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Old 04-03-2005, 08:29 PM
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Great watching you two race in the main yesterday just wish I could have joined you You both make great reps for Fukuyama

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Old 04-03-2005, 08:50 PM
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hahaha Thanks Jimmy! We all know you should have been there too!
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:40 AM
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The power from my Fukuyama packs broke a layshaft yesterday Ask Howie, he saw it.
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:54 AM
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Originally posted by Jon Kerr
The power from my Fukuyama packs broke a layshaft yesterday Ask Howie, he saw it.
yup yup!! and my FUKUYAMA power with my new fk05 landed me in the 4th spot in the A main 19t yesterday We had three heats of 19t at my local track. think peeps are getting ready for the REEDY ???????
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I'd say so Except I'm running mod and nobody would sign up for it
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by Jon Kerr
I'd say so Except I'm running mod and nobody would sign up for it
Ill be running Mod soon just have to buy some motors.
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:24 AM
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Hail up Fuku racers, is there any info on Fukuyama, i need a few packs and there site is all out on packs, are they still doing the dam think or what, it would be sad if they are not i don't trust any of the other matchers.
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:35 AM
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Originally posted by Ramyuras
Hail up Fuku racers, is there any info on Fukuyama, i need a few packs and there site is all out on packs, are they still doing the dam think or what, it would be sad if they are not i don't trust any of the other matchers.
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Speedtechrc had some in the last time I checked
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Old 04-05-2005, 05:37 AM
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which is better:

To not discharge or to discharge completely at 20 amps, between first and second use?

I'm racing stock, so at races, theres 1200-1500 mAh's left in my Fuk GP3300 after each heat... (I'm aware that a cool down is needed).

PS: I'm quite sure this question is asked before, but I couldnt find it again.
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Old 04-05-2005, 06:07 AM
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Default Re: When using twice a day...

Originally posted by Cole Trickle
which is better:

To not discharge or to discharge completely at 20 amps, between first and second use?

I'm racing stock, so at races, theres 1200-1500 mAh's left in my Fuk GP3300 after each heat... (I'm aware that a cool down is needed).

PS: I'm quite sure this question is asked before, but I couldnt find it again.
When using a pack twice a day which i usually.

Discharge them
Tray them
Charge them
Run them
Discharge again
Tray again
Charge again
Discharge and store.
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:25 AM
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Okay. But what's your reasons do doing this? Wouldnt it put less stress on the cells, if they aint discharged inbetween?
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You don't want to start charging a half full pack. It's not good on the cells. NiMH cells don't build up a memory as quick as a NiCD but they still can. Always discharge the cells and equalize them before you charge again. Plus, cells like to be cycled the same way over and over. You need to be consistant in the way you treat the cells.
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Hi, long time no chat Dan

After not racing all winter I'm going to be trying to do a few outdoor races this summer but not enough to warrent buying new cells.

I've got my old good race packs that have been sitting doing nothing since October and I'm wondering if there's any preffered method of waking them up. They were left with a little charge in them at the most a third.
I have a Pro-Trak charger with temperature tray so I'm currently thinking I'll charge them normaly, using the temp tray to peak them at 40degrees. This should get past a load of false peaking from doing a normal peak detect charge.

I also have three packs of Fuku's unbuilt, they're about a year old now and never been touched. They used to be low to mid spec, looking at current cells fo sale they're simply low spec now
Should these be ok if I just build and charge them as normal? They'll be used for practise packs, maybe racing packs if my others have degraded badly.
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Old 04-07-2005, 06:21 AM
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I havent tried waking up cells stored that long, but I would start with equalizing (or taying, if that's what you prefer), to ensure that all cells in the pack start from the same point.

Not that I know for sure, but I believe that some chemical reaction is happening during storage, thus they might differ some. Besides, I dont think an EQ will hurt anyway
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