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Old 08-06-2008, 12:56 PM   #166
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Ricky Bobby: as others have stated, you will do a series wiring. I made an adapter for running two packs in series for my E-revo, works great and is pretty straight forward. You can also buy these adapters prebuilt too. TrueRC sells some.

For lower costs, definitely give the Medusa 60mm 2000Kv or lower (if you go with a 6S setup) motors a look. For the money ($120 shipped with the heatsink) the work excellent in a 1/8 scale buggy.

Also, if the class takes off, going to a 15 minute main max format or even a 10 minute heat, then 10 minute main format would cut down on the need for realy high mah batteries, and also carry two extra battery packs to swap.


One thing I am liking looking at the ssetup is you could run some of those A123 newer packs here, assuming you get packs built that are 4400mah (from the 1100mah cells) on each side in a high voltage setup ( 9.9V packs) curious how tall they would be.


glassdoctor: is it possible to adjust the battery tray holddown height?

I think it would be cool if some trays were made in the future that had adjustable holddown height or the option to run gorrilla straps.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:05 PM   #167
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The mounts are height adjustable

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Old 08-07-2008, 08:08 AM   #168
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I think I'll stick to the RC Product designs conversion kit.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:06 AM   #169
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Ok? Tell Dan I sent you.

Nothing wrong with RCM RCPD or Tekno.... they are all good guys and good products, but why post that here?

As long as you get one and race it I don't care what car or kit is used. It's all about building the market/class as a whole.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:42 AM   #170
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i agree with glassdoctor, and I am extremely happy with my RC8 RCPD kit.

We should be very happy that caster came out with a brushless 1/8 scale buggy in a production form. The more companies get involved in this the better. it helps caster, and it helps RCPD.
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i agree with glassdoctor, and I am extremely happy with my RC8 RCPD kit.

We should be very happy that caster came out with a brushless 1/8 scale buggy in a production form. The more companies get involved in this the better. it helps caster, and it helps RCPD.
Caster is going to be the first competetive 1/8th Electric designed for racing. I have a hard time believing that there is something that is wrong with it from what I see. Anyone that is a better driver than me is still going to beat me with it...

I can't wait to seem them out here.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:48 PM   #172
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is the chassis now extended below the battery trays?
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:32 PM   #173
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Yes... it does extend to cover all but a corner of the batt boxes. That was part of the design idea, but was not actually done to the proto car. The early pics were of proto chassis, which I think was the nitro chassis that I modded so it didn't have the extended corners.
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So I got my hands on one of the first production models to hit the states. It's one of just a few testers to make sure everything is up to par. Here are some pics of it just before it's first run.

Must say it's one of the coolest looking factory bodies I've ever seen.


With a few of the included decals.




Everything fit quite nicely. Mamba Max speedo, Medusa Afterburner motor, Castle BEC, Spektrum reciever and transponder.


One small snag. The radio box was not quite tall enough to cover the receiver. But since there isn't a risk of nitro fuel getting on it I'm not concerned about leaving it off.


The Medusa seems to be doing really well. After about 15 minutes of track time it was well within a safe temperature range.


A couple of local racers really put it through it's paces, and all were very pleased with the way it handles. Other than the servo saver being set too loose it was a dream to drive.... and that's without any kind of real setup being done. It was just factory grease in front and rear diffs, and factory oil in the shocks.

I'll keep you all posted on any further developments with the car. Hopefully I'll get some run time with it this weekend. Maybe even some video.
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Here is a diagram of how to wire up two 2s batteries to obtain 4s.

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I think he just used an adapter like that because it doubles as a charge adapter. I'm sure eventually he will get two plugs on the Mamba and dump the adapter. Won't you Dave...

looks good and it did run very nice.
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Nice body especially for a rtr, I also like the wing with the little points on the end.
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I think he just used an adapter like that because it doubles as a charge adapter. I'm sure eventually he will get two plugs on the Mamba and dump the adapter. Won't you Dave...

looks good and it did run very nice.
YEA YEA YEA....I'll get it changed soon.

I'm a little confused though why Revo posted that diagram. Oh well.
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LOL

I think he was just trying to be helpful.

You need to have a Y adapter for charging anyway. I have also have a parallel Y adapter for charging my 3s packs in parallel on the ICE since it can't do 6s

avrcguy's Fusion was rockin the track like a vandal that night lol
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avrcguy's Fusion was rockin the track like a vandal that night lol
Now see what you've done??? You've just thrown all credibility right out the window with a single line.
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