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Old 12-21-2007, 01:18 AM
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I was gonna order a Trinity NOW but would like to know what other accessories I need? I know the chargers that come with these are generally slow and crappy. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good quality, fast charger for lipos that I also might be able to use for my other cheapo toys (Blade CX heli, storm launcher, cheapo foamie flyers etc). Also what batteries should I pick up as spares for the Trinitynow? I know nothing about lipo batteries so please give me details on exactly which batteries and charger I should get from what website if possible. I would appreciate any help!! Sorry to be such a newbie!!
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:15 AM
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I got mine a couple days ago, and am somewhat disappointed with the build quality, but the truck itself and the components work well as a package, and this thing is definitely fast.

I have contacted Trinity and will get back to you guys after I have received a response from them on my issues. I am hoping that they handle it well.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:20 AM
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ORIGINAL: 850R

I know the chargers that come with these are generally slow and crappy.
While the charger is probably not the one you want to use if you get a larger capacity pack, for the stock pack it does a good job. It is a balancing charger that charges at 750mA, so a full charge should take less than two hours. Even with a top of the line charger, you generally don't want to charge lipo at more than 1C, which will take a full hour to charge the pack. The only thing wrong with the charger is the fact it is AC only.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:22 AM
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850r,

what is your budget for a charger? I sell a charger that lets you charge 2 packs at once and Balance them at the same time also. I can charge 2 pack in less then 1hr
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:10 AM
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hey let me know how things go with trinity because i would like to get the things i am missing and a ftont shock as mine is bunk.
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:37 PM
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Definitely looks cool. Anyone got the dimensions of the battery holder... more specifically the length. If its 100mm+ then you have tons of options for lipos.

On a side note, the mamba 25 can take 4s lipos for a short period of time, but can't run 4s all day. If you drag race, 4s is possible since you only run the car for 10 seconds at a time. Tony Phalen set the mini speed record on a mamba 25/6800 and 4s lipos.

As far as the motors go, I'd suggest a larger 24mm can like an Aon, Ammo 24mm series, or even a Wraith. The motor that included is already longer than a mamba by like 5mm, so going to a mamba would actually be a downgrade in power. If I buy this truck, the Aon 4900kv motor would be my choice for 3s. The wraith would be my choice for 2s.
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:54 PM
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ORIGINAL: pvt_pile

Definitely looks cool. Anyone got the dimensions of the battery holder... more specifically the length. If its 100mm+ then you have tons of options for lipos.
I did a quick measurement with a ruler that didn't quite fit, and got 4.25x1.5x0.8"
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:32 PM
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I just confirmed with Trinity the motor is a 4400kv motor.. I just orderd the 17T pinion for mine. make sit go about 60mph or more.. stock is 13T Trinity said they tried a 6800KV motor and it was insane fast. but run times drop to about 6-7minutes


with stock motor and 13T pinion 40mph 12minutes
Stock motor 17T pinion 60mph 9-10 minutes


Also If you change the Speedcontrol setting to Starting Power HIGH.. it gets rid of the lag at startup.. and more the timing to LOW.. that glitching on take off will dissappear


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ORIGINAL: thetable

I did a quick measurement with a ruler that didn't quite fit, and got 4.25x1.5x0.8"
ok, so about 107mm x 37mm x 20mm ball park. not bad. This allows the use of lipos in the range of 2000-2500mah. You should definitely be able to up the run times to 20-30 mins on those lipos.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:25 PM
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watsup with all this glichting im hearing aboout it ??? is it that badley made????? and why do half of teh people say thers came with no users manuale
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:55 PM
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people are calling the sometimes lag at startup Glitching . which it really is thje speedcontol needs to be reprogrammed

I am looking for some high MAH lipo with no luck cant find anything that will fit
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ORIGINAL: 850R

I was gonna order a Trinity NOW but would like to know what other accessories I need? I know the chargers that come with these are generally slow and crappy. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good quality, fast charger for lipos that I also might be able to use for my other cheapo toys (Blade CX heli, storm launcher, cheapo foamie flyers etc). Also what batteries should I pick up as spares for the Trinitynow? I know nothing about lipo batteries so please give me details on exactly which batteries and charger I should get from what website if possible. I would appreciate any help!! Sorry to be such a newbie!!
Most lipo chargers take about an hour to charger a lipo battery.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:01 PM
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I would suggest anyone buying one of these cars to also buy the Castle Link. The firmware on the Mamba esc might need to be upgrade to the newest version.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:03 PM
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yeah the castle link makes it alot easier to program plus making those changes i recommend make a big difference
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:04 PM
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The bodies look like they were run into a wall!
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:05 PM
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What you trying to say I can't Drive??!?!




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Old 12-21-2007, 04:07 PM
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No, just the way Trinity designed them to fit doesn't appeal to me at ALL. Trucks look very well built, front-end looks suspiciously like the Mini Inferno, other than the stock body, I like it.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:11 PM
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I was J/K I thought they were damaged when I 1st got them

but the truck is very well made and handle Great and power is insane tommorow I will have video with stock 13t and the 17T one
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:12 PM
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I would be interested in putting one through hell, but I want a kit or roller, as I don't need the Mamba
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:54 PM
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You guys are driving me nuts![sm=bananahead.gif] I ordered mine yesterday from Tower and my wife just called and said what did you order from Tower now. It's at work, but I'm stuck at home with the kids because it's Christmas break. AUUUGHHH! I guess I can wait a few hours but man it's hard not to order extras for it in the mean time.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:43 PM
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For a lot of you thinking about buying one I would wait.. This seems to be the same deal as the Trinity NEXT.. When it first came out a lot of people were disappointed but a short time after Trinity worked things out. Just some food for thought
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:27 PM
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This seems to be the same deal as the Trinity NEXT.. When it first came out a lot of people were disappointed but a short time after Trinity worked things out. Just some food for thought
Yeah , but this is based on the NEXT and they've worked the bugs outta that , so hopefully the NOW wont have many bugs to work out .
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:58 PM
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I have 2 of these Ive had no problems at all about 2hr of run time so far...


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I haven't even gotten through a full battery pack, and it looks like I will have to place another order with Tower to get the parts I need. I have called every LHS and none have the Trinity parts I need, even though they share a part number with the NEXT. I would definitely wait for a little bit and let Trinity get the bugs out, hopefully they will.

Here was what I sent Trinity with my issues:
I recently ordered one of the NOW's from Tower hobbies. After
getting it and running it for a bit, I must say I am a bit disappointed in
the overall build quality. Here are the issues that I have.

I believe the front upright was broken out of the box, as it exhibited
some strange handling, but I didn't notice it until the motor screws came
loose and it slipped out of position. Now the motor uses phillips screws
to locate the motor, which in some conditions would be fine, but where the
motor is on this truck, they are BAD. There is no straight shot at them
with a screwdriver, so in an attempt to get them in there tight, I am sure
to strip them out. Why couldn't you use allen screws where I could get a
nice ball end wrench in there to tighten to my hearts desire? I also
noticed that the rear lower a arm is missing one of the e-clips, and that
the front right axle is stripped. The body holes were not lined up quite
right, the body required a fair amount of flex to get it on the mounting
posts and I had to greatly enlarge the hole for the antenna because it was
too far foward and off-center forcing the antenna tube to be pushed
forward and to she side. My only other complaints are that the steering
servo does not provide quite enough torque, although that may be related
to the broken upright, and I would have greatly appreciated any other
battery connectors over the Tamiya plugs (preferably Deans).

Other than those complaints, I am really impressed by the amount of car
that you offer at this price point.

Thanks you for taking the time to consider my complaints.


And here is the response I got back from them:
I appreciate your concerns and opinions on our NOW. We are always looking
for information to help better our product down the line. Regarding the
motor screws, we use Phillips as this vehicle is sold world wide and
Phillips is a standard world wide. not everyone uses Allen. You can replace
the current motor screws with Allen style screws. Thank you


ARGH, the one thing the decide to address in my complaints, they don't even give me a halfway decent answer. I call bull an the answer, because as I look the truck over, I see a few other allen screws. I may be parting it out on eBay here shortly.
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:10 AM
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Wowl I didnt have any issues with mine. I did get mine from trinity direct. Whatever parts you need I have them instock if you need some parts .. I even have the 17T pinions which makes it do like 60mph very quickly

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