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Old 06-27-2007, 05:41 PM   #91
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is that OEM pricing..or retail pricing.

just would like a bit of info...
what happens to the matchers...shops..etc..
will they forced to buy from Trinity
Thats OEM pricing for matchers. So you should NOT see an increase in shop prices or on-line prices either.

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Old 06-27-2007, 05:42 PM   #92
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LOL!!! Yeah.... it was one of those Lithium Manganese LiPo Orion packs. That is what the race manager told me.

No bias here, I like Lipo but I have not made the jump. Lipo for the most part has not proven to rival the performance of NiMH. That is all the research I care invest with this new technology... it is still too new and has more growing pains to overcome before it will exceed our demands.

In closing, this latest incident was due to multiple impacts per lap.... braille driving at best. So, in short, the pack was abused.
Amazing as this is the first report anyone has seen of this with an Orion pack. You wouldn't happen to have that race manager's name by chance? Or at least the track it happened at. I'd like to get confirmation of this report.

It's also kind of hard to believe with the sarcastic tone of your post considering you know what company the guy you directed it to works for...
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:46 PM   #93
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Kujo, calm down. No scarcasm here as it was a very close friend of mine that had it burst into flames while holding it. Get a grip.

Here is the location of where it took place, www.mikeshobbyshop.com, and Mike is the owner/race manager.

And yeah, I have a good idea who Mr.Black is.
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:54 PM   #94
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Very calm man. Just wanted the place so I could look into it. And just so you know the j is a bit far from the z for that to be a typo...
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:56 PM   #95
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Lipo's aren't anymore dangerous than Nimh's, and that's never really been my stance on the issue. All batteries are potentially dangerous, the Alkalines in your transmitter could potentially explode.
It all boils down to how they were used. I was at another track and a cell in a NiMH pack exploded. The comment was made about 8 or more amps pumped into the pack.
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:57 PM   #96
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Very calm man. Just wanted the place so I could look into it. And just so you know the j is a bit far from the z for that to be a typo...

That was intended sarcasm! Kuzo
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No problem Mr. Baldo!

you see the b is real close to g so your not sure if I meant to do that...dang did I say that out loud?
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No problem Mr. Baldo!

you see the b is real close to g so your not sure if I meant to do that...dang did I say that out loud?

LOL! Goob!
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:16 PM   #99
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Just an FYI I just received the latest pricing info from Trinity since the new agreement and guess what....The prices are the EXACT Same as they were a month ago from them when they sent out a price list.

Not taking sides one way or the other but stating a fact.

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That is what I was told also... I can't imagine Trinity wanting to hurt itself by killing off the matchers.
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:01 PM   #100
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let's hope Trinity hold the prices steady...

http://www.eastpower-batteries.com/o...hp?cPath=21_23
even with the currency exchange rate.. might be a little cheaper...especially in bulk...and i believe this is after VAT tax

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so will matchers keep these prices....
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:28 PM   #101
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LOL!!! Yeah.... it was one of those Lithium Manganese LiPo Orion packs. That is what the race manager told me.
Wow, sorry i missed the pre 4th of july fireworks.

David, To clarify; Chris uses Maxamps 6000 packs. These are the soft packs, Orions are hard cased. Spencer thinks that the drive shaft might have cut into the battery, since this is the same thing that happened on his TC4.(but not with the same dramatic result).

I have used and abused my Orion packs for a year now.
They are tough with a proven safety record.

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Old 06-27-2007, 07:39 PM   #102
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Your post is reliable as you would have it from the horses mouth. Mike indicated it was an Orion pack. As much as that car hit the boards, it is understandable why it went up in flames. Tell Spencer thanks for the info. I was too busy marshalling to take a closer look.
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Well, at least I don't have reason to question my packs. A driveshaft cutting into a pack like that would certainly cause a problem. One more reason to advocate a hard case for any lipos to get legalized.
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EP are still sold through ProMatch!!!

Who cares what Trinity does with there new (trinity/Epic EP cells)!!!
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:54 PM   #105
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One more reason to advocate a hard case for any lipos to get legalized.
What percentage would you place on safety being the reason for not approving Lipo?
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