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Old 11-02-2009, 12:55 AM   #1
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i'm finally making the switch from nims to lipo in my buggy. i plan on getting a xray 808 and was just seeing what is a good setup to run? i was looking at the losi rx regulator w/ built in switch but whats a good battery to run. do i need a flat pack or hump. i have no idea. please help!
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:17 AM   #2
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Man don't do a switch. I cant tell you how many times I have seen a guy dnf due to a bad switch. Use ws deans mini polarized plugs and plug it in and forget it. Is it a pain in the ass yes but you never have to fight a faulty switch and that's worth the hastle. As for which reg idk I don't use one but the losi 2000 2s lipo pack will last awhile. After a 30 min main it usually takes about 650-750 mah. The lipo packs are great.
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I run the 808 and XT8 with lipos right now. You'll be hard pressed to find a flat lipo that fits the box where it should go. I use True power and IP hump packs. The IP2300 is nice and is what I would buy again. Only problem is you have to run the receiver in the "battery" compartment and if you run Futaba like I do, it's a crap shoot every time out due to the fact that it's close to the motor and Thermal shutdown is a problem. I run the Orion 10a regulator mounted on top of the cover for the receiver area which actually holds the battery. I'm personally switching from Lipos and regulator over to the new Lifpo packs. 6.6v and no regulator. Plus they will fit in the actual battery compartment and I can put the receiver in it's proper place and dump the regulator. Might want to consider that option as well. Here's a link to a Lifpo pack.
http://www.rc-toro.com/product_info....oducts_id/1666
Also a thread here about them from another company giving some discussion about them.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:29 AM   #4
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I run an Apogee 2s LIPO Flat pack in my XT8 and XB8. 808 has the same radio box I believe. I just secured the Much More regulator to the outside of the radio box.

The Apogee barely fits in the battery portion of the radio box...but it fits ;-)

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Never heard of those. Wish I had. It's tough to find one that fits. I couldn't. Hoping these Life packs work out. Less clutter and less to worry about going wrong.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:34 AM   #6
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I just heard about them a few weeks ago. They are blowing out their inventory now. New owners want nothing to do with the RC Hobby and want to run the military portion of the company instead. So those RX Packs are $15 right now...while stock lasts.

Oh yeah and they are 2000mah packs ;-)

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do those apogees fit in an mbx6?
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:51 AM   #8
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I don't own an MBX6, but if they use the standard 5 cell stick pack....they should fit.
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I used to run an 808 with the Helotes stick pack. It's a great pack, lasts forever. Micro deans and a MuchMore regulator. Best reg. on the market.
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do those apogees fit in an mbx6?
They fit in the 6T, so if the boxes are the same, you are good. You can easly get 100 minutes (Over 1 1/2 hours) off of one charge.

I dont run a regulator. But the protek one is the way to go.
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