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Anyone into R/C?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by A.D., Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Nov 18, 2013 at 8:10 AM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    Congrats on the podium Michael :woot:

    any more news/pictures of the buggy yall were designing? :spy:

    my only gripe is that this thing has a very weak slipper clutch, and the brushless really emphasizes that. it's either too loose, or you've completely bound the spring and locked up the slipper. gonna start looking for a stiffer spring and try to find that happy medium that actually bites, but still allows some slip when needed. maybe try to find a better clutch disk too.

    i'm also going to try a slightly higher gearing. the momba came with another pinion with a couple more teeth i'm going to test out.

    i did blow out a front axle (first breakage) but it was operator error, when i clipped a pretty good sized rock with the right front tire at about 30 mph. tossed the thing into a real nice flat spin and bew out the joint on the shaft in one shot. everything else has held up like a dream so far though.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    littledvl ride BMX!

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    I seen people running aluminum pads and having it hold up decent with dual motors and brushless setups. ill probably toss my mamba in sometime in the next few weeks, got a lot going on right now into Dec.

    I havnt broken anything but have had a few servos go out for hi/low and lockers.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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    mjbtaco low and slow

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    Thanks!!

    here are some sorry if theyre reposts lol

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  4. Nov 18, 2013 at 10:50 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    Nice! I don't think the last photos you posted even had a motor in it. you get a chance to drive it yet?
     
  5. Nov 25, 2013 at 1:31 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    nice :) the axial?
     
  6. Nov 25, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    I want a wraith so bad. I have been looking for a newsed on craigslist for a good deal. Proly gonna just get a kit and put my own electronics on it. Which one did you get?
     
  7. Nov 25, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    Anyone have a extra battery they would sell? my battery in my ridgecrest wont hold a charge for more than a minute im not sure what the deal is
     
  8. Nov 25, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    With batteries its always best to get new, you don't know what life the battery has been given :D
     
  9. Nov 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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    Yea i know, i just want to minimize upgrades and some things that im gonna change anyhow. This is the motor and ESC im gonna get for it. http://www.atomik-rc.com/540-35T-Brushed-320A-Waterproof-ESC-Combo.html?sc=31&category=476795 To answer your question from above you do not want to run LiPo's dead. Your ESC should have a low voltage cut off that shuts the vehicle down at a certain voltage so you dont run it dead. I dont know much about them as i am still using 6 cell NiMh's in my short course. But as with most battery's a full cycle is usually best.
     
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  10. Nov 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    First, never discharge a LiPo fully. I think most ESC's will warn you before you over-discharge it.

    For storage, they (the people on Google) recommend an 80% charge and put it in the fridge.

    LiPo's do not get a memory like the older batteries do. If you run it a while, charge it back up immediately.

    I ran one of mine down pretty far once and didn't recharge it and it sat for a few weeks. It would then not charge, the charger kept giving an error. I used the Google to figure out how to revive it. You can set the charger to NiCad put a light trickle charge on it for a few minutes and try again. I saved mine, but YMMV, and you may end up with a charred homestead if you are not careful.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    That's what I do. I haven't used mine in a while and just charged them again (topped them off) so they don't drop too low.
     
  12. Nov 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    Lipos should not go under a certain a voltage, should be charged in a lipo bag (technically lol). Be balanced charged, stored with a minimum voltage, complicated etc etc lol. I use mine with a ESC with lipo cutoff, balance charge it and store it not dead but not fully charged. Supposely they get fat if stored charged
     
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  13. Nov 25, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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    awesome looking truck. glad you were able to work out the deal/exchange on it.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2013 at 2:56 AM
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    Awesome looking wraith! I miss mine..

    Lipos are a whole different ball game. As it's been said, NEVER discharge them fully. If you do you might as well throw it in the trash. Some esc's are not compatible with lipos (don't have lipo cutoff) and will run them dry. If you use a lipo make sure lipo cutoff is ON on your esc. Also, don't set your cutoff too low. A hard pull right before it hits cutoff will still make the volts drop below cutoff and you risk not being able to bring it back. If I am letting the batteries sit for more than a few days I will leave them at storage voltage rather than fully charged or at cutoff. I can't remember all the exact numbers... it's been a while since I sold my stuff. Might get back into it soon
     
  15. Nov 26, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    I don't have that same charger, but mine you can set it for the number of cells and mAh of the battery and it does the rest for you. For storage, I have settings at 80% of the rated mAh (although I haven't actually used them). So for yours, that would be 3200.

    Probably a good practice would be to always charge to 80% after you use it, and before you use it again, top it off.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    Hunter, i'd go digging on the manufacturer website for a PDF of the manual for that thing. i'm sure i could figure it out if i had it in my hands, but it's hard to figure out some of that stuff over the internet.

    a lot of the nicer chargers will actually have a storage mode. you balance charge the battery, and then storage mode drains the cells down to the proper voltage for leaving them extended periods of time.
     
  17. Nov 26, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    Is that just the AC6 or the AC680? I had the 680 which is nearly the same as the AC6.

    What are you trying to figure out?

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  18. Nov 26, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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    FearNothing321 You gonna eat that taco?

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  19. Nov 26, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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  20. Nov 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    curious to ask, anyone interested in a ft b4 and b44? both rtr with lipos

    b4 has a novak gtbII 13.5 turn along with a 17.5

    b44 have a 5.5t novak velocity.




    no more local tracks around my area along with needing money for caging my truck :)
     

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