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Old 04-27-2004, 08:26 AM   #4786
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you should try to charge your pack at 6amps (i supposed you're charging at 6amps)....the runtime will be increased slightly....

you also should try less timing on your motor (i.e.: loosing around 0.1s per lap and have a consistent race maybe is better than loose 1 second per lap at the 3 last laps)....
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John, when you say the receiver pack provides extra voltage, are you saying you run the receiver pack plugged in and the speedo switch turned on? I was thinking that would fry the receiver.

Also, I am running a XXX-S, I have some of the high end fukuyama batts with avg voltage at 1.17+ and runtimes listed around 415 or better, I run 10 turns and have tried a kr, D5 and now am running the Orion v2's. I make 5 minutes and have been happy with the batterys performance, but like Jeff said we are running on a track that is wide open, fast and 180 foot straight, so we are getting a little soft at the end of the run. We are looking for a way to finish the race a little stronger.

Thanks for any comments, I always enjoy reading this thread!

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I have never raced with a receiver pack so I can not comment. But I think if you run a dedicated receiver pack than you loose control of the ESC switch. Atleast thats what happens with my GT7 when i plug in a 4 cell pack to center servos and make adjustments on my HUDY board without having to solder my 6 cell pack for power. I haven't seen it give any problems to the receiver, just make sure you plug it into the B slot in your receiver (I use Futaba 113ip's.)

Maybe you should play with gearing so you're more consistant throughout the whole race and won't go flat towards the end. It's hard to say.

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Old 04-27-2004, 09:10 AM   #4788
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you should try to charge your pack at 6amps (i supposed you're charging at 6amps)....the runtime will be increased slightly....

you also should try less timing on your motor (i.e.: loosing around 0.1s per lap and have a consistent race maybe is better than loose 1 second per lap at the 3 last laps)....
If you increase from charging from 5 amps to 6 amps, you'll loose runtime but increase voltage. That's not what you want to do for mod racing. It is what you want to do for stock racing where you don't have many choices or options running locked 24 timing. Does this make sense?

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ooooooooooooooooooops!!!!!

I wrote 6amps instead of 5 (F I V E) amps!!!

where i wrote you sould try charge at 6amps, please read 5 amps.....

sorry!!!!
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you should try to charge your pack at 6amps (i supposed you're charging at 6amps)....the runtime will be increased slightly....

you also should try less timing on your motor (i.e.: loosing around 0.1s per lap and have a consistent race maybe is better than loose 1 second per lap at the 3 last laps)....
I think you meant try charging at 5 amps. Lower charge rate will yeild a little more runtime. Maybe even go to 4.5amps. One thing I've learned in talking with Dan is, every time you hit a dot, or even buzz the tires coming out of the corners, you'll loose 15 sec on your run time. Hit 4 dots in a race, there's a minute off runtime. Throttle driving is key to running modified. I'm still learning to do it effectively. Just because you have all that power to come out of the corners, dosen't mean you should be using it.
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ooooooooooooooooooops!!!!!

I wrote 6amps instead of 5 (F I V E) amps!!!

where i wrote you sould try charge at 6amps, please read 5 amps.....

sorry!!!!
You fixed it before I could.
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Old 04-27-2004, 11:28 AM   #4792
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Anyone know where to get Fukuyama Sticker sheet??
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Old 04-27-2004, 11:37 AM   #4793
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Dan include stickers with your packs when they ship. I'm sure if you PM him or Email him, he'll hook you up.
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he does? I didnt get any stickers with my packs
I love the cells by the way, incredible punch. I cycled them the day after I built them, then ran them at the track 3 days later, with phenominal power! I've heard that they just get better and better for the first few charges, so I cant imagine how good they will be in a few weeks
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Normally he does. They may have been out or something. Send them an Email, I'm sure he'll be happy to send a few your way.
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So far I understand, the stickers are ran out of stock. Dan should be working on new stickers . What do you want to have on the new stickers ??
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I heard on the forum a while back that we can send our packs back to get refix up, is that true?

and if so what do they do to the packs and whats the fee?

I want to do that as soon as the season is over.
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I heard on the forum a while back that we can send our packs back to get refix up, is that true?

and if so what do they do to the packs and whats the fee?

I want to do that as soon as the season is over.
Give Dan a call and you can schedule a time to send your packs in for conditioning.
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Old 04-27-2004, 03:52 PM   #4799
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jkerr, good point about hitting things, sure am glad I never do

I am also working on the throttle control, when I'm on my own I am more easy on the trigger, but when someone is hunting me down I get to yanking it on and off to much

Thanks for all the comments on my question.

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Throttle control is key, but you've gotta get your nerves down as well. When someone is trailing me, or even if I am trailing someone I will still keep off the throttle hard, and just wait for them to make a mistake. You are much less likely to crash if you arent gunning the throttle, and with good throttle control you can run any motor you'd like so when you do need the power to make the pass it is there for you.
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