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    Anyone get the new vxl3s esc with their slash yet?



    Besides the caps, wonder what has been updated or improved???

    Also, no sensor port.
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    No sensor port to keep it waterproof presumably. Personally I liked the old design better, this looks a little cheap..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelRobbo View Post
    No sensor port to keep it waterproof presumably. Personally I liked the old design better, this looks a little cheap..
    agreed. I thought the VXL-3s was perfect the way it was. Flipped the heat sink i noticed, looks like the fan will still fit though

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    Wow! Where did you find those pictures?!?
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    Are the specs any different? I wonder why the change.
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    Unless there are still three caps inside besides no sensor port I see no noticeable difference but I'm no electronics specialist.
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    Maybe the early 3s lvc issue and sticky on off button has been addressed?
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    Wonder what the scoop on the rear is for. Perhaps a new vehicle?

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    Hey, I just noticed something... The bottom rear of the esc is curved... I bet they made it that way to fit a new truck coming out...
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    Someone call Traxxas and get the low down...
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    I sense a new truck, maybe a race truck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakefenn View Post
    I sense a new truck, maybe a race truck?
    We can only wait and find out..
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    Per Traxxas tech support:

    "As I understand it is a running change which should increase overall reliability. Unfortunately I do not have any kind of list on what other changes may have been made."
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    It'd be awesome if it properly supported 4-pole motors now.

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    That would be really sweet 8)
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    Ya, that would be awesome if it supported a bigger motor and 3s batteries. They need to really address the 3s and motor issue to back up their claims that its 3s capable

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    never had a 3s issue with any of the 4 vxl esc's I have owned.
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    Yeah, I throw in a 3s in mine almost every time out, and I've never had a problem either.
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    +1 I'm actually bored with 2s so I have 4 of my rigs with the VXL system and all run 3s. Never fried an esc.

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    anyone seen the new motors. dont think traxxas confirms its 4 pole but the seller thinks it is and runs cooler

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-10-Traxxas...item2c85031be7

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    Got looking at the slash I got three weeks ago and I got the new esc. No problems yet, but that can tell there is no ports to plug into.

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    I run 3s to show off the speed of my Slash. Thats about it. My truck is geared so well that it still pulls wheelies on 2s and out runs SC10's all day long.

    I have two 3s packs and im trying to dump one of them off to anyone that will buy it. 3s IMPO is just overkill and unnecessary. As stated i can get my truck freaking flying around on 2s without the damaging effects of heat caused by 3s packs.
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    That seller could simply pull the rotor to see if its 4 pole...
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    Ok my bad I got the old set up.

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    Anyone get the new vxl3s esc with their slash yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    That seller could simply pull the rotor to see if its 4 pole...
    Then the motor could hardly be sold as "new". Besides, what if the evidence turned out to be to the contrary?
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    He said in the add that he ran one of these and it had more torque, and ran cooler than the old one. Guess he could dissect that one?

    He seems to be a very good seller from feedback, so probably can take his word for it, but if he is such a good seller, and found it is a 2 pole, then he would make the add right... and check on his claims...
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    If he was a good seller, he'd verify the information BEFORE the claim was made, no? I'm just saying...
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    I have bought from the guy 2 times and all was good. Seems fishy that he is experienced, but would put out an add like that. Hope that this new motor is a 4 pole though...
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    Wow. If it is a REAL 4 pole motor, just wow. That's be amazing!
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    Let me back up a little: He very well may be a good seller, but the guessing ad does not instill confidence, that's all.
    If one goes into the transaction expecting a 2-pole, but winds up with a 4-pole, so much the better. But just for compatibility's same, the description should be definite. It certainly isn't the end of the world either way.
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    So, is anyone in need of a VXL motor that can buy one and find out if it is in fact a 4 pole?
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    yeah ive bought from him two times and was just browsing other items and came across that

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    Just talked to Traxxas cant confirm or deny but guy said it feels a lot different then a older 3500.

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    Posted this in the Stampede forum but just saw this thread. I have a 3355R ECS and 3351R motor. Honestly this is my first "real" R/C outside of the Animus, so not sure what is normal and what is not. 2 of guys in the office have Slash Ultimates, and another has the Slash Rally. They all have the older model ECS and Motor. First run everything seemed fine. I didn't notice it at the time, but when we rolled the Slash manually, we noticed some resistance. After checking drive train and such, we popped the motor and inspected it for any debris. When we spun the rotor that is where we found the resistance. So the question came up "shouldn't the rotor spin freely?" To which traxxas responded that it was normal and due to the new motor/ecs combo. So has anyone else experienced this? If so is it normal? It still runs fine when driving, but this is bugging us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doozer View Post
    Posted this in the Stampede forum but just saw this thread. I have a 3355R ECS and 3351R motor. Honestly this is my first "real" R/C outside of the Animus, so not sure what is normal and what is not. 2 of guys in the office have Slash Ultimates, and another has the Slash Rally. They all have the older model ECS and Motor. First run everything seemed fine. I didn't notice it at the time, but when we rolled the Slash manually, we noticed some resistance. After checking drive train and such, we popped the motor and inspected it for any debris. When we spun the rotor that is where we found the resistance. So the question came up "shouldn't the rotor spin freely?" To which traxxas responded that it was normal and due to the new motor/ecs combo. So has anyone else experienced this? If so is it normal? It still runs fine when driving, but this is bugging us.
    Maybe it is a 4 pole then.....because the shaft is a little harder to turn on a 4 pole than a 2 pole motor

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    Having a "notchy" feel sure sounds like a 4 pole, if so, good for you traxxas.

    This guy opened it up and confirms it is a 4 pole:
    http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/sho...24#post2087924
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    That is great news!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    Having a "notchy" feel sure sounds like a 4 pole, if so, good for you traxxas.

    This guy opened it up and confirms it is a 4 pole:
    http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/sho...24#post2087924
    Really rag6? That "guy" was me... Just trying to get the word out.
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    hey wolf are the caps at the end of the magnets made out of plastic or is it black colored metal ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodgeviperred View Post
    hey wolf are the caps at the end of the magnets made out of plastic or is it black colored metal ?
    They are a composite material. My guess is its to get rid of rotational mass.
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