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Old 03-20-2007, 03:51 PM   #106
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I think part of the problem for me is that lipo batteries have to be paid attention to. We do have some beginners at our race track that are new to the entire racing experience. It's really asking alot for beginners to have to follow a set guide line of about 7 steps (+/-) for their batteries or deal with the alternative......which we all know is not good. I do agree that using the correct charger and using the safety guidlines that have been outlined so well here by others lipo's would be fine.

Usually though with batteries the new batteries are better than the old batteries, isn't using a lipo the same as a nimh? Wouldn't this be a latteral move for batteries instead of a move up?

The other thing is that there is no way that we are going to be able to stop other manufacturers from making lipo batteries, and we all know the average consumers......it's all about getting the best bang for buck. It would be hard to disallow some distributors and manufacturers from putting their products on the market for the savy consumer.

I really feel that unless there are some fool proof ways to allow lipo's (safety being number 1) then we probably won't see very many tracks that allow them. Don't get me wrong I would love to see them at our track because we always change with the growth of technology, but I just don't see it happening anytime soon.

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I think part of the problem for me is that lipo batteries have to be paid attention to. We do have some beginners at our race track that are new to the entire racing experience. It's really asking alot for beginners to have to follow a set guide line of about 7 steps (+/-) for their batteries or deal with the alternative......which we all know is not good. I do agree that using the correct charger and using the safety guidlines that have been outlined so well here by others lipo's would be fine.

Usually though with batteries the new batteries are better than the old batteries, isn't using a lipo the same as a nimh? Wouldn't this be a latteral move for batteries instead of a move up?

The other thing is that there is no way that we are going to be able to stop other manufacturers from making lipo batteries, and we all know the average consumers......it's all about getting the best bang for buck. It would be hard to disallow some distributors and manufacturers from putting their products on the market for the savy consumer.

I really feel that unless there are some fool proof ways to allow lipo's (safety being number 1) then we probably won't see very many tracks that allow them. Don't get me wrong I would love to see them at our track because we always change with the growth of technology, but I just don't see it happening anytime soon.

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That's easy, ROAR tests and approves batteries now, why not the same with LiPo. You're track may not allow them soon but so many more already have. The same safety precautions do need to be taken with NiMh cells as well. You're never supposed to throw them on a charger and leave. It's not really a lateral move either since LiPo requires MUCH less maintenance. That in itself is enough of a change (at the club level at least) that it makes it light years better. Not talking voltage or any of that jazz...just easier to use and cheaper since the cells don't start to die off after 30 cycles.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:21 PM   #110
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Since this is LiPo Awareness.........

Here's a pack that almost blew on us today. I'm actually very surprised and thankful it didn't. As is zken who ran it outside, and Jim since this building is brand new!

This pack has probably had 50+ flawless runs/charges on it. Today it was charging on a Kokam LiPo charger, when zken (his sn name on here) heard it sizzle once. As he reached to unplug the battery, it puffed up like this. Talk about a mad dash to the door from upstairs at the track.

Be careful with thes LiPo batts guys, people are serious when they say they've taken whole buildings to the ground and injured people.
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I'm just glad to hear that you guys caught it before it had a chance to make a big boom.
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I'm just glad to hear that you guys caught it before it had a chance to make a big boom.
Lipo doesnt boom does it? Just a big fire? Nimh makes a huge explosion and then its over.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:14 PM   #113
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I think part of the problem for me is that lipo batteries have to be paid attention to. We do have some beginners at our race track that are new to the entire racing experience. It's really asking alot for beginners to have to follow a set guide line of about 7 steps (+/-) for their batteries or deal with the alternative......which we all know is not good. I do agree that using the correct charger and using the safety guidlines that have been outlined so well here by others lipo's would be fine.

Usually though with batteries the new batteries are better than the old batteries, isn't using a lipo the same as a nimh? Wouldn't this be a latteral move for batteries instead of a move up?

The other thing is that there is no way that we are going to be able to stop other manufacturers from making lipo batteries, and we all know the average consumers......it's all about getting the best bang for buck. It would be hard to disallow some distributors and manufacturers from putting their products on the market for the savy consumer.

I really feel that unless there are some fool proof ways to allow lipo's (safety being number 1) then we probably won't see very many tracks that allow them. Don't get me wrong I would love to see them at our track because we always change with the growth of technology, but I just don't see it happening anytime soon.

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There are a bunch of tracks in the US that allows lipo's

The easy fix is to only allow 1 type of lipo. The Orion units. Try and find 1 problem with the Orion lipo's anywhere.

If the track does not change with technology then it looses racers.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:12 PM   #114
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LiPo Awareness....huh....how's this $72.49 at Nexus Racing

Now that's useful information...heheh...
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Well, giving a monopoly to literally one company is a bit unfair.....

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Heh...now thats funny.


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Since this is LiPo Awareness.........

Here's a pack that almost blew on us today. I'm actually very surprised and thankful it didn't. As is zken who ran it outside, and Jim since this building is brand new!

This pack has probably had 50+ flawless runs/charges on it. Today it was charging on a Kokam LiPo charger, when zken (his sn name on here) heard it sizzle once. As he reached to unplug the battery, it puffed up like this. Talk about a mad dash to the door from upstairs at the track.

Be careful with thes LiPo batts guys, people are serious when they say they've taken whole buildings to the ground and injured people.

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Note: No hard shell/case? What brand is that lipo?
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You should really be taking precautions when charging LiPos. $30 is a small price to pay for a fireproof bag such as a LipoSack.
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