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    Is it pretty dumb to run a 3s lipo on a brushed slash? (Titan/Xl5)

    Hi guys I know that statistically you probably should not try to run a 3s lipo with an xl5 but has anybody done it? If so how fast did it run? (Also, please don't tell me just to go get a brushless system.)

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    Yes it is dumb you will just smoke the esc or motor...but if you want to try it anyways make a vid
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    How many volts is the lipo? XL-5 is rated for 8.4v. It would be dumb to run an 11volt battery on the xl-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by warcara View Post
    How many volts is the lipo? XL-5 is rated for 8.4v. It would be dumb to run an 11volt battery on the xl-5
    It's actually 9.6v
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    +1 eschmitt...
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    My xl-5's wont even turn on with a 3s,but I have heard and seen a video of one that did.
    I personally don't run 3s in the slash anyway,but would never do it with the xl-5.
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    could the velineon brushless system handle a 4s lipo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingersquirrel98 View Post
    could the velineon brushless system handle a 4s lipo?
    I saw a video on youtube and this guy "claimed" he put two 2cell lipos in a 1/16th revo vxl but he didn't show the lipos on camera so who know's but that thing was QUICK he was back flipping at decent speeds and standing backflips like nothing, but I don't see a need for 4s lipos, trust me 3s lipo is more then enough and too much worrying about temps while you're running

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    I wasnt planning on running 2x 2s lipos but I just thought it might be cool
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    IMHO I wouldn't even try it, it wouldn't be worth frying your esc, it might work the first time or even a couple times but I guarantee you it's slowly ruining something, if you want to have insane speeds and tear stuff up trust me you'll be more than good enough with a 3cell

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    Xl5 is 2s capable and vxl is 3s capable. Any more than that and you risk burning something up. Period.

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