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Old 11-10-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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What is all the hype on the LI-po batteries? Are they all that their cracked up to be? I know they are expensive, but are they really worth it?
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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are you serious?
you don't need CNC if you are handy with a torch.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:17 AM   #3
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that's a pretty wierd question considering how long they've been out but....

ya, they're worth it.

higher capacity, more voltage and a flatter discharge curve at a much lower weight compared to any other battery technology. they're so light that car racers have to add weight to that side of the body to keep the cog centered.
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What is all the hype on the LI-po batteries? Are they all that their cracked up to be? I know they are expensive, but are they really worth it?
Seems the internal resistance is a lot lower in the LiPo packs as well. For an example my son fried his last 8 cell NiMH sub-c pack last week on his Traxxas truck. I grabbed a small 7.4V 2100mah pack out of my turbine. Even though the voltage of the LiPo was much lower, it had way more power. Pretty shocking actually, pulling the trigger all the way would flip it over lol!

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Old 04-07-2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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More Punch
Cleaner Power
Longer Run Times
Longer Overall Life
No Cycling Required
Weigh Less

Don't know why I ever bothered with nimh!
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