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  1. Do these cars handle better with two batteries (extra weight)

    I have a new Ford 302 and I was wondering what you guys think about carrying an extra battery for 'ballast'. Does the weight help with handling and traction on smooth asphalt? Or, is it just drag on...
  2. Yes, some of the equalizing is done very quickly....

    Yes, some of the equalizing is done very quickly. For experimental purposes, guys have hooked a depleted Lipo to a fully charged Lipo and the result was a very high current for a short period of time...
  3. Lipo manufacturers also probably don't recommend...

    Lipo manufacturers also probably don't recommend charging at 5c but the vendors who subcontract the different brand names seem to have no problem promoting the use of high charge rates.

    You are...
  4. Have you guys considered parallel charging for...

    Have you guys considered parallel charging for your Lipos? For about the same money as the passport you could get something like this
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    Cool, However, my issue was NOT ESC an setting. I...

    Cool, However, my issue was NOT ESC an setting. I was running brand new Lipos and the ESC was set for Lipo LVC...GREEN on power up...;^) If you run Nimh with the ESC on Lipo LVC setting you will get...
  6. horrible grinding noise....troubleshoot help?

    My Mamba Max'd 4s powered Summit is dying on me. It makes a loud 'gear stripping' like noise when I hit the throttle hard. It does not do this in reverse. I noticed that when it is doing this the...
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    The 4PK makes this feature available by using...

    The 4PK makes this feature available by using channel mixing. Specifically, I leave channel two empty and use it as a master. I use channel 4 for the throttle channel slaved to channel 2. When you...
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    Can you explain this further? What do you mean by...

    Can you explain this further? What do you mean by 'less efficiently"? How? Why? Thanks!

    I'm running 6s with a Futaba 4PK radio and I have my electronics set so that I can set the maximum power...
  9. Thread: Braking Issue

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    Did you follow the procedure to 'calibrate' your...

    Did you follow the procedure to 'calibrate' your MMM to your transmitter? The MMM requires some transmitters to 'reverse' the throttle channel to accomplish this correctly. If you missed the...
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    ARrrgh...I see it now in the parts...

    ARrrgh...I see it now in the parts diagram....Thanks for being patient with a half blind ol' geezer....
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    Suspension pins coming out

    Is there any way to keep the rear lower A arm suspension pins (5321) from walking out of the bulkhead? The fronts are kept in by the skid plate, seems like something similar could be done for the...
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    The ERevo drive shafts are weaker than the Summit...

    The ERevo drive shafts are weaker than the Summit shafts not stronger...That fix is only good when you can't find Summit shafts...:p
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    Look at the problems people have with the slipper...

    Look at the problems people have with the slipper over on the ERBE forum. The magic adjustment is supposed to be 1/8 to 1/4 from full tight and still guys tear stuff up and burn out the...
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    Yes, same problem and I am running MMM 2250KV and...

    Yes, same problem and I am running MMM 2250KV and 4s. Since I turned punch control down to 60% I haven't broken one. Really, it comes down to understanding that with brushless, you have to be careful...
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    I'm running mine on a Futaba 4PK. I am using the...

    I'm running mine on a Futaba 4PK. I am using the throttle channel as an empty master and mixing it to channel 4, where I've put the ESC. This way I can dial the % of max throttle for my 6s setup. I...
  16. Thread: I'm stumped..

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    IMHO, this is the answer 9 out of 10 times when...

    IMHO, this is the answer 9 out of 10 times when stubs are difficult to remove. You can also get a small fine tooth jeweler's file or better yet, a medium fine grain machinist's stone, or 400 grit...
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    Try loosening your slipper 1/4 turn or so....

    Try loosening your slipper 1/4 turn or so....
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    If it toasted one shift servo, it will probably...

    If it toasted one shift servo, it will probably toast any and all replacement servos until you fix the actual problem...

    Read this entire thread.
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    Unless there are governing entities that have...

    Unless there are governing entities that have 'scale' specifications that RC car manufacturer's agree to adhere to, Traxxas can choose to name and 'scale' their cars and trucks anyway they see fit....
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    The OP wasn't asking for Traxxas to change the...

    The OP wasn't asking for Traxxas to change the scale designation. He was asking for OPINIONS and that's what he got...

    BTW, the Revo is an inch too long and at least a pound too heavy for ROAR's...
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    Yes, what it looks like is maybe not so important...

    Yes, what it looks like is maybe not so important but you guys keep talking about relative scale....here's what I said about that ".Since there are really no 'official' minimum or maximum dimensions...
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    The ERBE is marketed as a 'Monster Truck'....

    The ERBE is marketed as a 'Monster Truck'. However, the body, except for wheel and tire size sure doesn't look like a monster truck. When was the last time you saw a wing on a monster truck. If it is...
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    After going through 5 shifting servos I finally...

    After going through 5 shifting servos I finally got the shift system working reliably. I believe the fix is a combination of trimming the detent spring so that the ball hardly has any pressure on the...
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    You keep the waterproof feature with the dual...

    You keep the waterproof feature with the dual brushed Kershaw motors but you sure set yourself up for limited run times...Here in So Cal we don't worry too much about the 'waterproof' feature..;)...
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    I'd say the two most popular are the Castle Mamba...

    I'd say the two most popular are the Castle Mamba Monster with 2200KV motor or the new Tekin RX8 with any of the Truggy motors from 1350 through 2250KV. Run 4s LiPo's for 14.8 volts. Traxxas makes an...
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