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Old 01-16-2007, 08:59 AM   #571
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I still have my FMA AVC1 lipo cutoff which can be programmed. I'll install it and set it to 5.9v and see what happens.

I don't want to let the batteries go down to 5.7v even if it is just a spike. I want to make these babies last.

If it fails, its back to racing stock 27 (13.5 BL).

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Keep in mind that 5.4V is the absolute lowest you can go. 5.9V will still be safe but you could go a bit lower if necessary.
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:03 PM   #572
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but please answer me 2 questions:
-current in NiMh mode is adjustable from 0,1-10A. How big are the increments inbetween? 0,1A?
It charges NiMH from 1-5A in .1 Amp increment 1.2, 1.2, 1.3 etc.

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-there are some new LiPos out there with 5000mAh. So the batteries will keep improving, will the 5A max. charge current in LiPo mode be enough in the future?
Yes as you will be able to charge thenm at 1C = 5A

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To sum it all up: do you think the Advantage Flight Charger is a very good option for me, or should I consider the Orion Advantage Advanced charger as a better choice?

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My personal favorite is the Flight charger I developed both and the Advanced is great with a lot of features but for me I like the simplicity of the Flight charger along with the small size.
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:54 PM   #573
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how much weights will you guys out to counter weight the electronic side? specialy using gtb and brushless motor? cause i was trying to set mine up(cyclone) and its a little bit hard. there is to much preload on the electronic side than the lipo side and im trying to keep as almost same preload on both shocks for consistancy.. i did put 28g on the front left side and 31g on the rear left of the chassis. but still far from balance.
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:17 AM   #574
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how much weights will you guys out to counter weight the electronic side?
I haven't totally balanced it, but in my 415 msx with a 3200, KO2413 servo, KO302f rx , mamba max esc and a plettenburg shadow motor I'm looking at about 120g of lead on the battery side to balance the car. A full length motor will need a bit more. Fitting that much ballast on the car is taking some planning.

Even 120g is still lighter than running a nimh pack.

From a little testing my Evo IV will need about half the weight, around 60g, due to the motor being closer to center.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:44 AM   #575
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Can somebody list a few good chargers for Orion's 3200 carbon lipo battery. I assumes Team Orions advantage charger is best suited but its a bit pricey. Any other alternatives? Sorry, if this has been covered, i did check a few pages

Anyone run a M03 mini with this lipo pack? how'd it fit and run?
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:51 AM   #576
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The Orion Flight Charger mentioned 3 posts up.
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:06 AM   #577
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Hi Mini

The Scorpion 2s charger is a great balancing Lipo charger. Be sure and get the charger adapter for the Orion pack. Check it out at fmadirect.com. Click on "Scorpion Products".

I have a Mini also and the Carbon 3200 fits perfect. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:10 AM   #578
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Thanks guys, I'll check out the Flight charger and the Scorpion. I like the fact the Scorpion balances the cells too.

GaryA - How'd the mini run? Any issues with the reduced weight especially handling?
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How'd the mini run? Any issues with the reduced weight especially handling?
When I ran a 3200 pack in my m04m on carpet it didn't seem to need any major setup changes, a slight change in springs might have helped, but nothing major.

Atleast not on a silver can - Running a Mamba Max 4600 did need setup work. Tamiya 60D tires where not intended for that kind of power
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on a cyclone runnin gtb with 13.5 and mini spektrum with 9550 servo i had to put almost 200g of weight in order fo it to balance in my hudy balancing tool.that sucks...

also i have an extra orion advantage lipo charger for 130$ nib if someone is interested.
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:26 PM   #581
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GaryA - How'd the mini run? Any issues with the reduced weight especially handling?[/QUOTE]


Not much difference in handling It's maybe a little more top heavy. You will just have to try it. You'll probably like it.
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on a cyclone runnin gtb with 13.5 and mini spektrum with 9550 servo i had to put almost 200g of weight in order fo it to balance in my hudy balancing tool.that sucks...

also i have an extra orion advantage lipo charger for 130$ nib if someone is interested.
I may be intersted in buying in the next week or so. Is 130 shipped to Wa state?

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I have seen some people re-route their servo lower in the car to counter act the top heviness when running LiPo. Once this is done it definately improves over all handling.
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Which of the Novak Lipo cut-off switches would I need to use with the 3200 and/or 4800 packs? The 2 cell or 4 cell?
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Which of the Novak Lipo cut-off switches would I need to use with the 3200 and/or 4800 packs? The 2 cell or 4 cell?
You would need the 2 cell which would cutoff at 6.25V.
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