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Old 03-23-2004, 09:58 AM   #4336
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Try resending your e-mail, they get a ton of it and yours might have just been passed by on accident.
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Old 03-23-2004, 09:59 AM   #4337
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Does anyone know how i am best contacting Fukuyama racing as i sent them a email a few weeks ago but got no response. I want to know when they think the 1.17+ packs will be back in stock if anyone knows? Thanks Rick
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They probably get a ton of mails like yours each day. Answering all of those would take up a lot of time better spent otherwise. Just keep checking their site or keep checking here. When they have some they will post it here.

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Old 03-23-2004, 10:30 AM   #4338
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Hi John. THanks for the compliment. But i myself have some questions on my own.

How many cycles does a match pack goes through before it starts to be "NORMAL' cell? I mean by "NORMAL" cells meaning the voltage, IR, run time and etc. start to change from one and another.

Another question is, how can i make sure that my match cells will stay that way - MATCH ? I currently equalize my cells with Trinity Real Time 2 down to 0.9v before i charge them. Is this good enough? Thought of getting a Rayspeed Discharger/Equalizer cos i don need to babysit it while in a race and i can do other stuff while the batteries sit in it.

Hope to get some help.

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Adrian - I'm not sure I can answer that question. Not having a turbo matcher myself I can not say. I would hope that the answer to the question would be NEVER, but cells do age and they loose runtime, voltage etc... Maybe you can work out something with Daniel to send your cells back to be reprocessed when they fall flat and he can give you an update on how the cells are performing at that time. If you do send them back, please unsolder the cells and clean them up so they look as close to how they arrived to you as you can. That will help the turbo matchers and get better readings.

As for the rayspeed discharger, I think it's awesome that the tray has a cutoff. I really like the unit. I also have a realtime 2 tray and hated babysitting the cells, therefor I got the Rayspeed from the all knowing fast fukuyama driver Randman.

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Old 03-23-2004, 11:19 AM   #4339
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Then i think i will save the courier money (from Asia to US aint cheap) and get myself a CDR 5000. This way i can run my own test on the cells.
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Old 03-24-2004, 06:04 AM   #4340
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That works. I forgot how far away you are and how much shipping charges are.
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:29 AM   #4341
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That works. I forgot how far away you are and how much shipping charges are.
Hahaha ... sometimes we forget some stuff too .. Its okie ...

Just to share with the ppl around here ....

Look at what i found ...

The CDR5000 really give lots of info ... (more then i really need )

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Old 03-24-2004, 11:46 AM   #4342
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OMG I want that! I can't even bring myself to get a GFX though. That's an information junkie's dream. I thought I read somewhere about that charger has a tray you set the pack in and it charges each cell individually. Is this true?
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:51 AM   #4343
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OMG I want that! I can't even bring myself to get a GFX though. That's an information junkie's dream. I thought I read somewhere about that charger has a tray you set the pack in and it charges each cell individually. Is this true?
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A breakthrough in charger technology!

So easy to use and program, and so accurate and versatile, the CDR-5000 is the "must-have" charger for today's demanding electric racer!

*Charges, discharges and cycles transmitter and receiver packs without removing them from the radio.
*Auto cut-off can be programmed for delta peaking, mAh and cell temperature; programmable mAh auto cut-off.
*Five built-in fans provide maximum cooling.
*Also features reverse polarity and overload protection.


Standard Charging/Discarging
> Charges from 1 to 36 cells
> 0.1 to 12 amps charge rate
> Discharges 0.1 to 40 amps
> Programmable threshold peak charging
> Programmable mAh cutoff charging
> Thermal charging with optional Thermo-Stand

TX/RX Charging/Discarging
> Charges RX/TX up to 8 cells
> 0.05 to 2 amps charge rate
> Discharges 0.1 to 5 amps

Charges from 1 to 8 Tx/Rx cells, as well 1 to 36 cells. Real-time plotting on the LCD screen.

No scrolling! All information is shown on one large, backlit LCD screen for virtually "touch-free" operation after setup.

Charge outlets for transmitter and receiver batteries are on one side; ports for connecting the charger to the Thermo Stand, printer or PC are on the other side.


Optional Thermo Stand provides quick and easy peace-of-mind. Checks each individual cell's temperature, mAh rating and voltage level, so modelers know precise battery status. Plugs right into the side port of the CDR-5000 charger.
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:52 AM   #4344
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OMG I want that! I can't even bring myself to get a GFX though. That's an information junkie's dream. I thought I read somewhere about that charger has a tray you set the pack in and it charges each cell individually. Is this true?
Actually the tray is a thermo tray.

It checks each individual cells temp during charging.

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Old 03-24-2004, 12:03 PM   #4345
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It's tempting to skip the GFX and go for that when I'm ready to take the plunge for only about $100 more. Still going to be quite a while until I go that route.
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It's tempting to skip the GFX and go for that when I'm ready to take the plunge for only about $100 more. Still going to be quite a while until I go that route.
Just for your info, there is already one charger going for bid at EBAY ... currently highest bid is around 400++
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wow 431 and the reserve is still not met. How much is this retailed?
Is thermo stand worth the money?
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Old 03-24-2004, 12:23 PM   #4348
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wow 431 and the reserve is still not met. How much is this retailed?
Is thermo stand worth the money?
No idea about retail cos no one actually sells it yet ( i think ) .

Thermo stand is worth every penny. If you are one person who are very particular about each cells performance, i would advice you to get it. Not only can the charger tell you each performance of the cells i.e (look at the previous pic) with the thermo tray, you could adjust your packs peak voltage base on the temp of your cells.

Just my 0.02. Don need to listen cos its just cheap advice

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Old 03-24-2004, 12:29 PM   #4349
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGDY2&P=7

450 bucks, basically the same price as the GFX.

Does look like a great charger though.
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Old 03-24-2004, 12:32 PM   #4350
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Hmm ... time to save up some money to get it then
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