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Old 09-10-2013, 01:14 PM   #541
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I have a rx8 gen2 and the 1900 T8i coming and am not set on having to run a brick pack so I am open to running shorties. What do you see different in the handling characteristics running the shorty packs compared to the 4s brick pack and also is there a ideal place to place them in the tray. I will be running on high bite indoor clay here in the next month and a half so your setups should be close. Thanks again for the info.
We are running one pad in front of the short packs.
The benefit is weight. 2 shortie packs ~400g. 1 5000 4s brick ~560g.

If you are running the T8i you want as light a car as you can get.
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We are running one pad in front of the short packs.
The benefit is weight. 2 shortie packs ~400g. 1 5000 4s brick ~560g.

If you are running the T8i you want as light a car as you can get.
I'm running 4S 4100's and they weigh in at 467g.. I feel like the weight outdoor might help, but if I run indoors it'll be T8i, smaller packs and some other weight reduction.
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I'm running 4S 4100's and they weigh in at 467g.. I feel like the weight outdoor might help, but if I run indoors it'll be T8i, smaller packs and some other weight reduction.
Yep, that is exactly where we are. Not much more weight reduction required really. We are about 140 grams over min weight right now.
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I'm running 4S 4100's and they weigh in at 467g.. I feel like the weight outdoor might help, but if I run indoors it'll be T8i, smaller packs and some other weight reduction.

Yeah there are a lot of different batteries out there. No NEED to run shorties to get a light 4s Battery but I was giving an example of why we are.

In my example I am comparing my Venom 3800mah 60C packs a ~402g vs a Venom 5000mah 50C battery which was 560g

There quite a few options for 4S batteies including one from Venom that is 3500mah 4C at only 371g. There are quite heavy and lighter options to run your car but like Ty stated a heavier car may be good for outdoor for longer mains and handling but run the Tekin T8 Gen 2 motor for those applications. If you are looking for a light nimble indoor car than T8i and light battery is the way to go.
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what if you have the Gen2 combo with the 1900 and you want to run indoor with it. is there any options for that? as for as setup and weight in running a shorty pack over say a 4s Orion pack
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what if you have the Gen2 combo with the 1900 and you want to run indoor with it. is there any options for that? as for as setup and weight in running a shorty pack over say a 4s Orion pack
If you are running the larger motor, you will just want to play with running and then charging and watching the MAH that you are putting back into the pack. Then, you can find batteries that meet that demand for you. It is different for each person and will likely be different for each layout so its something you want to look at regularly.
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If you are running the larger motor, you will just want to play with running and then charging and watching the MAH that you are putting back into the pack. Then, you can find batteries that meet that demand for you. It is different for each person and will likely be different for each layout so its something you want to look at regularly.

so are you saying maybe Im running to much battery since the orion 4s are 6400MAH? so watch how much im using and get a smaller / lighter lipo for that indoor track. because I guess your kinda right because those lipos last for 20-25 mins easy and Ill never need to run that long. never really thought about getting a smaller/lighter battery. thanks
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so are you saying maybe Im running to much battery since the orion 4s are 6400MAH? so watch how much im using and get a smaller / lighter lipo for that indoor track. because I guess your kinda right because those lipos last for 20-25 mins easy and Ill never need to run that long. never really thought about getting a smaller/lighter battery. thanks
Yes Sir, you got it. Certainly something to think about. Light usually means faster to change direction, more nimble. But if you get too light, it means easy to take out too, lol. So, you have to find that right place for you.
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That, too me, is the best thing about this buggy over the 2.0 is that drives light and nimble.
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I run SMC 2s packs currently. Looking at their 4s packs however, I don't need the big 6500, the 5100 is only 40c (looking for a little more c rating), and the new shorty pack coming out would be perfect if not $90. I'm looking for 4000 to 5000mah tops
5100mAh 40c is more than enough. (Well, maybe except formula offroad style driving )
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Revtech has a 5000 mah shorty pack, 100c, best of both worlds, lite and run time
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Revtech has a 5000 mah shorty pack, 100c, best of both worlds, lite and run time
I am not too sure how "light" that battery would be. Being that many milliamps, it may weight as much as a traditional length 5000 mah battery. At least you would be able to move the weight where you want it being short like that.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:34 PM   #554
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Guys i am looking for some shorty packs to try but they are a little confusing. I am not sure if they are 2s combined or 4s combined. does anybody have a link or 2 to some of the packs that you are using. what about 2x2s saddle packs? Think i might try something different to the 4s brick I am currently using.
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are the dimensions of the 8ight e 3.0 body similar to the 2.0?
The dimensions are different but I have a 2.0 pro line bulldog body newer one and it fit right on no problems, stock body fits nice and tight so no air gets under body but 2.0 will fit
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