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  1. #1
    RC Qualifier
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    How long to LIpos Last

    Im stuck between asking for a revo for christmas, or Upgrading my erusty

    I like run time and 10mins of run time is unacceptable , no offence

    I like playing around for a coupple of hours , And I know it all depends on the battery , im just wondering How long does the typical Lipo battery last at a full charge

    (I dont drive slow, its alwase full throtle)

  2. #2
    RC Racer
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    about an a half an our to an hour
    -JH :Fear:
    "I Like Turtles"
    -JH

  3. #3
    RC Enthusiast
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    a little soon for christmas

    I've already been through a couple, not cus they wore out or anything I just keep upgrading them.
    On my rusty here's what I saw with my batteries (all lipo):
    2100mah (blew up in 4 runs) - 12-15 mins runtime, 45-50mins to charge
    4000mah - 15-20 mins runtime, 1hr to charge
    5000mah - 30 mins runtime, 1hr 20-30mins to charge
    8000mah - 30 mins runtime, 1hr 45mins to charge

    Now of course the biggest part of the performance will be your charger. It'll make the biggest difference in both specs.
    Last edited by eli; 08-22-2007 at 07:05 PM.

  4. #4
    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    Actually a pair of 2cell 6000mah (would be the same for the 12000mah) get you about 1 hour uptime pushing things pretty hard a 3cell 8000 will get you closer to 45min of uptime from my experience. If you run a 3cell 8000mah at say 40-45mph it will last a lot longer since the watt hours are quite a bit higher than the 2cell 6000's. But if you are running closer to it's max most the time you will see the ~45ish min I noted.

    It really depends on if you are full on all the time or bashing around, you could prolly get a little more or a little less that what I stated above.

    Don't get anything less than a Hyperion E0S5i ac/dc charger w/ balancer, this is a 5amp charger and does a nice job and is a very nice price IMO -about 120-130 range, but ask b-p-p for a discount if you are getting a mamba too or already got one.

    Lipo's typically get 300 or more cycles up to 500 if treated really well.
    eRevo Neu 1515 1.5d MMM Maxamps 4-2s2p8k 2-3s2p8k

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