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Old 12-09-2005, 02:59 PM   #31
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This is getting out of hand i just bought 5 new 3800 for racing when will the 4200 be legal for roar, or will the 4200 battery be ok for the snowbirds race.
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My questions to this: are they as durable as the latest batch of 3800's or are the as bad as the first batch of 3800's ?

Do I buy them right away or wait until they get better? DANNY???

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Durability is an excellent point!... I'm still very happy with my 3300's. They seem to take a good beating and keep on ticking!.. Besides, more capacity usually mean I waste more time charging and discharging a pack! Great if you NEED the capacity. Unless we see some crazy high voltages or ultra low IR's.
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I dont know how people can say "You dont need so much capacity, this is getting out of hand" Its pretty simple.

You can run faster motors and still last the five minutes. Is it that hard to grasp

These people are frustrated because they have just bought 5 packs of the lower capacity cell.
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You only need the super capicity for mod not stock or 19turn it's only mod gus that need the run time.
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Yes even for the stock guys the extra runtime allows you to stay farther back in the discharge curve,basically never dropping off.
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I never see the drama of "cells of the week" as it always used to be called. Let's see them all!!

Personally i work something like this. In the UK (think all of Europe is basically the same) cells have to be sibmitted by december 31st to be legal for the following April. So, i sit here, see what is submitted, see what is made legal when the list is published - usualy January. Then in Late feb/March i decide what seems to have been running well and buy some. Simple as that. Don't care how many different brands or capacities are there.
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:33 PM   #37
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iīm going to buy the ib 3800 cells from eric andersson the 1.20+ but shuold i rather buy the normal once instead of the once from ea and should i wait som days till the 3800 might have droped in pris
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This is getting out of hand i just bought 5 new 3800 for racing when will the 4200 be legal for roar, or will the 4200 battery be ok for the snowbirds race.
Don't worry! The 4200 is not ROAR legal until next year. I believe the Snowbirds limit is 3800.
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A friend and I are going to put 380 motors in our 12th scale cars and try some endurance racing. I bet with 4200mah, we can last over an hour
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BTW, our price on the 3800's has not dropped. Individual matchers may drop the price to make room for the 4200, but that is much too premature since the 3800 is still the cell that is legal to race for the next year.
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This is getting out of hand i just bought 5 new 3800 for racing when will the 4200 be legal for roar, or will the 4200 battery be ok for the snowbirds race.

Don't expect the IB4200s to be ROAR legal until January 1st 2007 unless they change the current rule.

I'm pretty sure Mike Boylan will have a 3800 limit but i'm sure he will let eveyone know shortly.
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I dont know how people can say "You dont need so much capacity, this is getting out of hand" Its pretty simple.

You can run faster motors and still last the five minutes. Is it that hard to grasp

These people are frustrated because they have just bought 5 packs of the lower capacity cell.

Actually at Cleveland Paul Lemieux TQ'ed and won with IB3800s and would come back with 30-40 seconds of runtime. His motor tuner (Jim Dieter) told me that the power of the IB cells is so good that a 7 turn was used and runtime was never an issue.
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A friend and I are going to put 380 motors in our 12th scale cars and try some endurance racing. I bet with 4200mah, we can last over an hour
The motors don't last very long that way... However, standard 380's are pretty cheap.
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Jesus do we need more batteries? How do you dump with 3800s? Remember the good ole days of 1700 cells.....
1700mAh?
I did great with Sanyo 1200..... but it was quite a while ago...
4200! When can we expect 5000?
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Danny,
Is your "normal" E-mail adress up and running again?
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