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Old 09-13-2003, 03:42 PM   #16
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Stock sedan on carpet w/foams:
I do the same as Jimmy. "Except" Before my first charge of the day I equalize the cells in a tray (no fan). I charge at 6 amps with a .03 and peak with same unless it is very soon after the initial charge I will peak with only a .01 cut off. I try to run my packs 2 times in a day with a good 1.5 + hour wait between runs. Basically practice with them and then qualify/race with them.

Mod sedan on carpet w/foams:
Same as above, but charge at 5 amps instead of 6. Sometimes I do not run the pack 2 times in a day. All depends on run time of the pack. On that second charge the pack loses a little run time, but voltage goes up and ir goes down. I do not always feel and see that slight loss, but if I am close on run time I will only run it 1 time to be safe. 7, 8, and 9 turns on the rug will dump any pack

Just my $.02. Give the Fukuyama Racing cells a shot. Awesome performance, awesome company, and an awesome price. There is nothing else.
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Old 09-14-2003, 08:16 PM   #17
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Unless you are a pro driver, you won't feel a diff between some batteries that are 1.15v, 1.16v, or 1.17v. My favorite pack is a 1.13v pack because it seems to have a better punch than my 1.15 and 1.16v packs and it keeps up with guys with 1.18v pack easily. Driving skill is all that matters.
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Jimmy, do you think you might have some more packs of 1.17's in by December? I'm ok on my cells for now, but I would like to buy one more good pack right before the Novak TC race in Janurary...
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Old 09-14-2003, 10:11 PM   #19
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Jimmy, do you think you might have some more packs of 1.17's in by December? I'm ok on my cells for now, but I would like to buy one more good pack right before the Novak TC race in Janurary...
We will definately have some 1.17s by december. We're cranking out the 1.17s now so in a week or two, we should see some nice yields. Just got a few cases with not low 1.18s, but high 1.18s close to 19s..... WOW!


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Unless you are a pro driver, you won't feel a diff between some batteries that are 1.15v, 1.16v, or 1.17v. My favorite pack is a 1.13v pack because it seems to have a better punch than my 1.15 and 1.16v packs and it keeps up with guys with 1.18v pack easily. Driving skill is all that matters.
I have to disagree here. There is a different in torque level since lower IR=higher punch. When running a brushless motor, the voltage is very obvious. Those bashing in the street might not feel much difference being the surface is not quite High Traction.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Jimmy Fukuyama
I have to disagree here. There is a different in torque level since lower IR=higher punch. When running a brushless motor, the voltage is very obvious. Those bashing in the street might not feel much difference being the surface is not quite High Traction.

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Jimmy makes a good point here, voltage can have a larger impact on the brushless motors.

I personally feel the difference in cell voltage comes down to the type of racing and skill of the driver. For a newbie driving an offroad truck on a poorly maintained track, the extra voltage will be wasted. For a sponsored driver running a touring car on high-traction carpet, they will absolutley notice the difference. Most people fall somewhat in between.

It's always a tough call of price/performance which comes down to each individual racer. I always tell people to remember all the races they ran in the past year and think of how many of them (if any) they would have placed higher in if they're car had a little bit more punch. That should provide a good reference to make a decision.

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