TA05 version 2 takes either stick pack or side by side, they have to be six cells for either configuration.
I would recommend side by side because the battery pack sits lower and chassis is already cut out for that type of configuration.
However, keep in mind that more people are switching to LiPO battery so you might just want to buy some inexpensive sport packs (stick pack type) in the mean time. At my hobby store, we got 3300, 3600mah NiMH packs around $20.
In the good old days, we used side by side because we can build them out of matched loose cells and use battery equalizer trays to enhance life and performance on the batteries.
Originally Posted by Zac_with_no_K
After 5 years I'm getting back into the hobby. I don't remember anything and it seems like everything I remember has changed.
I'm finally purchasing a TA05v.2 kit (mainly because I had a TA05 back then and loved it) and I'm trying to figure out what batteries will work with it stock.
I'll eventually switch over to lipos with deans but I'm going to start out with the NiCd/NiMH with standard plugs to save money.
I know the 6 cell 7.2v batteries will fit but I want better..
How do I shop for a battery and know it will fit?
Do they all have to be 6 cells to fit properly? I want to get one with higher volts
or just how can I tell if it will fit or not?