BigSquidRC Lipo Battery Shootout 4 – Top Speed
The Helion Dominus 4wd short course truck was our weapon of choice for the Lipo Shootout #4. During top speed testing our Dominus utilized a Castle 1410 3800 kv motor turning a 15 tooth pinion on the stock spur gear. A Castle Mamba Max Pro SCT speedo was used, with the timing set to “normal”. The Bushnell radar gun that we’ve used in previous tests was recruited once again, and the test driver made as many passes as needed to get the optimal speed for each pack. Once again, this was a “blind” test- the test driver did not know which battery was in the car during the speed runs. All top speed passes were done on pavement and the motor was allowed to cool to a specific temp before the next pack was tested.
|Points||Manufacturer/Battery||Top Speed MPH|
|1||Gens Ace 5800||36 mph|
|2||Traxxas 5800||35 mph|
|2||Turnigy 5800||35 mph|
|2||Orion 5500||35 mph|
|2||Venom 5800||35 mph|
|2||Onyx 5700||35 mph|
|7||Speedpack 5200||34 mph|
Remember: The tests are all scored by points, lowest to highest. The lower the score the better, like a game of golf.