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arch2b
2007.12.19, 07:48 PM
i have the tamiya m-o4l xb volkswagen kit. i need simple and idiot proof battery and charger for this. any suggestions?

nothing fancy or performance oriented. just good run time and simple plug in to charge. my son has to be able to do this if this gives you an idea... could be a cheap wall charger for all i care.

arch2b
2007.12.20, 07:55 AM
no one... i need to get something before x-mas.

BobT
2007.12.20, 01:32 PM
I am not familiar with that chasis. What type battery/pack does it require?

cowboysir
2007.12.20, 01:41 PM
A Duratrax Pirahna is about the simplest/cheap peak charger around..,you only have to set the program the once, plug it in and press the enter button to charge.

Packs are a dime a dozen if you're looking for value...I've seen tow or three for one sales on eBay. ;)

arch2b
2007.12.20, 02:30 PM
1. do i assume all 6 cell stick packs use the same size cells?

2. is there a cheap wall charger? i have a Pirahna and it's not something i woudl give to an rc novice despite the easy setup. i need something that is as simple as plug it in and when the light chnges/goes off it's done. this will only be used casually for fun adn not very often.

El Tigre
2007.12.21, 08:25 AM
Try this (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062121&cp=&pg=2&sr=1&origkw=7.2v+charger&kw=7.2v+charger&parentPage=search), it looks simple and 2000mah should give you 15 or 20 mins on a Tamiya stock motor.

EMU
2007.12.21, 03:06 PM
3200mah Trinity Pack $22
http://www3.omnimodels.com/cgi-bin/woi0001p?&I=TRIC2080&P=0

DuraTrax Piranha DC Peak Charger NiCd/NiMH 12V $18
Fixed 4A charge rate
http://www3.omnimodels.com/cgi-bin/woi0001p?&I=DTXP4002&P=7

edit: I had originally posted Tower links, but they didnt work, and I didnt want to go around the filters... Same products, same prices...

Could try the shack
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103207&cp=2032056.2818124.2818347&parentPage=search&summary=summary&accessories=accessories&kw=7.2v+charger&techSpecs=techSpecs&currentTab=features&custRatings=custRatings&sr=1&features=features&origkw=7.2v+charger&support=support&parentPage=family

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2147160

TheRinger
2007.12.21, 08:21 PM
1. do i assume all 6 cell stick packs use the same size cells?

2. is there a cheap wall charger? i have a Pirahna and it's not something i woudl give to an rc novice despite the easy setup. i need something that is as simple as plug it in and when the light chnges/goes off it's done. this will only be used casually for fun adn not very often.
As far as I can tell U need a 6 sub C cell stick pack. Emu pointed out a decent charger and radioshack also sells 6 sub C cell stick packs cheap. Or U can get a MRC superbrain 820 charger which is a plug in and forget it charger and a venom sub C cell stick pack.