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    Water fun!















    Great fun!



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    Water is fun! I love doing puddles and stuff.

    Just realize you trashed those tires for ever doing high speed stuff again.

    (Foams when then get wet put all the dirt into the lowest point and your tires get all wonky )

    The tips for getting water out of your wheels only works if you put holes in your tires (run at high speed to fling water out)

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    I have already done the holes in the tires and flung the water out. The stock wheels are for the water. I have j concepts for normal dry driving. Water bashing is really fun!


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    AWESOME!

    Wish I was as smart as you! I learned the hard way

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    Brutal! Great photos.

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    Looks like a good time!
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    Cool. All bearings and diffs are now ruined

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    Looks like fun. Yea water/dirt is a bearing's worst nightmare. I usually have a crappy beater rc that i use for those purposes, lol.
    I'm not krazy. My mother had me tested.

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    Bearings and diffs are fine actually


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    No they're not :-) unless you stripped all the bearings and bulkheads and cleaned and lubed them they are now going rusty.

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    Can't find any rust apart from on the screws heads. Drove it today and its fine. I have stripped down and it's all fine so yea...


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    Don't concern yourself buddy, the diffs and bearings move too fast internally for rust to start, and if they do who cares, they are cheap and easy to replace, that's the wonderful thing about the Merv, bash it hard, keep up the good photos.


    Quote Originally Posted by B3NNZ View Post
    Can't find any rust apart from on the screws heads. Drove it today and its fine. I have stripped down and it's all fine so yea...


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    Great pics! Any special treatment before swimming lesson?

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    No special treatment. Apart from I waterproofed my new servo. I can't say the name because its banned but its tur 390. This is a very waterproof truck. Gotta love the waterproof capability!


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    Quote Originally Posted by B3NNZ View Post
    I can't say the name because its banned but its tur 390.
    What? This doesn't fit the explanation of aftermarket part discussions in the sticky. Not trying to create an issue, just trying to understand.
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    One brand name and one retailer are censored for making and selling counterfeit Traxxas battery connectors.

    We should be able to say the name because those fake connectors are SO bad they won't even connect to themselves let alone real TRX connectors. (I was not aware they were not TRX parts when I ordered them thought it was just a 10 pack )

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    Currently rebuilding it at the moment just for fun and I will post some pics when I'm done. It should be very close to new! The merv is great but thinking of selling it as my love of rc helis need funds.


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    Don't show the buyer those pics!
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    I wouldn't bother selling it, i just watched an ebay auction for a hugely modded nitro revo and it sold for next to nothing. 122 for a picco revo with all the hop ups you can imagine. Ouch.

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    How are you water proofing the lipo balance connector.

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    Ouch that's cheap! I'm not waterproofing the balance connectors you don't need to and it's as good as new again so buyer should be happy!






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    Also does anyone know how to increase the steering servo travel? I accidentally reduced it and I don't know how to increase again.


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    Found out about the servo travel. All fixed.


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    hey B3NNZ, merv still up for sale?

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    Yes I will sell it. I will list on trade me. It's just been rebuilt and drives as smooth as butter again!


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    I still don't understand, every lipo I"ve ever seen has balance connectors with exposed positive and negative, the battery will short out of that gets wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robl45 View Post
    I still don't understand, every lipo I"ve ever seen has balance connectors with exposed positive and negative, the battery will short out of that gets wet.
    Fresh water is a poor conducter of electricity but the minerals in the water can be a issue
    But the balance tabs can get rust not a good thing.a unlubed man sock and a zip tie will do for most water play short of submerging it. Dielectric grease can help the balance tabs from getting rusty etc


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    Mansock? Priceless. Lol.

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    what kind of tires r those

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    Quote Originally Posted by B3NNZ View Post
    Ouch that's cheap! I'm not waterproofing the balance connectors you don't need to and it's as good as new again so buyer should be happy!






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    wat kind of tires are those

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    J concepts green compound goosebumps. Best tires for this truck IMO.


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