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Crusha

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How hot do your chargers get. With all the warnings about the lipo batteries I think the real risk is my charger. It' almost too hot to touch after 30 min. Smells hot too.

I have a Venom charger and use 2S batteries. My charger has a built in fan, so it doesn’t really get hot.

I always place my btteries in a charging bag. Something like this.


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However, I’m not real confident it would contain an exploding battery. They also make hard shell cases, but I’ve seen where people modify your standard army ammo can.
 

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What charger do you have? Something is probably wrong with your charger.

If you are using Lipo's 2x on getting Lipo bag and or an ammo can.

I use an IMAX with 3S my charger has a fan and does not get hot.
 

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I'm looking to get an RC crawler... I am considering the Axial Bomber or the SCX10 Honcho where I can add the hilux cab. Knowing that I have a tendency to get ahead of myself I need to start simple, but tough and upgradable.
I initially want a sort of "do-all" truck that I can just take out and where ever, and the bomber seems to fit that bill with the option to upgrade to a 2 spd transmission.

Anyone have any advice or other options for RC models to consider?
 
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I'm looking to get an RC crawler... I am considering the Axial Bomber or the SCX10 Honcho where I can add the hilux cab. Knowing that I have a tendency to get ahead of myself I need to start simple, but tough and upgradable.
I initially want a sort of "do-all" truck that I can just take out and where ever, and the bomber seems to fit that bill with the option to upgrade to a 2 spd transmission.

Anyone have any advice or other options for RC models to consider?
I really was impressed with @Pacer 's Traxxas trx4 at cmcc last summer. That' what I bought. 2 speed tranny and selectable lockers. It even has portal axles and waterproof right out of the box.
 

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I'm looking to get an RC crawler... I am considering the Axial Bomber or the SCX10 Honcho where I can add the hilux cab. Knowing that I have a tendency to get ahead of myself I need to start simple, but tough and upgradable.
I initially want a sort of "do-all" truck that I can just take out and where ever, and the bomber seems to fit that bill with the option to upgrade to a 2 spd transmission.

Anyone have any advice or other options for RC models to consider?
Stop!
As I mentioned to @Crusha just before Santa showed up last year, look at the scx10 II (2). It is vastly improved version of the Honcho.

I have a totally worn out rc4wd TrailFinder II, that was fun, but outdated now.
Then I oppted for the Traxxis TRX4 as @jamarquardt22 mentioned.
I really am super happy with the TRX4!


or........ this monster will be hitting the market soon:
Pre-order Available for 1/8 Founder Jeep

 

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The problem I always had with the 1/10 stuff (altho super cool and fun) there is not the accessories. Different bodies, tires, scale parts...
 

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Stop!
As I mentioned to @Crusha just before Santa showed up last year, look at the scx10 II (2). It is vastly improved version of the Honcho.

I have a totally worn out rc4wd TrailFinder II, that was fun, but outdated now.
Then I oppted for the Traxxis TRX4 as @jamarquardt22 mentioned.
I really am super happy with the TRX4!


or........ this monster will be hitting the market soon:
Pre-order Available for 1/8 Founder Jeep

Hmmm, I really like that Traxxas TRX4! I will have to put a hilux body on it, for sure.
 
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