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Old 07-23-2008, 10:41 AM   #31
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any one wana buy some NIMHs
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I'm looking to buy a new lipo for my TC and have been leaning towards the 5000mah SMC hard-cased packs rated at 28C (I think). Alot of local guys say there is a noticeable difference between the SMC packs rated at 28C vs. the older Orion 3600 packs rated at 25c.

I checked the specs on the new 3800 Orion pack and it has a 30c rating.

Has anyone done a comparison with the SMC 5000mah rated at 28C vs. the new Orion 3800mah rated at 30C? Is the power the same, noticeably different? I am not concerned with run-time since our heats and mains rarely ever go past 5 minutes.

I also plan on getting two packs. I am leaning towards the Orion packs because of the bullet-style connector ports. As far as the Trinity 3800, I don't know much about it but I can go in that direction also because of the bullet-style ports. However, I look at the "C" ratings (power) more than I do MAH (run time).

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Old 07-23-2008, 01:01 PM   #33
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many co. had use more mah or 2S-2P to get more amps for discharge ,
but can't same 30C feel ( punch & respond )
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:13 PM   #34
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I'm looking to buy a new lipo for my TC and have been leaning towards the 5000mah SMC hard-cased packs rated at 28C (I think). Alot of local guys say there is a noticeable difference between the SMC packs rated at 28C vs. the older Orion 3600 packs rated at 25c.

I checked the specs on the new 3800 Orion pack and it has a 30c rating.

Has anyone done a comparison with the SMC 5000mah rated at 28C vs. the new Orion 3800mah rated at 30C? Is the power the same, noticeably different? I am not concerned with run-time since our heats and mains rarely ever go past 5 minutes.

I also plan on getting two packs. I am leaning towards the Orion packs because of the bullet-style connector ports. As far as the Trinity 3800, I don't know much about it but I can go in that direction also because of the bullet-style ports. However, I look at the "C" ratings (power) more than I do MAH (run time).

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C rating by itself doesnt give you any indication. Its C rating x mah. In theory.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:00 AM   #35
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I'm looking to buy a new lipo for my TC and have been leaning towards the 5000mah SMC hard-cased packs rated at 28C (I think). Alot of local guys say there is a noticeable difference between the SMC packs rated at 28C vs. the older Orion 3600 packs rated at 25c.

I checked the specs on the new 3800 Orion pack and it has a 30c rating.

Has anyone done a comparison with the SMC 5000mah rated at 28C vs. the new Orion 3800mah rated at 30C? Is the power the same, noticeably different? I am not concerned with run-time since our heats and mains rarely ever go past 5 minutes.

I also plan on getting two packs. I am leaning towards the Orion packs because of the bullet-style connector ports. As far as the Trinity 3800, I don't know much about it but I can go in that direction also because of the bullet-style ports. However, I look at the "C" ratings (power) more than I do MAH (run time).

Thanks!
I think the most significant difference with the Orion 3800,3400,and the 5000's is that they can be charged at 2C. The biggest complant about lipos are the time it takes to charge them but now with the 2C charging rate you can cut the charge time in half if need be. Of coarse my Lipo charger only goes to 6 amps but this is still a great improvment.
I wonder when the rest of the Mfg.'s are going to do the same?
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I think i'm gonna pick up a Orion 3800, i'm looking for a good AC/Dc charger to work w/ this i'm thinking about the Venom any ideas?

Also any cool Lipo sacks out there and where to get

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Has anyone done a comparison with the SMC 5000mah rated at 28C vs. the new Orion 3800mah rated at 30C? Is the power the same, noticeably different? I am not concerned with run-time since our heats and mains rarely ever go past 5 minutes.

I also plan on getting two packs. I am leaning towards the Orion packs because of the bullet-style connector ports. As far as the Trinity 3800, I don't know much about it but I can go in that direction also because of the bullet-style ports. However, I look at the "C" ratings (power) more than I do MAH (run time).

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If you're not concerned with run-time, just get the Orion 3800's 30C
and you'll be glad you did. I just got 2 myself and it's got plenty of
power compared to my Orion 4800's. You can really feel the difference!
My friends were using the SMC 5000 28C and there's no difference in the
straights.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:18 PM   #38
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the ib 3800's are dialed!!! best lipo I have use yet. (my opinion)
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I think i'm gonna pick up a Orion 3800, i'm looking for a good AC/Dc charger to work w/ this i'm thinking about the Venom any ideas?

Also any cool Lipo sacks out there and where to get

Thanks Tom
dont think the venom can be called high quality but it may do a job.
I use the orion advantage flight charger or rc power both good and easy to use.

lipo sacks are as good as they are bad. just make sure of the settings on your charger.
i dont know the venom but the ones i use check the cell against what you tell it you are using so it is virtually impossible to make a mistake.

dont charge at a higher rating than reccomended if in doubt charge at 1c.
I really dont think it makes any difference to performance if you charge at 1c v 2c but it will definetly reduce the life of the cell.

the only thing i noticed is that the lipos perform best when warm, so try do do a few warm up laps before the race.
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If you're not concerned with run-time, just get the Orion 3800's 30C
and you'll be glad you did. I just got 2 myself and it's got plenty of
power compared to my Orion 4800's. You can really feel the difference!
My friends were using the SMC 5000 28C and there's no difference in the
straights.
That's it! I'm getting two Orion 3800's. I had no problem with run time with the 3600 so two hundred extra mah won't hurt.

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Glad to see there are a wide variety of lipos that everyone is happy with. I still need to buy one. Or two. Never used a lipo pack before. I've been doing a lot of reading though.
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I've been running the Orion 3800 for a few weeks now. I picked up a Trinity 3800 to try and the Trinity was faster for me. Felt faster and lap times proved it. Both are great batteries, but I prefer the "T".
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Does anyone know of a place that has the Orion 3800 in stock or does it need to be ordered from Hong Kong

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I'm very new to this rc stuff...recently just bought orion 3800 with GT POWER A6 Charger. Can somebody tell me what does the 1c means when charging the battery. Is it '1 cell'. Does anyone knows how to set and what i need to set on the charger to charge this lipo battery?
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1C means charge at the rate equal to the mAh capacity of the pack. So your pack with 3800mAH is charged at 3.8A or 3800mA.
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