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Old 12-25-2010, 01:01 AM   #1
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Default new hardcase losi lipo battery (alternative use: 2s pack for 1s pan cars)

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSB9880

If you look at the measurements you will see this has the same footprint as a 1s pack but is just a little taller. I'm sure everyone who is running a pan car has switched all there stuff over to 1s but I just thought if anyone was still interested I would still post it. I have been running a home-made 2s in my rc12r5 just to reduce clutter and have a more efficient overall system ( being able to go a bunch faster doesnt hurt either) this one is nice since it is hard case and has a balance port.
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Interesting. From the text it seems Losi have developed this pack to offer their new '22' buggy an advantage.

I remember reading some time ago when NiCd batteries were still the norm, that IFMAR limited the allowed battery configurations so that chassis manufacturers could have a base to work with. And so people could swap cars without too much necessary modification.

The Australian body, AARCMCC, allows only either stick or saddle packs of the traditional dimensions. But it often follows the ROAR lead. Does ROAR still limit the size of battery packs in the same way? Has Losi found a loophole in new regs? Or are they trying to get the rules changed and catch the others off-guard?
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i do not remember the rules for battery sizes, if there are any, but this should be the same size a 4cell nimh pack.
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i just checked the rules and the dimensions are stated as maximums so this battery would just be a 2s stick pack that is very far from the maximum length, but it would of course currently only be legal in 2s stick applications
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i just checked the rules and the dimensions are stated as maximums so this battery would just be a 2s stick pack that is very far from the maximum length, but it would of course currently only be legal in 2s stick applications
Yes, I just double checked the Australian regs too. They are also given as maximum dimensions.The old NiCd and NiMH regs were for 'nominal' dimensions. I remember very specifically because we had some 2/3 sized sub-Cs that weren't legal at sanctioned events.

I'm not sure I'm thrilled with this development. Having more than 2 ways to lay out packs (saddle and stick) could lead to needing to buy new packs whenever you swap car brands, or indeed having different chassis for Stock and Mod. Hmm.
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