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Old 08-21-2008, 05:25 PM   #31
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That is correct, the ESC accepts up to 5S, with all of our testing we have found that 4S is the best all around battery to use.
Just curious what makes 4s the "best"

I have been playing with these 1/8 conversions for quite a while and landed on 5s as my voltage of chioce.


BTW: Great to see. Looks like a nice setup you guys put together. Do you have any dimensions on the ESC size? Thinking about getting one to test against my other escs. I am assuming it has a built in switching BEC. Also, are the motor s 2 pole like a hacker or Lehner or 4 pole like a Neu or Plet?

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Old 08-21-2008, 05:31 PM   #32
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For a given wattage, higher voltage will require less current...less current equals less heat.

If the ESC can handle it, 5S seems better than 4S, that would mean about 20% less current to deliver the same amount of power!
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Its still not as cool as my tekno kit.
But I bet it's alot lighter.
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But I bet it's alot lighter.
The weight of one servo?Plus i can adjust my front and rear brakes.
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Are you just guessing/assuming or did you find that info somewhere?

I would assume the same type of changes, but it's pretty hard to make it out based on that small picture.


And the nitro body isn't?
I think Mr. Hodge knows what he his talking about, He has worked for Team losi for a long time.
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The weight of one servo?Plus i can adjust my front and rear brakes.
Isn't the tekno chassis a good deal larger the losi chassis?
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i didnt see a part no. for the e conversion kit or the new e eight body? does anybody have any idea when this stuff will be avalible?
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i didnt see a part no. for the e conversion kit or the new e eight body? does anybody have any idea when this stuff will be avalible?
All new E parts have a mid September ETA. We'll see if they actually show up that quick.
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Isn't the tekno chassis a good deal larger the losi chassis?
The Tekno chassis is a little wider than stock, but it's also lighter than stock by a few grams . Overall width once you put the mud guards on is the same as stock.
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i didnt see a part no. for the e conversion kit or the new e eight body? does anybody have any idea when this stuff will be avalible?
It was on the 1st link http://www.phpbbplanet.com/losi8ight...orum=losi8ight

LOSA0912 8IGHT Electronic Conversion Kit Hardware Package $79.99
LOSA8097 8IGHT-E Body, Clear W/Stickers & Mask $31.34

Mid September there due and I think you may be able to backorder them at Horizonhobby.com
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Looks cool anyone know if motor has a 5mm shaft. Would the 1700 be strong enough for buggy or truggy? I might have to wait until release for answers but it's got me all giddy thinkin about no more fuel,bottle,starter box,glow igniter,glow plugs,after run oil,air filters,and the ever alusive tune. O yea clutch shoes springs,spun collet, wow it almost pays for it's self not runnin nitro
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Stolen info from Losi,

- Powerful four pole, high-speed 720-sized brushless motor
- Minimal motor maintenance required
- Precision motor ball bearings for smoother operation
- Sintered Neodymium rotor
- Longer run times

No info on 5mm but i'm guessing they are smart and went with the standard.

And the 1700 at 5S would be very powerfull in the buggy or truggy.

the 2100 is more suited to 4s.
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Looks cool anyone know if motor has a 5mm shaft. Would the 1700 be strong enough for buggy or truggy? I might have to wait until release for answers but it's got me all giddy thinkin about no more fuel,bottle,starter box,glow igniter,glow plugs,after run oil,air filters,and the ever alusive tune. O yea clutch shoes springs,spun collet, wow it almost pays for it's self not runnin nitro
I run a 1700kv Neu 1512/3D on 5s in my buggy conversion and it is plenty powerfull. Walk away from any nitro on the track and easliy clear any double with minimal run up and a blip of the throttle. I'm thinking that will be the hot ticket. That or the 2100kv on 4s.
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Losi definitely appears to have done some homework with the motor choices. You really don't need anything higher than 2100kv on 4s for racing purposes. 1700kv is perfect on 5s.

My guess is that ROAR is probably going to be pushing 4s as the standard given that hardcase lipo battery losi came out with. No way I am racing Roar events if I have to replace all my batteries due to their stupid rules. I got way too much money invested in lipos to have to change due to some beauracracy.
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Hopefully ROAR wont get involved in this any time soon. It will just slow down the development of the class.
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