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Old 04-02-2007, 04:10 PM
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I recently purchased a cheap boat off of the internet to see if they were something I would be interested in. I bought an Atlantio cruiser with 540 brushed motors. So far, it's kinda fun and I think I may be getting the itch for boats.

Anyhow, I was wondering if I could run some 11.1v 1800 mAh batteries that I have with this boat.

It came with 7.2v 1300 mAh NiCad batteries but I can definately tell a difference in the RPM's of the motors when I connect the Li-Po's up. Will this burn the motors up or fry the circuitry if I use the more powerful batteries? The 11.1v came off of my helicopter. It is in need of repair so I thought I could use these batteries for a little fun with the boat.

I don't know much about batteries and such. Please help....

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Old 04-02-2007, 05:47 PM
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Default RE: Use of Li-Po's....

if its the NQD atlantio,yes, it will fry...im surprised that the electronics can hold up to the batteries they give you let along lipos
Old 04-02-2007, 07:37 PM
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Thanks Saleens!

I know it's a cheap boat but I didn't want to destroy it just yet.

It's actually fun to play with. I took it to the local park and ran it through the pond chasing ducks and goofin' around. The kids had fun watching me and I really enjoy see it glide through the water and skip over waves... Boating seems to be fun, thus far.

I wonder if it would be worth changing out the electonics with some of the old RC stuff I have laying around until I can afford a decent boat? What would be a good beginner boat to get into that wouldn't cost me a fortune?

Thanks again for the help...

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Old 04-03-2007, 02:28 PM
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Default RE: Use of Li-Po's....

Hi,

Yes I agree, I'm surprised you didn't fry it already.

I do know you can increase the amout of Mah by using multiple batteries in parallel. It won't go any faster and will simply give you more time. This will not increase the voltage that may damage the electronics or burn out the motor.

Try using (2) 7.2v 1300 mAh NiCad batteries together. You can find a Y-cable just about anywhere.

try==> http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXD181

I hope this helps.

-J

P.S. I ripped out the guts of my toy boat and used my own electronics.
Check out: http://forums.parallax.com/forums/de...?f=21&m=161152
Old 04-03-2007, 02:49 PM
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Default RE: Use of Li-Po's....

heres some good bigenner boats

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXMPE7**&P=7

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXKGP2**&P=7

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