Been out of the Rc scene for a year & I finally hit the track this past weekend -HELP
I have been out of the RC racing scene for about a year now. I kept all my stuff tucked away in my room. This past weekend I decided to visit my local track for some rc racing.
Stock Monster Pro
3300 GP Racing Cells
Hitec High Speed/Torque Servo
Airtronics MX-3 RX and TX
Anyway, My motor has had about two good races about a year ago so the brushes and comm are still in great shape. My cells is what concerns me. They have not been cycled for a year. I preped my car for the race by charging the cells @ 5amps. Then repeaked at 2amps. Each pack lasted a good 1 minute. After another charge, the pack seemed to last much more longer. After the 4th charge, the packs seem to get better and last up to 8 minutes.
My problem is that these cells dont pack a punch anymore after 2 minutes into the race. On the the straight aways, I get passed up like nothing. It cant be my motor as its still in great shape.
These cells are fairly new in terms of times they have been cycled. I would say not more than a dozen cycles. What can I do to revive these expensive cells? I have a good multimeter to measure voltage and such...
Any recommendations as what I can do to bring these puppies back? Or at least get my car up to speed and tear it up again? I really missed the RC racing scene and I belive I have the itch again!!!!!!