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    if you want reliability, why on earth would you...

    if you want reliability, why on earth would you want to build a v-twin setup?

    if you dont know much about lipos or setting up BL MTs, why would you want to start with the most difficult setup...
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    Ffs... Novak = entry level BL drop in system....

    Ffs...

    Novak = entry level BL drop in system. Ideal for beginners and perhaps low level racers. Lacks torque past about 1/2 throttle and topspeed is limited to about 47mph at the very most (with a...
  3. Thread: Lipo Faq

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    Amen brother. If readers would carry onto page...

    Amen brother.

    If readers would carry onto page 2 of the Erevo FAQ thread, they will find the tutorials; there is one specifcally on lipos, and all the good/trusted brands based on various criteria...
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    Funny that, isnt it?... :cool:

    Funny that, isnt it?...

    :cool:
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    You really are hopeless arent you, now hang your...

    You really are hopeless arent you, now hang your head in shame and say D'oh.

    Go to ebay, and just look up some M3 cap head or sockethead machine screws- buy some that are about 15mm long, and...
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    1521 is too much for a 1/10 MT in 99% of cases,...

    1521 is too much for a 1/10 MT in 99% of cases, and a 2900kv motor is just silly.

    Stick to the 1515 1y 2200kv motor for 4-6 lipo, or the 1d 2700kv motor for 4s lipo maximum.
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    3 minutes of runtime, even with those lipos?...

    3 minutes of runtime, even with those lipos? Thats definately not good....
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    STOP! What did I do wrong in a previous...

    STOP!

    What did I do wrong in a previous life?...


    1) what esc and motor will you be running lipos with?
    2) what is your budget?
    3) What is your overall goal- speed machine/basher/racer.
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    Timie1 ftw! Okay, so I see few problems here:...

    Timie1 ftw!

    Okay, so I see few problems here:

    1) BL + stock radio = 9 imes out of ten fail.
    2) Damaged BEC wiring = potential fail.
    3) Where are these fans plugged into exactly- any into...
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    Worth the money, definately; these decent quality...

    Worth the money, definately; these decent quality lipos cost the same roughly as a good 7cell nimh pack, but deliver much more power and runtimes.

    If you are just running a single vxl system with...
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    Its less time consuming and cheaper to buy a new...

    Its less time consuming and cheaper to buy a new pair of Banebot 550 motors...
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    More modern esc, better components, more...

    More modern esc, better components, more reliable- over the old evx. I dont need to explain the issues surrounding the evx2 really- traxxas do seem to be fixing them as they are identified though,...
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    AC/DC...

    AC/DC http://www.clodtalk.com/images/smilies/icon_super.gif

    Sorry. Anyway, you will need a seperate balancer then- the Astro Flight Blinky is very popular and simple to use- about $30 from most...
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    You need a giant indoors hamster wheel to test...

    You need a giant indoors hamster wheel to test the truck on....
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    Decent 3s lipos only cost as little as $60 each-...

    Decent 3s lipos only cost as little as $60 each- a 7 cell nimh packs costs about the same, yet delivers half the performance...


    Anyway:

    http://www.promatchracing.com/...
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    You cant test the mah capacity directly, you can...

    You cant test the mah capacity directly, you can only estimate it based on current used during a run and the amount put back in during charging- you need an Eagletree data logger for that. Actually,...
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    Light and strong, indeed. Upgrade as you break...

    Light and strong, indeed. Upgrade as you break things really- alloy bulks and RPM a-arms are always popular with good reason. Not everything integy sells is junk, but an aweful lot of it is; soft...
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    Visit the SPC website, and pickup one of these...

    Visit the SPC website, and pickup one of these babies:

    http://www.spcracing.com/index.php?productID=60

    or
    ...
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    Try different cyrstals, try checking the wiring...

    Try different cyrstals, try checking the wiring is sound, check the caps on the titans arent broken or loose, check the antenna isnt damaged, try re-routing the power wires away from the rx leads....
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    Superduty XR powns both EVX-1 (which its based...

    Superduty XR powns both EVX-1 (which its based on, as novak made the EVX-1 originally) and EVX-2.
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    Eek. Never ask an LHS for advice on anything-...

    Eek. Never ask an LHS for advice on anything- they sold you unsuitable lipos and played with your gearing...

    There should be a number stamped onto the spur (big plastic gear) that tells you how...
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    Zippy Rs were apparently Enerland rejects that...

    ***** Rs were apparently Enerland rejects that didnt make the final grade, but where that came form I dont know; the rumour mill is rife with speculation...
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    At least you have nice weather (and Ant & Dec at...

    At least you have nice weather (and Ant & Dec at present) :)
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    The specs are too low on that lipo regardless-...

    The specs are too low on that lipo regardless- you need at least 5000mah from a 3 cell lipo if you intend to run it in an MT- your lipo there seems to be designed for a 1/10 touring car.

    Runtime...
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    You should be able to remove the tires- look for...

    You should be able to remove the tires- look for some solvent based remover next to the CA glue or super glue in a DIY store etc. Nail varnish remover is pretty close.
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