I am a new to Electric RC and just got a Slash 4x4 RTR to bash. I wanting to use LiPO's and I am having trouble understanding what specs I should look for.
C rating this refers to a lipos maximum discharge rating, and is a multiple of its capacity. For example: A 20c 5000mah pack can put out 100amps. Choosing the right capacity and C rating is important and should be based on how many amps your motor can draw at maximum load. The Velineon® 3500 Brushless Motors draw 320amps at peak current levels. So, I should select a battery that can supply at least 300amps continuous? Generally though, the motors pull a continuous current of about 10-20amps or thereabouts.
I plan on using at a min 5000mah packs. Based on the formula above I need a 50C or 60C rated packs (expensive).
Do you really need that high C-rating?
7.4v or 11.1v LiPO's?
What are the good LiPO brands?
What are the LiPO brands to stay away from?
Thanks in advance for your help!