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Old 12-12-2009, 04:14 PM
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Has anyone seen this one?

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...dProduct=10098

Looks like it would be a good deal for bashing around.
Old 12-12-2009, 04:20 PM
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[one does not need to speed big bucks to go fast..

then what's the need for a Baja 5B????
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Has anyone seen this one?

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...dProduct=10098

Looks like it would be a good deal for bashing around.
That would be great for bashing,100 amps should be fine in a 1/10 rc. Good price
Old 12-12-2009, 04:31 PM
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Has anyone seen this one?

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...dProduct=10098

Looks like it would be a good deal for bashing around.
nice, 100amps cont. and for only 20bucks!
I agree with red, they will work just fine [sm=thumbs_up.gif]
Old 12-12-2009, 04:33 PM
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Before the weekend is over - I think I will order a couple of them.
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Default RE: Zippy vs high end lipo?

Or you could drop $30 on this pack and smoke the tires off your rc http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=9961
Old 12-12-2009, 04:44 PM
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That is tempting. Put two of those into my drag car. [>:]

Good stuff!
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just have to be careful with the non hardcase packs.. they are about 2MM too wide for the traxxas cars... I use them by modifying the battery case, but others may not want to... Great packs and they work....
Old 12-12-2009, 07:29 PM
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That is tempting. Put two of those into my drag car. [>:]

Good stuff!
Drag car?
what, I don't see any pictures...
Old 12-12-2009, 07:33 PM
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just have to be careful with the non hardcase packs.. they are about 2MM too wide for the traxxas cars... I use them by modifying the battery case, but others may not want to... Great packs and they work....
the soft side will fit a slash battery box but it's snug.atleast the ones i have see pic. all i had to do was make a cutout for the wires.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:11 PM
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when I started flying electric I was persuaded to buy nothing but thunder power .because of that I could hardly afford the move into electrics as thunderpower commanded a hefty price.I was told if I bought zippys or rhinos I would regret it /..I bought several zippys and found no difference in flying just a better price.I was told that there are only a few major plants that even produce the lipos so the differences for a higher end product are mostly likely ones perception..I am trying different batteries such as desire which are turning out to be great and proteck;s also power batteries.I am not saying every battery is equal but so far the zippys flight max and rhinos have been great and I have plenty of them so I can fly as long as I want without a long waiting in between charges.
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That is tempting. Put two of those into my drag car. [>:]

Good stuff!
Drag car?
what, I don't see any pictures...

I have an electric funny car and an electric top fuel dragster. I am sitting here putting a 540 EZRun 6000kv brushless motor into my Micro RS4, then was going to figure out how I want to setup one of my dragsters. Figure one of those LiPo packs would be good to try in one of them.
Old 12-12-2009, 09:25 PM
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just have to be careful with the non hardcase packs.. they are about 2MM too wide for the traxxas cars... I use them by modifying the battery case, but others may not want to... Great packs and they work....
the soft side will fit a slash battery box but it's snug.atleast the ones i have see pic. all i had to do was make a cutout for the wires.
Maybe they changed the battery case for the slash.. The rustler case is 48mm wide.. I measured with digital calipers.. I don't have a slash, but my friend does and mine didn't fit in his.. He has one of the first ones out, so they may have made a running change to fit the soft case lipo's.. I just know they weren't snug in mine.. .they didn't fit... only on an angle and I wasn't going to crush them in...
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I have yet to see a nimh pack put out the power of a good lipo pack..

HMMMMM you must not have never been around any real good factory nimh cells LOL
I have used them and now use lipo!
I love the puch of lipo batteries
i run lipo also, but the only reason i run em is for the cycle life, i run ThunderPower 5000 40c packs and swap em out just like nimh, they run one 5 minute heat and are racked. i have plenty of top notch nimh cells that i still run for practice and they turn every bit as fast lap times as my lipo's. but then also the quality of your nimh cells and charger are the deciding factor in performace, for nimh we use a gfx35 exclusively. also its all about how ya take care of the cells.
Old 12-13-2009, 08:14 AM
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I have been using the zippy brand for over a year now. I have used them in high performance brushless boats as well as in cars and have had zero problems with them. I have not had one pack fail me yet.
Old 12-13-2009, 09:42 AM
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Has anyone seen this one?

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...dProduct=10098

Looks like it would be a good deal for bashing around.
I have two on the way, should be here in a week or so. (About a month total time to recieve from order date, they were -400 when I ordered)
Old 12-13-2009, 10:04 AM
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Default RE: Zippy vs high end lipo?

To me, the main difference is that high-end LiPos have higher discharge rates, and therefore the same size battery pack can be suitable for bigger vehicles without worry of exceeding the discharge rate. This could mean that in a race, for instance, you might be able to get by with a 2500 mAh pack from Thunder Power with a 40C discharge rate and have lower weight and better acceleration than someone who is using 20C Zippys.

The difference is noticable, but more so where weight is an issue, like in aircraft and in racing.

My recommendation is to buy one ThunderPower pack if you can afford it. Use it as a benchmark. Form your own opinion.

I had a ThunderPower 3S 1320 mAh 15C pack for a plane. It seemed a LOT more powerful in use than the cheaper 15C 1500 mAh packs I was using. It cost twice as much, but was my favorite pack. They are so expensive though, I didn't buy any more of them.

For cars, I've been buying nothing but NiMH. They are cheap, rugged, and easy to charge. They're not as fast, but I'm a basher only. The only real downside to them for me is having to keep them topped off when I'm not using them so they don't go bad. Since mid level LiPos are getting as cheap as mid-level LiPos, I'll probably start buying those from now on. But I admit, I'm not looking forward to messing around with balance taps again. (i.e. soldering the right ones on for my balancer)
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look here at these 5800's
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._25C_Lipo_Pack
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Looks good, I have the red hardcase lipo they sell,Works great.
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I have seen some posts in the thread where X did fit into Y RC because of Z.

I find even if you measure everything correctly - You can still have issues with it fitting. I find Tamiya being the tightest battery compartments in compared to my other RC's.
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I ordered two of these for now;

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=8578
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those are the ones i have and so far they are great.
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Cool - figure I might try these and see how I like them. Hopefully they fit my Tamiya somewhat well - and if so try some of the 40C rated ones later.
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Who makes a reasonably priced, good 4 cell battery in the 2200 to 2500 mah range for an electric airplane?
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Cool - figure I might try these and see how I like them. Hopefully they fit my Tamiya somewhat well - and if so try some of the 40C rated ones later.
Nice, let us know how well you like them!

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