R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-10-2006, 07:24 AM   #481
Freelander7
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi, im going to buy a triple a 5cell battery pack for my 960 and i was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with both the "GP" cells and "Sanyo" cells.

Does anyone know which are better quality in general or is there any difference? Thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 09:34 AM   #482
Tech Master
 
captian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: city that never sleeps
Posts: 1,832
Default

i ran sanyo in my my old car and they charge well with a good charger. i have never had a problem . as for gp cell never had chance to use them. but AAA,s are good but 2/3 cells are better to me.
__________________
serpent america * max power * beast mods *kopropo usa* protoform * team cmdi
captian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 09:53 AM   #483
Tech Initiate
 
R/C Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: ca
Posts: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C Verano
Lou,

Are you and Glenn going to Vegas?

Chris
Hey Chris

I have been thinking about it I'm not sure are you going
R/C Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 12:12 PM   #484
Tech Elite
 
C Verano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Cali
Posts: 3,845
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by R/C Driver
Hey Chris

I have been thinking about it I'm not sure are you going
You should go...It's a fun track.
__________________
RC Target, Capricorn RC, Matrix Tires, KO PROPO America, PowerMaster Fuel, Absolute Hobbyz, Bellybutton Paint
C Verano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 09:02 PM   #485
Tech Elite
 
C Verano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Cali
Posts: 3,845
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Exclamation Tires

The new tire has been announced..

http://www.serpent-usa.com/es1024768/index.htm
__________________
RC Target, Capricorn RC, Matrix Tires, KO PROPO America, PowerMaster Fuel, Absolute Hobbyz, Bellybutton Paint
C Verano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 02:51 AM   #486
Tech Master
 
captian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: city that never sleeps
Posts: 1,832
Default

ha chris can you give some feed back on the tires after you run the new jaco
__________________
serpent america * max power * beast mods *kopropo usa* protoform * team cmdi
captian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 06:56 AM   #487
Tech Adept
 
rccobra705's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Chile
Posts: 190
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C Verano
The new tire has been announced..

http://www.serpent-usa.com/es1024768/index.htm
Ya it looks fine, but what about 235 mm tires. Serpent have the car etc. etc but no tires.
rccobra705 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 09:10 AM   #488
Tech Elite
 
C Verano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Cali
Posts: 3,845
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by captian
ha chris can you give some feed back on the tires after you run the new jaco

I'll let you know how they are as soon as I get some to try.
__________________
RC Target, Capricorn RC, Matrix Tires, KO PROPO America, PowerMaster Fuel, Absolute Hobbyz, Bellybutton Paint
C Verano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 09:40 AM   #489
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Longview, TEXAS - USA
Posts: 51
Default

Chris / Paolo...

I was reading Chris's Nats article on the Serpent web site and I was wondering about the shock mounting location change. When you move the shock to that position obviously you have to space them out to get the bodies of the shock to clear the shock tower. I was wondering if you spaced out the lower end also to improve the alignment of the shock? I made the mod yesterday but it looked a little strange with out spacing out the lower mounting point too. But If that is how you and Team Serpent run it, it's A OK for me.

Thanks in advance for your help, and all your help and guidance on the 960. You are doing an excellent job of making all of us competetive.
Doug Darby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 10:27 AM   #490
Tech Elite
 
C Verano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Cali
Posts: 3,845
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug Darby
Chris / Paolo...

I was reading Chris's Nats article on the Serpent web site and I was wondering about the shock mounting location change. When you move the shock to that position obviously you have to space them out to get the bodies of the shock to clear the shock tower. I was wondering if you spaced out the lower end also to improve the alignment of the shock? I made the mod yesterday but it looked a little strange with out spacing out the lower mounting point too. But If that is how you and Team Serpent run it, it's A OK for me.

Thanks in advance for your help, and all your help and guidance on the 960. You are doing an excellent job of making all of us competetive.

Hey Doug,

I did not space them out. Works fine the way they are.

Chris
__________________
RC Target, Capricorn RC, Matrix Tires, KO PROPO America, PowerMaster Fuel, Absolute Hobbyz, Bellybutton Paint
C Verano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 02:38 PM   #491
Tech Master
 
captian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: city that never sleeps
Posts: 1,832
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C Verano
I'll let you know how they are as soon as I get some to try.
thanks chris . just want to know are they close or the same as the grp"s. running them at the national the grp"s had the car stuck to the ground
__________________
serpent america * max power * beast mods *kopropo usa* protoform * team cmdi
captian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 03:19 PM   #492
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Longview, TEXAS - USA
Posts: 51
Default

Thanks Chris, I appreciate the help.
Doug Darby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 03:21 PM   #493
Tech Elite
 
C Verano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Cali
Posts: 3,845
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

No problem.
__________________
RC Target, Capricorn RC, Matrix Tires, KO PROPO America, PowerMaster Fuel, Absolute Hobbyz, Bellybutton Paint
C Verano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 05:38 PM   #494
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 20
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C Verano
The new tire has been announced..

http://www.serpent-usa.com/es1024768/index.htm
Have you seen these for 1:8 and 1:10 ?

Pre season tire sales ... look at this

Never came across a better deal...
nitrodudes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2006, 05:56 AM   #495
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 341
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freelander7
Hi, im going to buy a triple a 5cell battery pack for my 960 and i was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with both the "GP" cells and "Sanyo" cells.

Does anyone know which are better quality in general or is there any difference? Thanks.
I've heard GP are good but I've always stuck to Sanyo. First Sanyo tends to be a lot more conservative on amperage claims. Second, Sanyo always prints their minimum amps for each a particular type of cell while most other makers do not. I do not know if that is true for GP. Does anyone know? Plus, made in Japan versus Made in China . . . well, you have to admit, Made in Japan gives you a bit more confidence. I also hear Sanyo does not release a cell for production until they have fully charged and discharged it successfully for over 300 times.

Anyway, a pack only charges to the limit of it's worst cell. So, if you have 5 batteries that all say 950 but one only charges to 820, then the pack charges to 820.

Also, get ready for the Sanyo 1000mAh AAA cell. I hear it should hit the street end of the month or early Feb.

As for 2/3 sub-C versus AAA, well AAA is definitely lighter (~30 grams) but some racers like the feeling with a heavier battery in the middle. The car feels more 'planted' they say. For the 960 though, the AAA does allow you to lower the fuel tank CG so that should also give the car a bit more stability, at least when the fuel tank has sufficient fuel in it.
going4#1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Serpent 705 J_Longbrake Nitro On-Road 4252 02-23-2015 12:34 AM
Serpent 710 Ron C. Nitro On-Road 23347 03-16-2010 02:47 PM
WTB: NIB Serpent 710 aN4rK1 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 3 06-16-2006 09:23 PM
Trade in Your Old Serpent 710 Parts for New Serpent 710 Parts fast_it710 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 09-17-2004 12:27 AM
Serpent Impulse w/MT-12 and Serpent Starter box - cheap Solara R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 03-07-2003 03:01 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 09:35 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net