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Old 07-27-2010, 03:19 PM
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I am curious....To all the Hobby City lipo users, out there. Of the three labels, (Zippy, Turnigy, Rhino) which seems to be the best as far as the discharge rates being what they say they are supposed to be, and which ones have the better longevity.....I am currently using some Zippy's and some Turnigy's...All in the 20-25C range. Some seem to be getting a little tired, though I lost track of how many cycles I have on them. Probably 50 or more.

I really don't want to hear from Thunderpower, Alighn, Hyperion, etc. people that have nothing to add but that their packs are better because they paid more for them....I have had more than my share of poor quality packs from ThunderPower, Polyquest, Hyperion, and Common Sense.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:52 PM
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I have been using the Zippy and Light max in the 25 C plus range for around 2 years. . I will continue to use them as I feel they provide decent service for the buck.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:40 AM
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Actually I looked closely the other day and they are Flightmax with a stylized F. :>) I use those and Zippy and other HK brands and so far they all seem similar. "Seem" is a scientific term!
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If I want max power I go with Turnigy, otherwise rhino and Zippy are fine.
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