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    Hydroplaning

    I don't have a 4x4 slash or I would be posting videos of it hydroplaning. Anyone up for it?
    I have monkeys dancing in my pants!!!

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    it does it kind of.
    I have only done it with small puddles (thats all we have right now)

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    Well if you come across any big puddles and try, film it, that would be cool, maybe we can get a contest goin of who can do the biggest puddle. haha
    I have monkeys dancing in my pants!!!

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    my friend did it with his 2x4 accross a ten foot pool. lol. i tell no lie
    he was goin full speed with skis on front and paddles on back
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    tsk tsk slasher thats not what you use a slash for!!! i think you friend should just get a boat
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    i know right!!! he's a crazy man...
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    Any hydroplaners?
    I have monkeys dancing in my pants!!!

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    Wide Rustler | "Bulldog" Backslash 4x4

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    Thats called floating, not Hydroplaning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntobewild
    Thats called floating, not Hydroplaning
    deffinitly wasnt floating lol
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    Hi, I did hydroplane (didn't know it was called that) on water with my Slash 2WD.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VQKrAiI4qc

    Setup was Hobbywing 60A and 3300kv motor, 3S 4900mAh. It went very well.
    Too bad I didn't had the chance to try it with the later 4000kv motor I had, that was wild.

    I have 4xSling Shot's to my PE that I will try to hydroplane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAIGSASYLUM View Post
    That was freaking ridiculous!!! Thanks for posting it!

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    no one is going big

    No one!!!!
    Last edited by cooleocool; 06-01-2011 at 09:54 PM. Reason: merge
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    That's pretty nuts. +1 for not sinking.

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    LOL that was the best!!!! World Record there folks!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by g0_cubbies View Post
    That's pretty nuts. +1 for not sinking.
    i did, but left those clips out
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    Lol.

    Hey just noticed you're in rantoul. My parents met there when their dads were both in the air force at chanute. Been to rantoul more times than I could possibly ever try to count.

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    BigSquidRC
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    anyone going over 365 feet
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    who has the best slash driving on water
    Last edited by CRAIGSASYLUM; 06-07-2011 at 05:19 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAIGSASYLUM View Post
    who has the best slash driving on water
    I think that trophy goes to you CRAIGSASYLUM. I mean without a pair of skis on the front of it, I cant see anyone really exceeding your 365 feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoW View Post
    I think that trophy goes to you CRAIGSASYLUM. I mean without a pair of skis on the front of it, I cant see anyone really exceeding your 365 feet.
    i sold my slash to a friend so im working on the setup for my E-REVO to go farther
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAIGSASYLUM View Post
    i sold my slash to a friend so im working on the setup for my E-REVO to go farther
    Cool. Look forward to the vids of that too. So make sure you post some.

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    Do these trucks still work after sinking? I know the electronics are "waterproof", but other than the obvious post-water maintenance (drying under a fan, cleaning bearings, re-oiling) what else would you have to do to keep from killing the truck? My neighbor has a pond that would be perfect for attempting hydroplaning. I have only had mine Slash for a couple of months, so it will be a while before i get the guts to try it, but it looks like a blast!

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    make sure the rx box is sealed GOOD. i also put holes in the center of the tread to get any water out of the tires that may get in
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    Thanks for the tips. I can't wait to give it a try.

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    if you are going into deep water make sure the truck will float i tied 2 baseball size balloons to the battery strap and one to each shock tower. 2 was enough but i used 4 to be safe. the pond i was running in is 20'+ deep
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    what gear ratio were you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr BL0NDE View Post
    what gear ratio were you running?
    stock gear
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAIGSASYLUM View Post
    stock gear
    ok thanks.

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    anyone tried to beat it
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    I got beat
    TICO752TICO put up a video of a 530" run
    anyone putting up a bigger number
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    Yeah i got proline slingshots on mine from the beach cant wait to try and hydroplane

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    I tried it once with stock tires... on a 2s lipo... with stock gearing...

    it just sank
    fix, run, break, repeat

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    This is some amazon stuff here


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