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Old 05-19-2014, 06:24 AM   #406
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I'm really not sure. I've always used bullet connectors because it allows for a much cleaner wiring setup up. This is how I connect my lipos


If you really want to use lipos with deans and the stock tie downs don't clear the wires you can use these carbon fiber lipo straps
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To the new guys at the Toledo track that were having a problem with melting the A-spec battery plugs. I'm not sure if u guys come on this forum but if you do your problem might be with the connectors you guys were using. If you were using banana style plugs to connect the lipos that's most likely your problem. You need to switch your connectors to straight bullets.
Banana style plugs do not make good contact. They cause high resistance and will create a bunch of heat like you experienced. I had the same problem when I first ran the car and used banana style plugs. I switched them out and never had a problem again
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:48 AM   #408
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To the new guys at the Toledo track that were having a problem with melting the A-spec battery plugs. I'm not sure if u guys come on this forum but if you do your problem might be with the connectors you guys were using. If you were using banana style plugs to connect the lipos that's most likely your problem. You need to switch your connectors to straight bullets.
Banana style plugs do not make good contact. They cause high resistance and will create a bunch of heat like you experienced. I had the same problem when I first ran the car and used banana style plugs. I switched them out and never had a problem again
we are changing out batteries too just ordered trakpower packs hopefully that will fix the problem.

this is what we ordered, http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDYAU&P=7

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Old 05-19-2014, 07:29 AM   #409
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Glad u decided to go with trakpowers. Those are like the trakpowers I use but they are the new 5mm plugs which is nice. You should be happy with them.
Like I said I never had luck with cheapo lipos in this car on our track.
You end up wasting a lot more money trying to save money on cheap packs.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:44 AM   #410
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Thanks for the input.
Most likely I will go with TrakPower LiPo 2S 7.4V 6000mAh 80C Hard Case 4mm
then due to same space restriction.
Right now I am running Peaks 5000 mAh 90C for testing.
And found an Old School Z that fit quite well!
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:00 PM   #411
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That Z looks very nice. Was it a Nitro, thus the hole in the windscreen?
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:39 AM   #412
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That Z looks very nice. Was it a Nitro, thus the hole in the windscreen?
Yes and kept well without any burning exhaust hole. The antenna fit well through windshield.
Now with new Sweeps EXP 45, let see how it handles on the weekend.
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Looking for some suggestions on lightening this car up. Currently running in a spec 1/8 class and to make things a little more fair with the gtv's and kyoshos I had to add about 300 g of weight to be legal. But they are getting a pro mod sort of unlimited class together in which I'll be up against some essentially hand built cars that are 600-700 g lighter than the stock 811. Does anyone know of a carbon fiber chassis or lighter parts I can use to get some weight off this car?
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:16 AM   #414
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Looking for some suggestions on lightening this car up. Currently running in a spec 1/8 class and to make things a little more fair with the gtv's and kyoshos I had to add about 300 g of weight to be legal. But they are getting a pro mod sort of unlimited class together in which I'll be up against some essentially hand built cars that are 600-700 g lighter than the stock 811. Does anyone know of a carbon fiber chassis or lighter parts I can use to get some weight off this car?
Not sure how much weight this kit will reduce? http://www.serpent.com/product/600681/

I would think removing the big radio enclosure would help? But I'm sure it would save a bit, then you could always drill some holes in the battery trays or convert them to CF planks and use tape for battery tie downs like the touring cars. I put the kit on this spring so could not really tell a difference. To be honest I bought mainly to make the car easier to work on, I can say the alumn servo mount is lighter then it looks.
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:32 PM   #415
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Default Damaged Spur Gear from pebbles!

Anyone had this happened in running at parking lot while pebbles jammed up spur & pinion?
Design of center diff with a cover and some holes end up trapping pebbles inside & end up destroying the plastic Spur. Does Serpent make a upgrade Spur in metal like Kyosho or I just end up ordering many stock one for this problem from Desoto Racing?
Once my hobby shop starts 1/8 scale racing, It will be brutal.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:03 PM   #416
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Yes they do make a steal spur gear. Check IGThobbies, amain hobbies they both have them along with the plastic
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Yes they do make a steal spur gear. Check IGThobbies, amain hobbies they both have them along with the plastic
Thanks but don't seem to find any steal one made on their site.
I end up ordering from Desoto Racing the Composite type in 46T & 48T.
How come Composite Spurs actually cost less then the original 46T plastic one?
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links to gears:

http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...-Spur-Gear-46T

http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...-Spur-Gear-44T

http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...-Spur-Gear-48T

http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...-Spur-Gear-48T
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Thanks , so I guess Steel is actually stock like this and Composite one I ordered is an upgrade actually?
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Thanks , so I guess Steel is actually stock like this and Composite one I ordered is an upgrade actually?
not an up grade per say, just an option
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