I've been running model subs since the late 1970's, starting with an Engles "Patrick Henry" from around 1979 or '80, which I still run (it still runs great), which was converted to a wet hull, WTC, configuration many moons ago. During the years, I have gone through various battery technologies, from Lead/acid gel cells, to Nicads, to the Nimh packs that I currently use. Recently I purchased a Mobius Skipjack kit, and need to power it with a light, yet dense, power supply...namely Li po's. I am an absolute rookie regarding Li po's, and want to ask for your help. What brand names have you fellows found to be good, reliable, and competitively priced? I would like to stay with the 3 cell configuration (I think) unless you folks with experience with Li po's think that a 2 cell would be better. My Skipjack will be running a geared brushed motor, which I will purchase to fit the corresponding voltage from the battery.
I live up here in the hinterlands of Idaho, with no hobby shops for many miles, therefore I rely on the Tower Hobbies mail order system for most of my model needs. Any Li po that I can get from Tower would be the best.
Also, I have an older (5 year) Triton charger, which doesn't have balancing outputs, so a suggestion on a charger will also be welcomed. I don't want to break the bank buying a new charger, a basic model with balancing outputs will fill the bill nicely.
Thanks for any responses.
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