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SMC True Spec 1300mAh 11.1V 37A Flight Pack

Posted by Doug October 14, 2015

SMC makes some of the best Lipo packs in the R/C car market. They are now getting into flight packs. How do these compare to other packs with seemingly twice the Amp ratings? You may be surprised, VERY surprised. read more...

Effect of Pack Temperature on LiPo Discharge

Posted by Doug November 2, 2015

Can heating your batteries make them work better? Can your cheapo batteries outperform the best cells money can buy? This test looks at the effect initial pack temperature has on the discharge curve. Safety is also considered, as final pack temperature is also measured. read more...

Proof C Ratings are Useless

Posted by Doug November 8, 2015

There are many options for batteries. We are also told how to properly care for them. A poor quality battery or one that is not well cared for can lead to poor performance or a smoldering mess. Did you know there is a quick and easy way to tell if your battery is up to the task? read more...

Tattu 1300mAh 3S 75C Objective Review

Posted by Doug December 14, 2015

​This is one of the most talked about packs out there. When doing my initial testing I got more requests to test this one than any other pack. There is definitely a lot of interest in these. They look great and have a strong advertising push behind them. Do they live up to the hype? read more...

Thunder Power 1300mAh 70C 3S "Magna" Battery Review

Posted by Doug February 14, 2016

Thunder Power Lipo batteries are some of the most loved batteries you'll hear people talk about. However they are hated by nearly as many. If you love them you praise their power and reliability. If you hate them you criticize their price and performance. Which is it? read more...

Turnigy Graphene 3S 1300mAh Battery Review

Posted by Doug February 14, 2016

I've tested batteries from a number of manufacturers. Most of the time the data is pretty similar. This is the first pack that sets new standards in several ways. Exactly what they use "graphene" for is still unknown. The numbers don't lie. Something is very different about this pack. read more...