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2015 Trains and Lanes Outdoor Offroad Racing - Easton, PA

Old 03-11-2015, 10:16 PM
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Just purchased another tractor the for doing track maintenance this year. If one was good.... two's got to be better

There's a bunch of other improvements coming this year.... stay tuned

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Great job on your schedule this year. Sat & Sun Races gives a lot of options to racers and the fact your closed for the series races at other tracks speaks volumes of how you support rc racing in this region in general. Can't wait to check out t&L this year.
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man that would be a pain to type in the search box when looking for that thread
Lol. Yea. That was my first choice too. Guess I'll have to come up w/a shorter name haha.
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Originally Posted by DAK MACH View Post
Just purchased another tractor the for doing track maintenance this year. If one was good.... two's got to be better

There's a bunch of other improvements coming this year.... stay tuned
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Looking to buy a new charger was thinking about the hitec x4..any input would be great
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The x4 is a great charger for doing all of your smaller charging like receiver packs, glow ignitors, 2s packs, and starter boxes, but it falls short on guts when charging 4s packs as it will only charge them at 3.3 amps. Takes the better part of two hours to charge an ebuggy pack. If you use two 2s packs in your car, it's not too bad.
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Originally Posted by DAK MACH View Post
The x4 is a great charger for doing all of your smaller charging like receiver packs, glow ignitors, 2s packs, and starter boxes, but it falls short on guts when charging 4s packs as it will only charge them at 3.3 amps. Takes the better part of two hours to charge an ebuggy pack. If you use two 2s packs in your car, it's not too bad.
Talk to me dak....what do Iwant then? I will be charging both 2s and 4s
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Is there an advantage from 4s over 2x2s? My hobbywing setup I just picked up is already set up for twin packs but was gonna switch over
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2015 Regional Schedule had been updated.
http://tandlracing.com/index.php/rac...onal-schedule/
this is the best post ever!
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Originally Posted by Talon8T View Post
Talk to me dak....what do Iwant then? I will be charging both 2s and 4s
There are a lot of newer chargers out there that I haven't messed around with but I'm sure someone will chime in. To me, anything that will charge a 4s at 10A is a pretty good choice if you run electric 1/8 scale. I use an x4 for all the smaller stuff and a Dynamite Passport Ultraforce for the 4S packs.

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Is there an advantage from 4s over 2x2s? My hobbywing setup I just picked up is already set up for twin packs but was gonna switch over
The advantage of running 2x2S is charging and reusing your 1/10 packs from over the winter. The disadvantage is they are typically heavier and the wiring is tougher to do clean and fit under the tighter bodies. I'm sure there are other pros and cons, but either way (2x2S or 1x4S) works just fine for most applications..... your choice.
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Yup. One-stop shop for what's going on within a couple hours of Trains and Lanes for anyone looking to travel to neighboring tracks, Sizzler Series or Region 2 Series races. Ed keeps everything nice and tidy and easy to follow in one location for us.

There also a link to that page and other useful stuff in the second post of this thread to help get folks there real easy http://www.rctech.net/forum/13823134-post2.html

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Call me crazy but I got a $69.00 Imax 80w charger charges up to 6 amps and it charged up my 4s fully fast doing a 5200 mah at 5.3 amps.
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I agree with Dak and I wouldn't go any lower than 10amp on a charger. I have bought about 3 separate chargers because Ive needed more power or have experimented with higher cell lipos. Best bet is to go above your expectations (if you can afford it). The other thing to consider is if you also will need a power supply or not. Most likely if you are going to charge higher than 10 amps, then you will need one. Otherwise you would just use ac/dc.

My last purchase was a Cellpro Powerlab 8 and I couldn't be happier. Its overkill but I won't need another charger for a long time. I did have to buy a power supply and went with a Protek Super pro 1000. You can buy pc power supplies for much cheaper but I didn't want to risk it. Here is the link for my charger and they also have a powerlab 6 which is a bit cheaper and would be a nice charger as well.

http://www.amain.com/revolectrix-cel...ombo-4/p195489
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i have the Hyperion Eos 730i Net3 7S can charge a 4s 6500mah at 20amps in under 20min but i wouldn't recommend to do that all the time but if you are going to get a charger and 1 that needs a power supply make sure you get 1 that is double your max watts output on your charger
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