Need to get better run time - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Jan 16, 2012, 06:31 PM
Newbie rc junkie

Need to get better run time

Hello once again I'm a newbie.last month I got a nitro sport. Was very pleased love it. Wanted a battery powered too. So I got a grave digger monster jam.(traxxas of course) . Well I love truck just not happy with 8 hour charging 15 min run. I have been looking at batteries and charges on tons of sites but confused. What I'm asking is does anyone no a good cheap charger that's faster ? It can charge nimh batt. I'll buy some more of the hump batteries if I have to. The whole lipo confuses me a little or should I get lipo and charger if so any good cheap ones out there? Would like to charge faster and have more run time! Thinking about getting a fast charger another 8.4 v nimh battery and the adapter that hooks them together. Any ideas please!This is also posted in off road cars I got hardly any responses
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Jan 16, 2012, 08:53 PM
Registered User
wparsons's Avatar
Get a better charger and more packs, or make the jump to lipo packs. More run time and they're much easier to find good deals on.

I have this charger:

You'll have to measure your chassis, but this should fit without modifications:

You will have to change the plugs so that the ESC, charger and batteries all have the same type of plugs, but that's as easy as buying them and soldering them on.
Jan 19, 2012, 11:55 AM
Registered User
4x4boy's Avatar
Im wondering about a faster charger for my Animus 18sc that has a 1100mAh NiMH
Jan 19, 2012, 02:05 PM
Registered User
traxx de maxx's Avatar
multi charger that can charge Nimhs-Nicads-Lipo-Life then you won't have to buy another charger again if your using nimh now then decide to try lipo.
Jan 22, 2012, 06:09 PM
Newbie rc junkie
Went to tower hobbies and got a duratrax 235 advanced charger . Onyx 3000mah nimh battery(so I'll have 2) a 2s 4000mah traxxas lipo. And some stuff for sons nitro sport I needed. Hope that gives me more time running.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion 3mins flight time, do i need a better charger? jiggadude Power Systems 7 Jul 20, 2009 03:16 AM
Need Help with Johnson 250 Run time-How much with Polyquest 1800-2S Lipo? mrebman Power Systems 7 Oct 19, 2005 12:13 AM
Every Time I go for a Spin I get better and it's more FUN! BACKEMFNRG Motorcycles 0 Nov 18, 2003 11:52 PM
14 cell = longer run time Logo 10? Or just more power, same run time? Astro30 Electric Heli Talk 1 Aug 07, 2003 09:44 PM
Need to time a zagi motor to run in pull configuration? Xoltri Power Systems 1 Jan 20, 2003 10:14 PM