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    speed control

    hi there, im going to buy a e-revo which has no motor, no steering servo no speed control and no tires. any suggestions on what i should get. ill be driving in water, so it will have to be waterproof (for the speed control) thanks a lot!

    i think ill get this motor: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Castle-Creat...item589cc86bae

    e-revo: http://www.cafr.ebay.ca/itm/Traxxas-...25eee41&_uhb=1
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    sounds like a plan, that esc is already waterproof so it should be good.

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    so what about the steering servo and speed control?

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    The combo you posted on the link the MMM2-with the motor that's waterproof. About the servo I prefer a single servo I belive that hitec has some waterproofed servos, both stock combine are 250oz of torque so have that in mind.

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    Sounds like your taking my advise newbie on the roller and buying that combo I linked for you it will be a good combo and for servo go hitec I love mine and it doesn't say it's water proof bit it's been under water numerous times and you can water proof it if you want. And I like the stock traxxas 2.4 radio I have a spectrum dx3r but actually prefer the stock traxxas
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    Just a heads up...This is labelled on the back of the new MM2 esc...not to be used while submerged in liquid...it may void warranty.



    I waterproofed my MM1 for driving in wet conditions but then again I have never submerged in water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Fan View Post
    sounds like a plan, that esc is already waterproof so it should be good.
    yep. you said the esc was waterproof but isnt the motor too?

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    yeah don't dive with it,get an outerwears shroud for extra protection. Brushless motors doesn't need to be waterproofed just take care of the bearings. I mean playing through puddles is fine just don't submerge the whole truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MITCH316 View Post
    Just a heads up...This is labelled on the back of the new MM2 esc...not to be used while submerged in water.

    taking the fan off is convenient... on the site, it said waterPROOF?

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    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...=1#post5400474

    that is the combo you want Motor & ESC
    servo, depend what you want to spend........
    few good build threads going right now see what you think will fit your needs.

    But RC Fan is correct you need a servo or servos with a min or more than 250 inoz of torque. I would get a single servo. Most are not water resistant, but with a little silicone & grease & you can make it a bit water resistant...

    stock servo is 125 inoz of torque.....
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    how much torque is the motor i posted?
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    the motor is a 2200kv, motors are rated in KV, servos are rated in oz of torque.

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    The 2200 is the stock erbe motor and it has plenty of power
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    at one time I think it was stated with 2/3s the 2200kv motor could put out 5 hp....
    that is prob about what you push mower in putting out..lol
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    I wouldn't worry about how much power it has but how you are gonna keep it on all for tires lol
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    And keep from twisting parts from the power!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MITCH316 View Post
    Just a heads up...This is labelled on the back of the new MM2 esc...not to be used while submerged in liquid...it may void warranty.



    I waterproofed my MM1 for driving in wet conditions but then again I have never submerged in water.
    How did you do that, can you post a video or explain please, I'm interested!

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    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Check his thread it will be really helpful for someone new. I suggest reading the whole thread it will help you understand your truck and how to fix a lot of problems

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8960619
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    Quote Originally Posted by mydudrevo View Post
    Check his thread it will be really helpful for someone new. I suggest reading the whole thread it will help you understand your truck and how to fix a lot of problems

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8960619
    The esc is already waterproof (mm2), it doesn't show for the motor, but helpful in general, thx!

    Btw I'm both the newbies, my iPad, for some reason doesn't connect with newbie 5015

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    All electric motors are water proof
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    Quote Originally Posted by mydudrevo View Post
    All electric motors are water proof
    I am pretty sure my ceiling fan motor is not waterproof, LOL!
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    Good point For hobby grade dc motors
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    in all your threads, they showed how to waterproof a esc but never a motor.

    how do i do so?
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    You don't! you perform after run maintenance on it, basically take it completely apart, dry everything out, lube the bearings, and put it back together. Some motors are sealed better than others so be sure to do some research before plunking down cash. Personally I don't like all the time it takes to clean and lube everything just to run in the wet just too much hassle and I don't like being wet or dirty, lol!
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    Unless your going underwater with the 2200 I wouldn't worry to much running and it getting splashed is not going to be an issue at all. Just my opinion but that what I believe to be true
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    is the mm in the stock brushless water resistant too?

    is the 2650 water resistant too? do you suggest it?

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    Just go with the mm2 with the stock 2200kv motor it won't treat you wrong and castle support is awesome
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    so should i be better of with the whole kit with everything? (the traxxas brushless)

    i dont have a radio nor batteries

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    What traxxas offers on the erevo is a pretty solid package, so you really can't go wrong with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie_5015 View Post
    is the mm in the stock brushless water resistant too?

    is the 2650 water resistant too? do you suggest it?
    No the stock ESC with a E-Revo Brushless is NOT water proof. It is the first generation Mamba Monster. Get the Mamba Monster 2 which is waterproof.
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    Ill try again this is what you need
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/380587502510?redirect=mobile
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    Sorry if the link doesn't work I'm on my phone
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    ya, it works fine. thats what i was going to get

    exept if THERE IS A CASTLE CREATIONS MOTOR THAT IS WATERPROOF, or can it only be water resistant?
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    works fine! you did good
    do you mean motor? they can get wet but should be put up dry

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie_5015 View Post
    ya, it works fine. thats what i was going to get

    exept if there IS THERE A CASTLE CREATIONS MOTAR THAT IS WATERPROOF, or can it only be water resistant?
    You don't need to be worried with motors and water its only the ESC that needs to be waterproof.
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    im going to drive it the snow is it still ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie_5015 View Post
    im going to drive it the snow is it still ok?
    With the Mamba Monster 2 yes.
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    With the combo I listed yesyesyesand yes😄
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    what survo(s) and speed control do you recommend with 2200kv, mm2 esc
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