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Old 10-17-2012, 03:16 AM   #16
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If you want a quality battery at a great price go to bmiracing.com they offer a 6500 mah 60c battery for normally $99 but for the month of October its $79.99 its an awesome battery and you can't beat the price .
That's way more than he'll need any time soon. He's one of the guys who's been using the loaners the last couple races. He's getting a tc4 or used tc6 together on a budget.

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Old 10-17-2012, 04:31 AM   #17
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Only the best to say about Gens Ace and Turnigy Nanotech packs- almost all of us use them in 10.5T boosted. I've owned several brand name expensive packs and none of them are as good as these packs- for almost a 1/3rd of the price
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:42 AM   #18
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If you buy cheap you buy twice! But at least with the battery I was talking about it is price on the cheaper side for a performance battery. I'm sorry but the gens ace batteries feel soft.but I guess you get what you pay for. If he is using the loner cars at the hanger then that also means he is wanting to race!
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:28 AM   #19
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Gens ace from www.hobbyparts.com. Stick with a 5000mah one, either 40c or 50c. It'll perform just fine for novice, scale spec, and 17.5. Make sure you're getting one of the ROAR-approved hard-case ones. The direct-wire 50c one is out of stock, so you'll have to settle for 40c or use bullets.

I tried a gens ace battery, and I'd probably still be using it if I hadn't blown it up. I connected the bullets backwards, heard a pop, and nothing would turn on. I thought it took out the ESC, but apparently there's a fuse or something in the battery that blew out. Much better to blow out a $35 battery than a $150 ESC.

EDIT: This one may also be worth considering, but it costs more and is only 25c:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...5C-74V-5000mAh

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my vote goes here cause i did this to my rspro. im trying out a couple Nano techs as i got the oppertunity, but ill probably buy some more gens packs.
we run stock blinky tc with them, 40c is plenty.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:50 AM   #20
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the hobbyparts link above is for hobby king. You want http://www.hobbypartz.com/geaceroap.html for the genace batteries. Any of the 4000mah or 5000mah will work for VTA. Oh and you can't go over 5000mah in VTA.
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the hobbyparts link above is for hobby king. You want http://www.hobbypartz.com/geaceroap.html for the genace batteries. Any of the 4000mah or 5000mah will work for VTA. Oh and you can't go over 5000mah in VTA.
oops, stupid z. ._.

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Old 10-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #22
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SMC-Racing Factory Spec 5000mAh

SMC has some of the best packs on the market and for the price you simply can't beat them. Plus you don't have to wait for them to come from Hong Kong, China, etc..

The Gens Ace are decent packs for the price, but from the people that I know who have them and run them have seen a significant increase in resistance in a much shorter amount of time than should be expected.
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If you buy cheap you buy twice! But at least with the battery I was talking about it is price on the cheaper side for a performance battery. I'm sorry but the gens ace batteries feel soft.but I guess you get what you pay for. If he is using the loner cars at the hanger then that also means he is wanting to race!
At this point I am still learning how to drive so most of my race time would be in the novice class but eventually will move to the spec class.

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the hobbyparts link above is for hobby king. You want http://www.hobbypartz.com/geaceroap.html for the genace batteries. Any of the 4000mah or 5000mah will work for VTA. Oh and you can't go over 5000mah in VTA.
Thanks for the link.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:38 PM   #24
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For VTA I recently bought the Reedy Wolfpack 5000.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...5C-74V-5000mAh


Ive had good luck with Reedy batteries. And the price is right. I almost went Gen Ace but liked the idea of who made the Woldpack and know they offer good support. Plus buying from amain you can get the discount, even more discount if your buying other stuff with it.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #25
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Oh and you can't go over 5000mah in VTA.
We're not real VTA:
http://seattlercracers.com/specsrules/

Scale Spec is what he's prepping for.

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ive got two revtech 6000 28c batteries for sale. $50 for the pair shipped takes them!

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The best lipo for VTA is the Reedy Wolfpack 5000 25c...period...price and performance, proven on the track and testing ...

Other lipos are good but have many flaws as they age and cycle...or even in races...
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I would go with the EAM 5000mah 70c.

http://www.teameamotorsports.com/ind...&product_id=57
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Another vote for Turnigy Nano-Tech's here. I have a couple of 2S2P 5300 packs for my TC6.1. I have countless others for my quadcopters, my hexacopter and a lot of them for my RC planes. I have a few other batteries, but none of them are as good as Nano-Tech. That's all I'll buy now. I have almost 30 Nano-Tech's in various forms and every single one of them has been awesome. You can charge them up to 5C if you want and they don't even get warm.

Here's the hard packs I get for my car. These are from the US warehouse. They make it to my house in Alaska in about four days. If you don't mind waiting an additional three weeks and want to save about $5 per pack, order them from the global site.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

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