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Old 06-22-2016, 10:49 PM   #286
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I just got my Mugen MGT7 today and I'm building it for speed runs, can someone help me with what springs and shock oil to use, and also what diff fluid? Any other help is greatly appreciated.. Also I have the Castle Xl2 but I only plan on running 6s with a 2200kv is there any advantages to the Xl2 when running only 6s?
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tc4Basher never cheap out on a charger. I use a powerlab8 charger and it is a beast can charge anything. hv batteries. fully programable.
Does it add any speed tho if not overcharging?
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I just got my Mugen MGT7 today and I'm building it for speed runs, can someone help me with what springs and shock oil to use, and also what diff fluid? Any other help is greatly appreciated.. Also I have the Castle Xl2 but I only plan on running 6s with a 2200kv is there any advantages to the Xl2 when running only 6s?
For springs and shocks I like the Mugen black springs with 80wt all around. Diff oils I run stock.

An xl2 may gain some speed on 6s over a mamba monster since its 150a vs 120a of mamba monsters.
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:42 AM   #289
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I have 2 Hitec X1 chargers that are only $50-$60 that work great, any battery shouldn't be charged over 3c anyway so no need for a ton of amperage! I'd say as long as your cells balance out good then your charger is doing it's job!
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I have 2 Hitec X1 chargers that are only $50-$60 that work great, any battery shouldn't be charged over 3c anyway so no need for a ton of amperage! I'd say as long as your cells balance out good then your charger is doing it's job!
Yeah my cheapo chargers work great. If I was garaunteed a speed increase with a more expensive charger I would jump on it for sure. Would be nice to have one that measures internal resistance though.
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Old 06-23-2016, 05:58 PM   #291
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No charger is going to increase speed, but higher end chargers can charge more cells, at higher amps also. Discharge is also better, balancing a 1 full amp is a plus if you have a stubborn pack. being able to charge hv packs. I can charge at up to 40a.
internal resistance, and can hook to a laptop to monitor cells while charging. just my .02
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No charger is going to increase speed, but higher end chargers can charge more cells, at higher amps also. Discharge is also better, balancing a 1 full amp is a plus if you have a stubborn pack. being able to charge hv packs. I can charge at up to 40a.
internal resistance, and can hook to a laptop to monitor cells while charging. just my .02
Isn't it better to charge slow as possible?
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:27 AM   #293
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Isn't it better to charge slow as possible?
Yes, it's not good to charge any battery over 3c, but if you charge multiple packs in parallel the extra amperage definitely would come in handy! I can't remember where but I read an article about getting peak performance from lipos and the biggest factor is temperature, lipos perform at there best at warm temps, can't remember the range but they even sell battery warmers for cold weather situations!
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I know people who charge slow but i see no difference in my packs charging a 2c or more.
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:40 AM   #295
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Default MUGEN MGT7 150 MPH SPEED RUN WITH CASTLE 2200KV ON 8S

https://youtu.be/0PjilNGsowg
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Nice!! That is moving.
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Nice!! That is moving.
Thanks man. Very impressed with the 2200kv green can!

Here is another version from my camera phone:

https://youtu.be/xe_Y3mmI6is
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:36 AM   #298
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Thanks man. Very impressed with the 2200kv green can!

Here is another version from my camera phone:

https://youtu.be/xe_Y3mmI6is
Lol, I had the same idea and tried it over the weekend, blew the internal and external caps on my XL2, I had pretty small gearing on also quite a bit under 1:1
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Has anyone tried Alien Power Esc's?
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Lol, I had the same idea and tried it over the weekend, blew the internal and external caps on my XL2, I had pretty small gearing on also quite a bit under 1:1
Wow with a 2200kv? You can replace those caps on the XL2. Just make sure you have the polarities correct.
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