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    Drill batteries in your rc car?

    So I was thinking about DeWalt motors in a RC car, why not just put the drill battery in the car. Some how make an adapter to the esc. Drill batteries are awesome. They have a long life, and lots of voltage, and are very tough. I do not know it was just a though. I do not have a big enough car to try it anyway.
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    The ideal car for the job would be a summit. I guess it could be done if you cut the bottom battery lock in part off a drill and fixed it to your car wired to the ESC.
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    Eh... It all comes down to type of battery, number of cells, C-Rating and amps. You could likely find a RC-ready battery with the same specs. Also, most battery operated drills have a steep reduction ratio to generate the torque needed.
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    I doubt drill batteries have the C ratings needed for RC use.
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    Did not even think about that. ^^^^
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