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Old 10-02-2003, 04:10 PM   #16
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Would it be worth it to get the metal gear servo.
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Old 10-02-2003, 04:14 PM   #17
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Definitely purchase the metal gear version.
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Old 10-02-2003, 04:15 PM   #18
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Anytime

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Old 10-04-2003, 12:11 PM   #20
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Would my car be just as fast with 6 of these aa cells?
Would I be able to charge them with my duratrax digital peak charger? If I assembled them into a pack.
Also how long would my run time be using the stock motor?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCXE8&P=7

Assembled onto the car like this:
http://one18th.com/showtoy.php?id=1067

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Old 10-04-2003, 12:24 PM   #21
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Those will work just fine. Your run times will be extremely long with a stock motor. I wouldn't recommend those cells for a Big Block but for any other application they will work great.

Charge them around 1 amp with your Intellipeak charger. If they get hot charge them at around .5 although 1 amp should be just fine for those cells.
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Old 10-04-2003, 12:30 PM   #22
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So they would be fine to use them for the 5min. mains and practice, just so I let my motor cool down between runs?
Also how would I assemble them?
Would the speed be just as fast as with 6 2/3 cells?
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Old 10-04-2003, 12:42 PM   #23
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The speed would be about the same but the acceleration may suffer a bit.

I would recommend the 2/3a cells simply because they are smaller and lighter than those cells. Since you are only running five minutes and all. Weight with these small cars is important. If you want, I can build you a four cell pack of 2/3a cells in whatever configuration you like for $15 shipped. If you need a connector, they are extra. We can work something out. Let me know.
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Old 10-04-2003, 12:47 PM   #24
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I already have a 5-cell 2/3 battery pack, but thanks anyway.
I would just want the longer run time so I wouldn't have to buy as many packs.
How long would the run time be with stock motor and 1800mah cells?
Are there any other good AA rechargable cells that have about the same mah?
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It is always good to have more than one pack regardless of the milliamp rating. I have about ten packs right now.

I would expect your run time to be at least a half hour with an 1800 pack. Most likely you will probably have runtimes of 40 minutes to an hour +
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Thanks!

I was thinking of getting two (for racing), and use my 5-cell pack just for messing around.
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the speed difference between 5 cells and 6 cells is very noticable!!!

but it is very very boring to run a micro with a stock motor on a 1/10 touring track, and the run time with 1100mAh 2/3A cells is longer than you want
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That's what I was thinking too.
So I was going to ask why they don't go to mod or something faster, because I've seen that they have all the different types of motors in their tool boxes.



How fast and how long would the run times be for mod motors?
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Old 10-19-2003, 07:38 PM   #29
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Can I use the plastic pinions with a 6 cell pack?
Or will they not hold up?

Also is the titanium antenna worth the money?
Where would I mount the antenna on the penguin chassis?
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Hey,

I would recommend the HPI steel. The plastic ones don't hold up very well especially with mod racing.
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