Gentlemen... ladies (if there are any female E-Revo drivers out there).
Here's the story in a short haul. My E-Revo began with all stock parts, and Nimh VENOM 5000 batteries. I ran the REVO on stock for about 23 runs until I made the change to twin VXL. The stock speed was clocked at 28 MPH, the brushless Twin VXL brought it up to 33 MPH. The reason for the 33 MPH speed was because I was still running the 5000 NIMH batteries.
Today, I drove the Revo with it's new brushless setup on a construction site. My mistake was running it after the Revo AND it's two Venom 5000 NIMH batteries have bin cooking in the back of my truck. I believe when I started the run, the batteries were at 90* F already. After a 10 minute run time I drove it in to diconnect the batteries.
The two Nimhs were FRIED. The black shrink wrap had shred to pieces due to the high temperatures. Temps of the batteries were at 279* F. Normally they would be at 168* F.
My mistake for running them at such hot temperatures. My LHS experts have done this before, they told me they should have bin at room temperature before running.
The batteries have been recycled, I now own two VENOM 3s LiPo packs.
As you can see in the images, I bought the whole "sha-bang." Total of $550 after Tax.
Gentlemen... My wallet hurts.
Now heres my problem, and I'm hoping that some of you drivers reading this have ran into the same problem in hopes you know how to get around it.
The Venom LiPo packs I bought as you can see in the pic does not fit well in the E-Revo's battery bays. As you can see in one of the pics, I did remove the plastic tension spring from the bay. I did manage to squeeze one pack in, but getting it out was like yanking a cop away from a donut shop. I couldn't even close the door.
I look to the professionals who have much more experience in LiPo and Brushless systems than me.
How do I get these batteries in the bay, or are they not meant for the E-Revo due to their size?
Does the VXL system have a good LiPo voltage cut-off? I read that it does have one, but what I'm asking is... "Is it idiot proof?" Cause guess which idiot fried his 5000 Nimh batteries from leaving the Revo in the back of a HOT truck. If I drive the E-Revo now with Lipo, will the VXL system cut off before I could do further damage to the battery packs?
SquaredVXL, I hope you're reading this, or Muttman. SquaredVXL, you've gone down this path long before I have, I am merely inspired by what you have already done to yours.
Thank you in advance everyone.
P.S. I'm running 22 pinions on both motors,