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  1. Thread: Nimh

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    This is geared conservatively. At top-end RMP...

    This is geared conservatively. At top-end RMP with fully fresh perfect HiMH 7-cell packs you will be less than 35mph. The motor and speed control you have can easily get into the 40+ mph range with...
  2. Thread: Nimh

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    I called both Castle and Traxxas about this....

    I called both Castle and Traxxas about this. Supposedly documentation will be updated removing the NiMH recommendation. The reason for the LiPos is the ESCs need for amperage. You get far more amps...
  3. Thread: Nimh

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    Just posted this in another thread:...

    Just posted this in another thread: http://monster.traxxas.com/showpost.php?p=4180921&postcount=3
  4. I can tell you the batteries I chose, and would...

    I can tell you the batteries I chose, and would recommend, but what I though I'd share is my musings on this topic. There lots of good info in this thread to help you make a power setup decision for...
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    I wouldn't recommend running NiMH packs because...

    I wouldn't recommend running NiMH packs because can damage the ESC. There's lots of info on the board about this, and I've done a fair bit of recent writings you can search for. Here's a couple to...
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    I just got into this hobby this summer and have...

    I just got into this hobby this summer and have no nitro RC experience. What I've found from all my battery experimentation and research is, the ERBE, geared at 20-22/54 will produce 40-50mph speeds....
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    Just curious, are you running the stock pushrods...

    Just curious, are you running the stock pushrods or did you replace them?

    I had a problem bottoming out on my truck and realized the Al pushrods need spacers to set them to the proper length....
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    IMHO it's worth doing the teardown to check the...

    IMHO it's worth doing the teardown to check the diffs if you repack with 50K diff oil in the front and 10K in the back, or any combination yielding a stiffer front and looser rear. This makes...
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    This was a question I've asked to a reputable RC...

    This was a question I've asked to a reputable RC battery MFR and someone that makes custom computer batteries. LiPos are safe (as in not impacting chemistry) to run down to 3.0v per cell. Due to...
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    Have you checked the timing setting or other ESC...

    Have you checked the timing setting or other ESC programming values? This can impact motor temps.
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    I've been looking for an optimal gearing for 2S -...

    I've been looking for an optimal gearing for 2S - 6S setups. I think this will either be 22/54 but more likely 20/54. All my 18/54 running yielded safe temps and decent speeds, but always felt like...
  12. Thread: help please

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    That's sounds like the LVC. Recharge your packs...

    That's sounds like the LVC. Recharge your packs and it should go away, if it doesn't, then it's something else.
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    Experiences running on 2S

    Last week I ordered some more batteries (for the kids' trucks) and I decided to have the great guys over at MaxAmps (yeah it's a plug) solder me up a parallel adapter for my ERBE. As much as I like...
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    I was looking at buying one of these, but these...

    I was looking at buying one of these, but these are really easy to pop off with a screw driver and pop back on. These e-clips are not that stiff.

    Pro-tip: If you are afraid of loosing these during...
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    +1 on that. Tighten them down until you thing...

    +1 on that. Tighten them down until you thing they are too tight. Also a bit of blue loctite will help.
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    With the Al pushrods, they are a few mm shorter...

    With the Al pushrods, they are a few mm shorter than stock. The blue spacera that were on your stock rods should be installed on the Al rods to get them to the correct length. If not you will not be...
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    One question: when you installed the aluminum...

    One question: when you installed the aluminum pushrods, which ones did you use, and did you put the spacers on them?
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    I'm the quickest... ... at flipping my...

    I'm the quickest...




    ... at flipping my truck upside down.
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    Last week I had the same thing happen. Weird...

    Last week I had the same thing happen. Weird clicking noise. I too my diffs apart to do the 10K rear / 50K front diff oil thing, put them back together, and when I rotated the rear tires noticed a...
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    There are really two factors to speed:...

    There are really two factors to speed: acceleration, and top end. When you are building any vehicle it is important to factor both of these into the build. When building full scale vehicles, torque...
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    I ran 22/54 really hard last week on some high...

    I ran 22/54 really hard last week on some high amp 4s cells. I was pushing 150s on my motor temps. Suggestions from people here were to vent the body. I have no idea how temps on 6s will be with that...
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    People here like Over_revO are not at all keeping...

    People here like Over_revO are not at all keeping secrets. I'd suggest reading this thread:

    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=449267
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    I'm playing with a similar step-up. HPI...

    I'm playing with a similar step-up. HPI Phaltlines and my 3s packs are on order. I also have 20t and 22t pinions. I will be venting my new body which I hope to paint this week. It will be extremely...
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    Seriously though, a torque spec would be...

    Seriously though, a torque spec would be appreciated if anyone has a wrench to measure it.
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    I'm planning on wiring up some harnesses this...

    I'm planning on wiring up some harnesses this week to run my 2s packs in parallel thus running the ERBE on 7.4v. This is a way to regulate speed. I do a bunch of lower speed running and if you want...
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