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Old 03-23-2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default 4S or 5S in 8ight 2.0 Buggy

I'm currently running a zippy 5S 5000 20C, it is awesome, 25-30 minute run time but i want to know if i am missing out on some handeling and big jump landing ability by not running a lighter 4S

also how much more power or run time do you get out of more well known batteries than a zippy?

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What brushless setup are you running? 4S comes in a variety of sizes and weights. Depending on your setup, I think you should move onto a 30C+ pack. I notice a bit more punch from my 4S Zippy 30C's than I do with my Thunder Power 25C packs. Not only that, your battery would run cooler. 20C, in my opinion, is the absolute minimum...
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well it's 20 constant, 30 burst

i have Mamba Monster with 2200 motor

i just wonder if i went to a 4S instead of a 5S would i notice a great improvement in the buggys ability to turn and land jumps...

i know there are different weights in 4S batterys but i would be going from a 5S 5000 to a 4S 5000, one that would be 1 cell lighter
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I'm currently running a zippy 5S 5000 20C, it is awesome, 25-30 minute run time but i want to know if i am missing out on some handeling and big jump landing ability by not running a lighter 4S

also how much more power or run time do you get out of more well known batteries than a zippy?

thanks
A 5s 5000 is bit porky in a buggy. Typically, when you are going up in voltage, the mah should be coming down.

4s 5000 = 5s 4000 = 6s 3300. These batteries all weigh about the same but the higher voltage ones typically will yield a little bit better run time.

The 2200 motor is really a 4s motor though. 5s should be run on a 2000kv or less if you are primarily racing.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:24 PM   #5
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i'm primarily running on R/C tracks but not offical racing

what spring rates and oils do you run in your 2.0?
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