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Old 09-22-2012, 09:36 AM
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Default Battery help/recommendations....

Here's the motor + esc I just bought for my d8t-e.

Here's what I need some input on:

1. what battery to use?? I'll be using this competitively, so would like to be getting some decent run-times out of it.

2. what charger to get? Don't need top of the line, but need basic functionality that would get me through a race day.

I'm very new at all this, so be sure to speak slowly.

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Old 09-22-2012, 10:40 AM
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If you're gonna run a low KV motor, you'll want to run 6s batteries. You can tame the power a bit and run 5s, but I wouldn't go lower. That said, Turnigy is probably your best bet for good working, low cost.


Also, with the higher voltage packs, you don't necessarily need high capacity. To save a bit of weight, you could probably get away with 4000MaH batts and still get 10+ minutes in a truggy. Or if you need longer run time, simply sacrifice weight and get a higher capacity battery. I personally run a 6s/1400 set up in buggy with 3300 MaH batts and can run around 13 minutes or so.

One last note, with higher V batts, C rating isn't necessarily that important, but I would still recomend staying above 30C rated.
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For that Kv of motor, i'd use a 6s or 5s battery depending on your power tastes. You can always turn down your limiter if you have too much power. You picked the right motor though as you can easily keep up with the 2000Kv guys. You'll have more torque, lower electronics temps, and wayyy bwtter runtimes (i heard some guys get 20mins on 5000mah).
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