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    • #11567
      KittyKatSmack
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      WAHOOOOO IT s BACK!!!!!!!

      Missed you fella s
      :approve:

      Now for the important stuff…….
      My Skyline front guards are rubbing my low profiles…..
      Has anyone else had this problem????
      Solution ideas???
      Please???

      Cheers!

    • #44095
      Aaron
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      Easy, grind it out some more 😉

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      Site Owner Guy.

    • #44096
      KittyKatSmack
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      Bet you say that to all the girls!
      😉

    • #44112
      Shypo
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      eww thats not cool lol, just kidding, note to self keep Aarons pick up line LMAO

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    • #44120
      Impreza
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      lol, nice slip Aaron.

    • #44165
      jamiekulhanek
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      Muahahahahaaaaaaaa. Where did u get these tyres/wheels/whatever??

      Mini z stock have zero traction……..

    • #44178
      Shypo
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      i want sum low profile tires, i have had my Z not evn 6 hours and the tires are already pretty burnt down lol

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    • #44211
      jamiekulhanek
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      Yeah shypo, drifting and doing doeys is great fun huh. I reckon the tyres on the mini z are damn low profile, what is it that kitty is talikng about.

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    • #44224
      PandaBear
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      Kitty’s low profiles must be pretty furry by now, if she still uses the mZ to chase her pussies. :blush:

    • #44235
      Shypo
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      LOL at Panda, i lo0ve drifting i my Z, just boguth some new Batterys from Jaycar. 650mah
      NI-mhs

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    • #44241
      PandaBear
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      Aren’t 850mAh AAAs available here yet?



      I had opportunity recently to discuss with several battery wholesalers/distributors in Asia, into the conversation fell details regarding the stuff that certain Oz chainstores sell for cheap.

      When a factory manufacture a cell, even with the tightest quality controls you will still get a varied range of quality coming out the other end. What the company does is then *test* the cell, and then grade them according to specs.

      There are various grades of rechargeable cells… highest is “Milspec”, then comes “Industrial” and then “Consumer – branded”. All these have to meet certain preset specifications.

      Then all the remaining rejects get sold off too… usually as unlabelled cells of unguaranteed performance. Its not uncommon to find shorted or open-circuit cells within this lot; sometimes this refuse is even sold “by the kilo”.

      In this industry, you get what you pay for.

    • #44243
      me and me lude
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      “When a factory manufacture a cell, even with the tightest quality controls you will still get a varied range of quality coming out the other end. What the company does is then *test* the cell, and then grade them according to specs.”

      that’s exactly how computer processors are done as well
      it’s a cheap way to manufacture, cause there is only 1 process (instead of a 700mAh production line, 800 mAh production line) and also hardly anything is thrown out, it just gets labelled to a lower rating

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    • #44244
      Shypo
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      i didnt c them, i was told these were best for now:clown:

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    • #44247
      PandaBear
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      Yeah, “best” out of a heap of brown dog logs perhaps. 🙁

    • #44250
      Shypo
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      pretty much, i dont really know my batterys to well so i went with what a couple of people told me and the charger i have probably cant support anything over 800mah, i may be wrong but i dont want to risk it. plus those cells are damn expensive

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    • #44264
      jamiekulhanek
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      Well if you call the rechargeable NiMHs doglogs, what do you call commercially available AAA Alkalines?

      My charger tells me that my 650AAA’s are charging up to 900mAh, whether this is an accurate figure, I don’t know.
      The cells get a bit hot, so I think the charger is telling me the gross capacity, and some of the power is wasted in the cell as heat, so the net capcity may only be about 650mAh.

      I’m in on these Milspecs, i’m sure thay have very low internal resistance etc. sounds like race winners.

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    • #44277
      PandaBear
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      The charging-up figure usually isn’t too accurate, if your charger can cycle them use the figure from the discharging instead.

      AAA alkalines actually work better than imagined in an MiniZ… they do pump out 6V total. Plus I’ve got a charger that can charge ’em, as long as they’re not run flat.

      Am still waiting for Sony or Energizer Japan (not Mexico) to bring out some AAA batteries. Their AAs are great and longlived.

    • #44280
      jamiekulhanek
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      SoAAA alkailines actually give more power, and how do u charge AAA Alkos?

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    • #44308
      PandaBear
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      Got some big grey box invented by some fellas in Melbourne that I put the alks into. Strangely it just does the job…! :shy:

      Have tried quite a few different cells in it… from D, C, AA, AAA and even 9V and lantern 6Vs, even the lithium thingy from my Minolta.

      Only catch is that the battery can’t be totally flat, its best to recharge often and > 1.4V. This way can usually get 10+ cycles from each cell.

      The thing even signals if each cell is ‘good’ or ‘give up’ at the end of charge.

      Zinc-carbons can go in too, but they seem to fail faster after only a few cycles. Alkalines do best of all the supposedly non-rechargeable cells.

    • #44326
      jamiekulhanek
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      Hmmm im liking the sound of these things….

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    • #44331
      me and me lude
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      this sounds dangerous….
      the reason they shouldn’t be recharged is cause sometimes the wrong reaction occurs… instead of reversing the reaction, another reaction occurs instead, this one involves creating hydrogen gas…. thus explosive

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    • #44332
      jamiekulhanek
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      HEHEHE even more fun :D:D:D:D:D

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    • #44336
      me and me lude
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      hahahhahaahahah well if you see it that way…:D

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    • #44361
      PandaBear
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      Quote:
      this sounds dangerous….
      the reason they shouldn’t be recharged is cause sometimes the wrong reaction occurs… instead of reversing the reaction, another reaction occurs instead, this one involves creating hydrogen gas…. thus explosive

      Ahh, all you doubting thomases… 🙂

      Firstly… there’s not much volume inside an AA and there’s not much space for electrolyte. If it did gas, the volumes wouldn’t be much.

      Secondly… err, I’ve forgotten all my highschool chemistry now but I don’t think charging a carbon-zinc battery will produce H2 by itself, as if it did it’ll be by breaking up H2O in the paste electrolyte and there’ll be equal molarity of O2 as well.

      But yes – I charge my leadacid (“car”) batteries *outside*.

      Have tried charging C-Zn cells in trickle chargers before (who hasn’t?) but all of them rose in voltage but they go open circuit too. Probably a good indication that the electrolyte has dried up.

      Have no idea how the charger does it. Computer-controlled, so probably some kind of reverse pulsing is possible (eg 3 steps forward, one step back kinda idea). All a “trade secret” I’m sure.

    • #44370
      me and me lude
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      heheheh ok
      i’m not too sure where the hydrogen comes from
      all i know is that reaction is easy to start then the one which recharges the battery
      but if it produces O2 as well as H2 it’s even more dangerous….
      not enough oxygen creates a fireball like effect, enough oxygen creates an explosion

      and after it explodes you wouldn’t want all that battery acid and stuff on your face

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    • #44373
      PandaBear
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      Quote:
      i’m not too sure where the hydrogen comes from
      all i know is that reaction is easy to start then the one which recharges the battery
      but if it produces O2 as well as H2 it’s even more dangerous….
      not enough oxygen creates a fireball like effect, enough oxygen creates an explosion

      Haha, its not a “reaction”, its just electrolysis of water.

      Just get a beaker of clean water, add a little acid to it to
      make it pass a current and stick 2 electrodes into the water.
      Power them up with about 12V and lots of amps, and pretty soon
      you’ll see gas bubbles rising from the electrodes.

      I *think* you’ll get H2 from the +ve and O2 from the -ve; you’ll get twice as much volume of H2 than O2.

      2H20 => 2H2 + O2

      which is the perfect ratio for complete combustion back to H20. (Its just the energy you’ve pumped in getting released out, its a zero sum game.)

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      and after it explodes you wouldn’t want all that battery acid and stuff on your face

      And you thought lemon juice on raw wounds was bad!! 😯

    • #44379
      GT-ahh
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      i know this dude who got acid in his eye when a 9v exploded….ouch!

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    • #44383
      me and me lude
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      yeah i know about the electrolysis of water (i’m in year 12 this year, studying chemistry) but i don’t think batteries have any water in them

      also electrolysis is a type of reaction:p

      oh also i think hydrogen comes from the negative electrode, H+ ions that receive an electron

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    • #44389
      Barrelll
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      Hey People, i just got a new charger for AA/AAA’s. Im just wondering should you always discharge batteries? Both NiCad and NIMH or just one ? OR should you just keep topping them up?

      I think your supposed to discharge one and not the other but im not too sure so can someone please help me out ?

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    • #44407
      GT-ahh
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      nicds have a memory effect if u dont fully flatten them, so they need to be fully discharged.. NiMH have a reduced memory effect but i’d still recommmend flatening them before chargeing to prolong the life of the cell.

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    • #44408
      PandaBear
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      Quote:
      yeah i know about the electrolysis of water (i’m in year 12 this year, studying chemistry) but i don’t think batteries have any water in them

      The electrolyte is in the form of a paste, so there’s some water. Its like gelcells… the acid is a gel, but its still waterbased.

      Quote:
      also electrolysis is a type of reaction:p

      Depends on your definition… I say its not really a “reaction” as you need to pump power into it to make it happen.

      Quote:
      oh also i think hydrogen comes from the negative electrode, H+ ions that receive an electron

      Makes sense, I’ll believe ya! 🙂

    • #44420
      Barrelll
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      Cool thanks GT-Ahh … ill be discharging my nimhs then, what about alkalines? you know about that ?

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    • #44432
      PandaBear
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      Quote:
      nicds have a memory effect if u dont fully flatten them, so they need to be fully discharged.. NiMH have a reduced memory effect but i’d still recommmend flatening them before chargeing to prolong the life of the cell.

      Agree!

      Actually I’d even say discharge them after using and store them flat. If you’re talking individual cells you can put a resistor across each one and flatten them to 0V and store them with the resistor still connected.

      I also find NiMH has a higher level of self-discharge. If you charge and leave them unused, they’ll slowly lose charge by themselves but this rate is faster than a NiCd.

    • #44440
      Barrelll
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      ok thanks alot for that .. what bout just topping up a nimh battery ?

      SAy you only use them for 10 mins ? just chuck them in the charger for an hour or whatever ? os is that bad ?

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    • #44443
      PandaBear
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      NiMH will take quite a bit of abuse.

      If you run them for 10 mins and not gonna run it again for a few days, then discharge them flat.

      If you’re just about to race… then maybe you might wanna just top them up a bit.

      Higher current charging usually makes them a bit perkier, compared to trickle charging. But you need a deltapeak charger to be safe.

    • #44448
      Barrelll
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      Thanks alot for that = ) Yeh i had used my mini z for 10 mins then was going to race last night so just put em on the charger to charge them up a bit and they worked great. Only problem was that the mini z was too quick for the track lol

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    • #44451
      GT-ahh
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      my charger has auto discharge 🙁 i cant just top em up.. i have to flatten em first….

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    • #44452
      PandaBear
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      Quote:
      …Only problem was that the mini z was too quick for the track lol

      The MiniZ is fully-proportional – hint hint!

      If you no wanna go so fast, you press the gas less!! 🙂

    • #44462
      KittyKatSmack
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      More control, less lead in the foot

      *like I am some kind of expert?*

      *choke*

      :smiley2:

    • #44476
      Shypo
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      thats what i find the best thing bout Mini Z, you dont have to have fulll throttle like a digi q or a BCG

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    • #44478
      jamiekulhanek
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      I cant resist pumping the gas with my x speed, no matter how small the track is. It usually results in destroying the body blackeye:

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    • #44483
      PandaBear
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      Ya, always run with the body… I’m still running mine naked and I think the front wheels are looking pretty vulnerable!!

      Hmm… wonder if I can make some thick foam “car bra” thingys for the body I eventually get.

    • #44487
      Shypo
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      i want a shell made entirely out of foam lol, white shells are good as you cant c the scratches as easily

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    • #44495
      Barrelll
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      yeh i know they are fully proportional, but you cant help but just press the button down lol, also it accelerates too quick, probaly due to upgrades tho, a stock car would probably go better.

      About the body scartching, i brought a specialised body just for racing/crashing hehe = )

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    • #44497
      GT-ahh
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      dont run naked! if you hit one of the front wheels you can break your steering servo!

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    • #44502
      me and me lude
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      digiQs are proportional as well

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    • #44507
      Shypo
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      i love my digi Q, whoever says they suck is completely wrong, they are crazy small and crazy fast

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