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Touch random lol, but I guess if you're an avid rally fan it'd make sense. Seen a few of their events in PA, overall kind of cool.
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$300 isn't going to get you anything that could be called an upgrade unless an upgrade to you is cheapo ricer stuff.
Nav system, new sound system, new seats, new tires, you could do a lot of repairs with that kind of money, there's quite a lot you can do with it. I wouldn't dare try to use $300 for anything such as rims or engine related aside from a CAI or HFCs for better gas mileage. Now a ricer on the other hand could add a few hundred horsepower with that kind of money with stickers and a 2 meter high spoiler!
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Best Sanyo NiMh out there: 6C discharge rates.

Average LiPos out there: 20C discharge rates. Also, 30% lighter than comparable NiMh.


Uncomparable. Not at all.


The disadvantage is the more complex charger/balancer, and the need for a stronger ESC (as the way higher discharge ratios would burn a classic ESC in a power burst).
LiPos also have the annoying risk of violently bursting into flame if misused, damaged, or improperly cared for. With some care, they are perfectly safe, but do you expect someone buying this bundle, for whom such a car would probably be his first serious r/c car, to read the instructions, rather than throw the batteries onto the charger, without checking the settings, in their rush to get their shiny new toy onto some tarmac?

Don't get me wrong, when it comes to performance, LiPos are far beyond what the old NiCd and NiMH cell deliver. They just require some respect that a first timer might not give them.
post #105 of 169
I dont want to play this one
300$ is too much
post #106 of 169
Only 300 dollar limited edition I would ever pay for was a complete remake of xenogears with a signed artbook a handpainted model of the actual xenogears "gear" soundtrack done fully in
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LiPos also have the annoying risk of violently bursting into flame if misused, damaged, or improperly cared for.
You need to be a REAL arsehole to blow a Li Poly battery pack.


Come on, use the proper charger with the proper ESC, and it'll never ever have a single issue. Unless you drill a hole, but no one's dumb enough to do that.


I've crashed like ten times my lil' foamy that uses a 2S 500mAh LiPo soft pack, with it falling from 30 feet above ground (the pack), or slamming onto a tree, and it still works like a champ. You need to be careful and re-wrap the warped heatshrink after a hard crash though.
Crashed the old homemade jet using a 2650mAh 3S once, the battery was left undamaged. Dirty, but undamaged.

Let alone the hardcase packs we use in car racing. Mine's got a polycarbonate maiden case, I'll risk into saying that it's the strongest part on my model.


Btw, if someone's curious, you get a $10 discount on the model and a free game. This is the actual retail car:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Channel-Radio


And no, it's not crap by any means. Just expensive. And very exclusive.
   
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Now that I look at the car, the Fiesta isn't bad but if they gave you a fully custom Citroen C4 WRC or a Citroen D1 WRC, then it would be a bit better.
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
Best Sanyo NiMh out there: 6C discharge rates.

Average LiPos out there: 20C discharge rates. Also, 30% lighter than comparable NiMh.


Uncomparable. Not at all.


The disadvantage is the more complex charger/balancer, and the need for a stronger ESC (as the way higher discharge ratios would burn a classic ESC in a power burst).
\\I didn't mean in power ata ll. Lipo totally destroy NI-MH in pretty muhc all applications, I just wanted to say that 5000 MAH Ener-g cells are stick really fun to bash around with

Brushless should have lipo no doubt.
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Zinc Matrix overall is better. It has more capacity and no leak due to temperature and stuff.
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