Originally Posted by jeff740
Do they make battery packs which are split with the 3 cells per side of the car or do I have to buy the cells and solder them together?
Most pan cars are running 1s LiPOs now a days, some of us cavemen are still running 4 cell NiMH. Not too many people run 6 cell in these cars anymore, too darn fast, especially indoors.
Here's something on saddle pack LiPOs
Speedzone 3.7v Lipo 4800mAh 30C
If you go to LiPO you will need a booster (Novak Smart Booster or TQ something) or a seperate small battery to power the servos and transponder at around 6 volts. LiPOs also need a special charger so do your homework.
Parts are available from Stormer Hobbies and IRS (Irrgang)
I am taking my old RC10L out to run with the new narrower World GT cars tomorrow. My car is 235mm wide, the new cars are 200mm wide.
If you have the wide one, not many are run out there anymore.
I have a 13.5 brushless motor in it but I made a mistake and bought an ESC that does not have the ability to disable reverse (no wonder it was so cheap). My 1/12th car still runs a brushed motor and 4 cell NiMH. No where competitive with the fastest guys with their adjustable ESCs, high end brushless motors and better skills.
However, before you spend a bunch of money figure out where you are going to run it. See what the others are running there. By having similar equipment they will be able to help get you going quicker. Oh and for a radio go with 2.4 ghz.
If you decide to sell it, monitor E-bay for a couple of weeks. keywords pan car, pancar, oval, carpet, rc10l, etc. and see what they go for.
Good luck and welcome back to the hobby.