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Dynamite Passport Ultra 100W AC/DC Touch Battery ChargerTouch screens look cool and can make products easier to use. The latest charger from Dynamite, the Passport Ultra 100W, has a touch screen and much more. The Passport features a 400 x 240 pixel TFT Color Touch Screen and can charge LiFe/LiIon/LiPo/NiCd/NiMH/Pb batteries. For power it can charge at up to 10 amps and is rated for a maximum cell count of 6S LiPO. Also, it comes with a JST-XH balance board, 20 spots of battery memory, and a USB port for charging your cell phone or other device.

The part number is #DYNC3000, it is street priced at $109 and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops in late January. Click Here to get more details over on the official Dynamite RC website.

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Dynamite GPS Speed Meter
Every wonder how fast your car goes? Tired of those cheap softball radar guns going bad on you? Dynamite RC has an answer to your problems, their new GPS Speed Meter.

The Dynamite GPS Speed Meter is a compact unit that can measure the speed of your car, or show its location and altitude. The unit’s built in WASS/EGNOS/MSAS/RTCM allows it to be used anywhere in the world, while its 10Hz refresh rate gives it fast response.

* PC Interface for Google map products
* Battery: Lasts up to 4 hours
* Connector Type: Micro USB charging port
* Weight: 1.06 oz
* Length: 2.59″
* Width: 1.56″
* Height: 0.82″

The part number is #DYN4401, they are street priced at $124, and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops early next month. For complete information hit up This Link over on Dynamite’s website.

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Dynamite Reaction 50C Hardcase LiPo
There are tons of choices for LiPo batteries, but maybe you just want a reasonably priced pack that isn’t going to puff the second time you use it. Dynamite RC has just announced a new affordable line-up of 50C LiPo Batteries. All the 50C packs come with a hardcase to help survive big hits, and are available with EC3, EC5, Deans, or Traxxas connectors. Cell counts range from 2-4S, capacities range from 4000-5000mAh, and they can be charged in under 30 minutes at their 3C maximum charge rate. A “shorty” style pack is also available for all you 10th scale racer types.

Prices range from $49 to $109, they have a release date of July, and you can get complete information by hitting up This Link on the official Dynamite website.

Instead of a TGIF Mystery Link, Here is the link to a charity event where you can rub elbows with high-zoot Indy car drivers and get a chance to bash some very slick Vaterra on-road cars. The event is for dyslexia and goes down May 11th in Indianapolis. Will the BSRC Bash Crew be there? You never know!

Dynamite Reaction 80C LiPo Packs
Dynamite RC has announced higher output 80C Reaction series LiPo batteries. The 80C Reaction LiPos are intended for the serious basher or entry level racer and come in 2S, 3S, and 4S cell counts. They all use hard cases for added protection and come in capacities up to 6400mAh.

* 5C charge rate
* Capacities from 5700-6400mAh
* Available with prewired Deans, EC3, EC5, and Traxxas connectors
* XH balance connectors
* New cases for increased durability

Prices range from $95 to $165, they are expected to hit hobby shops in early May, and you can get more information at This Link over on the Dynamite website.

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Dynamite Prophet Sport Duo
The new Prophet Sport Duo from Dynamite is an affordable two channel battery charger. The latest in the Prophet series of chargers can charge at up to 6 amps (50 watts) on each of its channels and has a maximum cell count of 6S.

* Rugged and compact design
* Includes banana to EC3 adapters
* Adjustable current 0.1A-6.0A
* 5 year warranty
* JST-XH balance connector
* AlphaNumeric display
* AC only input power

The part number for the Dynamite Prophet Sport Duo is #DYNC2020 and it has a street price of $99.

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There comes a point in every new hobbyists life when they make the switch from Ni-MH batteries over to Lithium Polymers. It’s an obvious progression, LiPos typically yield more performance for the buck.

The crew over at Horizon Hobby have a couple of affordable products for those looking to make the LiPo switch. Horizon offers a Dynamite Prophet Sport LiPo charger and a Dynamite Reaction 2S 7.4V 30C 5000mAh LiPo battery. We’ve been testing the two for over a month now, today we’ll be sharing what we found out.

The Prophet Sport Lipo charger (part number #DYNC2005) is an AC only charger with a maximum charge rate of 3 amps. It is very affordable with a street price of just $29 and works on 2 and 3S LiPo packs. It doesn’t do Ni-MH or any other chemistry, but we found it did a nice job charging Lithium Polymers. The Prophet was exceptionally easy to use, just press the button to set the charge rate, then hold the button to start the charge. The Prophet does all its charging through the balance leads, which worked well for us, but wished it came with a longer AC cord.

On the battery side of things, the Reaction 2S 30C 5000 (part number #DYN9005EC w/EC3 connector) comes in at a $49 price point. We primarily used it in our review Vaterra Hälix and in an ECX Torment, and found that it powered both quite well. It had plenty of power on tap and never got too hot or puffed. We normally charged it on the Prophet Sport Lipo, but because it is capable of a 3C (15 amp) charge rate we used a Hyperion 720 on it a few times when we were in a big hurry. We found no ill effects from the fast charging and consider it to be a solid pack.

Overall- We found the two Dynamite items to make a great set. They worked well together and would be a good way to make the switch over to LiPo. We also liked their warranties, 1 year on the Reaction pack and 5 years on the Prophet charger. If you are in need of some new LiPo gear we can recommend both of these products to you.

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Dynamite Prophet Sport Charger
For all you guys looking for an affordable battery charger, Dynamite has just announced three new units for their product line-up.

The Dynamite Prophet Sport Plus is an AC/DC charger that can charge up to 5 amps. Rated for up to 6S Lipo it has a part number of #DYNC2010 and a street price of $49.

The Prophet Sport Lipo is an AC charger made just for Lipo. It can charge up to 3 amps and up to a 3S Lipo cell count. It has a part number of #DYNC2005 and a street price of $29.

The third charger Dynamite has just announced is the Prophet Sport NiMH. The Sport NiMH can charge up to an 8 cell NiMH pack and has a maximum charge rate of 4 amps. The part number of the Sport NiMH is #DYNC2000 and it has a street price of $29.

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Dynamite DPS 1/10 Sensored 13.5T ESC/Motor Combo
The guys over at Dynamite have two new brushless combos made to be ROAR legal and affordable. These Dynamite Platinum Sensored Combos come in two different winds, 17.5 and 13.5. Some of their features include-

* Sensored for smooth take offs and no cogging
* Comes with EC3 connector
* Low voltage protection for use with Lipo batteries
* Different timing modes for performance or use in “Blinky” classes

The part numbers are #DYNP1213 for the 13.5 combo and #DYNP1217 for the 17.5. Street price is $169 and you can get more information by hitting up THIS LINK.

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Dynamite Reaction 20C 30C Lithium Polymer Batteries
The crew over at Dynamite RC have announced a new line of Lithium Polymer batteries called the Reaction series. This is an affordable line-up of Lipo’s with 20C to 30C discharge rates. Capacities range from 4000 to 5000 mah, and they are available in 2 and 3S cell counts. Hard cases are used to protect the cells and you can get the Reaction packs with either EC3 or Traxxas connectors. A 1 year warranty now comes standard on all Dynamite packs just to sweeten the deal.

Prices for the new Reaction series Lipo’s range from $29 for a 2S 20C 4000 mah up to $69 for a 3S 30C 5000. Hit up the official Dynamite Website for more information. Hit up THIS link for more Dynamite news right here on BigSquidRC.

Dynamite Prophet Sport Quatro 4 x 100W AC/DC Charger
The latest battery charger from the guys over at Dynamite is their huge Prophet Sport Quatro 4 x 100 watt AC/DC. This monster can charge 4 batteries at once, with a maximum charge rate of 8 amps per channel. Some of the other features and specifications include-

* 100W charge power per output
* Li-Po/Li-Fe & Ni-MH battery types
* Charges 1-6S Li-Po, 1-6S Li-Fe, 1-8C Ni-MH
* 500W power supply
* Adjustable 0.1–8.0A charger current per channel
* Ability to charge different battery types at different currents simultaneously
* 4 internal cooling fans
* Short-circuit protection
* Over-current protection
* Reverse-polarity protection
* Low-input voltage protection
* Over-temperature protection
* Includes (4) insulated banana-to-EC3™ connectors
* Includes (4) JST XH type balance boards (2-6S)
* Detachable AC and DC power cords
* 100-240 VAC (50/60Hz) or 11-18V DC input voltage
* Length- 10.62 in (270mm)
* Width- 7.48 in (190mm)
* Height- 3.35 in (85mm)
* Part #DYN4110

Expect a street price of $280 on this one, and you can hit up the Dynamite RC Website for more information.

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Aloha Guys,

Read all your shoot outs and reviews and settled on the Turnigy 2s 5800mah lipos. Cheapest because shipping is sore. Bought 3 and charging them all on my icharger 206b they all only charged up to 4200mah. All three. Made sure to check all my settings on the charger but everything looks good. Do you have any of your readers asking the same question or get the same switched battery like me?
Any way we have a small track that we are building on Kauai for the neighborhood so if you’re ever out, come bash some with us. I race my 9 yr old boy (stampede vxl) against my slash vxl and suffice to say, ” he crushes me every time , but at least we play together.
Keoni Kahn M.

Cubby- Hey Keoni, thanks for the email, and be sure to shoot Brian your snail mail on the islands so he can totally hook ya up with an uber BigSquidRC sticker pack.

First off, I’d highly doubt you’d be emailing me if you didn’t know how to measure capacity, but perhaps for others out there this is how we do it at BigSquidRC (and they way most cell manufactures do it, when they actually make the effort to do so).
Fully charge pack at a 1C charge rate. Discharge pack at a 1C rate down to 3 volts per cell, measure capacity during the dis-charge- that’s how it’s done.

So let’s say you are dialed and indeed you received 3 mis-labeled battery packs. You ordered their 5800′s, and you got mystery packs with a 5800 sticker that are roughly 4200 mah in capacity. What do you do? Well…. you can- 1. attempt to return them, or 2. attempt to run them. Best of luck if you attempt to return, and if you decide to run them, treat them as 4200′s of unknown “C” rating. By this I mean, charge at a gentle 1C rate, and monitor temps during a moderate discharge to see if they will be able to handle the current draw of the application you will be using them in. Because they are mystery cells, you have no idea if they were intended for a 1/2C discharge in the medical field, or for a 40C discharge in an rc airplane, so be careful.

Oh and heck yes, if any of the BigSquidRC crew hit the beautiful islands of Hawaii we will totally come over for an uber-bash session.

I have a couple of questions, first

1) What is the best power system for my rustler that can get me to about 40 MPH thats under 50 bucks?

2) Can i use traxxas XO-1 tires and rims on it? i dont have a use for the offroad tires that came with it.

Thanx, a important follower

Cubby- Because we’ve been receiving this email every week for quite some time, yes, I’ll finally take precious time out of my busy schedule to finally respond.

1. There is no BL power system that I would recommend to you for under $50. For your Rustler I’d recommend stepping it up to the Castle SCT Sidewinder 3800 kv combo at right around $120. Your Rustler isn’t exactly the free-est spinning truck in the world, the plastic motor mount sucks (I highly recommend the PL tranny, or at the very least the RPM motor mount), and you’ll be running high speed with it, that’s why I am recommending you pop for a quality unit at a higher price point.

2. XO-1 rims use a 17mm hex, the stock hex on your Rusty is 12mm, so no, they will not bolt right up. You can use hex adapters (I’d use the STRC units), but you’d be looking $50+ for the adapters, plus the cost of the XO-1 wheels and tires. And… the XO-1 tires are freak’n heavy, that means a lot of rotating mass to turn over at speed.

So let’s say you are looking to go an honest 40-50 mph with your Rustler, this is the set-up I’d recommend.

1. Brushless power system. I mentioned the Castle 3800 SCT system above, and it’s a great choice for your truck and application.

2. 3S 11.1v Lipo battery. I’d go with the Dynamite Speedpack that we reviewed HERE .

I recommend that pack because it’s hardcase and has proven itself to us over months of bashing abuse. This pack is taller than stock, so you’ll have to make some changes to properly secure it, but I assure you it’ll be worth the effort.

3. Street tires. For you I’d recommend Pro-Line Street Fighter 2.8″ pre-mounts. These are a street tread that should easily get you into the low 50′s.

4. Use to make sure you aren’t gearing your truck too tall and use a temp gauge to keep from cooking any electronics. If you are looking to go 50, gear it for 50, not 110. Start slow, and slowly gear taller to increase your mph (if you want to save yourself loads of cash and wrenching).

Go straight, go fast, and don’t blow too much stuff up Mr VIP.

Do you have 2S lipo battery pack with 65C?
Or you have the best battery for electric car on road for the fastest speed?
Sent from my iPhone

Cubby- Oh wow we get questions from some nut jobs out there…

So…. to answers your questions-
1. maybe
2. of course


Hello my name is BRANDON H. and I have been a rc hobbyist for about 3 years. I presently have a traxxas slash raptor edition. Everything on truck is custom. Except trans. My truck had the element combo from duratrax and castle creation. I wanted a
bigger stronger and faster esc and motor. So I bought the castle creation momba short course with the 2400 kv motor. Not knowing that it’s not recommended for 2wd. What will happen if I run this. What do I need to get for my truck to support this
motor?? I have pictures and I’m willing to send upon request.

Thank you for your time
Brandon H.

Cubby- Now see guys, this is how you ask a proper question. You give a decent amount of info, and say thank you are the end. Brandon gets it.

So Brandon, you have everything else uber’ed-out on your truck except the tranny. Hummm…. I think I see a Pro-Line tranny in your future. 1. Because how can you leave that the only stock part on the truck, and 2. because you are gonna need it if you crank up the power on that 1415 2400 kv Castle motor in your Traxxas.

To get to your direct questions-

1. What will happen when you run a Castle 1415 2400 kv motor in your Slash/Raptor compared to your previous set-up? Nothing bad. Your new motor is certainly capable of higher torque and overall power levels, but it is lower kv, meaning your truck won’t go as fast on the same gearing and cell count as your previous system. However, if you are gear taller, and/or jump to a higher cell count, you’ll be amazed at how much power you’ll have on tap.

2. What do you need to get your truck to support that motor? Nothing really, it will bolt right up the same way as your old motor. The 1415 is the same diameter as your old motor, but is slightly longer, which won’t be a problem in your application. However, with the identical set-up it’ll probably feel slower than what you were using, so if you leave everything else the same you won’t have to make any changes. If you do decide to unleash the power via gearing and/or cell count then you might want to seriously consider that Pro-Line tranny. Not only is the PL tranny capable of handling some serious power, but its metal motor mount really helps keep motor temps down. As always, if you do decide to go for big power, consult to make sure you aren’t crazily over-geared, and use a temp gauge to make sure you aren’t cooking anything. Ideal temps are below 140 on the motor and below 120 on the battery pack.

That’s it for this week guys, shoot me your questions, answers, smack-talk, or anything else you want to ramble on about to Cubby at BigSquidRC dot com. If your question makes the big time you get free stickers, if I pronounce yours as “letter
of the month” we’ll shoot ya out a new BSRC t-shirt.

ddynamite speedpack 2000mah

Looking to add some bigger milliamps to your smaller vehicles? The new Dynamite Speedpack 7.4V 2000mAh 30c Lipi Mini can help. This new mini lipo packs 2000mAh into a small footprint that can be run in your mini Losi, ECX, and even Pro-Boat vehicles. It comes with a EC3 plug, JST_XH connector, and boasts a 30C discharge rate.
Part number on the new mini is DYN1475, and will have a street price of about $45.

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dynamite fuze 70a

Looks like the folks from Dynamite are keeping us bashers in mind with the new Dynamite Fuze 70A Brushless Waterproof ESC. It’s designed to fit more 1/10th scale vehicles, is Lipo (up to 3s) and NiMH compatable, and is programmable via the Dynamite Fuze programming card. Part number is DYN4850 on the ESC and DYN3745 on the programming card.
Street price is about $90.

We have plenty more Dynamite news here on BigSquidRC, take a look HERE.