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Old 01-23-2006, 06:11 PM   #181
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So I just tried the tape. Its not going to work. The battery slides all over the place b/c it really only holds it down on the top and the top half of the sides. It cant hold it on the bottom and the slots for the tape are wider then the battery. I hope Tower takes this back

One dimension I forgot was the length. The lipo is about .1 in longer then a 3300 pack.
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:52 PM   #182
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Did you try zip ties, or maybe velcro? It's a rectangle, there's gotta be a way to mount it. I'm ordering one soon, and I garuntee that thing will fit in my pro 4! I'll make it work! I'll have one slick machine with the brushless system...and I'll have pizza while everyone else is wrenching...
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:58 PM   #183
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Old 01-23-2006, 07:03 PM   #184
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I assume servo tape might work to keep it locked down? Dunno. Sounds like too much work for me if Im going to be taking it out.
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How about getting some lexan, plastic, or some other flat material and cut it to match the battery slot size in the chassis, the use 2X tape to hold the plastic plates to the bottom of the battery, position them whever you want the CG of the battery to be. It will give the battery some way to grab on the bottom without sliding. I'd still use tape to hold it in, and removeing it would be easy. Maybe just 2 plates where the 1st cell would sit, and 6th cell would sit would be enough. just a idea.......
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Yeah I was thinking if I cut some pieces of lexan to the shape of the outer two battery slots then it would help hold it in. Ill try to pick some up tomorrow and see what happens.
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Just to see if the idea will work, try a penny, nickle or whatever to see if it gives the underside of the battery some "teeth". Maybe someone will make a plastic plate with battery "humps" to keep it from sliding around.
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hey or8ital, if u are interested to let the pack go, check your pm
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:25 PM   #189
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Quick dumb Q... Could this charger feasibly charge the Platinum?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHNW5&P=0
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:23 AM   #190
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Quick dumb Q... Could this charger feasibly charge the Platinum?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHNW5&P=0
Nope...that's a charger for park fliers with smaller capacity cells. Just get an ICE, they're 110-120 bucks and they work SWEET.
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It would "work" but it would take 5+ hours from dead (6v). I know a guy with the ICE and the AstroFlight 109 who are very satisfied. If I had a power supply (AC to DC) and needed motor-run, lathe operation, peak detection, fancy printouts, etc. you could go with any of the popular chargers. (all of those features are obsoloete for the modern racer).

However, there should be "balancing" chargers out there soon. For 1, 2, 3 and 4+ Cell LiPos. Thank you!

The only reason I build my own LiPo chargers right now is because nobody makes the charger I want. All LiPo chargers (of <10 Amp capacity) are all DC only. Don't make me haul around a power supply to charge my LiPos please. AC (with rectifier) is just fine to charge LiPo. (110v*10A = 1100VA) We don't need no stinkin precision power supplies anymore with LiPo (vs NiMh) since it is not "peak" based. Somebody come out with a 1-10 Cell, 1-10 Amp AC/DC LiPo. When I can find a VPS24-5400 at a local my surplus supplier for $4, you're gonna have to work for charger and for my dollar.

Ah, what the heck, just to kick these Capitalist LiPo Manufacturering Pigs into gear, I'll even give 'em a web site to build your own LiPo Charger:

http://www.flyelectric.ukgateway.net/lithium.htm

If you Capitalist Manufacturers need an explainiton of theory, please contact me.

I've been using this charger in one form of another for 3 years. LiPo charging is SO simple compared to NiMhs or NiCds. Knowledge is Power.
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Has anyone used the ICE with the platinum? How well does it work?
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Couple of more product suggestions:

- If possible put some fasteners built-in to the case that would allow you to screw the battery to the chassis. How cool would that be, no more tape and a perfect hold. Obviously car manufacturers would have to account for that but they wont unless they are put on the product.

- Sell some kind of piece that can be attached to the bottom of the case that would have grooves like a 6-cell battery. It would help hold the battery in place. The flat case on a flat chassis causes the battery to move around quite a bit, even with it taped into place.



I charged it on my ICE last night. I was confused. The charger beeped and didnt show it was still charging but didnt show it had ended either. When I disconnected the cables it barked at me. Not sure what was going on there.
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Has anyone used the ICE with the platinum? How well does it work?
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Works great. Just set it to Li-Po, 2-cell, 4800mah and let 'er rip.

For some reason, mine freaked out the first time and gave me an output voltage error, but I just unplugged the charger, reset it and let everything zero out...it's been flawless since.

When it's totally done, it says "end cc/cv"...but it doesn't matter if you wait until then It will charge pretty fast to almost full (the "cc" part) and it takes a while to finish (the "cv" part) as the current drops. Very friendly deal.
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I read that a balancing charger isn't needed, but can help extend the service life. This charger says it's got the balancing function:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKRR4&P=0

If and when I upgrade to li-po, I'm prolly gonna go with the ICE. 3 of my race buddies have them, and they work great. I just want to know as much about li-po as possible.
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