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Old 08-02-2009, 11:01 PM
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I just bought a losi 8ight E-converted and a MMM V3 with a Medusa 1500kv motor or option of a 2200 Mamba Monster. Which engine should I go with and what are the recommendations on battery? I was thinking of the 1500 with a Zippy flightmax 4c 5000mah or Turnigy 4c 5000mah battery, or would it be better to spend the extra and get the 5c battery? Would it be best to get the 20c or 25c discharge? What would be an inexpensive charger for this also? Like I said, I am new at li-po and need some good guidance.
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Forgot to mention that I am in Iraq and don't have the option to run to the hobbie shop and get a new item if it gets burned up. It takes two weeks to get something shipped.
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I just bought a losi 8ight E-converted and a MMM V3 with a Medusa 1500kv motor or option of a 2200 Mamba Monster. Which engine should I go with and what are the recommendations on battery? I was thinking of the 1500 with a Zippy flightmax 4c 5000mah or Turnigy 4c 5000mah battery, or would it be better to spend the extra and get the 5c battery? Would it be best to get the 20c or 25c discharge? What would be an inexpensive charger for this also? Like I said, I am new at li-po and need some good guidance.
Go with the 1500 kv, 2200kv Mamba is a lot...

I would suggest 4s to 5s with 1500kv motor. For the C rating, try to get as high as possible. 25C or 30C+

Charger, look at Hyperion


I'm no expert but this is what I would do!
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I dont personally own one, but I know lots of happy customers of the 2200 Castle/Neu Motors. Also I think 1500 may be a bit slow with 4s Lipo, but would run good on 5s. The 2200 would be great on 4s, insane on 5s, and the 4s is a good bit of money saved. You are definitely on the right track looking at the Zippy/Turnigy Lipos, they are great. Look at HobbyCity.com for chargers too. They have the Accucel-6 which would be a good full-featured, low budget choice, or the Accucel-8 for a step up in power.
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Go with the 30C version for $79. I bought one a few weeks ago and it works well with a 2200.

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I just bought a losi 8ight E-converted and a MMM V3 with a Medusa 1500kv motor or option of a 2200 Mamba Monster. Which engine should I go with and what are the recommendations on battery? I was thinking of the 1500 with a Zippy flightmax 4c 5000mah or Turnigy 4c 5000mah battery, or would it be better to spend the extra and get the 5c battery? Would it be best to get the 20c or 25c discharge? What would be an inexpensive charger for this also? Like I said, I am new at li-po and need some good guidance.
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Originally Posted by ggflyguy View Post
I just bought a losi 8ight E-converted and a MMM V3 with a Medusa 1500kv motor or option of a 2200 Mamba Monster. Which engine should I go with and what are the recommendations on battery? I was thinking of the 1500 with a Zippy flightmax 4c 5000mah or Turnigy 4c 5000mah battery, or would it be better to spend the extra and get the 5c battery? Would it be best to get the 20c or 25c discharge? What would be an inexpensive charger for this also? Like I said, I am new at li-po and need some good guidance.
Basically most ppl are matching up the following combos

4s, 5000+mah, 2200Kv
5s, 4000+mah, 1900Kv
6s, 3500+mah, 1500Kv-ish

Min 25C packs, but the higher the C rating the better.

personally, I run the CC MMM 2200 combo on 4s and 5s. I think both work well, but if you're not very good a modulating your throttle finger, then I suggest 4s, 5000+mah, 30C+ and 45/15 ratio.
Run 10K diff oil in the center or buy a smartdiff and run 2x .15 springs.
the reason being, you'll have lots of power at your finger tips and you don't want the buggy to diff out.
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The lower KV motor may be best - for runtime and in races, when you want to run longer mains - the bigger battery will make it without changing batteries.

But if you always run in 5-minute races with 10 minute mains, the 2200 would work and be able to run a slightly lighter car with 4S1P vs. a bigger 6S1P for the 1500KV. 4S1P batteries are less cost than the 6S1P.
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the lowest kv motor is the best because there are more gearing options
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