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Old 08-03-2019, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by TheWorstDriver View Post
For the Eco you would want to run the 15.2v LiHV or similar. The Hobbywing Exerun XR8 Plus ESC & 1900kV Hobbywing combo is literally perfect for that buggy, I've heard good things from people who run that. For bashing or track practice I would probably recommend a cheaper but still good option of the 14.8v SMC brand Lipo for e-buggy. I have no affiliation with them, but I have two of the batteries, and am happy with the price to performance ratio. I would not run the Maclan Racing LiHV Graphene 8500mAh in a 1/8th scale e-buggy, 7.6v is not sufficient and will fail quick. stick to 14.8-15.2v voltage range for e-buggy. I'm not an e-buggy expert by far, but I have tested the above mentioned batteries to be good. Stop in after you have run what you get, and let us know how it worked out. cheers.
Okay cheers for the information looks like i bought the wrong battery and will need to return it for the 15.2V version or similar.

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Recommend Reedy, reliable brand year over year.
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Question. I have a Proteck 2 cell LIHV shorty pack that I am not using at the moment. I am thinking of keeping it and using it in another vehicle sometime down the road. Can I keep a LiPo in storage charge mode for extended periods of time? Should I take it out every now and then and charge it and then charge it back in storage mode? Can I do this for say 6 months or so?
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Originally Posted by TheWorstDriver View Post
For the Eco you would want to run the 15.2v LiHV or similar. The Hobbywing Exerun XR8 Plus ESC & 1900kV Hobbywing combo is literally perfect for that buggy, I've heard good things from people who run that. For bashing or track practice I would probably recommend a cheaper but still good option of the 14.8v SMC brand Lipo for e-buggy. ( https://www.smc-racing.net/ ). I have no affiliation with them, but I have two of the batteries, and am happy with the price to performance ratio. I would not run the Maclan Racing LiHV Graphene 8500mAh in a 1/8th scale e-buggy, 7.6v is not sufficient and will fail quick. stick to 14.8-15.2v voltage range for e-buggy. I'm not an e-buggy expert by far, but I have tested the above mentioned batteries to be good. Stop in after you have run what you get, and let us know how it worked out. cheers.
Just tested the new build - am so far one happy man, impressed so far with combination motor + esc + servo + battery.

I got like 30mins plus run time out of one charge is this normal?

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30min is a lot, but I guess it depends on the track and how much throttle you give.
I usually have about 30-40% left after a 10min main and 20% after a 12min main.
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Originally Posted by kodakhodak View Post

I got like 30mins plus run time out of one charge is this normal?
Nice ride!

You can get that kind of battery life depending on how your pushing the car. Hardcore racing on a fast 1/8 scale track is gonna use the battery up much faster than a slower more technical track or bashing/playing.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by kodakhodak View Post
Just tested the new build - am so far one happy man, impressed so far with combination motor + esc + servo + battery.

I got like 30mins plus run time out of one charge is this normal?

Images can be viewed here of my setup
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Nice!

When the bearings are new, the motor is new, and the battery is new, you will get the best run time possible. You might see a small fall off as friction builds in the car. Track size and ESC/Radio settings will greatly change run time, I get about 15-18min at race speed with a 5200mah.

Sounds like you are ready to race!

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Originally Posted by TheWorstDriver View Post
Nice!

When the bearings are new, the motor is new, and the battery is new, you will get the best run time possible. You might see a small fall off as friction builds in the car. Track size and ESC/Radio settings will greatly change run time, I get about 15-18min at race speed with a 5200mah.

Sounds like you are ready to race!
Cheers, the shake down test was only done in my dads backyard on his large lawn, however hope to test on our local. 1/8th scale track this weekend.

Just need a program card card for the Hobby Wing to unlock different settings for the ESC.

Punchy little sucker out of the box
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