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Old 02-25-2018, 07:02 PM   #1
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Can anyone get the x,y,z measurements for the front secondary battery tray with the bronco body on? I'd like to get a 2S battery for that spot before I get home.
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:35 AM   #2
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I can measure it when I get home if somebody doesn't beat me to it.
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:58 PM   #3
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Yeah thatd be nice. Ive been guessing at the battery size i could fit there. I only have my phone on me and am not aware of an app I can use to get dimensions from a picture that already has some measurements laid out.
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Can anyone get the x,y,z measurements for the front secondary battery tray with the bronco body on? I'd like to get a 2S battery for that spot before I get home.
Do it right and get this battery, 3S.
https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...116-17/p662759

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Yeah that battery should fit, Natedog. Thats exactly what Ive been looking for. Thanks for the info.
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Nice. But 100C, is that a bit much or will it not affect anything? All my other batteries are 20C so I have no idea.
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The more C, the better, can't hurt anything.
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Motor/ESC only pulls the amps it needs. A higher C rating only means the battery can deliver more current/amps on demand, without any damage to the battery.
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:00 PM   #9
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Height: 26.5mm from plate to top of inner fenders (nothing on the chassis limits height though)

Width: 95mm measured at center of plate (tough to measure with my calipers. Front edge of inner fender has about a 4mm narrower section for a total of about 8mm narrower at the front)

Depth: 51.6mm front of plate to servo
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:50 AM   #10
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Thanks Jato, the Protek 3s should fit fine!
It's a good looking battery, but I prefer to run full size packs on my trail rigs. Changing batteries is a PITA when you're at the wrong spot and it's so easy to lose clips.

I'm working on my own low profile battery tray.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:04 AM   #11
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I'm getting at least 2 hours out of the Protek 3S, larger packs don't crawl as well. I always carry spare body clips, screws, CVDs, spur gear and a few other parts.

Let's see it!
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I'm getting at least 2 hours out of the Protek 3S, larger packs don't crawl as well. I always carry spare body clips, screws, CVDs, spur gear and a few other parts.

Let's see it!
2 hours out of that battery? Impressive!

I bring spare parts as well, but still.

It's only a solid model that I have at home. I won't post it until it's installed.
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Do it right and get this battery, 3S. I was looking online the other day and I think it will fit up front, but haven't tried.
https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...116-17/p662759



Can anyone confirm that the protek battery fits the front tray without modifications? They now sell a 4100 mah for the same $59.99.

https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...116-19/p846216
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The 3600 fit and performed great while it worked, however I lost a cell after only a few months. I believe Natedog also had issues with one of more of these. Just a heads up.
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I love my protek 3600 I do want to pick up a 4100. My cheap 2200s usually last 2 hours in my axial rig not sure on run time in the trx but the protek is easily over 2 hours.


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Do it right and get this battery, 3S. I was looking online the other day and I think it will fit up front, but haven't tried.
https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...116-17/p662759



Do you have to have a lihv charger or will a LIPO charger work? I have a venom pro from about 10 years ago that still works great.
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Do you have to have a lihv charger or will a LIPO charger work? I have a venom pro from about 10 years ago that still works great.
It will work with a normal lipo balance charge but to take advantage of the HV and charge it to 13.05v instead of 12.6v youd most likely need a lihv capable charger.

I have a keenstone up100AC from Amazon for around $40 that will do LIHV cycles.
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Gotcha, thanks. I was looking at it mainly for the size to mah capacity to fit in the tray of the Bronco. The added voltage would just be a bonus.
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