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Old 12-16-2013, 06:40 PM   #16
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For just messing around you don't need the best...but you still want to get good stuff. I've tried the batteries from Hobby Partz and they work just fine for street bashing. I wouldn't suggest their chargers though. Get something more mainstream for anything electronic and you will be better off. the iChargers are great and they have some lower end models that are pretty affordable. Then there's also Thunder Power, LRP, Hyperion, ect, that will work well for you.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #17
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Great, thank you. How is the duratrax onyx 150? Do you know?
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:59 AM   #18
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I have traxxas connectors, so what sort of 2s lipo would be best for me without spending a fortune because I want to have two batteries?
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You will have a hard time beating these packs for price to value ratio http://www.smc-racing.net/index.php?...product_id=183
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:23 AM   #20
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So far I have found stuff at tower hobbies, but not that brand specifically. What other brands are good, and what will work best for the charger I mentioned earlier?
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:25 AM   #21
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I was probably going to order through tower hobbies, so I would prefer something that they have. Thanks
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:11 AM   #22
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How would a traxxas lipo 2s 7.4v 3300mAh 25c battery be? Does traxxas make decent batteries?
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:35 AM   #23
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I have heard mixed reviews about venom batteries. Are they good?
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For your purposes, the Traxxas batteries would be fine - but for a few dollars more, Duratrax makes a battery that offers 50% more capacity and a hard case. Hard case batteries withstand abuse far better than their soft-cased counterparts, and are generally safer to use.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBDBH&P=0

Personally, the universal connector used on the Venom batteries are enough of a deterrent - lose the adapter, and you won't be able to use the battery... Regarding cell quality, all 3 offer cells that should provide a decent lifespan, and offer decent runtime. However, if you start considering an upgrade to the motor and ESC, you'll need better batteries.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:37 AM   #25
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I was actually looking at that exact battery. I guess that's the one for me
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I would suggest you check out hobby king.

There higher grad lipos are decent and offer excellent value for money.

They also have a great range of chargers, some of which are excellent.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:48 PM   #27
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Cool, I'll check it out, the thing is I have been finding what I want in tower hobbies.
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Towerhobbies also sells these top quality packs:
LXDUHT & LXDUJK from $89.99 to $99.99 ...
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:49 AM   #29
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I was deciding on whether to upgrade to lipo, but I decided I would so I got a basic 60 dollar duratrax balancer and charger combo, 2 duratrax lipos, a lipo safe bag, and wheels because the stock ones are ruined. Is there anything else I absolutely need?
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:13 PM   #30
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Also, does any one know anything about this charger, such as the charge time?
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