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Old 09-10-2009, 10:28 PM   #1
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Who all runs them and what are your comments on it? Are the new high voltage servos required to run the lipo since it's 7.4v, actually more on a full charge, or will standard 6v servos be fine?
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Hey... if you're the same Pickle311 on rcfiles.com, I'll have some of the new 6.4v LiFe RX packs at the RC Pro race next weekend (postponed due to the rain).
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I run for maxamps.com and run there 2200 rx lipo in my d8 she took so e mods to fit but she did fit! I am running it with a losi regulater
if you don't want to run a regulater then getthe hv servos
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Hey... if you're the same Pickle311 on rcfiles.com, I'll have some of the new 6.4v LiFe RX packs at the RC Pro race next weekend (postponed due to the rain).
Trey, you know who I am dude. You bought my CRF450. I don't know if I'll make it down to the race or not, but how much for those packs?
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I just picked up the 2000mah Losi pack and am happy with the extra capacity and juice (Spektrum rx and high volt servos).
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:54 AM   #6
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I am running the losi 2000 packs and jr high volt servos, got it all at carolinasrc.com on a smoking deal. The results are awesome. Just charge it and forget it all day long. I did noti e that the lipo packs took a couple times charging them before they started to perform better than nimh packs. I wouldn't do it any other way. I recently put togeather a new car and I was planning on using nimh pack so I bought one and then I liked the new high volt servos so much I went that route and gave the new nimh pack to a good buddy of mine. Lipo is the way to go. If you don't want to drop the cash on the new high volt servos get a regulator and be done with it. If you do go the highvolt route make sure your reciever can handle the extra juice, futaba says no to 7.4v, specktrum says up to 9.6v is good. Just make sure but lipo is great, works magic in the starter box and is that good on the reciever too.
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Ive been running lipo for a year now and love it. Ive got the Reedy 2100mah pack and its just plain overkill after a club race it takes maybe 800mah to charge back up. If I dont make the A main I charge it up before the mains and know I can bump without need to recharge. I think I can probably run 1.5 hours on a charge without risking overcharging the lipo.

I use Spektrum with 2 Hitec 5955 servos unregulated but with all the HV servos coming out now I plan to go that route next time just for a little more piece of mind. Be aware not many of the std voltage servos can handle the extra voltage. They may work for a while but the lifespan will probably suffer. The Hitec 5955 and 7955 servos are the only ones I would trust and thats because Ive been told they use the internals of the robotic servos which are able to handle it. I see now though they are offering Hitec HV servos now which makes me think they have taken it even a step further.
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Lipos are the shiznit.......................................... Charge them and you can run for a long time. People worry about them but I tell you I have seen more Nihms blow up than lipos. just pay attenetion to what your doing and use a lipos sack if you are worried...............
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Trey, you know who I am dude. You bought my CRF450. I don't know if I'll make it down to the race or not, but how much for those packs?
Shane! whats up! wasnt thinking outside the 360 crowd. ha! Anyways, hit me up if you're coming down. BTW the CRF450 is at my lakehouse... getting cool enough to dust it off and start tearin' up the dirt!

Also... with the 6.4v LiFe pack, you dont need a regulator or a cutoff. They're 1400mAh, and MUCH lighter than NiMh or LiPo packs. I also have some 1800mAh Lipo RX packs. Give me a call if you want to try either of these

regarding servos.. you can use hitec 7955TGs straight with lipos, but of course you'll have more torque with the 7950TH. either way, you cant go wrong with the Hitec titanium servos.
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You can use these LiFe battery. They are like Lipo, but sure won't be too strong for the receivers.


http://www.rc-toro.com/product_info....62172f33c5ed46
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:42 AM   #12
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Apogee 2000 MaH LiPo/ Ace 1015 servos/ Futaba 604 FS Rx = DIALED I am waiting for the Hitec 7940 to come out though, for throttle
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Just ordered a Proteck 2300 Lipo 7.4 volt with the protek 6v regulator! Guess I will see how it works next week.
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i have run the protek,apogee,and currently the losi pack in my x2 ...the apogee packs allthough cheap cheap are only good for flat pack applications ...i have had the apogee packs puff up a cell ...also i have had 3 other poeple have the same problem ..i have also had a protek puff a cell ....the losi seems good so far ..just make sure you lay some foam in there for padding ..they are still way suseptable to getting beat up in your box ....would never run nimh again ...lipos are good ....
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is there a minimum C rate you would recommend? I see all kinds of rx-packs with different rates...3 to 20C. What would be sufficient? Planning on using them with 2 x hitec 7955.
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