Well, tonight I took my Brand spanking New VXL 4x4 out for her maiden voyage.
Honestly, not a single battery pack has been run through it.
So I decided to try the "new to me" SPC...2S lipo 5000mah 7.4v batteries in it.
The batteries have only about 3 or 4 runs on them, so they essentially brand new.
Well, to be honest I was extremely disappointed.
And maybe I am doing something wrong.
The truck won't even pop a wheelie with the LIPO!...I mean it should right?
I mean it spins up dirt and such, but it's not nearly as fast as I would expect, or as fast as some of these other 4x4's on youtube???
Is there something I have to do to, so call "Prime" the Lipo's?
The were sent to me in "storage mode" with 3.89V on each cell.
I charge the batteries with a balance board on a Lipo safe charger, and the charger said they were full @ approx. 4.15V per cell.
Does that sound right?
I have two of the same batteries, and both were the same.
So just to compare, I popped the stock Traxxas Nimh 6cell 300mah 8.4v pack in, and it was faster than the lipo....I mean, still no wheelies, but it was faster in a straight line, that's for sure...
What am I doing wrong???
I am so frustrated!!!!
Honestly, I thought with the Lipo, the truck would be crazy....and it sure isn't.
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP THIS NEWBEE!!!!