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    Newbie question

    thinking about picking up and e-revo 2.0 with the stimmy money headed our way.

    curious as to what batteries i'm gonna need...it doesn't come with anything right?

    what would everyones rec be?

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    thinking about picking up and e-revo 2.0 with the stimmy money headed our way.

    curious as to what batteries i'm gonna need...it doesn't come with anything right?

    what would everyones rec be?

    thanks!
    I run the normal 5000 mah 3s Traxxas batteries, but you can always save a couple of bucks by getting batteries from other companies. Just make sure they come with a Traxxas plug or adapter, unless youíre planning on cutting off the connectors for something else.


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    You are correct, no batteries included.

    You will need 2 matched batteries. I personally run 7200mAh 3S lipos from SMC. Great run time, but it's pretty heavy. If you want something a tad more nimble, consider batteries in the 5000-6000mAh range. As much as the extra cost sucks, don't cheap out. I got some lectron pros from the hobby shop when I bought my truck. They were not up to the task and the lvc would kick in after all of 5 minutes. Now I get bored and go inside before the batteries die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omen View Post
    You are correct, no batteries included.

    You will need 2 matched batteries. I personally run 7200mAh 3S lipos from SMC. Great run time, but it's pretty heavy. If you want something a tad more nimble, consider batteries in the 5000-6000mAh range. As much as the extra cost sucks, don't cheap out. I got some lectron pros from the hobby shop when I bought my truck. They were not up to the task and the lvc would kick in after all of 5 minutes. Now I get bored and go inside before the batteries die.
    +1 on everything said.

    I as well had issues with lectron pro. I enjoy my smc 5000 and 7000mha smc.

    Get a good charger. Dc /dc chargers are the best but more money and need a power supply as well or make your own from old pc or server psu. 100 watt per channel minimum. 200w+ a channel is more ideal. It will be well worth the money to get a decent charger.

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    I am new to this as well but im running a 2-5000 mah. 3S on mine and this thing is Awesome! After running up and down the road about 4 times , i did another pass and it did 56.4 mph. without changing a pinion or spur. Such a great design and feels amazing to operate this thing. however , the tires balloon a lot.

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    CNHL lipos are amazing for the price. I picked up 2 3s 5000mah 65c lipos for 67 bucks, and they are very well made. I have 3 sets of lipos from CNHL, 2x 3s 5000mah 30c, 2x 3s 5000mah 40c, and 2x 3s 5000mah 65c.

    They all came with XT90 connectors as thatís what Iíve swapped over to on my rcs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    thinking about picking up and e-revo 2.0 with the stimmy money headed our way.

    curious as to what batteries i'm gonna need...it doesn't come with anything right?

    what would everyones rec be?

    thanks!

    Watch some youtube reviews on the erevo. Its a great RC.

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    oh i did extensive youtubing before deciding to pick it up. tbh i'm almost a little scared. thing looks super powerful haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    oh i did extensive youtubing before deciding to pick it up. tbh i'm almost a little scared. thing looks super powerful haha
    It is a beast on 6s. Standing backflips on demand, wheelies at half throttle. Iíve gotten mine to do 52-53 on stock gearing. Not too bad imo. Handles jumps well, easy to control in air. Itís easily my fav rc I own.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    oh i did extensive youtubing before deciding to pick it up. tbh i'm almost a little scared. thing looks super powerful haha
    Don't be afraid to use the training mode, especially if you have limited space. I've had mine for more than a year, but I still keep it limited in the back yard. It's the only way to actually drive it, instead of just repeatedly rocketing from one side of the yard to the other.

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    I've run a few in mine.
    CNHL 65C 5000mah 3S: https://chinahobbyline.com/shop/detail/306
    Liperior 65C 5000mah 3S: https://rcbattery.com/liperior-5000m...xt90-plug.html
    Liperior 45C 5000mah 3S: https://rcbattery.com/liperior-5000m...xt90-plug.html
    HRB 50C 5000mah 3S: https://www.amazon.com/HRB-50C-100C-.../dp/B06XNTHQRZ
    Hobbystar 50C 6200mah 3S: https://www.rcjuice.com/hobbystar-62...o-battery.html

    So far, I'm liking the liperior 45C 5000mah 3S the most. The CNHL/Liperior 65C's 5000mah and hobbystar 50C 62000mah are heavy and thick. To fit them, you should remove the battery clips inside the trays. The punch/runtime is good with them though, but I prefer a lighter pack in my revo.

    The HRB 50C's worked well for a couple years, but they are dyeing on me now. I got the liperior 45c's to try and the runtime/performance of them are better than the HRB's were when they were new. They are a bit thicker than the HRB's, but are thinner/lighter than the 65C versions. Considering the cost, I'll stick with these and see how long they last me.

    2 years or so seems to be typical for me before a pack starts dropping cells or having lacking performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    I've run a few in mine.
    CNHL 65C 5000mah 3S: https://chinahobbyline.com/shop/detail/306
    Liperior 65C 5000mah 3S: https://rcbattery.com/liperior-5000m...xt90-plug.html
    Liperior 45C 5000mah 3S: https://rcbattery.com/liperior-5000m...xt90-plug.html
    HRB 50C 5000mah 3S: https://www.amazon.com/HRB-50C-100C-.../dp/B06XNTHQRZ
    Hobbystar 50C 6200mah 3S: https://www.rcjuice.com/hobbystar-62...o-battery.html

    So far, I'm liking the liperior 45C 5000mah 3S the most. The CNHL/Liperior 65C's 5000mah and hobbystar 50C 62000mah are heavy and thick. To fit them, you should remove the battery clips inside the trays. The punch/runtime is good with them though, but I prefer a lighter pack in my revo.

    The HRB 50C's worked well for a couple years, but they are dyeing on me now. I got the liperior 45c's to try and the runtime/performance of them are better than the HRB's were when they were new. They are a bit thicker than the HRB's, but are thinner/lighter than the 65C versions. Considering the cost, I'll stick with these and see how long they last me.

    2 years or so seems to be typical for me before a pack starts dropping cells or having lacking performance.
    Dang. Those Liperior lipos are cheap for their stats. I may have to pick up a pair and give em a go on your recommendation Olds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketzx1 View Post
    Dang. Those Liperior lipos are cheap for their stats. I may have to pick up a pair and give em a go on your recommendation Olds.


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    If they continue to perform well throughout this year, I'll be more comfortable recommending them. I've only run the 45C's 5 times since last October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    thinking about picking up and e-revo 2.0 with the stimmy money headed our way.

    curious as to what batteries i'm gonna need...it doesn't come with anything right?

    what would everyones rec be?

    thanks!
    I use Traxxas batteries. You can buy the completer pack which includes the Traxxas charger. Traxxas batteries are pricey, but the combo battery + charger is really nice for a beginner. It takes all the guesswork out of it.

    With that said, if I was buying non-Traxxas batteries it would be SMC.

    No matter what you decide - this is the most important advice:

    MAKE SURE you watch some youtube videos on LIPO safety. Get a Lipo storage bag. This is no joke.Used correctly Lipos are safe. Used incorrectly you can burn your house down.

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    i m gonna give a different opinion.

    i have been buying every possible cheap and medium priced battery there is for 10 years. all of them go bad very fast. i have for a year now a panther graphene 70C you know from where, after reading some guys thorough tests on the other forum. this battery is nothing short of amazing, erevo and 550e heli are SO powerful - never seen them like that. Battery still at 0.9-1mΩ where it was new.

    i dont want to advertise. just say that if you buy cheap on batteries, its going to probably be buy twice very soon.

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