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    I've tried just about every fan out there, but...

    I've tried just about every fan out there, but none have been more successful than this cheap 6v one from Radio Shack. Dramatic results, by the way, cooling BOTH the ESC and motor. I bent up that...
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    The body alone on that monster is $300. Here is...

    The body alone on that monster is $300. Here is the Audi next to my Baja--a vehicle some may be more familiar with.

    http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r598/bcailor/compare004_zps08779495.jpg
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    Interesting size comparison

    I see some people talking about various sizes of potential XO-1 vehicles. Here is an interesting comparison of 1/5, 1/7, and 1/10 scale. As you can see, my 1/5 road car makes the XO-1 look tiny.
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  4. "but after so many hi speed crashes I feel as if...

    "but after so many hi speed crashes I feel as if the steering wouldnt center for life of me'

    A $1,000 car should not have a $30 servo with plastic gears. I installed a titanium geared high-torque...
  5. If you can truly afford it, buy it. You don't...

    If you can truly afford it, buy it. You don't have to make 100 MPH speed passes to enjoy this thing. I have never been past 92 MPH as I still have to find a place to run the 100, but it is fun...
  6. Did you need a BEC or glitch buster with that...

    Did you need a BEC or glitch buster with that Savox servo? What difference did you noice over the inferior stock servo? Any and all input would be appreciated. Wonder if it would be better to get the...
  7. Did you need a BEC with that servo? What...

    Did you need a BEC with that servo? What difference did you noice over the inferior stock servo? Anny and all input would be appreciated. Wonder if it would be better to get the high torque (do to...
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    This is the custom-made fan I used before this....

    This is the custom-made fan I used before this. While larger than a normal Castle fan, it offered little help.

    http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r598/bcailor/blow003.jpg
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    It seems to be working. For the first time EVER,...

    It seems to be working. For the first time EVER, I was able to get through a battery pack before I reached thermal shutdown. I was running a 29 gear with a lot of heavy braking, and the temps stayed...
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    HUGE cooling mod test

    Since I do my high-speed runs in a confined area--and do a great deal of braking--heat has been my top nemesis. In an attempt to alleviate this, I'm testing a HUGE fan. Since I have two bodies--one...
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    I have always liked the Ms Budweiser boats, so I...

    I have always liked the Ms Budweiser boats, so I made my own, The red boat is a custom Traxxas Spartan, and the white boat is a highly modified Mystic 29. They really fly--upwards of 60 MPH. That was...
  12. Thread: Boat shutting off

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    I had this SAME problem when I ran batteries too...

    I had this SAME problem when I ran batteries too low in C rating (25 and 30) with a metal prop. I think I puffed the batteries and ruined them. This may have happened to you, too.

    I put in higher...
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    My rescue rig gets a TON of work. I push my...

    My rescue rig gets a TON of work. I push my Mystic very hard, and sometimes I melt connectors, leaving the boat dead in the water. To get the best speed out of the Spartan, I'm right on the knife...
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    Built the rig with a few bucks worth of PVC...

    Built the rig with a few bucks worth of PVC tubing. Replaced the ESC with a Traxxas brushed ESC from a Stampede--very important for reliability. Has pushed 50" gas boat without issue. Got the vessel...
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    Not really a showroom. Have got to store the toys...

    Not really a showroom. Have got to store the toys somewhere, so why not surrounding my workspace? No different from our real raceshop where we store the racecars, but also have the work areas for...
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    Mine is quite tidy: ...

    Mine is quite tidy:

    http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r598/bcailor/House021.jpg

    http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r598/bcailor/House020.jpg
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    I sandwiched an Outerwears piece in the opening....

    I sandwiched an Outerwears piece in the opening. Others have run a screen. It works!

    http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r598/bcailor/xo1004.jpg
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    What prop are you running? It WILL happen if you...

    What prop are you running? It WILL happen if you over-prop.
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    It's hard to find places to run my gas boat as it...

    It's hard to find places to run my gas boat as it is loud and obnoxious to the "overly sensitive" people (many who fish) who share my local waterways. The electric boats are more public friendly....
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    My rescue rig has had plenty of work as I have...

    My rescue rig has had plenty of work as I have three other boats. While it's never pushed a 62-pound boat, it has rescued my HEAVY 52" gas boat many times! It is the $90 Tower Hobbies cheapo boat,...
  21. Soaked parts in Greased Lighting, then buffed...

    Soaked parts in Greased Lighting, then buffed with steel wool and WD-40. Can also use oven cleaner, but that is a bit more aggressive, and can cause problems if left on too long (but still can be...
  22. Thread: Lime Ice spartan

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    At least make a windshield, and put some Traxxas...

    At least make a windshield, and put some Traxxas scale duct decales on it. It's just a big awesome-looking lime right now! And it would look better with all silver de-annodized gear. I made my...
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    I made my own. From and old CC Blower and a...

    I made my own. From and old CC Blower and a larger Radio Shack fan. This thing moves a TON of air!

    http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r598/bcailor/blow003.jpg
  24. Thread: Very Fast Spartan

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    That makes perfect sense. Well done!

    That makes perfect sense. Well done!
  25. Thread: Very Fast Spartan

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    What motor was this run on??? Using the Seaking...

    What motor was this run on??? Using the Seaking 180? 447 has got to be WAY to big for stock electronics.
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