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Old 10-13-2008, 02:01 PM   #16
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Ae's stuff seems to always be very high quality and I feel that their kit will be top notch. I am hoping it will have the option of using a CB and mech. brakes, with the ability to use any CB's.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:07 PM   #17
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I also heard their coming out with a T6. Its been so long since they've made a new 10th scale they decided to jump over the T5!
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LRP Brushless ESCs hav a reputation for going "poof" on 4 and 6 cell NiMH packs. I can't wait to see the fireworks when the try to build one that works with a 4S LiPo.
You must be on drugs dude. I am running LRP in everything except my crawler at the moment. I have been for 4 years. Guess what, I blew my first ESC about a week ago. You know why? I had someone who was trying my car try to plug my battery in backwards. Poof. That ESC was 3 years old and raced TC 3 times a week.

But yeah, they must be crap because they only last three years on 4, 5, 6 cell NiMh and 2s LiPo.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:24 PM   #19
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Just curious....Are there any standards yet for racing for batteries? I.E. 3s or 4s?
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I have seen the RC8 E in action at OCRC , in Huntington Beach,CA.

It was running a prototype setup with a 5000 mah 11.1 lipo and LRP speedo and prototype motors.

It was super fast and very quiet. It had a custom plastic/ delrin spur !!!!
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Yeah Robert (owner of OCRC) told me about the RC8e they were testing there.
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Robert told me they are using like i said before a NEU Motor and a tc speed control(probably modified).
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Just curious....Are there any standards yet for racing for batteries? I.E. 3s or 4s?
4s is the way to go from what ive seen. 5s is too much for my standards. There are people in here that swear by 6s.
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That is why when you go 6s you use a lower kv motor to regulate the power. This is the ideal setup because it reduces ampdraw and therefore powerloss that creates heat, but packs become a little awkward shaped at this point, which makes it harder to use 6s in a buggy.

In no way is 6s more expensive however. Once you start with a charger/esc that can handle 6s, a 6s 3200 mah pack should not be much more expensive than a 4s 4800 mah pack.
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Hi all,
I just seen the new vid. of the RC8 running on the track, looked real good. I do not wont to get back into nitro, to much work. going big brush less system 6s, just waiting on castill. to get the mmm working wright. loving the corr thing.
I'm running a slash with lrp 5.5 6cell right now, its cool , but i wont 4wd.
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link to video?
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Um that vid is of an SC8 Nitro

This thread is about a possible RC8E (lectric)
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I would say with the ever increasing C ratings of batteries, 3S usage will become more viable, however, is it ideal for motor and battery life and efficiency? No.

If however you can get a large mah 3S pack with a really good C rating, you can run it with a higher KV motor like a 2700+ kv range. Just gear accordingly.

I would say that we will probably see more 4S setups in the future, and possibly a sanctioned max of 6S. (dual 3S hardcased packs are already available, just heavy)
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I agree, with higher S packs such as 5S or 6S,
the C rating is less important than with 3S packs.
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