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Old 10-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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Finally got round to building my M-05 Mini cooper after its been sat for 10 months!

Anyway, after cutting the body shell incorrectly( i cut off the wheel arches by accident so now need a new shell!) finally powered it all up and took it for a spin. Ive modded it slightly and put some led lights in the front and the rear, these are powered by a independant 9v battery.
I seem to have a problem. After running the car for no longer than 10 minutes it seemed to enter limp mode. It would jolt forward every now and then but the throttle wouldnt work. Once i had turned it off and on again and left it for a while it calmed down and drove normally.
Any ideas? Its done it 3-4 times today.
Its a basic setup that came with the kit, apart from the lights its not customised in any way(yet!!)

Any help appreciated

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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You don't say what type of battery your using and it's capacity, but it sounds like its run out of power.
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You don't say what type of battery your using and it's capacity, but it sounds like its run out of power.
its a ansmann 2000 battery. that was my first thought but i put it on charge, after 10 minutes the charger says its full, therefore to me doesnt seem to be a battery problem?
i am currently trying another charger, the annoying part is if it is the battery its only getting 30 minutes use max before it needs a charge
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30 min runtime on a 2000 is pretty good.
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30 min runtime on a 2000 is pretty good.
serious? I have been looking at other batteries actually but wasnt sure what to go for!
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yes-a 2000 mah batt is very conservative,I run 4000 mah lipo minimum.But I race mine.30 min is pushing it for me with a 4000 with race gearing(20 tooth).I think I would burn up a silvercan in 30min.
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