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It's better in terms of absolute physical properties, but not in terms of discharge rates. LiPos go up to 65C in 6000mAh cells, that's some whopping 390A sustained discharge rate.

If they were overall better, we'd be using them instead of LiPos.

Not to mention that they cost several times more than a top-notch LiPo pack.


@Blazing Angel: Of course it's fun, but when you run a motor that has 560W sustained (peaks around 1.6kW) like I do, my old LRP NiMH 4.6Ah pack commits suicide every time I dig the finger on the throttle sitck


I've even managed to get the ESC reset itself due to the battery pack's voltage digging well below 4V
   
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RC cars are the biggest waste of money. I would know. Regardless they are alot of fun
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RC cars are the biggest waste of money. I would know. Regardless they are alot of fun
Like any other hobby, but I find this one rather cheap compared to computers.

You (and I) spend $1000 on a computer you're gonna replace in 2-3 years.

I spend $500 on a RC car that I will use for my lifetime, until its spares become so uncommon that I buy a newer one with more replacements availability.

And if given that moment, the car still functions, I will put it on a glass expositor, give it a facelift, and show everyone the devil I used to run.


it also serves to remember of the technology we used in the past... And to see how the car handled versus the ones we use now
   
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I wish Block still ran Subarus :'( I would buy this in a heart beat if I could get a STi RC car like this, but the Ford Fiesta = no way jose. Sounds like a pretty awesome package otherwise and have fun to those who decide to get it.
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I wish Block still ran Subarus :'( I would buy this in a heart beat if I could get a STi RC car like this, but the Ford Fiesta = no way jose. Sounds like a pretty awesome package otherwise and have fun to those who decide to get it.
+1. When block was racing subys I was all about him and loved dirt 2. Now that he is with Ford, I hate him. the thing that really grinds my gears is the fact that the suby's he drove were actual Subarus. The ford fiesta he drives is not even a fiesta. It a flat out built race car. Doesn't even share the same frame.

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Ha! The RC Car alone is probably worth that. What are they doing? Getting into the RC car market now?

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It would be epic if it was nitro.

(the transmitter, motor and game alone are over $200, so it's still an impressive deal)
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It would be epic if it was nitro.
If it was im pretty sure many of the people would have lots of problems, as many wouldn't even no how to even tune one properly, or yet alone do any of the maintenance.
Edited by amder - 4/8/11 at 6:15am
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RC cars are the biggest waste of money. I would know. Regardless they are alot of fun
Na. RC Helicopters are the biggest money pit, followed closely by RC airplanes. RC cars are rather inexpensive being that they stay on the ground(most of the time).
    
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I highly Doubt that rc car is worth anything over 200$
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