View Full Version : Best bang for the buck
07-29-2009, 10:13 AM
Since I am new to the electric stuff, I need your advice. I am planning on buying an erevo brushless edition in the next couple of months. My hobby shop sells it for $620, but I need help with choosing the right lipos or the new life batteries and a charger that can handle all of it. I need the best stuff for my dollar because it's already going to be really expensive! Thanks for any input!
07-29-2009, 10:15 AM
*********.com, they just got ********* 5000 hardcase 30c packs for 40$ i think
07-29-2009, 10:49 AM
If I was just getting into this, I would try buying those new Life batteries,, you could get 2-6.6-4500mah (which fully charged are 7.2volts). The nice thing about them is unlike a Lipo is you don't have to worry about a fire, you can run them all the way down(no need for a low voltage cut-off), you can charge them like 1000 times (cycles vs 300 for Lipo). I personally think I am going to get some to see how they work, there like a hybrid Ni-mh and Lipo in my book. A Lipo will go from about 4.2volts per cell down to 3.2 volts per cell, then you have to recharge. These would start out at 7.2volts per cell and go to zero. I think they are going to turn out to be a good battery. Buy a Good Charger, Because the Charger you will have for a Long Time, it is not something you buy a lot of, so make sure you buy a really nice charger, this is where people screw up, they buy a cheapo charger and wonder why there batteries are constantly screwing up. I own a very, very nice charger/balancer and probably will never have to buy another one again. Before that I bought like 4, because every time I went and bought a different battery, my charger would not work, so I said I was going to get one that does everything. Just keep in mind it's the initial cost of getting in this Hobby, after you have everything, then you won't need to go buy batteries every week. So Good Luck.
07-29-2009, 11:21 AM
Yeah I was looking at those LiFe batteries and I'm pretty sure I'll get some of those because I have no experience with all these charge rates and stuff, and I will probably make them explode if I bought LiPos instead. I think overall its going to cost me around $850 to $900. So Ill be saving for a while. If anyone has any experience with the LiFe batteries let me know please! Thanks guys! Oh and what charger do you have Bocephus?
07-29-2009, 03:58 PM
He has a "very very nice" charger ^_^
and for the record things dont always have to be expensive to be good. and lipo charging is fool proof if you do a little homework. you can read some of the threads in this section and find some good info. Most people are helpful so dont be afraid to ask. I am curious to see a blerevo run on those new life batteries.
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