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  1. #1
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    best way to make it slower

    So i am in the midst of building a ERBE and i want to let my four year old play with the MERV, i know with the esc you can switch to training mode; is there a way to make a little slower?? picking a different gear im sure would work, but what tooth count would be best?
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    Nimh batteries...training mode...
    And research how to do a transmission gear flip.
    This is what a lot of summit guys do to reduce speed and increase torque.
    It will slow it down considerably and is reversible for when his skill improves.
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    Smallest pinion (or larger spur or both ) you can find but it will be a nervous wheelie machine I would guess.
    Maybe you can find a 1s battery ? or build one?
    There are lots of ways to do that. Most are wrong.

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    with the tqi, the docking base and an iPod you can set the training mode to e.g. 20% or any other value. the iPod has to remain docked on the remote, however.

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    Just set it to training mode. My 3 1/2 year old picked it up within 3 weeks and we were off to full speed mode. No need to go crazy trying to slow it down. NIMH battery on training mode will be plenty slow.

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    NIMH + training mode = very slow

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    Nimh + training mode is a good start..... but i have seen grown men crash mine to pieces in that setting. A 4 year old? yea do the tranny flip and get him a BIG area to play in.

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    trany flip is the best way to slow it down and it still has enough power to do wheelies.
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    The tranny flip is just going to make it harder to learn as it will wheelie very easily with so much torque and throttle control is what they need to learn. Training mode and a nimh would be perfect. My 3 1/2 year old learned on training mode with lipo and NiMh. He just Turned 4 and drives Like a pro with full speed and 2s lipo.

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    On stock tires with the trany flip an 16/55 gearing and training mode and 7.2V NiMH, you will be traveling a whopping...4.15 mph. Since thats probably not quite fast enough to make it any fun at all, you can gear up to like 28/45 and get around 9 mph.
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    It's in the manual as well - page 23.
    Last edited by zach23; 05-22-2013 at 02:25 AM. Reason: table got scambled ...

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    Just let him go nuts ! My 6 year old runs flat out on 3s !!

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