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Jace1283
2009.06.11, 08:21 PM
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4idxa8VmkU

i was going to start a project thread but i finished it! here it is, i was tired of seeing all the dyno mini-zs that never get put on the street so here's my new street car. the lithium cells are awesome, they are AA width but AAA length and wedge in there perfecly. you can see the V2 and the stock R motor, i have a chili available but this thing is already stupidly fast. i brought it out on the street a couple times already. i had to turn the brakes down to 10 so it wouldnt spin and destroy itself, haha. I'm going to try and get a video of this thing, its just absurd.

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minittrackmann
2009.06.12, 02:53 PM
Pretty cool. Wiring is freaking me out tho... lol

trainboy414
2009.06.12, 03:03 PM
looks good except you need to neaten up your wiring.

Traveler
2009.06.12, 04:11 PM
Is that an XMODS EVO pinion? What kind of spur? How is the mesh.

With that combo, if you hit anything there will be nothing left of the Mini-Z!:eek:

Felix2010
2009.06.12, 06:39 PM
Ahhh.... Brings back memories of my Lithium-Xmod days :)

Jace1283
2009.06.12, 10:26 PM
yeah i took that board off another car and build this in like an hour, i was just so anxious to see it move! its all secure and works fine, looks messy because i use hot glue to cover bare wire. I also have a xmod with the same setup but with a chili and its not this fast, i think its because of the direct mesh between the pinion and axle. the z is lighter too

the xmod pinions work fine, i use them all the time

Skv012a
2009.06.12, 11:42 PM
yeah i took that board off another car and build this in like an hour, i was just so anxious to see it move! its all secure and works fine, looks messy because i use hot glue to cover bare wire. I also have a xmod with the same setup but with a chili and its not this fast, i think its because of the direct mesh between the pinion and axle. the z is lighter too

the xmod pinions work fine, i use them all the time

Thank you for proving that even w/ lith, Z is still dominant.

-J-
2009.06.13, 12:04 AM
Speaking of lithium Zs, atomicmods just built the second version of their 'Manhattan': here (http://blog.atomicmods.com/2009/06/12/AtomicBuiltMiniZManhattanVersion206122009.aspx)

Jace1283
2009.06.13, 04:48 PM
thanks for comments, in fairness to the xmod, it is using two year old lithium batteries that have to heat up before they work, haha. Also it could be geared much higher and it has lights! Which would have been nice on my mini-z while testing at night.

so i was having a lot trouble getting it to handle on the road. I've finally got it to where its managable. 40s all around. Hard springs up front with 1-2mm lower. The breakthrough was doubling up on t plates, a stiff kyosho carbon with stock plastic over it. Any other suggestions for more understeer are appreciated, need all i can get! Hope to get a vid soon...

I put a lead weight in the tail...MUCH better.

Felix2010
2009.06.21, 05:30 AM
Very cool car Jace. :) I like the "Frankenstein"/Prototype look. One cool thing about the V2 is the 6V voltage-regulation to the PCB. The WoahNelly Deluxe had voltage regulation but I never bought one since back then I was starting to move away from Xmods and get into Mini-Z and using NimH exclusively. All I have are Nelly Evo's.
With all the Fets on the market, I have been debating for months on having a Nelly installed on one of my Z's again. I have half-dozen different Fets in my shop to choose from and then the Nellys. My friend who does my electronics for me is probably ready to shoot me for not being aable to make up my mind... :)

With the size of the track layouts at race events getting larger and larger, it would be pretty cool to see what kind of laps a Lithium Z could lay down using the PNWC layout for example. Properly-tuned and adjusted for RCP, who knows? Maybe a Lithium-class could be fun. "Super-Modified Class":D

Jace1283
2009.07.12, 11:29 AM
finally got a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4idxa8VmkU

wildthing
2009.11.09, 03:29 AM
Didn't you fry the original board (specially the receiver) with the higher voltage output of the lithium ions?