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[b]Battery and Charger Upgrade for Futaba 3PM?[/b]

Old 01-26-2008, 03:46 PM
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Battery and Charger Upgrade for Futaba 3PM Radio System?
I am running a 1/10 Nitro Truck and just Bought a 1/8 Nitro Truggy. I already Know that I should Upgrade the steering servo for the Truggy. Not sure which servo to get though.

1.) My Pistol Grip Transmitter uses 8 AA cells. I want to upgrade to Rechargables. Futaba offers a NiCd battery (NT8F700B). Is this a good battery or can/should I get better?

2.) The Receiver Battery I have for the Truggy is a 6 volt rechargable Hump Pack NI-MH 1/2 A, 1100mAh, (5 cells). Can I Upgrade to increase Voltage? Would that be Bad for my servos? (Futaba S3003 for throttle and whatever I upgrade to for the Steering)

3.) Now I will need a Charger for the Batteries. Can I get one that will charge in LESS than 15 hours (Stock Futaba charger). Can someone recommend a good, fast charger. Preferably, one that will work well for an all electric Crawler that I have my eyes on. Lol...

I'm relatively New to the RC world and all this radio stuff is a little hard for me to wrap my head around. Help will be appreciated.
Old 01-26-2008, 04:14 PM
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I recommend the hobbico Elite for radio batts (it will also charge a large battery) sorry can't help with servos.
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I just went all out and got a hitec 5955 servo. It's one of the best servos out on the market now, and customer service is outstanding. I built a receiver pack using regular AAs and it works great. It's 2600 mah, so either upgrade to a new pack or get a second one.

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