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Old 02-16-2004, 07:53 AM   #3631
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are you going to be there this sunday????
Yes, I'll be participating in this event If I can figure out how to get there...that's where Randy come into the mix.
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Old 02-16-2004, 07:55 AM   #3632
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I read the tech info on the Fuk site, but I cant figure out, if it's recommended to discharge packs between heats or not.

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Yes, first time on the raceday tray the cells. After first heat, discharge to 5.4v for 6 cells and 3.6 cells for 4 and let them air cool for 1-1/2 - 2 hours than recharge (if necessary). End of the day discharge them and let them rest till the next race day.
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Old 02-16-2004, 10:19 AM   #3633
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John - Cant wait to meet ya man, welcome back to Cali
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BTW, I may go up to SoCal on next Tuesday as well, so you're welcome to tag along and get some racing in there as well.
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Old 02-16-2004, 10:30 AM   #3635
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Yes, first time on the raceday tray the cells. After first heat, discharge to 5.4v for 6 cells and 3.6 cells for 4 and let them air cool for 1-1/2 - 2 hours than recharge (if necessary). End of the day discharge them and let them rest till the next race day.
Correct me if i am wrong.
I thought Ni-MH batts are supposed to be stored charged (partially of fully)???
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Old 02-16-2004, 10:38 AM   #3636
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That's what they were telling people when the 3000's first came out. But they've found that it dosen't really help the 3300's.
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Old 02-16-2004, 10:40 AM   #3637
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Hey what do you guys think about this background I made? If it was higher quality would fukuyama racing use it on their website?
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Old 02-16-2004, 10:42 AM   #3638
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Looks pretty good. I don't know if Dan want's to do something like that on the website or not.
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That's what they were telling people when the 3000's first came out. But they've found that it dosen't really help the 3300's.
So we can actually keep those Ni-MH cells without any charge left in them???
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Old 02-16-2004, 11:04 AM   #3640
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You want to discharge them down to 5.4 volts before you store them. Compared to NiCD's that we used to take down to 0v I guess this is keeping some charge in them. But yes, discharge them to 5.4 volts and let them be.
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I keep finding by traying my batteries after every run and especially at end of race day-that all my packs exceed the labels in voltage-almost every pack, but fall shy in runtime.

If runtime were my focus solely, I would probably quit traying my batteries so much and do as jkerr, etc. all recommend and just take them down to 5.4 and let rest 7-days. For example-I have a few packs that I try to run Mod Sedan with and I only leave them on the tray till lights out and then they are put away.

I am going to start experimenting with the Mod packs and not tray at all and after a few weeks-cycle them and see how the runtime is keeping up. These are MY ideas-not Fukuyama's!!!

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Old 02-16-2004, 11:56 AM   #3642
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Let us know what you find
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Dan- get back to us soon please
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Ne one making it to the USTC number 4 race at Trackside? Its called winterfest. I'll be there, if anyone else is going, I'd like to meet you.
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Old 02-16-2004, 03:58 PM   #3645
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Little too far of a drive for me
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