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Old 06-08-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
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We have published an article to convert starter box to LiPo

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why does it have all that foam strapped in there? Thats completely unnecessary. some velcro on the bottom of the box and a strip on the battery is all you need.
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I suppose the foam would help protect the lipo if you were to drop your box.
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I converted my Mugen Starter Box to LiPo as well, using two Hobby King Flightmax 4000mAh 2s 25c hard case packs. I have to admit, I should have done it earlier. It's truly amazing how much more power my box has. I no longer fear breaking in new engines (although I do pre-heat them of course).
Nice side-effect: these packs can be run in my Associated B4 buggy, too!
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I use a 18.5v or 5s Lipo 4000 mah, in my Ofna Chrome Top!!! Never have a issue with Bumping over a Engine!!! I love it!!
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Yes the foam insert is to protect the battery if the box fall.
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Iam just in the process of changing my starter box and i will be using a 4S 20C 2650mAh Lipo with deans plugs and also a low voltage buzzer/alarm just to make sure iam not killing the lipo.
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here is my starter box that i use for both truggy and buggy.. wife made the little pouch for the needed tools if the normal ones go walking off by another racer... jeremy
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Iam just in the process of changing my starter box and i will be using a 4S 20C 2650mAh Lipo with deans plugs and also a low voltage buzzer/alarm just to make sure iam not killing the lipo.
Your setup will be similar to mine at the exception of the buzzer.

You'll be amazed by the performance...
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why does it have all that foam strapped in there? Thats completely unnecessary. some velcro on the bottom of the box and a strip on the battery is all you need.
+1 that's all I use works well.
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here is my starter box that i use for both truggy and buggy.. wife made the little pouch for the needed tools if the normal ones go walking off by another racer... jeremy
haha, you're wife kicks-ass dude!

I agree, LiPo is pretty awesome compared to the old lug gel-cell, here's mine, nearly everything I need in it:

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rather than convert the starter box to lipo, why not convert the car to lipo?

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Because electric sounds funny, besides, you can't bump-start a brushless motor
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haha, you're wife kicks-ass dude!

I agree, LiPo is pretty awesome compared to the old lug gel-cell, here's mine, nearly everything I need in it:

I like your starter/tools box! Nice idea!
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Because electric sounds funny, besides, you can't bump-start a brushless motor
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