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  1. Sticky: Beekay's Rusty FLM Holeshot chassis

    wanted to drop my pics in here. got the Holeshot chassis in February 2008 and installed it over the course of the winter, just before moving from Colorado back to Massachusetts; when my son got...
  2. Thread: Front Weight

    by imbeekay
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    slipper clutch........ at top speed of 45, you...

    slipper clutch........ at top speed of 45, you just have it wrenched down too hard. loosen that thing up little by little until you get the mix you are looking for. Too loose, you will kill the...
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    I second what tiernan85 said! ask if the motor...

    I second what tiernan85 said! ask if the motor connectors are on pigtails, or if they are coming out of the ESC directly. the latter is the old ESC, and you will just end up sending it in for...
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    the adjustment is very slight. you might have...

    the adjustment is very slight. you might have been a 1/4 or 1/2 turn too loose. i am playing with very small adjustments when using the 3s batteries.
  5. some see a bad accident, I see a great chance to...

    some see a bad accident, I see a great chance to buy more stuff!

    good crash.... its amazing, those curbs just don't flex when you hit them :)
    bk
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    in looking at my stock rusty, the vxl ESC won't...

    in looking at my stock rusty, the vxl ESC won't fit on the side, unless you cut the screw mounts off the sides of the ESC, and it will fit, nice and snug. they cut off easily, and if you read the...
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    look at the parts that are easy to replace...

    look at the parts that are easy to replace (bearing carriers) and keep them plastic (upgrade to RPM!). I would put an aluminum bulkhead in, that will reduce the need for replacing that when you...
  8. Thread: broken esc

    by imbeekay
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    if you changed the plugs, its a flat rate $45...

    if you changed the plugs, its a flat rate $45 bucks and they will send you the new style with the plugs on the end of a wire, much smarter. i had the same issue with one of mine too. its there now...
  9. Thread: VOTE and POST

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    healthyfatboy..... great flip!

    healthyfatboy..... great flip!
  10. Thread: VOTE and POST

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    too funny sacjc4.... you got a 0 on vid 1, 3 on...

    too funny sacjc4....
    you got a 0 on vid 1, 3 on vid 2 and i will give you a 4 on vid 3, as you had more interesting moves there.....and you didnt just miss it altogether.
    here is my boys vids, he...
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    you might want to talk to Traxxas for some help...

    you might want to talk to Traxxas for some help on that one. if the esc is warm when you plug the battery in and 'try' to get it to drive, there may be something more serious in the ESC.
    bummer,...
  12. Thread: FLM Arm Pins

    by imbeekay
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    have you asked the folks at fastlane since they...

    have you asked the folks at fastlane since they build it? they might just send them to you? i have had good luck with these guys...
  13. Thread: question

    by imbeekay
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    second on the simple green! it is the stuff for...

    second on the simple green! it is the stuff for getting grease removed, and its safe for most surfaces.
  14. Thread: FLM Arm Pins

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    are you talking about the A-Arm pins (mounts to...

    are you talking about the A-Arm pins (mounts to the tranny?)
    if so,
    i just used the calipers and measured 1.95 inches and 49.64mm

    the front shows up at 44.6mm 1.75 inches

    if you are...
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    be sensitive to how brittle the plastic is going...

    be sensitive to how brittle the plastic is going to be. wheelie bars (the traxxas one, plastic) won't last if you land on it during a crash.
    I had great success last winter in the snow with my...
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    buy the best nimh pack you can afford. matched,...

    buy the best nimh pack you can afford. matched, zapped sets are better than the prepackaged types you will see in box sets (like venom,duratrax etc). you 'can' get those, but they just aren't that...
  17. Thread: how fast?

    by imbeekay
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    its amazing with the efficiency of brushless...

    its amazing with the efficiency of brushless motor/ESC! finding more power is not a concern anymore, now its learning to handle the power you have, and making the rest of the car really handle with...
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    a 6 month old thread is hardly 'old'...... its...

    a 6 month old thread is hardly 'old'...... its not like I am resurrecting a thread and asking about my xl-1 speed control from 10 years ago.....:)

    if you dont want to contribute to an "old"...
  19. Thread: gearing

    by imbeekay
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    http://scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/_top_speed.html...

    http://scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/_top_speed.html
    use this and figure out some theoretical speed data. love this site!
    bk
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    sounds like the battery

    is it doing this with all your batteries? do you have others to test with?
    can you verify that the battery you have is at full charge?

    i get the same issue with bad packs..... dealing with it...
  21. Thread: hot motor

    by imbeekay
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    I will second or third the gearing. you are...

    I will second or third the gearing. you are geared much too high. You should be able to run this to top speeds between 6.68 ratio (76/31) to 9.03 (25/83) running a 90/15 is a 16.32 ratio which...
  22. Thread: Help!!!!

    by imbeekay
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    traxxas is great with warranty. if you just got...

    traxxas is great with warranty. if you just got it and are within warranty period, you will get it covered free, unless they determined you did something to it. max cost is $45 bucks plus one way...
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    loosen slipper, you have it too tight. just a...

    loosen slipper, you have it too tight. just a little at a time, you will see a huge difference.

    also, play with pinion and spur gear ratio's to get your top end.

    bk
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    more info needed

    what motor esc combo are you using? what pinion gear are you using? what battery are you using?
    all these things, play into the equation.

    bk
  25. Thread: how fast?

    by imbeekay
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    go to this site, put in the info and you will know what speed you will go

    i find that I am right in the middle of the range, when I use my Etrex GPS to get max speed.
    http://scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/_top_speed.html

    you will be able to change around pinion/spur combo's...
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