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Old 01-19-2003, 09:10 PM
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just curious, but what kind of batteries do u all use for ur radios and servos
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Old 01-19-2003, 09:26 PM
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nimh rechargeables.
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Old 01-19-2003, 10:18 PM
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NIMH and regular batteries for the long mains.
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Old 01-19-2003, 10:41 PM
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I know this sound stupid but i was curious about it and never remember to ask. Does rechargable battery last as long as the regular one or wont last as long?
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Old 01-20-2003, 10:17 AM
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Rechargeables last so much longer than regular batteries because when they drain down, you can recharge them. As for length of charge, regular batteries will last longer.
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Alkalines for tx and rechargeable for my vehicles.
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Guys;

I have 2 Futaba 3PDFM radios. One has Alkalines in the TX the other has 1600 Mah NiMh's. The Alkalines will last 3-4 weekends before needing to be replaced.
I can go at least 2 weekends before recharging my NiMh's but always charge them the night before for the added voltage.
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I have 2 Futaba 3PDFM radios. One has Alkalines in the TX the other has 1600 Mah NiMh's. The Alkalines will last 3-4 weekends before needing to be replaced.
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get those 2000mah batts.....last a lot longer than the 1600mah. Right now I am using it in my TX and and with just one full charged , I finished the entire race (3 qualifiers, 10 minute main) and still the charge is strong and ready for next weeks race.
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I use 1800Mah NiMh batteries in my transmitter, and a 5-cell 1000Mah NiCad reciever pack. I don't think they were fully charged at the last race meeting, but they lasted about 45 - 50 minutes of driving.

I think they could've gone at least 1 1/4 hours, when I got home I switched the Tx and Rx on to discharge them and it took about 5 - 8 hours for the Rx pack to die! I know it'd die quicker if I was driving the car, but now I don't have to worry about how long they'll last .

I was worrying when I was using 4 old 600Mah NiCads for the reciever battery and 8 of the same in the transmitter.
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