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Old 06-11-2022, 09:25 AM
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Default Old SC 10 rehab advice

After a long hiatus, I'm trying to get my old RC cars running. I have a Team Associated SC 10 from about 2006 or 08, 2WD, Brushed Motor. Also have a Prophet Plus battery charger with Traxxas plug. (ac/dc 4 -to- 7 cell Ni-Cd and Ni-MH Peak Prediction Fast Charger for 7.2 - 8.4V Sub-C and Ni-MH Battery Packs)

I think there is room in the battery box for an 8-cell but I'm not sure if the charger is correct for 8 cell, or if that would fry something, or if such a pack is available.

Just ordered a 7.2 volt 5000 Ni-MH with Traxxas adapter.

A LiPo battery for this rig might be nice, but will need a charger and correct size battery pack. I don't understand how to convert this car to LiPo without frying the motor or speed controller.

Might someone comment on the efficacy of going the LiPo route since I will neither Race nor Bash this car.

Also have a Team Associated AE 1:8 scale 4WD electric Buggy (06/08) without motor, speed controller or servos. For this car I wouldn't mind LiPo and charger to match the appropriate motor / speed controller.

Right now I just want to run the SC 10 on new Ni-Mh battery pack and perhaps in the future get the SC 8 running. Might need to get a new radio controller that will work on both cars.

Comments on things to check on the SC 10 before running, would be appreciated.

Thanks, cbow
Old 06-12-2022, 09:33 AM
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Not sure what speed control you have, but more than likely it'll handle a two cell (2S) LiPo battery just fine. The only thing you would have to worry about is draining a LiPo battery's cells too low. Your speed control, unless it's really old, should have a setting for NIMh, or LiPo batteries. Switching the ESC's battery low voltage cutoff (LVC) to the LiPo battery mode is normally done with a jumper plug, or through a ESC programming box. You want to be sure LVC is enabled during use of LiPo batteries.
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If looking to be in the hobby any length of time, and needing to purchase new batteries... I'd definitely recommend going the LiPo route. LiPo batteries can be had at, or below what it would cost for six cell NiMh pack. The only additional cost would be in a good charger to charge LiPo cells.

I haven't used NiMh packs since like 2009-ish. A few years back, I did try to relive the good old days of RC by buying a brushed motor ESC (T4.3 thread), and a couple of brushed motors. Let's just say I tried it; it was fun for a few weeks, but sold my brushed stuff and never going down that road again.
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If you still have the original electronics in your SC10, most likely you have the XP SC200 ESC.

Old 06-12-2022, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by cbow View Post
After a long hiatus, I'm trying to get my old RC cars running. I have a Team Associated SC 10 from about 2006 or 08, 2WD, Brushed Motor. Also have a Prophet Plus battery charger with Traxxas plug. (ac/dc 4 -to- 7 cell Ni-Cd and Ni-MH Peak Prediction Fast Charger for 7.2 - 8.4V Sub-C and Ni-MH Battery Packs)

I think there is room in the battery box for an 8-cell but I'm not sure if the charger is correct for 8 cell, or if that would fry something, or if such a pack is available.

Just ordered a 7.2 volt 5000 Ni-MH with Traxxas adapter.

A LiPo battery for this rig might be nice, but will need a charger and correct size battery pack. I don't understand how to convert this car to LiPo without frying the motor or speed controller.

Might someone comment on the efficacy of going the LiPo route since I will neither Race nor Bash this car.

Also have a Team Associated AE 1:8 scale 4WD electric Buggy (06/08) without motor, speed controller or servos. For this car I wouldn't mind LiPo and charger to match the appropriate motor / speed controller.

Right now I just want to run the SC 10 on new Ni-Mh battery pack and perhaps in the future get the SC 8 running. Might need to get a new radio controller that will work on both cars.

Comments on things to check on the SC 10 before running, would be appreciated.

Thanks, cbow
Yeah, getting the SC8e up and running will need at least a good 4268 sized motor, and a 3S/4S LiPo battery to be of any type of usefulness/fun. Heavier RC platform=bigger motor=bigger batteries... bigger money .
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Default SC 10 Speed controler

Thanks for your help RustyUs. The speed controller is a Velineon EZ set VXL-3s. The motor is a Velioen also. I think I had to buy, motor, controller, servos and radio to complete the kit. Anyway no switch on the speed control for NiMh or LiPo. Looks like I'll run on NiMh till I can tackle the LiPo SC 8. Thanks for the SC 8 motor/battery combo suggestions.
Old 06-15-2022, 06:37 PM
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Default SC 10 5000 mah battery

Got the new 5K NiMH battery for my SC 10. Charged it on 4 amps. It got pretty hot, at least 110 F mentioned in Caution bullets. The instructions say bat. mah capacity divided by 1000 equals charge rate amps. Did I misunderstand the instructions?

Truck ran fine. Brought back titillating mammarys... of getting rocks and debris stuck in the servo tray and losing steering control. Brakes work!

Shocks could probably use an oil change/refill.

Does this forum have sperll cheque? It underdots misspelled words but I don't see an icon to correct sperllang.

Thanks, cbow
Old 06-21-2022, 06:23 AM
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On my pc if you left click on the misspelled word it will give you the correct spelling. Windows 7
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Thanks Big Alice, I have an apple and a dictionery, that I sometimes use.
My SC 10 is running fine. Steering glitches when I'm on gravel. Tiny little rock-u-lets get trapped in the steering servo tray. Runs great on grass but tips over pretty easy.
I'm looking at motors and batteries for the AE 1/8 Buggy. RustyUs suggested a 4268 size motor and 3 or 4 S LiPo.
Plus lots of fun toys to go with the motor and battery...

Thanks cbow


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I wonder if a 1515 2200KV Castle motor with 6s LiPo will work in my RC 8e 1/8 scale buggy. I'll need a ESC and radio too. Have a functioning 15 year old radio for the SC 10, but I don't know if it will work with a new motor and ESC.
Castle 1512 1800KV with 6s is also an option.
Without having a motor I don't know how to determine if either motor will fit in the chassis, no matter how many times I see videos with motor mount options. Some motor number designations mean motor size (diameter and length) and some don't.
I'm saying 6s 'cause the Castle sales pitch says either 4s or 6s and well... go big or go home...slowly.
Any motor, ESC, radio, combo, suggestion would be welcome.

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