So what did you get in the post today ???

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TRA2630! In white!
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Brendan2904 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:22 am Well, in the mail today I got a Stock Cadillac Ave motor that runs very well! Now to figure out how to get my nicad batteries to take a charge again😕
Slow charge, slow discharge, slow charge, slow discharge, slow charge, slow discharge, etc. I did that with a couple of old packs I picked up at a flea market. One responded very well :D , the other improved quite a lot :) but still wasn't functional :( so it is used for photos only :P .

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1911Colt wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:25 pm
Brendan2904 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:22 am Well, in the mail today I got a Stock Cadillac Ave motor that runs very well! Now to figure out how to get my nicad batteries to take a charge again😕
Slow charge, slow discharge, slow charge, slow discharge, slow charge, slow discharge, etc. I did that with a couple of old packs I picked up at a flea market. One responded very well :D , the other improved quite a lot :) but still wasn't functional :( so it is used for photos only :P .
Should I use one of the new chargers or my old one. My old charger works very well still.

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Good question. I don't know the answer. My chargers are not "new", but not vintage either. They have a discharge mode, so I use that. It allows me to set a cutoff voltage. You could simulate it with a resistor bank, motor, etc. but you will have to be careful and monitor it. I think the key is to discharge the battery almost completely but without going to the point that a cell actually reverses voltage. NiCads will do that. The weakest cell in the pack can go below 0 volts.

Discharging cells independently is even better. Back in my racing (ok, crashing) days, I used car tail light bulbs soldered together to discharge packs after races. To revive a pack, I would place a light across one cell, watch it go from bright to dim, and disconnect, then do another cell until done. Some guys were smart enough to bring 6 discharge lights and do all at once. :lol:

There are quite a few folks on here who can give a better answer I am sure. Maybe start a new topic to get eyes on it.

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1911Colt wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:39 pm Good question. I don't know the answer. My chargers are not "new", but not vintage either. They have a discharge mode, so I use that. It allows me to set a cutoff voltage. You could simulate it with a resistor bank, motor, etc. but you will have to be careful and monitor it. I think the key is to discharge the battery almost completely but without going to the point that a cell actually reverses voltage. NiCads will do that. The weakest cell in the pack can go below 0 volts.

Discharging cells independently is even better. Back in my racing (ok, crashing) days, I used car tail light bulbs soldered together to discharge packs after races. To revive a pack, I would place a light across one cell, watch it go from bright to dim, and disconnect, then do another cell until done. Some guys were smart enough to bring 6 discharge lights and do all at once. :lol:

There are quite a few folks on here who can give a better answer I am sure. Maybe start a new topic to get eyes on it.
Thank you for your help. I will try some stuff and do a forum search.


OH and today I got some servo blocks and a pair of nose tubes.

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Something for the Super Clod and something for an upcoming paint job.
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An MIP counter gear OT-85 replacement. This gear is most probably .8 mod and has very smooth gear face.
And a pair of printed center gears OT-85 ( MJF PA12 ).
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Kyosho's OT-86 gear faces look more like a meat grinder or medieval torture device.
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Not so sure the center gears are the ultimate solution though. I know almost nothing of possible longevity.




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KO Propo RSx2 servo and V2 slipper for the RC10 B4 build.

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Not in the post but picked this up today, Finally found a lazer zx-r, it has the wrong top plate , battery holders, front shocks are the shorts and a few odd screws here and there😢 but other than its pretty complete, also has some nice upgrades on it too
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Meteor body and wing , surprised the wing is ABS the website said it would be Lexan as the mould was to fragile for ABS now .
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Couple of bits, for a couple of projects, just need to find some kyosho gold medium length front shocks for a zx-r now
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Nice big eclectic pile of wheels and tyres in the mail today..... something for everybody! Well, almost....
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I got the parts missing from my B7D kit! Now I can start building it next week!

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I received and had my students assemble the second printer for the classroom. Trying to get it on network now.
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Elkcycles wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 3:55 pm I received and had my students assemble the second printer for the classroom. Trying to get it on network now.Screenshot_20240501_115338_Gallery.jpg
Wich ones new the X1C ?
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