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Forum: General Discussion 12.26.2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,423
Posted By glassdoctor
This would only apply with packs that are in good...

This would only apply with packs that are in good condition and have been in service.

One charge/discharge cycle on an old cell or pack may only yield 10% capacity. Sure, the capacity and...
Forum: General Discussion 12.26.2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,423
Posted By glassdoctor
Short answer... cycle them 2-3 times and see what...

Short answer... cycle them 2-3 times and see what you get. If results keep improving, keep cycling.

1-2c charge.... discharge however high your charger will do if these are good sub-c cells. 10...
Forum: General Discussion 12.26.2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,423
Posted By glassdoctor
I think you should first try a simple cycling...

I think you should first try a simple cycling process, before worrying about zapping, etc.

The voodoo tricks and zapping was going out of style somewhat with the later generations of nickel cells....
Forum: Castle Creations 04.26.2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,493
Posted By glassdoctor
Yes, Patrick... don't make a mistake!!!! You...

Yes, Patrick... don't make a mistake!!!! You should be in DesMoines. :yes: Forbes just said it's the best city in the US for a business. You can crash at Brian's house when you come up tomorrow to...
Forum: General Discussion 04.10.2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,904
Posted By glassdoctor
I keep a clean shaved head too. I use Fusion...

I keep a clean shaved head too. I use Fusion blades (Mach III before that) and shave in the shower. Soaking in a hot shower for a few min helps a lot I think. On the neck, shave up, not down if you...
Forum: General Questions 03.28.2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,828
Posted By glassdoctor
I have a homemade station too, made with a dimmer...

I have a homemade station too, made with a dimmer switch. :) I used it with the old hardware store Weller 40w and 80w, then with a nicer weller, with a blue handle and foam grip.
Even after I got a...
Forum: General Questions 03.28.2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,828
Posted By glassdoctor
Same unit, but with different irons. 11 =...

Same unit, but with different irons.

11 = small iron/tip
12= medium iron/tip
13 = large iron/tip
Forum: General Questions 03.26.2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,828
Posted By glassdoctor
Can't go wrong with a hakko 936. It's a bargain...

Can't go wrong with a hakko 936. It's a bargain at @$80. Mine is several years old and the tip is still like new. And I used to keep it on all day at the races back when I was still running hardwired...
Forum: General Discussion 03.25.2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 20,295
Posted By glassdoctor
It's so backwards, that the initial bill actually...

It's so backwards, that the initial bill actually gave preference to illegal aliens over american citizens. I think that got "fixed", but it tells you how the democrats think.
Forum: General Discussion 03.25.2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 20,295
Posted By glassdoctor
What I can't believe, is that this crap happens,...

What I can't believe, is that this crap happens, even though we have been looking at what a disaster it has been (national health care) in Canada. We've heard the horror stories.... lack of doctors,...
Forum: General Discussion 03.24.2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 20,295
Posted By glassdoctor
The whole thing is a huge mess, and it's about...

The whole thing is a huge mess, and it's about government control over us... nothing more. Healthcare was simply the means by which they can accomplish it. Expect more socialist BS if these idiots...
Forum: General Discussion 03.23.2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,411
Posted By glassdoctor
Also, try heating it with a micro torch, if you...

Also, try heating it with a micro torch, if you have one... helps to release it in most cases.
Forum: Mini truggy 03.23.2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 207,890
Posted By glassdoctor
Hey Brian, you should come out to the track Wed...

Hey Brian, you should come out to the track Wed night. We are grilling and playing a little too. No races, just practice. Well, maybe some informal racing....
...
Forum: General Discussion 03.22.2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,788
Posted By glassdoctor
That battery monitor is sweet.

That battery monitor is sweet.
Forum: Castle Creations 03.18.2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,321
Posted By glassdoctor
13lbs does concern me, but other than that I...

13lbs does concern me, but other than that I think you will be fine. I would gear it down a little, to just under 30mph. 25-30 is still fast for a girl LOL

I have run a truggy like that before...
Forum: Castle Creations 03.17.2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,999
Posted By glassdoctor
Not if it's your "lady parts" box

Not if it's your "lady parts" box
Forum: Brushless 03.17.2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,701
Posted By glassdoctor
Kv is a bit low for 2s, but I'm sure you can get...

Kv is a bit low for 2s, but I'm sure you can get decent speed with gearing, and the motor should be able to handle it pretty easy. 35mph isn't bad, and should be enough to pull wheelies if you can...
Forum: General Discussion 03.17.2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,463
Posted By glassdoctor
I think this truck is sweet. I've got to run a...

I think this truck is sweet. I've got to run a couple Bajas and wasn't really impressed. Then last summer a local racer got the 5T and it ripped pretty good right out of the box.... much more...
Forum: General Questions 03.16.2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,471
Posted By glassdoctor
If these EP guys are just worthless.... sounds...

If these EP guys are just worthless.... sounds like a good idea to another class or place to race and leave the drama behind.
Forum: General Questions 03.16.2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,471
Posted By glassdoctor
Wow that's a strange setup if I understand...

Wow that's a strange setup if I understand correctly. There is a track at this location, but you have to RENT it, to hold a race? So the guy running the races actually pays the landlord for the use...
Forum: General Discussion 03.16.2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By glassdoctor
priceless :rofl: you could have asked and...

priceless :rofl:

you could have asked and got an honest answer from most here.... it's best to just always say no to finedesign :no:

:na:
Forum: General Questions 03.14.2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,471
Posted By glassdoctor
That's too bad. It's not easy to get a track...

That's too bad. It's not easy to get a track going because of the expense and huge amount of work/time that has to be put into it. It takes a lot of guys to form a club and do it "not for profit",...
Forum: General Discussion 03.13.2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,654
Posted By glassdoctor
Batteries are not a "cash cow" for the LHS and...

Batteries are not a "cash cow" for the LHS and they are not part of some racket to rip off the customer. Lipo packs are purchased via distributors just like any other hobby product they sell, with...
Forum: General Questions 03.12.2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,471
Posted By glassdoctor
No soup for you! lol

No soup for you!

lol
Forum: General Questions 03.12.2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,471
Posted By glassdoctor
Sounds like the track owner is an idiot if he...

Sounds like the track owner is an idiot if he can't handle a simple matter like that. This is not a unique problem... many tracks have had trouble with marshals. The way you fix it, is to punish the...
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