Hey everyone, I just bought a Spartan yesterday and it is my first real RC vehicle (had cheap ones when I was a kid) I have read through the forums, but hopefully these questions arent asked a million times.
1) Battery Overheating - I am using the stock batteries and also a 7 cell Traxxas 4200Mah pack. I am getting about 5-8 minutes of run time going mostly full out out. The battery packs are getting extremely hot. The 4200 even melted the shrink wrap of the battery pack. Is this causing my run time to be greatly reduced or is this about normal time? Is this heat normal? tIs there a way to avoid overheating? Is it ok to take that shrink wrap off or does that mess things up?
2) Light oil? The package came with some grease, but the youtube maintence video I watched from rcnightmare showed that it should come with light oil for maintenence. Does anyone have suggestions on the right oil to use?
3) LiPo - I plan to go to LiPo once i have a good feel for the boat. Are the traxxas charger and batteries the way to go? How will a stock boat running these batteries perform? What mandatory changes will i need to make to ensure that the boat runs smoothly?