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Old 10-24-2016, 12:53 AM   #586
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Heck maybe I found someone to buy that Xipp battery zapper thats been collecting dust all these years....
I really don't know what to do with all that junk from sub-c era. It is still working, so I can't bring myself to throw it all away like that, but then again, it looks like that stuff is gone for good.

From my point of view, if current chargers move on and at some point I won't be able to buy a charger that does Lipo (or whatever the technology of the day will be) as well as NiCd, which I use in other applications, then my old NiCd gear might still find some way to earn its keep.
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I'm still waiting for the thread for running old tires competitively.
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Old and worn tires are a few grams lighter than brand new tires. By bert's calculations and theory, the lighter rotational mass of worn tires should net you about a second a lap faster than brand new tires.
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Default Old Batteries. . . Not Too Good

Thanks bertrandsv87, gigaplex, IndyRC_Racer, nexxus, niznai and OVA for the really deep battery info.

I thought about what you guys said and tried to charge my old batteries. They couldn't hold a charge past 7.577v(in Evo 5)and 7.375v(in Pro 4).
So; I'm now using Duratrax DTX 3600 Batteries(rebuilt to fit 6-cell side-by-side) in my relics. Gotta stay true to Ni-mh. . . for now.

I'm going to test the performance of these batteries at our nicely-paved school-yard track against some Li-Po guys.


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Old 10-24-2016, 03:47 PM   #591
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That sounds like you have at least one dead cell in each of your packs. Everything will be fine once you change those cells...That happens alot with 4200 cells... Good luck racing your cars, but keep track of their total weight(try to reduce total weight down to the 1350g minimum).....

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Hopefully you can test your car at 360v2 in New Rochelle NY where all the local fast guys race...The pro4 and EVO5 are very capable platforms.... See you there soon...
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Thanks bertrandsv87, gigaplex, IndyRC_Racer, nexxus, niznai and OVA for the really deep battery info.

I thought about what you guys said and tried to charge my old batteries. They couldn't hold a charge past 7.577v(in Evo 5)and 7.375v(in Pro 4).
So; I'm now using Duratrax DTX 3600 Batteries(rebuilt to fit 6-cell side-by-side) in my relics. Gotta stay true to Ni-mh. . . for now.

I'm going to test the performance of these batteries at our nicely-paved school-yard track against some Li-Po guys.


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Old and worn tires are a few grams lighter than brand new tires. By bert's calculations and theory, the lighter rotational mass of worn tires should net you about a second a lap faster than brand new tires.

How about shaving the body clips in an aerodynamic fashion and testing them in a wind tunnel?

.......Or greasing the sides of a body so it reduces friction when hitting boards.
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How about shaving the body clips in an aerodynamic fashion and testing them in a wind tunnel?

.......Or greasing the sides of a body so it reduces friction when hitting boards.
Awesome, 😉

Bert, do you anything to add?
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My tc4 with all the mods will be at 360v2 in November....
Be there, or watch on liverc to see if there are any improvements......
Subtract, never add !!!
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Hey bertrandsv87.
I believe the track in New Rochelle is a carpet track.
I Only race on Asphalt (well-paved-smooth asphalt).

Thanks for the help.
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.......Or greasing the sides of a body so it reduces friction when hitting boards.
That one may be helpful....
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Well you're missing nine months of RC fun every year....
In the summer, the asphalt nitro action is at Floyd Bennett Field...
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Default Floyd Bennett Track is Closed. . .

To my knowledge the track is closed. I found that out first hand when the police asked me to leave. (June 23, 2016)
The military want the area back.

But we used to race electric 1/10 rubber - tire at the track on some weekdays (Mondays -Thrursdays). Now we're back at the school playground.
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Hi Eric,

I have seen your 414s... yours are the best I've seen

Will use a shorty pack, hobbywing esc and Orca 17.5. Keeping the car as original as possible, including the use of front one-way .

Please post more pics of your 414s.

Joel
Thanks Joel!
Looking forward to see yours when it's finished.

Hereby some more photos of my 414 collection.
The first edition 414 is now my current racing chassis.
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