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Old 06-29-2009, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveG28 View Post
I'm liking mine too, thumbs up from me, though ongest run has been 11 mins so far, how has everyone found its coped with the heat on kit gearing??

im getting about 16-17 minutes with no drag brake,the 15t pinion,and the losi 14.8v 4s battery.i would also highly recomend the losi heatsinc.i live in the fire hole called south alabama and its been about 98-100 deg and very very humid and i was running 180-190 deg.when i put the heatsinc on it went down to 160.that thing is a motor saver for sure.the best $30 you will spend.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Bman's 3XNT View Post
I saw a Losi and a brand new Tekin go up this weekend. The Tekin only had a battery through it. The Losi was a few months old. Two different people too!
there is gonna be some go up here and there.just like any other esc or motor.thats electronics.
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Originally Posted by jeremy reed View Post
there is gonna be some go up here and there.just like any other esc or motor.thats electronics.

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Old 06-30-2009, 03:18 AM
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thanks for the reply's guys cheer's.

ok lets talk batteries. what would you recomend i get? im looking to get at least 20 mins for a 20 min main i would go for 30 mins but i know that would be pushing it. so what batteries should i get and why?
also what charger should i get too? based on the fact ill be probably using a losi 8 E 2.0 with xcelorin 2100 kv.

im thinking go as max as i can but maybe maximum will be too much?

i guess you need to compromise between speed and runtime.

any help much appreciated. thanks again guys.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by downunder23 View Post
thanks for the reply's guys cheer's.

ok lets talk batteries. what would you recomend i get? im looking to get at least 20 mins for a 20 min main i would go for 30 mins but i know that would be pushing it. so what batteries should i get and why?
also what charger should i get too? based on the fact ill be probably using a losi 8 E 2.0 with xcelorin 2100 kv.

im thinking go as max as i can but maybe maximum will be too much?

i guess you need to compromise between speed and runtime.

any help much appreciated. thanks again guys.
Here's what I use:

These: Zippy 4S 5000 25C

And a couple of these:Mulitplex LN-5014

Oh, and a couple of these: Astro Blinky
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:26 AM
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on our track,which is big,if i run the 15t with no drag i get about 15-17 min with the losi 4s batt.its expensive but worth it.with the 16t and no drag being conservative i think i could get 20.to get it for sure you may want to try going to a 6000 or 6500,like a max amps.once agin expensive but worth it.AND GUYS CHECK THIS OUT,WATCH USING THE SMALL CONNECTERS LIKE THE DEANS,KEEP THE BIG EC5 AND PUT THE MATE TO IT ON YOUR BATT.USE A BATT WITH THE BIG GUAGE WIRES LIKE THE LOSI COMES WITH.I THINK YOU WILL FIND IN THE END OF THIS WHOLE BAD MOTOR/ESC THING THAT THAT IS GONNA BE THE BLAME.thats my theory,testing and watching others do and not do what i say has proven right so far.we will see.once agian this is my theory and not wanting to start a connecter storm argument.lol
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:34 AM
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Jeremy..

I agree with you 100% on the connector issue. Funneling the current through a 70amp connector is rediculous in my opinion. I have 10awg wire on my battery that is rated much higher than 70 amps. I have been running EC5 connectors since day one. One thing you could run better is a 6mm bullet connector. Just the specs on the electronics should show that a 70amp connector just isn't enough.

Just my .02 on the issue.... Mine could blow up tomorrow.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:38 AM
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So you get more runtime with a higher tooth pinion? How is that? Wouldn't that lower your gear ratio, and therefore increase the amp draw?
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It would actually increase the gear ratio.
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Originally Posted by tfa8rva View Post
Here's what I use:

These: Zippy 4S 5000 25C

And a couple of these:Mulitplex LN-5014

Oh, and a couple of these: Astro Blinky
Do you attempt to balance a 4S or more battery using a battery maintenance device? (Blinky or other) If the battery happens to get out of balance it very easily could take 6+ hours or longer for these devices to balance a battery. Using these devices typically WILL NOT balance a battery in the short time it takes to recharge.

Using a charger that can actually balance during charging will provide MUCH better results. 8th electric works the batteries hard
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Originally Posted by rocketron View Post
Do you attempt to balance a 4S or more battery using a battery maintenance device? (Blinky or other) If the battery happens to get out of balance it very easily could take 6+ hours or longer for these devices to balance a battery. Using these devices typically WILL NOT balance a battery in the short time it takes to recharge.

Using a charger that can actually balance during charging will provide MUCH better results. 8th electric works the batteries hard
So which charger do you reccomend? I heard Bantam has a good charger that balances as it charges.
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Originally Posted by rocketron View Post
Do you attempt to balance a 4S or more battery using a battery maintenance device? (Blinky or other) If the battery happens to get out of balance it very easily could take 6+ hours or longer for these devices to balance a battery. Using these devices typically WILL NOT balance a battery in the short time it takes to recharge.

Using a charger that can actually balance during charging will provide MUCH better results. 8th electric works the batteries hard
Yes....I have several blinkys. I have been using lipos in planes and helis for over 5 years. I may be new to electric powered 1/8th scale buggies, but not lipos. And yes, 1/8th buggies work batteries hard, but not much harder than a Trex 600. And believe me, when I go to the local track and see all the people who are just now getting into lipo, it scares me as to which trailer or easy-up is going to be the next one to go up in smoke.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:59 AM
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So which charger do you reccomend? I heard Bantam has a good charger that balances as it charges.
The best "lipo" charger is probably the FMA CellPro 10s
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Originally Posted by warpig View Post
It would actually increase the gear ratio.
Huh? Assuming he has a 46t spur:

46/15 = 3.06:1
46/16 = 2.87:1

Are you sure?
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