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Old 07-29-2008, 05:51 PM   #151
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The web site makes reference to a pre-order list somewhere. I can't find it. Can someone point me to it?

You might want to consider making the list a bit more prominent on the site too.

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I don't do anything on the site... but I can make sure Hak sees your comments.

In any case, I would not be too worried about getting one. We should have enough coming in to get you one. Send me a PM and I'll keep you on my mental "list" for one
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:35 PM   #152
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I think the sku is prebuy right now. Or just look over on the left for kits. It is in there...

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Old 07-29-2008, 10:38 PM   #153
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and if you do click to zoom after picking it, you can see actual production pics. They look very nice.....
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:41 PM   #154
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Is this car now available? From the looks of the web site, it is.

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Old 08-05-2008, 10:19 PM   #155
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Cars should be arriving in qnty next week, I believe.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:37 PM   #156
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how much does the kit cost ?
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:50 PM   #157
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It looks like a OCM Copy.Right down to shock towers and the radio tray and radio box.I am not saying there are junk just was not a very fast buggy.It had its limits. I s there any close up pics of any of the buggys i went to the site and there is not many pics.i would like to look at them closer.AS we might be interested in stocking the electric buggy at the shop.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:59 PM   #158
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Ok let me adjust my early post the nitro buggy and truggy look like OCM copies.But the electric scale looks realy nice I went back and found the close ups of it.Now its has peak my interest a bit.But i have a few ?. One of the things i see that could be a issue is that it is set up for dual lipo's.For us looking to go all out raceing it would take more time to do a batt swap the way that buggy is now.So my ? is would you be able to run dual lipos and get it to run 30min main safely?And still be fast?My next ? who do i need to contact about maybe stocking This buggy?
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:15 AM   #159
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Ricky most buggies resemble each other.
OCM is a newer company than Casterracing so dont see how they could have copied it.

The dual battery layout was thought to be more practical as you can buy 7.4v car packs or use car pack if you have, rather than buy a specific 3/4/5 cell battery packs.
The layout also spreads the weight out better for improved balance and a lower cg as well as you could accomodate a larger capacity of batteries and not foul the body.
Yes a battery change may be a bit slower but for the benifits its a small issue that can be overcome.
The buggies are available from Casterracingusa. com
Give them a shout or email and they will be happy to answer your questions.
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For a 30 minute run, you will probably need 8000mah battery packs to do that with 4S, and probably run a milder motor setup like the Neu 1512 2.5D or another motor in the lower 2000kv area. I ran this in my MBX5 (the motor that is) and it was right on par with the fastest nitro engines on a very long straight, and with a 6000mah battery pack I could do 20 minutes consistently (plus running warmup time, etc). It also wasn't a pig on battery power.

For runtime with hardcased lipos (this may be an advantage of the car in the future, being able to do hardcased lipos), I would personally look into the following setup if it fits:

dual trakpower 4900mah 3S 25C battery packs
Mamba Monster ESC
1600Kv - 2000Kv motor

This should give really great runtimes compared to more common 4S setups:

4900mah x 22.2V = 108.78W
6000mah x 14.8V = 88.8W
8000mah x 14.8V = 118.4W

running 6S 4900mah setup should be equivalent in potential energy to running a 7350mah 4S setup. Also, a higher voltage setup should be more efficient too and the lower Kv motor should draw less amps.

Once this as a class gets going, I am thinking 15 minute mains will be the norm as you don't need insane sized batteries to make runtime, maybe 10 - 10 - 10 setups (10 minute heats, 10 minute mains).

Are there any pics available of the buggy with electronics mounted?

Does the Mamba Monster ESC fit the buggy?
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Ok if i was to run this buggy with 2 lipo's what would be the ideal way to wire them up? I would like to stay with 5000 2s 20c and 5000 3s 25c It just alot cheaper to get these type of lipos.Plus the lower the cost i can keep these buggies the more i will sell at the shop.So witch way would i have to wire them up to get the best run time with the best power.And i don't mind doing the batt swap at the 15min mark.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:36 AM   #162
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I wired my speed control with two deans plugs, in series. So any pair of lipos with a deans plug can be used without any adapters etc.

I need to post a couple pics huh?
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Ok if i was to run this buggy with 2 lipo's what would be the ideal way to wire them up? I would like to stay with 5000 2s 20c and 5000 3s 25c It just alot cheaper to get these type of lipos.Plus the lower the cost i can keep these buggies the more i will sell at the shop.So witch way would i have to wire them up to get the best run time with the best power.And i don't mind doing the batt swap at the 15min mark.

Like glassdoc said I would also go with series wiring. First off your ESC amp draw will be much lower with 4s or 6s than with a 2s, also it make wiring much easier, with parallel wiring you have to make sure both pack are wired with exactly the same length wire and connection or you will have a problem with packs being out of balance. Series naturaly takes care of it.

You will want to decide which (4s or 6s) and stick with it before you choose your motor. Motor that runs great on 4s will be way to hard to gear correctly for a 6s and vice versa. IE you need to choose motor by what packs yu are going to run.
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Looks good, with the Monster Max combo comming out soon it will be a no brainer for everybody. I hope the manual gives a good discription on how to make a Y to hook up two batteries. That will confuse a lot of people. maybe it should come with the car or be sold as an option part?
I used to run two 2s packs before I got a good 4s pack. I think pictures would help alot of people out. It should be an addendum to the car instruction booklet.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:49 AM   #165
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Once this as a class gets going, I am thinking 15 minute mains will be the norm as you don't need insane sized batteries to make runtime, maybe 10 - 10 - 10 setups (10 minute heats, 10 minute mains).

Are there any pics available of the buggy with electronics mounted?

Does the Mamba Monster ESC fit the buggy?
Monster will fit, but I haven't actually done it yet. I'm considering doing a "special" mount for the MMM once everything here and functioning and the MMM has the bugs worked out too.

I really like the idea of 15 minute mains and triple mains for a big race, just like we do in 1/10.

If the ntiros are doing a 30/45 min mains... electrics could do triple 10/15 min mains.

Personally I don't have a problem making 20 minutes on a 5000mah pack, but I agree that 15 would be easier, simpler, and better for a lot of guys and we would not have to worry about dumping or ruining expensive lipo packs etc. For a single A main, I think 15 min should be the minimum though.
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