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Old 09-19-2006, 12:16 PM
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I'll be soon buying an Associated MGT and I'll want to quickly upgrade the radio equipment and batteries. I'm probably going to get a Futaba 3PM. What battery packs do you recommend for both the transmitter and reciever and then also what is a good charger that would be compatible with your recommendation?
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Most 5-cell Rx packs (hump conf.) will be fine for the reciever. The higher the capacity, the longer they'll last but the more expensive they'll be. Look for 1100mah packs and above and get more than one. I'm using GP 1100's in my MGT and they're fine.

The transmitter batteries aren't as important. Regular AA's will be fine, or else get yourself some high capacity rechargeable AA's (i think + 2300mah are availible!). No need for an assembled pack. I just use cheapo AA's (20 odd for £1) and they last usually about 2 race days in my JR XS3 radio before it starts to beep to tell me the voltage is low.
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Thanks for the info. What kind of charger do you use for your reciever packs?

Also, does the stock MGT need any mod to accomodate the 5-cell hump pack? I know its a slightly different shape than the rectangular battery tray that comes with the truck.
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Default RE: transmitter and reciever pack recommendations??

I'm using a Pro-peak 2500 (i think ). Not the best option as it only has two charge rates - "forever and a day" and "cook 'em in 15 minutes". The rx packs get a bit warm, i guess 3.5 amps will do that. Suprisingly though they still work fine. I suggest you choose something with peak detection (stops when fully charged) and a variable charge rate.

The MGT battery box doesn't need any mods - the hump pack fits perfectly. I've even put some foam in there, just to stop the batteries bouncing around.

Here are a few links you might find helpful

http://monster****rum.com/

http://www.rcuniverse.com/community/...g&memid=154513 (second post down)
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Coolness... thanks! btw, nice blog
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Default RE: transmitter and reciever pack recommendations??

Sorry.... one more thing. Which one of these is the right kind of hump pack??

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=++&search3=Go

or...

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...9&I=LXMEY1&P=K

Thanks!

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Default RE: transmitter and reciever pack recommendations??

normally the rx side uses the second type you posted.

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