Originally Posted by Jurgen
Hello everyone I am new to this Forum and RC cars .
I Got a B4 from a friend of mine its pretty quick but i need to get a battery and a charger for it .I know the motor is not stock its a SPEC Class 19 turn bearing machine-wound modified and the battery that I have is a SHARK 1500 but i only get about 5-10 minutes out of it . Its pretty quick but at the same time its my first electric RC anything you guys can suggest its appreciated like what kind of battery and charger any mods that I should start with .
Well the first question that I have to ask is what speed control do you have? You shouldn't purchase a lipo if you don't have a speed control with a cutout for lipo. It would technically be okay to run a lipo with a speed control that doesn't have a lipo cutout but you are running the risk of over discharging your lipo. Secondly, from your post it doesn't sound like your looking to race necessarily. If that is the case then just try to get your hands on another cheap stick pack, just look for ones that have a higher mAH rating, maybe something like a 3000mAH or there about. Almost every manufacturer makes stick packs like I just described. Lastly, there are many different chargers out there and everyone will have an opinion on which one is the best, but the question that you want to ask when purchasing a charger is whether it does just Lipos or lipos and HiMH or just NiMH. I would suggest that you get a charger that does both types of batteries because you may decide down the road to get some lipos and if you don't buy a charger that does both now you will have to purchase another charger later on.