I am on the fence. I run the traxxas 9.6 nimh now but am considering lipo. I have done a TON of research and read enough about maintenance and mostly FIRE I don't know if I want to go there. Don't get me wrong I know there are a ton of (no problem) lipos in use but with all the talk of puffing and fire I am having my doubts if they are for me. I have read informative threads that claim a crash could make a lipo puff or catch on fire and I do that a lot.
Most of the videos you see are of idiots deliberately causing the lipos to start on fire. The batteries are not fragile though they should be handled with care and some precautions should be made. If they really were that dangerous I'm pretty sure the general public would avoid having them in their vehicles.
The Super Derecho
taking care of the batts, & under proper use, you will not have any prob..............
not always but some of the time it is operater error......causing the prob......
Would you go flip my truck back over??
Last edited by rhardy60; 10-28-2012 at 10:38 PM.
1 Rusty VXL + Slash 4x4 Platinum
Finally (due to work) Ran my first lipo today. WOW I don't know why I waited sooo long to switch I will never go back.
Welcome to the club!
2008 Stampede VXL