Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
i hate ib 4200wc >

i hate ib 4200wc

i hate ib 4200wc

Old 04-02-2007, 08:51 PM
  #61  
Tech Master
iTrader: (4)
 
fast-ho-cars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: it's a dry heat
Posts: 1,160
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by syndr0me
I love these batteries.
tell them about the great success of the: 4300, foam tire, Lipo Sedan Class you guys run at Fastlane in the Blue Springs (near Kansas City). last time i was there, i saw only 2 hold-outs running NIMH's
fast-ho-cars is offline  
Old 04-02-2007, 08:55 PM
  #62  
Tech Master
iTrader: (35)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,147
Trader Rating: 35 (100%+)
Default

You don't hear people making threads about their cells that don't blow up... They are out racing with them, instead of board hating on rctech like you guys.

Do I have a point?
Sean R is offline  
Old 04-02-2007, 08:59 PM
  #63  
Tech Elite
 
wallyedmonds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brampton ont canada
Posts: 3,662
Default

i love my cells
wallyedmonds is offline  
Old 04-02-2007, 10:03 PM
  #64  
Tech Lord
iTrader: (22)
 
UN4RACING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: MODIFIED!
Posts: 13,140
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by fast-ho-cars
tell them about the great success of the: 4300, foam tire, Lipo Sedan Class you guys run at Fastlane in the Blue Springs (near Kansas City). last time i was there, i saw only 2 hold-outs running NIMH's
Right now at fastlane, its probably about 60-40 or maybe even 70-30, in favor of lipo. I can really only think right off hand of 4 people running sub-c on Tuesdays in 10th sedan.
Orion 4800's and 3200's are the only 2 anyone is useing. And there has been no episodes. My 4800's are at a year now and still working fine.
When I ran sub-c's I ran GP's.
UN4RACING is offline  
Old 04-03-2007, 05:32 AM
  #65  
Tech Master
Thread Starter
iTrader: (34)
 
yeaklet4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,631
Trader Rating: 34 (97%+)
Default

point is some of us dont make 50 grand + a year and cant afford to buy new high end packs all of the time. and some people want a battery that last longer than 5 charges.
yeaklet4 is offline  
Old 04-03-2007, 05:13 PM
  #66  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (1)
 
shaggys40oz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 103
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

The last big race I went to a guy had one of his IB4200's EXPLODE ... iBOOOM!!!! It actually dissentigrated!! All that was left was the outside wrapper of the cell. It was cool untill I saw the guy sitting across from the exploder run to the sink and start flushing his eyes and face with water
shaggys40oz is offline  
Old 04-03-2007, 05:39 PM
  #67  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (44)
 
YR4Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,637
Trader Rating: 44 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by shaggys40oz
The last big race I went to a guy had one of his IB4200's EXPLODE ... iBOOOM!!!! It actually dissentigrated!! All that was left was the outside wrapper of the cell. It was cool untill I saw the guy sitting across from the exploder run to the sink and start flushing his eyes and face with water
I guess we'll need to charge IBs in a jar along with the Lipos for safety. So whats next? Plutonium cells? Guys, get out your lead jackets.
YR4Dude is offline  
Old 04-03-2007, 06:56 PM
  #68  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (16)
 
Leodis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,058
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Here's my opinion from limited experience:

The panasonic 3000's I bought 5 years ago held up pretty well over time and not one of the 36 cells went bad. My nephews are still using a couple of the packs for bashing.

I bought 36 IB4200's in the last 9 months and always follow the matcher's maintenance instructions. Two cells have already gone bad and I recently saw one guy's pack go off like shotgun shells in the pits. I'm almost afraid to hand them down to my nephews for bashing and hope lipo makes NIMH extinct sooner than later.
Leodis is offline  
Old 04-03-2007, 07:18 PM
  #69  
Tech Elite
 
wallyedmonds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brampton ont canada
Posts: 3,662
Default

the wc cells where bad but you all wanted high voltage so there you go
the new cells are good
and im all for lipo if they did not cost so much and you can put them in a 1/12 car.
with brushless oh ya baby the speed the long mains oh yes this would be good
nitro what.
who needs nitro. when those sexy little 1/12 missiles fly down the track


oh im thinking out loud again.sorry.
wallyedmonds is offline  
Old 04-03-2007, 08:19 PM
  #70  
Tech Adept
 
ljohnson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Delta BC, Canada
Posts: 183
Default

IB 3700's are the reason I'm running Orion 3200's now. 2x Orion 3200 + charger was cheaper than 3x 4200 + ctx-d and more batteries in three months.
Balancing my 415 was hard, but my Evo IV was easy. Adding weight isn't really all that hard.
ljohnson is offline  
Old 04-03-2007, 09:55 PM
  #71  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (44)
 
bvoltz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bedtime with Teddi
Posts: 3,635
Trader Rating: 44 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by shaggys40oz
The last big race I went to a guy had one of his IB4200's EXPLODE ... iBOOOM!!!! It actually dissentigrated!! All that was left was the outside wrapper of the cell. It was cool untill I saw the guy sitting across from the exploder run to the sink and start flushing his eyes and face with water
Sorry I just have to say it... Looks like it is time for the "4200 Sack"... And they thought that LiPo was the bomb
bvoltz is offline  
Old 04-03-2007, 11:11 PM
  #72  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (261)
 
Scottrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 6,371
Trader Rating: 261 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by yeaklet4
this just in the guy at the hobby shop had bad grammer so the packs all went dead beacuse he must be a looser and sell junk stuff.
THIS just in...a glaring example of irony rears its ugly head on the board. The guy who can't spell "loser" or "grammar" is complaining about someone elses grammar. Kinda like being called ugly by the dog-faced boy at the circus.

Eight packs of SMC 4200WC's here. I DID get one bad cell from the get-go which was quickly taken care of by SMC. Ruined two packs accidentally shorting them together. Score...SMC-1, Scottrik 8.

Remaining packs are working GREAT and have 25-30 cycles on them.

Scottrik
Scottrik is offline  
Old 04-03-2007, 11:40 PM
  #73  
Tech Master
iTrader: (6)
 
ford_racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canberra
Posts: 1,480
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

I have had my 4 packs of 4200's for a year now, they are still great cells, just losing a bit of punch now. I had one die within 3 cycles, just went open circuit, replaced very quickly by HarrisRC.

I am now looking at new cells but am just a little hesitant about the LiPO route, I know that the failures are caused by mishandling of them, just like mishandling NiMh's is bad.
The only thing that is keeping me away from LiPO is the fact that they are not currently legal at any large races in my area. I can use them for Club meets and the clubs titles, but as soon as I go interstate or to another club I would need to have NiMh cells.

Decisions Decisions
ford_racing is offline  
Old 04-04-2007, 12:48 AM
  #74  
Tech Master
 
akuhon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,155
Default

Originally Posted by T2 SLOW
......................
when i discharge a week later before use on my orion digital discharger .......
What discharger did you use :
This one


or this one


????
akuhon is offline  
Old 04-04-2007, 03:01 AM
  #75  
Suspended
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Back That Thang Up!
Posts: 3,468
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Some of these responses from industry types are quite funny.

Erm..

Of course it's not IB's fault.

It's all you racers who are at fault.

All you racers that "demanded" a faster cell and you racers push these cells to their limit.

You racers actually forced IB to produce, market, and sell a questionable product!!!

Blame the racers!

403forbidden is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.