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Am I missing something here?


#1

So for my build I’m planning on running 2 6s 8000mAh Zippy FlightMax in series as a 12s pack. I clicked to order from the USA West warehouse and the price dropped by almost half! Are deals like this common? Is there something I’m just totally overlooking?? Link: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=20647


#2

Just confirm it via live chat. Seems legit to me, it’s a really good catch though I don’t like the bulkyness :smiley:


#3

Yeah as much as I don’t like the super tall 50mm+ batteries, its hard to find anything in a flat style like the SPACE cell without going over $125+.


#4

There’s the 3s packs u can put in series at like 22mm


#5

That’s true. I just don’t want to deal with the complexity of running 4 3s batteries in parallel and in series. 2x6s1p is much easier, if more bulky.


#6

Hahah dude they’re all out! I’ve tried to order them since December. They process the order and then give me the money back a week later. They’re all out in all warehouses. Last time I tried was 4 days ago. They sent me my money back
I even have the email if u wanna see it. Live chat says they’re in stock but if you ask them to further investigate it they realize they’re out. I went off on them twice for not updating the store


#7

And if you want these packs to be more flat just open them up and de solder the mid way point. Open it up like a book and re solder the connection that’s what I do. Cut the depth in half


#8

I used to do that with my 1/5 baja’s 6S packs


#9

I never thought of doing that, I thought cutting lipo packs open is dangerous and has potential to destroy the cells it self. But I might try later!


#10

lol only if your a pussy. gotta live on the edge


#11

The Space Cell will fit your needs without having to cut into hazardous lipo cells.

In addition, the Space Cell uses 18650 cells so it will be much hardier than a standard lipo.

It is at least something worth checking out regardless of whether or not you feel that it is in your budget.


#12

No, you do not cut into any cells just slowly peel the cells apart. It’s safe unless you’re using a knife or blade. Use a credit card to pry it open


#13

exactly not too dangerous


#14

The multistar packs aren’t even glued. I just folded them over with a bunch of insulation jammed beside the leads coming out and reshrink wrapped them.


#15

I just received 4 zippy compact 6s 5000mah 25c packs from Hobby King west USA wharehouse for only $28 per pack! (Reduced price)
44.4v x 5.0 ah = 222 wh
222/22.2= 10 mile range!
And 125amp constant current capability


#16

is there any lithium ion batteries that are flat ? other than 18650 cell turbular shape ?


#17

These HK sales are awesome :slight_smile: You can never run out of a great deal. LiPo’s for the win.


#18

you can get Li ion pouch packs.


#19

Flat lithium packs are always so expensive which is why a lot of people just mod there normal packs I ordered 2 10000 mah 22.2 volt multistage packs I’ll do a thread on how I made it flat


#20

i saw an electric motorcycle company in u.s.a in youtube of a person showing the physical shape of every li ion cell . and its wonderfully flat . could be 10mm thick . unlike turbular 18650 . i forgot the youtube thread . and i cant find any cell company selling them .