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Old 05-02-2003, 12:55 PM   #1
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New to RC, what batteries??

Hi all i need to start racing is batteries. i run an MR4-TC, I was thinking about gettin 3 stick packs like the sanyo 2400 race packs.

What do u reccomend? Stick or saddle??

Was gonna race with stick then change after half a year.

But i still want to be competative!

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Old 05-02-2003, 01:57 PM   #2
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Go with saddle, but I thought MR4-TC uses side by side configuration.
Also consider to use GP3300. They are really good.
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Im racing in the Stock class, so do i need higher than 2400, or shall i get 3000. So is it saddle or sticks???

The Mr4-Tc batteries go along 1 side, not side by side.

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Old 05-02-2003, 02:56 PM   #4
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K i know i need 2400 for stock, so i reckon i shuid get sticks as my car has all the bats on one side.

Please anyone, i need to order these asap

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GP3300's are close to the same price as 2400s and are definitely better. I'd go with side by side packs though, and if you can't do it yourself, someone at your track would be willing to assemble them for you. Side by side packs sit lower in the car than sticks so you have a lower center of gravity, and thus your car handles better .

BTW, side by side means the cells sit side by side, they are all in a row, so to speak.
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if your running about 5 minute races i would totally recommend 2400's because they are more punch (accelerate faster).

if your running about 8-10 minutes i would recommend 3300's gp's

i like the gp's more then the sanyo's just because they are more punchy. the sanyo's are good for the race if your qualifys are shorter.

i'm planning to run 1500's in the qualifys even if i run out of battery power. just because they accelerate so much faster
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I have tons of packs and i like the 2400's because of the punch.
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you can get gp3300 from promatch and they will build then for you. Building packs is fun and soldering is must learn skill if you ever plan on being competive. I would suggest building your own packs for the fun of it. Just start of right
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I'll second that idea !! Go with the 3300's. They're the most popular out there right now. Alot of companies aren't even selling NiCad batts anymore except radio or reciever cells. You might as well get what's current so you can learn all the new charging and maintenance technology. www.promatchracing.com or www.kmrbatteries.com Good Luck
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Thanks for the info.

Batteries are lot more exspensive in the UK

What would Orion V-Max Plus RC3000H cells be like in stock class.

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Those would be good but matchedpacks will go faster and last longer. It is worth to save and get a matched pack.
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Currently I am using Matched 2400's for Stock class. Tried some 3000HV's and didn't like them at all.
The new GP3300's are supposed to be equal to the 2400's in voltage now. Buy the best/highest voltage Pack(s) that your Buget will allow.
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The new GP3300's are light years ahead of 2400's in voltage. 2400's can only get those voltage numbers at a 20 amp discharge, not 30. GP3300's have really high voltage and the IR of 2400's, so you have jsut as much punch.
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how do you tell the diff between the new and old GP 3300s ?? is there any ? i havent looked into it yet
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The new batch has the fancy rainbow colours on the cell.........
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