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Old 02-05-2008, 07:06 AM
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only issue i see with lipo is that the races here where i am are 5 minutes and i like nimh because you get that extra punch from being able to increase the voltage of the cell. now i know you can't run nearly as long as a lipo but it will give you almost constant solid power for 10-12 minutes and considering i only need it for 5(i am using IB 4600 cells matched)......i don't really see the point for me of running for 45 minutes but that is a very nice feature for lipos.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:58 AM
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we usually do 10 min mains for 4wd, smetime 15 depending on the size of the class that day. the nice thing that i like is that i charge it the nite before and *MAYBE* top it off before the main.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by jrr102486
we usually do 10 min mains for 4wd, smetime 15 depending on the size of the class that day. the nice thing that i like is that i charge it the nite before and *MAYBE* top it off before the main.
sounds great, do you try to get 2 heats off of one lipo battery?
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Bulldawg RC
sounds great, do you try to get 2 heats off of one lipo battery?
i can easilly do 3 heats. and when im racing 2 classes i can do 6 and still have battery left. that when for sure i peak it tho.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bulldawg RC
only issue i see with lipo is that the races here where i am are 5 minutes and i like nimh because you get that extra punch from being able to increase the voltage of the cell. now i know you can't run nearly as long as a lipo but it will give you almost constant solid power for 10-12 minutes and considering i only need it for 5(i am using IB 4600 cells matched)......i don't really see the point for me of running for 45 minutes but that is a very nice feature for lipos.
Lipo's advantage is that you get LOTS of practice time in one pack.
Can't beat stayin on the track for almost unlimited laps.
New problem is using up a set of tires in a couple practice sessions but the wheel time is so much more important.
Can never get enough practice.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:23 AM
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Lipo's advantage is that you get LOTS of practice time in one pack.
Can't beat stayin on the track for almost unlimited laps.
New problem is using up a set of tires in a couple practice sessions but the wheel time is so much more important.
Can never get enough practice.
So true I just picked up a Trinity Li-pro battery the other day. (so far so good) Fitted it into the xxx-4 and off to the track I went.
The car ran great. Butter Smooth, I ran the car straight for about 25 minutes with only about 3 or 4 crashes. LOL that's pretty good for me, and I would have to say..Alittle better than the other's who were practicing also. After nearly 20 minutes of non-stop driving I think the others took notice, (whos this kid that doesn't have to get his vehicle, it doesn't make noise, [They called it a flashlight LOL] AND keeps passing us). Things were going good running against 1/8 4wd and a couple of 1/10 2wd. Then there was the big switch to monster truck practice I guess??
Thats about the time somebody drove there T-maxx into the plastic tube, decided that its cool to back-up in front of oncoming traffic, n-WHAM, under the truck I went. Unbothered by the wreak, I didn't even get a "sorry" or "man I didn't see you"
Watch out for haters @ the next practice!

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Old 02-06-2008, 08:44 AM
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My buddy just put his together and it kinda feels like theres a lot of resistance/friction in drivetrain (belt), It will free up after some running?

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Old 02-06-2008, 09:11 AM
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Make sure you have the proper amount of shims between the slipper and belt tenisoner or they will drag against each other. Also, check to make sure you are not running the belt too tight.
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Any of you that are running lipo are you adding weight to the battery side?
If so how much?
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:37 PM
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Hey everyone I was racing a couple of weeks ago and and I did a wonderful cartwell down the strat away and in doing so I broke the chassis and front cover were the belt goes. so in short I am looking for a chassis and front belt cover for my buggy if any one has anything to help me out please pm me
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by sport10
Make sure you have the proper amount of shims between the slipper and belt tenisoner or they will drag against each other. Also, check to make sure you are not running the belt too tight.
I,ll ask him about those shims.

I noticed the belt tensioner was set at the loosest position.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:14 PM
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Lipos,Weight, How much?
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Carl
Lipos,Weight, How much?
Hello
Buy a scale grandpa
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeXray
Buy a scale grandpa
Who pulled your string
I believe this a Losi xxx4 forum not a kyo--slow forum
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