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    Quote Originally Posted by trucktrial View Post
    Wildman4910, Only the axles of the new emaxx, or also the turnbuckles, stub axle, hex hubs ...? can you detail the parts that I have to order, for conversion to RPM True Track in 3906 model?
    RPM True Track & RPM carrier(for front) & front turnbuckles TRX#5141/#5347rod ends/#5355hollow balls.
    You can get the turnbuckles complete from Ebay cheaper.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRAXXAS-T-MA...item5d36da0c13

    For the True Track you will need either TRX #5451R CVD's or MIP #11103.
    Or the stock type axles if you don't want to use CVD's TRX #5451X.
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

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    Thanks wildman4910, the price difference is huge between stock and optional parts, since I'm not rolling with BL, standard parts plus a Rpm True Track rpm will suffice.
    Also the anchoring system between the Mip Cvds and differential output I do not like too, tends to loosen or slide on the axle.


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    Me tomo tiempo leer todo.... Que buenas imagenes has tomado y si parece el entorno natural del E-Maxx

    Bien hecho y sigue asi...


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    It took me time to read everything .... You've taken good pictures and if it seems the natural environment of the E-Maxx

    Good job
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    Amazing thread, thats for sure. Wish I had time/money/ability to do that type of stuff.

    Maybe consider Lunsdford turnbuckles and RPM rod ends, much more durable than the stock ones. A little pricey though. But Titanium.
    "American Muscle beats import any day of the week"

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    I would really like some titanium parts! but I can not afford their prices!!

    Trail 136, Part II. Climb to the balcony of Pineta

    This is a serious climb up the hillside,



    The headwaters of 'Cinca' river



    The trail leaves no time to rest, always in a sharp rise

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    despite the two 45t motors, in many sections it is necessary to use first gear,(with a ratio 12/72), and keep secured. When you walk through difficult sections, you can not always keep the focus on the Emaxx.

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    We are already well above the falls of the river Cinca, (look down near the cliff) but we still have a good stretch.


    Path highlighted with a photo editor, very narrow but with excellent views over the valley


    Top of the trail, we climbed over 1100 meters, the emaxx not seem exhausted, but I do. I'm tired, the ascent has been slow and I decide to return.


    My son, waiting for me to come down, slowly and increasingly committing driving mistakes.
    The tour that started at 06:46 am, ended just after 4 pm


    Consumption was greater than 30,000 mah at 7.2 V, distributed between several Lipo and NiMH batteries, !

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    Wow those are some steep ascent/descents there, but the scenery is breath taking though.
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

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    Not that those places are all next door , but worth going to meet him. I have very lucky to live near this mountain range.
    Lately I'm rather lazy, but until recently I did not care too take the 1/1 at 4 am on a Sunday and drive 200 miles.
    The pictures on the preceding hike, are 5 hours drive from home and with quite mountain roads.

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    More than eight feet of snow is something that no Emaxx should miss

    1200 * 560. open link .> full size

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    Trail n.138 .

    Well, this is one of the few times I've had to do a repair during the mountain hike. A
    half mile after starting, the outer wheel bearing broke and had to stop to replace it.
    A very simple repair that, made out of a workbench, takes longer.

    The trail starts next to a farmhouse ,near a car park


    Part of the trail where the bearing was broken


    More than half an hour! to change this bearing, nor had the right tools, nor was an easy disassembly.


    Breakdown resolved, we will continue the planned route to Gazume mount.

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    Interesting way through a grassy channel


    There are numerous stone fences separating areas, most with some steps we can take
    advantage


    Final path to the first and easy summit of Mount Gazume , surrounded by sheep.


    This is the second highest peak we will climb, seen from the first.


    Near the second target.


    'Regil' Mountain village. View from the Ernio Peak


    Breakdowns:A 6x15 rubber sealed bearing, breaks the inner ring.

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    First Lipo 'Gens Ace 3s 5000 40c' on 45T Integy motors mounted in my Emaxx.
    I do not think that was due to the voltage because I was running another 3s packs without problems. The other Integy 45T seems not to have been damaged but it was impossible to continue with one motor due to overheating.

    nice colors in the rotor




    The bearings were fine, but the rotor got stuck on magnets.
    overload, overheating destruction of the varnish -> smoke


    I had never removed the body so fast , I thought it was burning the Lipo .

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    Ouch that armature got hot!
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

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    Not just one, wildman4910! in the next week also burned another. Now I have no spare motors. I expect them to last long.

    Rc trails. Outing n 140 . 'Yesa' reservoir

    Hi, this time we will drive the emaxx in an environment away from their usual mountains.
    This is the dam of 'Yesa' in the driest season, late August. In that month the low water level exposes some ancient Roman thermal baths [38 C], ruins of villages in the valley and the outing becomes a muddy ride.

    Approaching the hot spring. Piles of dry mud, but sometimes very sticky.


    I do not see how one can bathe in hot water smelling like rotten eggs.
    Well, I'm sure: They do not understand that I do there with my little car.


    20 meters below the water level in winter


    Finally some water. Moving away 250 meters from the shore.


    Emaxx . Fishermen near an old trail of the valley.


    Rough climb to the village ruins.


    Passengers_looking_through_the_only_existing_windo w_in_the_town.


    On the roof of livestock shed.


    Ultra sticky mud. Sometimes a dangerous thing


    seepage under the mud, I'm not sure I could walk over here but the Emaxx itself can go.... at least that's what I hope


    End of the first pics section. Trail n.140

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    To all those who wanted to drive over the mountains and could not. Sunday, April 21,






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    You have not had any offers from Traxxas asking to buy your pictures or hire you to do product promotions, have you? I realize that you have a lot of non-traxxas parts but the truck looks good and is obviously very capable.

    Really nice pictures.
    "American Muscle beats import any day of the week"

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    No. They would have done long ago if appropriate. It's been seven years since the first spare part, a photo and a lot of thrill.

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    I have some new desert pictures for you, when are you coming to California???

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...gas-and-Sedona...
    Bash OR crawl? No, the Summit does it all!

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    Welcome GusinCA! great pics in this desertic area!
    Ugh, I have barely money to spare parts and ask me when I could go to California? , Haha! I think it is a little out of my reach!. The situation in my country is not even to buy tires!..


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    Well, you can get parts cheaper here than wherever you are (sorry, i suffer from memory loss and laziness), so if you went to California and bought enough parts, you would eventually save enough money to justify the trip. Then you just have to figure out how to get through customs with all them. A few extra suitcases might be in order...
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    haha , Of course it is cheaper to buy outside.
    Perhaps with A dozen of 'tekin rx8' and a dozen of Summits?. I could start a Rc-Rental company near hiking trails in the summer months!!

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    Well, enough snow, we change the -4 C by +39 C.
    We will continue to visit the dam 'Yesa' in late August, when the water level is lower. Crossing its mudflats and shores. An experience where emaxx ability to get out of a quagmire is tested.

    Part two. [Outing n.120 Reservoir Of Yesa].

    One of the many streams that flow through the bed of the swamp, It's certainly a strange feeling driving here.



    Emaxx reaches the places where our boots would easily stuck. I would not risk it as close to the wet mud. Often, a layer of dry clay, hides another very sticky.

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    hectares of mud, lot of batteries to spend and no hurry to return.

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    Hello! Do you need some help?


    ruins of an ancient town in the valley


    Tiermes houses on top of the hill, also abandoned. Was left without farmland.


    Thermal and sulphurous water,

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    Very cool place to run!
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

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    You know, we had a similar experience around here, something like 12" of rain in two days... left alot of places looking like that, especially south and west of the city.
    "American Muscle beats import any day of the week"

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    Trail n. 141 Atxerito Valley. Western Pyrenees. Spain.

    Cold early hours of the morning. We prepare to begin the hike # 141.
    in the background, Mount Chipeta.



    Looking for a less deep passage, to ford the river


    A fantastic landscape, encourages us to continue up the valley.


    Sometimes it is necessary to climb enough to avoid the rocks near the river bed.


    Arriving at the head of the valley, we found this small refuge. Shortly after we would realize that we had taken a wrong valley, away from the planned route.


    But do not we missed it at all.




    A mushroom that looks big even next to the Trencher tires ( 165 mm )


    coming back to the main river


    Sunset and end of a long walk, depleting all Emaxx batteries.


    http://www.google.com/translate?lang...eritovalle.htm

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    Let's add some snow to my thread and this hot summer. Corresponds to January, 2000 m above sea level and about 8C below zero. Generously enough to cool us.

    Winter Trail n.144

    At that time, was still using nimh batteries, much more suitable for low temps that Lipo.


    Slowly we made our way through the frozen snow thanks to nail tires


    Detail of my emaxx, the snowchains are useless in this area.


    after 45 minutes of excursion, meeting the first mountaineers


    I will not be able to cross diagonally the hillside in the background, look at the two climbers, and I must find an alternative way


    This option does not seem very advisable but is the least risky, so I decide to go down very carefully here


    It will be necessary to draw a pair of large zigzag to finish at the top of the valley. Anyway, I must avoid descending too much


    This is, roughly, the way to the first mountain pass of the day.



    Amazing ice formation in this area, fresh out of the shadows.




    will continue ..

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    Wow what an adventure! Fantastic pics! I never seen anything like this with a rc. Is that a 3906 E-Maxx?
    Did you say Traxxas?

    Yes with or without lipos.

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    yes, it can be said that is a 3906 model. At least it was in 2006 .As you see I have changed tires, wheels, arms, motors, suspensions. I think that from the original model are still in use the ESC, chassis, the casing of the gearbox, turrets , and not much more

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    In this second tranche I got a fright when my dog, who already had trouble walking on ice, slid down a hillside, taking me and my Emaxx down the mountain. On an icy slope, in a few seconds is reached enough speed to seriously injure us. The fall continued for about 50 meters in the direction towards a rocky area, fortunately feet in front, and ended with another sprained ankle when my crampons crashed against the rocks.

    Arlas Peak


    Going up ice on a windy hillside


    Rolling under a cornice of snow


    In the background, the peak d'Anie, I try to get to the col


    A sinkhole covered by snow. It is a karst area, and the sinkings are abundant.


    Mountain climbers next to my emaxx. Goes well with NiMH batteries, motors barely reach 20 C and nail tires are excellent in this area. I walk with crampons but my dog gets into difficulty in some ice.
    In that bright hiilside front of us, was where we slip a few hours later.

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    have you tried to run with your emaxxx above these surfaces?. Is a priceless feeling

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    A steep climb we do, apart from fatigue, without any difficulty.


    will continue..

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    Just 1 word , as usual, INCREDIBLE!!!
    You make me jalous every time you post a new hike!!

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    Second week of August 2013. Three mountain excursions. 2300 m of ascent and descent. 28 km traveled, very rough terrain. 0 breakdowns. 1 Lipo damaged by heat..


    background, 1/900 scale cars in the parking

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    Second section of the excursion N.144. Cold winter, some bad fall and a sprained ankle.

    We continue the tour on ice, which is becoming more difficult for my dog to follow me. The Emaxx, by contrast, seems to be in their particular paradise.


    This image shows where we slide: me, the dog and emaxx all tied together by a belt and safety rope.


    More about a huge ice cream we found.


    Anie Peak and the most feasible way ,to the right.


    Diagonally across a slope, very high, but without excessive ramp.





    increasing with height, more ice


    A small tube snow


    a little break


    And finally a descent, rather than dangerous, like riding on a wet glass.
    Without crampons and nailed tires would not have been possible walk down here.

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    All I can say is Amazing. Truly Amazing.

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    Looks like youve got the Maxx tuned to the conditions pretty well. Now all you have to do is gear it way down and put treads on it so it can pull your dog around.
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    Instead, I was thinking of something like this to help me carry some batteries.



    But at home all say: poor little dog, how dare you think about these things , That I'm bad, very bad... and currently the project is stopped.

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    I think thats a great idea, but ya, especially if the dog is getting elderly, you might want to hold up on that. Depends on ur dog, really. If uve got a big dog, id say go for it, just have a people strap too in case the dog gets hurt and you end up having to cary it. Or trade off between you and the dog.
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    In summer if there is no water on the hike, I usually carry more than 1 liter of water for the dog.
    My dog ​​weighs about 20 kg and knowing that they can load up to one sixth of its weight, could carry their own water, and even would have for 5 lipo batteries in a sealed container , and a few biscuits ..


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    winter trail n.145

    Well, a small but steep trail near my house will bring us in a day of severe weather, to these snowy peaks.

    We started moving in the fog with small spots of snow.


    4 Nimh batteries and 1 lipo will suffice.


    As we go up, we see more white and my Eemaxx finds its mud and snow paradise


    Soon it starts snowing and we continue walking calmly between the flakes.









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    Wow thats all I have to say..... Thank you for taking the time and effort to create such an awesome thread. I enjoyed reading every post.

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    I'm so jealous. Our idea of a 'mountain' here in Texas is the side of a freeway overpass. Truly an amazing story of E-Maxx travels.

    Have you considered going brushless? Probably cut down on the batteries you would use if you get a really low KV motor so it's very efficient. I was planning to set one up with twin 7600mAH LiPos in parallel. 15,200mAH would run a while.

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    As always, Very Cool pic's and narrative! Keep them coming please.

    Quote Originally Posted by TireSlinger View Post
    I'm so jealous. Our idea of a 'mountain' here in Texas is the side of a freeway overpass. Truly an amazing story of E-Maxx travels.
    I hear ya TS, around my area of FL the highest "hill" is the bridges that span the lagoons.
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

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    Again very nice pics truclktrial . Wish me and my E-Maxx was there. Keep us posted.
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