Originally Posted by stewtheking
Have had a lot of fun with my new car this weekend. Charged the battery last night, and then went down to a car park and threw it around today. J-turns and drifting aplenty, and getting to grips with the controls.
After about 10 minutes, the power kept cutting out, and I couldn't go full power without it going 'jerky'. I could drive it around slowly, but the motor cut out if I drove it quickly.
For those RC experts out there, is this normal behaviour for a flat battery, or have I bought a lemon? Would a new battery give me more driving time? My current battery is a no-name ni-cad, nominally 1900 mAh.
Well nicad is a bit obsolete technlogy. And 1900mAh is fairly low capacity.
A new battery with 4000-5000mAh will surely improve running time. A new battery can also improve speed.
Look at Nimh or LiPo batteries. Do be sure to check if you ESC supports either of both. LiPo is the better option. But not all ESC support this. You also need a charger that can load lipo balance.
I have been having great fun with the sc10 last weeks. Saturday i was planning to go racing on a empty sand area with some other people but friday i broke my right drive axle on a jump over a pile of sand that was about 1 - 1.5 meter high. went ok for 5 or 6 times but the last one was fatal. Never found it back. Have ordered a new one but havent received it yet. It seems to be true that the Sc10 is more for racing than bashing.