liveforphysics wrote:I don't care what you guys want to do, and I'm all for enjoying fires and explosions and things, but somebody should at least be made aware of the risks.
And I don't give a shit about your thought, opinion, or self-proclaimed expert status on the subject. You are nothing but a used car saleman trying to push pouch lipo. There are plenty of salemen on this forum but you are different from them. You hide behind your childish technicality to get a commission on each lipo sale.
This is some classic stuff! Love it!
I've given quite a bit of LiPo away, never sold a single pack.
I've visited the nano-tech (and other) factory in China, visited (for business reasons unrelated to ebikes) some other LiPo factories in Korea, and spent a few days with the owner of hobbyking in Hong Kong and in China.
To get some things straight:
#1 He had no idea people were running ebikes on RC Lipo.
#2 All our ebike Lipo sales for the last 5 years wouldn't keep his factory busy for more than an hour.
#3 All of us combined are a statistically insignificant part of his battery businesses that means nothing to him.
#4 HobbyKing has still only lost money (and he is fine with that, his money comes from other industry, he runs hobbyking for fun, and has said the moment its not fun anymore he will close it down),
#5 The whole RC battery division is just a side-gig as something to do with OEM mfg left overs and surplus, excess supplies from OEM contracts etc. This is why supply/stock consistency is so random.
#6 He absolutely hates the thought of people charging these large Lipo packs in there garages and homes.
#7 After showing him vids of high-power ebikes (which he didn't know existed) he thinks ebikes should use LiFePO4, and thinks RC Lipo should only be used for racing (loves the idea of racing ebikes) or by experts in charging and charged outside somewhere safe.
#8 Ebike battery sales (in the form of RC packs) don't matter to him, and he would rather discourage than encourage them.
I've never received anything from him in return, never will, and wouldn't accept some stupid commission anyways. Never have worked in sales my whole life, and don't ever plan to. Engineering the things that other people can sell seems to be much better suited to me.
auraslip wrote:..., but he really does know his stuff.
I disagree. He's an idiot. This is the guy who said an ebike is better than a motorcycle. This is the guy who said lead-acid is the most dangerous battery, then Nickel is the most dangerous, then Lithium Cobalt is the most dangerous. This is the guy who can never provide a balanced view of anything. This is a self inflated kid with little knowledge about anything at all.
LOL! Coming from the guy who is wrong about everything, I'm flattered.
The more SamTexas dislikes something, the better you know it is.
This idiot needs to get back to work on the TTXGP pack build for this weekend, and tear down and inspect the packs from the world championship winning (friday night in Vegas, Geico MinimotoSX) electric motocross bike battery packs to see how everything handled the vibration and shock of hard jumping and bumping a few hundred times.
It's part of what you do when your profession is to design and engineer performance battery systems.
Its good to have you here Sam. Morph and Aura etc finally seem to have there heads on an exit route from there anus', but I know being a stubborn Texan you can provide years of fun and entertainment for the group.
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