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newbie here, rc brushless info needed

Old 02-07-2012, 07:42 AM
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hi there, im new here, back on the rc scene after a 20 year break.
firstly my new car is a brushless hbx rocket pro.
i wanted more power out of it and wondered what is the way to go?
is a bigger battery all i need or do i need to go lipo?

secondly i have a tamiya hot shot (i think) and i tried fitting a 16.5v airplane lipo battery for it for a laugh and it melted the wires, so i fixed that and then it broke the ceramic thingy lol, but it was megga fast and alot of fun..
anyway i have a esc coming for it but wondered is there any way i can use my lipo battery on it, even with the standard motor in it it was very quick!
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:43 AM
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I looked up your truck. If your sure you have a brushless then yes get yourself a 7.2v Lipo. You will have to look through your manual to see if your ESC is capeable of 3s, or 3 cell Lipo before you buy one. And don't run lipo in you MSC, You can damage your lipo by over discharging it and the set up is liable of burning out.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:04 AM
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ok, so what would happen if i put my 4s lipo on my brushless hbx rocket? would it melt something as it reads 16.5v on my voltmeter?
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Originally Posted by brushlessrc
ok, so what would happen if i put my 4s lipo on my brushless hbx rocket? would it melt something as it reads 16.5v on my voltmeter?
It will kill your ESC. Your ESC would only support 3s max but realistically, I wouldn't run more then a 2s through it (7.4V).
If you want a car with power, go 1/8 scale.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by RatsacK
It will kill your ESC. Your ESC would only support 3s max but realistically, I wouldn't run more then a 2s through it (7.4V).
If you want a car with power, go 1/8 scale.
ok so can someone point in the direction of a good powerful 7.4v lipo please?
i dont really want to spend more than 40
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Try www.hobbypartz.com
They have an excellent selection of Lipo batteries at great prices...
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