hey there everyone. name is Dave and am a proud owner of an XO-1 for a couple weeks now . i'm a newbie to this type of RC, but have driven several rc's in the past, just nothing to this advanced. and even though it says "expert drivers", it was an awesome $ deal that i couldn't pass up.
anyways, been trolling the forum for a couple weeks searching and getting some knowledge about the XO. lots of useful info from some very experienced people i see. but i did have a couple questions that i was curious about that i can't really find.
one is, i've driven the car a few times in the past couple weeks (stock gears out of the box till i do a couple mods). i noticed on the transmitter dashboard, the voltage starts off at 25v and when it gets down to 19v, the car dies. is this the normal cut off for this? if so, what is the reason why? seems 19v is still quite a bit of stored energy to drive on. but i'm most likely wrong (remember <-----newb lol)
second one is, noticed a couple empty ports on the tQi, what are some things everyone is adding to them to "personalize" their XO?
big thanks ahead of time to everyone :-)
19 total volts is 3.167 volts per cell. Most likely the low voltage cutoff is set to 3.2v per cell. So, this seems normal to me. You can add extra cooling fans, lights, etc. to the extra ports on the receiver.
shew, ok cool. am glad that is normal.
so as far as the extra fans and lights and such go, i am going to assume once they are plugged in and the unit is switched on, they will just come on automatically and aren't really programmable options? say, installing red led brake lights and having them light up with the brakes are engaged?
Yeah, you definitely need a controller to get the lights to do different things, otherwise they will just stay lit when powered from the receiver.
so, I bought the light kit that razorback showed a link to. very cool kit. did a dry run on it to make sure everything worked ok. everything worked fine. went through and ran the the wires through with the other wires making it "neat" did another hookup before I drilled holes in the body to make sure everything still worked......and nope. some lights flashed when they shouldn't, others didn't flash when the should and some didn't come on at all. so, luckily I didn't have holes in the bod before I tried the lights again. did get a refund from the seller which was good and didn't want the item back because it came from china and the shipping would have been ridiculous. so now I just have some extra LED's.
just wanted to let you all know about the kit. idk if it was a fluke thing or if something is over juicing the controller in the kit. but it worked once lol.