R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-10-2011, 05:49 AM   #1
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wombwell, Barnsley ,South Yorkshire, England
Posts: 45
Send a message via MSN to jwright1
Lightbulb Cheaper lipos

Hi could anyone direct me to a site where I can some cheap lipos that are not bad quality and if possible ship from Europe. Thanks - James
__________________
W.R.C.R.T
jwright1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 06:18 AM   #2
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Denmark
Posts: 562
Default

Hobbyking.com (DE Warehouse).
__________________
Niklas Hansen
Team TCHobby / Team Upgrade-RC
Tamiya TRF417 / Speed Passion GT2.0 / Speed Passion V3 motors.
Nilks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 06:10 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
SammyZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New England
Posts: 3,045
Trader Rating: 138 (100%+)
Default

eBay
__________________
Hotbodies USA
SweepRacing USA
SammyZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2011, 05:15 AM   #4
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: NY/FL
Posts: 3,376
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Second that for Hobby King !! The Zippy Flightmax Hard Case packs are great and have proven very reliable. My first 2 4000mah 25c packs are 2 years old and still going strong.
Evoracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2011, 05:20 AM   #5
Tech Elite
 
RCaddict0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: West Virgina
Posts: 3,526
Trader Rating: 85 (99%+)
Send a message via AIM to RCaddict0
Default

I'll third the Hobbyking. I just bought Turnigy 4000mAh 30c hardcase for $19, The mention Flightmax 4000 packs are great too! I bought a $100(SMC, very close to 100) lipo my first one and then bought two Flightmax 4000mAh 25c 2s hardcase and quickly sold the SMC to buy two more Zippys
__________________
E Maxx Brushless ~ Rustler VXL ~ Rally VXL 1/16
Ruckus Brushless ~ Stampede VXL
* Hobbywing Powered *
RCaddict0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2011, 06:39 PM   #6
Tech Regular
 
P.I.M.P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 464
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

hobby king has cheap lipos that work great i have 5000mah 20-30c and they are great in mod i got them as club packs as all my top range packs start to swell very fast but the turnigy packs have not missed a beat and are running same times if not slightly better.and only $15 a pack so they almost sell them self.i might be going out on a limb here but the 30-40c turnigy packs have double side tape in the the larger case to think you are getting more and bigger but they space them to fit in the larger case with double sided tape so maybe your getting a ripped off for the larger pack.
__________________
Vbc wildfire D06
clinton livingstone
P.I.M.P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2011, 07:35 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
bigben1165's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: grand rapids, michigan
Posts: 3,068
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to bigben1165
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evoracer View Post
Second that for Hobby King !! The Zippy Flightmax Hard Case packs are great and have proven very reliable. My first 2 4000mah 25c packs are 2 years old and still going strong.
do you have any idea how many cycles you have on each pack? just want an idea of how much you have used them in 2 years.

thanks
__________________
BigBen
HPI TEKNO VORZA, 2200kv, 6s maxamp, MMM, 4PKS, huge balls
bigben1165 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 12:56 AM   #8
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NZ
Posts: 677
Default

Some guys are saying that 50C makes noticeable difference over a 30c IN STOCK/silvercan.

I find it hard to believe, can anyone confirm or deny ??
1101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 08:02 AM   #9
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: NY/FL
Posts: 3,376
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

bigben, I've used these twice a month since i bought them. I run a club and we meet twice a month. In addition, they've often been used as loaners to club drivers who don't own lipos yet. I must add that I'm religious about balance charging. They've never been charged any other way. I had my first 2 for a year before I bought 3 more. I mark my batts with the purchase date so March 2009 for the first 2 and March 2010 for the other 3. Still going strong !!

1101, I'm no expert but I've been around for awhile and read plenty. Battery output numbers haven't been much of a mystery to me. Although ANY output figure can affect performance in some way, It's negligible only when you consider the whole combination of battery, esc and motor. Battery supplies power, esc transfers power to motor,motor transfers power to gearing. So......if you're totally consumed with maximum power transfer at each point, then you have to have equipment that maximizes all those areas. 50C doesn't mean much if the esc only has an output of so much amperage. It also doesn't mean much if the esc puts out big numbers but the motor is only good for so much wattage and so many rpm's. Bottom line.....way to many sportsman class racers who think that they have to have 50C just because somebody TOLD them they have to. Welcome to the mind game of RC. BTW, this is my opinion......ask somebody else and they might have a different one. I'll stick with my 4000mah, 25C batts for GT 21.5 class and VTA 25.5.
Evoracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 11:40 AM   #10
Tech Elite
 
bigben1165's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: grand rapids, michigan
Posts: 3,068
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to bigben1165
Default

nice work! i take meticuloous care of my lipos too. i keep track of them in my smartphone with # of charges so i know how many each pack has. i balance them every charge and never discharge them past 70-75%. i talked to Flightpower about a pack that i had only 140 charges on and the pack puffed (10s heli pack). the pack was 4 years old with only 140 charges on it, he said that was what killed the pack, 4 year life span is really good i guess. he said i could have charged it 500x in those same 4 years and it still would have died at the same time. so apparantly, age has just as much to do with performance of the lipo as does # of charges.

that was news to me!
__________________
BigBen
HPI TEKNO VORZA, 2200kv, 6s maxamp, MMM, 4PKS, huge balls
bigben1165 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 02:43 PM   #11
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 140
Default

Only lipos that hasn't puffed on me after 5 yrs are orion packs. they're only 20c-25c, but they still work.
TubOLard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 03:33 PM   #12
Tech Elite
 
bigben1165's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: grand rapids, michigan
Posts: 3,068
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to bigben1165
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TubOLard View Post
Only lipos that hasn't puffed on me after 5 yrs are orion packs. they're only 20c-25c, but they still work.
really? what voltage are they? hard or soft pack? do you know about how many cycles are on them?
__________________
BigBen
HPI TEKNO VORZA, 2200kv, 6s maxamp, MMM, 4PKS, huge balls
bigben1165 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good hyperion G3 lipos alternatives? Pulse_ Electric Off-Road 16 12-11-2010 12:01 PM
Blue Rhino Lipos... giving them a shot... agarabaghi Electric Off-Road 13 08-29-2010 02:05 PM
First set of Lipos...How to charge Smileyboy Radio and Electronics 6 04-05-2009 07:24 PM
zippy lipos??? jd267 Radio and Electronics 27 02-18-2009 05:51 PM


Tags
batterys, cheap battery's, lipo, shipped from europe


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:40 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net