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Old 03-22-2008, 04:13 AM   #1
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I am upgrading my batteries for the LRP brushless system and am wondering what performance trade offs I would get from 5 vs 6 cells. Currently all my packs are 6 cells but I see all brushless guys are running 5.

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THe main difference is that you will find the speed a lot easier to control with 5 cell over 6. Also there is a slight loss in top end but for the fact you wont needa dust pan and brush when ever you run the car, sits fine with me
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THe main difference is that you will find the speed a lot easier to control with 5 cell over 6. Also there is a slight loss in top end but for the fact you wont needa dust pan and brush when ever you run the car, sits fine with me
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I see, thanks.

So does that mean 6 cell would be better for large open tracks?

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I see, thanks.

So does that mean 6 cell would be better for large open tracks?

Having both 6 and 5 cell brushless I can honestly say that you will find the 5 cell setup better but if its a very large and open track then should be ok. Just glad I am in the uk so wont see you in tears when you bust the car lol
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:15 AM   #5
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I just tried both 5 and 6 cells on my LRP 4.5 and I must say I much prefer 6 cells since I have more punch and top speed. The car does feel lighter but lacks top speed and since I am used to 6 cells (weight), I guess I will stay on 6 cells for now.

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What we have found is if you are at a track that you would use a 4.5 BL in 6cell then ,when you go to 5cell on the same track it is best to go to a 3.5 .This will more than compensate for your lack of power .

Hope tis helps .

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PS we also found changing 6cell packs into 5cells and the differant charging levels associated did not do the cells any good ,so it would be benificial to start with new packs for 5cell
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What we have found is if you are at a track that you would use a 4.5 BL in 6cell then ,when you go to 5cell on the same track it is best to go to a 3.5 .This will more than compensate for your lack of power .

Hope tis helps .

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PS we also found changing 6cell packs into 5cells and the differant charging levels associated did not do the cells any good ,so it would be benificial to start with new packs for 5cell
Ah... interesting. May be I will try this next time. This sounds good.
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