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Old 10-04-2009, 07:07 AM
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WOW it seems that li-po has become beyond affordable. I was browsing hobbyking.com yesterday and found these. @ $19.79 per battery these are the cheapest hardcased li-po in existance!!
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Yeah kinda makes me nervous.....too cheap....
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Originally Posted by sickpuppy1 View Post
Yeah kinda makes me nervous.....too cheap....
I would be skeptical also, but some of my freinds are running the turnigy batteries in their 1/8 electric rigs and having great results from them,so if they can deal with the constant drain an e-1/8 buggy pulls then they gotta be OK.
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I would be skeptical also, but some of my freinds are running the turnigy batteries in their 1/8 electric rigs and having great results from them,so if they can deal with the constant drain an e-1/8 buggy pulls then they gotta be OK.
myself and about 5 other guys that I race with run turnigy lipo in our big 1/8 rigs without any issues. these are good cells they are just making a statement that 90% of the other lipo labelers are just plan ripping you off.
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myself and about 5 other guys that I race with run turnigy lipo in our big 1/8 rigs without any issues. these are good cells they are just making a statement that 90% of the other lipo labelers are just plan ripping you off.
+1, I run a turnigy in my 1/8 to, no problems, I also have there charger and it works great as well.
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Has anyone done any long term testing with these cells?
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I bought 2 4s 5000 packs at the beginning of the summer and ran the crap out of them, They are still perfect and have more punch than the maxamps I have used.

I am glad to see a new layout with the wires with this new hard case. The way the wires exited the side limited it in some chassis. This really completes the line.

I will be ordering like 4 of these for winter
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Yeah but with these being only rated at 20C do you think they could handle 1/8 scale? I was looking to go hardcase but my cash is low right now because I have to buy an extra esc-motor. I use the 4S 30C 5000mah and true the way the wires exit sucks for my app.
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Originally Posted by adam lancia View Post
Has anyone done any long term testing with these cells?
I have a 3S 3300mah 20-30 soft pack that is almost 2 years old and it runs great. I run it in my Slash with a Sidewinder (until yesterday when it broke in 1/2 ) and velineon motor.
It's easily got 120+ cycles on it and still takes almost a full 3000mah when drained.
Zippy/Turnigy/Flightmax have definitely proven that companies like SMC, MaxAmps, Venom, Trinity have been robbing us blind for years.

On the flip side though. I have had 1 5000mah 2S hard case (with the wires come out the side) have the neg wire break off twice on the same battery. And I also had a solder joint break on one of the 4000mah 25C 2S hard case ones as well.
The 5000 cost me $30 initially, $30 to replace, the 4000mah cost me $26 initially, $25 to replace so that is $110 total. A single MaxAmps 5250mah 2S soft pack costs more than that.
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Originally Posted by 2wdMod View Post
WOW it seems that li-po has become beyond affordable. I was browsing hobbyking.com yesterday and found these. @ $19.79 per battery these are the cheapest hardcased li-po in existance!!
I just went and checked those out. My cost was only $17.89???
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they look good for 10th scale racing but i wouldnt touch them for 8th scale. 25c is the lowest i would go there.
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A 20C is not enough for 1/8, these would be great 1/10 packs
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Originally Posted by R-E-A-P-E-R- View Post
A 20C is not enough for 1/8, these would be great 1/10 packs
I run 20C 5000mah 3S lipos in my MMM 2200 powered Summit and it works just fine. Tons of power, no loss of power or capacity, and the ESC still runs strong 4 months into it.
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I also run the Turnigy 5000 20c in my E-revo with the MMM/2200 combo and it runs great batteries never come out hot after running them hard.
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Originally Posted by Neu_Racer View Post
I just went and checked those out. My cost was only $17.89???
the price is also based on previous order. (points). My cost is 18.67 each. I just ordered some stuff yesterday wish I had seen these..
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