Alright, after two years in this hobby I finally got my first Lipo battery. Gee, what took me so long anyways? Decided to skip 2S and go straight to 3S, at 50C.
Kept the same gears as the prior run to test how the battery change alone would compare, everything else being equal.
- Traxxas 2wd Slash
- Velineon VXL-3s ESC
- Lipo 3S 50C Battery 5000 mAh
- 27T 48P pinion
- 76T 48P spur
Conclusion: Switching from NIMH to 3S 50C Lipo resulted in 63% speed boost.
Next experiment: Foam tires.