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Old 01-21-2020, 10:04 AM
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Hi. I've been always wanting to get into RC cars ever since I was little and never had the money to do so until now in my adult life. I have the green that's burning a hole in my pocket and need to find a hobby to spend it on. I've always been into rally racing and found an RC car I want. Is the HPI WR8 Ken Block flux 1/8 car and I have a couple of questions that, boy do I need help with. The biggest one is *** batteries should I get? 2s? 3s? should I use the HPI Plazma ones that are $100+ or is there cheaper options? 7v or 12v? and is this a good car for basically anything from drifting/kinda off-road and might do some drift track racing on like a baseball field.

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Old 01-23-2020, 04:59 PM
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I'd start out with 2S LiPo batteries....
https://www.amazon.com/Zeee-5200mAh-Battery-Vehicles-Airplane/dp/B07M7C7WN8/ref=sr_1_5?crid=18031C7FMNRW0&keywords=zee+2s+lipo+battery&qid=1579827118&sprefix=zee+%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-5 https://www.amazon.com/Zeee-5200mAh-Battery-Vehicles-Airplane/dp/B07M7C7WN8/ref=sr_1_5?crid=18031C7FMNRW0&keywords=zee+2s+lipo+battery&qid=1579827118&sprefix=zee+%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-5
I have been using a Zee shorty pack for the past year and couldn't be happier.
Old 01-23-2020, 05:31 PM
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If you do go for it, and choose a 3S pack to start with, the transmitter does have a EPA (end point adjustment) for the throttle channel. That will allow you to set the maximum throttle if need be. To me, a 4000kv motor on 3S power seems like a lot. On a slick surface, with drifting in mind....should be a hootin' good time with the Hoonigan.
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