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Old 05-20-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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hey, i just purchased a mamba max 7700 esc/motor package and wanted to know what i need to install it, i know i need double side tape, but does it come with battery wires?? deans plugs??
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Wires- yes
Plugs of any kind to the battery no.
The mamba sets I've seen have banana plugs already inline between the controller and the motor...

some tape and a male deans ultra plug, solder, and heatshrink or tape should do you.

You may want to pick up some new pinion gears to test out - might need to experiment with new gearing vs your old motor.
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I called the folks at Castle when I got my mamba max and they said I needed at least a 5000 mah battery to get the full potential out of their rig. They also said the difference between 7.4 and 11.1V would be about 10~15 mph in top speed. I wound up getting a 6000 mah 7.4V li-po from maxamps and it recently ran a 30 minute main with some gas trucks and was just as fast at the end as it was from the start.
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I called the folks at Castle when I got my mamba max and they said I needed at least a 5000 mah battery to get the full potential out of their rig.
Dang, that sucks. I can run a 3200mah battery with the Novak GTB and it works perfectly.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:10 PM   #5
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u said u used 6000mah 7.4 volt lipo with a 7700kv motor??
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:25 PM   #6
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Remove the motor plugs and direct suader the wires. As far as batteries are concerned. My personal favorite is an astro flight 109 & a truerc.net 8k mah 10c 7.4 volt lipo.
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I called the folks at Castle when I got my mamba max and they said I needed at least a 5000 mah battery to get the full potential out of their rig.
Take that with a grain of salt. This is entirely based on what kind of battery and how "good" it is. They have said many times that a good nickel pack, such as a 3800 or 4200... is just fine.

For lipos... it depends more on the quality than the mah capacity. The orion 3200 carbon pack for example is plenty good.... and there are ebay lipos that would suk even at 8000mah....
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take the motor connectors off (unsolder them, dont cut if u dont have to) and solder up the wires direct. or else u can likely face cogging issues or worse yet a car that decides to stop moving after 30sec-2min.

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Old 05-21-2007, 07:55 PM   #9
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so is this 3cell or 2 cell lipo were tlaking about
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I'm using a MM in my 415 with a 5700, and 3200 lipo. All stock connections were left on, just added the deans for batt. No coggin issues whatsoever. A good batt, and good gearing go along way to prevent cogging,
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I just bought an MM 7700 and a friend that I race with works for Castle.
He said solder the wires direct. It will rid any chance of cogging. Iasked if the deans were ok and he said yes. I think the faster the motor the more need to hard wire?
I cant wait to try it out.
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Based on my experience racing brushless electric minis, I know the nimh cells will work. I'm running 9.4V 1400 matched packs from team scream and even with the additional weight it will pull with the li-po powered MI's I run against for the first 5 minutes or so. It still runs decent after that for another 6~8 minutes, but the li-po powered buggies are still running as strong as when they started. Since we only run 5 minute heats/mains it's not an issue, but if we ran longer mains, say 15 minutes, I'd be in trouble with my matched packs. When you consider the 7.4V 6000 mah pack I got from maxamps didn't cost as much as some of the high end sub C 6 cell matched packs I've seen, unless you are not equipped to handle li-po's it's pretty much a no brainer as to which is the better deal.

I've never tried running a 10th brushless on sub C packs before. What kind of run time are you guys getting doing this? Can you make a 20 or 30 minute main with nimh cells? The reason I ask is because that seems to be the trend in electric truck these days. Either running them with the gas trucks for 30 minute mains, or running the new ROAR BL truck class with 20 minute mains.
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wrong thread...lol
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lipos
solder the motor direct
a laptop carrying case to bring your laptop to the track
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and keep the start power to low.this helps cogging.
and for the 7700 i think 4800 lipos are in need.
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SUP GUYS
Need help

I have an rtr tc4 this crap is so slow. I'm pretty sure yall know that. Hehehehe
So what ya gotta do?
Well I have a MM7700 COMBO W/ SMC 3800 BATTERY intellect.
My question is
(I don't race just play around a parking lot with friends)

1>>>>>>>>Will it be alright to use this battery to power it up.

2>>>>>>>>>>if not which battery and charger woould you recomend?

3>>>>>>>>>>> anyone here with tc4 w/ mm7700?

4>>>>>>>>>>> do I need to change gearings?



Thanx a lot guys
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