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Batteries and Savage 21 Questions

Old 09-03-2003, 10:06 PM
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I'm new to cars after being into planes for the last 10 or so years. My question is this... Why do most RTR set-ups require alkaline batteries? Is there some reason that rechargeable batteries are not the standard?

Also what are the first 5 things that you would do to a Savage 21 to make it better/stronger/faster? I just got one and have noticed that the a-arms, shocks, shock towers and bumpers look fairly wimpy.

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That's easy... Price! Nicads would raise the cost by $20-$40.

The Savage is very good in stock trim. I love mine! If you want to make it faster you'll need a new motor. HPI has a new .25 available or the XTM 24.7 would be a good choice as well. There are plenty of hop up parts but I've beat mine up pretty good and have yet to break anything.

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It figures that it all comes down to $$$. I have seen the 6v hump packs that are supposed to fit in the stock tray... maybe I'll go with one of those. I see that you have the Bronco body, I ordered one as well, I've always loved the old Broncos.

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you can use rechargable batteries. they cost more at first but will pay for themself later. I use 1800 nimh batteries life 1000 charges for $10 a pack of 4 at walmart. You should use 5 for the reciever pack to have 6 volts. rechargable batteries have 1.2 vots per cell. multiply a 12 pack alkilne batteries used( one 12 pak ) by 1000. to see the money saved.

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