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BLX what is a great first batteries and upgrades?

Discussion in 'Typhon' started by Jenks904, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Jenks904

    Jenks904 Active Member

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    New here just got a typhon looks great haven't had and r/c in awhile since I built my grasshopper when I lived In Japan in the early 80's as a kid was wondering what is a great first batteries and upgrades!!!!!????
     
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    6ED8ECD3-093E-45EA-8CDA-BC98D61725A0.jpeg 3s and 6s batteries: so far these batteries have been pretty decent. Arrrow rc, Turnigy and onyx
     
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    Ok!great thanks!!!appreciate the help!!!!!
     
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    7CE3685E-A871-4CCD-97EB-109B2E6E91F0.jpeg CF2D89E0-F90B-4E58-9B35-3C559621D231.jpeg I noticed when running the Typhon the motor temp was 145 F. It is under the 175, but I like to keep my motor cool as possible. On most of my ARRMA’s I put a heatsink and fan on the motor.
     
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    Just got this 6s SMC battery in the mail as my first. It's designed to fit the new 2018 battery trays.
     
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    For great batteries that won't break the bank, go SMC or Turnigy Graphine.

    Best upgrade - a strong charger than can do 2c on your biggest battery.

    2nd best upgrade - tires.
     
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    I'll add these (of course all are dependent on your driving habits and conditions.)

    edit: forgot the first one I'd recommend!
    #1 Unless you have tiny fingers & thumbs, replace the body clips with some 1:8 scale bent body clips.
    Because the rear 2 are a PITA with the stock flat body pins. Now the body goes on and off lickety-split, with no extra swearing!

    -Turnigy "Basher" 6S 4000mAh and Powerhobby has good lipos, too.
    -Outcast tall chassis sides
    -Outcast battery tray
    -15T or 16T Hardened steel pinion (Robinson Racing is one good brand.)
    -Hot Racing motor mount (AON38M01)
    -Hot Racing spur gear cover & center diff mount
    -Hot Racing front and rear hub carriers
    -If you plan on big jumps, consider the H.R. alum wing mount. Haven't broken mine since that mod.
    -Upgrade the radio & receiver, eventually
    -If you have a v1 or v2 Typhon, consider a 4mm shock upgrade (i.e. Tekno buggy shocks)
    -Make or buy some rear mudguards
    -Get front and rear bumpers (TBR, GPM, etc.)
    -Depending on location, get extra motor fan(s) I never needed that mod, yet!

    Have fun with your new hellbeast!
     
    #8 Voltron7, Jul 12, 2018
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