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Old 07-12-2007, 09:51 AM   #16
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I have the HT lipo pack in my chrome top and it works great, however it's only 2200mah. So I need to charge it about every race day or so. BUT it's SUPER LIGHT!
That would sound about right with the HT multi charger only pushing 2.5A. Are you using the HT charger for it?
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You'll never run out of power with this li-po pack:http://www.all-battery.com/index.asp...OD&ProdID=1687
Do you use this pack or are you saying you want this pack?


So I'm seeing that the only reason to NOT use stick packs, is cause there's no mounting brackets. And that's no big deal. Are the motors wired in series when using one battery? Such as gel cell or big lipo.
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I want that pack. I use a standard 12v 7000 mah sealed lead acid battery. It weighs a ton and I'm itching to get rid of it. I personally wouldn't use stick packs again but to each his own.
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Do you use this pack or are you saying you want this pack?


So I'm seeing that the only reason to NOT use stick packs, is cause there's no mounting brackets....
Next time you are at your local AllMart get a sheet of adhesive backed thin foam( they were 5 for a buck last time I bought any), and some really long zip ties. Remove the gel cell mount, lay down a piece of foam large enough to keep the stick packs off the metal, lay the packs down and zip tie them in. You may need to drill some holes to get the ties where you want 'em, but once cinched down tight against the foam your stick packs are nice and snug and will stay put.
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Good idea. I already have tons of foam laying around for my electronics. That should work nicely.
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Well, i have it set up with two venom 3000 stick packs. I have used it through breaking in a new engine, but have not had a race day with it. It is working really well. Happy so far. Gonna find out how long the batts last. But the engine fires up with in 2-3 seconds. I'd imagine that would last at least a month worth of racing on the weekends. Again I'm pleased.

I'm gonna try modding the top. I have the 8 and 8T. I'm going to form a small metal tab that is screwed to the underneath side of the box top. Angle it so it bends at a 90 degree angle up through the starter wheel slot. The height will be very short. I'm thinking I can start both vehicles by lining up this metal tab to the flywheel opening. My only concern is the starter wheel pushing the vehicles to the side and not making good contact. I'll see what happens again. But I'm not sure this will work as good as I hope.

I know the Losi box is out, but I won't be able to get to my LHS for a few weeks.
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Velcro works great to hold the stick packs down... I have two Ofna boxes both converted to stick packs and both have velcro to secure the batteries... Secure, but easily removed for charging.
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No need to remove them for charging. Get a triton charger and you can charge both packs at once through the external jacks.

When I used twin sticks before chargers capable of doing 12 cells I simply built a quick disconnect harness and a set of long leads so I could charge them individually without removing them from the box.
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cool. nice tip.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:18 AM   #25
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Got my new starter box set up with a lipo. To avoid killing the battery I also installed an Apogee LOA to warn me when the voltage gets low. Here's a pic of the LOA install and another one of the whole setup.

The battery is so light I can't tell any difference in the weight of the box with it installed.
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Drill some holes in the bottom of the box, a couple of Zip ties and get out racing. Us new guys need track time more then starter box time.
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Drill some holes in the bottom of the box, a couple of Zip ties and get out racing. Us new guys need track time more then starter box time.

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