Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Cars, Buggies, Trucks, Tanks and more > RC Car Radio Equipment
Reload this Page >

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

Notices
RC Car Radio Equipment Discuss specific topics related to RC car radios. For general or non rc car specific radio topics please see our regular radio discussion forum.

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

Old 01-26-2008, 03:46 PM
  #1  
Redharris
Thread Starter
 
Redharris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Panorama, CA
Posts: 2,137
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default [b]Battery and Charger Upgrade for Futaba 3PM?[/b]

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.
Thanks....
Old 01-26-2008, 04:14 PM
  #2  
guver
Senior Member
My Feedback: (325)
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: LaGrange, OH
Posts: 14,857
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: [b]Battery and Charger Upgrade for Futaba 3PM?[/b]

I recommend the hobbico Elite for radio batts (it will also charge a large battery) sorry can't help with servos.
Old 01-27-2008, 11:51 PM
  #3  
chrobar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Darien, IL
Posts: 909
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: [b]Battery and Charger Upgrade for Futaba 3PM?[/b]

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.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.