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    New Blast Thread

    Hey all,

    So recently I got a blast, and had a lot of fun with it. However I wanted to go a bit further than the brushless upgrade I had already done. This was sped up by a run in salt water, an...
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    New blast - upgrades and thoughts

    Hey all got my new blast on the water twice now and loving it so far. Just a few points I had about it really.

    (Upgrades are going to Lipo, with a Velineon motor from my p2de and a brushless...
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    Im not the best with these things (only ordered...

    Im not the best with these things (only ordered my first boat today and been out of my car hobby for a good year now).

    But there are a few determining factors;
    What batteries do you guys use...
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    So i took the plunge, ordered a Blast earlier...

    So i took the plunge, ordered a Blast earlier this morning which should arrive tomorrow!!!

    At the same time i ordered a Seaking 120a brushless esc for boat, a Gens Ace 4000 25c 2s and i plan on...
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    How did you seal the stickers dude? Was thinking...

    How did you seal the stickers dude? Was thinking of suggesting some layers of PVA glue watered down a little would create a fine seal over them all

    Loving the build - making me want to get all my...
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    Hey guys back again, Gonna be picking a blast...

    Hey guys back again,

    Gonna be picking a blast up this weekend to take down and play about with. But would like to get some upgrades in there as well. I have lying around a waterproof 1/10th esc -...
  7. Thought that may be the case, annoying mistake -...

    Thought that may be the case, annoying mistake - wanted that running for the next few days.

    Will have to email the shop and see if i can get it swapped for the 10th scale one

    Cheers
  8. ESC purchase possibly gone wrong - little help/info needed

    Hey all,

    So i received a new ESC i had found for - frankly a dirt cheap price - however when i purchased i wasnt paying enough attention and have ended up with a 16th scale ESC.

    Now if i run...
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    thanks cooleocool, useful info there. just...

    thanks cooleocool, useful info there.

    just back off a work trip so time to get stuck back into things now, got some earning to do first though!! lol
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    Cheers guys, the sort of input i was looking for...

    Cheers guys, the sort of input i was looking for :) The XL-5's aren't crazy expensive so tats good to know that its a good way to go, and a good intro boat to get our hands on. We are usually fine...
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    Thinking of a Blast

    My brother and i have a place and powerboat we use by the sea, both of us have Rustlers and i also have a Stampede.

    Recently we have been thinking of getting hold of an RC boat. As both of us are...
  12. cheers Rag, just the info i needed to finalise my...

    cheers Rag, just the info i needed to finalise my decision to get the ESC - now I'm sure i left some change around here somewhere...!!! lol must have disappeared into the Warhammer army... grrrr -...
  13. Thanks guys, I run the MMP2 in my rusty at the...

    Thanks guys,

    I run the MMP2 in my rusty at the moment, only issue with it is the lack of water proofing that Castle provides - and water proofing is paramount to me at all times - never know when...
  14. getting back into things - ESC help needed

    Hey all,

    Been off RC's for a while as i have had so much going on (and some of my friends got me into warhammer - another expensive hobby!!!) But now I'm looking to get all my trucks going again,...
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    Good job with the rice, glad it has got you going...

    Good job with the rice, glad it has got you going again. I had similar with my MMP on my rusty. But i stopped running immediately and just left it on my desk for 2/3 days and all was well...
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    haha - see thats how long i have been away! can't...

    haha - see thats how long i have been away! can't tell the difference between no body and nobody.

    to be honest i prefer no body on it. They die far too fast and cost to much to replace after...
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    Hehe yeah the south coast here can get very very...

    Hehe yeah the south coast here can get very very windy. Where i was points out to the gulf stream over the atlantic, as opposed to the French side of things - leaves the place a little exposed!
    ...
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    dropping back in!

    Hey all,

    been far far far too long since i last dropped by and got involved. But i have been getting very busy, both with work and getting my RC Helis back into shape and practising with those. ...
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    I run 40 all round in both my p2de and rusty at...

    I run 40 all round in both my p2de and rusty at the moment and am quite happy with the performance of them both. The only shock issues i have now are the incorrect spring rates i am running.

    A...
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    A new traxxas tx to bind to a traxxas rx? (tx =...

    A new traxxas tx to bind to a traxxas rx? (tx = transmitter (or controllet) rx = receiver).
    Im assuming you have tried the standard binding process in the manual?
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    Yeah the only plastic within the transmission...

    Yeah the only plastic within the transmission should be the case of the differential - the gear on the ring of the differential should be metal and the other two gears should be metal. Quick...
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    The two above are spot on. And just a word of...

    The two above are spot on. And just a word of warning. Those motors are brushless motors and wont work with your XL-5 brushed ESC. Which is why the two above are suggesting the ESC and motor. The VXL...
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    Were the gears inside your transmission plastic...

    Were the gears inside your transmission plastic or metal? The older plastic ones will melt very fast with brushless power. Nut the metal ones should hold up fine. The only reason i could see them...
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    Yeah pave built an original MSC pede and sprayed...

    Yeah pave built an original MSC pede and sprayed it up to as close to whats on the box as possible. Thats the only one i know of in mint condition - if i remember right he bought it before it had...
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    All you need to do to make sure you are brushless...

    All you need to do to make sure you are brushless ready is to check the transmission and bearings.

    The transmission should have metal gears inside it. The quickest way to. Check is to take it off...
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