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Old 09-22-2009, 09:29 PM
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Thanks all for the speedo advice. It looks like it will at least make due for me .

Now, I'm looking at upgrading to Lipo from NiMH. I already have a lipo-capable charger with balancer, so I'm set on that end. What's more important for me as a racer, mah or C-rating? I'm fairly sure it's C-rating for power, and I don't need a lot of mah for racing. But how much is enough? 3200 mah? 3800 mah? More?

These are the three batteries I was browsing:
- TrakPower 2S 30C 3600 mah
- ProTek 2S 30C 3800 mah
- SMC 2S 24C 5200 mah

I was leaning towards the ProTek.

Does anybody have experience with TrakPower, ProTek, or SMC? I'm hoping to find a company that has good customer service in case I have any problems (otherwise, I would just go the Zippy route).

Hopefully I'll run out of questions soon .
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I feel special. I took a pic of my radio wrap. Made a avitar. And another team guy has it now. Haha. You have a mi4?
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jolson88
Thanks all for the speedo advice. It looks like it will at least make due for me .

Now, I'm looking at upgrading to Lipo from NiMH. I already have a lipo-capable charger with balancer, so I'm set on that end. What's more important for me as a racer, mah or C-rating? I'm fairly sure it's C-rating for power, and I don't need a lot of mah for racing. But how much is enough? 3200 mah? 3800 mah? More?

These are the three batteries I was browsing:
- TrakPower 2S 30C 3600 mah
- ProTek 2S 30C 3800 mah
- SMC 2S 24C 5200 mah

I was leaning towards the ProTek.

Does anybody have experience with TrakPower, ProTek, or SMC? I'm hoping to find a company that has good customer service in case I have any problems (otherwise, I would just go the Zippy route).

Hopefully I'll run out of questions soon .
I would say of the 3 packs your looking at the Protek would be the best, it just a re-taged IP 3800 pack from Trinity, its a really good lipo, I run the 5000mah version.
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Originally Posted by jolson88
Thanks all for the speedo advice. It looks like it will at least make due for me .

Now, I'm looking at upgrading to Lipo from NiMH. I already have a lipo-capable charger with balancer, so I'm set on that end. What's more important for me as a racer, mah or C-rating? I'm fairly sure it's C-rating for power, and I don't need a lot of mah for racing. But how much is enough? 3200 mah? 3800 mah? More?

These are the three batteries I was browsing:
- TrakPower 2S 30C 3600 mah
- ProTek 2S 30C 3800 mah
- SMC 2S 24C 5200 mah

I was leaning towards the ProTek.

Does anybody have experience with TrakPower, ProTek, or SMC? I'm hoping to find a company that has good customer service in case I have any problems (otherwise, I would just go the Zippy route).

Hopefully I'll run out of questions soon .

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I think I'll be coming up to hangar 30 tomorrow nite and I've the IP 3800 you can try out...franko

what batteries connector from the ESC do you have in your TC?
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Goingfast
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I think I'll be coming up to hangar 30 tomorrow nite and I've the IP 3800 you can try out...franko

what batteries connector from the ESC do you have in your TC?
Hey Franko the next race isnt until the 14th of Oct just an FYI
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Originally Posted by Goingfast
what batteries connector from the ESC do you have in your TC?
I'm running Deans. But as Rdog mentioned, the next race isn't until the 14th. And that would be great. There's a couple of other racers that have also volunteered to have me check some batteries out.

I think for my upcoming trip though down to Timezone II and RC Plus (going on vacation to Portland for the first week of October), I'm going to just use my Novak 17.5 with my Mamba Max. Should be good enough for those races since I'm a newb anyways and won't be able to be "competitive" in Stock anyways .

Thanks Franko!
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Originally Posted by Rdog
Hey Franko the next race isnt until the 14th of Oct just an FYI
He's coming anyway!!!!!!
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He's coming anyway!!!!!!
your killing me...lol
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Originally Posted by Rdog
Hey Franko the next race isnt until the 14th of Oct just an FYI

Thanks Rdog
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Originally Posted by jolson88
Thanks all for the speedo advice. It looks like it will at least make due for me .

Now, I'm looking at upgrading to Lipo from NiMH. I already have a lipo-capable charger with balancer, so I'm set on that end. What's more important for me as a racer, mah or C-rating? I'm fairly sure it's C-rating for power, and I don't need a lot of mah for racing. But how much is enough? 3200 mah? 3800 mah? More?

These are the three batteries I was browsing:
- TrakPower 2S 30C 3600 mah
- ProTek 2S 30C 3800 mah
- SMC 2S 24C 5200 mah

I was leaning towards the ProTek.

Does anybody have experience with TrakPower, ProTek, or SMC? I'm hoping to find a company that has good customer service in case I have any problems (otherwise, I would just go the Zippy route).

Hopefully I'll run out of questions soon .
I can only speak on trakpower with micro packs, but they have good responsive customer service.
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As we look forward to the prospect of new carpet later in the season, larger layouts, and the requisite lane dividers, I would like to reiterate a light-is-right philosophy as regards our track hardware. I was very encouraged by the way the dots worked out in the infield this past Sunday (not the least was it cool to watch cars F1 over them with their inside tires as they took the turn at speed.)

At our next race I think we will replace the flapper at the end of the sweeper (infield entrance) with a short row of dots. And over time, I think we will be well-served to use the least amount of pipe possible. I am not advocating for getting rid of all pipe dividers, it clearly has its place. But I think what we are used to, and what we actually need diverged at some point in the misty past.

Check the "dividers" on this track in the upcoming Euro Pan Series. This is a permanent track, and it certainly stands to reason that the club cultivates novices, too.

Anyway, something to ponder.

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but Todd, those outer fence barriers will stop me from doin' the 50ft skid on my lid when I leave the track

glad you brought it up about the dots...very effective, but deadly! kinda made me realize that down here even if we had 2x12 dividers, the driving talent would still find a way over them.....concious effort learning to stay on-course, not just with-in the barriers.....Again, had a blast up there sunday
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Originally Posted by PutAwayWet
Check the "dividers" on this track in the upcoming Euro Pan Series. This is a permanent track, and it certainly stands to reason that the club cultivates novices, too.
That wont work...there would be too little $$ in spare parts sales!
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Come on page 100!

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