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Old 01-27-2006, 08:07 PM   #211
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I tried to start a class like that where I race. No one seemed interested. I was surprised. They want a rubber tire / brushless but no lipo.
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Old 01-27-2006, 08:09 PM   #212
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I tried to start a class like that where I race. No one seemed interested. I was surprised. They want a rubber tire / brushless but no lipo.
It will come. People just want the advantages, but many will still want a reduction in racing costs.
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:06 AM   #213
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Yes it will come for sure ! On many tracks it is already allowed.
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:31 PM   #214
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Take a look at this link - scroll to the bottom of the page and check out the charger - it looks like a direct copy of the ICE

ICE - look a like

Are Yokomo and Duratrax related?

Anyone know the differences?

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Old 01-28-2006, 03:42 PM   #215
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Take a look at this link - scroll to the bottom of the page and check out the charger - it looks like a direct copy of the ICE

ICE - look a like

Are Yokomo and Duratrax related?

Anyone know the differences?

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Looks like they're "related" now.
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Old 01-28-2006, 04:08 PM   #216
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They are not related, but this is just an OEM product.
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Old 01-28-2006, 04:21 PM   #217
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They are not related, but this is just an OEM product.
Yup, Duratrax just buy them from the same company as Yokomo.

Every notice that Orion and LRP chargers are very similar to Much More chargers
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And they say nuance is wasted on the internet...

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Old 01-29-2006, 04:19 AM   #219
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Team Orion Advantage is awesome !
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I Finally got a chance to figure out my charger and run this battery this weekend, first I set my 16x8v6 on 2 cells, when I tried 1 cell it would shut off immediately, set at 4.8 amp and let er rip. I watched it till the end then noticed it dropped down to 1.6 amp and stayed there maybe 8 minutes more before beeping done. Battery didnt get warm at all.
I tried it out in my T4 with sphere brushless, and consistantly lap after lap it had the same punch with ballistic speed. After about 10 min I pulled it in since the motor and ESC were getting a bit warm. Might have to take a few teeth off the pinion for the extended run time and add a cooling fan to the ESC. Overall I'm very pleased and can say this is the very next item sanctioning body's must write in the rule book. I for one am limiting my future purchases of "old technology" NiMah's, to get another pack or 2 of li-po's!!!!
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Has somebody reached 20 min ???
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I have a couple of these on the way now and I have a question about durability. I'll be running these in an offroad ST and basically everyone says to inspect for damage after every crash. What would be considered a hard enough crash in an offroad to cause concern? I mean if you nosedive off a jump and land bumper down or upside down, do you stop and check? or if you cartwheel and pop a turnbuckle or break an arm, is that enough to be concerned?
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You need not worry, you'd would have to crash hard enough to crack the outer casing to even be concerned, (aint going to happen). Maybe onroad if someone t-boned you at full speed directly on the battery side, maybe but still a streatch. These new packs are bulletproof.
The info you were given was probably from the old days of li-po from airplane guys, who crashed and burned. The new orion platinum is a all new safer materials, specifically for R/C car use. I'm glad orion stepped up to the plate with these, they've got a real winner in my book. Once you use these you'll never want to go back to NiMah's period.
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That's what I thought but was a bit concerned. Got two on the way and can't wait to try them out.

What is the method that people are hooking these to their esc? Are you putting the Orion connectors directly on your battery leads and plugging straight in or making leads with another connector (deans, etc) that stay plugged into the battery?
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The best way is to use the Team Orion twisted connectors. They have zero loss and will make a very clean and good job.
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