Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 149

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    205

    Successfully installed LVC in RX box

    I was told it might not be possible. Last night I pulled the motor out, opened the rx box and installed a Novac 4s lvc with little mod.

    For anyone who is interested. I have received alot of great info on this forum and would like to contribute the best I can. Here we go, please bear with me.

    1. the T-lock control needs to be pulled off the receiver and double side tape also needs to be removed and discarded to make for more room.

    2. on the inside of the rx box cover is a small nipple which needs to be ground down to make as much room as possible (I was able to fit it without removing with the dremel, but I recommend removing, it makes for a better fit)

    3. fish the lvc power wires (red/black) with out pulling out the rx, which is double sided to the bottom of the box or pull out the rx to make it easier to fish.

    4. wire in your LVC and place it on top of the rx first, then the t-lock control on top of the lvc and it should all fit in there like a glove.

    5. fold in all wiring and place were room allows, lock down wire harness, put cover back on and you should be ready for dem' lipos.

    Hope this helps.

    I love the lipos in this thing . I own the 3906 e-maxx and now the summit. The summit is everything the e-maxx is and a ton more. Going form 6 cell nihm's to lipos was like having a whole new summit. I can't wait to get home today do some serious rock climbing oh yeh! The LED's at night are a hit with the nieghbors.

  2. #2
    RC Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    East Orange NJ
    Posts
    49
    does it run faster post some videos if you can please

  3. #3
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    205
    I just got truck! My wife will kill me if I go buy a video camera! Maybe I tell her it a valetine present.

    Its faster with more torque and the lights are brighter.

  4. #4
    RC Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    East Orange NJ
    Posts
    49
    i want mines to go faster, i was going to go brushless but im getting negative feed backs

  5. #5
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    449
    Thanks for the post. I hope to be installing an LVC on Thursday when my Summit arrives.
    Any pictures of the install?

  6. #6
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    any pice would be great,, why did you do a 4s?
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  7. #7
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    205
    Quote Originally Posted by akrimmel
    any pice would be great,, why did you do a 4s?
    The 4s LVC was recommended. I put it in my emaxx and it worked great, so I stuck with it.

    Pics coming soon.

  8. #8
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    449
    Quote Originally Posted by Alectric
    Pics coming soon.
    Is it "soon" yet?

  9. #9
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    205
    Quote Originally Posted by egnix
    Is it "soon" yet?
    Ya, sorry the wife has the camera and she is away at the moment. She will be home tomorrow.

  10. #10
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Nor-Cal
    Posts
    205
    I followed Alectric instructions to a T and had no problems what so ever. I chose to use the 2S option on the BEC side and it works flawlessly. Below are the instructions that came with the Novak Smartstop Lipo Battery Cut Off.



    I hope this might answer some questions.
    Last edited by FPVRustlerVXL; 02-25-2009 at 02:54 PM.
    Slower Traffic Keep Right.........

  11. #11
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Abbotsford BC, CANADA
    Posts
    2,237
    4s is plenty for a all round truck, and still 2, 2s is alot of power
    Lead, follow, or get out of my way!

  12. #12
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    i run 2 of spc 7.4 5000mah lipos and it has some balls and then some!!!
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  13. #13
    RC poster
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Uppsala/Sweden
    Posts
    10
    akrimmel:

    What kind of runtime are we talking about here?
    I`m just waiting in agony for this piece of art to arrive in Sweden...
    Planning to use the same batteries you do.
    Never underestimate stupid people in large groups!

  14. #14
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    i am getting between 35-40 min.
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  15. #15
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    205
    With the 8000's I'm getting about 70 min of bashing/crawling, mostly bashing.

  16. #16
    RC poster
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Uppsala/Sweden
    Posts
    10
    35-40 minutes sounds great!
    70 minutes aswell but now I`m going with the 5000mah.
    Little different from the 20 I had on my Maxx...
    Thanks guys.
    Never underestimate stupid people in large groups!

  17. #17
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    30-40 is more accurate,,less if you are in second the whole time ya know!!
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  18. #18
    RC poster
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Uppsala/Sweden
    Posts
    10
    of course...
    Better get a second set of LiPo:s...
    Never underestimate stupid people in large groups!

  19. #19
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    i plan to go with the 7.4v 8000mah for the summit as it would probably get about 50min or so.
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  20. #20
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    205
    I ran the truck again last night with the 8000's and once again got 70 min. just strait up bashing. I putin an order yesturday for MA's 6500's. 70 min. is too much.

  21. #21
    RC Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Akron, OH
    Posts
    48
    These 50 min plus run times are from LiPo's, right? I've used 7 cell 4600 NiMh and get about 25 min run time. The batteries have only been cycled twice, so I am hoping that improves.
    Monstered Slash/Mamba Max - Stock Summit

  22. #22
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    yes i am refering to lipo's!
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  23. #23
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    yeah i almost get tired after 40min!
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  24. #24
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    449
    Which channel (on the receiver) does the lvc plug into?

  25. #25
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    449
    Quote Originally Posted by egnix
    Which channel (on the receiver) does the lvc plug into?
    Never mind. Channel 2. O: )

  26. #26
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    does it have to be that channel.
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  27. #27
    RC poster
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Posts
    12
    i am still anxiously awaiting my new toy but in the mean time i was wondering, with the MA 8000 batteries has anyone gotten them wet yet? i know MA says that they are water proof but i was curious if anyone had first hand knowledge yet?

  28. #28
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    205
    Sorry guys, I have the pics, I just need to figure out how to post them. Apparently I have to create a website to post them to first. I will get them up by tomorrow.
    Sig edited for content.

  29. #29
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    just go to www.photbucket.com and create a account.
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  30. #30
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    110
    www.photobucket.com

    That's where I post all of my crawler pics. Once posted, you use the img code to post pics to the forums.

  31. #31
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    205
    Thanks guys. When I get a chance I will set up an account.
    Sig edited for content.

  32. #32
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    well be waiting or?????////???
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  33. #33
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    205
    someone needs to take away your computer for a little while.
    Sig edited for content.

  34. #34
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    once i hit 2000 posts they will.
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  35. #35

  36. #36
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    221
    Nice shots, and good to know. Thanks.

  37. #37
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    tight fit but good to know it can be done.
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  38. #38
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    205
    It is a tight fit and I was worried the cover might pinch a wire, but it all fit nice and snug. Now I don't know about any other LVC's. If they are smaller it will fit but a bigger one might not.
    Sig edited for content.

  39. #39
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    HAZELWOOD, MO
    Posts
    2,314
    so the 2s one i have should be no roblem then.
    EMAXX-x2,SUMMIT
    RUSTLER VXL
    FERRITE RINGS PM ME!

  40. #40
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    205
    Is it a Novac? If it is then yes. I think the 2s is the same size as my 4s.
    Sig edited for content.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •