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  1. #81
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    Well... I fixed the broken shaft only to break the short shaft on the rear. lol
    I will take some pictures tomorrow...

    I may end up making some shafts... it is nice to have a Dad with a complete machine shop.
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    I'd be curious to see what you come up with if you make your own. I'm hoping my MIP's will hold up when I get my dual DeWalts next week. I run mine locked in high gear to play with the dog. It's the only way to be able to corner in the grass. I've gone through four of the stockers in a week.

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    Sorry folks... I fixed it and forgot to take pictures.
    I am ashamed.
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    Twisted off two more axles... both at the same time.

    I was climbing up a very long slide... needed both axles locked up to get enough traction.
    Well, I did let off the throttle before I hit the ground, but I think I still had the brakes on or maybe even reverse.

    My axle ends are starting to look like Swiss cheese! lol
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    I also just broke an axle.
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    Is your truck brushless, Jimmy? Or are you just using high gear and locked diffs to get all of this breakage?
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    Stock brushed has enough power to twist axles... no need for brushless power in my opinion.

    The last break was low and locked.
    The sudden impact is probably what killed them... or I may have drilled too close to the rim.

    Also, I have quite a few runs on them...
    easy to rack up hours when you get 1.5-2 hours of run time per charge.
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    Hi Jimmie,

    I'm thinking in the idea of "twisted" from 1/16 forum that using shorter push rods will minimize driveshafts breakage. In my mini Summit i was breaking driveshafts frecuently and after installing the 1/16 slash toe links as push rods the problem is gone (MERV driveshafts). The idea is to make the driveshafts work with less angle and because of that the forces around the joints have a better balance than stock. You'll lose ground clareance, but in my experience Summit have too much gc out of the box, car will be more stable lowering the center of gravity and the driveshafts will last longer. For me, shorter pushrods was the way to go...

    Let us know how is your Summit now!

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    The problem with the 1/10 Summit is that when you're driving in low with locked diffs the torque that goes through the shafts is CRAZY, so I don't think that shorter pushrods would help in the big one. However, I can be wrong.
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    I am not running with my suspension at full height.... about mid-range. This is possible on the 1/10 without different length rods do to the multiple mounting locations on the arms.

    And yeah... the torque difference between the two is insane: no comparison!


    Unfortunately (sort-of) I have not had time to do anything RC related... it is even tough finding time to hop on here.
    My wife and I had our second child, a boy, 9 days ago.
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    Congrats!!!!

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    Congrats!!
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    Diggin the build Jimmy. Wish i could afford a summit
    Maybe i will sell my maxx in the fall and get a summit for winter
    Congrats on the second kid!
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    Been keeping track of your build, and can not say much but outstanding! I make some bumpers with lights and think weee great job to myself then see your build and go oh poo. Great job wish I new more about the electronic end of these things as in Tx/Rc.
    Endeavoring to persevere !

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    Thanks guys... I appreciate it!

    I did not know much about electronics either when I started... this is all a part of the hobby for me!
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    Sold off some parts from my 1:1 project... this means more RC money!!

    I have ordered a few things that are already here:
    Double Orange Springs (5649)
    Variable Damper Kit (5461)
    Foam Washers (4915)
    LED Bar (5684)
    Long Axle Shafts (5656)
    Short Axle Shafts (5655)

    And I have ordered these which are on there way:
    FS GT3B
    FS GT3B Hack Kit
    FS GT3B Voltage Regulator
    FS GT3B Steering Bearing
    And a FS 8 Channel Rx

    I also checked on my 3 month back order... everything should be on it's way within 30 days as I am finally on top of the list for the servos!! Otherwise I was going to cancel my order and go with the Solar servos mentioned on this forum not too long ago... hard to beat a $22 price tag for a servo with decent torque, but I think I will be happier with the ones I have on back order.
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    Thats great Jimmy. Get pictures up with the new parts on.
    Cars: erevo vxl, 1/16 summit, stampede vxl, tmaxx

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    I really hope to be working on this project by the end of this week....
    I have a list I need to accomplish before I start tinkering with my RC's again.
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    Keep us updated with that 8 channel fly sky radio. I have been considering it also.
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    Congrats Jimmie. Here is link for your entertainment. I thought it was laughable.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEEL-FRONT-...item2a1720808e

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    Wow... those better come with a lifetime replacement program!
    I have thought of making something similar... but then I realized that I kind of like the idea of the $15-20 "fuse" we already have with the plastic axle shafts.... that are extremely easy to replace.


    I will keep everyone posted on how I like the FS radio... along with everything else.
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    The info on this page is awesome...I've booked marked it
    Rock n Rolla !

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    FS GT3B Initial Review

    Well, I received my controller today... but the hack kit was delivered a few days ago.

    Nearly $100:

    I used a quarter for size comparison for the Rx's.

    Initially, it feels well balanced and well made. It is hard to believe that this is a "cheap" radio with so many features... and that it is about to have a whole lot more!

    All the hardware (hack kit, bearing, ect) to the left of the line came from OverKill RC...
    The radio and extra Rx came from HobbyPartz.


    I have a few other (non RC) project to complete before I can start working on this radio... hopefully my servos come into stock soon and I will have even more to do/show.
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    Great job jimmy. I'll be following this thread.
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    First version of an ESC mount did not hold up...

    ... so here is version 2:

    This should hold up much better than plexiglass.



    I have started working on the FS radio... it is all soldered up, but I am still trying to figure out how to program it so I can post a "how to" here for other Summit owners... I could not find anything on the entire 'net specifically for the Summit!!
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    I'm interested in the radio as I've been thinking about using that in my Summit for quite a long time... just upgraded other parts of the truck first and also didn't want to be the first adopter. By the way why didn't you order the already hacked and upgraded radio?

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    It's always much more fun to mod things yourself!

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    These threads have inspired me to build my own rock crawler. Nice work.
    Rock n Rolla !

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    Quote Originally Posted by simico View Post
    I'm interested in the radio as I've been thinking about using that in my Summit for quite a long time... just upgraded other parts of the truck first and also didn't want to be the first adopter. By the way why didn't you order the already hacked and upgraded radio?
    See below... Krall nailed it.


    Quote Originally Posted by krallopian View Post
    It's always much more fun to mod things yourself!

    Quote Originally Posted by craig.mitch316 View Post
    These threads have inspired me to build my own rock crawler. Nice work.
    Thanks!!
    As soon as I get more time I will have more to show...
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    Carnage!!

    Broke a front arm...

    Bad landing doing a back flip off a tree.

    The arm is actually hollow in this spot...
    makes me wonder if it being hollow is a defect??
    (not that I am going to try to get a free arm lol)
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    Here is my new Rx box for the FS system...







    I still used closed cell foam around the wires, it is just tighter this time... and only one entrance is needed. The antenna tube for the 8 channel Rx is a chunk of 1/4" water line. I will eventually get a stainless screw threaded into the top of it to help seal out the splashes of water this RC might see... as I still will not be submerging it. I will only need one box to house the Rx, two Rx switches for the lights, and the BEC unit; so the ESC has been placed back into stock location.
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    I think the ESC is on its way out... even though it has never been over 150F. She sure does stink!!
    It still works for the time being, so I will run it until it dies and then use Traxxas wonderful lifetime warranty program.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Is there a fan for the evx2? Does that fan you put on the motor help the esc too?
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    I have the motor fan tilted in such a way that it is drawing fresh air over the ESC... if it actually helps or not is unknown.
    Not sure there is a fan for the EVX2. With the temps I have been running a fan is not needed... even for the motor. It was just hard to pass up a heat sink and fan for about $5. lol
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    Very carefully.

    I am actually going to be putting up for sale in the Market Place soon.
    Price will be $225 shipped to the lower 48... but I am willing to ship to other locations as well.
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    More Carnage!!

    Well... I think the burnt electronics smell was the motor, NOT the ESC.
    She stopped dead in her tracks today... batteries were still above 4v/cell.
    The ESC was 102F and the motor was 150F... just like normal.
    Took it home... tested the ESC with a friends spare 775. It runs his 775 but not mine!

    Wonder what killed my motor so early?
    It will not even turn with a battery hooked directly to it.
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    My guess it split a bushing and a piece
    Got jammed in there somewhere


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    I'll find out as soon as I have time to tear into it... hopefully tomorrow!!
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    Busted brush. Perhaps missing brush arm too.
    Alt-241 on the number pad =

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    my titan 12 t did that to just call traxxas and they will send u a new one for freee

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