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Old 09-24-2007, 10:38 PM   #1366
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What's even more interesting is that Truhe was using a 6.5 brushless and using only 5 cells. I wonder if others were running the same voltage as he was?
thats very intresting especially considering the track had some descently fast bits, was this 6.5 in the 2wd or the 4wd. i remember in the oople review they had a pic of a 2.5 to be used with 5 cell, but i think opting for the more torque of a 3.5 and 4.5 would be sufficient speed for most tracks. ive heard that most of the pros that run 5 cell are not seeing much of a difference on the top end with proper gearing?
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What's even more interesting is that Truhe was using a 6.5 brushless and using only 5 cells. I wonder if others were running the same voltage as he was?
Let's not overlook the fact that he was using Slingshot batteries. hehe....6 cells was probably just way too much to handle.

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haha, slingshot batteries is where its at. i hope a car can be designed from the ground up to take advantage of the lightness that 5 cell offers, and sell as new layout and weight distribution fun. im no car engineer but i got a few ideas rollin around in the ol head.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:17 PM   #1369
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haha, slingshot batteries is where its at. i hope a car can be designed from the ground up to take advantage of the lightness that 5 cell offers, and sell as new layout and weight distribution fun. im no car engineer but i got a few ideas rollin around in the ol head.

Not sure if Truhe did, but I've seen some guys still run 6 cells in the car, but have only the 5 cells wired up.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:49 PM   #1370
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Mike Truhe ran five cell packs and did not use the 6th for weight....... He had six cell packs available, but did not choose to use them. To the best of my knowledge he has run 5 cell packs at all major races this year (at least since The Cactus)...................
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:32 PM   #1371
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With only 5 cells in the car, does he need to add weight to meet the minimum allowed?
If so where did he put it?
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:21 PM   #1372
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I believe there ar 5 cell rules that allow him to run a lighter car.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:33 PM   #1373
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Mike Truhe ran five cell packs and did not use the 6th for weight....... He had six cell packs available, but did not choose to use them. To the best of my knowledge he has run 5 cell packs at all major races this year (at least since The Cactus)...................
He was running 5cell at the nats in his truck as well. I dunno about his buggy.
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He has run 5 cell in everything, 2wd, Truck and 4wd!
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I don't think the min weight for off-road cars has been changed in a very long time. Factor in how much heavier the batteries have gotten and that the Novak brushless speedo is a good amount heavier than a normal speedo and I don't think weight would be an issue by removing one cell from the car.
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thats very intresting especially considering the track had some descently fast bits, was this 6.5 in the 2wd or the 4wd. i remember in the oople review they had a pic of a 2.5 to be used with 5 cell, but i think opting for the more torque of a 3.5 and 4.5 would be sufficient speed for most tracks. ive heard that most of the pros that run 5 cell are not seeing much of a difference on the top end with proper gearing?
If you gear it right it should have about the same top but less bottom which makes it easier to drive on looser tracks. Thats my experience anyways.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:52 AM   #1377
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Oople has updated their Worlds report and at the bottom of each day's report there is a large collection of excellent photos.

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/worldchampionships-2007/
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What is really interesting to me is Tebo using a 15x2 in 2WD.
And is there any word on why just about everyone in 2WD and 4WD chose to use brushed motors?
tebo used brushed because he is sponsored by a brushed motor mfg.

the rest of the associated boys ran the new reedy brushed motor. they have been running BL but now have the opportunity to used a decent brushed motor and "sell" them to the consumer.

we all followed the to BL now lets all buy some brushed motors....
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:35 AM   #1379
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What's even more interesting is that Truhe was using a 6.5 brushless and using only 5 cells. I wonder if others were running the same voltage as he was?
plenty of people ran only 5 cell. no difference in top end and its smoother in the bottom end. cells have so much voltage now its crazy power.... track did not need 6 cell.

most of us just went to a softer motor or dropped a cell from the car entirely.

no need to worry about weight, cells are so much heavier now and cars are not close to legal limit.
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Maybe it was onroad I read had a new rule for 5 cell car weight? I can't remember!
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