what type of track I am running on. I am running 4oz of weigth on my losi truck. It is around the same weight as a GP3300. If you want it to weight the same a a 4200WC pack you will need to add 4 and a 1/2 oz to your car which seems like a little much to me.

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Thumbs up Maxamps 6000

I ran a 6000 maxamps lipo last weekend with a GTB 4300 combo.In the 15 min main with the 10th gas truck race (called Protruck locally) and only put just over 3000mah back into it to repeak.
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