got a mini summit the other day, first few tumbles I had the tip of the antena cable and the blue straw rip out within the first few mins. didn't even notice as I kept trying to get the hang of it... as I started going farther I noticed its range was really short. this is when I found that problem.
called support yesterday after work... was told yea there's nothing you can do to fix that, will send you out another reciver to get you going again. I thought great. after some searching I read that some people claimed you could restrip the antenna 30mm and get a better range again, other people said no it would mess things up. figure what the heck a new one is on its way and gave it a shot. tried it today after work... range went from 15-20 yards to 50-60 yards. don't know the normal range for these things but it's much better then it was. what would be the normal range on one of these things?
now what has me worried is after about 15 mins of running I picked it up and almost everything was hot. the ESC moter moter plate tranny and battery all felt hot... not to hot to touch but its the first time feeling heat coming off anything other then a motor in my axial scaler. is this normal? should I worry? does it have to do with my makeshift fix to the antenna? is it common to need to gear down these things? I'm running traxxas 2200 2s lipos. was thinking of picking up some of the 3s ones and running them in parallel, but if it gets this hot this fast on 2s I'm not sure.
also the independent differentials annoy the heck out of me lol. this is my first RC with them and not being able to get the rig to roll over on its own is a new experience for me. I'm thinking about putting the traxxas lockers in the rear atleast and giving that a shot. I don;t want to kill the steering completely. would adding these add extra wear to parts that I would need to watch and sooner or later upgrade?
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