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Savage Flux Xl batteries

olds97_lss

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Do you want to run more safe (4S) or most speed (6S)?

I go with safe and run 4S. Still plenty fast with whatever gearing I'm running and I don't overheat. I use SMC 7400mah 2S, SMC 9000mah 2S and SMC 9500mah 2S packs in mine. The 7400's are lighter, so puts less stress on big air landings while only losing 5 minutes or so of run time compared to the 9000's. All 3 require a decent chunk of foam in the front/rear of the battery trays to keep them from banging around.
 

MADMAN

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Do you want to run more safe (4S) or most speed (6S)?

I go with safe and run 4S. Still plenty fast with whatever gearing I'm running and I don't overheat. I use SMC 7400mah 2S, SMC 9000mah 2S and SMC 9500mah 2S packs in mine. The 7400's are lighter, so puts less stress on big air landings while only losing 5 minutes or so of run time compared to the 9000's. All 3 require a decent chunk of foam in the front/rear of the battery trays to keep them from banging around.
What would you recommend for 3s batteries
 

olds97_lss

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Sorry, can't say as I only run 2S packs. SMC makes good packs though, so I'd go there. They have measurements of everything and I know they are going to be coming out soon with some nice 3S higher capacity packs (7200 I think) for the Revo 2.0. If they fit in the revo, they will fit in the savage saddles.
 

MADMAN

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Sorry, can't say as I only run 2S packs. SMC makes good packs though, so I'd go there. They have measurements of everything and I know they are going to be coming out soon with some nice 3S higher capacity packs (7200 I think) for the Revo 2.0. If they fit in the revo, they will fit in the savage saddles.
Ok thanks for the help
 

NightFlier X4.6

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I run the 7200 3s smc packs in my flux and they are insane never timed my run times but there north of 35 minutes great batteries.
 

olds97_lss

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I run the 7200 3s smc packs in my flux and they are insane never timed my run times but there north of 35 minutes great batteries.
I get about 28 minutes on the 7200 2S packs and 34 minutes on the 9000mah 2S packs. I time every single session since my radio has a timer on it. Just so I get a good idea as to how the batteries are doing.

I get about 6 minutes more with my ERBE on the 9K 2S packs running in the exact same spot.
 

Wilson

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I also recommend the smc batteries. I run the 2s 7200 and they work great. I used to run 2s 5000. They did well but they did not run as long as I would of liked .

@olds97_lss I thought you had a flysky gt3b. Is that what you use to get your run times?
 

olds97_lss

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I also recommend the smc batteries. I run the 2s 7200 and they work great. I used to run 2s 5000. They did well but they did not run as long as I would of liked .

@olds97_lss I thought you had a flysky gt3b. Is that what you use to get your run times?
Nah, just a spektrum DX3C. It lets you put the timer on the screen as a main item for each model you program and also set it to a button. So for all my electric RC's, I have it on the screen and tied to the 3rd channel switch so I can quickly/easily toggle it and reset it. Now it's just habit. Even my micro-t... although, been so long since I ran it, I can't remember how long it runs. lol
 

olds97_lss

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Dimensions of the battery boxes on the flux are roughly:
Length: 205mm
Width: 32mm
Height: 53mm

So, the 7400mah 3S packs from SMC won't fit, 5mm too thick:
Length 139mm / 5.47in
Width 48mm / 1.89in
Height 37mm / 1.46in

My 9000mah 2S soft packs are 33mm thick and fit snug on their side.
 

Savage 6768

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Have been running 2x 3s Zippy 5000 mah 25c compact in my xl good for about 30 min. They fit in batt box really good. Also picked up some 3s Turnigy 5000 mah 25c they are a little wider but with a Velcro strap around the batt boxes no problems.
 
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scottyscott

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Do you want to run more safe (4S) or most speed (6S)?

I go with safe and run 4S. Still plenty fast with whatever gearing I'm running and I don't overheat. I use SMC 7400mah 2S, SMC 9000mah 2S and SMC 9500mah 2S packs in mine. The 7400's are lighter, so puts less stress on big air landings while only losing 5 minutes or so of run time compared to the 9000's. All 3 require a decent chunk of foam in the front/rear of the battery trays to keep them from banging around.
Are you using the side saddle holders or in main frame?
 

olds97_lss

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Are you using the side saddle holders or in main frame?
Saddle holders. I did break the mounts once. I replaced the mounts on the ends with heavy angle iron and when I put the mounts back on the bottom, I took the TVP's off and used larger diameter/longer course threaded screws to give them more strength. I have landed much larger jumps since I broke them and haven't had an issue since.

You can see one of the angle iron ones I made here:


If I remember right, there was a hump of plastic in between the screws I had to cut off so it would sit flat on the angle iron, kind of like that piece you see between the screw heads.

Another showing the entire battery box:
 

scottyscott

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I must have missed your reply way back. I've since received battery boxes in the mail and have started mounting them. Alot of the mounting holes didn't line up in convenient places, so I just made some aluminum 90 degree brackets.
I just use toggle bolts for mounting brackets for now. I'm not sure I'm going to stick with those because they might move around. I'm afraid to over tighten the 3/16 bolts. I'll look for stainless or better quality toggles or I'll drill and tap 20190107_185036.jpginto the frame.I was hesitant to drill and tap into the frame until I saw how this would turn out.
 

jaseduar

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I'm not sure of you do I'm not running battery trays. This is my setup u use thanks to the awesome idea from tweaked.
You aren't using battery trays can you post more pictures of the car to see well how you mount the lipos? or any link where you read about the idea?
 
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