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Old 08-21-2009, 12:00 PM
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ok....so suppose you have an 8ight 2.0-e with a mmm/2650 on it.......what battery would you get for a beginner to 1/8 buggy? very short, technical track.....indoor track at CarolinasRC to be exact.

2 offers have been proposed for a zippy 30c 5000mah 4s and a losi 4s hardcase.

of the 2...which is better? I thought i read somewhere that the losi's kinda sucked...but now i can't find that anywhere.

the zippy is a 30c...not sure what the losi is...but the losi is a hardcase.

the price difference is only $20...both are SLIGHTLY used...and balanced every charge, etc...etc..etc...


if neither of these...what would be a good one to get around the $75 range?
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I paid around $90 for that same zippy new and delivered. I think its hobbycity.com?
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I did about 2 months worth of research, and after talking to the early adopters in the LiPo crowd, I decided to go with...

Thunder Power 5000mAH 40C LiPo Packs:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...0C-74V-5000mAh

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I would go with a True Rc pack......but out of the 2 listed my choice would be the Zippy.
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Originally Posted by Armaan View Post
I did about 2 months worth of research, and after talking to the early adopters in the LiPo crowd, I decided to go with...

Thunder Power 5000mAH 40C LiPo Packs:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...0C-74V-5000mAh

I can definitely attest to that. Those TP Pro Race li-pos are the best li-pos out right now. TP has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to li-pos. The only problem is the weight. 2 2s 5000mAh TP Pro Race li-pos weigh more than 600 grams. I'd worry about chassis balance then.

Reedy is coming out with a 4s 5000mAh 40C li-po real soon that weighs more than 100 grams less than 2 2s TP or Reedy li-pos. I'm probably gonna go that route for a 2050kV motor.
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haha...no way in heck i'm paying $250 for 2-2s's...just ain't happening.

what about a 40c SMC c-max? i can get it for a $100
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i do have 2 of these though: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...5C-74v-5200mAh

i was running 1 in my spec slash and 1 in my sc10............
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You're gonna want at least 30C for the amps and 8th scale buggy pulls. Is this the SMC li-pos you're talking about?? It's more expensive than the TPs!
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I wouldn't put a 2650 into a beginner car - but for what it's worth, I'd go 3S1P for that motor. A 40C 3S1P would be perfect. I run a 3S1P 30C LiPo (Zippy Flightmax) that was $62 plus shipping - and will be toying around with a Turnigy 25C 3S1P this weekend to see how that does. With 3S, gearing would probably be 12T pinion for a short track and with 4S - try a 10T or 11T pinion.

You can run 4S1P or two 2S1P LiPos but watch your gearing - 2650KV can be brutally fast on 4S.
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You're gonna want at least 30C for the amps and 8th scale buggy pulls. Is this the SMC li-pos you're talking about?? It's more expensive than the TPs!
haha, no it's a 4s. green soft pack...it's like $180 new, but i'm buying DJ's from him

but yeah...i had that c-max you posted in my sc10 when you saw it/ran it....good battery. i moved to the common sense ones now though...seem to have JUST AS much punch
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I wouldn't put a 2650 into a beginner car - but for what it's worth, I'd go 3S1P for that motor. A 40C 3S1P would be perfect. I run a 3S1P 30C LiPo (Zippy Flightmax) that was $62 plus shipping - and will be toying around with a Turnigy 25C 3S1P this weekend to see how that does. With 3S, gearing would probably be 12T pinion for a short track and with 4S - try a 10T or 11T pinion.

You can run 4S1P or two 2S1P LiPos but watch your gearing - 2650KV can be brutally fast on 4S.
the 2650 is just what comes in the.....i'm getting a good deal on a 2.0 conversoin

i might try out a 3s though
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