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Old 12-22-2009, 01:16 PM   #121
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I can't believe I took the time to read all of this... This is absolutely ridiculous! If the .04 volts you sent your charger away to get adjusted too makes such a night and day difference, we got a lot of potential world champions in this thread.

ROAR makes the rules, like them or hate them its their rules. Are they perfect? No, but who is? I bet half the people here complaining don't go to ROAR events to begin with.
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The only thing this thread is missing is someone suggesting that mod is the answer, someone telling us this is why nitro on-road is better, and someone responding to Matt Howard's predictable post about how off-road is better reminding him about needing a new set of tires every run. Did I miss anything? We should create a bingo card for RC Tech on-road threads.

We're in a downward spiral of self-parody. See you jokers at the bottom.
Well Rick did bring up LiFE

I just want to go back to when we ran 2000's, no-power motors, low traction tires and realistic bodies. In other words when on-road was fun...
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I just want to go back to when we ran 2000's, no-power motors, low traction tires and realistic bodies. In other words when on-road was fun...
back to a time ... before this board was even around ...

(coincidence?)
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back to a time ... before this board was even around ...

(coincidence?)
it is to bad Al Gore can't uninvent the internet.
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Well Rick did bring up LiFE

I just want to go back to when we ran 2000's, no-power motors, low traction tires and realistic bodies. In other words when on-road was fun...
I had actually written than modified is an alternative but deleted it before posting.
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why do you discharge your lipos?
Isn't that how you race?? At least that's what i learned from nimh.

but i do check them to see if they have fallen off, or for long term storage.
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LiFe batteries are looking more and more attractive.
would slow things down too, worth another thread..
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LiFe batteries are looking more and more attractive.
How would that change anything?? Sure it would slow it down but for how long? six months maybe less. LiFe is safer but there isn't as many people pushing to their limits.

Please correct me if I'm wrong but didn't this whole voltage rule come in to affect because the oval racers (way more crazy than on-road) figured out how to get 9+,10+ volts in to their batteries?

and by the way if this zero +/- rule going into effect, make sure when you go to check your battery voltage you have you battery mounted in the car. Why? The oval racers also found that when you squeeze a battery the voltage jumps up a little.
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whats really funny is lipo's are not going to be around that long, just look at li-ti's

anybody who can tell me what they are and why they are important gets a cookie.
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li-ti??? ti= titanium, yes?

Anything with titanium in it has got to be cool!
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yup, Lithium-titanate, it can be charged back to 90% of its capacity in under 10mins, and is based on li-on tech, just different chemistry so it is safe as well. also they are around 5000-7000 cycles, but some belive 20,000 not to be that far off. Only thing is they are still working on capacity.
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Well Rick did bring up LiFE

I just want to go back to when we ran 2000's, no-power motors, low traction tires and realistic bodies. In other words when on-road was fun...
I can't imagine showing up to race today with one of my favorite bodies- the Volve 850 Station wagon.
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How would that change anything?? Sure it would slow it down but for how long? six months maybe less. LiFe is safer but there isn't as many people pushing to their limits.

Please correct me if I'm wrong but didn't this whole voltage rule come in to affect because the oval racers (way more crazy than on-road) figured out how to get 9+,10+ volts in to their batteries?

and by the way if this zero +/- rule going into effect, make sure when you go to check your battery voltage you have you battery mounted in the car. Why? The oval racers also found that when you squeeze a battery the voltage jumps up a little.
I am 99% sure that the voltage rules are in place so people don't burn down racetracks and hotels by charging their batteries beyond the safe limit.
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I can't imagine showing up to race today with one of my favorite bodies- the Volve 850 Station wagon.
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