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#272421 24-Jun-2020 10:32
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For those into RC cars etc, where do you get your batteries from ?

 

I'm looking for a new 2S (at least 4800mAh) for my Arrma Granite (or 3S if price is right).... 

 

 





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  #2511321 24-Jun-2020 10:51
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I've always used hobbyking but haven't bought any since they started to get really bad with freight.




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  #2511323 24-Jun-2020 10:56
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Do they ship to NZ ? Most o/seas suppliers I've seen so far don't ship Lipos to NZ.

 

 





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  #2511329 24-Jun-2020 11:03
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Aussie warehouse does but it's not cheap. Hong Kong was back but expensive on my last order. batteries and bare cells suck to get delivered now. DHL is about it from China that works and they often are not taking them.




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  #2512487 25-Jun-2020 19:59
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I use to get mine from HobbyKing, but the price isn't as good anymore and freight is so slow.  I run GensAce batteries now which are available at most retailers of rc cars.  I can now get my batteries overnight and if any issues, can get them sorted with no real difference in price.


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  #2516729 3-Jul-2020 12:32
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Any Auckland suppliers ? Im finding the GensAce stuff, seems to be out of stock everywhere for what Im looking at :( 3S 4400 or better.

 

2S I can live with but would like 3S ;)

 

 

 

 





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  #2516732 3-Jul-2020 12:42
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Hotrc.co.nz are the importers and you can see if they have items in stock, which shops can order. Have a look at what they have and then the shops can get it for you. I haven't bought any packs since before covid, so no idea if they are having issues obtaining them.

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  #2516759 3-Jul-2020 13:25
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Urrghh... whats with all the RC shops having shocking online stores. :D

 

Ta, will check out HotRC and go from there I guess.

 

 





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  #2516786 3-Jul-2020 14:14
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Try TopShelf-RC


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  #2516802 3-Jul-2020 14:48
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It's been 30 years since I owned an RC - I used to build yachts boats and cars. 

 

Out of curiosity, how long does a decent battery last in an RC machine these days?  Have LiPo batteries rendered glo-plug engines largely obsolete?





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  #2516804 3-Jul-2020 14:56
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They have recently updated the NZRCA website to show vendors.

 

https://www.nzrca.co.nz/where-to-buy-rc-racing-products

 

I use Hyperion 2S Shorty Hard Case as my go to. Bit hard to find at the mo.

 

For my 1/8th I use a 4S Gens Ace Hard Pack

 

2S batteries come in all shapes and sizes and specs for different applications


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  #2516814 3-Jul-2020 15:23
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Glo plug gear still popular, but brushless electric with Lipo's have taken off. 

 

The 2S batteries I have probably run for about 15mins each or so depending how I drive it. 

 

Looking at 2S 5000mAh to get maximum run time, and potentially a 3S 4000mAh for ***** and giggles ;)

 

I havent had a decent RC for years (Tamiya hornet back in the day), and thought that was fast..... then got my Arrma Granite (2nd hand) earlier this year, set it up on the deck, and almost killed the thing by running it into the railings - was not expecting the speed that it has :D

 

Scary thing is, its on the lower end of the Arrma gear, theres cars out there doing 120mph+.

 

 





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  #2516900 3-Jul-2020 17:09
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Have used Hobbyking for several battery orders for my RC Trucks and quadcopters. If you get a few batteries the shipping per battery isn't as bad. e.g.

 

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-flightmax-5200mah-2s2p-30c-hardcase-pack-roar-approved-de.html?queryID=f26338ca6a2652a059de9e3a55dd40c4&objectID=24643&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products

 

 

 

Have also ordered via Aliexpress with success. eg. 

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32979372517.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.940c44897h6ZzN&algo_pvid=ec144a0e-c8e4-42ac-8789-0758933cb16e&algo_expid=ec144a0e-c8e4-42ac-8789-0758933cb16e-17&btsid=0ab50f6215937523494188524ed7ca&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_

 

 

 

Shipping times are long for both as I believe they generally come by sea-freight. So I place the order - "forget" about it for 4+ weeks - and then a "present" turns up.

 

I have found this delay acceptable in the past compared with NZ based pricing - but not sure post COVID whether shipping delays will be even longer - so YMMV.

 

 

 

PS: I have had good service from HobbyStation for various items / repairs etc - so if you prefer local they might be worth looking at.


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