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Old 07-26-2009, 08:29 PM   #16
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why does your signature say maxamps but you use thunder power?
i need to change that i used to trun for maxamps when they made the hardcased lipo
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:07 PM   #17
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People need to remember a higher C rating means the batteries voltage will not drop off as fast during a run. So higher C is a good thing.

At some point the avg voltage for a 6min run from an XXc rated battery to a higher XXc rated will be small enough that it won't be worth the advantage. For now higher C rated batteries are faster in the hands of a good consistent driver.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:46 PM   #18
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How can SMC reliably have a 50C pack when top quality brands such at Polyquest / Enerland are still at 30C. Plus just a read through the SMC forums shows a higher amount of puffing packs than I'd like to see.

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Old 07-27-2009, 12:05 AM   #19
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50C? Yes,sure.I'll buy a dozen of them.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:17 AM   #20
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Not sure if you guys notice that but with TP 3200/40c the ESC is almost like an on/off switch for power. It's actually harder to drive smoothly, especially on off road.
From a newbie point of view, it's harder to be smooth that way.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:20 AM   #21
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I dont think thers is a 1/10th scale motor/esc that can use 40C much less 50C....

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Old 07-27-2009, 04:33 AM   #22
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I will wait for other brands to make a prettier pack.
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:46 PM   #24
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Dang, I just bought a 40C pack too! Outdated already!
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:13 PM   #25
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People need to remember a higher C rating means the batteries voltage will not drop off as fast during a run. So higher C is a good thing.

At some point the avg voltage for a 6min run from an XXc rated battery to a higher XXc rated will be small enough that it won't be worth the advantage. For now higher C rated batteries are faster in the hands of a good consistent driver.
I agree that at some point it won't matter.. guess we will have to see if 40c to 50c makes a difference... but I know that going from a 20c to a 35c sure does... Doesn't matter much with mod classes... but in stock both brushed and brushless it makes a world of difference for better drivers!

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I agree that at some point it won't matter.. guess we will have to see if 40c to 50c makes a difference... but I know that going from a 20c to a 35c sure does... Doesn't matter much with mod classes... but in stock both brushed and brushless it makes a world of difference for better drivers!

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Hmmmm, I was told that some of the "better" drivers could not tell the difference between a 6000 28c and a 5000 40c in the Spec classes. Can't think of why this would be different for a 50c pack.
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If anyone is interested... Stormer now has these packs in stock.
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"Lipo and Brushless will make racing cheap and easy" that saying is a bunch of crap. I dont think I've ever spent more money on batterys ever since lipo came out. Just got another 40c SMC 5200, and it now looks like I have to spend another $150 to keep up.
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"Lipo and Brushless will make racing cheap and easy" that saying is a bunch of crap. I dont think I've ever spent more money on batterys ever since lipo came out. Just got another 40c SMC 5200, and it now looks like I have to spend another $150 to keep up.

funny i haven't bought a battery in 2 years.. and they were used. figure i'll buy one of the new generation ones this year, and be good for another 2 years.. also havent spent a lonely night in my basement trying different brushes and springs, tueing a comm or anything on a motor in years either.. can i have your 40c?
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ha ill pass, I like it. Ill stick with it. No upgrades for a long time.
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