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Old 03-30-2006, 09:25 AM   #1
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Li-po in a Nitro?

I have a 8th scale buggy and was wondering if A) any one has put a lipo batt in? and B) If so what size??
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I haven't yet, but am going to be running a Li-Po rx pack when the outdoor season gets going this year. Check www.teambrood.com for some of the ones they offer. Make sure to use the voltage regulator so you don't cook your servos and void the warranty. The regulators also have a cutoff in them I believe. Or at least an indicator on them that lets you know when it needs to be charged.
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:52 AM   #3
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Sweet! I'm found the batt and regulator... Can't really see the reg clearly in pic, and Im kinda new. Is there a way of adjusting the regulator or would I just "plug and play"?
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Team Novak has a 2cell li-poy cutoff for nitros.
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i have to warn you though when running LiPos if they cook your servos the warrenty will be void. other than that its a great investment.
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Please keep in mind that with offroad there can be violent crashes. LiPo's can become hazardous with a blow to them. For what it is worth...just use a NiMH.
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Suna, ever seen an 8th scale onroad hit the wall at 70+?
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on-road takes some hard hits too. also LiPos just dont explode, they have to be treated wrong. guarentee you that just having a LiPo in a off-road car will not make it explode. if you want proof look at David Joor's car, Drakes', Chad Bradley's and a few others cars. both run LiPo reciever packs in their 1/8ths and truggies. LiPos are perfectly safe if you dont tamper with them and if you charge them like your supposed too.
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on-road takes some hard hits too. also LiPos just dont explode, they have to be treated wrong. guarentee you that just having a LiPo in a off-road car will not make it explode. if you want proof look at David Joor's car, Drakes', Chad Bradley's and a few others cars. both run LiPo reciever packs in their 1/8ths and truggies. LiPos are perfectly safe if you dont tamper with them and if you charge them like your supposed too.
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You do need the Novak regulator or you will fry not only your servos but your receiver...
Plus 2000 mah 7.4V lasts a longgggggggggggggggg time....
Three hours of runtime with it between charges....
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After further research... I have found that a manf. VXR makes reciever lipo's for 8th scale buggies and has a thread on rc tech. http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...stpost&t=92454

The company rep says that at this time their product only has the ability to work with spectrum recievers and one other(futaba I think). He said that it is nessecary to have the regulator or you will indeed fry yer servo's. the 6.7v constant power does not seem to damage servos and one of the largest benifits that I found was keeping constant regulated power to servos means constant steering. Nimh batts power curves at a much faster rate then lipo's do so it make sense to have. not to mention weight advantage.

The other helpful thing that I found was that the regulator has a light indicating when the batt needs charging. I have been running 1400 nimh and when racing all day, being the newbie that I am, was not sure if the batss were gunna quit on me in the middle of the B,C,D or F main(how ever badly im doin that day).

Now I just need to know if the reciever packs will fit into the batt box on my MBX5...
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Now I just need to know if the reciever packs will fit into the batt box on my MBX5...
i suspect so the mugen batt box is huge, 5 cell aa no prob.
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I just picked up the 2,000mah LiPo pack from Amainhobbies

It's the same size as a AAA hump pack. Very small. Can't wait to run it this weekend in my MSR. I'm running it direct to the Spektrum Rx and two Hitec Titanium Series servos. They're all rated for the higher voltage, so NO regulator.

The TG-5955 steering servo is rated at .15sec/333oz on 6.0 volts. On the Lipo it's like .12 sec and over 450oz of torque
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Isn't a nimh battery lighter than a li-po rx battery.?
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:47 AM   #15
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Nope,

Li-po is lighter.
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