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  1. With your parallel/series connection the ESC is...

    With your parallel/series connection the ESC is still seeing 22.2 volts nominal, so you want to set cell count at 6 cell.

    Kevin
  2. Running the same setup as you lostrustler except...

    Running the same setup as you lostrustler except with S215 prop. Finally got my first runs in this past weekend.

    I found the lvc on the **** a bit quirky.

    Originally had lvc set at 3.2v cut...
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    Hi Andrew, Finally got the chance to run my...

    Hi Andrew,

    Finally got the chance to run my Spartan this past weekend with 3674 1700Kv motor, **** ESC, and S215 prop. I will be doing up a detailed post soon, just want to get my pics and Eagle...
  4. Item 1 - Value 1 (forward only) Item 2 - Value 6...

    Item 1 - Value 1 (forward only)
    Item 2 - Value 6 (lipo cell count)
    Item 3 - Value 5 (3.4 volt) Start here and monitor residual cell voltage and residual capacity before making changes, this will...
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    I have no idea on the car stereo wire, not...

    I have no idea on the car stereo wire, not familiar with it. But I agree, get some 10 gauge silicone insulated wire. The stuff for RC is nice and flexible. (often called wet noodle)

    Kevin
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    I'm no electronics expert, but the speed at which...

    I'm no electronics expert, but the speed at which your lipos swelled, that sounds like a dead short.

    I don't know if leaving the batteries connected could have been the cause, but it is possible...
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    I think the problem will be that the LVC will be...

    I think the problem will be that the LVC will be monitoring combined voltage and your 4000mah battery could drop below 3.0v and ruin the battery, while your 5000mah still has power to spare.

    Kevin
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    I'm guessing you mean 3674, and yes it will bolt...

    I'm guessing you mean 3674, and yes it will bolt right in.

    Personally I would go with a bit lower Kv rated motor if you are running 6S, something a little closer to the stock 1600kv rating, but...
  9. Thread: trim tabs

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    Great idea:thumbup: Simple and effective. Kevin...

    Great idea:thumbup:
    Simple and effective.
    Kevin



    Just shy, hold the mounting screw against the drill bit, then mark the bit with a felt tip marker for a depth guide.

    I would also suggest a...
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    Hmmm... not sure, Leopard doesn't list that one...

    Hmmm... not sure, Leopard doesn't list that one either. Here are the 4074 models Leopard shows on their site. http://www.leopardhobby.com/product/product_veiws.asp?id=1251&functionID=01020201

    I...
  11. Thread: trim tabs

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    Yes, if you look at the transom from the inside...

    Yes, if you look at the transom from the inside you will see some extra "nubs" designed to accommodate screws that would allow the trim tabs to be mounted closer to the strut.

    These are not...
  12. Thread: Need help

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    Will do, I will be running an Eagle Tree System...

    Will do, I will be running an Eagle Tree System for the first few runs, so hopefully I can post some data on my setup that can evaluated by others and help them choose components for their setup.
    ...
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    It should be reliable, just like the other motor...

    It should be reliable, just like the other motor choices.

    The higher the Kv the higher the RPM's, and although there are those that have successfully run Kv up to 2200, the faster you spin things,...
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    Personally I would go with the 1700kv over the...

    Personally I would go with the 1700kv over the 1400kv, but either will work. The 1400 will just turn a bit slower.

    If you are upgrading the motor and cooling jacket it may be worthwhile to...
  15. Thread: Need help

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    The ice is finally off the lake, but I was...

    The ice is finally off the lake, but I was working this weekend so wasn't able to get out. This coming weekend I will be running, even if I have to get up at 4 a.m. to get calm waters. :eek:

    Kevin
  16. Thread: Need help

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    Good to know, I have a couple 3 blade props I...

    Good to know, I have a couple 3 blade props I will be trying eventually.

    It will be interesting to see the results of the 220 on both motors.

    I will be starting with an S215 on the 1700kv and...
  17. Thread: Need help

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    What size 3 blade did you go with. Kevin

    What size 3 blade did you go with.

    Kevin
  18. Thread: Need help

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    Running great. Did you ever try a 3 blade...

    Running great.

    Did you ever try a 3 blade prop?

    Kevin
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    I agree the Tacon 1700 is a good choice (it is...

    I agree the Tacon 1700 is a good choice (it is what I will be running), along with the **** ESC.

    There are other good choices as well. The stock motor is a two pole 3674 1600kv (36mm diameter x...
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    Well stock is 42 x 59 so the proboat 40.4 x 63.5...

    Well stock is 42 x 59 so the proboat 40.4 x 63.5 should give a slight increase in speed and isn't a huge jump up so shouldn't too much extra load on the system.

    Kevin
  21. Hi, and welcome to the forum. There has been...

    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    There has been much discussion on this here, and here: http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=60
    so I won't go into much detail.

    Trim tab...
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    That is a sweet looking setup DJ, you do really...

    That is a sweet looking setup DJ, you do really nice work:thumbup:

    Kevin
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    Here is a good article that covers most of the...

    Here is a good article that covers most of the basics, and a little more, on Lipo Batteries: http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html

    I have done a cut and paste of a section from the...
  24. Thread: Connectors??

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    Sorta, Kinda. They are larger than Deans plugs...

    Sorta, Kinda. They are larger than Deans plugs and they have some texture on the plug compared to the smooth surface of the Deans so it is easier to get a grip on them, but there is more surface area...
  25. Thread: Connectors??

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    I ran deans ultra connectors on my SV27's and...

    I ran deans ultra connectors on my SV27's and like them as a connector, but they are only rated for 75 - 85 amps continuous.

    I have never seen an official rating on the Traxxas plugs, but most...
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