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Old 04-10-2007, 10:03 PM
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With the RROC just around the corner what do you think would be better 5 or 6 cell in the spec class? The mod class is a no brainer BL/5 cell would be way easier to drive for sure..Everybody says more corner speed with 5 but I would want more power (voltage) over saving weight..

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6 cell in Spec class...No doubt. If you do try 5 cell go up about 3-4 teeth...at least.

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Old 04-10-2007, 10:54 PM
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Yea, have modi go 5 cell and leave the rest to 6 cell.
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What are the current rules set at anyway? I think EFRA has 4 cell mod and BRCA has 5 cell mod?
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Reedy rules: your choice 5cell min wt 1460gr / 6cell min wt 1525gr either class.
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EFRA, BRCA (and most of europe) has modified now at 5 cell with 1350 (yep 1350)g weight. BRCA still has 19t and 27t at 6 cell 1500g.
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EFRA is 5 cell rule for mod.

There is no spec class in EFRA.
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Every class should start looking at 4 cell. There are many benefits for this.
1.) It would be great for new racers -speed wise
2.) It would tend to remove the experienced stock racers to 19 turn or mod
3.) Battery cases are 6 or 4 cell currently
4.) Discharge trays -easier for 4 cell

Currently 1/12 is 4 cell and not to mention oval racing (4 cell), All classes could be 4 cell and possibly run exhibition classes in 6 cell for pro-touring.
Just some thoughts on the future of RC racing.
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4 cell is a joke, Can you say one run wonder! Batts will be toast just after a few runs at best. Its fine for 1/12th since they are lighter, TC cars are too darn heavy with too many parts in the drive train.
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Originally Posted by hobbipro
4 cell is a joke, Can you say one run wonder! Batts will be toast just after a few runs at best.
Um, isn't that the issue we have now with the current batch of IB 4200 6-cell packs? You get a couple decent runs and then they drop off hard. This isn't a suggestion to save for a big race...the top teir drivers will always buy new packs before a big race, but rather something to save money for the week-in/week-out club racer.

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Yes, the current IB's are crap, there's even a thread on them now. You are comapiring apples and oranges tough. The cell construction isnt holding up no matter how many cells you have. Given a pack of say....GP4300's one is 4 cell one is 6 cell, which pack's life will be longer, in TC not 1/12th? This debate has been going on since last year.
Ya this is way off topic......I have no problem if guys want to run 5 cell in mod, and stock, and 19T are left 6 cell.
It was also mentioned about future racing, where's lipo in there? Why are so many people still affraid to admit lipo is going to be the main batt in the next few years, its not going to go away, swept under the rug.
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Lipo will never come into play cause I only race the bigger races that dont allow lipos..My club racing is all based on the current racing cells that are legal for racing..As soon as they hand out lipos/BL systems at the Roar Nats I will make the change , but until then I will be running my one-hit-wonder cells..

The voltage loss alone is gunna be hard to over come in the spec class..

I might not even test now , well I probably do some testing at our test facility this weekend..I will let ya know what I find out..
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In my opinion 5 cell mod is not the answer atall.
so now i use a 6turn to go about the same speed as i used to with a 8 turn, it is easier to dump which is bad for the cells and i think harder on motors. maybe 5cell will finally allow brushless stuff to not blow up and make brushless better in the aspects of reliability? Im not necessarily being serious but to me 7cell would make more scence(10turns, too fast, no dumping, would not need the best of everything to make the power.
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Originally Posted by Paul L
In my opinion 5 cell mod is not the answer atall.
so now i use a 6turn to go about the same speed as i used to with a 8 turn, it is easier to dump which is bad for the cells and i think harder on motors. maybe 5cell will finally allow brushless stuff to not blow up and make brushless better in the aspects of reliability? Im not necessarily being serious but to me 7cell would make more scence(10turns, too fast, no dumping, would not need the best of everything to make the power.

More cells = less runtime thats my experience with running 7 cell mod truck back in the day..Pauly the motor limit to 10 turns or what ever is a solid choice ..Nice to see you here, take care and dont let Barry beat you ever..
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