View Full Version : Fried my Stinger
06-09-2004, 08:19 PM
But luckily the Traxxas staff were very helpful and told me a new one was on its way !!! anyone know how long this might take? im in missouri...
06-09-2004, 08:34 PM
Don't know how long it'll take, but I would be more careful with the new motor. I've got a Traxxas Stinger that is 8 years old and has countless runs on it. It may not have the power of an aftermarket modified motor - but they will last a long time if you don't abuse them. If you run primarily in grass, I suggest you buy a smaller pinion gear so the motor doesn't have to work as hard. (A 16T pinion would be nice)
And, as always - follow these guidlines from the FAQ:
Do not try to push or pull objects with your RC car. This will most likely lead to fried motors and/or speed controls.
Do not run your RC indoors. Constant slow speed operation can cause the motor and/or speed control to overheat. (and permanent skid marks in linoleum - don't ask )
Stop and recharge your batteries when the truck loses its "pep" and slows considerably. Running it until it barely moves will shorten the life of the battery packs because of over-discharge.
Do not "slam" the truck into reverse when moving forward (or vice versa), this may result in stripped gears. Change directions gently for more reliable operation.
06-09-2004, 08:51 PM
well the thing is... that i dont even abuse this truck at all... I just run it up and down my street... and do a little curb jump every now and then ;)
06-09-2004, 10:44 PM
When I order parts from Traxxas, it usually only takes a few days to get to me here in Ohio. What happened to your Stinger anyway?
06-09-2004, 11:45 PM
no idea when i hit throttle it just doesnt turn... and i know its the stinger becasue i pluged it into a battery and even then didnt turn:mellow:
Plugging the motor directly into a batt isn't clever lol, i did it and sparks fly everywhere and it made me brick it, and the power of the motor starting up pulls it out of ur hand :D
06-10-2004, 11:47 AM
Plugging the motor directly into a batt isn't clever lol, i did it and sparks fly everywhere and it made me brick it, and the power of the motor starting up pulls it out of ur hand
true. I messed up my stinger when removing it to put in my ss. (i broke the wires going from the motor) So I just threw it away. But my'n never stoped workin even when I ran it in the snow, pored water on it, ran it in lose dirt, and never cleaned it out! Thats why I love traxxas, you can abuse the heck outa them, and they just keep goin!
06-10-2004, 11:54 AM
yea i know your not supposed to just plug it in a let it go.... i just plugged one wire into the metal.. and the other one i just tapped it ..
67mphpede: does your pede really go 67??? thats amazing
06-10-2004, 03:12 PM
nah, fastest i've gone is prolly around 40.
06-10-2004, 03:17 PM
thats still really fast... whats your setup? what mod. motor would you recomend without going BL?
06-10-2004, 03:26 PM
Novak brushless ss. The 40 was with my new 20/90 geared set up. (thanks for the help guys) I recomend going brushless, because there is zero mantiance. No work, its just plug-in-play. Plus with the ss, you can just put it on... throttle control 5 I think it is, and it will keep the speed down for ya. I love it. I also recomend good batts. I barrowed my neighbors gp33007cells, and man did it bring my novak to life! Those are also a must if you want speed.
06-10-2004, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by 67mph pede
I recomend going brushless, because there is zero mantiance. No work, its just plug-in-play.
Brushless motors still have bearings that need to be lubed, so there is some maintenence, along with the other maintenence your truck needs.
But my'n never stoped workin...
You know there is this word to replace "my'n", its called "mine":p
06-10-2004, 05:43 PM
Well... my "buytraxxas" item came in 3 days. And im in VA.
ps. any more questions pm me.
06-10-2004, 05:47 PM
well I just took some pics of my pede... thought I would share em with you
Stampede: I got a ColdFusion lexan chassis V2 I havent had any runs on it yet because I fried my stinger... Luckily Traxxas has GREAT Customer service and hooked me up with a new one for free.
this is my new pede
another shot showing the chassis 8)
I mounted the battery under the pede... lets see how long this lasts :lol:
I also drilled wholes and mounted the reciever on the rear shock tower (srry for the bad pic)
this shows the screws that i used to mount the reciever
Emaxx I got new shocks that are VERY HARD i love em they just shoot right back up... I also got some hotbodies wheels show some BLING 8)
MY 2 BABIES (stampedes articulation :shock: :shock: )
06-10-2004, 05:57 PM
pretty nice! leme know (pm me) how that batt. underneath works out.
06-10-2004, 07:29 PM
67mph pede" I no im not Rev2red but my battery has been mounted under my chassis for about 2 months now. It has given me absolutely no problems. Except for a few minor scratches on the shrinkwrap on the battery. No big deal. Just watch going over very large jumps. I have been hitting 5 foot ramps with absolutely no problems and fairly medium susp setup. BUT watch the big ones. And also watch going down cement steps. OUCH! Believe me.;)
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