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Old 12-16-2010, 12:35 PM   #16
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Thanks again guys

So I think I am going to run the LIFE batteries...is 2 enough to get me started? HCAM6410 the correct battery for inside the truck?

And as far as chargers I seen one by Muchmore Racing. Hybrid AC/DC Balance Charger Discharger. Its 129 on tower hobbies site. says it says Charges 1-6 cell LiPo/LiFe/Li-Ion, 1-15 cell NiCd/NiMh Lead Acid.
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Receiver battery: LiPo - get full speed and torque from HV servos (no regulator needed for servos listed below):

https://store.vgracing.com/batteries...0mah-7-4v.html

Drop in, no mods to D8T battery box


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Thanks again guys

So I think I am going to run the LIFE batteries...is 2 enough to get me started? HCAM6410 the correct battery for inside the truck?

And as far as chargers I seen one by Muchmore Racing. Hybrid AC/DC Balance Charger Discharger. Its 129 on tower hobbies site. says it says Charges 1-6 cell LiPo/LiFe/Li-Ion, 1-15 cell NiCd/NiMh Lead Acid.
that one should fit, you may have to cut the box just a little for the wires, not hard to do.

and that charger is probably the best bang for your buck! its a great charger.... you can also get the DuraTrax Onyx 230 charger with the Team Checkpoint Pro Car LiPo Balancer.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXTSA5&P=ML

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXTCK1&P=ML#

but youll be about the same price as the muchmore hybrid charger.
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Charger:

I use this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Charger-Batter.../dp/8499000193

...for charging my 5000mAh+ 4S LiPo's (when I ran electric Truggy).

I now use it to charge my LiPo (and NiMh) receiver packs and the 12v cell for my starter box.

Have had no issues with it. Works great. I've had it since March of this year. 2 buddies of mine have one as well with no problems. Has a balance program built in for the multi cell LiPo's.

My main receiver LiPo for my D8 buggy is a Common Sense 1700mAh (http://www.commonsenserc.com/product...roducts_id=258). This battery does require some modifications to fit the D8 battery box (battery box needs a little tweaking as well). This battery is rated as a 2C which allows me to charge at 3.4 amps with this charger. Charges in full in approximately 35 minutes (or less).
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Steering- hitec 7950th $130
Thr/brk- savox 1268sg $95(or $20 off if you trade in a servo)
Charger- ac6(hobbypartz.com) $50
Should be good for life packs, does lipo for sure.
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:30 PM   #21
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thanks guys.

I ordered up the Hitech 7955TG's they will be here tomorrow along with my D8T.
I am in the process of ordering a MX-3X now.

I need to decide on batteries and a charger now as well as a motor.... I have narrowed the motor down to these 2.

O'donnel .21SS with R2 pipe
OR
Alpha Orange Head with Aplus 0801 pipe.

Both will cost me pretty much the same amount of cash. Which is better for use here at the AZ tracks....nitro pit and fear farm.
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thanks guys.

I ordered up the Hitech 7955TG's they will be here tomorrow along with my D8T.
I am in the process of ordering a MX-3X now.

I need to decide on batteries and a charger now as well as a motor.... I have narrowed the motor down to these 2.

O'donnel .21SS with R2 pipe
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Alpha Orange Head with Aplus 0801 pipe.

Both will cost me pretty much the same amount of cash. Which is better for use here at the AZ tracks....nitro pit and fear farm.
you cant really beat either one of those engines for the money. the O'donnell will be easier to tune and easier to break in and probably last longer. but the Alpha will be a little more powerful however the OD engine will be easier to drive. its all down to what you want.... im pretty sure im switching from Alpha to OD engines for next season. i like my dads OD engine, he has let me run it at a couple races and its great engine, i like going to the track and never having to worry about tune. Alpha does have to be tuned on a little.

also on glow plugs, the Alpha likes the P3 plug and the OD likes the OD 97T (my choice) or the 87T (most everyone elses choice) plug.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:29 PM   #23
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IMAX B6 $25

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=5548

I have two and it does everything (even LiFe). If you don't have 12v available, then power supply is $10
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Charger- ac6(hobbypartz.com) $50
I can vouch for this charger. A bunch of guys at my local track use it.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:59 PM   #25
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I am liking that AC6 charger. Its only 42.00 and ships free!!!! Looks like it does LIPO, LIFE, NIMH and NICD. Balances, charges, discharges and can be used AC or DC. I dont see any faults in this charger...anything I should know before clicking the but it now button?
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Great charger, do it.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:13 PM   #27
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You can get by with one life pack, unless you are planning on running over an hour and a half straight. They recharge quickly. I only have one for buggy and one for truggy. I am glad you are taking the advice of the people on here, you will be very happy you did so. There is a noob on the local forum, formerly carolinasrc forum, who posts constantly asking about this and that but never takes any advice. He got an ofna rtr, and now has a jamin x1x rtr on the way like 2 weeks later. He's gonna be broke before he ever learns LOL. Good luck, you will be happy with your setup.
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lol thanks Drew...im going broke but hey im doing it the right way the first time lol.

Im just tossed up as to do LIPO or LIFE and if I only need one...thats even better. I just want something that fits in the D8T box with little if any modifications. I am handy with tools I just dont want to chop up my new ride lol.

Purchased the AC6 charger just now....42 bucks shipped! Cant go wrong there!
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Congrats on the charger, you will be happy with it. As for life versus lipo, what I have heard is the life battery characteristics are very similar to lipo without the concern of the battery catching on fire. I have run lipo before but always watched it as I charged. I never had an issue, but was always concerned about burning down my buggy or pit trailer. I have never run life, but would consider it. Maybe the boys in the electric section could share more light on the batteries. As for the size, can't help you there.
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I am a huge fan of lipo batteries, I have them for 1/10 scale and in my starter box. I however think that life packs are the best for RX batteries. The servos you bought (7955) will work fine with LiPo but are not rated for it. I personally would rather be safe with LiFe. They perform better than NiMh but give you all the advatages + some over LiPo.

My $0.02 on that subject.
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