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Old 02-06-2008, 09:57 PM
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Looks like trakpower will be the first on the market with a real hard case lipo saddle pack!!!

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Old 02-07-2008, 03:42 AM
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but are they ROAR legal? I know it says they are on the website.

but ROAR rules are 139x47x25.1 mm

the hight of these saddles is 30mm ?

EDIT - thats strange - one set of dimensions on the site say 70x47x20.8mm, another part says 70x47x30 ?
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I don't care if any of them are ROAR legal...I just want to know where to buy them in the US. I've got 5 of their original 4900mAh packs and would love to get a hold of those 3S 5400 packs.
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tower carries trakpower look to them.
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I'd like to see the bottom of it have some fake cell bumps (ala Orion 3600's) so it could fit into something like the B44 and other saddle pack cars easier.
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I just got off the phone with someone at FlightpowerUSA. Apparently, these packs are debuting at the Nuremberg Toy Fair and should be available soon. FlightpowerUSA has a rather large order they are placing to get these new packs in stock to ship out to all the US distributors. I was told to call back next Monday and speak with a specific person there to find out what online retailers will likely have these ordered and in stock soon.
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All I know is that I want one. Hopefully tower will get them soon.
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Originally Posted by Noah R. View Post
All I know is that I want one. Hopefully tower will get them soon.
From what I was told on the phone, they are probably at least a couple of weeks away from being available from Tower. FlightpowerUSA is placing their order for them now. Once they receive them, then they'll go out to the distributors, then on to the retailers. Since Tower is owned by a distributor (Great Planes), they may be one of the quickest to get them in stock.
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FYI the new Team Checkpoint 2cell 5400 mah batteries are made by trakpower. They look and feel exactly like the trakpower 4900 mah batteries except for the metallic red finish of course.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXTPJ4&P=ML

Wished they came out with those saddle packs 3 months ago though
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Max amps sells hard case lipo's.I just got the 4000mah hard case saddle pack for my B44. great service.
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http://www.maxamps.com/

Max amps sells hard case lipo's.I just got the 4000mah hard case saddle pack for my B44. great service.
Maxamps is garbage.
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Originally Posted by skelly1344 View Post
From what I was told on the phone, they are probably at least a couple of weeks away from being available from Tower. FlightpowerUSA is placing their order for them now. Once they receive them, then they'll go out to the distributors, then on to the retailers. Since Tower is owned by a distributor (Great Planes), they may be one of the quickest to get them in stock.
Watch them sell out in the first hour, and I try to order it after an hour and 10 minutes
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Maxamps is garbage.
I think that's a bit harsh, we have several people at our track running them (myself included) and have not had any problems with them.
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Originally Posted by mguebert69 View Post
I think that's a bit harsh, we have several people at our track running them (myself included) and have not had any problems with them.
maxamps go soft and make a 5.5 feel like a 7.5 in about a month
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