|From:||"Steve Tyng" <SteveT44-at-comcast.net>|
|Subject:||RE: difference between batteries [TANKS]|
|Date:||Wed, 5 Oct 2005 07:13:32 -0400|
> whats the difference between a 12 volt SLA battery and a 12 volt sealed gel battery??
A difference in electrolyte. You can use either type for your tank. Functionally there's no difference between the battery types.
> and what ampage am I looking for? 7 or higher?...
The most you can fit in the tank!
> I bought a Hitec Laser 6channel transmitter that comes with an 8 channel receiver...what does this mean....
It means you have a six channel setup. Hitec doesn't build a six channel receiver so they packaged the eight channel Rx. Channels 7 and 8 will be inoperative on the Rx.
> BTW can anyone suggest a good/cheap ESC unit that would work with my set-up..
Good and cheap do not come to mind when talking ESC's. If were talking proportional control, I can highly recommend the RS80D from Robot-solutions.com (I purchased mine for $275). Peruse through the offerings at RobotMarketplace.com. They have most of the controllers suitable for a large scale R/C tank. Joe has some lower cost solutions at Anvilus.com that may work for you. If your on a really tight budget you can always build yourself a Tri-Pact on/off controller for a few bucks in parts. Most tanks in the hobby are running the Tri-Pact controller and are battling just fine. Not sure what the instant on/off will do to the track system on your FOA though.