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Old 03-14-2008, 11:57 PM   #496
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Sounds great T.

Keep up the good work

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nice, keep squeezing as much power as you can out of these little suckers!
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:52 PM   #498
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Hey, Guys.

For those of you who have been asking, the new SMC 4000 mAh 28C LiPo drops right into the PHI with 1mm to spare! We'll be adding those to the site shortly. I'll be testing one out on carpet in Kelowna at the end of the month. So far, though, the battery fits beautifully.

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Old 03-27-2008, 05:02 PM   #499
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Hey, Guys.
I am in the process of emergrating to your wonderfull world of BC from the UK where can i race and will i be welcome
Many thanks
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I am in the process of emergrating to your wonderfull world of BC from the UK where can i race and will i be welcome
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Very cool! What city are you moving to?

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Old 03-27-2008, 10:23 PM   #501
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Hey Phil/Trent,

I think I'm pretty behind with regards to lipos and brushless motors and I'm thinking of joining the band wagon.

Maybe one of you can kind of create a guide on how "newbie" can make a wise decision on which one to get. Seems to me, there's some combos to follow

Thanks,
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For those of you who have been asking, the new SMC 4000 mAh 28C LiPo drops right into the PHI with 1mm to spare! We'll be adding those to the site shortly. I'll be testing one out on carpet in Kelowna at the end of the month. So far, though, the battery fits beautifully.

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Old 03-28-2008, 01:29 AM   #502
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Its looking like Vancouver or kamloops .Hope there is somewhere near to race if you can let me know.Cheers

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Its looking like Vancouver or kamloops .Hope there is somewhere near to race if you can let me know.Cheers
You sure you don't want to come to Calgary?
The more guys from the UK here the better !
and we have a good track too....

Seriously though, all the best with the move, I know how challenging it can be. Well worth it though, I haven't yet met anyone who regretted it.
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:05 PM   #504
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What about racing in BC
Thanks for your kind words stulec52

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What about racing in BC
Thanks for your kind words stulec52

Kamloops and Vancouver both have pretty active racing scenes! You won't be disappointed. Kamloops has a fantastic permanent facility just on the outskirts of town - http://www.tvrcrc.com/

Vancouver has a number of active clubs for both on-road and off-road. Check these out:

http://www.overgearedracing.com
http://www.vmar.ca
http://www.camrc.ca
http://www.riversideraceway.ca

Definitely look us up if you come out to the coast!
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:01 PM   #506
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Hey Phil/Trent,

I think I'm pretty behind with regards to lipos and brushless motors and I'm thinking of joining the band wagon.

Maybe one of you can kind of create a guide on how "newbie" can make a wise decision on which one to get. Seems to me, there's some combos to follow

Thanks,
Roy
Hey Roy,

Well - as you said, there's a lot to it, but thankfully, I think a lot of the best products are already bubbling to the top, so it's not as confusing as it has been up to this point.

Here are my current recommendations for guys looking into BL and/or LiPo:

Brushless

There are two real mainstream choices for controllers right now:

LRP TC Sphere - Excellent brushed and brushless performance, easy to set up, runs cool, generally works great
Novak GTB - Slightly "older school" than the new LRP, but still works great.

In general, I am recommending people pick a solid sensored BL controller from one of the big 2 right now. In the next year, there will be a ton of new products and there will be many more choices. Right now though, I wouldn't mess around too much with anything else.

On the motor front:

17.5T = Slightly slower than stock
13.5T = Slightly slower than 19T
10.5T = Slightly faster than 19T
5.5 = Fast mod for indoor TC
4.5 = Fast mod for outdoor TC
3.5 = Nitro killer


LiPo

The big guns have started to pay attention to LiPo - companies that are making, or will soon be making ROAR-legal hardcased LiPo's include Trinity, SMC, TrakPower, Reedy, Tekin, and others.

In general, there is no industry standard rating for LiPo's right now. Companies often quote "C" ratings on the packs to indicate some sort of discharge potential but so far it's all basically bunk because nobody has explained how the "C" is measured officially. SMC has jumped out and provided actual 35A discharge numbers for their packs, which is more meaningful.

One of the biggest things with LiPo right now is fitment onto cars that weren't designed to accomodate them. For us, the RDX PHI is a particular challenge as most of the larger packs (4500 and up) are a bit too large to fit under the top deck. Thankfully, most companies have slim packs now (3200-4000mah usually) and those fit great.

The main thing on the LiPo front is that you'll want some sort of LiPo charger/balancer unit to maintain the packs. With that in place, maintenance is pretty basic. Don't overcharge, don't overdischarge, and keep them somewhere safe, and that's about it!
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Thanks Big Daddy T
Cant wait now cuz the racing looks awsome and i will deffo look you up
Cheers

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Kamloops and Vancouver both have pretty active racing scenes! You won't be disappointed. Kamloops has a fantastic permanent facility just on the outskirts of town - http://www.tvrcrc.com/

Vancouver has a number of active clubs for both on-road and off-road. Check these out:

http://www.overgearedracing.com
http://www.vmar.ca
http://www.camrc.ca
http://www.riversideraceway.ca

Definitely look us up if you come out to the coast!
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Hey T thanks for the great Motors all year. They gave me a chance every race and they were not holding me back and that's all you can ask for is every time you put one of your Motors in that it runs at top performance. I ended up finishing 3rd in the Stock Touring Car overall standings at the end of the WCIC Series, and 2nd in 12th stock final standings. I had issues in 19 turn in a couple races with broken cars and that dropped me in the standings but I had tons of speed when the car was in one piece using the type K 19 turn motor. Thanks for the all the help this year the Batteries and Motors helped keep me competitive all year long. I am looking forward to next years racing season.
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Hi Phil,

Any update on how this battery performed? How about the track power, will it fit into the PHI? When will you be getting the SMC if the track poser doesn't fit?

Thanks,
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For those of you who have been asking, the new SMC 4000 mAh 28C LiPo drops right into the PHI with 1mm to spare! We'll be adding those to the site shortly. I'll be testing one out on carpet in Kelowna at the end of the month. So far, though, the battery fits beautifully.

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Hey T thanks for the great Motors all year. They gave me a chance every race and they were not holding me back and that's all you can ask for is every time you put one of your Motors in that it runs at top performance. I ended up finishing 3rd in the Stock Touring Car overall standings at the end of the WCIC Series, and 2nd in 12th stock final standings. I had issues in 19 turn in a couple races with broken cars and that dropped me in the standings but I had tons of speed when the car was in one piece using the type K 19 turn motor. Thanks for the all the help this year the Batteries and Motors helped keep me competitive all year long. I am looking forward to next years racing season.
Kevin Phillips

Hey Kev!

Thanks to you too! Another awesome carpet season in the books. We really appreciate your support and helping us out to spread the word. Some very nice racing at the WCICS and ROAR event for you this season, and combined with your attitude and perspective, I only see bigger and better things for you rolling into next year.

We'll need to get some brushless power in your ride soon!

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