Use the same battery pack with a voltage regulator for power to the receiver. Use a microcontroller to receive and mix the RC commands - its much more extensible, and uC's are only a few dollars ( less than a dedicated mixer ). You can program it to mix or to run autonomously, and if you're planning on using RC ESCs to control the motors, it should be pretty simple to code. If you're building H-Bridges, do a little bit of research and get us some details, since we don't really have any.
Preferably, use commas (',') on lists - it took a few moments of staring to figure out what you were saying, and avoid run-on sentences without line breaks. For ex:
I am planning on using 2 drill motors for the drives and i was also wondering what you would reccomend for a receiver battery pack for extended operation.
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I am planning on using two drill motors to drive the wheels, powered by cordless drill battery packs. I was also wondering what you would recommend for a receiver battery pack, to allow for extended operation. Any advice will be appreciated.
Or something like that. I usually try to avoid being a grammar nazi, but communicating technical information clearly is key to us helping you with your project.