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    XL5 and VXL3s screw tabs broke

    Did anyone else have an issue with the screw tabs on the XL5 and VXL3s breaking off. It happen on my stock one and then I upgraded to the VXL and the same thing happen with the tab breaking off. Talk about a pour design...they should just mold the plastic tabs completely to the housing and not just a tiny 1/16th piece of plastic. Has anyone used any type of glue with any luck holding?

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    I agree. Very poor design. I ended up making a platform out of plexiglass which I screwed into the holes the esc screwed into. I used velcro to secure the esc to the plexiglass. Servo tape should also work.

    You could also relocate the esc to the chasis body and secure with servo tape.

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    nope never had a problem, the kit in cludes a mounting plate for more secure mounting.... could it be you improperly installed it or didnt have the screws tightend down?
    Slash 2wd Vxl, ERBE; Crash N Learn

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    by the way welcome to the forum... come here when ever you have a ?
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    Same thing happened to me on 1 of my 3 VXLs, i just used servo tape and now its in and i have no issues with it

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    it never happened to me
    All I need now is to set a new lap record.

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    I've never had that problem. How hard r u guys bashing?? Lol

    I do have one mounted with zip ties because I don't have the vxl platform, and it works ok for me.
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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    Real question is, how tight are you tightening the screws??? Should only be snug and then about another 1/2 turn.

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    Broke one on my Stampede - use 3M dual lock velcro to fasten it , never had a problem after .

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