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Old 06-03-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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With all of the talk about 1s Lipo batteries for WGT and some 13.5 oval classes...

Is THIS my only option?
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXWSR8&P=ML

SMC is the only company making 1s Lipos right now? I also checked Stormer and A-Main Hobbies and this battery was the only thing listed.

Secondly, do i need the voltage booster from Novak to run one of these batteries?
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SMC is presently the only one with the single cell. But I know of two -three more coming out soon by others.I would recommend the novak booster or a reciever pack and voltage regulator set-up. the Novak would be the cheaper set-up.
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Thank you sir!

I figured a few other companies would have something in the works.
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Let's see, there's the SMC, the SMC, and the SMC. Lots of choices for the new standard pan car battery.
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Let's see, there's the SMC, the SMC, and the SMC. Lots of choices for the new standard pan car battery.
Don't forget to mention SMC.
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Why not get a 2s saddle pack (i.e. the IP 4200 saddle pack) and just use one of the bricks instead of both?
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Why not get a 2s saddle pack (i.e. the IP 4200 saddle pack) and just use one of the bricks instead of both?
Cause youll end up with 2000-2500 mah, right? I also think their shape is a bit off... maybe a bit too high also?
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Losi and Thunder power will have there packs out soon (both by the end of Aug I think thunder power sooner). I am sure others will follow as the lipo in pan cars takes off.
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each "brick" in the saddle pack I have is 3.7V / 4200 mAh and they are wired in series to run as a 7.4v pack.

The dimensions are a bit different from the link above... not as long and just a bit taller...

68.5mm x 46.5mm x 23mm

(essentially the shape of 3 sub-c's)

Got mine for $70 or so which would give you two 1s packs to run...
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Splitting a saddle pack sounds like it would work unless you race at a ROAR track and need to use ROAR legal packs. I'm thinking that using a legal pack in a configuration other than it was designed would make it illegal. I'm sure someone can confirm or refute that idea.

End of August will be a little late for the summer racing season. I'm sure the SMC packs are great but supplies might be short if this option really takes off. Tower is already on back order as of 6/4 when i searched it.
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As I said there are more companies coming out with the single cell soon.
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each "brick" in the saddle pack I have is 3.7V / 4200 mAh and they are wired in series to run as a 7.4v pack.

The dimensions are a bit different from the link above... not as long and just a bit taller...

68.5mm x 46.5mm x 23mm

(essentially the shape of 3 sub-c's)

Got mine for $70 or so which would give you two 1s packs to run...
but if you took a 2s pack and put it in saddle pack for a 12th scale like a CRC 6pack or a 12L3 you get

serial 4200mah + 3.7voltsx2 = 7.4volts
parallel 3.7volts + 4200x2 = 8400mah

so does anybody make a 7.4 saddle pack that only has 2500mah that looks like a 2cell nimh pack.
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Losi and Thunder power will have there packs out soon (both by the end of Aug I think thunder power sooner). I am sure others will follow as the lipo in pan cars takes off.
Two months into this game, the end of Aug is definitely not "soon." It's more like "perhaps eventually sometime next season."
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Soon is all dependent on your point of view.
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Two months into this game, the end of Aug is definitely not "soon." It's more like "perhaps eventually sometime next season."
It's a case of "hate the game, not the player." It puzzles me it's taken so long for other companies to participate. Oh well, the SMC pack isn't bad at all,and by fall I'm sure the "game" will be in full effect. Maybe we should take this month or two and enjoy the simplicity.

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