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Old 07-14-2009, 07:57 AM   #1
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Ok so ive had my cc for a few months now and its set up for comp as far as suspension and links and what not. I have been running crappy Tyco 6 cells since I got it since I didnt know any better. What are my battery options? I see lipo and all these other batteries. Would the DTX mini batteries that they recommend for the cc be ok or are they not strong enough? I dont want to break the bank for batteries either. Also, is there a strong enough battery to run if I rewire it to a single battery?
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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I've ran 2/3A packs with good runtime and low weight. NascarKieth runs sub-c packs which are heavier but gets a ton of runtime. You would probably be happy with the 20-30 minutes you would get from the 2/3A, like the DTX packs. But if you want really long runtimes then go with the sub-c. I'd stay clear of lipo, depending on your ESC, and if you have a lipo charger.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:33 AM   #3
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Yeah no lipo here, I have the same packs like nascarkeith is using with the stock esc...so ill look into the DTX packs. I also found a site that makes batteries for small scale 16 and 18th scale traxxas and duratrax vehicles including the cc. The packs are right at 1500mah and he sells them for 2 packs for 25. He has some vids of the packs in action too and they seem pretty nice. Diy Mini Tuners is the brand. Anyone use them?
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Just for knocking around, check your local Radioshack. They are selling out their Pro-Pulse(RC18 knockoff) batteries for around $5 and they are either 1200mah or 1400mah. They're in a funky 4-shotgun and 2-sidexside design to make then a saddle pack type. I use them in my minis and the CC. Not as good as my 1500 Elite packs but not bad either.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:29 PM   #5
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What kind of run time do you get out of the shack batteries?
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Can't remember ever timing it, 20-30 minutes I think.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:45 AM   #7
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Not bad...I may pick a few of those up. Thanks for the info!
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:12 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info Jamus...went to the shack today. My set up before were 2 tyco batts and one was a standard 6 cell and the other was a 9.6 8 cell. They worked great but they were old so they lost juice realy fast. I picked up one of those small saddle type packs and a new 8 cell 1600MAH pack. We will see how they do when they are charged up. Thanks!
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