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Old 09-05-2006, 12:00 AM
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People on Rcuniverse have been saying that the Losi buggy has plastic shock mounts, if thats legit its not good.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:50 AM
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Don't believe everything you read on RCU. The pics that were splashed around were of the prototype car. This had the plastic towers because it is easy to make a part out of plastic for testing rather that use Ali.
The production car does indeed have Aluminium towers.
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Would just like to say thanks to rc hobby zone for there great customer service and advice!!

I am now the new proud owner of a "Hotbodies Lightning pro 2" !!

Pity i accidently made plans a little while ago to go away fishing this weekend! next time i will check the calander properly before making plans. I think i am starting to have withdrawals from missing the last meet and then going to be missing this meet will have to chuck a sickie or something to try and get down to have a practice before the states!! cant wait!
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:08 AM
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congrats on the new ride!

but cant you unmake those plans for this weekend?

if not, you will have to get your SA title nom form in licketty split so you dont miss out thrashing it in the titles
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sorry cant undo plans but will drop in to your house tomorrow with nom and payment before tafe tomorrow night!
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Don't worry mate. I haven't had a chance to race for 5 months as I work Sundays, although all that's about to change soon
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Originally Posted by Gauntlet
Don't worry mate. I haven't had a chance to race for 5 months as I work Sundays, although all that's about to change soon
oh my gosh, i dont believe what i see..

you have an avatar of Yusagi Yojimbo (the samurai rabbit)
i have some of his original comics from the late 80's/very early 90's, he was out before the ninja turtles
i havent seen him in like 15+ yrs!

http://www.usagiyojimbo.com/
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Fine sunny and 24 this Sunday
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Originally Posted by Coopz
Fine sunny and 24 this Sunday
thats what the fans want!!
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:26 PM
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Fine sunny and 24 this Sunday
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I've got mostly sunny and 23.... but it's still all good!
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Originally Posted by oblivion
oh my gosh, i dont believe what i see..

you have an avatar of Yusagi Yojimbo (the samurai rabbit)
i have some of his original comics from the late 80's/very early 90's, he was out before the ninja turtles
i havent seen him in like 15+ yrs!
.....and one of the greatest games on the C64.

Just a question or 2. What's the fastest rate, highest amperage, you can charge a battery at, and is there a guideline to use in relation to the batteries milliamp rating as opposed to the charging amperage. I've looked on websites but I can't find a clear indication, or I'm not looking hard enough . Any help would be great.
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I assume you mean an RX pack and that you're using a peak-detect charger. Generally the night before a meeting charge it at around 0.2amp to get as much capacity into the pack before the meeting. On the morning of the meeting usually before your first run on the track charge it between 0.5amp and 1.0amp to get some voltage. Top the pack up at a similar rate between rounds.

Any correlation between Mah and charge rate doesnt matter really. So long as you're not pumping 6 amps or something into the pack (an RX pack probably wont handle that ) you wont have any problems.
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Originally Posted by v0rtex
I assume you mean an RX pack and that you're using a peak-detect charger. Generally the night before a meeting charge it at around 0.2amp to get as much capacity into the pack before the meeting. On the morning of the meeting usually before your first run on the track charge it between 0.5amp and 1.0amp to get some voltage. Top the pack up at a similar rate between rounds.

Any correlation between Mah and charge rate doesnt matter really. So long as you're not pumping 6 amps or something into the pack (an RX pack probably wont handle that ) you wont have any problems.
Thanks for that.
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Originally Posted by Gauntlet
.....and one of the greatest games on the C64.

Just a question or 2. What's the fastest rate, highest amperage, you can charge a battery at, and is there a guideline to use in relation to the batteries milliamp rating as opposed to the charging amperage. I've looked on websites but I can't find a clear indication, or I'm not looking hard enough . Any help would be great.
well, Tim from Battery Packs Australia always tells me that if you want the most life from your batts never charge them at more than their Mah rating for one hour..

so if you have say an 1100pack, 1.1A for 1hr, or if its a 3300 then 3.3amp over 1hour.. (thats the absolute fastest he recomendeds for long batt life)

he also said that if you go down to or below about 100mah with nimh, like those p.o.s. 75mah-100mah dual output wall chargers that take 15-30+ hr and require you to time them (crappy brick style charger), they dont really give enough current to charge your pack properly.

of course you can charge them quicker especially the subC's, but it does take a toll on their overall life/output over time..
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