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    You should add load sensors to each of the...

    You should add load sensors to each of the suspension servos, that way when a wheel is supporting a large amount of the vehicle's weight (aka the wheel is on a high spot and is taking ground contact...
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    Here's an idea. See if you can find the spur gear...

    Here's an idea. See if you can find the spur gear you want in mod 1 pitch, don't worry about the bolt pattern for the moment. Since you're making a crawler, you could probably get away with not...
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    You could try taking some 1/16" black plastic...

    You could try taking some 1/16" black plastic sheeting (buy a cheep plastic container of some sort) and use the lower shock mounting holes to mount it to the lower arms and then just cut the piece...
  4. Beefing up the aluminum structure of the...

    Beefing up the aluminum structure of the bulkheads around where they are bending and using a higher grade aluminum for the bulks (aka 7075 T6 aluminum instead of the butter that integy uses) would...
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    Just to throw a crazy idea out there... Bicycle...

    Just to throw a crazy idea out there... Bicycle chain and sprockets anyone??? Kinda crazy but it could work...

    al'Thor
  6. Highest temp I've seen on my setup (EVX2, 14.4v...

    Highest temp I've seen on my setup (EVX2, 14.4v DeWalt, 4s lipo) is about 125*F. I use industrial strength Velcro to hold all my electronics down on all my RCs (except for servos). Velcro reduces the...
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    It's hard to explain because I don't actually own...

    It's hard to explain because I don't actually own a flm chassis, but what you should do is get two 20mm threaded offsets from axial and mount them in the holes you pointed out at the correct spacing...
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    Mount the servo upside down on some threaded...

    Mount the servo upside down on some threaded offset posts. For a shift servo, that should be plenty to hold it.

    al'Thor
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    CorrosionX, plasti dip, liquid electrician's...

    CorrosionX, plasti dip, liquid electrician's tape, any of those will work to waterproof the Mamba Monster. Any brushless motor that is sensorless will be waterproof as there aren't any sensitive...
  10. The 3903, 3905 and 3908 e maxxes are almost...

    The 3903, 3905 and 3908 e maxxes are almost identical besides the different electronics in them. Any emaxx that has gray plastic on it is the longer wheel base maxx and all the parts besides the...
  11. Sorry about the wait guys. Anyways here's some...

    Sorry about the wait guys. Anyways here's some pics of the skids off the truck, as promised (even if they are a bit late in coming;))
    Here's the front:...
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    Since the EVX2 is a brushed esc the only...

    Since the EVX2 is a brushed esc the only interaction it will ever have with the motors is to send them power. The esc wont care if one of the motors is on fire.. It would arm as normal. First thing I...
  13. I have my prototype set of them laying on my tool...

    I have my prototype set of them laying on my tool bench at home so I'll snap a few shots of them and post them up tomorrow for you.

    al'Thor
  14. Thread: New esc

    by Shea al'Thor
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    Did it crack the circuit board at all? if it...

    Did it crack the circuit board at all? if it didn't hurt the board at all and the warranty is already voided it would be simple to just solder a few new wires onto the board and add a new switch. It...
  15. I'm currently going to collage to be an aerospace...

    I'm currently going to collage to be an aerospace engineer so I have access to a hole bunch of CNC tools. Never thought I'd say it but... I actually look forward to going to school each day:wub:
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  16. I made them myself with a CNC plasma cutter. Mine...

    I made them myself with a CNC plasma cutter. Mine aren't actually spring steel, they're made from 2024 T3 aluminum. That stuff is so hard I had to heat it just to make it stay bent! And, being...
  17. Get some spring steel skidplates and you'll never...

    Get some spring steel skidplates and you'll never break the chassis in the front or the back again. Ever since I got mine I haven't had any issues with the chassis snapping in the front or rear.

    I...
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    The RPM wearplates are defiantly worth their...

    The RPM wearplates are defiantly worth their weight in gold! Before I put them on my truck I went through 2 front skids in a week along with the screws. After I added the RPM wearplates I never had...
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    I always have to sand the a-arms to make them...

    I always have to sand the a-arms to make them move smoothly in the bulkheads. I've broken and sent in 2 sets of RPM a-arms so far and both were sanded in order to make them fit and RPM warrantied...
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    have you ever considered getting a Tekin RX8? Its...

    have you ever considered getting a Tekin RX8? Its the best 1/8th scale brushless esc on the market (in my opinion) and you'll never have an issue with it. Look it up, it costs a bit more than the...
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    Just wanted to chime in with another 2-5 channel...

    Just wanted to chime in with another 2-5 channel mod :) Thanks to everyone here for all the knowledge and know how about this mod that made is so easy to do!
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    I'd go with the 150 amp. Otherwise you could end...

    I'd go with the 150 amp. Otherwise you could end up smoking the 80a... For only $20 more it's worth it so you don't end up having to buy a whole new esc. The mmm and other systems. Commonly used in...
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    hmm I smell burning electronics in your...

    hmm I smell burning electronics in your future:unsure:
    There is a reason that the brushless e-maxx has a mmm in it and not the vxl system. The vxl system is designed for smaller trucks (ideally 2wd...
  24. One motor running hotter than the other isn't...

    One motor running hotter than the other isn't going to be a problem in the tranny since they're both connected to the same spur and thus receive the same load. Since its used you should check to make...
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    You could take a look at the Xerun brushless esc...

    You could take a look at the Xerun brushless esc and motor combo from hobbywing. Its a pretty good setup and it only costs about $200. IIRC hobbywing claims that their escs are water resistant...
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