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Old 04-13-2004, 11:36 PM   #16
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Hey Guys.

OK well at this stage i am looking at some cheapish packs.

1.15v+ 390+ GP3300.

I think they should do the job in 2wd mod offroad racing.

What do you all think?

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Old 04-14-2004, 05:28 PM   #17
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Unless your REALLY fast and consisten, I would choose something like a 13x3 or a 12x4 for mod buggy. Faster motors than you might think, yet smooth and controllable. Also, a little easier on brushes than say a 10x1
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Old 04-14-2004, 10:27 PM   #18
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Often times, Losi drivers use 13x1's and 13x2's for 2wd; this is MORE than enough motor to push one of these little buggies around the track.

On tighter tracks I will even put a 14x1 in to help keep things under control.
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Old 04-20-2004, 12:11 AM   #19
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Thank you to Gabe and Aaron for clearing a few things up for me. I've also recently returned to RC after a ten plus year hiatus and it's actually been a little hard for me to "reprogram" my brain for NiMH cells. Care and maintenance seems so bass ackwards after using nothing but NiCads for so long!!

The greatest thing about the new cells is that they've really evened the playing field in modified racing. With the latest GP3300 cells, lasting an entire race is basically a non issue now. I remember way back when that run time in modified racing was a constant issue unless you had top of the line cells, and that was when we used to race for four minutes. Of course, cell capacity topped out at 1700 mah back then with the super delicate Sanyo 1700 SCEs. Now, you can go out and buy an unmatched set of GP3300s and make a five minute race running practically any motor you want.
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:42 AM   #20
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Haha yeah..battery technology has gotten pretty crazy.

I still have boxes of 1400's and 1700's!

If you have anymore questions, let us know!
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No problem mwcet8k.

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Old 04-20-2004, 09:59 PM   #22
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what about charging them on a fan? yes or no?

also if ive been charging my 3300/3000 at 6 amps would there be any harm at changing to 4 or 5 amps?
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Anything that keeps Ni-MH packs cool is a good idea.

There will be no harm in changing to lower charge rates; the battery won't have any idea
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:31 PM   #24
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how offten do you get new packs. mine are about a year to a year and a half old. i only race about once a week or every other week. but i run my packs twice a day. what signs should i look for to tell me that they are done and should be replaced-no punch, false peak, or go soft before the race is over? also for stock racing is there like a minimum voltage i should get, like 1.15 or higher?
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Due to different matching equipment, voltage numbers vary so much from company to company that comparing them is impossible.

GP cells run their best for the first 30 charges, while Panasonic and Sanyo cells are known to last somewhere in the 50 range. If you feel your batteries have gone flat, or don't peak as high as they used to, it may be time to relegate them to practice-pack status.
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great thanks for the info
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Anytime
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