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Old 03-27-2014, 05:39 PM
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Honestly I don't know. I go for the most amps. That 1s is the way to go though for 1s
Thanks very much. I appreciate your patience.

I'm creating a shopping list. Any recommendations on batteries and the best place to purchase this stuff?
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Thanks very much. I appreciate your patience.

I'm creating a shopping list. Any recommendations on batteries and the best place to purchase this stuff?
I'm not an expert on 1s bit I know DBME likes his Hobbyking packs. They have a 1s 6000mah 65-130c pack. It is a-Spec too, I think that is the high end stuff. For $25 too, not bad.

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The last batteries I used were scr nicad. Their shelf life sucked but were pretty durable. How do these compare and how many runs before they need replacing? I have read about the running too low V issue.
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The last batteries I used were scr nicad. Their shelf life sucked but were pretty durable. How do these compare and how many runs before they need replacing? I have read about the running too low V issue.
A few things, Dave and Robert are right the Hobbywing 1s 3.1 is one of the best out there, but it is expensive. You can use any speed control for 1s, but you will need a voltage booster if the controller is not designed for 1s voltage boosting. Essentially a speed controller not designed for 1s will not boost the voltage from the battery to the working voltage for the servo, reciever, transponder, etc, you will need to add a voltage booster to make everything work properly. Novak makes one that you can buy for about $30. I use this set up with a tekin rs on one of my Wgt cars and it works great. As for the batteries, these guys are spot on with the Hobbyking batteries, but if you are looking for high quality 1s lipo batteries, check www.rc10.com 5500mah 60c lipo free shipping 29.99. These are very strong packs with low IR.
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A few things, Dave and Robert are right the Hobbywing 1s 3.1 is one of the best out there, but it is expensive. You can use any speed control for 1s, but you will need a voltage booster if the controller is not designed for 1s voltage boosting. Essentially a speed controller not designed for 1s will not boost the voltage from the battery to the working voltage for the servo, reciever, transponder, etc, you will need to add a voltage booster to make everything work properly. Novak makes one that you can buy for about $30. I use this set up with a tekin rs on one of my Wgt cars and it works great. As for the batteries, these guys are spot on with the Hobbyking batteries, but if you are looking for high quality 1s lipo batteries, check www.rc10.com 5500mah 60c lipo free shipping 29.99. These are very strong packs with low IR.
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The last batteries I used were scr nicad. Their shelf life sucked but were pretty durable. How do these compare and how many runs before they need replacing? I have read about the running too low V issue.

THIS MAY BE A GOOD RESOURCE FOR YOU.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/californ...ll-so-cal.html
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THIS MAY BE A GOOD RESOURCE FOR YOU.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/californ...ll-so-cal.html
I just purchased the speedpassion and viper ESC. Both can run 1s or 2s without need of a booster or lipo pack! Thats the best way to go. Will be testing both at our next club race.
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Wow didn't know there was such a nice onroad track so close.
Have to come down and check it out
the 17.5 Touring looks interesting

whats a good setup to get?

I run offroad now, and i have a lot of stuff already
Radios chargers maybe the lipos would work.

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Originally Posted by astgerma52sp View Post
I just purchased the speedpassion and viper ESC. Both can run 1s or 2s without need of a booster or lipo pack! Thats the best way to go. Will be testing both at our next club race.
Thanks buddy! I'm loving this site!
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Originally Posted by astgerma52sp View Post
THIS MAY BE A GOOD RESOURCE FOR YOU.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/californ...ll-so-cal.html
Nice link. Makes me want to get a 12th scale again.

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Wow didn't know there was such a nice onroad track so close.
Have to come down and check it out
the 17.5 Touring looks interesting

whats a good setup to get?

I run offroad now, and i have a lot of stuff already
Radios chargers maybe the lipos would work.

Randy
Hi Randy. Yes, you can probably use most of your off-road electronics. Below are some good options for 17.5 Touring. Hope to see you at our next race (April 13th).


Kit: Xray is the most popular at the track. It's durable. Even an older used Xray model is a good option.
Batteries: Turnigy nano-tech (Great Value for the price)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...APPROVED_.html
17.5 Motors: Most popular at the track are Team Powers Plutonium and Trinity D3.5
ESC: HobbyWing XERUN V2.1, v3.0, v3.1
Body: Protoform LTC-R
Tires: We run a spec tire. Solaris (Hard Compound)

ROAR's list of "Blinky" (Non-Tiing) approved Speed Controllers: http://www.roarracing.com/approved_non_timing_escs.php

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Here's our Club Race Schedule for the next few months.

We're racing on Sundays. Practice Starts at 9AM. Racing Starts at 11AM.

4/13/2014
5/25/2014
6/22/2014
7/13/2014
8/24/2014
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Originally Posted by dbme View Post
Hi Randy. Yes, you can probably use most of your off-road electronics. Below are some good options for 17.5 Touring. Hope to see you at our next race (April 13th).
does the touring class run 2 cell?
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does the touring class run 2 cell?
Yep!
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Do you guys have a schedule on out on the interweb? My family lives in Boynton and i would love to plan a vacation around some race days.
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Originally Posted by Jerry P View Post
Do you guys have a schedule on out on the interweb? My family lives in Boynton and i would love to plan a vacation around some race days.
Here you go, hope you can make it out.

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Here's our Club Race Schedule for the next few months.

We're racing on Sundays. Practice Starts at 9AM. Racing Starts at 11AM.

4/13/2014
5/25/2014
6/22/2014
7/13/2014
8/24/2014
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