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Old 02-05-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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wonder which of the battery entities was pushing this latest update. read the roar website announcements for info.

what/which batteries have been submitted, which have been tested in some part. when are we going to make sure nimhs pass the same physical tests.

thanks for all the communication roar. much better than hearing it far too late.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:45 PM   #2
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So much for the MaxAmps "do it yourself" hard case
Good to see ROAR keeping up with things
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Where's the info that rules out maxamps??
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I think it would be this part "A factory encased hard shell " , as far as the "do it yourself" deal goes.
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2008 rule book seems to rule out home grown packs, maxamps would have to supply the case and the cells, built to roar (as a roar affiliate which is like $150, and then $250 for testing) to be approved.

I recently spoke to the owner of a battery company and he said even if XYZ brand OEM's an approved hard case to him, he would still have to send it in for approval to get his own specific approval. It's not like matching Ni-MH cells.

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8.3.1.1 Lithium Polymer battery packs may be used to power electric racing cars if a Certification Of Compliance has been received and accepted by ROAR from the manufacturers of the battery packs.
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So much for the MaxAmps "do it yourself" hard case
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Where's the info that rules out maxamps??

I too would like to see the info Ottoman is speaking of......
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"ROAR defines the "hard case" as a case made of ABS or similar type material. The case shall consist of two (2) halves with each half being constructed from a single mold that is not easily pliable and retains it shape without any exterior or interior support. Both the top and bottom sections of the case must be secured together by glue, double-sided tape or heat seal with a label across the seam stating "ROAR Approved" in such a manner that separation of the case to remove or replace the cells will destroy the case and/or label and render it unusable in competition. The case must be installed by the manufacturer or Value added manufacturer no end User installed cases are acceptable. The case will protect the cells from damage on all sides and will completely cover all cells having only openings for wire connections. Any modification to the factory approved hard case will make the pack ineligible for participation in ROAR events"
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wonder which of the battery entities was pushing this latest update. read the roar website announcements for info.

what/which batteries have been submitted, which have been tested in some part. when are we going to make sure nimhs pass the same physical tests.

thanks for all the communication roar. much better than hearing it far too late.

None. The spirit of the hard case rule was not clearly defined. Now it is.

The annoucement was posted last night..... my apologies for NOT coming here, a non ROAR forum, and posting the news. The best I can do is ensure the one official ROAR site is always current. I will always do my best to keep RC Tech users notified but sometimes life happens and I need to manage my own.

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Ignore. Didn't see the part at the end of the ROAR post about grandfathering in hardcase lipos.

Is there a link out there that lists what hardcased lipos will be legal?
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Ignore. Didn't see the part at the end of the ROAR post about grandfathering in hardcase lipos.

Is there a link out there that lists what hardcased lipos will be legal?
Not as of yet.. the battery approval list will be updated as soon as we get verification of passing batteries from the lab.
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Should be interesting then. I'll have to wait and see I guess to see who makes the cut, unless that trinity always gets approved thing is true, then I can just buy a lipro.
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Dawn,

Does this hard case clarification mean the max amps packs with the thin plastic casing in the shrink will not be legal?

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Both the top and bottom sections of the case must be secured together by glue, double-sided tape or heat seal with a label across the seam stating "ROAR Approved" in such a manner that separation of the case to remove or replace the cells will destroy the case and/or label and render it unusable in competition
so say someone buys a pack last month, before any packs are approved. say this particular pack ends up being approved, but since it was purchased prior to apporoval it doesn't have a label stating "ROAR approved"... is it illegal?
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I really PREFER stick to the EP Battery side by side!
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