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Old 10-30-2003, 05:10 PM   #106
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So who is using these batteries yet, and which ones are recommended. I have no idea why I haven't barley heard a buzz regarding these new batteries, I'm completely dumbfounded. If not the magazines I would think the forums would be going crazy with these new amazing batteries around the corner. I mean for someone like myself who just goes to the track on practice days, these batteries with a brushless set up are a dream come true.

DerekB, I read your article and really liked it, though I wasn't sure why is was at the very back of the magazine. I don't know what's going on here, I have no idea why more people haven't jumped all over these new batteries. I would think at least most if not all the brushless owners would be wanting these new batteries bad. I know the ones you tested were from hacker and weren't out yet, but are they any different to the ones that are out now? If not I would start selling my 8 3300 gp's and get a few lipoly's.to try. The only thing is I would have to sell both my millennium pro's so I can get the correct charger, but that's a VERY small trade off for what sounds like the future of electric RC.

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These batteries are great All the airplane guys are using them in there small planes as they have a weight advantage over all other cells and they last forever the only down side is you need a specific charger but I have found that one of the field chargers (forget the name) and the triton are the cheapest ways to charge them.\
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Old 10-30-2003, 05:41 PM   #108
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So what do you use them in, and anything you can share about theses batteries is VERY welcomed.

Thanks
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Old 10-30-2003, 05:58 PM   #109
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These batteries are great All the airplane guys are using them in there small planes as they have a weight advantage over all other cells and they last forever the only down side is you need a specific charger but I have found that one of the field chargers (forget the name) and the triton are the cheapest ways to charge them.\
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This will be the turning point that this hobby is waiting for.........longer run time batteries, worry-free brushless motors that goes zooom zoomm.......

but wait a minute:::::

here's the scoop>>>> cost $$$$$$...I found this info from "Thunder Power"

Thunder Power "Dynamic Power" LiPo Electric Flight Pack
8000 mAh, 3S4P cells (11.1V), 13 gauge wires
Rating: 5C Max Avg. Discharge
Output:11.1V Nominal, 8200mAh
Applications: Sub C replacement for 3D aircraft and helicopters
Dimension: 50mm x 185mm x 28mm (460gr) $229.95 NOW SHIPPING
#%*&@....$$$$$ 229.95....for a pack of battery !!!!!!! ouch .!!!.....

One more thing....this what they have to say about charging:::::
Charger specific settings::::::

For Triton Charger, reset timer to 5 hours (If use with 7.8AH and 8.2AH batteries

Do not use Orbit charger with 6.1 firmware (use 6.2 firmware or higher)

For Schulze chargers with version 8 (Cell count must be set correctly for every charge,or may cause fire)"


Charging batteries in series:


Battery packs must have the same level of charge and capacity (otherwise, they can not be charged in series, and must be fully charged individually and can be connected in series for use)

Using batteries in series: Battery packs must have the same level of Charge and capacity

Storage:

Never store battery pack inside your car in extreme temperatures >>>>(***extreme temperature could ignite fire) <<<<<<<
Do not expose battery pack to direct sunlight (heat) for extended periods.
Store in room temperature, or 40 to 80 F for best results.



Caution:

Let battery cool down to ambient temperature before charging.
Deep discharge below 3V per cell can deteriate battery performance. During discharge and handling of batteries, do not exceed 160 degree F.
In the event of a crash, battery should be placed in an open area approximately 15 minutes for observation

These batteries demand a lot !!!!!!!!

OK ....LET THE CHANGE BEGIN........WELCOME TO THE NEW ERA ON R/C RACING......................BRING 'EM ON............
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ALL THESE INFO ARE AVAILABLE FROM THEIR WEBSITE:

www.thunderpower-batteries.com

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One of our MICRO racers in Hawaii got a Poly pack from aeromicro website. I think it was like 11V with 8000MAH, or something like that for his Plane. He was going to try it my MOTEK BIG BLOCK Micro, but I want to try one of these bad boyz in my Brushless sedan for our LHS sedan racing....
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Old 10-31-2003, 05:29 PM   #113
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Caution:

Let battery cool down to ambient temperature before charging.
Deep discharge below 3V per cell can deteriate battery performance. During discharge and handling of batteries, do not exceed 160 degree F.
In the event of a crash, battery should be placed in an open area approximately 15 minutes for observation

These batteries demand a lot !!!!!!!!

OK ....LET THE CHANGE BEGIN........WELCOME TO THE NEW ERA ON R/C RACING......................BRING 'EM ON............

There are going to be alot of batteries sitting out in the open. I've met people that can't even keep nicd's and minh cells in decient condition, lith-poly cells are way out of their grasp.
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Old 09-29-2004, 03:35 AM   #114
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Quote from begining of thread:

Li-Po weight: 287g
GP3300 weight: 366g

Li-Po run time: 20 minutes
GP3300 run time: 6 minutes

Li-Po acceleration (0-60 feet):1.67 seconds @ 39.8mph
GP3300 acceleration (0-60 feet): 1.82 seconds @ 32.8mph

Li-Po top speed: 47.2
GP3300 top speed: 41.2

Well, he didn't mentioned the "punch" factor aka. continuous or burst ampere rating.

Li-po 9.0 Amp the highest continuous Amp. I could I find
GP3300 30 Amp continuous - 58A momentarily.

I think the core of Li-Po would crack open if 8T motor is use, or I get "boring" 8T motor.
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:39 AM   #115
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I think this is the begining of real Li Po RC !!!

https://www.fmadirect.com/site/wolf/scorpionSplashPage/



But, is it legal for sanctioned race ?

I read the RC car magazine and that scorpion li po battery perform MUCH BETTER than $100 matched GP3300.
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Old 04-14-2005, 06:47 AM   #116
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The Duratrax ICE can charge LiPo batts btw, and it's not terribly expensive...
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But, is it legal for sanctioned race?
Sure they are just do like Reedy did for the brushless at the Nationals. Pay someone off to get a waiver and your in.
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Sure they are just do like Reedy did for the brushless at the Nationals. Pay someone off to get a waiver and your in.
are you suggesting a bribe ? if it 20 bux or lunch at Mac Donald is okay. If it $100, I rather have lunch with trophy girls and skip the race
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:23 AM   #119
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You wonder...

Why would the brush motor dudes need to have 3700`s in order to compete against a brush-less ?


It could be cus the brush motors are alot less efficent with the battery power.....
Maybe a deal at Mc-e-D`s waz made for um ....


I`ll take that Nickle -metal supersize, hold
the cheese please.....

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Lipo powered mini

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