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Old 07-04-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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Questions?? new to rc...battery life

Hey im thinking about getting a rustler vxl and i was wandering on average how long do batterys last on rc cars...

also i was thinking about getting a 3s lipo does anyone know if its good and if some ones knows this how long does it last and how long is the charge for it?

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Old 07-04-2008, 03:38 PM   #2
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Run time is mostly dependent upon the MAH rating of a pack. The higher the rating the longer the runtime. I can get anywere from 15 to 20 mins of runtime from a 4200 NIMH battery on a MM 5700 system so the same can be assumed for a VXL geard for about 40 MPH top speed. Thats just a round about figure for you to ponder over. High gearing will tend to reduce runtime while increasing speed. So the faster you want to go exspect runtime to drop. Hope that helper some.

When it comes to lipos your runtime will increase over a NIMH of the same MAH rating.
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If you go for a 3s 6000mah it is like a 8400mah nimh so you could get up to 40 mins (based on previuos post) and a lot faster

With lipo it has up to 40 percent longer run time than a nimh
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Run time is mostly dependent upon the MAH rating of a pack. The higher the rating the longer the runtime. I can get anywere from 15 to 20 mins of runtime from a 4200 NIMH battery on a MM 5700 system so the same can be assumed for a VXL geard for about 40 MPH top speed. Thats just a round about figure for you to ponder over. High gearing will tend to reduce runtime while increasing speed. So the faster you want to go exspect runtime to drop. Hope that helper some.

When it comes to lipos your runtime will increase over a NIMH of the same MAH rating.
over 40 mph buddy, try 50's even. 3s and the vxl is what everybody should have in that truck. very long runtime in that traxxas. maxamps will have some lipos.
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go for a trakpower 3S 5400mAh, comes with a traxxas connector.

http://www.bulldawgrc.com/trakpower.html
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