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Old 02-27-2008, 10:03 PM   #16
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:04 AM   #17
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Hey, I'm a math wiz, but my head hurts just thinking about what it would cost in NiMh to even come close to what ya get with 4 11.1v 8000MaH lipos.

And that's not counting the divorce!

What, are you converting your full size car to brushless or something?
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:20 AM   #18
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best bat by far... Team Orion 4800 Li-Po
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best bat by far... Team Orion 4800 Li-Po
Darren, you have to try the 3600!
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:33 AM   #20
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We got a few different ones, TrakPower by far is of higher demand right now.

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Darren, you have to try the 3600!

Shhhhh...... Don't tel everybody....... +1
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:23 PM   #22
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NiMh are faster on the track.

Neither is perfect. I will keep racing with MiMh cells though. If you race spec classes you will want to go as fast as you can.
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What, are you converting your full size car to brushless or something?
No, but I was thinking about my kids Pow,Pow,Power Wheels
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Yeah, if you look around there aren't that many 2s Lipos with a 25c discharge rating, most of them are 15-22c discharge. That is why the 3600 Orion is somewhat unique.
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http://www.trakpower.com

they have a continuous discharge rate of 25C = TP4900 2 cell
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Yeah, if you look around there aren't that many 2s Lipos with a 25c discharge rating, most of them are 15-22c discharge. That is why the 3600 Orion is somewhat unique.

Yea baby, OrOiN 3600 is my next purchase from lir.......
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Casper, I'm surprised that you say NiMh is faster. We run stock, and were startled by the speed increase when we finally switched to lipo. Is it because our Ni-Mh (4200 WCE) had a few runs on them?

And Bulldawg/all, don't get me wrong, I love my TrakPower, hoping my order for another comes in tomorrow for the weekend of racing. I also see the web site shows 25C, but the package on my recently ordered one shows 20C.

Not that I'm worried, just curious, I don't race specs. When we first used them (TP & Orion 3600) just a few weeks ago, my Team Driver (son) was startled by the speed. At first he wanted to go back, but by the time the day was over he wanted to know if we could get more.

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I have seen on track testing when multiple different lipos were run and then a nihm pack with a BL motor. The nihm was noticably faster on the track. Just one car a few different lipos but from what I have seen the nihm is still a higher performing battery.
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My 2 lipos cost a lot less than the 4 NiMh packs, dis-charger and balance tray they replaced. Cost is really not a valid excuse for not making the switch.
but then you have to get a compatible esc, new charger, prob new motor, etc! thats damn expensive! i might as well buy some more nimh battery packs!
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