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    Batteries

    Hello,

    I was thinking about getting some lipos for my summit. Which ones would you recommend? I don't want something too fast. But something that will give me more run time. Also something that wont break the bank.
    Thanks.

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    SPC 2s are what I use but do your homework, learn all about lipos and charging them because there is potential for catostrophic failure if the charger you choose is mis-used (as in your house burns down)

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    I would reccomend getting another traxxas series 1 nimh and run it in parrell. It is safer and also more budget freindly

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    I run two gens ace 2s 1300mah lipo's parallel. I get around 40 minutes plus run time. Alot more power. The gens ace are about $7 or $8 apiece. I have around 40 plus cylcles on them, and no problems. Run time also depends on how you are driving. Long speed runs will run them down faster.
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    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ery-for-summit

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    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Who was that directed to Jimmie?
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    Never mind I see now, in the alley. I thought maybe me because I mentioned an after market mfg. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by westoakmech View Post
    Who was that directed to Jimmie?
    Not you. OP posted in multiple forums.
    Only making aware of the rules... some new members don't realize they are even there.

    EDIT:
    You sneaky Ninja!
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    The difference between a 2s and a stock nimh is about .2 volts .4 if you're running in series

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyreRC View Post
    The difference between a 2s and a stock nimh is about .2 volts .4 if you're running in series
    Until you pull the trigger. Then the voltage on LiPo is probably higher.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Yes, that's true. Nimh lose volts fast.

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    I've got one stock Traxxas Nimh and one Venom 20c 11.1v 1300 Lipo.
    The difference in performance between the two is mind boggling.
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    Yeah, lipos get better voltage constatancey. But nimh are much better for smaller vehicles and new rcers.

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