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    Getting brushless e-revo

    Getting sweet deal on brushless vxl e-revo with the mamba and castle creations

    Was wondering if there's anything I should look out for before buying

    New the electric but not new to the hobby I own a tmaxx nitro

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    If it is a vxl you need to go here

    http://traxxas.com/forums/forumdispl...-Slash-VXL-4WD
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    It's 1-10 tho not 1-16

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    Quote Originally Posted by traxxaspro View Post
    It's 1-10 tho not 1-16
    there is not a 1/10 vxl that's the confusion, test drive it and make sure it runs smooth without grinding noises.

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    Check the Diffs, Drivetrain and Trannsmission. Remove the Motor and see if everything runs smooth.

    If you turn one tire, the other tires should rotate in the other direction.

    Check for excessive play on all moving parts, drivetrain, suspension...

    Check for ripped tires or wobbling. Jack up the vehicle and give it some throttle...

    Check bearings for play and squeeking noise

    Check Electronics -> Make test run and see if everthing works properly, esc, motor, servo, transmitter, receiver, check temps on Motor and ESC after the run

    Check for pinched or broken Cables
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    Turns out truck is great

    Just missing the wing and wheelie mount

    Anyone got any links for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by traxxaspro View Post
    Turns out truck is great

    Just missing the wing and wheelie mount

    Anyone got any links for them
    Nice dude check out the exploded views.

    http://traxxas.com/explodedviews/E-R...-Rear-Assembly

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    Thxs much appreciated

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    so what ESC you got in it finaly since it is a 1/10
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    It's the mamba creations

    Already bent the rear toe bar are the true tracks worth it ?

    Only running on 2s very touchy throttle

    Also the brake is there any way to trim it down
    It flips foward very easily
    Last edited by traxxaspro; 07-20-2014 at 07:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traxxaspro View Post
    It's the mamba creations

    Already bent the rear toe bar are the true tracks worth it ?

    Only running on 2s very touchy throttle

    Also the brake is there any way to trim it down
    It flips foward very easily
    You need the castle link to programm the mamba monster esc

    How did you bent the rod? Did you hit something?
    Last edited by soundmaster; 07-20-2014 at 07:52 PM.

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    Probably a end over ender bent it

    What's this castle link you speak of

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    So With that u can program the brakes and stuff

    Is this the same thing

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGVR8&P=ML
    Last edited by traxxaspro; 07-20-2014 at 08:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traxxaspro View Post
    So With that u can program the brakes and stuff

    Is this the same thing

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGVR8&P=ML
    Yes this is it.

    You can do all kind of programming:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6pUV7Gz21s

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    Getting brushless e-revo

    Quote Originally Posted by traxxaspro View Post
    It's the mamba creations

    Already bent the rear toe bar are the true tracks worth it ?

    Only running on 2s very touchy throttle

    Also the brake is there any way to trim it down
    It flips foward very easily
    Yeah its a different ball game running a 4x4, you have to be careful on braking. To brake I just ease off on the throttle and some times do not use brakes at all.
    Last edited by ksb51rl; 07-20-2014 at 10:25 PM.
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    Awesome looks like I need a few things from tower hobbies

    Placed an order new wing n mount n wheelie bar with the castle link
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    Getting brushless e-revo

    after watching some of the vid. I would set the LVC to 3.4v per cell and set the brake to 30%, and a few other things..
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    Alright thanks

    Been reading a lot about chargers and battery's seems like spc way to go

    But what about a charger

    Sorry kinda a noob to electric

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    SPC is awesome. I have the Traxxas ez peak 6 amp charger got it used with one of my e Revos. It works great and very user friendly. Dual adapters if you want them have to be bought separately. But I'm sure others may chime in with less expensive options.
    Summit, ERBE X2, 4pdes, 2pdes, etc lol

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    The one I got now just standard prophets 2c or 3c charger

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    Whatever charger you have, make sure it has the ability to balance as well. THis will get you the best performance and longest life out of your lipos. SPC are great, and so is Traxxas' offerings. You can get a 6a charger and 2 2s batteries and you'll be set. Id step it up to 6s after you are used to those, and be prepared to break more stuff.
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    Was thinking going to 3s

    As for the charger being a balance charge I doubt that it's only goes to 2a

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    I use SMC lipos. SPC is good also. I bought a charger/power supply combo from ProgressiveRC.

    You can see it here in my build thread and everything else.

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ss-Build/page3

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    Yeah I saw that but that's a little out of my budget I think

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    The onyx is a great charger with a lot of options. They make a single battery and dual battery charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revo2Fix View Post
    The onyx is a great charger with a lot of options. They make a single battery and dual battery charger.
    I have an Onyx 245 on the way for my Lipos, but learned after I ordered that it does not offer storage mode or discharging. Should I just set the LVC to 3.5 and run the batteries in my EVBE until the LVC kicks in, then leave them until next time I am ready to charge?

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    No idea probably

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    I just always charge after I use them. I try not to worry too much. Batteries do have a life span and get weaker over time. I guess if I had a 200$ battery I would think differently. But I don't spend more then 50 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindprey View Post
    I have an Onyx 245 on the way for my Lipos, but learned after I ordered that it does not offer storage mode or discharging. Should I just set the LVC to 3.5 and run the batteries in my EVBE until the LVC kicks in, then leave them until next time I am ready to charge?
    I set my ERBE's LVC and my LVA's at 3.5 volts per cell and my SPC batteries are always at 3.8 to 3.9 volts per cell when I bring them into the house.
    I ran six packs between my Summit and ERBE a couple weeks ago. I put them on my Powerlab6 to put them at storage level and all were done after 140 seconds.
    It doesn't matter how you get to storage...just get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    I set my ERBE's LVC and my LVA's at 3.5 volts per cell and my SPC batteries are always at 3.8 to 3.9 volts per cell when I bring them into the house.
    I ran six packs between my Summit and ERBE a couple weeks ago. I put them on my Powerlab6 to put them at storage level and all were done after 140 seconds.
    It doesn't matter how you get to storage...just get there.
    Thanks. That's what I thought, and glad to hear I was close to right. This will be my first ERBE and first venture into Electric/Lipo. Figure I can upgrade my charger if I get as involved as I think I will with the ERBE, lol. I already have a shopping list a mile long.

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    I'm just wondering if all that effort is worth it unless your spending big bucks on batterys. My first lipo is still kicking from like 3 years ago. And all I do is charge when done. And especially before a storage time.
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    So revo u store ur battery's full ?

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    Yea I thought you were supposed to, but it sounds like it's not the optimal choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revo2Fix View Post
    Yea I thought you were supposed to, but it sounds like it's not the optimal choice.
    No, it is not optimal for LiPos (many of us found out the hard way) although it is correct for NiMH packs.
    Although your packs may still be "kicking" they'd be kick harder if treated as recommended above, no matter what their cost.
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    I use a hitec x1ac. It only charges one at a time but it has features to charge lipo's, life's, nimh's, and nicd's. It goes up to 6 amps and has balancing, discharging and brings lipo to storage. Its practically the same as the traxxas lipo balancer, just a little cheaper.
    I always heard it was best to put the battery at lipo storage once done. I couldn't do this for the first couple of weeks cause I had a cheapo balancer. I was in fear every night that they might swell or burst.
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    So don't charge them after I use them? I did recently purchase more of the same battery and can't tell a difference between the two. I don't think my onyx have a storage feature. So I don't know if it would really be worth buying a whole other charger when my batteries cost 45$
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    Depends on how long they will be sitting. If a few days to a couple of weeks, it is probably fine to leave them at the state you findings running on. (You do stop running before they get all the way down to the low voltage cut-off, right?

    Longer than that charge them to a storage level. If your charger has such a thing great. If not try to hit somewhere between 50 to 75 percent of a normal full charge.

    The two levels that degrade lipos are too low and very high. Leaving a lipo at a full charge for a long time will make it difficult and eventually impossible to get it to charge back to that level. Worse, whatever your new full level is will be susceptible to the same issue so after many cycles of charging it all the way and leaving it like that will eventually cut the top 10 to 20 percent off your voltage.

    As for leaving it too low, as you might have heard, if a lipo "bottoms out" with too low of a voltage, whether by running or by extended storage, it will magically turn into an expensive doorstop.

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    Yea the lowest I've put them on and read is 3.6 . I have mine set to cut off at 3.5. But thanks for that info!! I now know how to store them!
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