Hey guys. My ERBE finally came yesterday along with a few other necessities.
First, I wanted to thank the forum members for helping me compile a grocery list of items I needed to kick things off right. I'm brand new to this hobby, and I couldn't have done it without your help.
I'm very impressed with this truck so far. It's a lot of fun, even with the stock NiMH batteries.
The Thunder AC680 AC/DC charger has also worked very well thus far. I'll be buying lipo batteries within the next few weeks and will be able to take full advantage of this charger's capabilities. I do have one question though, when discharging the NiMH batteries, what current and voltage rates should I use? The charger has a max discharge rate of 2A and 25V.
Infrared temp sensor works as expected. Temps of the ESC and motor haven't peaked above 90F, and the batteries have been steady at 115F.
Haven't used the Castlelink yet, everything has been left stock. I haven't really looked into how to use it, but I'm assuming I plug the USB cable from my computer into the ESC itself? I ask because I haven't seen a mini USB port on the ESC. Do I need to remove the ESC from the truck to access the port?
Here are some pics of my new toys