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From: Greg Chapman <blacknchap-at-hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: lipo [TANKS]
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 09:32:16 +1000
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Also Lipos dont last long with high current draw, a few Heli customers of mine go through $500AUS lipos say 2 every 3 months and these are overrated for the application. However you do get longer run times than say NiMH batteries, we have a Leopard and Pershing 1/16 Tamiya running on 4200mah batteries and we get half a day of battling and we are putting in 4900mah in them. My 5000mah LRP Lipos I get one and a half days of battling in the 1/16 KT(not constant, between customers). Electric helis and aircraft are made viable because of these cells, same capacities and in some cases (large helis and a/c) same weight gives two to three times run time, not to mention much higher power.
Regards Greg C

> Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 11:12:48 -0700
> From: ErickKilmer-at-comcast.net
> To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> Subject: Re: lipo [TANKS]
> Gene Burbeck wrote:
> > A final note: Lipos are a waste of money unless the rest of the tank
> > is built of light and strong materials, the motors are efficient and
> > powerful, and the drivetrain is geared right. Lipo batteries save
> > major weight, therefore the total tank weight is less; consequently
> > less battery capacity is nessesary to last through a battle.
> I priced a 24v LiPo and LiIon battery solution for my tank, it was
> around $3000.00 My motors do draw a lot of amps though.
> Aahz.

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