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Old 02-01-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:14 AM   #3
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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.
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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?

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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?

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

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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Doesn't GP normally come up with odd number mah ratings?
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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
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You are right - now we are going to see the IB 4800 pop-up in a couple weeks.

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