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    Emaxx & Snow limits

    Machine translation ,excuse the errors

    looking for the limits of my emaxx, I have begun a series of walks in the mountain with snow until 7700 feet of height and 3300 feet of difference that you can know in my personal Web site as well as the technical details and setup of my Emaxx

    Access to 15 mountain routes in the page www.rc-hiking.com/insnow.htm

    At the moment the text is still without translating to English (in Spanish) but the pictures didn't need a lot of explanations

    I hope they enjoy them

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    Wow, That is awesome, must be a lot of fun to get to places like that and drive an e maxx,
    I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it.

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    lol I wonder how many packs he went through

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    machine translation

    I usually use seven double packs of 3000 mah, each double pack is enough to go up the emaxx 220 meters high or to descend 500 m. in the icy snow the battery consumption is smaller

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    Those are very nice places to see. What happens when you run out of battery packs and still have to hike down?

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    Sweet pictures !

    How did you water protect you E-Maxx ?

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    I always try to reserve 5 double packs 3000 for ascent and 2 for slope that which gives a good balance. Only in the route number 12 I had to descend 2 miles walking with the car without batteries. With a belt of Judo, or similar, bundle under the axes of the wheels and put for above the shoulders are very simple to carry the emaxx in the back, but not very amusing . For the receiver , fan and servos I need 2 * 1400 mah batteries

    The car this protected of the water with two partitions of PVC between the suspension towers and the interior of the chassis and body , they are clipped perfectly to the measure of the body and sealed with ribbons of spongy rubber. Esc in winter is protected with a homemade box of plastic. It is not a total but very effective protection. I have never had problems with the water or the snow

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    Holy Moly, trail 10 looks pretty darn steep.
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    Thats awesome.

    Have you geared down? If not, you could get a Gorilla-Maxx Single Speed conversion, which locks the truck in second gear, and then drop your pinion to a 10 tooth or so.

    I dont suspect you go too fast, and gearing down (if you havent already) will really increase run time.
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    Yes I have proven with ratios among 10/72 on mixed land up to 13/72 for snow. It Interests me to have something of speed and inertia, not only like rock crawlers , to overcome some obstacles especially steps and medium rocks. The run time for 3000 mah is 25 minutes constantly ascending and 35-40 minutes walking in flat land. So I consider enough an autonomy to ascend 1000 m approximately with 5 double packs.

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    Now you can continue reading in English some of the snowy paths of mountains made with the emaxx and described in my personal Web site. In spite of being a machine translation I believe that you won't have problems to understand most of the text and the explanations in the images.
    Those pages that have an English small flag at the beginning as
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/soaso.htm or
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/aguaslimp.htm
    they have been reissued to facilitate the machine translation a little, of which will excuse the lacks, very astonishing in some cases.

    I say goodbye to you with some of my last images and the hope that you like my reports

    Rio AguasLimpias , Central Pyrenees


    Ordesa National Park

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    Very beautiful pictures. It must have been fun to drive the maxx there.
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    Wow that is really awesome!! I am waiting for a few inches of snow here in Ohio to run my emax in and I am getting jealous looking at beautiful moutains and trails you get to drive one all the time. Very cool and thanks for making all of of jealous.

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    That is some absolutely beautiful country, you are very lucky to be able to experience it. Thanks for sharing. Menace.
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    Those snow chains are cool. If i had any snow (England + global warming = no snow, just rain) i'd have to get some. Fantastic pictures!

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    That is VERY VERY impressive. Very well put together site. I think EVERYONE with a Emaxx should take the time to veiw this wonderful page. I'd love to be able to read what he wrote about the adventure.
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    *machine translation*

    Hello to all, I am going to be some time without being able to make my routes with the Emaxx since due to an accident - fibula fracture -, in my last Emaxx_eXcursion in Andorra after which I will have to rest two months. I leave you to some of my last trails in spite of the extreme snow shortage of this season in my country. I hope to be soon of return with my excursions .


    trail 30
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/aianeu.htm


    trail 31
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/biandib.htm


    trail 32, personal winter record height with a Emaxx . 2560 m.
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/andorra.htm

    good luck and until soon . Andorra 02/02/06

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    Excelent. Finally something else than brainless bashing.

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    Nice pictures!
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    Great pictures!!! I'm saving a bunch of them to make backgrounds and a screensaver if I can figure out how to make it scroll thru those pictures only. Great pics again! Happing Trailing!!!
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    I thank for its commentaries.
    Software that I have used to do this slideshow, and other many programs, also allow screensavers with transitions.
    If somebody wishes it I can send by mail some photos.
    Indicate in the PM the slide identifiers that you need. Some photos are available in my Web pages , but only in size 600*450.
    Greetings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor285
    Great pictures!!! I'm saving a bunch of them to make backgrounds and a screensaver if I can figure out how to make it scroll thru those pictures only. Great pics again! Happing Trailing!!!
    I have a program that can scroll through pictures, and that change pictures every set time... I have mine set to every 5 minutes...

    Just google active wallpaper changer.
    Here's a link.
    http://www.multiwallpaper.com/
    PM me for anyone that needs anything/help

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    Nice pictures, looks like a fun place to drive your Maxx!
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    Hi to everybody again. After a few months of my accident at the hike in the Pyrenees of Andorra I could go out again to the mountains and publish new routes, I leave with you with some of the summer & winter that I could enjoy.
    At the top left of the pages you have a link for automatic translation to English

    Trail #35 Juclar Lakes, Andorra http://www.rc-hiking.com/juclar.htm


    trail #36 Casamanya (6400 to 9000 feet)
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/casamanya.htm


    trail #37 Reedbed of Aizkorri http://www.rc-hiking.com/urbia.htm


    trail #38 Anayet Lakes http://www.rc-hiking.com/anayet.htm


    trail #39 works of the highway N-121a (north Spain) http://www.rc-hiking.com/n121a.htm


    trail #40 Desert of the Real Bardenas http://www.rc-hiking.com/bardenas.htm


    trail #41 Passage of the Red deers. http://www.rc-hiking.com/elrallon.htm


    Trail #43 Txindoki 3300 feet of unevenness http://www.rc-hiking.com/txindoki.htm




    Trail #44 "Never Ever" http://www.rc-hiking.com/anboto.htm


    I hope that you like and be able to publish soon the rest of winter snow trails

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    Absolutely incredible pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us! What great places to be driving an EMaxx! Dream bashing spots!
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    Absolutely incredibly beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing. You are lucky to have acess to such beautiful country.
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    Oh wow. Beautiful scenery and an excellent place to run the emaxx....
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    Kudos to you and your explorations! Thanks for documenting them for our enjoyment. Great idea.
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    absolutly fantastic...mans new best freind

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    Thank you for your comments.
    Well, here is the rest of the mountain trails that I could go with my emaxx this winter, but with much less snow which is usual at this time of year in northern my country. Each link is a page with more photos, information and setup to the mountain paths followed.

    Trail #45 "Guarrinza Valley" http://www.rc-hiking.com/guarrinza.htm
    Raise the valley.


    Trail #45 Snow in -Selva de Oza-
    Following an icy stream.
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/guarrinza.htm




    Trail #46 Peak Arlas, Col Pescamou, karst Larra-Anie.
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/pescamou.htm
    From the hill of Arlas.


    http://www.rc-hiking.com/pescamou.htm
    Crossing icy.


    http://www.rc-hiking.com/pescamou.htm
    Testing brakes


    Trail #47 Col Des Moines, Ibon Escalar. http://www.rc-hiking.com/moines.htm
    -7 ºC and wind of 50 mph


    http://www.rc-hiking.com/moines.htm
    Dangerous steps for mountain skiers.


    http://www.rc-hiking.com/moines.htm
    Two inches of a crash.


    Trail #48 Old iron mines of Arditurri
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/arditurri.htm

    Access to iron mines operated from 2000 years ago


    Old iron mines of Arditurri
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/arditurri.htm


    Until the next, to see if there is anything more snow in the Pyrenees .

    All , from the mountain trek number 40 to 48 + three Slideshows.
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/insnow5.htm

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    WOW those are some truely awesome pictures, thank you for sharing them!

    I don't think there is a single person here who is not just a little envious of your playground. Hope you recover from your injury soon.
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    [ machine translation..]
    Hello again to everyone.
    I continue with my old 3906 doing long mountain paths in Spanish and French Pyrenees, some up to 7 hours and that may ned up to 28000mah in 8 double packs.
    On this occasion I show you some pictures and links to the hikes numbers 49 to 56 conducted from March to August 2008
    All pages have links to the translation into English.

    Trail # 49 Urederra birth river. Northern Spain.
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/urederra.htm





    Trail # 50 Urederra birth river, bottom of the valley.
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/urederrab.htm







    Trail # 51 Last snows of spring.
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/aia6.htm




    Trail # 52 Waterfalls in the Aia mountains natural park.
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/aia7.htm





    Trail # 53 Peak Orhi first 2000m in the west of the Pyrenees
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/orhi2.htm





    Trail # 54 Cogwheel railway Queralbs-Nuria in Catalan Pyrenees. +800m.
    http://www.rc-hiking.com/nuria.htm



    The rest of the trails will soon be publishing in this thread.
    I hope that you like and we encourage everyone to try in your wonderful mountains.

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    All I can say is WOW.

    That is just amazing!
    I WILL spank a nitro any day...guaranteed. :)

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    Awesome stuff, do the skiers ever look at you strangely carefully navigating your truck up the mountain?!

    Great effort and beautiful views.
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    Thanks a lot for sharing these pictures with us. I hope you get better soon so you can post some new footage.
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    man thats so cool! Great PICS!
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    That truck's been on more holidays than I have...
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    WOW those are awesome pics. I think they should use these photos for a Traxxas advertisement. Go places like no other RC on earth I ran my E-Maxx's about two months ago near Mount Rainer in Washington state had alot of snow still then had a blast. I would suggest getting some softer tires like Losi Zombies or Proline Mulchers will make a world of difference compared to those stock Chevrons in the snow. You won't need the heavy chains. Will give you longer run times.

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    [ Machine translation..]
    I thought more than once in that impressive Mount Rainier that I know only after tens of times over its slopes with the flight simulator...
    The tires Losi zombies seem interesting, but I'm not sure we are better in snow and mud because the snow can harden and compacting between
    their slots, very close.
    The tyres I need to be reasonably good in snow, dirt, rock (and hard to withstand tearing) mud and grass, I tried it with Proline Masher and Moab over 40 rims, and for different reasons, especially for his behavior acceptable at all ground, I prefer the original with some changes in the foam and nerves.
    for icy snow or ice i use old chevron tyres with wood screws of 3 * 15 mm inserted from the inside and profiles of rubber glued with flexible cynocrilate, + chains , sometimes.
    thus use two complete sets of tires and rims.



    Lately I'm testing in harsh conditions screws 3 * 20 inclined at 30 º against the meaning of the ascension .

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    Quote Originally Posted by trucktrial
    [ Machine translation..]
    I thought more than once in that impressive Mount Rainier that I know only after tens of times over its slopes with the flight simulator...
    The tires Losi zombies seem interesting, but I'm not sure we are better in snow and mud because the snow can harden and compacting between
    their slots, very close.
    The tyres I need to be reasonably good in snow, dirt, rock (and hard to withstand tearing) mud and grass, I tried it with Proline Masher and Moab over 40 rims, and for different reasons, especially for his behavior acceptable at all ground, I prefer the original with some changes in the foam and nerves.
    for icy snow or ice i use old chevron tyres with wood screws of 3 * 15 mm inserted from the inside and profiles of rubber glued with flexible cynocrilate, + chains , sometimes.
    thus use two complete sets of tires and rims.



    Lately I'm testing in harsh conditions screws 3 * 20 inclined at 30 º against the meaning of the ascension .

    You are probably right with hard ice to use the screws and chevrons but on any softer snow or powder the Proline Mulchers not Mashers are incredible in snow so are the Losi Super Bolt-On's. Get a pair and try them you won't regret it.





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