R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-06-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
Tech Elite
 
Bob-Stormer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Glasgow, Montana USA
Posts: 3,518
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default Here's a pack you don't have... yet.

Most people that know me, know that I REALLY enjoy trying things that are off the wall. We were matching up a bunch of old junk and practice packs, when I noticed that the numbers on some dis-similar familes of cells were close enough that I thought, Hmmm.... and soldered them up.

I've run them 3-4 times, they run great and dump like a rock! And the look on somebodys face when they see it in your car is something that can't be described "... what are you? an idiot?...". What's sad is the amount of time I spent actually working the match on that. Scrounging up old cells, taking apart junk, looking for the one good 3600 left that would work with a lousy 4200, etc. You can feel the power is not up to par for a national event. But they worked better than I thought they would... ...lol... and man, they dump good, like your pinion fell off.

It's a solid 402 second pack at 30 amps.

Thought you might get a laugh.
-Bob

__________________
www.stormerhobbies.com "Where the world shops for radio control."
www.facebook.com/stormerhobbies
www.twitter.com/stormerhobbies

looking for....vintage 1/10-1/12 pan, need Schumacher 1/12th cars and parts.
Bob-Stormer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
wallyedmonds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brampton ont canada
Posts: 3,662
Default

cool
HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

no im not going to do it
wallyedmonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 09:04 PM   #3
Company Representative
 
Danny/SMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Elkton, VA
Posts: 3,097
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Bob that is cool. I'm pretty sure I can make a pack similar to that with all the cells I have laying around. It would be cool if one of our drivers would use it and do well with it.
Danny/SMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 09:08 PM   #4
Tech Fanatic
 
bakaguyjean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atsugi Japan
Posts: 823
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob-Stormer View Post
Most people that know me, know that I REALLY enjoy trying things that are off the wall. We were matching up a bunch of old junk and practice packs, when I noticed that the numbers on some dis-similar familes of cells were close enough that I thought, Hmmm.... and soldered them up.

I've run them 3-4 times, they run great and dump like a rock! And the look on somebodys face when they see it in your car is something that can't be described "... what are you? an idiot?...". What's sad is the amount of time I spent actually working the match on that. Scrounging up old cells, taking apart junk, looking for the one good 3600 left that would work with a lousy 4200, etc. You can feel the power is not up to par for a national event. But they worked better than I thought they would... ...lol... and man, they dump good, like your pinion fell off.

It's a solid 402 second pack at 30 amps.

Thought you might get a laugh.
-Bob
I like your idea,I use old packs for my older cars. Like i have a car that can only take a hump pack. So with some old cells i managed to make a pack that is 3X the power that the car was designed for,Best part is that the packs where $4 each.
__________________
My body projects blog http://rcbodyproject.wordpress.com/
bakaguyjean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 09:09 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
Joel Lagace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,628
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Common lets see a Panosonic P-170 in there!
__________________
"Without Rules its just Backyard Bashing!"
www.rcottawa.com
Joel Lagace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 09:13 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
Bob-Stormer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Glasgow, Montana USA
Posts: 3,518
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danny/SMC View Post
Bob that is cool. I'm pretty sure I can make a pack similar to that with all the cells I have laying around. It would be cool if one of our drivers would use it and do well with it.
You better than anybody, know that "in theory" the pack works good. Sure, it's got some quirky IR issues. But it does work good enough to race with.

I bet you could get somebody that's a major wheel to make the show at some event with it. Problem is, it wouldn't exactly help promote the new technology...lol...

Congrats at the Novak, I heard the NRG stuff did very well. Good for you guys! I've got a few packs I tested, they look good.

-Bob
__________________
www.stormerhobbies.com "Where the world shops for radio control."
www.facebook.com/stormerhobbies
www.twitter.com/stormerhobbies

looking for....vintage 1/10-1/12 pan, need Schumacher 1/12th cars and parts.
Bob-Stormer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 09:16 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
Bob-Stormer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Glasgow, Montana USA
Posts: 3,518
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joel Lagace View Post
Common lets see a Panosonic P-170 in there!
Hmm, I could probably whip you up a 1200, 1200scr, 1400scr and P170 sandwich within the hour...

I found a box of about 400 old 1700scrs in the back (old race stuff)... I hate to match to far back, it takes a lot of time. Would be fun though.

That other pack, is a legit race pack at this point. That's part of the appeal.
__________________
www.stormerhobbies.com "Where the world shops for radio control."
www.facebook.com/stormerhobbies
www.twitter.com/stormerhobbies

looking for....vintage 1/10-1/12 pan, need Schumacher 1/12th cars and parts.
Bob-Stormer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 09:25 PM   #8
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: E-Town Posse
Posts: 1,573
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Bob im gunnashoot you a phone call this week, i think im gunna order a savage. Maybe jump a house or something. lol talk to u this week.
__________________
Team Associated, Reedy, Tekin, Futaba, Putnam, Protoform, BSR, SXT, Reflex Racing, McPappy Racing, TQ Wire, Swifty Designs
Jeff Cuffs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 09:41 PM   #9
Tech Master
 
Taylorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Monclova, Ohio
Posts: 1,647
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob-Stormer View Post
Most people that know me, know that I REALLY enjoy trying things that are off the wall. We were matching up a bunch of old junk and practice packs, when I noticed that the numbers on some dis-similar familes of cells were close enough that I thought, Hmmm.... and soldered them up.

I've run them 3-4 times, they run great and dump like a rock! And the look on somebodys face when they see it in your car is something that can't be described "... what are you? an idiot?...". What's sad is the amount of time I spent actually working the match on that. Scrounging up old cells, taking apart junk, looking for the one good 3600 left that would work with a lousy 4200, etc. You can feel the power is not up to par for a national event. But they worked better than I thought they would... ...lol... and man, they dump good, like your pinion fell off.

It's a solid 402 second pack at 30 amps.

Thought you might get a laugh.
-Bob

.......Tooooooooo funny..........the envirogranolatreehuggerwhackjobs will love you for "recycling" your batts.......
__________________
Current stable... Team Associated SC8, Team Associated RC250 X 3
Tamiya F104X1...Tamiya F104W GP Edition...BMT/RC300 Frankenstein.....Edam Razor2
Checkers or Wreckers......................................................................................
Taylorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 09:46 PM   #10
Tech Fanatic
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 862
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Sweet! A pack with 75% less chance of blowing up!
Serzoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 09:57 PM   #11
Tech Elite
 
wallyedmonds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brampton ont canada
Posts: 3,662
Default

hmmmm
how about a sanyo 1100 scr cell. any still have one.
wallyedmonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 10:04 PM   #12
Tech Elite
 
Joel Lagace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,628
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

3800mah Heinz 57 race pack. Plus or Minus 400mah! LOL
__________________
"Without Rules its just Backyard Bashing!"
www.rcottawa.com
Joel Lagace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 10:08 PM   #13
Tech Elite
 
Bob-Stormer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Glasgow, Montana USA
Posts: 3,518
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Cuffs View Post
Bob im gunnashoot you a phone call this week, i think im gunna order a savage. Maybe jump a house or something. lol talk to u this week.
Well hurry up already... I'll finally be able to afford a decent pack...
__________________
www.stormerhobbies.com "Where the world shops for radio control."
www.facebook.com/stormerhobbies
www.twitter.com/stormerhobbies

looking for....vintage 1/10-1/12 pan, need Schumacher 1/12th cars and parts.
Bob-Stormer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 10:15 PM   #14
Tech Elite
 
Bob-Stormer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Glasgow, Montana USA
Posts: 3,518
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wallyedmonds View Post
hmmmm
how about a sanyo 1100 scr cell. any still have one.
You talking about those slightly smaller drag cells? If you are, it turns out, you can stuff 8 of those in a "shotgun" stick pack tube and it's nearly the same size as a standard six cell pack... not that we tried it...for stock racing...or know anybody that did.

We went to a race way back in the day where they had their own rules and the rules for the battery were so poorly written, that it was legal. nobody else thought of it. It was something silly like, "assembled stick packs only". To which I thought, "...okeedokee..." It was a bit "obvious" on the track, and I came clean on it before the event started. But let me tell ya, there were a few long sad faces during practice. As I recall, I don't know that we were able to make time with it.
__________________
www.stormerhobbies.com "Where the world shops for radio control."
www.facebook.com/stormerhobbies
www.twitter.com/stormerhobbies

looking for....vintage 1/10-1/12 pan, need Schumacher 1/12th cars and parts.
Bob-Stormer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 10:15 PM   #15
Tech Elite
 
corallyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Edmonds, Wash
Posts: 4,564
Trader Rating: 99 (100%+)
Default

Bob,

As my brother and I found out many years ago the first time we met you at Raceway Hobbies......you are 1 of a kind.

You should post that in any thread here on Rctech when it gets too serious, it would bring the tension down for sure.

Steve Curry
corallyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brushless 9.5 rtr, Lipo pack, Elite 1500 pack, 18t alum parts NIB maddog2099 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 3 09-02-2008 07:09 AM
IB 4200 6 Cell Pack Nice Pack Good Numbers 27.00 Shipped rcdreamer95 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 03-02-2008 12:55 PM
Charging 3pk battery pack (8 cell 2400mah Venom NIMH pack) mcgmark Electric On-Road 2 11-06-2006 08:57 AM
RC18T w/Baja Motor, 6Cell Matched Pack, 7Cell Pack JustBuggin R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 05-08-2006 01:27 AM
JR R-1 800mAh battery pack, charger cord [Tx & Rx pack], (8) 700mAh Nicads + cradle Tom G R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 08-17-2004 03:46 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:42 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net