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Old 11-04-2009, 11:10 PM   #1
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I am running a 7cell NIMH battery right now in my Rustler VXL Brushless and was wondering if anyone was running a lipo in theirs and if you are how much faster is it? Just trying to figure out if its worth it to buy lipos over the NIMH batteries?
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:17 PM   #2
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Definitely worth the investment. I am usig lipos in my Bandit and Tamiya DF-02.
Power increase over stock is substantial. Grab 1 or 2 cheap Zippy 4000mAh hardcase packs from HC for around $25 each and see for yourself. Don't forget to use a LiPo alarm if your ESC doesn't have a liPo LVC.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:17 PM   #3
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I run a 3S 4000 30C in my Rusty VXL, its STUPID FAST and REQUIRES throttle management if you want to do anything but go straight. I was/am having overheating issues with the motor and have had to replace the bearings once so far, it also goes thru tires like their going out of style.

I ordered some 2S to calm it down a little and also help the motor last longer.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:44 PM   #4
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I run a 3S 4000 30C in my Rusty VXL, its STUPID FAST and REQUIRES throttle management if you want to do anything but go straight. I was/am having overheating issues with the motor and have had to replace the bearings once so far, it also goes thru tires like their going out of style.

I ordered some 2S to calm it down a little and also help the motor last longer.

Same here! I've got the ruslter VXL on 3s and it is a bit too much! I've even geared it down since it has turned into a straight line runner...too much speed and it goes through tires real fast! Have anacondas on there now.

All my cars and trucks run LiPo and there is no comparison to NiMh.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:56 PM   #5
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LMAO, I have used my Lipos to get home in my real cars, more than once when the charging system is out. I actually have one made up, jump the car, plug it into the cig lighter, and get the hell to the dealership...LMAO
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:37 PM   #6
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LMAO, I have used my Lipos to get home in my real cars, more than once when the charging system is out. I actually have one made up, jump the car, plug it into the cig lighter, and get the hell to the dealership...LMAO
Very innovative! Though I'd worry about the cigaretter lighter wiring handling the power to recharge the car battery.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:38 PM   #7
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I also have a single cell in my cordless phone.....lol Lasts FOREVER between Chargings. Everyone seems to throw their puffed packs away....I pull the good cells out and put them in something....LOL I need to get some pics..

I have a snowmobile from walmart, with a 540 motor, that had a stupid voltage step down on the motor. Well, took that out, and put a pieced together 4 cell lipo in there now......HEEEEHAW! Never seen plastic move so fast.....LMAO Somewhere along the line, I would like to make it brushless.

My new lipo charger, a Thunder AC6 has also become the charger in my garage. I have a central station, with just basically 100 foot of 2 gauge jumper wire that goes whereever a car may be to charge it.

OOO YA, I NEED to put a LiPo on one of my LCD mini lights I use to work on cars!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:11 PM   #8
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i only run mnickel metal hydride in the transmitters , i run lipo's on all my electric cars .
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:42 PM   #9
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Same here. Funny thing is until I got into heli's I never even considered using lipos-now I won't use anything else. My only gripe is there aren't many brushless (surface) esc's rated for 3s or above.....I'd love to be able to stuff my big T600 packs into something and go after some speed records!
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:20 PM   #10
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My dad has those outdoor cameras for catching the wildlife and such, he wont let me lipo up the cameras for him. Too bad, he spent 50 bucks today on a new battery.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:44 AM   #11
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warpspeed here are a couple.
http://www.rc-monster.com/proddetail...=tekinrx8combo


http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Package-2200kV

i use the mamba monster on 6s in my LST2 conversion. it will do standing backflips.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:55 PM   #12
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I run lipos in all of my cars. The consistency is far better than nimh. They don't "fall off" like nimh do not to mention more power and longer run times
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:04 PM   #13
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I run lipos in all of my cars. The consistency is far better than nimh. They don't "fall off" like nimh do not to mention more power and longer run times
Single-cell LiPo like we're running in the pan car classes there is LOTS of fall-off. Kinda sucks, but it's what we're stuck with.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:25 AM   #14
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It is funny, but I was running nimh on my cars until got into helis. I run 2s 5000mah for my rustler and 2s 2200mah on the erevo better performance lol I have to replace tires more often.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:34 PM   #15
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Im currently looking to go lipo with some mervs of mine...I have officially got out of nitro..
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:47 PM   #16
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Been runnin nothing but 3s lipos on my speed t. Couldnt imagine drivin on "flashlight" batteries. Got the mamba max esc after I killed the stock one. Never use CA near anything electrical.

BTW I'm Giving away 2 4400ma 30-40c cells. Check the everything else heli related section. Only asking buyer to pay shipping.
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