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Old 01-01-2014, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by huzzler
My wallet recommends me to charge at 1c.
Lol, I've been charging the same packs at 15-20amps for the last 2 years with no issues or puffing...
X3 on pulling the saddles off the dex410 only takes 30 seconds.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 8ight-e
You have to bypass most chargers safety features to even charge at the wrong voltage at this point.... lipo's don't ever have issues charging if you charge at the correct voltage setting. Understand the battery = no issues. About the only other thing that could possibly go wrong is a short and you can do that in or out of the vehicle charging or not charging if you are careless.. don't be careless; give respect where it is due and you will NEVER have an issue
Lipos go when they want and it has nothing to do with the charger being set wrong. Charge them out out of a vehicle in a lipo bag. Until you see it happen you will not understand. I saw it occur three times this summer at different tracks and all were on the charger. I am the lipo tester for ROAR and can tell you from cutting many open it does not take much for one to go off.
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Originally Posted by jmackani
Lipos go when they want and it has nothing to do with the charger being set wrong. Charge them out out of a vehicle in a lipo bag. Until you see it happen you will not understand. I saw it occur three times this summer at different tracks and all were on the charger. I am the lipo tester for ROAR and can tell you from cutting many open it does not take much for one to go off.
Dude, really-Got all your fingers still? All kidding aside, We (my Son and I) appreciate the work you do help keep our hobby safe.
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Originally Posted by platgof
Just bought some 4" x 6" 1/8" brass to make the rear lower center weight. It cost about the same as ordering one, but I have enough material for 8 of them. I might use the excess for my other rc cars. I have a question, do any of you use two sets of batteries when you race? I always have two sets because I don't like charging a hot battery, and have never puffed a battery either. I know it is a hassle to remove them.
I have several sets of batteries and I always remove them before charging or discharging. At first I was exchanging batteries between my 210 and 410 but now I am trying shorty packs in my 210. Yes I discharge my LIPOs. I don't think I should expand on how I take care of my batteries here since this isn't the right forum but PM me if you would like to me to.

Has anyone seen the new Reedy SQ pack they are using in the new Associated B5M? I hope someone like SMC or Hobby King makes something similar soon…..Has anyone seen anyone else making something similar?

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Originally Posted by huzzler
I would start with an 18 and go from there.
I started with a 21T for both my 6.5T turn motor and also my 8.5T motor. In both cases I've ended up going up a tooth or more. The 8.5T especially, I ran it with a 23 or 24. All with the 87T spur.

Hope that helps!
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by jrmarquez.702
Lol, I've been charging the same packs at 15-20amps for the last 2 years with no issues or puffing...
X3 on pulling the saddles off the dex410 only takes 30 seconds.
When I first got back into RC and Lipos (I left when 2000 MAH NICDs were the thing) I started charging at very low rates 5-7Amps. It always seemed like I should have more horsepower and as soon as I started to charge at 10amps I noticed a large difference in output. My batteries are rarely warm after charging. They are sometimes warm after a long run, but lately I've been running in cooler indoor track temperatures. 60-70 degrees F. My Bantam charger only goes up to 10! (whoa not 11?!) so I haven't been able to test charging at higher rates yet.

Side note, my experience says balance charging is better so I've opted for multiple packs and probably a second charger (dual charger) so I can only do balance charging.

Should we move this discussion to the battery charger/battery forum?
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 13Maschine

Has anyone seen the new Reedy SQ pack they are using in the new Associated B5M? I hope someone like SMC or Hobby King makes something similar soon…..Has anyone seen anyone else making something similar?

Happy New Years!
SMC announced they have ordered tooling to make a square pack that should be available in the next few months.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:08 PM
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A square battery sounds cool, and I hope it fits. I charge at whatever the charger recommends for the mah rating. I have had very good luck with batteries, even with a not so hot charger before. I bet the new square battery can hold a higher mah rating because of its size. I found out for me it is easier to remove them for charging than leave them in. You guys are right, once you get used to it, not a problem. I never race with just one pack. This Saturday will be my first race, and I know a big learning curve is coming. I will keep it smooth this weekend to make it easier on myself. Any of you guys racing in the JConcepts St. Louis bash coming up? They are expecting over 300, and last year had a H main for 4x4 buggies!!!

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Originally Posted by flame56mx
Dude, really-Got all your fingers still? All kidding aside, We (my Son and I) appreciate the work you do help keep our hobby safe.
After one going off, I keep a bucket of salt water next to my workbench now. Still have all fingers.
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Originally Posted by jmackani
After one going off, I keep a bucket of salt water next to my workbench now. Still have all fingers.
Yikes...
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Has this class always been this big. I have noticed that since the DEX410 came out, everybody at my track is getting on board. Also, this is the biggest indoor class as well, at the big races.
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Guys ran the new UJ and F/R v4 arms as well. First impression......love the u-joints. New front arms not so much. Broke one in the first Q. After further inspection, it seems that TD notched the arm out for more clearance when the rim/tire is turned. What this means is it is thinner and broke off right there. I will be running the older style front arms until they revise this section.
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Originally Posted by 13Maschine
I started with a 21T for both my 6.5T turn motor and also my 8.5T motor. In both cases I've ended up going up a tooth or more. The 8.5T especially, I ran it with a 23 or 24. All with the 87T spur.

Hope that helps!
Wow I can't run anything bigger than an 18 with my 6.5 or it gets hot.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:36 PM
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Wow I can't run anything bigger than an 18 with my 6.5 or it gets hot.
Did you temp gauge it, or just by feel?
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