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Old 10-23-2003, 11:24 AM   #1
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maybe the title is misleading. Heard a story from a reliable source who went to the Onroad Worlds a few weeks ago. Said that all the A Team Sponsored drivers were using 1.20 voltage batteries and 460-470 secs runtime.....someone explain to me, were we, the common racer, and backbone of the sport can get such a thing.....just kinda funny...

also the new Orion Revolution motors were only being trued once every 20 races or so as opposed to once every 1 or 2 races on the convential motors....interesting notes i thought i would pass along.
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Old 10-23-2003, 11:28 AM   #2
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Of course sponsored drivers get better batteries, at least at that level they do. There are only so many of those super high number packs that come around and at that level of competition, you need every bit of and edge that you can get to win, which influences what "the common racer" buys at the hobby shop.
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Gabe - I went to OKC to race at Comp a couple of months ago, and we stopped by RC Raceplace since it was the weekend of the ROAR Regionals. After the races were over, we were talking to some of the guys in the hobby shop, and they were telling us that some of the "big boys" have resorted to charging batteries at as little as 4 amps because the batteries were SO strong. They're actually looking for ways to take power out of 'em.

Scary.

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Old 10-23-2003, 11:33 AM   #4
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Losirob- dont know if you remember me...i used to race with all you guys at Wings N things....was supposed to be at the Big race randy had but i was involved in a REAL car accident ont he way there...i should be there for the december 13th race, and will come up a few saturdays before that....lookforward to racing with you guys again...
as for your comment, that is VERY scary......

your right about needing the power for those events.....just funny how we could not even get those kinds of things without breaking into Fort Knox or something lol
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All i have to say is DUH, lol... Why should trinity send some insane cells to some kid running in his backyard with his traxxas and send Brian or Matt some bad cells for the worlds?

Its how it should be. And just so you know, its not random at the big level as well.
At a big race, for each company they give the best cells to the high qualifying driver, and then the second best ot the second best qualifer for that company.

Also ALL battery companies (or at least big ones) black out (like in a CIA document, lol) the numbers on the cells they give out at big races. So no one knows how good the cells they are getting actually are.
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stormperson, im not complaining, i just think its funny. And i never said they should give those batts to kids in the backyard....im saying if people have the money to buy them, they should.....


MO: thats a nice paintjob on that car body? got anymore pics? who did it?
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Thanks, it was painted by a friend of mine who also paints for Lloyd Dassonville (AE), Phillip Atondo (Losi) and Jimmy Jacobson (AE). Give me you e-mail and I can have him contact you if you interested in getting a body painted. The avatar is actually my old paint but the design is still similar. You can see my current paint job on my web site, www.mo-net.ws
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Be sure that those packs were not mathced at 20 amps or somethign. surely that kind of runtime and voltage is easy at that load.

Also, Integy plays with their numbers. They take the "Average" voltage at 5 minutes or 5.5. So, their packs always say some HUGE average voltage numbers.....

Just make sure to compare Apples to Apples.
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Also to add that most of these high voltage packs that the top racers are using are given back for research and analysis to thier sponsors ( reedy, yokomo, trinity, and orion ).
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Its a perk of the job I guess. Factory guys are very competitive and need to win to promote their product. The same is true with smaller matchers, say Fukuyama Racing. They need their guys to win.

And no, I can't give you the specs of the cells I receive
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oh john.. we know you get 1.18s and 1.19s

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Be sure that those packs were not mathced at 20 amps or somethign.
1.20 isn't a very good cell at all, at 20 amps. Of course he is referring to 30amp #s.
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oh john.. we know you get 1.18s and 1.19s
Oh, that's what you think.. I only have 1.15's and still win What's that say?
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HAHA!

Hey john... let me know if you would like a custom Avatar. I make many of them you see here on rctech, like Jimmies
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This thread should be renamed to: Fukuyama Racing II
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