After enjoying the use of our ECX Ruckus for a couple of months now, we decided to pick up a second truck: a Traxxas Stampede 4x4 VXL, dubbed Project Cheropede.
Ran it thru a few batteries now, and this has been our experiences so far:
-Full speed slide into a curb busted a front control arm and damaged the hing pin mount on the front bulkhead. Stock replacement for the bulk head and RPM front control arms fixed 'er up.
-Power button started sticking on the VXL-3m. Little bit of 3-in-1 on the button helped a bit, but still sticks if you're not careful.
-While cleaning up on Sunday after a dirty run, noticed the steering linkage rubbing on the drive shaft. Melted part of the arm and wore the anodizing off the shaft. Adjusted the servo end points to prevent this from happening.
-The screw that goes thru one side of the ESC and the servo stripped out. Screw doesn't appear to be long enough; it was only in the hole a few threads. Parts list shows this as a 3x15, picked up some 3x20 screws and they are long enough.