Type: Posts; User: Belker
mdlopez1, I have to suggest that your next mod to be to buy a tripod for your video camera. On a positive note, it looks like you have a great place to run.
Yes, if they get too hot you will ruin them. The definition of too hot depends on many factors. If you want your packs to last as long as possible then quit making them so hot.
According to the manual, your charger will do 1 - 8 cells. Change/rig/adapt the plugs so that you have a 1 cell pack and a 6 cell pack that can both be charged with your charger. Or .... charge it...
"dont think i have the funds for lipo"
. . . . . "looking to get 10 or so batteries and 2 new chargers"
With that shopping list it seems like you could go with a LiPo setup and just cut back on...
"a little different because it is a modified motor"
When you're having the most fun, the number of full runs add up surprisingly quick. This means the brushes will wear out faster than you...
chains make a huge difference
The biggest purchasing mistake I see in this hobby is "underfunding" battery chargers and batteries.
brushed -> to -> brushless was a big eye opener for me
If you ask me, they look too thick.
I think you need to calibrate your display monitor.
Yes, some pinion gears (like RobinsonRacing) use a 1/16 inch grub screw. Either way, sometimes the end of your hex key can get "worn" and filing/grinding the end off will help expose "fresh hex".
What is your budget?
I only replace parts that break.
If you are going to get a new steering block, make sure it will accept 5x11 bearings (the old ones don't). I use RPM blocks and never broke one. If you want an...
I don't know how it would affect your "test" but I would personally consider your driving terrain "easy". Flat, smooth, no grass, loose. Pavement might even be harder on the motor because you'd...
Losi makes nice pinions in all sizes from 12t-30t (part #4112-#4130)
Traxxas only carriers certain sizes in 48 pitch.
16t - #2416
18t - #1918
19t - #2419
23t - #2423
25t - #4725
26t - #2426
28t - #4728
31t - #2431
You already knew what abuse you did to cause the problem and then waste the time and effort of other people by acting innocent and asking for help. This is childish, and selfish, and...
kid sitting, pet sitting, plant sitting, walking dogs, washing dogs, painting mailboxes, painting garage doors, recycle aluminum cans, cutting grass, trimming shrubs, raking leaves, shoveling snow,...
Since no one else has responded .... maybe these particular half-shafts were slightly defective and, now that they have "ripped out" on their own, the hole may be slightly enlarged. Maybe, try a new...
Traxxas says to use 50/50 when using a ESC with reverse:
from their artical on radio system adjustment- http://www.traxxas.com/support/kb_search.php?action=artikel&cat=35&id=146&highlight=70\\\/30...
Side-by-side packs use a battery bar between each cells which is a better conductor, helps dissipate heat better, and allows access to the end of each cell for voltage measurements or to use the pack...
We used to take the armatures out of the older Traxxas Stingers and put them into a regular mod motor can and run normal brushes. It worked well. No one talks about this idea since Traxxas switched...
If your truck is moving in a forward direction and it comes to a very sudden stop then the motor will pivot backwards unless you make extra effort to insure it is very securely mounted. When the...