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Old 12-11-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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anyone have feedback on these cells? the latest batch of IB3800s were probabaly the best cells i have ever tried. will these 4200s surpass those? if so i cant wait to get my hands on them .... seems a couple of big companies are already matching these cells.

have Promatch, SMC, etc. already gotten their hands on these cells?
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Oh boy Oh boy bigger batteries coming out

i think this is OUT off control I thought the hobbies sport is to have fun not more money in the company pocket
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Hey guys, this has all been covered over the last few days. Do a search and you can find some info on the new cells here in the forum.
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I heard the run time will be around 520 sec but voltage will only be 1.19+ and not the 1.2+ that were getting with 3800,

Has anyone notice even battery companys are coming out fast with new version like touring cars. I might take up fishing soon if this doesn't stop
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:42 PM   #5
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4200 mah and still 5 min races

the 3800 has plently of punch and runtime for an 8 miunte mod race. i dont think theres going to be a big difference besides runtime. got my fingers crossed
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I don't understand the logic behind this one. IB3800 cells are good enough! The last batch seemed to be astonishing and numbers kept improving with eevery batch. ROAR only just accepted the IB3800 to. These new cells will be at least another 1mm in length.
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They are bigger?

Do a search.
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I hear:

Same size, same voltage, slightly higher IR
More weight.

3800's still the hot ticket for stock and 19t.

4200's for all out low wind Mod. Who wants to go THAT fast?!?!
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personally, i always want to go faster. if these packs will allow me to run even lower wind motors then i'll have a crack at them.
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They are bigger?

Do a search.
Well, then I guess IB really done their deed on this one. An extra 400mah, but keeping the same can dimensions.
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Actually it's not an extra 400mAh because the 3800s could easily be labeled as a 4000.

The size is the same as the 3800 with the voltage and IR being the same. This is what we have seen with the samples we have tested.
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Seems like great marketing, like Danny said there are many 3800 packs that peak at 4000mah or better. I have a friend that gets 3950mah out of his 3300s. So maybe it's just a new label for your hard earned bucks. Not sure why some people don't like new batteries, you don't have to get them, and if you blame your loss in a race on someone having 4200s over your 3800s you are probably looking at the wrong problem. We as consumers control the market not the other way around, unless we let it happen. (Remember the gas "shortage" and subsequent prices?")


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Another reason I prefer nitro....I just purchased 4 packs of SMC 3800's for the 2006 winter season...and now the introduction of 4200's...

perhaps it's just me, but anyone just getting into R/C who does not fully understanding the positives / negatives between 3800's & 4200's has to be thinking they can never keep up.
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Same can be said of nitro as far as tuning. Some people are intimidated. If you want to do it you have to ask and research to get something close to the truth. Then make an informed decision.

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Same can be said of nitro as far as tuning. Some people are intimidated. If you want to do it you have to ask and research to get something close to the truth. Then make an informed decision.

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I don't know about that...playing around with the needle valve is a lot easier on the wallet...unless of course you have no idea what your doing...been there done that
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