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    Smile My first RC, a Summit

    Hi, I'm Martin from Argentina. In this Christmas Santa brought me a summit! It's awesome!

    I've changed the rear shock springs to double orange, and protected the shocks with savage covers.
    Today I've installed a Dusty Motors shourd, it looks really nice! Also I've lowered the body a few millimeters.

    I'm running it with cheap lipo batteries (Mistery 7.4v 4000 mah 35C) that I bought at deal extreme...

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    My first test in the grass


    Shourd installed

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    Looks good! Welcome to the forum!


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    welcome to the forum and summit ownership.This is the place for any info help suggestions etc
    enjoy your new machine
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    Are those covers good even though you have to stick Velcro to the side of your RC Truck? Seems like if you were to peel of the Velcro it would make the side of your truck a little sticky. Nice Truck though and I hope you have years of fun with it. I am getting mine Friday, January 4th.
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    Welcome, nice jump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Chandler View Post
    Are those covers good even though you have to stick Velcro to the side of your RC Truck? Seems like if you were to peel of the Velcro it would make the side of your truck a little sticky. Nice Truck though and I hope you have years of fun with it. I am getting mine Friday, January 4th.
    I have been using the Dusty Cover and they have been great in the snow. It's amazing how much snow you get up inside the truck, but with the cover it just sits on top. When you are done driving, take an air blower and blow the snow off.

    One thing I can say is that you really need to clean the plastic with wax and grease remover to get the Velcro strips to stick good. You will be removing and installing the cover many times, so the Velcro needs to be attached properly!!!!

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    Thanks to all.

    I've spent many hours reading this forum, there are a lot of good tips for newbies and pro!!

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    How is the lipo batteries from DX.com doing so far? How much run time do you have with them?
    I have ordered 2 and are curious!

    Where did you get the dusty cover?

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    Just google dust motors shroud, and it should take you to the actual website link, or it will show a hobby store link that carries the covers. That is how I looked at them to see what they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvenes View Post
    How is the lipo batteries from DX.com doing so far? How much run time do you have with them?
    I have ordered 2 and are curious!
    With only 3 complete cycles, the run time is about 30 min with 80% bashing, 20% crawling. Equal voltage in each cell, when I charge and after running.

    I have ordered 2 Zop Power rated 30C and 5600 mah a few days ago....

    I want the SPC 8000 mah, but USPS does not ship lipos overseas, and any other shipping method is really more expensive than the lipos them self.

    Quote Originally Posted by rvenes View Post
    Where did you get the dusty cover?
    At Ebay, it was shipped from Lithuania.

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    Dewalt upgrade

    I've found a dewalt 12v motor at ebay at good price and shipping to Argentina... so, now it's the main motor for my summit!!
    I'll try it this weekend, with a 18t pinion and stock spur gear (68t).

    Whole setup


    Motor mount and filler made with a 47 mm washer


    Top view


    2x 12AWG wires soldered in a not standard way to the brushes and capacitors
    Summit, dewalt 12v, 18/68 gear, T-bone skids

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    Interesting.keep a eye on temps the 12 v has been known to run hotter maybe need a motor fan but maybe not


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    Thanks Jamann... yes, I've read about temp with this motors, specially if it's "over geared"... I'll be watching temp in the first runs.
    Summit, dewalt 12v, 18/68 gear, T-bone skids

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    Today I've tested the new motor setup.... It's super fast!! Dificult to drive at full speed. I was driving over grass, may be I should test it over pavement?

    GPS over the green beast!


    40 kilometers per hour (about 25 mph)... 12v dewalt with lipo and 18/68 gearing, should run faster?


    Temperature of the motor was too hot to put my fingers over it more than 2 seconds... ESC was no so hot. Lipo batteries where cold.... I'll measure the temperatures when my infrared thermometer arrives.
    Summit, dewalt 12v, 18/68 gear, T-bone skids

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    Magnets to fix the body

    I'll try some magnets to fix the body shell to the stands.... should it work?







    I'll test it next week in a bashing session
    Summit, dewalt 12v, 18/68 gear, T-bone skids

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    It probably work just fine, till it touches something, and then it will come right off. If you flip it, it's comin off.
    PM me for help converting your Summit to brushless

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    I've glued them....
    Summit, dewalt 12v, 18/68 gear, T-bone skids

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdbsummit View Post
    I've glued them....
    Think he meant the body...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jem450r View Post
    Think he meant the body...
    You are right....
    Summit, dewalt 12v, 18/68 gear, T-bone skids

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    If you drive like an old lady, it will probably work just fine. I would hate to slide across the ground upside down without a shell on. The Exo-Cage shell is so sturdy I can't bear to drive without it.
    PM me for help converting your Summit to brushless

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    My de-chromed stock tires new look
    Summit, dewalt 12v, 18/68 gear, T-bone skids

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    RC lights with Arduino

    I've made an Arduino (microcontroler) driven lights kit for my summit. It's connected to the ESC and steering servo (Y wires), so it detects when you brake, go reverse, and turn.

    I was inspired by this article:

    http://rcarduino.blogspot.com.ar/201...iver-with.html

    Some pictures:










    I'll post a video showing how it's working.
    Summit, dewalt 12v, 18/68 gear, T-bone skids

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    Lights in action
    Summit, dewalt 12v, 18/68 gear, T-bone skids

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    Nice looking Summit. How are the magnets holding up?
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    Nice, I really like the lights in action

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    Thanks!

    Magnets are ok... for trails and soft bashing they are ok... I use them 60% of the time... but I put the clips when I go hard.
    Summit, dewalt 12v, 18/68 gear, T-bone skids

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