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Old 10-04-2010, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by switchblade906 View Post
My packs (thunderpower 2s 5200mah 50c) last about 20 mins and take ~1 hour to charge. I dont like sitting around waiting for them to charge back up so i have 4 2s batteries and 2 3s batteries

But running the Slash 4x4 i might get less time out of my batteries and also need at least 40c 2s for them to perform anything worth while
Why are you only charging these at 1C?

I get by with a single pack like that per vehicle on race days. I use a Hyperion 0720i NET3 charger and charge at 20 amps. A full charge only takes around 15 minutes.
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i only have the Venom pro charger and it only goes up to 5 amps. im looking into getting a new charger but its ~190-200 dollars. and i want to keep my batteries for a while, charging that high will ruin a battery much faster...

Edit: my bad i was thinking about my venom battery, my thunderpower says up to like 30 Amps

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Yeah, if your a serious racer you don't need 3+ batteries. I have one good lipo for each of my cars. Yeah they take an hour to charge if you run them down to cutoff. You'll never do this on race night in a 1/10 scale.

1-2 lipos will be fine

your first statment of getting a good fast servo was spot on. I run ACE 1015 in all my 1/10 scales. Is it overkill "yes" do I ever worry about looseing a servo "no"

tekin RS or RS Prs combos are hands down the best esc motor combo out there. Motor will depend on where you race. Check your track and ask the local fast guys.

I have owned a built most of the SC trucks out there and the Blitz ESE is the smoothest driving machine avalible. Nothing comes close to this truck.
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If money was not as issue here is the list that I put together for fun on amainhobbies.com


1 x Team Associated Factory Team SC10 1/10 Scale Electric 2WD Short Course Truck Kit - $239.99
1 x Tekin RS-Pro Sensored Brushless ESC/Motor Combo (8.5T) - $299.99
2 x Pro-Line Caliber M3 SC 2.2"/3.0" Truck Tires (2) - $35.98
1 x Pro-Line Short Course Closed Cell Foam Tire Inserts (4) - $13.75
1 x Savox SC-1258TG Standard Digital "High Speed" Titanium Gear Servo - $67.99
1 x Spektrum DX3R DSM2 3CH Surface High Speed Racing Radio - $289.99
3 x ProTek R/C 2S "Supreme Power" LiFe 35C Hard Case Battery (6.6V/4000mAh/Pin) (ROAR Approved) - $209.97
1 x ProTek R/C iCharger 106B+ Lilo/LiPo/Life/NiMH/NiCD DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/250W) - $109.99
1 x Team Losi LiPo Protection Pouch, Large - $14.99
1 x AMBrc Personal Direct Powered Transponder - $99.99
1 x Hakko 936-13/P ESD Safe Adjustable Temperature Soldering Station w/Green RC Skin - $89.99
TOTAL: $1,472.62

does not include tax and shipping
they also have a coupon code as well
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I am planning to run stock class so was considering the following so far

* Kyosho Ultima SC-R Competition 1/10 2WD Short Course Truck Kit

* Tekin RS Sensored Brushless ESC/Motor Combo (17.5T)

* Hyperion EOS 0606i Li/NiMH/A123 AC/DC Balancing Charger

*ProTek R/C 2S "Supreme Power" Li-Poly 50C Hard Case Battery Pack (7.4V/5600mAh)

*Airtronics MX-3X 2.4 Ghz FHSS-3 Competition Pistol Grip Radio w/92744 Receiver

(Not sure what servo, can I run a futaba with the airtronics TX/RX?
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Originally Posted by Photocycler View Post
I am planning to run stock class so was considering the following so far

* Kyosho Ultima SC-R Competition 1/10 2WD Short Course Truck Kit

* Tekin RS Sensored Brushless ESC/Motor Combo (17.5T)

* Hyperion EOS 0606i Li/NiMH/A123 AC/DC Balancing Charger

*ProTek R/C 2S "Supreme Power" Li-Poly 50C Hard Case Battery Pack (7.4V/5600mAh)

*Airtronics MX-3X 2.4 Ghz FHSS-3 Competition Pistol Grip Radio w/92744 Receiver

(Not sure what servo, can I run a futaba with the airtronics TX/RX?
I have that charger, very nice. But I wish I bought something that could charge at a higher rate. I think its only capable of 6 amps?

As someone else said, Tekin is probably the best you can get. As a matter of fact, I refuse to run anything else but Tekin.

You should also be able to use any servo with any receiver. I have never had trouble mixing together brands when it comes to that.

And another thing, if parts availibility is not a concern, then the Kyosho is probably the best kit out there. I prefer HPI though.
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Originally Posted by T-BirdJunkie View Post
This sounds like fun. Going to itemize the SC10.

SC10 kit - 180
Futaba 3305 - 35
Futaba 3PM (bout 7 years old) - 120
Hitec Receiver - 25
Castle Sidewinder - 120
wheels/tires - 'bout $80? maybe 100?
MIP CVDs - 25ish
lunsford stuff - 50
STRC rear hubs - 20
RPM arms - bout 20
some 10 year old HPI shocks - 45
Overnighted lipos from Hong Kong - 75 dollars, or more
charger - 70

oh wow
More into this thing than expected.
Time to sell it and start over
I didn't want to scare the poor guy so I left out all the upgraded parts, tires, and other misc. Hell, the full STRC bling kit alone ain't cheap
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Looks good to me. Good choice in choosing the RS over the RS-Pro. I run both, but pro isn't needed for 2wd.

I also run the Pro-Tek batteries, but only 40C in my 2wd. I'd save a few bucks and get something in the 35-40C range. Anything 4000mah and over should suffice.

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I am planning to run stock class so was considering the following so far

* Kyosho Ultima SC-R Competition 1/10 2WD Short Course Truck Kit

* Tekin RS Sensored Brushless ESC/Motor Combo (17.5T)

* Hyperion EOS 0606i Li/NiMH/A123 AC/DC Balancing Charger

*ProTek R/C 2S "Supreme Power" Li-Poly 50C Hard Case Battery Pack (7.4V/5600mAh)

*Airtronics MX-3X 2.4 Ghz FHSS-3 Competition Pistol Grip Radio w/92744 Receiver

(Not sure what servo, can I run a futaba with the airtronics TX/RX?
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Looks good to me. Good choice in choosing the RS over the RS-Pro. I run both, but pro isn't needed for 2wd.

I also run the Pro-Tek batteries, but only 40C in my 2wd. I'd save a few bucks and get something in the 35-40C range. Anything 4000mah and over should suffice.
I though the higher C gave more punch? What is the advantage of lower C LIPO's. I want to get the most power for stock racing, longest runs and $$ isnt the biggest concern as I know batterys are important
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I might as well itemize what I have in my Blitz..

HPI Racing Blitz RTR- $210
Dynamite 4200mah 2S Lipo 25C- $60?
STRC Steering Bellcranks- $25
Futaba S3010 Servo- $20
Hyperion EOS i0606 Charger (at least I think thats what it is called)- $130
Deans Connectors- $5
Tekin RS with Redline 13.5T plus the Hotwire- (I won't tell you exactly out of respect for Tekin since what I payed because it was a military discount . If you want to know just send me or one of the guys at Tekin a PM. )
Associated XP3D Radio- Used $45
Darksoul Racing Oversized Thumb Nutz- $5
JConcepts Manta Body- $30
JConcepts Overtray- $20

So I am at $550 since I never used anything but the RTR tires and just add the Tekin system to that. So far, its not that bad on the wallet.
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It's great to see so many quick responses. Building the kit is part of the fun for me plus helps me get to know the truck better for repairs and mods.

If the RTr kit RX/ TX is a decent one and the kit is that much better of a deal then I will consider it...but I am pretty competitive racer usually making a mains so I like to have top end equipment to compete at that level
Hey Man the RTR Truck it's self is fine , but the "RADIO GEAR " Is a Tad toooo sloooowww you will want a good Radio !
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I though the higher C gave more punch? What is the advantage of lower C LIPO's. I want to get the most power for stock racing, longest runs and $$ isnt the biggest concern as I know batterys are important
They do for the most part, but your electronics can only draw so many amps. Once you get above that threshold, there's nothing left to gain by having excess reserve. When I ran the stock electronics (brushed motor, and stock speedo) in my Ultima SC, I could feel the difference between C ratings. Once I switched to brushless and started playing with advanced timiing, all of that went out of the window.

In theory a 50C pack should have more punch than a 40C, but the effects are negligable. If you have the funds, then by all means go for it.
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They do for the most part, but your electronics can only draw so many amps. Once you get above that threshold, there's nothing left to gain by having excess reserve. When I ran the stock electronics (brushed motor, and stock speedo) in my Ultima SC, I could feel the difference between C ratings. Once I switched to brushless and started playing with advanced timiing, all of that went out of the window.

In theory a 50C pack should have more punch than a 40C, but the effects are negligable. If you have the funds, then by all means go for it.
Ok makes send, so a 35/40c is good enough then, what should I look for in a charger to charge these packs as soon as possible?
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The Hyperion EOS 0606i is a good charger, I have the DC version. Though you can charge a lot of packs at 2c (10a for a 5000mah pack) it isn't going to be that much faster charging because of the way lipo's charge the current starts dropping once they get to 4.2v per cell. Running stock your only going to use around 1000ma per run.

The Kyosho is a good choice for PRCR, parts and support are great.

You are also going to need some tires and a body if you get the SC-R as it doesn't come with any.
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