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Old 02-12-2008, 08:59 PM   #271
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So these packs are not in a hard case? What exactly is the skin that you can have added on?

I'm thinking of going with a 6000 mah battery. Is there any others besideds maxamps, or any with a hard case?
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Doug C, any good links to NC tracks? just wondering because my brother might be moving down there...i might be eventually. We both race so we're kinda wondering if there's tracks around....say the Asheville area? Thanks in advance!
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I have that same question.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:11 PM   #274
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Tracks... You want tracks. Yes, the Carolina's have lots of tracks. You race it they probably have it. Check out Carolina's RC forum for all the tracks in the area http://www.carolinasrc.com/forum/default.asp. But close to Ashville is Area 51, great off road track.

The Thunder Power pack is soft cased, like the Maxamps. A lot of guys run the Maxamp 8000 here and they seem to run good too.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:04 PM   #275
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Has anyone gotten ahold of the hpi car? It looks like it could actually be a promising car w/ a few upgrades.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:49 AM   #276
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I have been running Thunder Power 8000's for years and they have been great packs. We run 20 minute A mains at the ECNS (East Coast Nirto Series) Pro Truck Class (1/10 scale brushless/ Li-po).

You can now run your Brushless/ Li-Po truck at all the RC Pro Series races too. Its the 1/10 2wd truck class (nirto and electric) check it out http://nitrooffroad.rcprosites.com/s.../contentid/236 , scroll down to the vehicle rules (you can also run electric in the monster truck class too).

I prefer the 8000 gives plenty of run time with the 5.5., 6.5 motors on the larger tracks. I also like the weight of the 8000 packs. In the summer time diffently a fan on the ESC
I am real excited about the RC Pro Series move to add Electric Trucks to the Gas Truck and Production Monster Truck Classes this year. Some of us planning on race in the series now that would not have.

They're mains will be 30 minutes long that can be made with the right motor/battery combo. An 8000 mah li-po can easily make 30 minutes using a Novak 6.5 or higher brushless motor and Novak GTB ESC. I have went over 40 minutes with a Novak 7.5 motor.

The future looks very bright for Brushless and Li-pos!
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:36 AM   #277
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lol, as if the nail wasn't already in the coffin of 2wd nitro. I bet you will see a huge surge in this class because it is a 3rd class that doesn't require lots of upkeep.
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Don't be surprised that the gas truck guys will come back too because they will have some competition. I promise you they will complain it is not fair and race anyway because they want the competition.

I have seen this already with gas truck growing back up in numbers and dieing off again after they split the electric away from them! What is funny they loved to complain about the electrics, but secretly loved to race with them!
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W/ li//bl dropping in price I think you will see alot of the electrics run because they will be a 3rd class that people can compete in w/out working too hard. The biggest reason 2wd nitro died off is because it was alot of work to keep those cars running & clean localy. It may differ in other areas, but from my experience the ease of running w/ these trucks is welcomed.
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I,am running the pro series this year because I can now run my pro truck and e-revo. THANK YOU RC PRO
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I went with a trakpower power to be legal for a track I attend here. But will see how it goes. Its mated with a mamba max 5700 unit so I will see how runtime is. If necessary, may pick up the 5400 mah version they have (I got the 4900)

So what are the current rules for runtime with the RC Pro series?
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Notice the RC Pro Series don't care if it is hard case or soft sided li-pos either! Just any 7.4 volt li-po, nimh or nicd battery!
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When the series was going on last year some of the people who already had the orion/peak lipos wired them in parallel so that they would have about 10kmah & easily last the main. The current rules for the class are standard roar electric truck weight, 2s lipo, & 30 minute races.
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at 30 minutes, you pretty much need an 8000mah pack correct?
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I have heard of people making 30 minutes w/ like a gtb 7.5 & a 5kmah pack. However, to compete you really have to have a 8kmah pack.
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