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  1. Still have stock drive shafts... Luckily, I'm...

    Still have stock drive shafts... Luckily, I'm about a 5 minute walk from a hobby store with all the spare parts I need to fix/replace what breaks. :) do stock drive shafts ever survive a 3S...
  2. Upgrading to 3S Lipo... Do's and Don'ts?

    After a couple summers bashing with 2S Lipos, I'm ready to try out the power and speed of a 3S. My Traxxas 4000mah 3S is in the mail.

    What are some recommended do's and don'ts to properly prepare...
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    Servo Guard?

    I'm looking for some opinions on whether or not a servo guard is a good investment or not for the Pede 4X4...

    I built a jump ramp last fall, and have been doing quite a bit of bashing over the...
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    Even though it's a fairly new battery, be sure to...

    Even though it's a fairly new battery, be sure to check it out to ensure it's charging OK, both cells. Do you have a volt checker? If your battery became unbalanced, a lack of power will keep all 4...
  5. A must have for any Pede is the ESC fan... cheap...

    A must have for any Pede is the ESC fan... cheap insurance for an expensive component.
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    I've been using the Integy fan/heat sink on my...

    I've been using the Integy fan/heat sink on my motor for the past year, and it's been working beautifully. I do a lot of jumping, rough terrain bashing, etc., and the fan just keeps on spinning. ...
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    Welcome to the addiction!! :) I've had my...

    Welcome to the addiction!! :)

    I've had my Pede for about a year now, and these are my strong recommendations as a new Pede owner and operator:

    1) ESC fan.... this is a must buy. Protect...
  8. Thanks for the official recommendations from...

    Thanks for the official recommendations from Traxxas on storage mode... but I still have a couple clarifying questions:

    1) What timeframe do they consider "storing your batteries"? I could see...
  9. Definitive Word on Lipo Storage Mode vs. Full Charge?

    I'm hearing two different "facts" on the proper care and feeding of our beloved Lipo batteries:

    1) You can "store" your Lipo battery for a long time at a full charge without damaging the battery....
  10. Thread: Tool Kits?

    by Snotwalker
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    Welcome to the Addiction. :) There are 3...

    Welcome to the Addiction. :) There are 3 additional things you'll want to include:

    1) Fan for the ESC... inexpensive insurance for a critical component of your Pede.
    2) Heat sink and fan for...
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    Quick update: Yes, my old Lipo battery was...

    Quick update: Yes, my old Lipo battery was Kaput. I got my new Traxxas 2s 5800 mAh Lipo the other day, and as soon as I charged it up and slapped it in the Pede, that sucker took off like a reborn...
  12. Actually, a 2s Lipo charges up to 8.4v, not just...

    Actually, a 2s Lipo charges up to 8.4v, not just the stated 7.4v... You won't lose any power... if anything, the Slash will run faster and will certainly run a LOT longer. Just be careful of the...
  13. I just received my Traxxas 2s 5800 mAh Lipo...

    I just received my Traxxas 2s 5800 mAh Lipo battery, and am very impressed with it after some bashing yesterday... but unfortunately, my Lipo charger doesn't come equiped with a "storage mode" option...
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    I think my Lipo is kaput because the LVD is...

    I think my Lipo is kaput because the LVD is kicking in shortly after I start running the Pede. It will run "in the green" just fine while it's up in the air at full throttle, but as soon as I put it...
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    What? ;) OK, I'm still a rookie at this whole...

    What? ;) OK, I'm still a rookie at this whole hobby grade RC stuff, but....what? I don't know what to make of that. The last time my ESC went to 50% power with the slow red blink, I checked my...
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    When does ESC LVD kick in?

    I'm trying to figure out when the ESC will drop down to 50% power with the Low Voltage Detection... Is it a certain voltage per Lipo cell? If so, at what level is the ESC LVD set for? 3.7V per...
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    When to replace your Lipo Battery?

    I've had my current 2s 30C 5000mAh Lipo Battery for about a year now... The cells both still charge up to around 4.12 V each... so I think it's still ready to roll for another season. BUT, is gong...
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    That sounds similar to my problem... but here's...

    That sounds similar to my problem... but here's something else I noticed.... When I put in my fully charged 2S Lipo battery, it'll run fine at full power as long as the wheels aren't touching the...
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    It's on the green light for Lipo.... but like I...

    It's on the green light for Lipo.... but like I said, it then quickly flips to slow blinking red and 50% power. But when I start it on training mode, it stays green and works fine... it's only on...
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    ESC or Lipo problem?

    Ok, so after a loooooong winter, I'm bringing out my Stampede 4x4, but there seems to be a problem either with the ESC or Lipo battery... After fully charging the battery (a little over 4v in each...
  21. GT Power Smart LEDs compatible with Pede 4x4?

    Hey all,

    Anyone try installing the GT Power Smart LEDs in a Stampede yet? I'm wondering how it might (or might not) be compatible with the waterproof receiver...

    My question centers around...
  22. Thread: Loose ESC

    by Snotwalker
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    Loose ESC

    Hey all,

    With my 4X4 Pede, The bolt that holds the ESC in place no longer sufficiently tightens to really hold it in place well.... And when bashing, jumping, etc, this becomes a problem. Will a...
  23. Is it ever a good idea to use an overtray on a...

    Is it ever a good idea to use an overtray on a hot day? Even with a fan and/or vents, I just can't imagine that the airflow under an overtray would be sufficient to keep the electronics cool. Yes,...
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    I use the integy heatsink/fan combo on my Pede,...

    I use the integy heatsink/fan combo on my Pede, and it does a great job of keeping it cool. I can do a LOT of bashing on rough terrain/grass, and while the motor still gets warm, it never got too...
  25. Yes, once it detects low voltage, it goes down to...

    Yes, once it detects low voltage, it goes down to 50% power, and the ESC light goes from green to red. It doesn't completely shut down the Pede. Once the Pede goes down to 50% power, it's time to...
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