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Old 01-19-2010, 11:54 AM   #661
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So, with a 1-cell LiPo with the Tekin ESC with v203, what should one do, run the Novak Smart Boost or find a small, decent milliamp battery pack to use for the RX?
Neither. Use the booster here:

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I've yet to hear of one failing.

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:13 PM   #662
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Wanted to order the Epic Li-Fe 220mah receiver pack but they are out of stock. Where else can I get this pack or something similiar in the U.S.?
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:16 PM   #663
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My Novak booster worked for two heats after upgrading to version 203. A friend running oval also had problems running the booster in question. And there are multiple instances of other people having problems. I would recommend a LIFE receiver pack as it's almost the perfect voltage for the RX.
Thanks for the advise. Makes me wish that I held off buying my Novak Smart Boost.
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Yeah, dont run the Novak booster with v203. I've been running the TQ booster with v 200 and now with v203 and have had no problems what so ever. The only time i might think about running a rx pack would be at a big race.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:22 PM   #665
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Some say Novak booster will work, others say a LiFE Pack will work... LoL, too many mixed thoughts.

I will be running a 10.5 Redline Motor. Usually our mains are 10 mins. So thats something I have to keep in mind.

I will be running the Tekin ESC Pro with v203.
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you will never get 100% agreement. but I can tell you this. there is probably 100% that a rx pack will work with v203. the only thing you have to worry about with a rx pack is that the battery fails. generally you will find that out when you charge
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Everything would be alot easier if they just made a LiFe (6.6V) with the dimensions and the mah that a 1/12th car needs....
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My Novak booster worked for two heats after upgrading to version 203. A friend running oval also had problems running the booster in question. And there are multiple instances of other people having problems. I would recommend a LIFE receiver pack as it's almost the perfect voltage for the RX.
LiFe receiver pack is the way to go unless...

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Neither. Use the booster here:

http://www.rcdynamics.co.uk/

Review written by me:

http://www.carsrcracing.co.uk/?p=183

I've yet to hear of one failing.

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Everything would be alot easier if they just made a LiFe (6.6V) with the dimensions and the mah that a 1/12th car needs....
Voltage would allow the cars to be faster than they are now. People are already saying that the slowest nationally recognized (U.S.) class is too fast for beginners. We are looking to draw in new racers, not keep them at bay.
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Voltage would allow the cars to be faster than they are now. People are already saying that the slowest nationally recognized (U.S.) class is too fast for beginners. We are looking to draw in new racers, not keep them at bay.
Wouldn't it be easier to have a 6.6V battery and have a regulator that drops it down to 4.8V, than a 3.7V with a booster to 4.8V?

And if they can't control it... theres always slower motors...

But you do have a point.
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the slowest motor is a 21.5. last I heard that was as much wire they could put into the can. and I would bet with the torque the 21.5 generate with anything more then a 1cell (3.7) it will still be too fast.
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Voltage would allow the cars to be faster than they are now. People are already saying that the slowest nationally recognized (U.S.) class is too fast for beginners. We are looking to draw in new racers, not keep them at bay.
Also realize that unless there is some stablility in battery spec for 1/12th racers will keep away. We are just rounding the corner on people accepting 1S LiPo, and boosters/packs. I think its a solid setup.

I have a $4.00 HobbyCity booster (same thing as the TQcells...) that has worked great with my Tekin and Novak GTB before it for roughly 2 points series now (about 7 months of racing).
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Thanks for the advise. Makes me wish that I held off buying my Novak Smart Boost.
I have a novak smart boost that sucked right out of the gate. it would go into LiPo protection mode way easily with a 10.5T motor, and in general was heavy, and cumbersome. Just a pretty over the top design. Either that or mine is bad.
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Yeah, dont run the Novak booster with v203. I've been running the TQ booster with v 200 and now with v203 and have had no problems what so ever. The only time i might think about running a rx pack would be at a big race.
+1 on the TQ booster - no problems whatsoever, regardless of the firmware being used.

Does anyone know if there's a US distributor importing the RC Dynamics booster? I might want to try one of those since the voltage output is a little higher, and I can't use a 2S LiPo receiver pack since my receiver won't handle the extra voltage w/o a regulator.
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I have a novak smart boost that sucked right out of the gate. it would go into LiPo protection mode way easily with a 10.5T motor, and in general was heavy, and cumbersome. Just a pretty over the top design. Either that or mine is bad.
I wanted to go with a RX pack but let a fellow racing friend talk me into buying a Smart Boost. Now that I am prepping to get a Tekin ESC for my car, the Boost will be useless and that is $30 more down the hole. That is a set of tires for my car I have to now look at in my pit box being unused.
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