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Lipo receiver upgrade

I was just wondering if this is a worthwhile upgrade? I have an Airtronics radio/receiver that is capable of 7.4v packs and was wondering if this was a worthwhile addition to receiver packs. I would, of course, have to invest in a multi charger and change the rest of my packs for my fleet.....

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Even a Lipo of the same mah will last several times what a NiMh of the same mah would. They loose almost no voltage as it goes drains down and not have as much voltage drop under load.
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In my opinion, switching to LiPo is the best bang for the buck of any upgrade, besides a Super Bee kill switch.

LiPos are: lighter weight, faster stronger servos, longer run time.

See the speed and power difference.


See the speed difference between 6v and 8.4v

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I too would like to upgrade from the old ddm 2
4200mah nmhi, maybe some one can tell me if I'm wrong but wouldn't my battery be 4.8 volts current try and the newer lipo battery's I'm seeing are all 7.4v, the part that scares me is the servos I have do not have a 7.4v rating only a 6v. Wouldn't I be causing damage?
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read this thread theres info on where to get batteries, and running 7.4v

and your current should be 6v

http://www.hpibajaforum.com/forum/sh...=143449&page=2
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Ok got the info on the battery's. Align RCE-B6X is the box, I'll need to run to go from 7.4v if Iewas reading that correctly.... Thanks.
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Some do not run the voltage regulator, I am using cause I have it.

and later I will be buying high voltage servo's (savox)
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