I am not an avid RC person. I am in the steep part of the learning curve for sure.
I just bought a Slash Ultimate 4x4 a few weeks ago. Super fun, and shocking fast from what I remember about RC from 20+ years ago....
After running it for two'ish weeks for some reason the "Majic Smoke" escaped the ESC. I am not exactly sure why. I dropped it off at the RC shop and they are putting a better motor/ESC set up in it for me... (I am currently injured which is making life a bit more difficult that I would like).
In my boredom waiting for my Slash to be fixed I bought an E Revo. I did not intend to, I meant to buy a stampede, but they only had a brushed version. And then i saw the Revo box.... I had never seen one before, and to be honest never heard of an RC car that use's two battery packs at once before.
My first drive was bone stock with 4s. I made it almost two feet before it flipped over. I never expected that to be honest.
The RC shop told me to pay close attention to the clutch adjusting process.... The more I "drove" it, and the hotter it got, the more it slipped. I adjusted it a couple times a 1/4 turn at a time.
Finally got worn out with it and just tightened it up 2 and a 1/2 turns or so. OMG what a HUGE difference. After that it was just a contest to see who could pull the longest wheelie with it. Completely unexpected.
Did I do a bad thing in adjusting the clutch in this way? Why is there a slipper clutch in the first place? Why don't they make a scale torque converter?
I am assuming the danger is if you get something stuck and give it throttle this will over heat the battery's/motor/ESC...?
Also I noticed on my Slash the rear tires are really have a lot of toe in, but this thing seems to have toe out at the rear... Is that correct?
Is there a better set up to try? I am a Basher (I hate that word, makes it sound like I am out to just break things which is not correct, my local RC shop calls people like me "Street" guys I like that a lot better) so I am not trying to win a race. As it is it push's a lot. But to be fair when turning at speed it is not as flip over prone as my Slash.
My Revo is completely stock so far. I understand that the half shafts and the upper front a arms are break prone. Anything else I need to keep in stock? I mean obviously it would be better if I could keep everything in stock, but I cannot.
My stock tires have started to separate from the rim, but only on the outside. Is this common? Is there a fix? Or do I just need to buy better tires/wheels? I am still "driving" it, but it looks a bit crazy at the moment to be sure.
I have a 3s battery I bought for my Slash (what a HUGE difference), is it worth another $70-90 bucks to get another one and try it in the REVO? I mean as is with the 4s and the tightened up clutch it is amazing wheelie prone. This thing is a lesson in throttle control. All my years riding and racing liter bikes has not gone completely to waste....lol
I am curious to know what gearing set up's would be safe as far as motor and ESC go with 4S and an otherwise set up? I don't want the "Majic" smoke leaving this ESC like the other one. I don't think this revo is as fast top speed wise as my Slash (find out when I get it back), but it has a TON more PUNCH...lol Plus it drives over curbs like they are not there.