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Old 04-27-2004, 09:38 PM   #4801
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racer-Oz, I think you might pick up a few seconds by trying a reciever pack, but I wouldn't expect any more than 5-10sec. at most. but keep in mind this is only from what I've heard, & that's mainly from guys who're using motors under 10 turns. Something else I'd wonder about, just how hot does your motor get by he end of a run? I wonder if maybe it's just getting a bit too hot & that's making it feel soft late in a race(& gearing could definitely help with that), & I'd also think about trying some softer brush springs(if you're not already using the softest ones), that might also help keep heat down & buy you a tick more runtime(from the slight increase in efficiency & lowered friction).....Are you coming to the Invitational in Tulsa? If so, why don't you bring that motor by my pit spot(I always set my dyno up wherever I race if possible) & we can see if we can wring out a tick more efficiency from it.....
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:25 PM   #4802
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Okay, I got the mini receiver pack and did some testing and here are my nonscientific results. Remember I said nonscientific, I know some guys will argue with my measurements and calculations. lol

I charged the battery, and to test it under extreme conditions running two servos I put it into my nitro and vigorously ran the steering and throttle servos on the bench until the pack went dead. The servos began to slow at the 7 minute mark.

Since an electronic speedo is going to use much less power than a throttle servo, I'm going to extrapulate and say that in an electric sedan I would get 10 minutes of runtime from the receiver pack.

The receiver pack capacity is 160mah, based on the capacity and the 10 minutes of runtime in the receiver pack that means every 5 minute heat race using the mini receiver pack I am saving an equivalent of 80mah in my main battery pack.

Now, on my discharger, discharging a 3300mah battery pack at a rate that approximately simulates the car running on the track, 80mah = 15 seconds of runtime, which means I am saving exactly what almost everyone said I would save.

I'll be running in the Heart Of America Circuit this weekend in Kansas City and the track is big, but wide open and fast, lap times are around 12 seconds, so this weekend if it gets that close I will throw the mini receiver pack in the car. But it takes 45 minutes to charge! So I am going to try to get by without it.

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Old 04-28-2004, 06:28 PM   #4803
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I only thought those small reciever packs for EP is to give full 6.V power to the servo towards the end of a 5 or 8 min race...
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:51 PM   #4804
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fukuyama batts are great. used them last weekend raced with my mod motor d5 8x1 it really did well give me more run time and punch. finish 3rd only.
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Old 04-29-2004, 06:42 AM   #4806
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I tried my packs in mod offroad this past weekend. I was pulling wheelies again! I haven't pulled wheelies since last month when I loosened up the slipper. Had to loosen it a bit more. I also ran the best I've ever run.

I let another racer drive my car for a heat and he couldn't control it But he loved the power!! I was outjumping everybody on the double. FUN FUN FUN!! If I had the funds, I'd switch all my packs over to Fukuyama

No decals for me either, but hopefully next time
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Old 04-29-2004, 07:39 AM   #4807
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Rice & Gutter Ball. Glad you guys are enjoying the cells! Thanks for all the support and feedback.

racer-oZ. Good luck in the race!

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Old 04-29-2004, 07:49 AM   #4808
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Seems like alot of guys are going crazy over these cells ...
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Old 04-29-2004, 08:07 AM   #4809
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whats the difference of the reedy gp3300 and the fukuyama gp 3300
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Old 04-29-2004, 08:09 AM   #4810
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Same cells - Different matcher.
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:55 AM   #4811
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Hi guys,

First of thanks again for the support. We are currently out of decals but our overseas distributor (Anthony) is helping with the sourcing as we speak. Once we get our new decals in, I will definitely let everybody know. Sorry for the inconvienence.

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Old 04-29-2004, 11:56 AM   #4812
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NOTICE: FUKUYAMA MOTORSPORTS

We are currently finalizing the dyno testing of our stock motors. They should be ready to roll next week. Thank you for your support.

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Old 04-29-2004, 12:10 PM   #4813
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Any news on the drivers corner?
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:25 PM   #4814
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Any news on the drivers corner?
We could always put you in charge of that. I'll give you a call tomorrow.

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Old 04-29-2004, 12:41 PM   #4815
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Will be attending the ROAR On Road nats this summer and was wondering if Fukuyama will be there in full force? Would be cool to meet some of the many people that post on this thread and run some batts with some Rip....lol

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