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Old 12-18-2003, 02:58 PM   #331
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The one this I have finally come to realize is this in the RC world...Products are going to improve and change faster then we can really use up the items we currently have. I think that as racers our mind set has to change a little bit with the current rapid growth of better motors and batteries. My new way of thinking is this: Buy a few current killer packs and a killer motor and run it as much as I can. Recent history has shown that something better or improved will come along...so buy a little and use a lot. I was really into saving my best batts and motor for only "Big" races...well now I have very new practice packs....lol The great thing about 3300's (from Promatch of course) is the bang for the buck. You can run them more than once during a race day...so one pack really equals 2 in terms of useage...and I know Jeff Roe will have some in stock if you ever do use up the ones you have...lol

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Old 12-18-2003, 04:53 PM   #332
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I agree with Jeff Werner on this....the market is forever changing, if you like it buy and use it. Especially the 3300's they seem to be better on their second race than they were on the first. We will always have batteries in stock so don't worry about that
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Old 12-18-2003, 05:05 PM   #333
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PMRGirl,
Did I mention it is Xmas soon!!! I am looking forward to my new packs!! I'll let you know how Fernie goes with our little one!! We took him for his first lesson last night! "Make a pie with your skis, come on now...make a pie," was all I heard the instructor say but our boy only wanted to go straight down the hill!! lol I never should have skiied with him in the backpack at Sunshine...gave him the wrong ideas maybe!! lol Talk to you soon.
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Old 12-19-2003, 06:37 AM   #334
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Old 12-19-2003, 06:42 AM   #335
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Yes this is a good morning. The last day of work for 3 weeks. Real work that is. Maybe I could just get some pictures from PMRGirl. I guess that I will have to give her a call and give her a hard time this fine Friday Morning. LOL
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dang! she still hasn't got that stuff to you yet!? LOL Women!!
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Old 12-19-2003, 07:12 AM   #337
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Highwayman,

Just to let you know I had been using a couple of Trinity trays (hey, it's all I had at the time) for a pretty good while. Recently I started using the Promatch Smart Tray and it has worked much better.

Currently what I'm doing is leaving my packs charged after running them and then discharging down to 5.4 volts the night before I'm going to run again. Once I get to the track and get my packs out I've been sticking them on a Smart Tray for about 20 minutes (you don't want the lights to go out). This process has been working very well. It seems the Smart Tray discharges very slowly which helps to keep you from taking the batteries to low and damaging them. I played around with dead shorting this past summer, I couldn't tell any difference other than it completely killed the runtime on the pack.
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promatchrcr: no she has not. She has been slacking lately I Think.
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I played around with dead shorting this past summer, I couldn't tell any difference other than it completely killed the runtime on the pack.
Here's the deal on dead shorting- it works best on new packs, and it can make your voltage jump quite a bit. However, the drawback is that you run a HIGH risk of ruining numerous packs to find a couple that will take the abuse. If you are an oval racer and are looking for that tiny little extra power and are willing to kill a few packs, then go for it, otherwise it's a waste of time and money.
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Old 12-19-2003, 01:34 PM   #341
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Ya know that I take the fall for all the men around here......It is not moi that has not sent picutures, it is THE MAN here that has not done so. The mag called this morning and they said we are okay until monday....Jeff went out last night and bought himself a fancy new camera and we have a whole studio set up and he is getting it all done.....he will get them to you TODAY....I am leaving early today so it is all on him
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I bought your XPK1 gift pack and had had it assembled, I havent recieved it yet, but I was just browsing your site and found the page about the problem with the new GP3300s fitting in XXX cars. I plan on using the packs in a XXX bk2, do you assemble them in a way so that they will fit? The bk2 may have an updated chassi that corrects the problem, but I havent heard anything about that. Will my packs fit in the XXX bk2? And if they wont fit is there any chance I can get an exchange, or even just a reassembly so that they will fit? Im sorry for the inconvenience, I just noticed that page.

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OK PLEASE TELL ME THE BEST WAY TO TAKE CARE OF PROMATCH CELLS I HAVE A SMART TRAY WITH NO DIRECTIONS

TELL ME IF I AM CLOSE

CHARGE @ 5AMPS
RUN THEM
TAKE OUT DISCHARGE AT 20 AMPS
PUT IN TREY TILL NEXT WEEK

MOST OF TIME I RUN THEM 2 TIMES ARE 3 LOL

THE TRAYS I HAVE SAYS ITS FOR NICADS SMART TRAY 2 IT IS NIMH SAFE?
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I bought your XPK1 gift pack and had had it assembled, I havent recieved it yet, but I was just browsing your site and found the page about the problem with the new GP3300s fitting in XXX cars. I plan on using the packs in a XXX bk2, do you assemble them in a way so that they will fit? The bk2 may have an updated chassi that corrects the problem, but I havent heard anything about that. Will my packs fit in the XXX bk2? And if they wont fit is there any chance I can get an exchange, or even just a reassembly so that they will fit? Im sorry for the inconvenience, I just noticed that page.

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They should fit fine. GP has shortened the cells since that problem. If they do not fit do not worry they will take care of you. Thanks for using Pro Match!!!
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Old 12-20-2003, 04:27 AM   #345
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OK PLEASE TELL ME THE BEST WAY TO TAKE CARE OF PROMATCH CELLS I HAVE A SMART TRAY WITH NO DIRECTIONS

TELL ME IF I AM CLOSE

CHARGE @ 5AMPS
RUN THEM
TAKE OUT DISCHARGE AT 20 AMPS
PUT IN TREY TILL NEXT WEEK

MOST OF TIME I RUN THEM 2 TIMES ARE 3 LOL

THE TRAYS I HAVE SAYS ITS FOR NICADS SMART TRAY 2 IT IS NIMH SAFE?
Ok, here ya go....

I will put mine on the tray before the first race day charge(after I have discharged @ 20amps) for about 20 mins then charge them up.

You can put them on the tray again at the end of the day but DO NOT LEAVE THEM ON THE TRAY. You do not want to leave them on till the lights go out. I would advise no more than 45mins or so. If you are gonig to use them within a week then just take them off the tray in the time I specified and leave them like that till next weekend. If you aren't gonna use them for a few weeks then charge them up fully for storage till you race again. You will want to discharge them @ 20amps the night before raceday when storing fulling charged and tray them like I said above on raceday before using them. If you got anymore questions about this process hit me on AIM name "promatchrcr"
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