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  1. I charged my first lipos today and no there isn't the option to have temperature cut off. I need to try and figure out the memory function to store each battery.
  2. Both fit - the 2s without filing and the 3s with a bit of filing to avoid pinching the cable. The 2s is very punchy with my 17 turn cheapo motor and 81/20 gearing. Both are thin so need some bubble wrap in there. Filing: Length comparison 3s, nimh, 2s: Plenty of space for 2s: 3s not tight either: 3s, nimh, 2s: Fun times!!
  3. ...wait. I've found something that looks about right...
  4. Hi all, I bought a cheap lipo alarm from Hobby king. It didn't come with instructions. It can be used up to 4S but I'm not sure which way round to connect the balance plug. Any ideas?
  5. I haven't had any bother but I reckon what happened with the rear diff loosening was the thrust bearing momentarily seizing with the heat and over tightening then the 2x25mm bolt loosened in the nylock nut. I wouldn't suggest my method of aggressively running in the diffs if they are set quite tight. In other news I accidentally purchased a centre one way. I like the idea of tail happy behaviour. I would have preferred a front one way but nothing available in the UK.
  6. Thanks for the info - that's a charging party you have going on there!
  7. Have you tried pressing the arrow buttons during charging? There are additional charging details in there and that's where I find the charger internal and sensor external temperature.
  8. Paranoia on my part I guess. I'm reassured by what you've said though. I do remember charging nicads until they were very hot when I had a Falcon at age 13 - as a grown up I'm a bit more cautious .
  9. The temp sensor appears in general settings not nimh menu I think. Will check later.
  10. Thanks Speedy, I'm definitely guilty of changing lot's of things at once rather than being methodical. The RC Handbook is good and I'm just looking at the Hudy guide. It's never going to see a track so the setup is just for fun - I've got myself a camber and toe gauge which have been useful so far. I agree with the satisfaction in making changes and noting how it affects performance (I once had a Volvo estate which I modified (aka...ruined) by fitting stiffer/lower suspension etc - that wasn't so satisfying as it had to take me to work everyday and cost a fortune). I'll get out on the weekend with a few batteries and a wrench!
  11. I've just finished building my Dark Impact and wondered if there was some accepted wisdom on setting ride height and upper/lower shock mounting points on a DF03? I don't want to be constantly fettling it - while it will be mostly on road it needs to be OK if I take it somewhere bumpy ie: I accept there is a compromise but perhaps there's a good starting point? I read about keeping the lower arms level but also the dogbones level which would be a lot lower. Set rear slightly higher than front? Thanks in advance, Huw.
  12. In the end I bought one of these as it claims to be slightly smaller and I'm nervous of cutting the chassis: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-battery-nano-tech-2700mah-3s-65-130c-lipo-pack-xt-60.html?countrycode=GB&gclid=Cj0KCQiA-JXiBRCpARIsAGqF8wVh23Z9z6o9JXzxxk3uzKt5A7TZ4UKNnvi2ClUg-wYkdoj02Q5v4r0aApBYEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds and one of these in case I can't hack the oomph (again, looks like it will fit without cutting)... https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-battery-3000mah-2s-40c-lipo-pack-xt-60.html I'll let you know how it goes..
  13. Just to add feedback... I've used the new charger a few times. Easy to set up and operate. I bought the optional temperature sensor for my NIMH packs - this seems to be under read compared to my IR thermometer ie: it says 20 degrees when the actual temperature is 25 degrees. I've only used trickle charge so far (0.1C) and I just set the charger to stop when the temperature reaches 20 degrees (really 25 degrees) in my cold workshop (messy dining room). This means it cuts out before reaching the delta peak threshold but i'm happy knowing the pack is warm and therefore, so I understand, fully charged.
  14. I think red would be cool. I'm not keen on the Dark Impact box art decals (though if I'd not torn a few I would have fitted them).
  15. Thanks. Yes, I may have over damped the front (and my driving is poor!!).
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