Discussion in 'RC8T / RC8T3' started by Grant, Aug 28, 2012.
For those who run electric Truggy....what size batteries do you run and whats legal to race with?
Well my track doesnt go by Roar rules thank god . But i run a Zippy 4s 5800mah 30c, Blue lipo 4s 30c, Max Amps 100,000mah 4s 20/30c and that thing is heavy lol its for long mains.
Thanks for the info
How much runtime with your Max Amps 100,000mah ???
Sorry its a 10,000 mah 4s lol . Hum i dont really know because ive been having connection problems in the main of course but im guessing 25 min maybe a bit more . I had to adjust my ride height because of the weight of it i already im using heavyer shock oil in the rear shocks.
ahah we have 20 minutes buggy mains it should be fine for me if you can get 25 minutes of runtime in a truggy
Well i bought my used but still in good shape other than i need to replace the dean connecter on it but i know it will get at least 20 min . But really to even get close to 25+ runtime you need to be smooth on the throttle. In to most of a long main than when it gets closer to the end than go balls to the wall ! Other factors of course also heat, drag etc.
Oh yea theres a RC8TE tread on this site on the bottom of the page.
Besides MaxAmps who else offers a 10,000 mah 4s lipo. How long does it take to charge?
Man nobody i know of thats makes a mah that high . Maxamps has 11,000 mah 4s now but there not cheap new thats for dam sure ! Best to buy a used one from a racer i got my 10,000 mah 4s for $125 ! I change it at 5 amps it takes about a half hour for a full charge and i used a Skycharger 200 amp charger it might be because i need a higher amp converter than 19 amp.
There is a company called True RC and they make a 8000mah 4s but the C" Ratings are really low there 10c and i had a chance to try out one from a guy i race with it was bad the punch was really lacking and it made my motor overheat . So inless you have a fan on your motor i dont remmend that lipo .
Maxamps batteries are tooooooooooooooooo expensive for me
Oh they are especially there lower mah 4s lipos i wouldnt pay that much for them . I got lucky buying my used from a guy i race with or it would of been $289 !
But you do get a year warranty on the Max Amps lipos and service.
what about running 5s?
You can run a 5s on a 2000kv or a 2200kv just watch your temps and gear down oh it will be faster than a 4s ! If you still have the Assoicated conversion kit you may have trouble laying it flat in the tray without modeing it . You can side it on its side and strap it down but that will efect the CG .
Hobbyking sells Nanotech 6000mah 4s lipos there out of stock right now but for a main it would give you at best 15 min. But for 20 min or longer a high mah 5s should give you enough runtime im thinking .
Thanks for the info!
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