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What lipo brand should I buy? - 06.07.2017, 08:38 PM

Yes, you read it correctly, the rc lipo repair man himself (back in the day, check yourself before you wreck yourself, aaiight..) needs some info from those in the know.

I need to replace some of my smaller lipos, due to them not being used for 6yrs or so...

Looking for a hardcase 3000 mah or larger 2s pack that will fit in the saddle location of my tamiya M03, so it needs to be shaped like a good ole stick pack, oval in cross section.

And I am sure I will need another 3s 5000mah pack.

Brands, where to get them, prices, all will be greatly appreciated!
   
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06.07.2017, 08:51 PM

Hobbyking is still good for me. You know where to get them. Hyperion is still elite for me$$$. Get those at allerc.

Apperantly graphene substrate is a thing now and some packs have higher than normal voltage. Like 4.35v. I havent tested either of these.
   
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06.08.2017, 10:16 AM

I hear great things about maxamps.
   
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I hear great things about maxamps.
From Maxamps, I am sure...

I made the original order that allowed my LHS to be a distributor and get "better" prices from Maxamps. I puffed every pack I bought within the first 6 weeks of ownership.
   
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06.08.2017, 11:22 AM

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Hobbyking is still good for me. You know where to get them. Hyperion is still elite for me$$$. Get those at allerc.

Apperantly graphene substrate is a thing now and some packs have higher than normal voltage. Like 4.35v. I havent tested either of these.
Prices on the hyperion packs seem to have dropped quite a bit, IIRC. I may have to skip the cheapos.
   
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06.08.2017, 11:28 AM

Yeah they have. They are the best. Also amazon carries gensace people used to love them. They were good quality and cheap. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...h04n7zDLqMB2MQ no idea if it will fit.
   
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06.08.2017, 01:18 PM

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From Maxamps, I am sure...

I made the original order that allowed my LHS to be a distributor and get "better" prices from Maxamps. I puffed every pack I bought within the first 6 weeks of ownership.
Pack puffing I thought was just break in when the pack expands to add extra capacity.
   
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06.08.2017, 02:12 PM

Its a feature. It actually is a helium release so that the vehicle becomes lighter.
   
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06.08.2017, 02:49 PM

My favorite Maxamps experience was using their 10,000mah 3s lipo. I ran it in a 2wd pede geared for about 45 mph. Runtime was lower than expected and the pack was so out of balance it took about 40hrs to balance. I tried to send it back, no dice.
   
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Pack puffing I thought was just break in when the pack expands to add extra capacity.
Yup, plus it helps the shrink hold the cells together better than the cheap brands.
   
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06.08.2017, 04:29 PM

If I recall correct that was also act as a cushen to protect the cells in jumps etc?
   
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06.09.2017, 12:03 PM

And helps custom fit the pack to the battery tray. You don't just get a lipo when you buy maxamps, you get peace of mind in knowing you made the best decision.

I should be on their PR team...
   
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06.14.2017, 10:27 PM

Not sure they have the size you want but check out SMC. They're quality has seemed to go up and they are well trusted in the crawler market.

I run Turnigy still but did pick up a Gensace 3s 2200 recently. Haven't run it yet but it looks good from afar.


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06.16.2017, 06:49 PM

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You don't just get a lipo when you buy maxamps,
You don't get just LiPo or You just don't get a LiPo?
You get everyting else, just not a good LiPo :)

I have good expierence with Gens Ace as well, the customer service in Germany is very good as well.
   
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06.20.2017, 10:34 PM

I picked up 2 gens ace hardcase 2s 5k from ebay. seem to be doing well.

I also found a stick pack shaped 5100 2s lipo that fits in my Tamiya M03. Says it can do 35c, Kinesis is the band IIRC. We shall see how it does...
   
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