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trf_racer 02-01-2007 08:39 AM

GP 4600
 
http://www.rcworld.ch/data/GP4600_1.jpg

http://www.rcworld.ch/neueprojekte.asp?id=4028

A. Rhodes 02-01-2007 09:08 AM

Here we go again :lol:

sosidge 02-01-2007 09:14 AM

In one sense, yes.

BUT, in another sense, loads of people have complained about the durability of the IB4200 - so if GP can come up with a cell that will match it in performance without being fragile, the racer wins.

McSmooth 02-01-2007 09:14 AM

It's time for the rules-makers and battery matchers to grow a set and (1) not allow this cell for another year and (2) not match/sell them.

What do you really think the chances of that happening are?

Glad I bought a nitro sedan.

trf_racer 02-01-2007 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by McSmooth
It's time for the rules-makers and battery matchers to grow a set and (1) not allow this cell for another year and (2) not match/sell them.

What do you really think the chances of that happening are?

Glad I bought a nitro sedan.

According to RCWorld website, it says it is EFRA legal.

sosidge 02-01-2007 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by McSmooth
It's time for the rules-makers and battery matchers to grow a set and (1) not allow this cell for another year and (2) not match/sell them.

What do you really think the chances of that happening are?

Glad I bought a nitro sedan.

Stop the whining about restricting development.

I suppose they ban new engines in Nitro do they? Do you start whining when someone at your track starts running the new release Nova or whatever?

McSmooth 02-01-2007 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by sosidge
Stop the whining about restricting development.

I suppose they ban new engines in Nitro do they? Do you start whining when someone at your track starts running the new release Nova or whatever?

Two completely different situations. Fuel tanks aren't getting bigger and therefore supplying more hp to the engine.

Explain this to the budget racer that faces shelling out another large sum of jack, after just doing the same thing last year, and the year before that. Tell him he's 'whining'.

But if your signature is any indication, you very well might be a dealer. Of course new battery packs would be good in your eyes....more sales.

Thanks for your concern.

Rick Hohwart 02-01-2007 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by McSmooth
Two completely different situations. Fuel tanks aren't getting bigger and therefore supplying more hp to the engine.

Explain this to the budget racer that faces shelling out another large sum of jack, after just doing the same thing last year, and the year before that. Tell him he's 'whining'.

But if your signature is any indication, you very well might be a dealer. Of course new battery packs would be good in your eyes....more sales.

Thanks for your concern.

The unfortunate situation is that ROAR has rules in place that prevent having to buy a new type of battery every time one is released, but they are pretty much ignored by most tracks, clubs, and race promotors.

If the cell is good (better and or more durable), racers will want them and tracks, clubs, and race promotors will allow them.

nagatahawk 02-01-2007 09:53 AM

i agree. So you dont want whining? then every body shut up and quit racing.
we all can whine all we want.

Is this progress or greed in the in the name of progress.
Why dont they just come out with the 5000 and get it over with.

Legalizing lipos and brushless would be more progress than releasing another fragile battery every other month.

HarshGuy 02-01-2007 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by Rick Hohwart
The unfortunate situation is that ROAR has rules in place that prevent having to buy a new type of battery every time one is released, but they are pretty much ignored by most tracks, clubs, and race promotors.

If the cell is good (better and or more durable), racers will want them and tracks, clubs, and race promotors will allow them.

They went to a bi-yearly approval this year, so this cell should be approved for use as of May 1st (assuming it meets specs and is sent in by April 1st of course).

8.3.6 Battery approvals will be processed on a bi-yearly basis. All proposed cells must be received by the ROAR Technical Director by the 1st of September for approval by October 1st or received by April 1st for approval by May 1st. The final decisions on approvals will be communicated to the manufacturer/distributor or assembler and posted on the website listing when approved.

McSmooth 02-01-2007 09:54 AM

Rick,

Yes, I understand all that and I do realize that it will be inevitable.

A GP4600 also means a similar IB cell is coming too. I just don't need to be thrilled about it.

Also, be prepared for another round of "4/5 cells in touring cars", "my mod motor is going to blow up", and "why don't we have longer races".

Then the Lipo people will come in here and complain that their cells aren't legal and that they're the greatest invention since internet porn.

Wait...maybe RCTech is behind all this? :lol:

MR JOLLY 02-01-2007 09:57 AM

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r...ache9rmip6.jpg

glad i`ve gone Li-Po :D

XMSRacing 02-01-2007 10:00 AM

Doesn't GP normally come up with odd number mah ratings?

tc3team 02-01-2007 10:01 AM

r/c cars are almost like PC's, in the respect that you think you have the best spec out there, but by the time you have unboxed it and switched it on its out of date :nod:

duckman996 02-01-2007 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by XMSRacing
Doesn't GP normally come up with odd number mah ratings?

You are right - now we are going to see the IB 4800 pop-up in a couple weeks.

:rolleyes:


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