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Old 02-16-2007, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default Switching to Lipo, need some advice.

Hi guys I've been in RC for almost 2 years, and now I'm a full time drifter, running a GTB and a 5800.

I havent got much time to maintain my NiMH cells and decided to make the switch to Lipo.

What I want to know is which is the best charger/battery combo for my GTB and 5800 motor.

I was told that Orion equipment is my best bet with the Advantage charger and the 4800 packs.

Any suggestions?

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P.S - also at the moment I have a much more CTX charger, will that be ok to use with lipo? I've herd the lipo funtion on the CTX isnt that great.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:53 AM   #2
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Go with the Orion stuff. Get the 4800 pack if you can fit it in your car. If not go with the 3200. The Orion Avionics chargers are perfect for charging their batts. Either of these work well.


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Don't bother with the CTX-C. It doesn't charge LiPo at a high enough rate to be useful.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:42 PM   #3
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I want the lipo advantage with the side tray and the carbon fiber. Sweet.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:55 PM   #4
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The lipos will go in a TT-01, so do you guys think they will fit alright?
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Nah man... I'm pretty sure the TT-01 will spontaneously combust when it sees Lipo power. If your car wasn't infested with tamiya blue then things would be different..

Say.. if your TT was purple... then things would be alright..

Generally speaking ray - the troubles arise on belt cars. Shafties usually mount their batts longitudinally ON the chassis plate. Either strapped or with a plate. The TT tub should have plenty of room.

belt cars however, usually tuck the cells transversely across the chassis .To get them right in, they tuck them under the bulkheads. The bulkheads are a tight fit and usually shaped to fit the cells. The Lipo packs are somewhat square edged - Ie. don't fit without major dremel work.

The TT will be fine.. (Oh crap - if it doesn't i see ya around. Damn...)
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Orion packs fit any car with the exeption of: Tamiya MSX, Xray T2, Losi JRX-S. THe Xray T2 can fit them but have to dremmel of the rear right center bulkhead about 3mm so it can fit in there, but the 3200 Orion fits well on the T2.
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The lipos will go in a TT-01, so do you guys think they will fit alright?
The 3200 will fit perfect, the 4800's will need some spacing on the hold down strap.

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Also make sure you get a good quality Li-Po charger that charges at at least 3.2Amps.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:43 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the advice guys, I ended up getting the Orion 3200, Orion avionics, and novak smart stop.

I wanted the 4800 pack but towerhobbies wont ship it OS.

I will be back for charging tips once my gear arrives
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Hi all, will the 4800 orion fit in a old trf 415 ?
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