View Full Version : 6s run in parallel?
12-03-2008, 10:43 PM
Has anyone modified the battery trays to accomidate 6s lipos? I was looking at some ***** 5000 6s lipos and they would fit if you made the battery trays taller. Then you could run them in parrallel and have 6s/10000. Just wondering if anyone has done this?
12-03-2008, 11:04 PM
I would think that if you modify the battery trays significantly, your revo would become very flimsy. The battery trays basically make up the chassis, I dont think it would be smart to cut them up...
But you might be able to find an aftermarket chassis that will fit larger packs. If not now, Im sure people are working on it...the trucks still pretty new.
12-03-2008, 11:13 PM
Yeah, I was kinda thinking the same thing. You would have to cut the tops of the trays out, which would make the chassis much less rigid. You would have to come up with some way to add aluminum or something to regain the rigity. I probably will never have the need for it, but if someone has done it I would love to see pics!
12-03-2008, 11:32 PM
I asked the same question about running 3s2p. The spc's I have on order are 10 mm wider than the trays. http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=447371
12-04-2008, 06:58 AM
You would have to cut the tops of the trays out, which would make the chassis much less rigid. You would have to come up with some way to add aluminum or something to regain the rigitySupposedly the main backbone of the chassis is what gives it it's ridgidity.This same ? was discussed before it was released.So you should be able to do it.
12-04-2008, 08:33 AM
A pair of 6s 3000mAH per side run in parallel would net the longest run times of any setup that fits into the erevo, but I've never found a pair of 6s 3k lipo's that actually fit :P A pair of 2700mAH 6s lipo's in parallel would get you about the same run time as a set of 2s 8k lipo's in a 4s series config.
12-04-2008, 09:56 AM
I did see a picture of an E-Revo with the top of the battery tray cut out for taller batteries. I don't remember which site it was on, but if I find it, I'll post a link. I do know that there's not much strength/rigidity in the top of the chassis there.
12-04-2008, 10:27 AM
Granted your run times would increase, but what would the point be? The batts themselves would be heavier, you would have to hack up the batt trays to accomadate them, and they would be that much more expensive. I don't remember it being that difficult to swap battery packs on these trucks so am not sure what the plus side is here.
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