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 Post subject: M18T + lipos
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 23:23:14 
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What 2s lipos fit this chassis without modification? are there any 3s that fit?


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 Post subject: Re: M18T + lipos
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 07:18:20 
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Most 1/18th size will. Is there a specific one you are looking at? 3 Cell might require shorter packs an you will have to jury rig extending the battery posts higher.


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 Post subject: Re: M18T + lipos
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 22:33:51 
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I didn't get an answer for soo long I wound up cutting the side lip off of the chassis with my dremel, smoothing it and securing my lipo with industrial grade velcro. easier in and out for the battery.


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 Post subject: Re: M18T + lipos
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 19:20:32 
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i am thinking about buying a m18t pro and i want to use a lipo for a brushless system.

it seems as if there is no information in the internet about the maximum size of the battery/lipo...

this forum seems to be the official xray forum and here is not a lot of traffic (like in most forums in the xray-area). therefore i wonder why this forum so extremly poor supported!? is the poor support the reason, why the asso rc18t is muuuuch more supported and spread in the internet?

anyway...

would someone be so kind to tell the maximum dimensions of a battery/lipo, which fits into a m18t pro?

thanks a lot!
dennis


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 Post subject: Re: M18T + lipos
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 21:54:22 
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To work on these cars you have to be a little bit inventive to sort things out.

The normal 2/3A cell is 17mm in diameter and 28mm long, a 6 cell pack is 102mm x 17mm x 28mm
If you can find a 2S or 3S lipo within these numbers you will have a direct fit, simple as it is.
If you know how to drill a hole and cut out a battery tray out of a piece of plastic, carbon or epoxy you can fit everything within the limits of the chassis.

You want a direct fit? LRP has hardcased LiPo packs in 2S and 3S in the size of a 6 cell NiMh pack.


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 Post subject: Re: M18T + lipos
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 08:48:01 
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finally someone who answers - thanks! :-)

but, as far as i have read, a normal 6 cell pack does not fit into the m180 pro. the m18t pro seems to be build for 5 cells in "normal" order or 6 cells in another order than a normal 6 cell.

the normal 6 pack order would look like: ||||||
the order for the m18t pro would look like: ===

if i follow your information, i would need a lipo with the dimensions of: 84 x 34 x 17mm (and these are the dimensions a rc dealer told me yesterday on the phone - he measured them).

i also found a german company, which claims to have lipos, which fit into the m18t pro. the lipo is a "7,4V 1900mAh 32C" with the dimensions of 87x32x19mm. but i feel that they are a little overpriced. i would have to pay more than for my 5200mAh 30C hardpacks for my e-revo.

i think it is very poor, that xray does not offer any helpful information and i start losing interest in an xray.


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 Post subject: Re: M18T + lipos
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 14:03:12 
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Yes, the non-Pro is standard using a 6 cell stickpak layout battery but there is room to move the small posts fitting a 6 cell side by side pack, the Pro is even made for such a layout. There are even drivers just using Velcro fitting their packs so they can create more room not using the posts and notches.

Be inventive and you can fit it all......


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 Post subject: Re: M18T + lipos
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 14:37:48 
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thanks for your answer! that makes me hope :-)

i just ordered the m18t pro to find out, which lipos will fit. i hope to find out, that some flightmax oder turnigy lipos will fit. i like them because they are cheap and good quality.


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