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    My guess is that the esc is doing it's job by...

    My guess is that the esc is doing it's job by shutting down. It's detecting an issue with the battery, especially if all is OK with the 3s.
    I would check for a dead/malfunctioning cell (any hobby...
  2. I'm no gearing expert, but I would start by using...

    I'm no gearing expert, but I would start by using the stock gearing. My experience tells me that you may run into heat issues using the 28t pinion, but others may have better advice.

    Here's my...
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    Whatever floats your boat! You'll find...

    Whatever floats your boat!

    You'll find another advantage to LED's. With the range of the Rustler, it's easier to know which way the car is oriented based on the color of lights your can see...
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    I've had great products and service here: :o ...

    I've had great products and service here:

    :o

    9V powered, stock or custom kits, durable, fast shipping.
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    I doubt your cell voltage is too low or...

    I doubt your cell voltage is too low or dangerous. As Harry stated above, does your charger allow you to check each cell voltage while charging?? I'm thinking the cells may not be balanced, which...
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    Is the esc blinking fast or slow?? If fast, it's...

    Is the esc blinking fast or slow?? If fast, it's a thermal shutdown to protect the esc. Gearing or running too hard for too long may be the issue (heat buildup).

    When you say you're running "1/4...
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    I'm going to embarrass myself, but I've had the...

    I'm going to embarrass myself, but I've had the same problem in being the "mechanic" for my son's Rusty.

    His pinion kept loosening as well until I realized that the grub screw NEEDS TO CONTACT THE...
  8. Sticky: Here is my new 1967 GTO body! ...

    Here is my new 1967 GTO body!

    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad252/Ryan_Quesnelle/DSC_0027.jpg

    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad252/Ryan_Quesnelle/DSC_0021.jpg
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  9. Thanks for the great idea, Rustin' Red! Saw this...

    Thanks for the great idea, Rustin' Red! Saw this post late Halloween day, so next year's version will be better. I buzzed up and down the sidewalk toward the trick or treaters -- they loved it. Had...
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    how long do you recommend boiling them for?

    how long do you recommend boiling them for?
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    Thanks for the info. I read the lower the KV...

    Thanks for the info.

    I read the lower the KV rating the more torque there is. So the heaver the vehicle the more torque you need. So the tires on the rustler would not get much traction from a...
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    Removing Tires from Rims

    I currently cut most of the tire off the rim that I can, then boil the rim to get the excess rubber and glue off, but this kinda ruins the rims. Is boiling the rims the only way to get the glue off?...
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    [QUOTE=brushlessbandit]I do not see 9600 being...

    [QUOTE=brushlessbandit]I do not see 9600 being equivalent to 3500 in 1/18 scale at all.

    Ok I forgot Castle Creations' website said a 8000KV 1/18th motor on a 3s lipo pack on a mini t has been...
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    Thanks for the info! So basically it's all in...

    Thanks for the info!

    So basically it's all in the gearing, it doesn't really matter about KV rating. So I am keeping my current setup of Velineon ESC and Velineon 3500KV motor.

    I just thought...
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    Electric Motors

    I currently have a Velineon 3500KV motor, I am wondering what the fastest motor the Velineon ESC can handle and how fast the motor is estimated to go?

    And for curiosity what is currently the...
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    What aluminum rear shock tower do you use?...

    What aluminum rear shock tower do you use? (manufacturer or product number)

    What do anti squat shims do? (limit suspension travel?) do you also know a product number?

    How many turns do you...
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    Are you sure the LVC cut off your battery? The...

    Are you sure the LVC cut off your battery? The same thing happened to me once (ESC cut out with plenty of charge left in battery).
    Turns out it was a thermal shutdown due to heat build up, not a...
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    streetdemon--I have no issues with the charge--I...

    streetdemon--I have no issues with the charge--I charge at 1c (5 amps) on these 5000 mah batteries. charge takes about 60 min. as folks are saying it should. Then the cells flop back and forth from...
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    Cenracer1--the charger and battery in this case...

    Cenracer1--the charger and battery in this case are both venom (charger is Venom Pro) although the exact same thing happens with a turnegy 3S I also have.

    Think I'll keep the 90 minute guideline...
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    lipo balance question

    Just wondering how long a balance charge should take on a 3S lipo. My charger works fine--gets each cell to 4.19-4.2 volts, then drops to a trickle charge as it should. From there, it seems to...
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    The rest of my pics of my baja bug are up at the...

    The rest of my pics of my baja bug are up at the Rustler/Bandit photo gallery! Page 12 #477.

    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad252/Ryan_Quesnelle/rustlervxlproject5.jpg
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  22. Sticky: http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad252/Ryan_Ques...

    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad252/Ryan_Quesnelle/40306_118290898222228_100001239559745_126545_2958730_n.jpg
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    ALuminum Bellcrank

    Is there a big difference from the plastic bellcrank?
  24. 2.4GHZ Traxxas link transmitter and receiver

    Is it better than the original 27MHZ Traxxas TQ transmitter and receiver? Is it worth the money? Any one have good or bad experiences with this set up?
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    I have a proline bug body on my rustler, its for...

    I have a proline bug body on my rustler, its for a slash but worked for me. just cut off the fake engine parts so it would fit around my motor and the only thing is you may need longer body posts.
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