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Old 08-10-2014, 04:03 PM   #31
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Gonna resurrect this thread.. Is anyone with some VTA experience able to add any new cells that they would recommend?

Here are some of the options I've been looking at;

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SMC is now offering 5000mah packs for $25.
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SMC's 80c line has a 5000 pack. I have a 6000 80c pack that is great. Their price is right too.

CRC and Powerpush also sell 5000 packs.

There is actually a good selection if you look around a bit
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Ill have to check out the SMC's then. What would you guys say is a good c rating? I doubt that VTA cars draw that much current.
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So I decided to go with the SMC 80c pack. The price is definitely right for a pack that claims such awesome performance.

The total with shipping came out to $46.95. We'll see how well the pack performs and if it does, Ill have to get a few more packs. This is a great price!
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You need more than one pack for VTA?

The motor pulls so little current, IMO, it doesn't matter.
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You need more than one pack for VTA?

The motor pulls so little current, IMO, it doesn't matter.
My thought was that it wouldn't be a bad idea to keep a second pack on hand. Also, I should have been more clear that I plan to run multiple classes and was referring to purchasing multiple SMC packs if they are truly that good for the price. Maybe a few single cell short packs.
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Gonna resurrect this thread.. Is anyone with some VTA experience able to add any new cells that they would recommend?

Here are some of the options I've been looking at;

Reedy
Gens Ace
EAM
Team scream racing also has a 5000 pack. I currently use in my 17.5 to replace my orca 6200 and the performance is a slight bit better and it balanced my car out better.
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My thought was that it wouldn't be a bad idea to keep a second pack on hand. Also, I should have been more clear that I plan to run multiple classes and was referring to purchasing multiple SMC packs if they are truly that good for the price. Maybe a few single cell short packs.
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I discharged my EA pack last race to 6v at 30 amps, and charged it at 40 right before the main to see if it helped my VTA car go quicker by heating the battery.

It didn't. I won anyway, but it wasn't faster. Wont be doing it again.
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The motor pulls so little current, IMO, it doesn't matter.
This, especially if you can't make it around the track without tapping (or worse).
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This, especially if you can't make it around the track without tapping (or worse).
Even if you can, it's not a big deal. IMO it's not any deal in this class. in 17.5 or 13.5 where you can use the current, sure.

(Tapping refers to making incidental contact with the boards on a carpet track. Not tapping as in "tapping dat [email protected]@". I do not tap, if I make contact with a board it is done spectacularly!)
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