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Old 07-03-2004, 09:58 AM   #1
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I have a mini cooper racing (m03) which is fully ball raced, with a manta ray diff and a trinity monster horsepower pro. currently it is running a 20t pinion (only for a couple of days, going down to a 18t then) and the msc while my nosram magnum is being repaired/replaced.
however runtime at present is a dissapointing 5-10 mins, I know this should increase when I fit the ESC but I was just wondering if there was any batteries out there, which would increase perfromance as well as run time????

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Old 07-03-2004, 10:30 AM   #2
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it will dpend on the batteries you are running if you are running 1700s then a sport pack of 3300s would increase performance and runtime dramatically
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currently im running 1700's.
what 3300's would you recommend???
and also whats the difference between NiCad and NiMh???

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Old 07-03-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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Any of the more recognizable matchers will do. The GP3300 cell is the currently the best on the RC market.
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are the gp3300's the single cells from orion.
if so, how do you hook up single cells and will they fit into the battery insert on the tamiya m-03 chassis???

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Old 07-04-2004, 10:28 AM   #6
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if your jsut gonna be bashing with your car i would suggest buying unmatched stickpacks but if your going to be doing more competitive racing get some of the lwoer end matched packs possibly club level cells by any of the more well known matchers like smc or orion or fukuyama and companies liekt his to connect single cells toigether you will need a soldering iron and battery bars, heres a nice battery assembling faq by team orion http://www.teamorion.com/faq/battery-building.asp hope this helps
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I'll be doing mostly bashing, only competition will be my mates.
looking into the gp3300's at the mo. anyone know what the approx runtimes with these would be, also would they produce a good punch of power???
also whats the difference between NiCads's and NiMH's???

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NiCd versus NiMh; The difference is the chemicals inside. I'm not a chemestry guy, so I cant tell much about the inside. But NiMh is much more environment friendly.

The GP3300 got more runtime and better punch, than any NiCd.

NiMh requires another charger. Check if your current charger is NiMh compatible.

NiMh seems to be more sensitive about discharging. So ensure you dont over-discharge them.

Here's a link to good care of GP3300: http://www.specpointbatteries.com/ht...tery_care.html
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We have 8 min races with the minis and the have plenty of battery left after with the 3300s. Some are getting up to 15 minutes. Promatch have stick packs that will fit. They have some of the best prices out there and best batteries.



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cool, just looked at a local hobby store's website in the UK, and I have come accross many different versions of the GP-3300's that Orion sell.
Here's the link http://www.modelsport.co.uk/?CallFun...egoryID=402010
Can anyone tell me which version I should be looking at or should I just go for the cheapest as I'm only gonna be using them for bashing around and not racing?

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just thought I'd mention that I have also seen many different 'gp 3300's' which are by different brands.
should I primararily be looking at getting the team orion ones or will any 'gp 3300's' do?

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If you not going to race, I would go cheap. You will still have good run time just not as many volts. I would go with the cheapest 3300s or the 3600s.
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cool, cheers for that.

i'll just go with the cheapest team orion 3300's modelsport sell then.

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If you're not into competitive racing, Fukuyama Racing sells batches of zapped but not matched GP3300's that would make great stick packs. Just pick up a few stick pack sleeves and connectors and go.

Also, NiMH's don't have to be discharged after each use. If you don't properly discharge NiCD's, they'll develop a memory effect and won't take a charge the way they should.

Click the link in my signature to check out availability and pricing.

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i d get sum KMR as they seem relly good!
any comments mr jolly?
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