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Old 06-10-2008, 09:03 AM   #1
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can i use airplane lipos for my cars? if so which ones are good,and im kinda on a budget.

plus what is C rating?
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can i use airplane lipos for my cars? if so which ones are good,and im kinda on a budget.

plus what is C rating?

I don't think so, i think they don't have enough power. you want something at leats 15c
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why do i need 15c?
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why do i need 15c?
For power. a plane motor is a bit smaller then a r/c car motor.
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im looking to power a converted hyper8 with a motor identical to a feigao 8xl, how much power do i need to make the buggy run around 4o mph
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im looking to power a converted hyper8 with a motor identical to a feigao 8xl, how much power do i need to make the buggy run around 4o mph
Definitly not happening on airplane batteries.
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A lipo is a lipo - Airplane or car it makes no odds....

3 factors for consideration:

- Voltage - How many cells - 1s 3.7 2s 7.4 3s 11.1 etc etc - A buggy on 8XL 4s fine
- Capacity - MaH - Looking for at least 4000 up to 6000 in a buggy
- C rating - A measure of supportable amp draw...

Capacity * C rating = Amps

i.e. a 5000 mah pack with a 20c rating supports 100amps continuous.

This would be about the minimum on a 8xl ideally you'd be going to 125amps.

Lastly all lipo cells / manufacturers are not the same - some are more "optomistic" about there ratings than others - Enerland cells are very good - branded as neu, flightpower or Polyquest.
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A lipo is a lipo - Airplane or car it makes no odds....
Yea granted, but generally airplanes use smaller and lighter batteries.
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hey guys i came upon thesse lipos, what do you think?
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...00mAh_4S1P_15C
and this motor
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...hless_Inrunner
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I'd go higher on the C and capacity with these:

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...0C_Lipoly_Pack

Motor is a cheaper copy of a feigao.... Longer term the medusa at about 100 would be a much better investment...
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the medusa at about 100 would be a much better investment...
what kv do you recomend?
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how about this lipo pack
http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/182278.asp
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