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Old 06-20-2009, 12:40 PM
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Ok guys running an all stock mini e-revo including the stock battery . The motor get 140ish as doest the esc BUT the battery was 180°F. I think thats a bit toooooo hot for the battery
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Well with luck if I manage to get enough money I should have mine tomorrow or some time in the week coming up!!!!

I hope when you finally get your money. it will still be IN STOCK!
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Well, Just ran it on 2s lipo. I have to say I like that the best. Its very fast but not to fast to be out of control
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http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...1767D5DAEC6230

I took this out to a small bash spot this morning, there is only one video uploaded so far but there will be 4 soon.
It's a pretty fun truck even though the stock tires are not the best match for really loose dirt.
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Where are you guys getting the different rated springs?
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stock gears out of box are 28t pinoin 50 spur......Thats for one battery when you go to two batteries you are to change the pinion to the optional one,it's a 23t pinion...comes in the box..I guess the 28 would be way too much with 14.4v....would be cool to do one speed pass with the stock pinion and two bats. would break 60mph i would think.

It was insane! Also got the motor hot and the packs hot. But I did it more than once. Still can pull wheelies for teh firts 50 ft if you don't ease into it. I'm gonna do it one more time. Maybe make a vid of that run.
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ORIGINAL: KRO

2s is gonna be the sweet spot for off road , even with the 23t on its still pretty quick and with 3s in it its ballistic !

Already swapped the springs too black rear , tan front . Went too 50wt oil in the rear and left the front stock . Seems too work a little smoother now over the smaller bumps .
If you have an issue with it nose diving or the back flipping up, soft rear spring. The stiff spring should be in the front. It my full size I have one or two rates up in teh front from teh rear. I try to kepp teh rea soft with no spring back. Te front stif to add that bite and make it bounce up.

I see that somone sells ball bearings for teh steering and suspension rockers. I take it that we have bushings?

It seems like traxxas is kinda high on price for the alum upgrades for this thing. just sell us some cheap regular turnbuckles.
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:51 PM
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Towerhobbies.com The TOYZ.com has them in stock. Hurry.

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I am new to the electric scene and would like some guidance about which batteries to choose for the 1/16 E-Revo. I was looking at the 1600mah Team Orion battery pack and can get them for roughly $35 a pack off of ebay. Are there pros/cons to these batteries? I have two hump packs from Team Orion in my Savages and they are holding up very well.

If anyone can direct me to better and or cheaper batteries then that would be great. Any other advice that one might give about battery selection? What kind of performance would you guys think I would get out of the e-revo with two 1600mah Team Orion batteries?

Speed, run-time, punch?

With lipos, I would need a pretty hefty charger, correct? I would also have to cycle the batteries as well, right? Are the lipos water-proof?

Depending on those questions, I think that the "normal" batteries would best suit me since I will only be bashing with this thing and it will be my extra little toy. I would assume that I would hit high 40's/low 50's with the Orion batteries, no?

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Old 06-20-2009, 08:07 PM
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I just found some 1700mah packs from a respected maker/seller on ebay. The wiring is 14 ga opposed to the 16 ga on the Team Orion batteries. Would there be any noticeable difference between the two? Just want to verify, 14 ga is thicker than 16 ga, correct?
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have you guys encountered any problems yet?
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Be careful with the packs you use regarding size. The dimensions of the stock battery is 92mm (hair over 3.5in)L x 33mm (hair over 1.25in)W x 17mm (hair over 0.5in)H. My LHS walked me through this by phone since I'm not a NiMH man. They are not Sub-C's but maybe 6- 2/3A cells? If they are too big to fit in the battery compartment, you wasted time and money. The compartment is a rhomboid shape that is maximally 104mmL x 35mmW (or deep) X 22mmH. The rhomboid shape gradually cuts down onthat length by 5mm on each side. Here are the batteries I found at my LHS. The Integy is around the same size as stock. Would shoot for packs that are similar in size. As for Lipos, there are many 2 or 3S packs that fit ranging from 1350mAh to 2200mAh (2S). The sweet spot for 3S parallel is 1550-1750mAh packs. Hobby City has alot of GOOD cheap Lipo batteries BUT they seem to be out of stockon most of them or they are now selling on Ebay
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Here's more info on the springs concerning color and rates (the greater the stiffer)

TRA7145 - Shock Spring GTR(2), 1.76 Rate, Orange
TRA7146 - Shock Spring GTR(2), 1.92 Rate,Green
TRA7147 - Shock Spring GTR(2), 2.06 Rate, Tan
TRA7148 - Shock Spring GTR(2), 2.22 Rate, Black

Towerhobbies just ran out of BLACK
The Toys has the ones I want ie Tan/Black
Ebay has the whole set for $16 cgi.ebay.com/Traxxas-1-16-E-Revo-Shock-Springs-7145-7146-7147-7148_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2em20Q2el1116 QQhashZitem4ce9a03df0QQitemZ330337107440QQptZRadio Q5fControlQ5fPartsQ5fAccessoriesQQsalenotsupported

If you want 380 canheatsinkswith fans try Ebay cgi.ebay.com/Yeah-Racing-380-Motor-Heat-Sink-BU-YA-0133BU_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ65Q3a1Q7c66Q3a2 Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3 a50QQ_trksidZp3911Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem45e70a22c8 QQitemZ300228944584QQptZRadioQ5fControlQ5fPartsQ5f AccessoriesQQsalenotsupported

If you want 25T & 26T pinions go to Towerhobbies

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The Orion batteries fit perfectly in the compartment. When I was at my LHS today I actually put them into a 1/16 Slash...I'm assuming that the compartments are the same for the E-Revo, correct? And the ebay guy specifically made the batteries for the 1/16 Slash and E-Revo.

How much would 6 lipos and a charger cost? A lipo charger is needed for them, correct? And they have to be cycled as well, don't they?

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Heres Mine:
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Now you just need for HPI to release a 1/16 Flux and you will have a family...
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How much would 6 lipos and a charger cost? A lipo charger is needed for them, correct? And they have to be cycled as well, don't they?

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From HobbyCity,six 2S 2200mAh LiPo's would cost you $12.79 each or roughly $78.00. The Turnigy LiPo charger is $38, so your total would be $116 + shipping. You DO need a charger made for charging LiPo's; however, unlike NiMh batteries, they do not need to be cycled before use, LiPo's do need to be balance when charged so that the cells match and discharge equally. The Turnigy charger is a balancing charger, and it is the Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 5A Balancer/Charger.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=7028

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Oh, wow. That is considerably cheaper than the Orion and ebay batteries. DO those lipos come with Traxxas connectors as well? Besides having longer run time, are there any other advantages/disadvantages to these lipos compared to the batteries I posted?
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Oh, wow. That is considerably cheaper than the Orion and ebay batteries. DO those lipos come with Traxxas connectors as well? Besides having longer run time, are there any other advantages/disadvantages to these lipos compared to the batteries I posted?

Alot more power b/c of a higher voltage under load. I just ordered 4 of the 2200flightmax batteries from hobbycity. Right now I am useing a 2100 20C 2s lipo from efite. Night and day difference from the cheap stock bettery.
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The only problem I have found with my Zipp's is you have to trim a little off the rear of the battery doors because the wires exit out the side of the packs .

Besides that they have been great and well worth the money IMO
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Today I am going to try something I normally don't, running two 6-cell NIMH in parallel to see if I get more than 2x the runtime than with one.  The cheap no-brand packs I am using, got them $9.99 at a hobby people sale; they aren't lasting much past 5 minutes and the packs are pretty hot by the end of the run. 
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Parallel=using the y-harness or something else?

Do those lipos come with Traxxas plugs as well, or would one have to solder them on?

Would the 2100 2s have so much power that it would put excess strain on parts and cause premature wear? What would the difference be between the Orion 1600, ebay 1700 and lipo 2100? You said night and day from cheap stock battery, but what about those?
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Parallel=using the y-harness or something else?

Do those lipos come with Traxxas plugs as well, or would one have to solder them on?

Would the 2100 2s have so much power that it would put excess strain on parts and cause premature wear? What would the difference be between the Orion 1600, ebay 1700 and lipo 2100? You said night and day from cheap stock battery, but what about those?

Running two batteries in parallel requires a parallel harness which you can buy or make.

The 2200 2S LiPo's from HobbyCity donot come with Traxxas plugs. You can cut off the JST connectors from the battery and solder the Traxxas female plugon. If you decide to do this with any battery, make sure to cut and solder one wire from the batteryat a time to prevent shorting!Most "hard core" RCer's use their favorite connectors for all oftheir vehicles, usually Deans or Power Poles. Standardizing on a single connector makes charging, and using batteries and ESC's among different vehicles, much easier.

The 2200 2S LiPo's from HobbyCity will not put undue stress or excess strain on the car's parts nor will they cause premature wear. For the real differences among batteries and battery types, I suggest you decide what you like and feel comfortable with the most. Everyone has their own opinion about such thingsand few people post empirical data.
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