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Old 03-04-2008, 02:45 PM   #1
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guys, i was looking to get into lipo, but its gonna cost a fortune to switch over from already being established w/ nimh.

my question is which nimh brand battery pack is the best bang for the buck and will give me my longest run time? how much run time can i expect while using a stock spec brushed motor in my t3? thanks.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:22 PM   #2
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My EP 4600's from eXpress Motorsports give me crazy runtime- I have done two 5 minute heats of stock with a 13.5 brushless on 1 battery w/out charging or re-peaking. There are also IB 4600's out there but I have not personally used them.
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MY PREFERENCE IS THE EP CELLS, I'VE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH THESE CELLS.
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MY PREFERENCE IS THE EP CELLS, I'VE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH THESE CELLS.
what am i looking at for run times w/ the set-up i have listed?
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:25 PM   #5
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i would get the slingshot 4500 factory cells because that pack lasted me 15 minutes with a team cheakpoint 9 turn tebo edition motor

the battery is awsome
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Go with lipo!
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anyone using the maxamp 6000? whats the run time on that like? how long does it take to charge up?
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anyone using the maxamp 6000? whats the run time on that like? how long does it take to charge up?
I am using the Maxamps 2s 6000, in a Losi xxxt CR, with a MM5700. I have had well over 20 minutes run time, and that did not hit the cut-off. I have only run the truck a few times at my local track, so I have yet to run it all the way down. Usually, I put it on the charger for 5-10 minutes in between while I help flip cars.
A lipo should be charged at no more than 1c, so I charge at 6amps. So, after running for 15-20+ minutes, I am recharging 35-45 minutes. All this is approx.
Keep in mind, when I run the lipo, there is very little IF any dip in performance
I am wanting to run in the 'Novice' class, so I went down to a 27t brushed motor, but I have not been to the track to compare run times. I am guessing it will be about the same as the more powerful, but brushless, Mamba motor.
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some nice ener-g smc 4600
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You should consider switching to Lipo. Besides giving you
more run time and more stable punch, it's less maintenance.
You don't have to re-peak nor discharge your batts. anymore.
I prefer the Team Orion Platinum 4800 Lipo for it's reliability. I
just charge and go for 20 mins. with 4.5R brushless motor without
any power drop. I think Lipo is the way to go now, just my opinion!
Hope this helps...
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team orion 4800's are good and trakpower 4900's are great also. do yourself a favor and just buy 2 lipo batteries. that is more then enough to start with. plenty of run time. excellent source of constant power, you will be amazed by the punch a good quality lipo will give you.

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