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Old 10-20-2006, 12:32 AM   #451
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Aaron...no, I didn't try stick packs with my Ofna box. I bet it would have worked better...I think the cold really took the voltage out of the gel cell. The cell was fairly new and was on charge till it was time to leave. I used all summer on my SP2 with no issues at all. I won't miss the cement block size and weight though!!
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:01 AM   #452
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I use the budget box from OFNA w/ the single motor. It starts my car great. I did thin the wheel and grind the sides of the flywheel hole on the chassis. At 4mm thickness I don't think there is much to worry about if a couple of the edges are angled.
The Mugen box is the best in the business. Hands down. But the cost of the OFNA box justifies it greatly.
Gel cells really loose their punch in the cold. I stuck with side by side sticks in mine. This way I can take the packs out once a month and balance them with a good full cycle. Your packs will last forever if you treat them like the electric racers do. I just charge at 4amps instead of 6+.
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Thank you Tex for saying EXACTLY what I did
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:51 AM   #454
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I use the budget box from OFNA w/ the single motor. It starts my car great. I did thin the wheel and grind the sides of the flywheel hole on the chassis. At 4mm thickness I don't think there is much to worry about if a couple of the edges are angled.
The Mugen box is the best in the business. Hands down. But the cost of the OFNA box justifies it greatly.
Gel cells really loose their punch in the cold. I stuck with side by side sticks in mine. This way I can take the packs out once a month and balance them with a good full cycle. Your packs will last forever if you treat them like the electric racers do. I just charge at 4amps instead of 6+.
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Texpert , do you also balance your batteries in your starter box so when your carrying it , its doesn't hurt your wrist from having to much weight on one side? Just kidding.
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Texpert , do you also balance your batteries in your starter box so when your carrying it , its doesn't hurt your wrist from having to much weight on one side? Just kidding.
that right there is funny stuff!
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:51 PM   #456
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I just could not bring myself to grind away at the 8ight chassis, hehe.
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:46 PM   #457
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"Texpert , do you also balance your batteries in your starter box so when your carrying it , its doesn't hurt your wrist from having to much weight on one side?"

Nope. I get other people to carry it so it is not of concern. I should use 4200s on one side and 1200SCRs on the other. Man....I've got to get busy!

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Old 10-20-2006, 07:14 PM   #458
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Yes. I'm trying to get all of my racing gear in my real car balanced so I dont wear out my Goodyears on the trip there.You racing?
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:13 AM   #459
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This Suck's. I just noticed this.
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Well since we are talking about balancing things here is a pic of my 1/12scale. Gettin' ready for the winter season.

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Scott,
Where you running that at?
You know that thing won't take jumps well.

Get ahold of me, we'll have to meet up sometime this winter and swap some paint on the carpet.

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This Suck's. I just noticed this.
If that pin was balanced then it would not have fallen out!

Q - I'm racing tonight. Can't do the whole day Sunday. Good Luck.
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i went racing today and came away with a victory with the 8ight!!!!! i won 4 out of 5 races and the one i lost was because of the screw that holds the piston on backed out.but loctite fixed that lol
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Uh oh, someone needs a new handle, maybe 8ightVSpec?

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Well guys I got to race it for he first time and man did I do bad but I found somethings out like I can't push it as hard as my jammin or it traction rolls bad, but after the first two heats it started to come around and man is it a great car but I had one problem I came off the table top and landed perfect but the rear bulkhead broke off at the shock tower.
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