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    which lipo.

    well i really want to go from a 2cell to a 3 cell lipo. I am definately going smc or spc. the question is what mah. Most people here you a 2s for bashing and a 3 cell for speed runs....... So do i really need an 8000 mah speed run battery. or should i get a 3400mah one. or should i get the 5500 mah one. I dont want to spend over $110. let me know what you think. here are the links. first the 3400mah http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXFZ3&P=7 the 5000 mah one http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXRR4&P=7 then the 8000 mah one http://spcracing.com/index.php?productID=71
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    Here you go, in stock! http://www.spcracing.com/index.php?productID=91
    I just ordered one so I guess we'll see how it does. My first 3s so this should be fun , or disastrous
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    Mah = runtime......how long do you want to run on a battery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingWhales
    That was quick. I was just getting the link myself.

    I am very new to the hobby but I did just get the spc 2s 8000 mah. shipping was fast, service/responsiveness was great. On only its second charge and the battery/rustler was pulling wheelies at speed (25-30 mph) on a basically stock Rustler. I am planning to check its top end with a nav system this weekend. After a ~1/2 hour session it didn't quite take 2000 mah on a recharge.

    So far a 3s seems unnecessary expect for speed runs... that said a spc 3s 5000 may have name on it... the power is alluring

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    Yeah their shipping is always fast. I just ordered one. Only bummer is I ordered batteries for my kids earlier this week, if they would have been in stock then, I could have saved a little on the shipping
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustytraxx
    Mah = runtime......how long do you want to run on a battery?
    MAH also helps with the power output of the pack. Wattage is the bottom line and you get that my multiplying mah of the pack by the discharge rate. So the 8000 mah pack with 20c discharge rate can put out 160 watts.
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    everyone keeps saying 3s is too much for bashing well with me 2s isn't enough for whatever reason my rusty is speed challanged so a setup is always 10mph slower then it should be
    anyway just say 3s is alot if not slightly overkill that way people who want that aren't turned off from it
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    Quote Originally Posted by watrfrndlyrusty
    everyone keeps saying 3s is too much for bashing well with me 2s isn't enough for whatever reason my rusty is speed challanged so a setup is always 10mph slower then it should be
    anyway just say 3s is alot if not slightly overkill that way people who want that aren't turned off from it
    I'm guessing 3s probably is a little to much for me, but the way I see it, I need to try it for myself to know for sure. Anyways, if it is to much, I'll just buy another one and use the pair in my E-Revo
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    Are you running it in training mode by accident?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hijak
    Are you running it in training mode by accident?
    I don't think an mm has training mode
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    i am definatly getting the 5000 mah 3 cell. but thats the last upgrade im getting for a while. times are tough........
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    I have the 3s1p 5000mah lipo and yes it's crazy fast.

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    i have a mamba max 5700kv system so a 3 cell will be insane. i cant wait
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    thanks flying whales. i just ordered my new spc 5000mah 3 cell 20c lipo!!!! i cant wait to plug it into my mm system. by the way would 18/90 gearing be too high for a 5700kv motor and a 3 cell. let me know
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    well, I want to add a lil input to this subjuct....

    Being very new to lipo... less than 1 week...
    I went out and picked up a Thunderpower 4300mah 3cell 25c....
    Wow, it is overkill on the dirt/sand track that we run...
    its great for straight power runs... Although I need a different body to get some aerodynamics... (big hole cut in windsheild to cool the Nimh batts I was runnin....) the truck lifts off the ground around 50ish mph...lol

    3c lipo is over powered, but should everyone have at least one??? YES!!!!

    With that being said I just oredered an spc 5000mah 20c 2cell for the track, I hope its a lil more managable....
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