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    Have you checked the spring loaded ball detent...

    Have you checked the spring loaded ball detent and made sure you have no binding that would put more strain on the stock shifting servo?
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    AGREED! More often than not when you "think" you...

    AGREED! More often than not when you "think" you have an ESC issue it is a bad servo. Try unplugging the servos one at a time. Sometimes a bad steering servo will get HOT and it is easily found this...
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    HK has an interesting new AC/DC charger, the 8AC...

    HK has an interesting new AC/DC charger, the 8AC (8S, 10A, 120W@AC, 180W@DC), $89 plus shipping:


    Product HK-8AC
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    I'm not sure .... but I'd bet the farm all 3...

    I'm not sure .... but I'd bet the farm all 3 units are made at the same facility and just re-badged to these companies for sales. I've no experience with this unit but have friends happy with the...
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    The 775 has internal fan fins for cooling....

    The 775 has internal fan fins for cooling. Usually these work quite well. Have you checked all your running train bearings? Adding cutouts to the windshield / body will help cooling .... but the...
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    http://batteryuniversity.com/ NiMh packs may...

    http://batteryuniversity.com/

    NiMh packs may need cycling and or formation charging to bring them back .... or may just be time to replace.

    Servo problems? Broken gears can be replaced / drive...
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    While they last!...

    While they last! http://www.venom-group.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=0663

    $110 SPECIAL Dual ports 10 amps 200 watts each. Requires 20 amp 12 volt minumum power supply.
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    Salt water dips are not effective. Proper way IS...

    Salt water dips are not effective. Proper way IS to hook up to a discharge source and run the battery out. Wire nut the pos and neg together and dispose of.
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    ALWAYS turn TX on first .... then turn on truck....

    ALWAYS turn TX on first .... then turn on truck. ALWAYS turn truck OFF by disconnecting batteries .... then turn off TX.
    This will "help" you keep the proper bind ..... but honestly .. it should not...
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    If long run times are what you seek the SPC 8000...

    If long run times are what you seek the SPC 8000 mAh 2S packs are ideal.
    http://www.specpointbatteries.com/index.php?productID=61

    Note: It takes 8.4 volts at 8 amps to charge one pack in about...
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    Most LVAs are useless with a Summit because they...

    Most LVAs are useless with a Summit because they go off at too low a voltage. NOT ENOUGH LOAD!!!!
    Try a Chargery BM6 as it can be set to go off at any voltage. I use 3.6v for crawling and 3.4v for...
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    Race your son through a rock field and see who...

    Race your son through a rock field and see who wins!
  13. I've got 5 year old lipos with hundreds of cycles...

    I've got 5 year old lipos with hundreds of cycles that have never seen the inside of a refridgerator. Proper storage at around 3.85v per cell is all that is needed IMO.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo7Cf4v6x1A&feature...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo7Cf4v6x1A&feature=player_embedded

    This video might clear a few things up .... yes it is 15 minutes long.
  15. http://www.tjinguytech.com/charging-how-tos I...

    http://www.tjinguytech.com/charging-how-tos

    I store in a cool basement. Storing at 50% 3.85v per cell. Storing fully charged causes internal resistance to build in the cells (especially in high C...
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    I've had my Thunder Power 1010-C for over 6 years...

    I've had my Thunder Power 1010-C for over 6 years and it still functions flawlessly. I've done several firmware upgrades along the way. TP makes a very good product IMO.
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    http://www.tjinguytech.com/charging-how-tos

    http://www.tjinguytech.com/charging-how-tos
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    Single cell of a lipo is 4.2 volts fully charged...

    Single cell of a lipo is 4.2 volts fully charged - 3.7 volts nominal (where you stop at!)
    2S lipo is 8.4 volts fully charged.

    8.4 NiMh should not be taken lower than .9 volts per cell.

    "Most"...
  19. Thread: Noob help

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    http://www.hangtimes.com/rcbattery_faq.html =...

    http://www.hangtimes.com/rcbattery_faq.html = NiMH help

    http://www.tjinguytech.com/charging-how-tos = LiPo help
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    http://www.tjinguytech.com/charging-how-tos ...

    http://www.tjinguytech.com/charging-how-tos

    http://www.hangtimes.com/rcbattery_faq.html

    Understanding batteries is your first step in enjoying this hobby! These two links should help.
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    New Lipos need at least a dozen or so cycles to...

    New Lipos need at least a dozen or so cycles to work out the stabilizer in the packs (for long term shelf storage). Performance will/should get better after break-in. YES "most" lipos need an easy...
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    Get a Tekin RX8 instead of the MMM if you want to...

    Get a Tekin RX8 instead of the MMM if you want to crawl (way less cogging). The Summit tires will not take high speed!! They are designed for crawling. Look at the tire thread and get new rims and...
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    A 2S lipo is 8.4 volts fully charged! New lipos...

    A 2S lipo is 8.4 volts fully charged! New lipos need about a dozen cycles or more to totally wake up as "most" have a stablilizer for long term shelf storage. NIMH CAN perform better than Lipos .......
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    You "really" should not be depending on LVC EVERY...

    You "really" should not be depending on LVC EVERY TIME when using lipos. Most LVCs are set too low and are highly dependent on LOAD to function properly.

    Put in your lipo batt(s) ..... run for 5...
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    5000 mAh 20C is a 100 amp battery. 5000 mAh 25C...

    5000 mAh 20C is a 100 amp battery.
    5000 mAh 25C is a 125 amp battery.
    5000 mAh 30C is a 150 amp battery. (recommended minimum IMO and others!)
    5000 mAh 40C is a 200 amp battery. = very good...
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