HEY GUYS i just want you to let you know some experiments i've been making with my
pede.k i bought this TRAXXAS SERIES 5 8.4V 5000MAH and use it on my stock xl5 pede and
it runs 45 minutes!!! pretty impressive hey, now i made a brushless convertion and installed
a castle creations sidewinder sv3 3800kv and i combined it wiht the nimh battery and
holey moley, it is a wheelie machine and runs amazingly fast, so the run times lowered to
30-35 mins due to the fact that the motor is an amp hog and i presume the fan esc is
taking away some battery, but dont know how much is taking away from it each run, now i
run my pede against and nitro rustler 2.5 and what do you know, i beat the sucker 90% of
the time, when drag racing, i know the nitro will take the lead later on, cuz its a 50 mph rig
and mine is set up for 35-40mph , but in a medium size drag race i beat him good but not
by far, im really impressed with this setup, brushless and good nimh's do combine, i am
planning on buying another 5000 mah good traxxas nimh pack, im not that big of lipo cuz it
takes a lot of effort to care for them imo, and with the pede you cant take a 3s lipo in, it is
too much power,do you guys think that 2s lipo makes a big difference over good nimh
of equivalent mah???
2s will be a noticeable difference. Expect a little more throttle response and longer run times.
This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it
this was helpfull. Im about to buy my son a VXL bandit for christmas. Im tossing up between buying him another 8.4v NiMH battery or going the lipo route?
I didnt want to go the 11.1v lipo due to cost and potentially overheating the motor. I figured the 8.4v Nimh would beat the 7.6v lipo off the line but apparently not?? Cheers so lower voltage lipo is quicker off the line, I thought they would only add longer run times.