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Old 12-12-2004, 06:28 AM   #1
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Hi to all fellow racers out there,
I have a M8 which I think is great for me(a begginer).
But I despise one fact about the transmitter that is it's batteries usage..

It drains a lot (I mean a lot)of voltz from my batts(1300mah)
Anyone out there that has the same situation like me??

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Old 12-12-2004, 07:28 AM   #2
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We just got some GP2300 AA cells in stock. I used them all day yesterday for the first time and even after a full day they are still showing 10.5 volts. Check out our website if your interested.
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Old 12-12-2004, 07:45 AM   #3
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Try Wallmart. I got 8 for 30$CND so about 20-25$US


Energizer 2300mah nihm cells. BestBUy for some reason sells them for almost double
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Old 12-12-2004, 07:51 AM   #4
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Last year at this time I bought Rayovac AA 1800mAh at WalMart. I have been using them steadily for a year now and charge them every other Saturday for 1 hour. They were cheap and they work good.
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Old 12-12-2004, 08:12 AM   #5
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you will use a set of regular AA each day. buy rechargables at least 2000mah. i bought a 2 wall chargers and four batteries as a package. i bought another 8 batteries as backup. the first set of AA have lasted over a year now.
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I heard somebody here in Rc tech forums use a Li-po. That could be the solution..
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I heard somebody here in Rc tech forums use a Li-po. That could be the solution..

thats overkill
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Hi to all fellow racers out there,
I have a M8 which I think is great for me(a begginer).
not only for a beginner.
But even to the level of a professional.

Once you get this problem settled, don think you would ever wanna change to another controller.
I personally have been using a M8 for the past 3 years.
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Old 12-12-2004, 10:56 AM   #9
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thats overkill
Yeah... better than having your controller beeping while you're in the middle of the race that's just irritating...not only to you... but also to the guy next to you
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I heard somebody here in Rc tech forums use a Li-po. That could be the solution..
www.htbatteries.com

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Old 12-12-2004, 01:38 PM   #11
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I use the GP2100's for 2 full nights before I need to recharge them, after a year of use they are worth the money. I am sure most rechargable batts over 2000 will work well. If you use the backlight I dont know how long they will last, I rarley ever use the backlight on my transmitter.
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GP just came out with 2500mah AA cells.. should last even longer! I'm running ten 2300mah cells stuffed into KO Helios. After 3 nights of racing, still at 13.5V Looked at LiPo, but using regular NiMh 2300 cells are cheaper, don't need special charger. And you can use Turbo 35/GFX to charge it at 1 amp for quick bumps. For M8, you should be able to stuff 9 cells in it, and get good voltage for a while.
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GP just came out with 2500mah AA cells.. should last even longer! I'm running ten 2300mah cells stuffed into KO Helios. After 3 nights of racing, still at 13.5V Looked at LiPo, but using regular NiMh 2300 cells are cheaper, don't need special charger. And you can use Turbo 35/GFX to charge it at 1 amp for quick bumps. For M8, you should be able to stuff 9 cells in it, and get good voltage for a while.
I have been thinking of doing a 9-cell, but 10 is even better. Do you have any pix?
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Old 12-12-2004, 11:17 PM   #14
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Hey guys I don't have an M8 but a 3PK so I don't know the battery configuration of the M8. But maybe someone can still help me with a question I have- my 3PK uses a 8-cell AA side by side config. and I want to use some of those GP2500's, how do I make my own TX packs?

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They have 2500's now? I thought they were only 2300......

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