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Old 09-14-2009, 08:03 PM
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You're not calling me out.

Just trying to make sure people are informed and perhaps offer some advice and as you said it's HIS choice.

I completely understand, I'm just tired of all the fighting on RCTECH its almost a never ending battle whenever someone brings up hobbycity people jump in and instantly say your going to burn your house down! Lipo failures happen to all batteries cheap or not, but its a small number compared to how many batteries people are running successfully from all manufactures.
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Of all the failures I've heard of, guess how many were from a certain RC reseller?
Don't want to start a bickering war here. People are going to buy what people are going to buy. My suggestion is for the more frugal among us to take the "cheaper" packs apart and do some resoldering and insulation in critical areas. If you do this your packs will probably work as well as anyone's.
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Of all the failures I've heard of, guess how many were from a certain RC reseller?
Don't want to start a bickering war here. People are going to buy what people are going to buy. My suggestion is for the more frugal among us to take the "cheaper" packs apart and do some resoldering and insulation in critical areas. If you do this your packs will probably work as well as anyone's.
but look at the ratio of zippy packs to "high end batteries" in 8th scale I can bet its a easy 6:1 if not more the odds of them failing is much higher if everyone is running them. And to be fair in the last 3 years I've seen in person only 1 in car lipo fire and it was a $250 NeuEnergy pack.
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Just trying to make sure people are informed and perhaps offer some advice

thanks for your concern man, if you knew me, you would know i do in depth reasearch when i buy.I know from experience that a quality battery doesnt have to cost a small fortune.I have been running 6 3200 20c battery packs for 2 years now.I have my own private practice track, so my batteries get worked.I bet I put 15-30 cycles a week at home on those batteries PLUS 2 years worth of racing.My son and I run 5 cars between the 2 of us on a race day, so those 35.00 a peice li-pos ALL saw literally HUNDREDS of cycles.I got my moneys worth 3 times over from those 6 packs and they are still good enough to run at home for practice.
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I placed an order for two batteries with them today. I am hoping to get my order by next Monday.
I received the batteries on Saturday. In my opinion that is pretty quick coming from Hong Kong.
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Originally Posted by rwhisen View Post
Of all the failures I've heard of, guess how many were from a certain RC reseller?

SMC??? perhaps?
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I received the batteries on Saturday. In my opinion that is pretty quick coming from Hong Kong.
I also received mine on sat. that is pretty fast from the other side of the world.
Ran the 4000's today. Very happy with them for 25.00 ea!!They perform as well as my smc 5200 24c I paid 85.00 for.
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I shipped thru them using EMS, had it to my door step in 3 days
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I shipped thru them using EMS, had it to my door step in 3 days
That's impressive. When I choose EMS I normally don't even get the notice it's been shipped for 2 days, usually have it 4 days later though so within a week is standard.
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When you order from hobbyking, what shipping carrier does the package go to when it gets in the U.S? USPS?
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after customs, USPS takes over.
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Originally Posted by bohdi View Post
after customs, USPS takes over.
ok thanks
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Originally Posted by snowboard094 View Post
When you order from hobbyking, what shipping carrier does the package go to when it gets in the U.S? USPS?
HC has also upgraded their pkg tracking - you can now follow your pkg all the way to your door from their site.
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i ordered a couple zippys from them,the regular shipping had them in two weeks,and I'm from canada
i will be ordering from them again,cant beat there prise
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Well since we're having a debate about cheap lipo's and shipping from Hong Kong. Has anyone tried the blue lipo's from hobbypartz? Seem a good price and shipping is a whole bunch cheaper.

Decent quality? At least as good as turnigy? (I have turnigy's and I'm pretty happy with them so far)
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