Is there a possibility that the majority of E-bike racers from ES could settle on a standard battery choice? I don't want to try to limit anyone from their preferred choice, but...
If a particular racer had a bike breakdown halfway through the various heats, having the same size and type of battery means the breakdown bike could loan their batteries to those still in competition, with the certainty that the size will fit in the battery box, and the performance will be the same as the batteries used to develop the loanee bike?
I was thinking that with several LiPo bricks in a pack, the 25C-LiPo 'might' be good enough as far as discharge capability, or...perhaps the ultra-high C-rate LiPos could be charged-up faster between races?
Anyways, I had planned to make a donation to ES soon, since the ES-stickers are now almost all gone, and the thought just occurred to me that (if nobody objects) I could use that money to purchase a single LiPo brick (shipped to Dogman) to be used by any of the ES participants that has need of it? A few cycles to break-in, test, and race with will not hurt its life...and after the death-race, that particular brick can THEN be sold, and the proceeds donated to ES.
If Thud, Dogman, and LFP could also agree on a connector type, all of the LiPo and chargers at the race will inter-connect as needed.
edit: to be clear, if you are all using nano-tech LiPo, I am committing to paying for one of those. http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh ... duct=11941