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  1. #1
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    Is the tech good in the new 5707L Spartan?

    Hey guys,

    If you'd buy a brand new 2013 Spartan (5707L), can you safely expect the electronics (read: the VXL-6S and motor) to be good and reliable?
    I ask because of the "first versions" being prone to overheating and blowing, as you can be reading all over the internet, especially when running 6S.
    So I take it that the latest Spartan's come with the latest VXL-6S ESC and motor versions?

    I plan to run things bone stock for at least a while, and to even stay 4S for a while, with only one or two occasional runs on 6S to "show off" some speed runs.

    So will I be fine with that with the stock ESC + motor? Thanks.
    Greetz, JEREMY.

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    I have the 5707L with the tqi and have not had 1 problem. I did of course, do the cooling mods just to be on the safe side.
    Watch this....

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    With the cooling mod you mean the new rudder with dual water pickup for dedicated ESC and motor water flow?

    Also, what packs are you running?
    Greetz, JEREMY.

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    Yes it would be a good idea to use a rudder with the dual pickup to have a dedicated separate water supply to the motor and ESC.

    You should also install a metal motor water jacket as the stock has a tendency to leak.

    Are you asking brand or size of battery packs?

    I use 5000 mah batteries at 40c or better. I just bought some SPC 5400 mah at 65c, 2ea 2s and 2ea 3s, as I like to run 5s total in my Spartan to stay on the safe side.

    Three weeks ago I puffed the capacitors on the ESC in one of my boats and ordered a new one to be on the safe side.
    "enjoy your ride"

    Dennis

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    This will be my second season running my spartan on 6s and I have had no problems with the electronics. I also did the suggested cooling mods and I added 2 1000uf caps as well. I would have expected some issues as I have filled her with water twice . Once for almost an hour since some fool (me) forgot to charge the batts in the recovery boat. Once dry everything ran perfectly.

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    That was a bit of luck on your part.....

    Once again .... how did the recovery boat work for ya...LOL
    "enjoy your ride"

    Dennis

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    Thanks guys.

    About the rudder with dual water pickup: what are the sources to buy that one for an exact Spartan drop-in? I assume Traxxas themselves don't make that?
    Will you have to drill a second hole for the second water lead in the Spartan's rear end, or is there already an opening for that?

    About adding another capacitor to the ESC (or maybe 2 more), I was also thinking about doing that on several of my trucks, but I was wondering: are capacitors, being exposed that way, waterproof?
    Greetz, JEREMY.

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    There are several suppliers of a direct drop in dual water pick up rudder. Offshoreelectrics and Benchmark rc/Changemaker corp are a couple of sources.

    You will need to drill an additional hole for another water tube.

    Electrolytic capacitors are sealed with just the + and - leads exposed and do not pose a problem.
    I'll be adding some to my new ESC today.

    This is OSE....
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...47883778,d.cGE

    This is Benchmark.....
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...47883778,d.cGE
    "enjoy your ride"

    Dennis

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    dont forget to add the aluminum can on the motor.

  10. #10
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    If you don't want the worry, just rip out the motor and ESC and sell as new, and purchase better, electronics that have been proven, such as the Seaking 180amp ESC / Leopard 1600kv motor combo.

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