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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Lipo Tips for the Trail

It’s been a long time since I’ve discussed batteries which, shame on me, are often the subject of e-mails that I receive from noobs. I’ve neglected the topic for far too long, so here we go. Here are a few tips on selection and safety, as it pertains to r/c trail trucks. Let’s do it scatter-shots style. Battery mAh and C rating – [...]

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Hitec RDX1 Pro

Hitec RDX1 Pro Battery Charger

After announcing two new chargers yesterday, Hitec isn’t finished yet! Today the Hitec crew sent out the press release for the RDX1 Pro Battery Charger. The original RDX1 was a favorite of ours because of its small size and big output, the Pro version gets some upgrades and is even better. Here are some of its highlights- * Microprocessor controlled * Integrated [...]

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Hitec X2 High Power Battery Charger

Hitec X2 High Power Battery Charger

New from the good folks over at Hitec is the X2 High Power Battery Charger. The X2 High Power is a dual port charger that can be used on either AC or DC input power. The X2 High Power is also high tech sporting an innovative Voice Guide Function which makes the charger even easier to program. * DC output port [...]

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Hitec Power Peak E7

Hitec Power Peak E7 Battery Charger

Just announced by Hitec is the Power Peak E7 battery charger. The E7 can charge and discharge all of your packs while using Hitec’s battery identification system. An easy to see graphic screen makes it easy to use while a USB output allows you to charge your smart device. * Up to a 20 amp charge rate * Internal resistance meter * Can [...]

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Gens ace 4600mAh 7.4V 60C Shorty LiPo

Gens Ace 2S 4600mAh RS Hardcase Shorty LiPo

New from Gens Ace is a 2S 4600 Hardcase Shorty pack. The 4600 is part of the Gens Ace race series and features a 60C discharge rate. A hard plastic casing is used for protection and the pack weighs in at just 205 grams. Sized for shorty applications like 1/10th scale race buggies, the pack measures in at 96 x [...]

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LRP ANTIX 9000 Graphene LiHV Battery

LRP ANTIX 9000 Graphene LiHV Battery

Are you looking for a battery with a really long run time for your truck? If so, have a look at the new ANTIX 9000 Graphene battery from LRP. The ANTIX features a whopping 9000mAh of capacity, but better still, it is a LiHV design that can be charged up to 8.7 volts. With extra voltage on tap and insane [...]

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Hitec H4 Plus Charger

Hitec H4 Plus Charger

Coming in July from the great folks at Hitec is the H4 Plus battery charger. The H4 Plus is a luxury 4-channel charger that is jam packed with all sorts of cool features. Here are some of the H4 Plus’s specifications- * 32 bit high performance microprocessor * Full aluminum case * Hitec channel bridge function * 128 x 64 backlit graphic LCD * Charges [...]

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Duratrax Onyx 260 Charger Review

Duratrax Onyx 260 Charger Review

With dual port chargers all the rage, the folks at Duratrax have released the Onyx 260. Not only does the Onyx have two charge ports, but it also comes with a nifty touch screen display. We’ve been using (read- abusing) an Onyx 260 for several weeks to determine if it is up to the basher lifestyle. Keep on reading to [...]

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Racers Edge Ultra 120 Touch Charger

Racers Edge Ultra 120 Touch Charger

Available now from Racers Edge is the Ultra 120 Touch Charger. The Ultra 120 uses a touch screen display for easy programming and packs a punch with up to 12 amps of charging power. The charger sports a 16-bit CPU for accurate charging and comes with a stylus pen. * Charges LiPo, LiFe, Li-Ion, LiHV, Ni-Cd, NiMH and Pb batteries * Adjustable [...]

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Dynamite Prophet Sport Duo 50W x 2

Dynamite Prophet Sport Duo 50W x 2 Charger

Coming soon from Dynamite is the Prophet Sport Duo 50W x2 battery charger. The latest in a long line of Prophet series chargers, the Sport Duo is a dual port unit, allowing you to charge two batteries at one time. The Prophet has a maximum charge rate of 6 amps and can charge up to a 6S LiPo. * Compact and [...]

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Traxxas How To Go Faster Video

Video – How to Go Faster With Traxxas Speed Upgrades

If you are new to our hobby, you’ve probably wondered what are some of the easiest modifications to help make your truck faster. Traxxas has put together a short video that highlights some of the easiest ways to get the mph up on your Slash, Stampede, Rustler, or Bandit. The folks at Traxxas go over gearing, LiPo battery cell counts, [...]

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MaxAmps LiHV Quadcopter Race Packs

MaxAmps FPV Race Edition LiHV 1600 4S Packs

If you are a hardcore drone racer, it is all about speed. To help you go faster than your competition, MaxAmps has announced LiHV Race Edition 4S 1600 packs. The MaxAmps LiHV cells put out far superior voltage compared to normal LiPo batteries, thus giving your drone more power. * Charges up to 4.35 volts per cell * 150C rated discharge * [...]

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MaxAmps 9000XL 4s LiPo Traxxas X-Maxx

MaxAmps 4S 9000XL LiPo Batteries For the X-Maxx

Have you just installed an 8S power up kit to your Traxxas X-Maxx? Have a new 8S X-Maxx on the way? To help power your beast MaxAmps has announced a 4S 9000XL LiPo Battery Set. The set comes with a pair of 100C rated 4S 9000mAh LiPo packs to give your truck 29.6 volts of glorious power. The MaxAmps packs [...]

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Hitec RDX1 Charger Review

Hitec RDX1 Battery Charger Review

While Hitec is best known for their servos, they have made some big strides in their battery charger game. The latest charger to hit the market from Hitec is the RDX1. The RDX1 is an extremely small charger that makes it easy to use just about anywhere. Does the RDX1 deliver a high quality charge? Does it have enough power? [...]

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Reedy Zappers LiPo

Reedy Zappers Hi-Voltage Low Profile & 1S LiPos

Available now from Reedy are 3 new packs in their Zappers LiPo battery line-up. The Reedy Zappers aren’t your normal LiPo, they use LiHV cells that put out more voltage than typical packs and can be charged up to 8.7 volts on a 2S pack, or 4.35 on a 1 cell. The three new packs include a 1 cell 8000mAh, a [...]

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