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gulfmedic1 - 6.10.11, 4:06 pm Post #1: | Reply With Quote
So my friend buys a new slash 4x4 decides he wants a lipo
So I give him my zippy 4500mah45c batt and tell him go to LHS and have them solder the connection ( I couldn't do it on a Traxxas connection with a 8awg wire)
Anyway he goes and comes back with the battery and a venon 3s 5400mah 30c

He said the guy told him he would get great run time on the venon but be careful with the zippy cause they explode

All the feedback I got herebsaid zippy is good and venous not so great
The venon was 64 bucks
Also
I guess the Traxxas vxl system can handle 3s

Any input
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AMA4Life - 6.10.11, 4:35 pm Post #2: | Reply With Quote
The LHS salesman convinced him to buy a battery... that's his job.
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My Sport Werks Chaos .050 glow still runs, needs clutch reline again.
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gulfmedic1 - 6.10.11, 4:45 pm Post #3: | Reply With Quote
Yep thought so
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Joeltheguy - 6.10.11, 5:17 pm Post #4: | Reply With Quote
I've had zippy packs and never had a problem. Everyone's heard a story about the battery that "blew up" and it was such and such brand. I agree, the salesman did his job. At least he has two packs now.
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SkylineGuy - 6.10.11, 5:37 pm Post #5: | Reply With Quote
Crap, crap, and more crap.

Zippy lipos suck period.
For the love of Skylines-and or GTRs'- with every other body I buy.

I AM THE ONE AND OLNY THEH BESTEST

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AMA4Life - 6.10.11, 5:40 pm Post #6: | Reply With Quote
If you mean suck by...

having 20C packs survive 10C average, 25C peak operation in excess of 300 cycles at 80% of rated capacity...

I guess they suck a lot.

I've had several Zippy packs give that performance.
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My Sport Werks Chaos .050 glow still runs, needs clutch reline again.
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1slash - 6.10.11, 5:49 pm Post #7: | Reply With Quote
SkylineGuy said
Crap, crap, and more crap.

Zippy lipos suck period.
and why is that? personally i would rather have a nano-tech zippy lipo than a venon. i would even rather have a nano-tech zippy lipo than an SPC battery.

my brother has now gone through 2 SPC lipos and they hardly lasted him 4 months. the first one had a cell that died suddenly and he is an expert at lipo storage and keeping them in tip top shape.

the second one just stopped after jumping it off a 5ft jump. that just shows that some of the good American companies are not that much better.

he emailed SPC and they asked him to ship it off to them for like $20 bucks and he just gave up and got 3 zippys and has had them since and they have been working great.

so in my opinion zippys and gen's ace are the only way to go.
(Last edited by 1slash : 6.11.11 at 10:21 pm)
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I would not recommend the Slash 4x4 to race, much cheaper and higher performance to purchase another race type SC
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AMA4Life - 6.10.11, 6:35 pm Post #8: | Reply With Quote
Sky LiPo is good too. With the advantage of being able to order then from Hobbypartz and get them in a week vs having to wait up to 8 weeks (if its in stock) for Zippy from Hobby King.
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nerdyrcdriver - 6.10.11, 6:42 pm Post #9: | Reply With Quote
Never heard of venon I have had good luck with venom batteries though.
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Joeltheguy - 6.10.11, 6:51 pm Post #10: | Reply With Quote
SkylineGuy said
Crap, crap, and more crap.

Zippy lipos suck period.
That's a little harsh. I'd accept "I've had bad luck" but your statement comes off as plain old ignorant.
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