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Quick Stampede Rechargeable Battery Mini Write-up

Uses parts found at all hobby stores.

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#1 Wes7143

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:59 PM

I bought a Stampede the other day, and I'm lazy. I mean, I didn't even want to go buy D cells, I was so lazy. So, I thought of a quick, extremely simple modification that took me about 5 minutes once I had everything gathered together.

Materials:

-Large Tamiya MALE type connector (found at just about any hobby shop)

-A battery of the proper voltage with a large Tamiya female type connector. (I used an 8.4V)

-(optional) an insulation of some kind (could be paper, foam.. anything to stop an undersized battery from rattling around)

Tools:

-Screwdriver

-A clipping or cutting tool

-Soldering iron

Here are all of the necessary materials together with the gun

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Start by removing the tabs and barriers inside of the battery box. The middle divider needs to be clipped, but the others come out easily if you unscrew the bottom of the battery box.

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After establishing the positive and negative ends of both the battery box and the wires on your connector, solder the wires to their respective spots on the side of the battery box that enters the gun first.

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Your battery should fit in, since the stampede has such a large battery box. If you find your battery does not have enough room, use a dremel to completely remove the middle divider.

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Add some insulation if necessary.

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And, the blaster should work, like so:

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Feel free to leave praises, flames, or death threats.
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#2 MavericK96

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:19 PM

Very nice, clean mod. I'm awaiting 2x 7.2v battery packs (similar to that one) and I'm going to see if two of them can be jammed in the battery compartment. If not, I will have to get creative. B)
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:00 PM

This is such a simple mod that can help quite a bit in the long run. I'm glad to see this up here. Good job on the write up as well. It's clean and concise.

Now about those death threats. All I'm going say is be careful... B)
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:38 AM

Why was HALF the video, you screwing in the screws?
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:44 PM

How much did this cost you to do?

Edited by Chadpuff, 10 September 2010 - 12:46 PM.

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#6 MavericK96

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:56 PM

One thing to mention: If you are going to take apart the battery sled, two of the screws appear to be a weird triangle bit. Basically like a hex, but a triangle instead (not a tri-wing). I used a T7 Torx bit and it worked fine on it.

Just something to keep in mind, because a standard or Phillips head won't work.
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 06:32 PM

Hey, that's my fbr! Nice mod though.
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#8 Wes7143

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:42 PM

Why was HALF the video, you screwing in the screws?

Because the video needed to include me putting the new battery into the gun, to prove that it worked. If you wanted to see a stampede fire, there are several other videos on the web.

How much did this cost you to do?

It cost me nothing, because I already had the materials. If you wanted to buy a tamiya plug, it would cost anywhere from $1.50 to $5.00, depending on where you get it from. I got mine from a cheap wall charger for an airsoft gun. As for the battery, prices range from $15 to $70, depending on the size, MAH, voltage, chemistry, and brand.

One thing to mention: If you are going to take apart the battery sled, two of the screws appear to be a weird triangle bit. Basically like a hex, but a triangle instead (not a tri-wing). I used a T7 Torx bit and it worked fine on it.
Just something to keep in mind, because a standard or Phillips head won't work.

I didn't need to take the triangular screws out to remove the sliding battery guides, although removing those screws would probably make it a little easier.
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