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  1. #1
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    My lhs cant be right..is he?!?!

    He told me a 2s 30c 4000mah lipo wont be faster/quicker then the stock 8.4v traxxas rustler battery..this cant be..can it?

    BTW im running a CC 3800kv 1410 series

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    Ya he's wrong. You should get some more speed out of your rusty.


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    Thats what I thought thank you lol But the ironic thing is that he is running lipos in his personal stadium trucks that he runs on the track...

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    He's actually right. The Lipo won't really be faster, just punchier and more consistent. With NiMh the voltage drops significantly as you run it, making it get slower and slower. The LiPo will not drop its voltage as fast as the NiMh will. Fully charged, the NiMh should be just as fast as the LiPo.
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    i agree with Rob, Fully charged NiMh should be just as fast as the LiPo in the begining but dont last a long run time as the lipo does. as mention, lipo gets good amount of volts consistantly thru every punch.
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    the battle over NiMH or Lipo is faster......they use to be very long threads on this....

    not to be posted here but

    which is faster for the first 3 min??

    in series, both batts are new & fully charged....
    Lipo 14.8v
    NiMH 16.8v
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    you be the judge, I say Lipo is faster....cleaner and more efficient able to deliver more amperage as requested....Nimh, bottlenecks requested amps

    IN MY HUMBLE OPINION!!!

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    A fully charged lipo is 4.20v per cell

    7cell Nimh is higher voltage fully charged so would be faster for the first few pulls of the throttle.but will fade much quicker depending on the load being applied is the way I understand it


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    more volts more speed, but lipos are the only way to go...

    If you ESC can run 2/3s, the power is over the top.....
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Remeber, lipos are significantly lighter, so you will probably get more punch.
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