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Old 09-12-2012, 12:04 PM
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i just got tamiya tigerq1 56010, the question i have is do i need two batterys or just one. i have heard diffrent answers from people.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:45 PM
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Default RE: tam tiger1 battery

When that kit came out, NiCads were the norm and the capacity was pretty small. I used (still do) 2 1500 mAhs in mine. But with the NiMHs packing 5000mAh these days, one would be okay too.

I get probably a solid 45 minutes of hard driving with 2 1800 NiCads, so it's really a matter what you want to do in terms of chargers and batteries.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:36 PM
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Are there any brands we should avoid? Or any real good ones?
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:27 PM
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thank you. my studying for school comes first. but this weekend i will start the build.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:03 AM
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One 5000mAh LiPo and good charger. Also you need "Y" connector from accu to DMD and MFU.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:28 AM
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One Nickel-metal-hydride battery (NiMH) at 4000 or better is good enough with stock motors. Two are even better especially with an upgrade in the motor dept.

Of course, the charger will be key in managing battery life and both shouldn't bankrupt you.


















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i have a 3000mah . i will get the y adapter and another batt today if i need it.
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