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    Goodbye and Thank You to SPC Racing

    I have just learned some sad news for the radio control hobby: the good people at Spec Point Concepts Racing have decided to cease operations as a battery vendor. As they move into their next (ad)venture, I'd like to offer my thanks to the proprietors for the friendship and support they've over the years given to Traxxas forum members as well as for offering top quality products at a great price. Both will be sorely missed, but I think the former even more than the latter.
    This message bears my best wishes to the SPC crew, both now and in the days to come.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Dadx2mj's Avatar
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    Wow that is sad news indeed

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    I dont have any spc but it seams alot of everyone on the forum does and I'm pretty sure they will be highly missed. Its hard to believe if they are doing good on batteries that they would shut the door on them, even if they are chasing other options.

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    Sad news for sure ... I wish them well in whats next for them .

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    I have been using SPC since I made the lipo jump 4 years ago and love em. I am heart broken. I now have no idea what to do.
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    Word gets out fast. I just tried to order one last 5000Mah 2s with a Traxxas connector and their out already. Very sad to see them go.

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    Wow I love there battery! Sad that they are leaving

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    What about smc? Are they still in business?


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    Wow! I wish them all the best, but this is a big loss to the hobby.


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    Wow, I recently bought a lipo from them for my merv and using that battery has been a great experience. Definitely a sad thing to see them go away even though they were doing very well in the lipo market.
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    Goodbye and Thank You to SPC Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralPede01 View Post
    What about smc? Are they still in business?


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    Yes. Support them !

    I use both, quality products, a shame to lose them


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    Overall our decision to stop selling RC LiPo battery packs was a very difficult one to make. Sales for the past three years have been great, with this year looking to exceed all others. But as noted on our website, new and pending federal regulations has added considerable stress to doing business. Also, a person gets to a point in their life where personal issues take priority; such as elderly parents and the health of my wife and myself.

    Thank you everyone for all the support throughout the years and a huge THANK YOU to Traxxas! Overall it has been an enjoyable 15 years of RC battery sales. We will be continue to be involved in RC and racing on a personal level and on this forum as a general member. For now SPC is moving on to air rifle tuning and competitions, where the pace will be more suitable to our changing life style.

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    Thank you SPC.

    For being a great supplier in a way which is an example for how to do business: great products, for the right price and an outstanding customer service.
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    My favorite batteries. Sorry to see them go.

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    Just ordered my first and unfortunately last.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakey View Post

    Thank you everyone for all the support throughout the years and a huge THANK YOU to Traxxas!

    Tom

    Thank you sir! Only lipos I've owned Guess I'll search around for some others in the future when I am in that boat again. Thank you for your assistance around here as well.
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    Sad to hear this news, but I can understand the business decision. Wish you and your family the best!

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    While I have not owned any, I see their reputation and popularity and realize the loss. Best wishes to SPC family. I do own and encourage ppl to run SMC! Imo they are inexpensive quality packs and am totally happy with mine so far.

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    I honestly don't know what brand of batteries I will buy as I've only ever owned SPC. The quality and price couldn't be matched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Rustler View Post
    I honestly don't know what brand of batteries I will buy as I've only ever owned SPC. The quality and price couldn't be matched.
    Smc is the other battery company that is quite popular. Good quality batteries that have great prices as well.


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    The body isn't even cold yet...
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    So sad to hear that. Only batteries that I ever used....
    "Gone racing"

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    I never got the chance to purchase a SPC pack but all I've heard is good on multiple forums. I have seen the good folks from SPC post on a couple of the forums and greatly respect the knowledge they bring. Hopefully that will continue because that is invaluable to many of us. May your new endeavors prove both enjoyable and profitable. Best of luck!!
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    It's sad to hear. I buy spc every chance I get.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    That really sucks. Two weeks ago I was looking on their website to buy two lipo packs. I bought a charger two days ago so I could storage the battery until I got a Slash on Black Friday. I go on yesterday and everything is gone... Now I must buy an SMC battery (SMC is still a great company though )
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    I still have my one set...
    Sad that I won't be able to get more.Thank you Tom and the crew at SPC,exellent product and even better service.That will be missed by many
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    Thank you to everyone at SPC. Best batteries and Best customer service.

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    It seems like I just found out about them and bought a few of their batteries and now they're going out of business. Thank you for being here SPC! I just would've wished I found out about you guys sooner.
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    I'm finding this late, and I have to say I'm pretty sad about all this. SPC has been my go to for batteries for the last 3 years, and I never planned on changing that, until now I guess.

    Tom went above and beyond what was needed, and he always was super helpful. Their batteries were and are fantastic, I currently own 4, and I've owned even more in the past.

    Thank you SPC for all you did and provided us, you guys will be missed dearly.
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    I bought a couple 2S 8200mah 50c lipos from SPC 1 1/2 years ago for $44 each. Gave them a run that day, then put them in storage until a couple weeks ago when I got back into the hobby. They were still as powerful as the day I got them after 1 1/2 years of storage.

    You can't find a better deal out there, believe me I looked and looked. SPC had the best performance per dollar per quality of any battery. Sad to see them go, now I gotta find a new battery vendor that even comes close.

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    when I wreaked the slash the other day I lost one SPC battery ......... never to be replaced by another one ....oh well it's off to the SMC store!!!

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    did your lipo give birth to nimh cells?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74 View Post
    did your lipo give birth to nimh cells?
    Lol no , I had nimh battery runing my servos and fans , lost it in the crash as well , I destroyed a lot of stuff in the wreak

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    Just finding this out. So sad. I loved the few I had and was looking to buy more. Now all I have is a single 4s. I guess my lipo needs will go to smc. But who makes a good small one for 1/16 stuff?

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    I have a pair of gens ace, 2200 mah, 50c, 2s. I have had them for going on 2 years. They have been good batteries. I get around an hour of run time with a pair. They are priced pretty reasonable.
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    Doesn't sound to bad. My little spc was a 2500mah 50c

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