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  1. Speed on that setup will be a function of...

    Speed on that setup will be a function of gearing, which you don't disclose, and as Slaughter points out, battery size. 3s minimum is supported both in forum and on Castle website. Do a search, there...
  2. Yeah, and for those of us new to it, we are in...

    Yeah, and for those of us new to it, we are in total acquisition mode .... need to build up a fleet before you have anything to sell!
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    Lol. No fun at all. Thats why i had my Pede a...

    Lol. No fun at all. Thats why i had my Pede a couple weeks and started the first round of upgrades. Round 2, including a motor/ESC combo and Tekno CVDs isn't far off.
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    The only reason for a second pack (whether 2s or...

    The only reason for a second pack (whether 2s or 3s) is so you have a backup battery and don't have to wait for the one you have to charge. To save $ you can buy one lipo and use the stock nimh as a...
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    That makes sense. i see a few complaints about...

    That makes sense. i see a few complaints about the durability and expense. the Pede is set up pretty well out of the box...upgraded from any lower level vehicle. Thing is, when you throw it our of...
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    I must be another (marginally) great mind!?!? ...

    I must be another (marginally) great mind!?!?

    Got 2 Ruckuses for the kids for Christmas, by Jan 4 i had my own P4de. My bonus just contributed to the parts/upgrades fund. I see a castle mmp 2400...
  7. Ah, therein lies the rub. While we'd probably all...

    Ah, therein lies the rub. While we'd probably all put up with the nagging for our RCs, its another story when someone else has control of the purse strings!! <_< Kinda alters the balance of power.
  8. LOL. I gotta say, Turok, you're the one guy here...

    LOL. I gotta say, Turok, you're the one guy here whose story i read and actually felt some sympathy for the wife. You set your shtuff on fire! ... indeed, you might need RC therapy.
  9. TD, Not to get off track here, but have you...

    TD,
    Not to get off track here, but have you actually done this? I was under the impression that you could not put a gift card on a Pay-Pal account.
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    Welcome to the addiction, Stuey! Stampede 4x4 is...

    Welcome to the addiction, Stuey! Stampede 4x4 is an awesome truck.

    If you want long run run times, you'll likely want to upgrade from the stock batteries to something along the lines of 5000+mah...
  11. Maybe you can prepare her by having your rings...

    Maybe you can prepare her by having your rings come up the aisle in the back of an RC?
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    Carrazy, it's always worth upgrading, lol

    Carrazy, it's always worth upgrading, lol
  13. I'm pretty lucky, too. I only bash so time...

    I'm pretty lucky, too. I only bash so time constraints are not as bad as for racers. I do it with my kids so wifey has no problem with the time - and she kinda likes me at my workbench at night...
  14. I feel for ya hotrod. Not like i'm a marriage...

    I feel for ya hotrod. Not like i'm a marriage counselor or anything, but if she has a problem with your RCing, sounds likes she's a little controlling and might have a problem with almost anything...
  15. Thread: 4x4 wheelie

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    You'll be on your lid in no time. :thumbup:

    You'll be on your lid in no time. :thumbup:
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    One thing to be cognizant of is that with every...

    One thing to be cognizant of is that with every fan (ESC, motor) you put a little more drain on your battery and will have some (maybe nominal) impact on run time. Motor fan will cool more than just...
  17. Thread: 4x4 wheelie

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    While I agree the stock Talon tires have limited...

    While I agree the stock Talon tires have limited grip, if your slipper is set correctly, it should still wheelie on dry pavement with no problem. Once I put Trenchers on.... wheelies all the time on...
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    Yes, you tape the inside - one or more wraps of...

    Yes, you tape the inside - one or more wraps of regular width duct tape.

    Alot of YouTube vids, but here's one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BO-dfYz4Rw
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    ...with photo

    ...with photo
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    Somehow managed to screw up my Photobucket... ...

    Somehow managed to screw up my Photobucket...

    http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj549/GorgeDad/HummerPede/P1010489.jpg
    ...
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    Congrats on the Pede and welcome! The engine...

    Congrats on the Pede and welcome!

    The engine is a little longer so you need to do a minor dremel job on the ESC screw supports to fit it. Then you need to get velcro to hold the ESC in place (on...
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    The lights are the regular Traxxas bar (TRA6784)...

    The lights are the regular Traxxas bar (TRA6784) made to fit the bumper - and plug right into the receiver. I'm gonna upgrade to a light kit from Bills custom rc lights. He's got some cool,...
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    I used the original stock black post and dremeled...

    I used the original stock black post and dremeled off the top and bottom, leaving just the curved base and drilled a hole to screw the shiny new battery post through. Needed to raise the post a bit...
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    I used black ... the RIT powder dissolved in hot...

    I used black ... the RIT powder dissolved in hot water. Its is dark black - matches other plastic exactly.
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    Heat sink was an ebay cheapie from China. Want to...

    Heat sink was an ebay cheapie from China. Want to see how much i needed it before adding another fan into the mix. Seems to be working OK but its not hot out yet. Battery is a Gens Ace 2s 5000mah 40C
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