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Yes, measure how much mah is going back into the...

Yes, measure how much mah is going back into the packs. Either your charger will tell you directly, or you can use math to figure out how much goes in. If it's not ~5000 (into a 6000mah pack), then...

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Check out this toy-grade "rock crawler" at target - tell me those tires aren't a direct copy...
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Not entirely true... with a simple addition of a...

Not entirely true... with a simple addition of a splitter, you can link the functions of the tranny and lockers onto the 3 position switch with the following setup(below), and free up the the thumb...

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Like a stock brushed rustler, if you roll a...

Like a stock brushed rustler, if you roll a little bit backward, and then stomp on the throttle, you'll pull the front up for sure. But if you don't do that little "cheat", you won't be popping...
5. Thread: vertical test part 1

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If you were to climb a 50 degree slope, you could...

If you were to climb a 50 degree slope, you could not say "I climbed a vertical cliff". 90 degrees is vertical. Is there some strange colloquial use of the term "vertical" that I'm just not aware...
6. Thread: vertical test part 1

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That's not vertical, that's an incline (slope)! ...

That's not vertical, that's an incline (slope)!

Vertical means straight up and down, and someday, I plan on installing a powerful winch with a grappling hook that is fired like a small tank...
7. Thread: Behold ATLAS, the Holder of the Heavens! (My Summit Build)

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Tires, Wheels, and Removable Wheel Weights

(Will do, noir522, once I finish posting all of the mods I've already got pics and writeups for.)

Tires : Stock Canyon AT treads
Wheels: Stock Geode wheels w/fake beadlocks
Weights: Got some...
8. Thread: Behold ATLAS, the Holder of the Heavens! (My Summit Build)

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Steering

2x Solar D772 servos, rated for ~400in-lbs of torque @ 7.2V, but probably 250-300 is more like it. Packed them with grease to help with "waterproofing".

They seem overrated to me, but definitely...
9. Thread: Behold ATLAS, the Holder of the Heavens! (My Summit Build)

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Power Setup

Motor: Stock 775 titan
ESC: Stock EVX-2

Batteries: 2x 6000mah China Hadrcase 2S lipos – these things last forever! Super tight squeeze into the battery trays. You couldn’t possibly get a taller...
10. Thread: Behold ATLAS, the Holder of the Heavens! (My Summit Build)

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Promptly sold the Tqi radio and got a TQ Link, as I prefer the feel and look of the old radios.

Switches:

Stock 3-position switch – Used a y-splitter to combine functions of...
11. Thread: Behold ATLAS, the Holder of the Heavens! (My Summit Build)

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Behold ATLAS, the Holder of the Heavens! (My Summit Build)

Behold ATLAS, the Holder of the Heavens! (My Summit Build)

Have wanted a Summit since it first came out 3 years ago… Finally, got a new green Summit in April 2012. Had a short list of...
12. Thread: Got some new servos solar d772

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I know that mine are still going strong, and have...

I know that mine are still going strong, and have proven time and again that they are indeed better than the stockers when crawling. I'd like to have quieter servos, but I wouldn't like to pay 5x the...

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Generally, people use the term "high-powered...

Generally, people use the term "high-powered servo" in reference to the number of amps pulled by the servo, and not the voltage it runs at (those are called "high-voltage" servos - greater then 6.0V)...
14. Thread: Forged Aluminum Front Body Mount. Good Idea?

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no, it doesn't.

no, it doesn't.

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Extra weight in the front rims can be beneficial....

Extra weight in the front rims can be beneficial. I've got 3/4 lb in each front wheel. It definitely helps in upward climbs.

Lowering the body and overall CG is also helpful - will give you more...
16. Thread: Original Trenchers on different wheels (Pic)

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I've yet to try another kind of tires, still with...

I've yet to try another kind of tires, still with the stock Canyons, but I'm very pleased by the Canyon's overall grip and pliability. I only wish they were not quite so *thin*...
17. Thread: Fairly new to RC...how fast does a stock vxl Rustler really go?

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The boxes do not fib... but they will require...

The boxes do not fib... but they will require some minor modifications to acheive the top speed advertised on the box. e.g. you'll need 3S lipo, and taller gearing than they provide, at a minimum.
18. Thread: Tekin rx-8 & 1350 kv mtr

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Indeed, even though they are sensored motors,...

Indeed, even though they are sensored motors, you'll have all the more fine control over the low-end speed if you choose a lower kv motor. You only need >1700kv if you want to do speed runs, and the...
19. Thread: Burning up clutches what to do?

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Only way to adjust the slipper correctly, IMO:...

Only way to adjust the slipper correctly, IMO: put your foot on the right wheel and hold down the other wheel with your transmitter in hand (fixing both rear wheels). Gun the throttle for about 1-2...
20. Thread: Some noob Summit questions

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You can use first gear as long as you want. It...

You can use first gear as long as you want. It will not be bad for your Summit in any way. You may want to occasionally switch it into high gear to make sure the servo is working and the linkage...
21. Thread: My new Summit Pix

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Love the great articulation pics! That Kawasaki...

Love the great articulation pics! That Kawasaki Summit looks really good!
22. Thread: Could u power a summit with vxl 3s motor and esc

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The VXL motor certainly generated enough power to...

The VXL motor certainly generated enough power to move the Summit, and without heat issues, and it certainly would work (you can physically get it in there and attach it to the drivetrain without...
23. Thread: How do I run 2S in parallell, instead of series?

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I've got two 6000mah packs. I'm going to use...

I've got two 6000mah packs. I'm going to use B@3's idea(switch packs halfway through) until my new BEC comes in. Once it does, I'll hook it up to both batts, so it can provide an equal drain for the...
24. Thread: Could i weight the front end easily?

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I've got ~11oz in each wheel. It's heavy! Seems...

I've got ~11oz in each wheel. It's heavy! Seems to really improve some aspects of crawling... Just put some strips inside the wheels (use adhesive or something/velcro/etc.)
25. Thread: How do I run 2S in parallell, instead of series?

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Main reason: The drain on the BEC battery is...

Main reason: The drain on the BEC battery is considerably higher (especially as I now have two high-torque servos and a multitude of lights...). I've been running the stock nimh. After a run, the BEC...
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