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Old 05-14-2009, 03:40 PM
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ok im thinking of getting a zippy 4s 30c 5000 mah....or 2 ready 2s packs 5000mah for my rc8e..idk which one to get and i need ur help to decid..which one will last longer and which would be a better choice?
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go with the reedy's or smc's
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Originally Posted by B.A. Racer View Post
ok im thinking of getting a zippy 4s 30c 5000 mah....or 2 ready 2s packs 5000mah for my rc8e..idk which one to get and i need ur help to decid..which one will last longer and which would be a better choice?
SMC is what you want. I run (2) 2s 6000 28c SMC in my RC8E
But of the two you are asking about Reedy stay away from the Zippy packs.
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I have not used the larger Zippy packs but I do have some of the smaller ones. I can say they are great, not one single problem in many cycles. They dish out the numbers they are supposed to without breaking a sweat. I have heard of some of the earlier packs having a few solder joint problems, but not a large enough number to scare me away. Hobby City says the new batches are built with better solder and tabs. I read and read and read many different forums and reviews before i purchased them because I was a little worried. Now I will recommend them to anyone without hesitation. The reviews on the Hobby City website are honest, and they have a discussion forum where problem items are discussed. I have used several other brands that cost 5 times as much, and not noticed a difference in performance. I think some people may have had bad experiences with them, but most who knock them just hate the fact that they paid triple for their Lipos.
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I have not used the larger Zippy packs but I do have some of the smaller ones. I can say they are great, not one single problem in many cycles. They dish out the numbers they are supposed to without breaking a sweat. I have heard of some of the earlier packs having a few solder joint problems, but not a large enough number to scare me away. Hobby City says the new batches are built with better solder and tabs. I read and read and read many different forums and reviews before i purchased them because I was a little worried. Now I will recommend them to anyone without hesitation. The reviews on the Hobby City website are honest, and they have a discussion forum where problem items are discussed. I have used several other brands that cost 5 times as much, and not noticed a difference in performance. I think some people may have had bad experiences with them, but most who knock them just hate the fact that they paid triple for their Lipos.
Nicely said. I agree completely.
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Originally Posted by burnineyes View Post
I have not used the larger Zippy packs but I do have some of the smaller ones. I can say they are great, not one single problem in many cycles. They dish out the numbers they are supposed to without breaking a sweat. I have heard of some of the earlier packs having a few solder joint problems, but not a large enough number to scare me away. Hobby City says the new batches are built with better solder and tabs. I read and read and read many different forums and reviews before i purchased them because I was a little worried. Now I will recommend them to anyone without hesitation. The reviews on the Hobby City website are honest, and they have a discussion forum where problem items are discussed. I have used several other brands that cost 5 times as much, and not noticed a difference in performance. I think some people may have had bad experiences with them, but most who knock them just hate the fact that they paid triple for their Lipos.
+ 2 here

I have 5 of the same packs you are talking about. The red cased 2S 7.4V 25C 4000mAh. I have at least 50 cycles on one of them and maybe 10 cycles on the others and i have not had any problems with those packs. I purchased one to try them out then ordered 4 more shortly after... i also have an Orion 7.4V 30C 3800 mAh and i don't see much diffrence i think the zippys are under rated ...
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Originally Posted by B.A. Racer View Post
ok im thinking of getting a zippy 4s 30c 5000 mah....or 2 ready 2s packs 5000mah for my rc8e..idk which one to get and i need ur help to decid..which one will last longer and which would be a better choice?
Get yourself 2 Reedy 35C 5000mAh packs and you will be rockin' the same equipment that the AE factory team driver use. You can't go wrong with that!
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Just thrownin' this out there..I use 2 2 cell 5300mah 28c in my RC8e, and they work pretty good! Diggity designs.

Not sure if this is quite right to answer a question and then ask a question, but just wondering what gearing you guys are using in the RC8e? I am running the 46T spur gear that came with the conversion kit and a 12t pinion. ( went to a smaller pinion because I was over heating) I am still running pretty high temps on the SP 2500Kv motor. anybody?

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i run twin SMC 2S 5200mah 40C packs in my RC8E works great
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SMC has released their 4S-5440-40C as well.
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Originally Posted by Rick Hohwart View Post
Get yourself 2 Reedy 35C 5000mAh packs and you will be rockin' the same equipment that the AE factory team driver use. You can't go wrong with that!
My RC8e hasn't hit the track yet because I'm waiting on a 46T plastic spur, but I'm already loving the look of the two Reedy 5000's in the RC8e that I also use in my B4. Very versatile and cost effective. Who'd ever think you'd find that in this hobby? Hey Rick, I'll give you $20 for a plastic spur.
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Leodis....you AVATAR is distracting.She's a nice girl.

Thunderpower is releasing a 5000,4300 40c pack that will fit and a 5200 25c pack too.
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Originally Posted by Leodis View Post
My RC8e hasn't hit the track yet because I'm waiting on a 46T plastic spur, but I'm already loving the look of the two Reedy 5000's in the RC8e that I also use in my B4. Very versatile and cost effective. Who'd ever think you'd find that in this hobby? Hey Rick, I'll give you $20 for a plastic spur.
Get the Losi gear I have been running the 45 for month or so and love it.
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Hi, I use 2x2S Reedy Lipo #709 on my RC8, and I'm very surprised with my runtimes : about 25-30 minutes. My motor is a Neu 1515 and I have the Xcelorin ESC. I don't know if this can help you but I think 25 minutes is very good, and I have just a lesser power the last 30 seconds !!
 
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Is it a direct fit on the rc8e?
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Get the Losi gear I have been running the 45 for month or so and love it.
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