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    168 pages of threads read - ordered one now

    I've read through the majority of the threads on all 168 pages and think I have a good idea what the summit is all about so I've taken the plunge and ordered one. (late birthday present to myself). Now all I have to do is wait for the postman to show up tomorrow, charge the batteries and get out and play. I can't wait.

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    Nice. Make sure you post pics

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    If you have the terrain it doesn't get boring


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    congrats and you will enjoy. i know i do and even tho mine is down does not mean it will just sit on a shelf

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    Hahah sounds like me! I read back 100 pages, and bought myself a late birthday present as well, welcome to the club!! =)

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    Pics will be posted, terrain of sorts is relatively nearby but I'm looking all the time for new spots. I also ordered a pair of 6000mah LiPo batteries to give a bit of extra run time.

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    Congrats! Which color?
    200, 202, 420, humor 404, 301 to rc10talk, 410.

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    Welcome to the club!
    Summits are a blast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielhr77 View Post
    Congrats! Which color?
    I went for the green one although I would have preferred one of the old style yellow bodies.

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    me too i wanted yellow but got blue now i have painted the exo cage yellow and got yellow lock rings i think the yellow on blue looks cool. i dont understand yb traxxas discontinued the yellow

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish420 View Post
    me too i wanted yellow but got blue now i have painted the exo cage yellow and got yellow lock rings i think the yellow on blue looks cool. i dont understand yb traxxas discontinued the yellow
    Because the white ones were so superior in every department.they had to stop making all the solid color
    Lol ....here we go again. Lol
    There was a thread on the color differences. Ha ha ha


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    LOL, I don't want another colour war starting out here. After reading all the posts, I KNOW the green ones are the best!

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    It's all good natured....it's a summit can't be stopped no matter what color it is
    Viva 'la summit


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    my bad i was not trying to start another war yellow is just at the top of my favorite chart and i have not read the color war thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish420 View Post
    my bad i was not trying to start another war yellow is just at the top of my favorite chart and i have not read the color war thread
    Well, a certain marshal was one of the biggest instigators of that color war thread, so I hope all took it as good-natured fun. I like jamann's post above, but I'm still never parting with my shell colored with white Ucantketchmium. They don't make the solid white anymore because that element is rarer than Unobtainium and Vibranium.
    Yes yellow was the flashiest. White ones just roll their headlights when the yellows chug past.
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    It was funny .....BUT I have stayed true
    My white one(rest in pieces)is no longer with us gone to the big rock in the sky.
    stayed with white and black on every other shell in honor of my fallen Hombre
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    Yeah, white is one of those colours that goes with everything but its not really "daring" Just safe... hehe... Yellow had no fear. But alas, no more yellow. I hated the green at first... but after getting one in a trade, I now have a green summit.
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    I think I might have to buy a clear shell and try my hand at painting a yellow one. Listen to me, I'm customising my summit already and the postman still has to show up with it.

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    Postie arrived but only had the spare batteries and my new charger
    LiPos on to charge now, still waiting for the summit to arrive, arghh I can't stand waiting.

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    Just don't leave those LiPos fully charged for more than a day - or two at the most. They don't like that.
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    It arrived - lessons learned

    Well it finally arrived and I went off out to play in the woods where I learned a few things:
    • Trees jump out at you
    • If you think the battery will last an hour, don't walk for 40 minutes before turning round!
    • the back bumper makes a great carry handle (see above)
    • I need to get fitter, the summit can climb things I struggle with.

    Last edited by stufft; 07-17-2012 at 12:31 PM. Reason: Adding photo

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    Ain't that the truth on all those points
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    Another one

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    Thanks for sharing those observations. That was a true LOL.
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    You have started me thinking. What with all of the walking and climbing I've done with my Summit and kids in the last 6 months, I wonder if I could get my Dr. to prescribe the Summit as a fitness aid?? Building on that, maybe my insurance would cover or even supplement the cost thereof

    Just thinking outside the box with tongue planted firmly in cheek

    KSB ? Seeing your note regarding LiPo's do you have any tips regarding the care and feeding of NiMh??
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    In general...

    First: don't EVER let them discharge all the way down. As soon as you see a drop in performance, pull them.
    Second: Charge by temperature as well as by the delta-peak of your charger. If they come off charge and aren't warm, they're not fully charged. If they come off much over 120F, they're charging incorrectly.
    Finally: when they die, get yourself a couple sets of LiPos and you won't miss them at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    Because the white ones were so superior in every department.they had to stop making all the solid color
    Lol ....here we go again. Lol
    There was a thread on the color differences. Ha ha ha


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    You are all mistaken. The white and yellow trucks never stopped production. They were all afraid they could never achieve the awesome greatness of the blue ones, so they refused to get in their shipping boxes any more.

    Now these new kids with their greens and their "pro grafix" tribal tattoos and lvd.

    Blue power!

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    Go Green! More eco friendly...........whatever. Just bought a Mamba Max 2200kv with matching ESC just in case I need that extra power to get up a hill or through a boulder. hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    In general...

    First: don't EVER let them discharge all the way down. As soon as you see a drop in performance, pull them.
    Second: Charge by temperature as well as by the delta-peak of your charger. If they come off charge and aren't warm, they're not fully charged. If they come off much over 120F, they're charging incorrectly.
    Finally: when they die, get yourself a couple sets of LiPos and you won't miss them at all.
    I have a confession to make, LiPo batteries arrived before the summit did so they were all charged up and ready to go by the time the summit did evetually show up. I popped the LiPos in and went to the park safe in the knowledge the new new ESC had a low voltage cut off, little did I know I was supposed to 'activate' it. LiPos ran until dead. I have 6000mah batteries and one took 6400, the other took 5800. Fingers crossed they didn't get too damaged, no puffing and I charged them as soon as I got home 20 mins later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustlersvxl4life View Post
    i don't understand how did you find such a nice place to drive?!
    It's a local park on the south side of Glasgow, still within the city limits!

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