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Old 01-01-2008, 09:01 AM   #5881
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Hey fellas i just bought the losi lipo rx battery and regulator with swith, instructions say to disconnect battery from the regulator after use to avoid over dischargeing the battery. do i have to actually disconnect the plug or is turning the swith to off enough? thanx for the help
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:03 AM   #5882
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switch, I meant to say switch.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:13 AM   #5883
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disconnect the battery from the regulator, the switch still allows some 'bleed off' when not in use
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I never disconnect my lipo. It stays in the box. You just need to wire things properly. It's Battery to Switch, Switch to Regulator, Regulator to Receiver. My buggy was just sitting for 3 weeks (first time ever) and evrything is fine. I'm charging it up right now for tomorrows racing.
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lovell is right, disconnect the lipo from the regulator. It does allow a slight discharge even when off.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:51 AM   #5886
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thanks everybody but if i were to use the 9000s what would be a good choice in the jr family of servos for the throttle.
Anything with a torque above 120oz/in and preferably a transit speed of .15 or faster. I use the Futaba BL451 for both duties and its great, previously I had used Airtronics 358s. 2 of my other Losi buddies use JR 9000Ts. Just buy what you want, but its always better to have more than enough torque than not enough, as then the transit speed is also killed, and a high likelyhood your servo may burn itself out.
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:11 PM   #5887
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With lipos it's always safer to unplug the battery from the switch. But I sometimes unplug them and sometimes don't. Besides it's not that hard to unplug a battery.

A note on servos: I was using servos from different manufacturers last summer and I learned that using the same spline count can save frustration. Especially when short on time. I'm sure this should be common knowledge, so I guess this is for new drivers. It's a lot of work to try your servos in different spots if the spline counts are not the same. I swap servo locations sometimes to get a different feel from the vehicles and it was too much work. So now I have settled on one servo to serve as throttle and steering. I use the servos with 200@.10.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:15 PM   #5888
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is there a setup sheet that you can edit (type into) then print out, there is one for most others, but I have not seen one like this for the 8ight..... I know you can save them, but when you write like me it is much better to type it out then write it out....

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I too am interested in an editable PDF setup sheet.

Thanks for correcting the spelling SteveJa ;-)
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my writing and my spelling are the same.....


Thanks...

So is there one out there ?
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You could download one from Losi and see if you can edit it, worth a try!?!
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does not work, pdf files will not let you do anything to them, unless you have the full program.... the other ones I speak of only let you type in them, then print them out.. when done, you cant save them...... this is fine, but you cant even do this with the one for the losi... just print it out and write on it....
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http://setups.rccars.com/

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thanks.......but you cant edit the losi 8 setup from that site....
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thanks.......but you cant edit the losi 8 setup from that site....
so now your back to the Losi? Man, I can't keep track of you guys anymore
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