NiMh 1.2 volts ?
This is a digital camera question, but I figured this is the place to ask about rechargeable batteries. If this needs to get moved to an off-topic forum, that would be fine... Here goes. I've been using NiMh batteries in my digital camera for about a year. Fully charged, they test at 1.2 volts. When I put them in my camera, I get a low battery warning almost right away, but I can usually take several pictures (about 30). Recently, the batteries have been discharging very quickly, maybe 5 to 10 pics on fully charged batteries. If I charge them up and let them sit for two days, when I put them in the camera, it won't even turn on. I'm guessing my rechargeable batteries are shot. I plan to buy a new set. Question is, since the NiMh batteries are only good for 1.2 volts, and the camera is really looking for 1.5 volt AA batteries, would I be better off getting NiCad instead? I'm pretty sure my charger will charge the NiCads as well, so it's just a case of buying some new batteries. Thanks, Doug
Posted on: 5/1/2006 10:25 PM by Author "Dougget"
in the forum "Batteries & Chargers"
Hi, I got an RC sled for Christmas. It's a Polaris from Radio Shack, I think. Anyway, it works pretty good except sometimes I hear the motor spinning, but the sled doesn't move, or it moves very slowly. There is also a clicking sound. Is there a clutch built into the drive system? Are the gears skipping? What's the deal. It seems to have enough power, but when the going gets tough (up hill, or heavy snow) it starts to click and slows down or stops. Any help or advice is appreciated. I've wanted an RC truck for a while, now I'm hooked. I really like the idea of a 2 stroke gas powered buggy vs nitro or electric, but the prices are up there. Side note, any 2 stroke kits available? May be able to save some $$ if I build it myself... Thank you, Doug
Posted on: 1/5/2006 12:40 PM by Author "Dougget"
in the forum "Off Topic Forum - Cars, Trucks, Buggies and more"
RE: Gas Monster Truck
Thanks for the info. I like the Duratrax buggy, and it includes the servos and radio (Traxxas does not). Do you have websites for XTM and FG? I did some searching and found places that sell them, but not their company sites. Thanks again, Doug
Posted on: 3/18/2005 10:30 AM by Author "Dougget"
in the forum "RC Monster Trucks"
Gas Monster Truck
Hi Everyone, I've done a lot of searching on the web and on these forums, but can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I want to get into R/C trucks, but don't want to deal with nitro tuning or battery charging... So, I'm looking for a regular gas powered truck. Traxxus has a gas powered buggy. The motor looks like something you might find on a weed wacker, two stroke gas/oil mix with a pull starter. That seems like a good solution for me. Long run times, low maintenance, cheap fuel, etc etc. What I have not been able to find is a gas powered truck around 1/10 scale. Many searches for "gas" end up talking about nitro fuel, but like I said, I'm not looking for nitro. Any help or suggestions? I'm not planning to race, just some backyard bashing, parking lots, grass fields, etc. Thanks in advance, Doug
Posted on: 3/18/2005 8:49 AM by Author "Dougget"
in the forum "RC Monster Trucks"