Great info, Nitro.
Regarding the battery, is there any indication of a full-charge or do you just leave on for 4-6 hours and hope for the best?
The default punch control is ''aggressive'' with only one option above that, ''very aggressive''. Would you set to ''very aggressive'' with the lipo? Also, when you mention the brake force, there are two different variables, one for the brake drag and one for the regular brake. I understand the difference (I think). The default brake is like 50% and the default drag is like 10%. Are you saying to reduce one of those or both of those?
pretty sure the stock charger does not indicate when the battery is full. but leaving it on the charger after it is full will not hurt it.
punch control at aggressive is fine. very agressive will ramp up the power to the motor even slower and ease strain on the driveline that much more. whether or not you do that is up to preference, but when I run lipos I usually put the punch control at max.
I dont like to run drag brake myself. when jumping, you should be letting off the throttle. you can give it some throttle or brake while in the air to adjust the attitude of the truck to help it land on all 4 wheels. but with drag brake on when you jump and let of the throttle the motor will brake and cause the nose to drop right away. It also adds a touch of heat as the motor brakes some every time you let of the throttle (instead of coasting)
Brake @ 50% is good. I thought stock setting was 75%...which will be too strong with a lipo battery. You would be locking up the wheels every time you hit the brake if the setting were higher than 50%.