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Old 09-02-2004, 03:40 PM   #5581
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yeah, those are packs I couldn't use, I was just asking though because I haven't seen any packs with awesome IR numbers like these were. (12's!!)

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Old 09-02-2004, 04:12 PM   #5582
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12 is really good IR as well. It's tought to get packs that have that low of an IR AND high voltage.
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Old 09-02-2004, 05:04 PM   #5583
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Stephen- You're not gearing high enough!!
sshhhh.. don't tell everyone...

personally, i ditched the C2's for the REEDY's...

the REEDY's can be fast... just gotta find the 'happy-spot'...

hint: it's not the same 'happy-spot' as the C2.. no where close..


just talk to Marc Franco.., he'll get you going in the rite direction... FAST!!! .... literally...

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Old 09-02-2004, 05:26 PM   #5584
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12 is really good IR as well. It's tought to get packs that have that low of an IR AND high voltage.
EXACTLY my point

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Old 09-02-2004, 08:22 PM   #5585
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1.18's are very hard to come by. In all honesty, unless you're running at pro level competition, in which case you probably have a battery sponsor, 1.18's aren't going to be much of an advantage. The best thing is to get good packs and drive the car. The .01 sec you may gain with a 1.18 can go away by missing a turn by 3". Driving is still the biggest key to being fast.
I'm still learning to drive, that's why I'm using 1.15's I think the 1.17 packs will be too fast!

But no, 1.18's haven't been seen in a while. Latest batches are getting mid 1.17's. Hopefully the numbers will improve soon, but what Fukuyama has currently is still STRONG and FAST. Gotta love em. Happy Racing Guys!

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P.S. Dan is still around. I talked to him the other day at the office, he's just been busy and it's the summer...he has to spend some time with his family and not 12+ hours at the office matching batteries. LOL
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Old 09-03-2004, 08:40 PM   #5586
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I trued the comm on my Mako and it seems that this really helped. Must have been a fair bit out of round.

Can anybody at Fukuyama confirm what brushes these are? Mine are just a silver shunt, but they are perform really well.

Also for battery care I have seen a thousand different opinions. A few questions:

1. Should I store them with charge in them?
2. I have a Novak tray which I use to equalise the cells. I do this before I charge them. This is the way to go?
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Old 09-03-2004, 08:42 PM   #5587
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I am fairly sure they are putnams. They run like 767's pretty much but fuku treats them in a special sauce, no idea what it is, but it works. I take my batteries to .5v on the novak tray and store them that way. I use them every week so this is ok. I tray them to .5v before i start as well just to make sure. Do not store them with charge. This kills the voltage of the cells.
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Old 09-03-2004, 08:50 PM   #5588
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I am fairly sure they are putnams. They run like 767's pretty much but fuku treats them in a special sauce, no idea what it is, but it works. I take my batteries to .5v on the novak tray and store them that way. I use them every week so this is ok. I tray them to .5v before i start as well just to make sure. Do not store them with charge. This kills the voltage of the cells.
OK sounds good. I have compared these brushes to the Fantom 315s and they are WAY better, but they hammer the comm pretty hard.

I have ground the serations off them in around 8 runs. A few people have told me once the serrations are gone the brushes are way slower. Is it worth it to re-serrate them, or just bin them and solder in some new ones?
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Trash em and solder in new ones, I change them after 4 runs max usually, but if ur getting that kind of life, ur geared just right and not getting that hot. Very Cool.
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8 runs is a lot for competition level stock.
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Old 09-05-2004, 05:01 AM   #5591
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8 runs is a lot for competition level stock.
4 runs were at race pace. 4 runs were practice runs.

I will be putting new ones in for the next meet, but I was considering picking up a serator and re-grooving the brushes. They still look perfect and the length loss is minimal. Anyways I will let you know how my experiment goes.
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Old 09-06-2004, 03:39 PM   #5592
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All Hail The Team Extreme Fukuyama mascot.......

The Stwig!



Tune in next week for "The RC Adventures of "Fukuyamas" The Stwig...."

(not in anyway related to Fukuyama Racing and its respective owners)
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OMG lol
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Shouldn't the "Stwig" wear a white or black helmet and play some soft music?

btw, people who don't watch "Top Gear" won't know what this is about. Those that do will probebly be roling on the floor laughing.

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ALL HAIL STWIG!!!!!
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