The factory we buy our packs from is having issues with IR(internal resistance) on some models. This is creating some backorders and delays before we can get more packs in stock as we must wait until new bathes of cells are ready. Basically packs with higher IR will have lower performance. This may not be noticeable to everyone but we take pride in selling packs with a certain level of performance and we feel it's best not to sell these models until the issue is resolved. The 4670-2S2P shorty pack is one of our most popular models and we have many customers who have these on order or asking when more will be in stock. We had to sell the last shipment 4600s that came in as 4300-50C packs as the IR was higher.
We received a new shipment of 4300-50C from a different factory and the mAh is very good. We're seeing 4600+ on a iCharger when discharged at 10 amps. The IR of this new 4300-50C is a bit lower than the previous batches of 4300-50C but not as low as the good batches of 4600-70C packs. I believe this will make for a very good pack for the price as we're offering it for 29.95
For updates on backorders or info in general you should check out our Facebook page as we do post info as it becomes available.
Superior Matching Concepts (SMC) has been a leader in the R/C battery industry for close to 20 years. With numerous IFMAR world championships and national titles under our belt, our track record as both a leader in the field and an innovator in the industry is well known. SMC's philosophy has always been to provide everyone from the competitive R/C racer to the backyard novice the highest quality battery money can buy. We spend countless hours testing on the track and at the shop in an effort to extract the most performance out of our packs. Every step is taken to formulate a battery that not only outperforms our competition, but is durable under even the most demanding conditions.
With the advent of the internet, the whole landscape of our industry has changed dramatically. No longer do racers and enthusiasts simply purchase items from a brick and mortar store. Parts and supplies are ordered from all over the world with a click of the mouse. Competition is fierce and pricing can be extremely competitive. The battery business has been particularly affected by this new way of doing business. Packs are available from China at prices that seem too good to be true. This environment makes it extremely difficult for a small company like SMC to compete selling product through the normal distribution/dealer network. For this reason, we have decided to launch this website as a way for us to counter these companies that seem determined to undermine the industry. We will be introducing all of our batteries, along with some other R/C related items over the next few months, available directly from this site....at amazing prices. So now you will be able to purchase the highest quality SMC packs at incredibly competitive prices and have them shipped directly to you.