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Old 10-16-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hi,

I am building my 10th scale (TC6.1) and am in the market for the battery. But don't know which one. I am not looking for super expensive ones but just to get me started.

Any suggestions..

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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Crc 5300mah 40c.....i believe its 54.99
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Great batteries: http://www.rc-battery.com/app/menu.p...e=Car%20Series
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I use the CRC batteries. Best bang for your buck hands down.
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+1 on the Gens Ace.
I was just as fast as the guys with their expensive packs
Get them from hobbyparts.com $32.04 ea. for 50c's and get free shipping when spending $50
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Another vote for Gens Ace. Great batteries.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #7
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Thunder power or speed zone. I've used both and currently use thunder power in my on road cars.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:57 PM   #8
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Another vote for Gens Ace and Hobbypartz.com.
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what class and motor?
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #10
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Also the Turnigy nano tech batteries are good stuff. you can get them from hobbyking.com

they are in the same price range as the GensAce.
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Gens Ace or Turnigy Nano-Tech (not regular) in the 5000mah+ range are excellent packs
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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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what class and motor?
VTA class for a 25.5 silver can motor.

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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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Ah great so gens ace it is. Sure will take a look, thanks for the link Mike.
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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.


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Its not a fuse, the tag from one of the cells blew off the tube. If you are very carefull you can split the case open and solder it back on but ONLY TRY THIS IF YOU ARE VERY COMPETENT OR HAVE GOOD INSURANCE
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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 .
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