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Old 12-30-2010, 03:41 PM   #1471
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OK-maybe I asked the wrong question! Does anyone know what combination of broken in SC at what voltage=25.5 brushless & 7.4 volt lipo? Thanks,Don
If you're asking if a stock Silvercan will keep up with a 25.5, it probably will.
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Thank you, at what voltage- I have on hand 2sA123 (6.6 volts) or 4-6 cell nimh? I don't use lipos. Don
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Thank you, at what voltage- I have on hand 2sA123 (6.6 volts) or 4-6 cell nimh? I don't use lipos. Don
6.6 voltage is okay for racing for fun...7.4 lipo is alot better than A123 ..
6 cell nimh is great but lipo is lighter ..
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True, but 1000 cycles vs 2-300, No chance of real nasty mishaps and the ability to charge at 2-4c is mighty attractive. You're right about the nimh weight issue-I was thinking about going back to Nicads. I've had to many nimhs self destruct sitting on the shelf. Don
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True, but 1000 cycles vs 2-300, No chance of real nasty mishaps and the ability to charge at 2-4c is mighty attractive. You're right about the nimh weight issue-I was thinking about going back to Nicads. I've had to many nimhs self destruct sitting on the shelf. Don
I couldn't agree more. Just yesterday I donned my bowler hat and dungarees, hitched up my covered wagon, and rode to the general store for some NiCads and a cherry phosphate.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:47 PM   #1476
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Thats weird I just did the same thing.
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I hope you enjoyed the phosphate! I NEVER had the kind of trouble with Nicads that I have experienced with Nimh. Don
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:30 PM   #1478
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I am a hardcore silver can fan. Pretty quick with a d-drive, fair with a mini, and $18 for a motor that will last forever in most any car. I have some from the '80's that are still making laps. What is funny to me is that this thread has almost 1500 post about a motor that is about as complicated as a door stop. Gotta love'em!
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:13 PM   #1479
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This is crazy, i was thinking that silver cans were like the hardcore spec motor. after reading this thread a bit it seems to be the F1 of motors. trying to get every inch of performance out of these simpletons. I love the R&D side of F1 more than the racing side so this stuff is very intriguing to me. I honestly thought you get a drop in can and you're competitive. Very nice.
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The technology of F1 is what keeps me glued to the TV every race. Well, that and the cars, tracks, flag girls, you know the deal. But when our F1 cars linup we have to buy the gas, the food, pay the entry fee, etc. We have a faster F1 class for those who like the speed. I have used the tuned 540's and the red dots but I just seem to keep coming back to the $18 'cans to race with my buds. Sometimes fast is not as fun.
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The technology of F1 is what keeps me glued to the TV every race. Well, that and the cars, tracks, flag girls, you know the deal. But when our F1 cars linup we have to buy the gas, the food, pay the entry fee, etc. We have a faster F1 class for those who like the speed. I have used the tuned 540's and the red dots but I just seem to keep coming back to the $18 'cans to race with my buds. Sometimes fast is not as fun.
I wholeheartedly agree. Especially the "Sometimes fast is not as fun".

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Very interesting thread will have to bookmark it..
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Quick question. What is everyone using now instead of Trinity Bushing Buster? I haven't had any for years and can't find any for sale now (no longer on the Trinity website). I plan on buying a Red Dot for major races (Slash off road series) but need to break in a practice/heat motor.

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Ran my first TCS race over the weekend in GT-1. Was a little bored only running 3 heats in 10 hours, so I want to run another class, and lo and behold my only motor choice is a silver can. I would run GT-2 and have never run a sliver can motor. I won't waste your time by asking about break in and maintenance, I can read about it here. I have no idea where to start for gearing. I will be running at Tamiya USA only in GT-2 with a TA-05 version 2 R. Any advice on gearing and temps would be greatly appreciated.

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Ran my first TCS race over the weekend in GT-1. Was a little bored only running 3 heats in 10 hours, so I want to run another class, and lo and behold my only motor choice is a silver can. I would run GT-2 and have never run a sliver can motor. I won't waste your time by asking about break in and maintenance, I can read about it here. I have no idea where to start for gearing. I will be running at Tamiya USA only in GT-2 with a TA-05 version 2 R. Any advice on gearing and temps would be greatly appreciated.

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I've been gearing my gt2 car as low as possible, I think the limit is 5.6~ for FDR?

The silvercan can take it, provided you have a fan on it and drive smoothly.
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