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Old 05-17-2004, 09:41 PM   #5026
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Thanks John for your reply!

I'm running on-road touring. Took note of your suggested rate. The delta peak you referred to is .04-.05 per cell, right? So it will come out as 30 mV delta peak on the ProTrak? I use the Temp tray only in the house because of the discrepancy that I experience when I'm at the race track because I get false peaks.

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Gido - Depends on what you're running. All my charging is based on touring car racing, it could be different if you run off road.

Stock - 6 to 6.5 amps charge with .04 to .05 peak detect. Cells should be around 130-145F after the peak.

Mod - 5 amps with .04 to .05 peak detect. Same temperature is applied to the cells after the charge, but with the 5 amps you'll have longer runtime and just a hint less of voltage. Voltage isn't an issue with mod motors, but crutial with stock.

Also, if the cells are getting to hot, reduce your peak detect.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-18-2004, 01:48 AM   #5027
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Gido, the ideal threshold will also depend on the ambient temperature, so if it's kinda hot where you are then I'd lean towards the 4mV one(which would total 24mV for the pack), & simply go higher when the temperatures permit. And even though you might get false peaks when using the thermal tray in the heat, it still might be worth keeping with you just to check the pack's temperature after it finishes charging.....oh, & Dan, many thanks for the quick reply on that Mako, it's much appreciated(& I'm sure with a little time, I'll figure out how to get mine singing the pretty notes)......
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Old 05-18-2004, 03:07 PM   #5028
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Those that are planning to attend this years Reedy Race, please contact me via Email within 48 hours to get your team Spec Pack. After 48 hours, all packs will be retailed to Customers and Shops. Thanks.


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Old 05-18-2004, 08:38 PM   #5029
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hey guys, just out of curiosity, I only have an ionic charger...4amp max charge... I have a set of fuku's 1.64's...If, say I was to charge them at 6amps, would my car gain extra speed or get an extra lap in? of course, considering I run a good race....
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Higher charge rate, will give more speed. Lower rate will give more run time.
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Old 05-19-2004, 07:57 AM   #5031
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Hey I have found that heating the batteries up by charging them at a higher rate only gives you a quick boost at the beggining of the run. I ran Chris Tosolini's packs that I charged at 5 amps and I ran awesome from the start to the end. I was also running mod and I never dumped and had great power.

Before the preworlds I used to run trinity but had a problem making run time and I talked to Chris and he lent me 2 packs that were not even his new packs, and "I never dumped".

I will now be running Fukuyama batteries exclusively.
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Old 05-19-2004, 07:59 AM   #5032
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Congrats Sobatka on your run at the Tulsa race.

I wanted to go!!! To may races in the same month!!!!!HEHE
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Congrats Sobatka on your run at the Tulsa race.

I wanted to go!!! To may races in the same month!!!!!HEHE
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that was hilarious!!!
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Old 05-19-2004, 11:57 AM   #5035
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Default mako = hot !

I ran the mako as well at socal raceway, and it was super fast! But the only problem is that It gets very hot. Mine was at 180 degrees! I run a tc3, and I know the drive train is free. The gearing is 34 pinion and 100 spur. The motor show no sign of binding, and the drive train spins for like 10 seconds . Pease help! how do I get the mako cooler?
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Old 05-19-2004, 12:38 PM   #5036
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Fukuyama's powered me and my pitmate's XXX-T's to a 1-2 Losi finish this week! We were so evenly matched, I only beat him out by 0.3 seconds! Now if I can just get my buggy to behave we can try for a 1-2 finish in that too My Trinity Monster is pooping out too (I think the SMC's are shot, glitches like crazy), need to find some funds for a Mako
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Gear down to a 33 or 32 and that should get you in the ball park.
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hehe, thanx angulo!
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I've tried all ranges of pinions from 31-35 and none seem to affect the motor that much in terms of heat. It just stays hot. I've cleaned the mtor taken it apart , nothin seems wrong. PLus when I got below 34 pinion the motor just seems to be super slugish, and has no speed
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Have you run a fan yet? it will drop your running temperatures.
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