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Old 10-14-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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I am new to the electric RC racing (been racing nitro oval all summer)and need some advise, I just purchased a new Losi XXX T-CR and I am gonna be running the Novak GTB 13.5 Brushless system. I am planning on getting the Duratrax Ice charger, and also a power supply. How many battery packs am I gonna need to have for a day of racing? We are not allowed to run lipo's. Is there anything else I will need ?
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:19 PM   #2
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at least 3 packs, 4 would be better.

buy a fan so your packs cool down faster.

also buy an equilizer. the best value is the Trinity DPD
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ice charger is a good choice. Get some EP packs, they are more reliable than the IB. Slingshot is among the best of the battery matchers, highly recommend them 3-4 should be good, maybe pick up a few used or outdated packs for some practice.
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As far as packs go, you can get either matched or stick packs. The difference between the two is the matched packs are made for the serious racer where is the sport packs CAN be used for racing but are mainly for your average basher. The sport packs are way cheaper and less maintenence; as the matched packs are alittle more maintenence and will give you that extra punch. Here's a link to what i know are the best NIMH sport packs there are out there.......http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ID=SUMIB4200SP.
And as far as matched packs go, you can go with something like this.......http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=SUMIB4206.
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I would recommend EP 4200's pack for racing. Also the Duratraxe charger is a good charger to run.
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:11 PM   #6
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I had great results with matched packs from Pro-Match Racing and they have served me VERY well (I am not supported by them).

I have 3 3600 IB packs that I have been running for 1 1/2 years (very often) and they still have lots of punch. My Novak Smart Tray II tells me that the cells are still closely matched.

P.S. Once you have used matched packs you will NEVER go back to using stick packs that are not matched!
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Thanks everyone for all the good info!
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:57 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by bassmaster345 View Post
Thanks everyone for all the good info!

Buyreliant.com has pyramid power supplies for a good price. psv-200 or like i have psv-300, for 5 bucks more you get 30amps as opposed to 20amps.

I have been useing mine for a while and i really like it.
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