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  1. Thread: erevo

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    Yes, I agree - why? I guarantee discharging...

    Yes, I agree - why?

    I guarantee discharging the pack down to the equivalent of 3.0 volts per cell is damaging the lowest voltage cell(s) within the pack. With this said there is absolutely no...
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    A stock Summit will operate just fine on any...

    A stock Summit will operate just fine on any reasonable quality 5000mAh or larger 2S packs.
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    No, that is the best part - the vents are bolt on...

    No, that is the best part - the vents are bolt on parts and as such removing the vanes will not hurt anything as you noted.
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    The vertical vanes in the black vents are...

    The vertical vanes in the black vents are EXTREMELY easy to remove. Just cut them out, smooth off any rough edges and you are good to go. If you do not like the results, you only have to buy new...
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    A dremel tool will work very well.

    A dremel tool will work very well.
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    Yeah, I should have said for any pack with wires...

    Yeah, I should have said for any pack with wires centered and/or to one end of the pack.
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    For any battery pack used in the ERevo or Summit,...

    For any battery pack used in the ERevo or Summit, I recommend removing the vertical vanes in the rear battery bay vents and then passing the wires out through the now opened vent area. Works great!
  8. Thread: Lipo puffed

    by Jakey
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    Highly unlikely as long as the pack was not...

    Highly unlikely as long as the pack was not stored completely empty or full.

    As long as the cells are stored anywhere close to half full, they will be fine. A proper storage level is anywhere...
  9. Thread: Lipo puffed

    by Jakey
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    I think you meant, make sure to not...

    I think you meant, make sure to not over-discharge them. :)
  10. Thread: Lipo puffed

    by Jakey
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    If your battery pack is puffed top and bottom, it...

    If your battery pack is puffed top and bottom, it is most likely due to over-discharging. If true then somehow, someway the pack was pulled down to a level so low that all the cells within the pack...
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    Could not agree more with your post! :thumbup:

    Could not agree more with your post! :thumbup:
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    Any battery that uses larger gauge wires...

    Any battery that uses larger gauge wires typically only needs the slot in the chassis enlarged slightly.
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    I absolutely guarantee that is not true for some...

    I absolutely guarantee that is not true for some RC battery companies!!!
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    ksb nailed it! The matched Nimh packs of...

    ksb nailed it! The matched Nimh packs of yesterday were INCREDIBLE performers, actually equal of nearly any RC LiPo pack of similar capacity available yet today. However those Nimh packs were very...
  15. Thread: Lipo Storage

    by Jakey
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    Depending upon the length of storage, yes it...

    Depending upon the length of storage, yes it could make a difference.
  16. Thread: a happy lipo

    by Jakey
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    Good to hear the pack was recovered, but be very...

    Good to hear the pack was recovered, but be very careful in the future with this battery. It was damaged by the previous low discharge. Always be cautious when charging this battery pack!
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    Yes. Started many, many years ago (no jokes Reed...

    Yes. Started many, many years ago (no jokes Reed :) ) and owned several different bikes and brands. Raced competitively in AMA Enduros for several years and now I trail ride/trail race. Currently...
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    What dirt bike do you race? :thumbup: :)

    What dirt bike do you race? :thumbup: :)
  19. Thread: Lipo suggestions

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    Which brand?

    Which brand?
  20. Thread: Lipo suggestions

    by Jakey
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    A hard case would not prevent damage due to...

    A hard case would not prevent damage due to impact or compression on the cell ends, nor does a hard case prevent puffing.
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    Yeah, I missed the charge rate comment in PC's...

    Yeah, I missed the charge rate comment in PC's post. My bad. :o :mellow:
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    Leaving a Nimh pack empty or near empty for...

    Leaving a Nimh pack empty or near empty for storage is a BIG problem as the cells will self-discharge to a point low enough to cause irreversible damage. Never, ever allow Nimh packs to...
  23. Thread: Lipo suggestions

    by Jakey
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    That's not puffing, but rather damage due to...

    That's not puffing, but rather damage due to impact or possible crashing. True warranties are meant to cover manufactured defects and nothing more!
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    How did your Boost battery fit into the battery...

    How did your Boost battery fit into the battery bay? When I purchased a few Boost battery packs for testing in my Traxxas 1/16th vehicles; the packs performed great, but they were so large as to be...
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    The typical racer would not notice any difference...

    The typical racer would not notice any difference worth worrying about in the mod 4WD SCT class when using a short-length adaptor setup as noted. However for the person making speed passes back and...
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