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Old 12-09-2011, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default (NEW to Electric) Running BL Novak, help with Battery selection.

I cant sleep, trying to occupy myself since I cant catch any Z's.

Been around Nitro mostly. Not to much electric. I have 1 Pan car and just got 2 more for just playing around at the track.

I have everything Novak.

(1st Pan car) XBR Sport ESC with a Extreme Sport 13.5 motor.
(2nd Pan car) GTB ESC with a Velociti 5.5R motor
(3rd Pan car) Trying to acquire a GTB esc and a Velociti 3.5R motor for this one.

So this is what I am working with.. I have 4 Dynamite speedpacks, 6cell NIMH 7.2v 4500 batteries. they seem kinda heavy.

I have read a few people running the NIMH packs. Will I get close to top power and whats the run time with these. Do I need adapters for the plugs from pack to ESC? What kind of gearing?

Thanks all

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Old 12-09-2011, 05:42 AM   #2
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Do yourself a favor and get a lipo or two. The Nimh will definitely limit your "top power".
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We recommend lipos, especially for the GTB/Vel set-ups. If you need help finding spares for purchase, PM me.

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I cant sleep, trying to occupy myself since I cant catch any Z's.

Been around Nitro mostly. Not to much electric. I have 1 Pan car and just got 2 more for just playing around at the track.

I have everything Novak.

(1st Pan car) XBR Sport ESC with a Extreme Sport 13.5 motor.
(2nd Pan car) GTB ESC with a Velociti 5.5R motor
(3rd Pan car) Trying to acquire a GTB esc and a Velociti 3.5R motor for this one.

So this is what I am working with.. I have 4 Dynamite speedpacks, 6cell NIMH 7.2v 4500 batteries. they seem kinda heavy.

I have read a few people running the NIMH packs. Will I get close to top power and whats the run time with these. Do I need adapters for the plugs from pack to ESC? What kind of gearing?

Thanks all
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
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Another vote for GO LIPO. At these kind of prices you can't go wrong. Buy 1 or 2 and compare to NMH. Check out the chargers also. About 45 bucks and you got a great one. (Thunder AC6)
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Ok, got a Venom charger. Was going to order packs today.

The 1st car with 13.5 Bl Novak setup calls for saddle packs. One day this car will get a 10.5 or 8.5 motor so I want packs that will handle the upgrade. What kind of run time can i expect?
These are the batteries I am looking at for it.

Spec.
Capacity: 5100mAh
Voltage: 2S2P / 2S Cell / 7.4V
Discharge: 65C Constant / 135C Burst

or

Spec.
Capacity: 5000mAh
Voltage: 2S2P / 2S Cell / 7.4V
Discharge: 30C Constant / 60C Burst

or

Spec.
Capacity: 4850mAh
Voltage: 2S2P / 2S Cell / 7.4V
Discharge: 50C Constant / 100C Burst

Now the 2nd car
Novak GTB and 5.5t (I also just got 2 Novak 3.5t motors as well)
Same questions here. Run time and Power delivery? These are the packs i was considering.

Spec.
Capacity: 8000mAh
Voltage: 2S1P / 2 Cell / 7.2v
Discharge: 30C Constant / 40C Burst

or

Spec.
Capacity: 5000mAh
Voltage: 2S1P / 2S Cell / 7.4V
Discharge: 45C Constant / 90C Burst

or

Spec.
Capacity: 4400mAh
Voltage: 2S1P / 2 Cell / 7.4V
Discharge: 65C Constant / 130C Burst

All help is appreciated. thanks
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We don't promote battery brands, but you can run your choices by Charlie, [email protected] for assistance.

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Ok, got a Venom charger. Was going to order packs today.

The 1st car with 13.5 Bl Novak setup calls for saddle packs. One day this car will get a 10.5 or 8.5 motor so I want packs that will handle the upgrade. What kind of run time can i expect?
These are the batteries I am looking at for it.

Spec.
Capacity: 5100mAh
Voltage: 2S2P / 2S Cell / 7.4V
Discharge: 65C Constant / 135C Burst

or

Spec.
Capacity: 5000mAh
Voltage: 2S2P / 2S Cell / 7.4V
Discharge: 30C Constant / 60C Burst

or

Spec.
Capacity: 4850mAh
Voltage: 2S2P / 2S Cell / 7.4V
Discharge: 50C Constant / 100C Burst

Now the 2nd car
Novak GTB and 5.5t (I also just got 2 Novak 3.5t motors as well)
Same questions here. Run time and Power delivery? These are the packs i was considering.

Spec.
Capacity: 8000mAh
Voltage: 2S1P / 2 Cell / 7.2v
Discharge: 30C Constant / 40C Burst

or

Spec.
Capacity: 5000mAh
Voltage: 2S1P / 2S Cell / 7.4V
Discharge: 45C Constant / 90C Burst

or

Spec.
Capacity: 4400mAh
Voltage: 2S1P / 2 Cell / 7.4V
Discharge: 65C Constant / 130C Burst

All help is appreciated. thanks
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