I forgot to mention that I live in Canada so, some stuff might be harder to find here. Are there any batteries that don't require any soldering? And should I be getting 2x3s Lipos or 1x6s Lipos? A reliable single battery charger is fine for now, something not too expensive.
I run these battery packs, they have been great and have a high C-rating (output rating). You will also want a good soldering unit to attach the xt-90 connectors that Arrma includes to them. http://www.smc-racing.net/index.php?route=product/product&path=67_99&product_id=159
Those are 3-cell, you will need 2 of them to run 6s. They also have 2-cell, which you can run 2 for 4s if you wish.
What is your price range on a charger, we can recommend a good one in your range?
how fast is the truck with one of those 3 cell batteries and what is the runtime? not sure if i should get 2 3s batteries or 2 2s batteries. a single charger is fine, under $100 cad if possible.
that turnigy charger is good price but, i cant find it on any canadian sites.
How fast is it with just one 3-cell battery? Have not tried it, you want at least 4s. Speed is insane on 6s, more power than you need really, it's great. I can't comment on 4s, only ran 6s so far, I'm sure someone here can compare.
I forgot to ask, do you have a power supply yet? That is extra cost, unless you want a smaller integrated unit. A lot of those charge at a slower rate, so longer charge times. But if you arent charging back-to-back, it shouldn't be an issue.
@shimms87 the Kraton is one nice RC and you're going to enjoy the heck out of it!
Being new to RC I would recommend checking out our Tools for getting started in RC thread. In addition you'll likely going to want LiPo batteries and you'll need a charger as well. For those I'd recommend reading What's your "budget" LiPo of choice? and Recommend me a battery charger threads.
That should give you a great start into RC and enjoying the hobby. Clearance from the FAA as @Dubbl-A suggests probably isn't a bad idea.
would a single 2s be too whimpy for this truck or as you said get at least a 4s. do chargers not come with power supplies because i don't have one, would like one included.
thanks ill check those out.
You will want to use 4s - 6s, under 4s would be grossly underpowered. Here is a good charger that I have had for a few years as a backup, it has a built in power supply. It only charges up to 5 amps, meaning your charges will be slower. Probably about an hour per pack (assuming 5000mah), but it will do the job. www.ebay.com/itm/Thunder-AC680-Dual-Power-LiPo-Battery-Balance-Charger-Discharger-w-Adapters-NEW-/231896911085?hash=item35fe220ced:g:IuYAAMXQkN1RyqTN
Okay, I'll get at least a 4s lipos battery. I looked at the description of that charger and it says "80/10 Watts" but, u said it only charges up to 5 amps?
How does this one compare to the thunder ac680 - http://hitecrcd.com/products/charge...f-80-watt-multi-function-acdc-charger/product . I can pick this one up locally. Both of these chargers plug into the wall, correct?
All you folks talking about being "Grossly underpowered" have gone numb to this truck's power and speed... LOL This is a First RC - most people get a brushed 1/10 as a first RC and are blown away at the speed. Even racers will run with their EPA set to 80%, on 4S. If he wants to run the truck on 3s for a while, got for it!
The Kraton is a beast on 4s, and is insane on 6s. Let the guy get used to driving at normal 4s leg breaking speed before you advise him on how to get his drone permit for high jumping his Kraton.
(and yeah, I've done those jumps too. Huge fun... until you get your RC stuck on top of a tree... LOL Been there, done that.)