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Old 11-17-2007, 04:48 AM   #1
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I saw one of these at my LHS, I am wondering how they are, comments......Thanks
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they're the flightpower 20-30c lipo's in a hard case. people use the flightpower ones for 1/10 tc sometimes, and in planes they win competitions around the world, so go for it!
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I have 2 Trakpower 4900s that I have used in my touring car and T4 and they work great. Wasn't Goggles Paesano a character from the Flinstones cartoon?
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Great.

I have two packs.
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Without having used one, I can only say that they are stiffly overpriced.
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Without having used one, I can only say that they are stiffly overpriced.
Not sure why you would say that. Most places I've seen they are usually $20 less that the Orions/Peak/Core lipos and only $20 more than the Max Amps but have a hard case.
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Enerland. Meh...
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:48 AM   #8
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Without having used one, I can only say that they are stiffly overpriced.
Adress where i buy my Orion stuff, 104.95 for a Carbon 3200

Adress where i buy my Trakpower stuff, 95 for a 4900 Trakpower.


now how would they be overpriced?
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This pack is the shiz. Our Northwest Indoor series has a 10.5/lipo outlaw sedan class this year. I used it all weekend. One charger, one pack, no problemo. And I've been using it since for club nights. I keep it simple, charge at 1C, refill it between rounds and otherwise ignore it. So far it's the same as the first day I used it--40 or so cycles later. Plenty of rip, with a flat discharge curve for as long as I've run it (11 mins--I put 3900 mah back in after that run--with a 13.5 sedan.) I use an ICE charger.

I should add I am now using the balancer for it. Not that I noticed any falloff in performance before I got it. I just had the cash and feel that I'm going to be using lipo's for ever and ever since they ROCK!

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I have 2 Trakpower 4900s that I have used in my touring car and T4 and they work great. Wasn't Goggles Paesano a character from the Flinstones cartoon?
You must have watched a lot of cartoons as well as a kid. Fred won the Indianrockapolis 500 under that name.

Also thanks for the input on the lipo.
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what does the 20c 25c 30c mean
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what does the 20c 25c 30c mean
That is the discharge rate. The higher the number the more it can be abused
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TrackPower + balancer looks like the best option
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i ran a trakpower 4900 in an MF2 all summer long in our 10.5 brushless class. ran as good at the season finale as it did the first day i got it.

btw, i ran every thursday night, 2 quals and double a-mains. every other sunday, 2 quals and triple a-mains. every race day i would run 1 - 2 packs of practice. not exactly sure how many cycles that turns out to be between may and september, but it's ALOT.

i would recommend these packs to ANYBODY (as long as you can read and follow the recommended care for them).

they kick A55.
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They may be cheaper than some of the competition. I'm just saying that, like so many lipos, they are overpriced.
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