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    If you're crawling it will be more like 2.5-3 hours from what I've read by a few members that use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy1971 View Post
    If you're crawling it will be more like 2.5-3 hours from what I've read by a few members that use them.
    Yep, that's what Tom said. In high gear it will go for 45 minutes, in low gear it will go for a few hours.

    I am pumped to get home and get these nimh batteries charged and run over my four little girls jk. At least i will have a few days playing around with the nimh's until my lipos get here. I think i will be done spending money for a week or so lol. Including the onyx 245 charger and the 8000mah lipos, that puts me at 250.00 and i havent even driven the summit yet ha



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    Quote Originally Posted by his grace View Post
    Hold on! The onyx charger does come with the correct adapter, i checked before i bought it. I thought you were talking about the new lipo batteries i ordered from spc racing.

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    Yes, the charger has ONE charge lead with a Traxxas male connector. However, it is a dual charger, so to charge TWO batteries you'll need another charge lead with another Traxxas male connector.

    Since Tom has almost certainly run the new 8000s in his own yellow Summit, as well as the outgoing 30C/8200s, the 20C/8000s, and possibly the 12C/8000s (going years back in time now), I think he has a firm grasp on what will fit. I run the 30C/8200s and the 20C/8000s almost exclusively.
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    8k mAh?
    In crawl mode I would not be surprised with closer to 2 hour run times!

    SPC is a great company all around... great people, great service, great products, great prices!


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    PC glitch again... for some reason this happens to me every once in a while. I view the thread, see a post which I assume is the last post (post #40) then respond only to find posts between mine and the "last post".
    hmmmm
    Last edited by JimmyNeutron; 12-11-2012 at 04:35 PM.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Yes, the charger has ONE charge lead with a Traxxas male connector. However, it is a dual charger, so to charge TWO batteries you'll need another charge lead with another Traxxas male connector.

    Since Tom has almost certainly run the new 8000s in his own yellow Summit, as well as the outgoing 30C/8200s, the 20C/8000s, and possibly the 12C/8000s (going years back in time now), I think he has a firm grasp on what will fit. I run the 30C/8200s and the 20C/8000s almost exclusively.
    Well this one came with two



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    8k mAh?
    In crawl mode I would not be surprised with closer to 2 hour run times!

    SPC is a great company all around... great people, great service, great products, great prices!


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    PC glitch again... for some reason this happens to me every once in a while. I view the thread, see a post which I assume is the last post (post #40) then respond only to find posts between mine and the "last post".
    hmmmm
    I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by his grace View Post
    Well this one came with two

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    Well good deal! It lists one of three different connectors. Were there other charge leads too?
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    The summit is one of those vehicles that must be run the way its INTENDED to be run, not the way you THINK it should be run. I run the 8200mah SPC packs and get 2 hours run time with a mix of high and low gear, trail running and crawling. Tom and I went for a "summit hike" this past summer when he came up to visit and we hiked for literally 2 hours before LCV kicked in.
    That onyx 245 charger will do you just fine. Its a 5 amp charger so it will take about 1 hour 45 minutes to charge your packs. Thats MUCH better then a single charger that would take the same amount of time for EACH battery.

    FYI: The process described for adjusting the servos is wrong. Thats how you centre the servo horns. But it wont likely stop the humming noise youll hear as they lightly fight against each other when the truck is sitting still. To stop that, you need to use the wrench in the tool kit to adjust the arm that connects the servo HORN to the steering ARM. Its threaded, just pick one side and turn it slowly until the humming stops. Once you do it, it makes perfect sense.

    Some of your questions were never answered from your original post. First, even if your truck DOESNT have LVC built into the ESC (lipo mode) you can go on ebay and buy whats called and LVA (low voltage alarm) for like $5... they make a loud beeping sound when the pack hits the preset levels. The LVA ESC is easier, but if you dont have it, your not out of luck and you dont HAVE to buy a new ESC.

    Once you get your batteries and everything, take the time to properly break in the motor. The titan 775 is an excellent motor (unlike its 550 size cousin). It lasts a LONG time if its broken in and cared for properly. Tom from SPC has been running the same titan in his Yellow summit FOREVER and his was always faster than my dewalt powered summit.

    If you find that the summit isnt scratching the itch you may feel when running with your other RC buddies and E-Revo will be the next truck you should look at. Likely, its the one your wife should have bought. My guess is your local hobby store didnt really listen to her. You will quickly find MOST employees at MOST LHS's are not very well informed, especially when it comes to traxxas vehicles. If you have a question, ask HERE first, then go your LHS and TELL them what you want. If you ask youll get answers like you got about the lipos... WRONG answers. I have to admit though, I ULTRA-respect your wife for buying an RC like a summit. They aint cheap... she REALLY wanted to make you happy. Have her call my wife if you dont mind.

    Also, just something to ponder. An RC that does 60mph on the street infront of your house is one FAST RC. Most people GREATLY over estimate the speed of their RC's. Guys will brag constantly about their truck that does 60 or 70. What you learn quickly after putting an actual GPS on the vehicle is that its really not going THAT fast. Just because a manufacture claims a certain peed on the box doesnt mean thats how fast it goes when you pull it out. Most of the time that requires alot of extra parts and modification to go that fast.The summit does just over 20 mph in high gear... not super fast. But more than enough to get you into trouble on the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    As long as they fit in the battery compartment, they have 2S voltage (8.4v max), and at least 3000mAh; you can run them in a Summit.
    any particular reason for a minimum of 3000mah? i run 2400mah nicd's all the time, i even ran some old 1500mah packs one time on a really long haul.

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    I think his point was that anything less than 3000 will give you lower run times than stock. The summit doesnt REQUIRE 3000mah... but you have to remember with lower MAH you get lower AMP ratings for the pack. The summit does work the packs pretty hard so I dont think its ideal to go below at least the stock pack specs. The reason you feel an improvement in performance when you switch to lipo is not because you actually have more voltage (you dont). Its because the stock packs arent supply enough amps to the power system... the lipos can so you get all the the system wants.

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