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Old 11-04-2003, 08:03 PM   #1486
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John you racing this weekend at DC Ultra Trax? I will PM you as I need directions to get their. I will be coming from Harrisburg down the PA turnpike. Maybe that guy will show up who more than likely took my machine.
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Old 11-04-2003, 08:13 PM   #1487
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Guys,

Do not leave your batteries in the car or in cold weather. The chemicals inside the batteries will be unbalanced and will react differently. You WILL loose runtime along with voltage FOREVER! You want the cells to rest at around 70f~80f before charging so the internals are active and will take a charge correctly.

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Old 11-04-2003, 08:21 PM   #1488
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John - You've got PM.

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Old 11-04-2003, 09:09 PM   #1489
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Guys,

Do not leave your batteries in the car or in cold weather. The chemicals inside the batteries will be unbalanced and will react differently. You WILL loose runtime along with voltage FOREVER! You want the cells to rest at around 70f~80f before charging so the internals are active and will take a charge correctly.

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Gee... I din not know that... I better get mine out of the garage... and it's been freezing up here lately....
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Old 11-04-2003, 10:21 PM   #1490
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wat connectors do u guys use for ur batts? wat do i put on the ends? i didnt know the packs were only assembled in deans bars
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Old 11-04-2003, 10:26 PM   #1491
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Old 11-04-2003, 10:30 PM   #1492
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You lose voltage across every plug you use. I hard solder all my wires (motor and batts)
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i need like the L shaped bar rite?
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Old 11-04-2003, 10:57 PM   #1494
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I simply solder an extra battery bar bent at a 90 degree angle. Tin the other end, then you can solder the wire on and off right on the bar. You would not want to solder directly to the end of the cell.
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Holycow,

Masami and Hara both solder right to the cell.............. I would say it is risky, but if done properly would be much better. Masami knows best

For us average guys/gals. Definitely use a battery tab bent at a 90......
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Old 11-04-2003, 11:07 PM   #1496
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check out www.fukuyamaracing.com

It gives you all the info you need.

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thanks!
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Masami and Hara both solder right to the cell.............. I would say it is risky, but if done properly would be much better. Masami knows best

For us average guys/gals. Definitely use a battery tab bent at a 90......
one thing tho, masami does not have to pay for the batts~~

although fuku's packs have very resonable price, it still cost something to us
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You're right brutha........... Bring on the battery tabs
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John you racing this weekend at DC Ultra Trax? I will PM you as I need directions to get their. I will be coming from Harrisburg down the PA turnpike. Maybe that guy will show up who more than likely took my machine.
WYD - I wont be racing this weekend at DC ultra - its a ROAR race all weekend. If you need directions let me know.

I've tried to get you a # for the guy that you're dealing with...so far I haven't been able to get it. I'm still working on it for you and I'm sorry that it happened in the first place. I would be furious if that happened to me. Unfortunally I doubt the guy will show up at DC ultra this weekend, the competition is too tough for him, though it would be a breeding ground for the crap that he pulls.

Losirob - sent you PM back.
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I just wanted to share some results from racing last night. I finally got to run my 12th scale for the first time this year. I TQ'ed in the second heat (after putting 3 teeth on the pinion). Pulled the car off the track and the motor was still cold. So more teeth for the main. I lapped everyone and beat my TQ pace by 2 laps. No battery fade for 8 minutes. Remind you this is the first time I ran the batts. Plus I can still add more teeth.

My mod touring car was soo fast I couldn't drive the beast, but I could keep up and pull the guy that won the main down the straight.

Batteries are working great thanks guys...
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