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    Mine was less than 100 and broke about 10 minutes...

    Mine was less than 100 and broke about 10 minutes in. Replacement finally showed up after four weeks.... had two runs on - last one with a Novak 5.5 HV and it seems to be working just fine now....
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    Crawling up on four weeks now waiting on this...

    Crawling up on four weeks now waiting on this part :( Almost anything like this doesn't get held up at customs... I guess I'll call Traxxas again.... well once I'm home durring the day since we...
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    I just use whatever rechargable AA batteries and...

    I just use whatever rechargable AA batteries and charge them off my ICE or Triton charger. Most modern chargers should charge your AAs for you - just make an adapter from your charger to the charge...
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    Stairs are a poor test of a crawlers ability. ...

    Stairs are a poor test of a crawlers ability. All it does is tell you if your length of your vehicle is the same as the ratio of your stairs. If you can't climb it its because both tires are going...
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    Agreed. The only time I've ever run spool up...

    Agreed. The only time I've ever run spool up front and a diff in the rear is in Touring Car on asphalt... on a crawler you want both locked...
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    Where in NB are you?

    Where in NB are you?
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    Each manufacture will have a different spec. ...

    Each manufacture will have a different spec. LiPo and most other battery performance is poor as the temperature drops. A123 are the best for low temp last I checked...

    Best to have your bats as...
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    I believe the A123 are actually Lithium Ion...

    I believe the A123 are actually Lithium Ion Phosphate cells. Most portable LiIon power tools (drills, etc) are LiIoPO not LiFe.... there are other brands but the A123 seems to be the best...
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    Its frustrating right now but it sounds like the...

    Its frustrating right now but it sounds like the replacements are good to go. In a month we'll all have forgoten the frustration and will be bashing the Summit like a good thing ;)
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    Replacement 5678?

    Has anyone gotten their replacement 5678 yet? Are they holding up OK? I'm still trying to get mine replaced atm and my concern is once its replaced is the other one going to fail and then I have to...
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    In the corner of my kitchen in bits and pieces...

    In the corner of my kitchen in bits and pieces waiting to hear back if they are even going to send me a replacement #5678 even though its apparently a problem part.... sigh....
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    Get it for $474 US including shipping if you are...

    Get it for $474 US including shipping if you are a Tower Member (if not pay the $10) which works out to about $592 CND.... or get it from Hobby Wholesale (in Edmonton) for $610 who I highly highly...
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    I personally think 3S is overkill on the VXL. ...

    I personally think 3S is overkill on the VXL. Its fine if you want to do some speed runs but even the 2S in the dirt is a hand full. I have lots of packs 2S and 3S and have the freedom to run...
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    Good point. I'm always jumping up and down about...

    Good point. I'm always jumping up and down about buying good batteries and you do get what you pay for - to a point. As an on-road racer every mV of voltage you can squeeze out of a battery pack...
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    Cheap battery packs are a complete waste of time...

    Cheap battery packs are a complete waste of time and money. You are forgetting that the average voltage under load with these cells will be like running a four or five cell pack instead of a six...
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    Igloos - what are you talking about - it was like...

    Igloos - what are you talking about - it was like 16C (60F) on Saturday....

    Yea I know Abotsford - even raced on-road there a couple times - I was in Richmond on Friday....
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    Yup it turns out its the 5678 part that had the...

    Yup it turns out its the 5678 part that had the casting problems. I'll call them on Monday for a replacement.... sigh...
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    Thanks RonixBoarder5 I thought I had read...

    Thanks RonixBoarder5 I thought I had read something about it somewhere... I guess I have to rip it apart before I call tech support. I've never had an issue with a Traxxas part before. Broken lots...
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    10 minutes of fun....

    So I finally got the Summit. I picked it up from the Post Office yesterday but had to get some Deans connectors to hook my batteries up today. I took it out for a minute to make sure everything was...
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    Mine came in last week but I was out of the...

    Mine came in last week but I was out of the country till yesterday so I picked it up from the post office. Had to get some Deans connectors to get it up and running...
  21. Thread: Battery ??

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    Not here for a fight just want to make sure...

    Not here for a fight just want to make sure people get the info they need and not a sales pitch.... I really appreciate this forum. It is the best R/C forum by far and when I first started I...
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    The Goat is an amazing system. I used it on my...

    The Goat is an amazing system. I used it on my 15lb robot and it works amazingly. The active brakes are great and it has tons of torque. Its really for low speeds and I don't think it was designed...
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    Listen Jakey you and me on the playground after...

    Listen Jakey you and me on the playground after school.... seriously if you would like to back up that statement with some tangible data like a discharge graph like I've done in the past that would...
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    ..and if thats the case neither do dual 775,...

    ..and if thats the case neither do dual 775, 770HO or 970 esp since they greatly increase the weight of the vehicle...
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    I was wondering which brand of cells though - not...

    I was wondering which brand of cells though - not the matcher...
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