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Old 04-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Cool lipo reciever pack

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I want to switch to lipo receiver pack for my on-road cars, so what to I need to do this? Oh.. my cars are Mugen Mrx 4x and Xray nt1. So let me what gear I need charger etc.

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Old 04-07-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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A LiPO regulator springs to mind if you dont have Servos and Reciever that support 7.4V

I run a MRG-5A from MuchMore



http://www.muchmoreracing.com/index....oducts_id=1063

You will also need a decent charger that supports LiPO Batteries. You can pick one of these up from your Local Hobby Supplier.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:38 AM   #3
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Why don't you switch to LiFe. You won't need a regulator. Hence less clutter in your car and less things to go wrong.
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Why don't you switch to LiFe. You won't need a regulator. Hence less clutter in your car and less things to go wrong.
+1 life. It is good for on road and saves ur money. U can charge a life with lipo charger or life which is depended on ur charger type
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:33 AM   #5
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Use a LiFe...they work great and less to go wrong..been using them for 2 years without problems...
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For God sake ready all instructions.
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i use a lipo and it last forever....with a regulator 2300mah liop is like a 3000mah LiFe
this is the lipo i use:

and my shepherd isnt cluttered heres a pic:

i also use a low voltage alarm for the lipo
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LiFe battery for sure.

Lipo must use voltage regulator, and the problem using lipo in nitro car is the chance of getting involve with problems I describe below :
1. Cheap made voltage regulator produce low amp, which is not adequate to power high amp servos.
2. Cheap made volatge regulator probably dont last long.
3. Extra wiring and connections.
4. Fuel spills mishap >>> electrical problems.
5. Voltage regulator clutter the car's look, like in the foto above.
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You are right on those points but you can have some of those even if you are not using a LiPO.

Personally in this hobby I avoid using anything with the word "Cheap" in it.

As for extra wires and connectors... if you solder it good and properly you end up with a neat looking setup.

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You are right on those points but you can have some of those even if you are not using a LiPO.

Personally in this hobby I avoid using anything with the word "Cheap" in it.

As for extra wires and connectors... if you solder it good and properly you end up with a neat looking setup.

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Nice job Flynia, you think I'd get one of those to fit down the side of a G4+08?

Model, type?
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Nice job Flynia, you think I'd get one of those to fit down the side of a G4+08?

Model, type?
Thanks Blis

Thats the LRP LiPo RX PACK AAA HUMP 1700 RX 7.4v. The setup has changed a little though as I have mounted a HiTEC Low Profile Servo for the throttle which allows me to put the regulator across from the battery. I'll have to upload a picture when I have it apart next.

The battery might fit in the G4 08' but I reckon it would be a tight fit as the 502 based G4 Series tends to have a very small space for the battery. It might be best seeing if someone can make a custom pack for it.
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