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Old 07-22-2007, 07:18 AM   #31
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Are the 'bullet" connectors that everyone is talking about, the Corally style plugs?

If so, I've never heard of any problems with the brushless systems. How can zero loss connectors on the battery cause the motor to stutter?

As for the supposed ease of hooking them up backwards...well jezzz...

Its also easy to put your charger on the wrong setting when you use it to charge LiPo, NiMh, etc...., sometimes you just have to take a second and slow down and pay attention. There are a lot of ways to make mistakes if you aren't careful.

every time they make something idiot proof, they make a better idiot.. so we used to say... we need to remember that in life, when it comes to SAFETY, they need to engineer to the LOWEST common denominator and assume folks will make mistakes..
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i looked, but didn't see it posted.. who's cells are in there?
jason, did you run the pack offroad or on?
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:47 AM   #33
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It's gonna be nice having options with the hard shell batteries. Only having one option seems to turn some people off.

I personally don't care for the external tap for balancing. I run the Type R Losi, I don't know if that plug system plus the balance tap would fit all that great, let alone be tidy. I can't bad mouth a packaging issue, variety is the spice of life. Future looks bright.
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i took pics of my B4 and they are on my camera at the shop.i will bring it home tommorow and post them.

we are getting ready to release the 1/12th pan and the 1/10th will follow
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curious to see your 10th pan car.. just wish it was 235mm.

i have a type-r also so i may have the same issues..
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i looked, but didn't see it posted.. who's cells are in there?
jason, did you run the pack offroad or on?
i ran it offroad
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curious to see your 10th pan car.. just wish it was 235mm.

i have a type-r also so i may have the same issues..
adrian and i have been throwing some ideas around.what i would really like to see is an alternative to touring that is less expensive.for me personally i dont care how much i spend because it fun.i think it stops alot of people from getting into touring because of the start up price as opposed to off road.i am an onroad guy at heart but i love racing more than any specific car.i need to race so i got into off road due to the low attendance locally for onroad.
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:14 AM   #38
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i hear ya.. 20 years in the hobby and i'd race shoe boxes if that was what's available.. i think an alternative to touring cars is a great idea especially if it comes at a price point a kid or mom or dad can swallow.. you need a thread where we can talk about about your 10th scale and not clog this one up though.. lol
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yeah,i agree
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Anybody know what cells they're using in these packs? That really tells the whole story.

As for Dean's vs. Bullet... I'm hoping these will be available soon:

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Anybody know what cells they're using in these packs? That really tells the whole story.

As for Dean's vs. Bullet... I'm hoping these will be available soon:

Finally! Something that will match the Mamba motors.
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Cool. Now if only these brand names would stop charging us $40-50 for a $1 plastic or $4 aluminum case, lipos would really be ready to take over touring cars.
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syndr0me - Those Venon connectors are based on 3.5mm bullet plugs. In testing the 3.5mm bullets do not hold up to the loads placed on them by the better mod motors. The heat up and the little spring flutes lose tension.

The 4mm Corally/Orion plugs are longer and can handle the current....so can the Deans plugs.
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Cool. Now if only these brand names would stop charging us $40-50 for a $1 plastic or $4 aluminum case, lipos would really be ready to take over touring cars.
So true.
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The cells in the Core LiPo pack are from one of the top LiPo manufacturers. The cells are conservatively rated as 20C cells.

Like many other quality LiPo packs you can charge them at 2c (10A)...but just like all the other this will shorten the lifespan of the cells. Charging at 1C (5A) is recommended and will fully charge the pack in the same amount of time (or a little less) as it takes to charge a pack of IB4200.

Since you are rarely taking the pack all the way down to its recomended 6v cut off charging time is generally in the 20-30 min range.

I raced 19T with it at a club race and generally put 2100mah back in the pack to fully recharge it. This took around 25min for the complete constant current/constant voltage charge cycle to complete.

I used Duratrax ICE chargers to charge my pack.

If you are racing every weekend you can recharge your pack at the end of the race day and just peak it next time you run.

If you are taking more than 3 weeks off racing charge the pack so it is 50-80% full before you put it away. Do not store this pack fully charged.

FYI, this goes for all brands of LiPo batts.
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