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Old 05-16-2008, 01:13 PM   #421
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Why are these trucks limited to a 2s lipo? A 13.5 w/ a 3s lipo would give you a great power line & allow you run run larger packs that you can still charge at a 1c rate.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:00 PM   #422
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Why are these trucks limited to a 2s lipo? A 13.5 w/ a 3s lipo would give you a great power line & allow you run run larger packs that you can still charge at a 1c rate.
I don't think most tracks will care if you race that set up, but the 7.2/7.4 volt batteries have been a standard with 1/10th scale ESCs and racing. Trying to keep it simple and stay close to what has always been raced on the voltage power side just using bigger fuel tanks/batteries for longer run time so no rules have to be changed for longer races.

Besides with 2wd, you can only hook up so much of the power you have!
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:03 PM   #423
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I raced last weekend and i qualified 6th and ran 6th in the main for the first 21 min then i broke a rear turnbuckle and that ended it for me but my 8000mah lipo and 7.5l motor both ran great ill try for better luck next time in the main before i broke 4 of the top 6 were electric it think 5 or 6 of the 10 person main rac electric too lol
Thanks for the report!

Did an electric TQ and/or win?

Did the other electrics change batteries or use the sameone making simulated gas truck pit stops (how many and how often?)?

Did you notice what systems and batteries the other electrics were using?

Sorry for so many questions! I think alot of readers would like to know for the future?

Thanks Again!
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:44 AM   #424
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ya I know of 5 electrics at that race and i ran a 7.5L ofcourse with a 8000mah pack and i know one guy had a 10.5 with a 5000mah pack and he made it
The other electrics i didnt take a look at. But a gas truck won it but he is a pro who i believe drives for AE so you know lol. overall through electrics did have 4 of the top 6.
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:40 PM   #425
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Well it just took me 3 evenings to read this entire thread but it was well worth it! Thanks for all the great info. I've not picked up a tx in almost 15 yrs, I used to race a Losi JRx2 / JRxT in the early 90's. I'm in the process of putting together a new 2wd brushless / lipo truck and I hope to start racing asap! And I'm very excited that my family and I will be relocating to the Charlotte area this summer or fall, it sure looks like a great place for RC racing!

Thanks again for this great thread it has helped tremendously with my research of what to start with.
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:34 PM   #426
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Thanks for the report!

Did an electric TQ and/or win?

Did the other electrics change batteries or use the sameone making simulated gas truck pit stops (how many and how often?)?

Did you notice what systems and batteries the other electrics were using?

Sorry for so many questions! I think alot of readers would like to know for the future?

Thanks Again!
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1st Chris Bridgewater AE Gas truck.
2nd Jake Lemke T4 LRP/8.5/8000maxamps
3rd Tim Weidemann T4 Tekin R1pro novak 10.5 geared 24/82
2 other electric trucks 1 losi/Novak/8.5/8k max amps
Not sure what the other one was running.

All electrics made the 30 min's without a battery change

3 required pitstops for all stop and go's for the electrics.

Although a electric could state they were going to do a battery change and only have to do 1 pit stop.

If I do this race again I would get a 8k pack and get a bit more motor to compete with the team AE driver.
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:30 AM   #427
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Ya i was at the same race. If you are refering the 8.5 with 8000 pack it was probably me but i was running a 7.5L But it was a great time and ill probably do the rest of the series. Remember i had the black and white checkered car lol I watch you go by a few times, but it was a good time
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:28 PM   #428
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RC Pro Series East Region report from Sumter, SC

Dennis Allison TQed, won the race and sewed up the east region championship with a Novak GTB, Novak 13.5 and TrueRC 8000 li-po. That is right a 13.5 motor.

Only 2 electrics in race and I was the other qualfying 2nd, breaking while leading and came back in to finish 4th. I had a Novak GTB, Novak 7.5L and a MaxAmps 8000 li-po.

We made 3 pit stops at 8, 16 and 24 minutes to equal the gas trucks. No battery changes.

On another impressive run with an E-Revo, Dennis Allison was the only electric in Production Monster Truck class TQing and battling back and forth for the lead that changed about 50 times in 30 minutes with a gas Revo finishing 2nd by .9 second. He had to make 3 pit stops too with no battery change using a the latest Novak HV Pro ESC and a Novak HV 6.5 motor with 2 12,000 mahs 2S Li-pos. This E-Revo was so impressive, I might have to get me the new E-Revo when it comes out and Novak it too.

Good luck on all the electric racers in the 30 minute mains and keep those reports coming. I look forward to meeting some of you at the Pro Series Nats in Texas this year for a 45 minute main!!!! Yes we can do it!!!!
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Any race reports from last weekend and is anybody racing this weekend in some 20 minute + racing???

ECNS race at the Farm this weekend! 20 minute main.
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raced a kyosho lazer against 10th gas truck at the novarossi memorial race last weekend. 20min main, tq and 2nd place. popped a ball cup on the first lap too. only one other electric ran. 6.5 motor, 6000mah max amps lipo, took 4800mah when i re-charged.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:28 PM   #431
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A 3s or 4s battery w/ a milder motor will run more effeciently & result in a longer battery/motor life.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:31 PM   #432
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DIRT STORM '08
Trophies awarded for Top 3 in all Mains; Top 5 in A-Mains

Longer Main Times for Stadium Truck 1/10th Open:
- 20 Min. A-Main for Truck Class
- 15 Min. B-Main for Truck Class
- 10 Min. C-Main for Truck Class

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Old 06-01-2008, 10:05 PM   #433
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You know what this thread is missing? video, let's get some video of these 20 minute mains, that track looks wicked.
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:56 AM   #434
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I wish I could make it to the race in Canada. I am in Utica, NY weekly and plan on racing the Pro Series Nitro Race in Rome, NY on June 14th and 15th.

Please post some results of the race and what ESC/motor/battery everybody is using!

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:23 AM   #435
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Ok read about 6 pages and didnt find my answers, well all of em anyways

Have a T4 and want ta drop a 8000mah lipo in ta get 30 minute Rc pro Run Time, run a 7.5 LRP and have a 10.5 as well

What do I do ta mod the tray to get the 8000mah ta fit?

Will a 6000mah get me 30minutes and do I need ta mod the Tray

Thanks guys youve been a LOT of help

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