LiPo versus NiMh
Many electric model cars come with battery. However, if this is not the case, you will for the first time ask yourself whether it should be a LiPo (lithium polymer) or a NiMh (nickel metal hydride) battery. Each of the two has its advantages and disadvantages.
The LiPo battery impresses with its light weight and high performance, it allows almost twice as long running time, the voltage curve is almost constant and there is only a small self-discharge when it is stored. The advantages of NiMhs are the cheaper price and that they are almost indestructible. This is not the case with the Lipo. Incorrect handling may cause it to start burning.