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Old 09-17-2009, 05:37 PM   #31
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Very Nice explanation.
Thanks! I just recently moved from 140 mph electric planes to cars. 140 mph on lipo with a 6.5 inch prop requires a little learnin'.

Please DO note the edit in my original post. I forgot to factor in the amperage that the starter box motors can handle, which doesn't seem to be a whole lot!
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Thanks! I just recently moved from 140 mph electric planes to cars. 140 mph on lipo with a 6.5 inch prop requires a little learnin'.

Please DO note the edit in my original post. I forgot to factor in the amperage that the starter box motors can handle, which doesn't seem to be a whole lot!


Fixed.
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I just finished converting my starter box to Lipo. I was using 2 old Nicads, wow what a difference. This is a must do if you haven't yet.
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I just finished converting my starter box to Lipo. I was using 2 old Nicads, wow what a difference. This is a must do if you haven't yet.


Can we say "we told ya so"
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Has anyone ordered from Hobbycity? How much is shipping normally for one of those Lipo's? I see there is an option for Priority it's only 4.95, but when I go to check out, the only option is Air mail (registered) and it's like 11.00
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Has anyone ordered from Hobbycity? How much is shipping normally for one of those Lipo's? I see there is an option for Priority it's only 4.95, but when I go to check out, the only option is Air mail (registered) and it's like 11.00


Hobby king is 1000% reputable and there is nothing to worry about in shipping from HK (unless its on a boat)....i would HIGHLY recommend getting the Air mail as you never know with shipping from HK weather it might get thrown on a 2 month boat ride....Air is the best route for sure.
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Thanks, yeah I'll go ahead and spend the extra 7 bucks for good shipping.
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http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...00mAh_4S1P_20C should be fine and not expensive i use it and works a treat just be sure dont be silly and stall the box wen starting as that kills lipo athey really dont like that apart from that enjoy the power change and life span always disconnect after ur days racing
Hi.

Great thread

mrbusta: I guess you only use one of these Lipo´s or?
How about the connection: I've two Tamiya plugs in my starterbox. How do you connect them to the Lipo?

Thanks in advance
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+1 on Hobby city. Good batteries, Have about a dozen Lipos from them. All work fine.


I put a 5000mah 4s 30c Zippy pack in my OFNA Truggy box. I wouldn't worry about puffing it. I couldn't stall this box if I wanted to. The belt would snap or my engines conrod would blow up first. The box has that much power now. I spend even more time with a heat gun now to prevent engine wear. The box hits that hard.

I once put my car on the box wrong and thought my exhaust was rich, turns out I was spinning the wheel against the chassis. It was pooring stinky black smoke. This box could probally destroy a starter wheel in about 10 seconds.

I think I won't have to charge my box up in the middle of a long race day ever again.

There is room for 2 more packs in my box........
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Hi.

Great thread

mrbusta: I guess you only use one of these Lipo´s or?
How about the connection: I've two Tamiya plugs in my starterbox. How do you connect them to the Lipo?

Thanks in advance

GET rid of those tamiya connector's....they WILL melt and reek havoc when you stall the box and the wire's heat up and well there you have it puffed battery and melted wire's = NO FUN.

IF you dont know how to solder properly....take it to some one who does.
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GET rid of those tamiya connector's....they WILL melt and reek havoc when you stall the box and the wire's heat up and well there you have it puffed battery and melted wire's = NO FUN.

IF you dont know how to solder properly....take it to some one who does.

deans or banana-plugs (i prefer deans)
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GET rid of those tamiya connector's....they WILL melt and reek havoc when you stall the box and the wire's heat up and well there you have it puffed battery and melted wire's = NO FUN.

IF you dont know how to solder properly....take it to some one who does.
Hehe. I'm a professional solder, so that’s not the problem



I don't know anything about Lipos, and didn't notised the red and black wires on the photo
Thanks for the advise, Integra and casevac
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GET rid of those tamiya connector's....they WILL melt and reek havoc when you stall the box and the wire's heat up and well there you have it puffed battery and melted wire's = NO FUN.

IF you dont know how to solder properly....take it to some one who does.
In other words, get Deans Ultra Connectors.

Solder the female plug to the lipo and male plug to the motor wires.
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In other words, get Deans Ultra Connectors.

Solder the female plug to the lipo and male plug to the motor wires.

Yup, that's the boring and right way to do it.

Male on the btt, or two loose bananaplugs tangling from the btt makes it much more.... sparkling
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GET rid of those tamiya connector's....they WILL melt and reek havoc when you stall the box and the wire's heat up and well there you have it puffed battery and melted wire's = NO FUN.

IF you dont know how to solder properly....take it to some one who does.


if you dont know how to solder, then you are in the wrong hobby...


this hobby was built on soldering!!!!
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