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Old Jan 11, 2009, 02:10 AM
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I ended up getting one from Hobbytron... it was $69.95 and they are located in California....

What you think of the little bike AKura2 ? they are great fun, you wont believe how stable they are.
I got it just before I left town to go to Las Vegas for the CES (consumer electronics show) I have it with me... but the hotel room is to small for me to try to start using it... I don't want to run it into a chair before I really ge tto have fun with it...LOL
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Old Jan 11, 2009, 02:50 AM
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Got one of these Ducatis for xmas off the wife.

Is a nice model, only complaint is the battey - does not last more than 3 minutes?

Any suggestions for a replacement battery?
Dont really want to mod it, other than maybe change the front number to stars and stipes "69"....

Also picked up a Nasaki 1/5th scale....


This was a real bargain too - only 26 UKP, delivered.
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Old Jan 11, 2009, 04:40 AM
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This is my last BL Silverlit version, with feigao 525OKV:



I have tried yesterday in Gymnasium: It's the better I have
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Old Jan 11, 2009, 04:59 PM
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Silverlit hor 1/12

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Old Jan 11, 2009, 06:11 PM
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good evening here my video news silverlit hor on track miniz width 60 cm has very soon happy new year 2009 has all the world


http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=723VAUsTDjk
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 12:17 AM
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Capirex, that is brilliant.

You have excellent control and love that track.

Is that using the standard battery and motor?
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 08:27 PM
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Video's gone...
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 01:04 PM
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Mine seems to run forever, are you leaving it on the charger till the green flashing light goes out ? plus make sure the wheels can rotate freely, I had to space the rear wheel out so it did not rub on the mudgaurd and belt pulley, also had to work on the tires as they seem to run out of true ! just make sure its all running free so the battery has less work to do
Hi Steve,
Will have to check that there is no binding in the rear wheel.

Managed to get a decent run today - dont have a big enough room and the weather is too poor outside.

Quite hard to control well, mine seems to run true in the tyres, but had a habbit of falling to the side when going slow, so forces a turn, then I over correct it - lol

Need more practise and a spare battery.

Really interesting thread.
Drew
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 05:59 PM
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Keep trying you will get the hang of it after running this little bike at work and getting around on the slick track it kind of got me thinking of how does it do it, well it has a heavy front wheel just like the Kyosho Hor, we would take this weight out of the wheel to make it turn faster but this was no good on our track where there was no grip. So dug out the Kyosho, turned down the weight so not so heavy, put on some oto tires, and now I am almost laping as fast as our brushless Mini Ts very very happy with this set up, sorry for going off topic but It all started with the Silverlit
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 10:02 PM
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thanks for the tip

put some lead in the helmet of my rider and it helps huge. did the throttle thing too and it does help,Thanks Steve and Lalain.
Any recommended places to buy the lipo cells and chargers? Canada seems to be scared of them.Nobody wants to help.They all just laugh.Bought a Suzuki Hyabusa bike today ,so will try to make a new skin out of it.
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 12:36 AM
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Really like these little bikes, way better than the bigger one I got.

Have ordered another so I can have some spares, and maybe mod a little.
Just wish there was a better, longer lasting battery.

How do you recharge when out?
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 01:07 AM
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I'm definitely going to have to get one of these things when I get some spare fundage. I just picked up myself a e-flight Blade mCX and am saving up for a new camera lens. Like I need another project, but this Silverlit is too tempting...
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 05:17 AM
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put some lead in the helmet of my rider and it helps huge. did the throttle thing too and it does help,Thanks Steve and Lalain.
Any recommended places to buy the lipo cells and chargers? Canada seems to be scared of them.Nobody wants to help.They all just laugh.Bought a Suzuki Hyabusa bike today ,so will try to make a new skin out of it.
I use a Micro T lipo, lots of them on eBay, some 230mah and others 200mah, added some weight to the insde of the riders knees this helps even more, when I get time I will put it inside so you cant see it, 200 mah runs for 8mins, safe, as I say will get back to this bike but enjoying my Kyosho now
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 06:26 AM
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Have just ordered 2 of the Micro T lipo's (200mah).
Had to order from the US, as shops over here dont seem to have them.

Thanks for the info Steve.
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 07:16 AM
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Have just ordered 2 of the Micro T lipo's (200mah).
Had to order from the US, as shops over here dont seem to have them.

Thanks for the info Steve.
No worries remember to time your runs, so you dont over discharge your cells, I run mine for 8 mins and get 180mah back into them, so to be safe run for 6 mins and see what you get back in them then you will now where you are, I guess all the bikes will be different on what they draw.
Steve.
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