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Old 02-02-2011, 09:56 AM   #796
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Kamikaze, will you have the Capricorn parts listed on the commerce site?
I am looking to get some parts, hard to get them here...
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:01 AM   #797
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Kamikaze, will you have the Capricorn parts listed on the commerce site?
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Kamikaze does have parts in stock. You can call or email Sam the parts you need.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:26 AM   #798
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Kamikaze, will you have the Capricorn parts listed on the commerce site?
I am looking to get some parts, hard to get them here...
Dan was correct, I do have parts for the Capricorn, just email me what you need, I just couldn't get the proper pictures to update the website just yet, that is why I did this:http://kamikazercracing.com/proddetail.php?prod=CALL
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:30 AM   #799
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Cool!

Aren't sway bars standard for front and rear? What's so special about them in the limited edition?

Oh and in the battery holder what size battery can I fit? are there special packs or will my NiMH 6 cell fit?
You can fit either a NiMh 6v battery pack or a Life 6,6v pack (that is lighter than the NiMh one).
The NiMh pack is easier to care: if you buy the LiFe one (can find it on the Cap site) you will also need a battery charger able to manage that type of battery. You will not need a regulator.

The third choice is a LiPo pack. But you have to own a LiPo charger and also put a regulator on the car, which means more wires on your Lab (I don't think it's a good thing)
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You can fit either a NiMh 6v battery pack or a Life 6,6v pack (that is lighter than the NiMh one).
The NiMh pack is easier to care: if you buy the LiFe one (can find it on the Cap site) you will also need a battery charger able to manage that type of battery. You will not need a regulator.

The third choice is a LiPo pack. But you have to own a LiPo charger and also put a regulator on the car, which means more wires on your Lab (I don't think it's a good thing)
LiPo scares me and I know very little about LiFe. I know LiPo is very high maintenance in terms of charging, discharging and storing. NiMH is so simple to use. I just charge it until it is full and then I run it until it is dead. At least I am sure it won't explode in the process.
Is LiFe more forgiving the LiPo or will I need to worry about minimum volts, charging times and storage?
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LiPo scares me and I know very little about LiFe. I know LiPo is very high maintenance in terms of charging, discharging and storing. NiMH is so simple to use. I just charge it until it is full and then I run it until it is dead. At least I am sure it won't explode in the process.
Is LiFe more forgiving the LiPo or will I need to worry about minimum volts, charging times and storage?
I use a 6.6v life. You dont have to worry about voltage regulators. You get run time like a lipo and the life span is almost as good. They are safer to charge as they have no risk of exploding if over charged/discharged. They also dont mind being run flat (unlike a lipo), however this is not good practise anyway. You will need a life charger though. Some people charge with a lipo charger, I don't.
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I use a 6.6v life. You dont have to worry about voltage regulators. You get run time like a lipo and the life span is almost as good. They are safer to charge as they have no risk of exploding if over charged/discharged. They also dont mind being run flat (unlike a lipo), however this is not good practise anyway. You will need a life charger though. Some people charge with a lipo charger, I don't.

cool. thanks for the info. i will definitely look into it

http://www.modelsport.co.uk/index.php?product_id=36856

will this one fit or is it too big?
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cool. thanks for the info. i will definitely look into it

http://www.modelsport.co.uk/index.php?product_id=36856

will this one fit or is it too big?
I would go for this one -

http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/car...h-6-6v__1209e/

This is what I use and it fits in my Serpent with ease.

I know that higher voltage recievers are available now so using a lipo without a regulator is possible. You would also be able to take advantage of the high voltage servo's that are starting to appear. I don't know anyone who is using them yet though. I am very 'pro' Futaba for radio's and I'm sure they don't make a high voltage reciever yet, so a 6.6v life for me is a better option than using lipo.
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I would go for this one -

http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/car...h-6-6v__1209e/

This is what I use and it fits in my Serpent with ease.

I know that higher voltage recievers are available now so using a lipo without a regulator is possible. You would also be able to take advantage of the high voltage servo's that are starting to appear. I don't know anyone who is using them yet though. I am very 'pro' Futaba for radio's and I'm sure they don't make a high voltage reciever yet, so a 6.6v life for me is a better option than using lipo.
Here is another 1450mAh alternative: http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_i...ducts_id=18240 . LiFe batteries are coming down in price.

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i have bought a pair of savox low profile servos for the C01. They are rated at 6v. Will 6.6v be ok with them?
I am more concerned about the dimensions of the battery pack. So even a 6 cell NiMH will fit in the battery slot of the car? I already got a couple that I use with my TT01. I might as well stick with those for a while.
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i have bought a pair of savox low profile servos for the C01. They are rated at 6v. Will 6.6v be ok with them?
I am more concerned about the dimensions of the battery pack. So even a 6 cell NiMH will fit in the battery slot of the car? I already got a couple that I use with my TT01. I might as well stick with those for a while.
Your servo's will be fine. The pack I mentioned above is very slim and will do an hour main easily. I'm swapping out my current servo's for Savox in next month or two, awesome servo's!
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ah, i noticed a difference. those packs have a 3 pin plug that goes straight to the receiver. the battery packs i got, have a tamiya plug so they won't do without an adapter.
hmmm, it seems i will have to buy a new pack then.
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Just use a NiMah 1700 reciever pack and you'll be fine the car is already under weight no need to lighten it any more. Also a NiMah doesn't require a new charger. Also are u confusing a reciever pack for a stick pack used in electic cars?? As I don't see a rx pack having those big Tamiya plugs???
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ah, i noticed a difference. those packs have a 3 pin plug that goes straight to the receiver. the battery packs i got, have a tamiya plug so they won't do without an adapter.
hmmm, it seems i will have to buy a new pack then.
The white connector is a balance tab for use when charging.

I cut the black connector off from my LiFe and hardwired it directly to a Futaba switch. Makes it tidy and also easy to charge as the charge tab from the switch can be made accessible by fastening to top or side of radio plate.
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ah, i noticed a difference. those packs have a 3 pin plug that goes straight to the receiver. the battery packs i got, have a tamiya plug so they won't do without an adapter.
hmmm, it seems i will have to buy a new pack then.
You can get crimp-on receiver connectors to replace the Tamiya plug, but it works just as well to use the plugs of a discarded battery or servo, and solder it onto the battery wires. The latter method is not quite as neat only.

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