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    Nice to know! Don

    Nice to know! Don
  2. Thread: Motors hot

    by dontrinko
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    Get a cheap IR thermometer and check the motor...

    Get a cheap IR thermometer and check the motor temp every few minutes. When It gets to 160 rest the Emax for a while or run on smooth pavement for a while.
    Mine gets hot WAY before twenty...
  3. So moving the camera away from the quad fixed the...

    So moving the camera away from the quad fixed the problems or is it a different camera? Don
  4. All IMO; For speed runs as long as you start...

    All IMO; For speed runs as long as you start gentle you do not need a better slipper but you do need one in good condition.
    I tighten my slipper all the way and back off 1/4 turn. i have several...
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    1c or less is fine. Max charge on a lipo is 4.2...

    1c or less is fine. Max charge on a lipo is 4.2 volts per cell. Recommended storage is 3.8 volts per cell.
    IMO; anything between 3.7 and 3.8 is fine for storage. Don
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    I flew (crashed) a lot of helis before I got my...

    I flew (crashed) a lot of helis before I got my quads. I learned that any time things look bad cut the throttle . This does not guarantee no damage but I think it does minimize damage. Don
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    The motors are sensitive to high temperature. Get...

    The motors are sensitive to high temperature. Get a cheap ($15) IR thermometer and check temperature occasionally. 160 is the recommended high temperature. This may take anywhere from 3 minutes to 12...
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    Very nice! Don

    Very nice! Don
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    Try to keep the water off and run it. most ESC's...

    Try to keep the water off and run it. most ESC's have a thermal shutdown that turns them off if they get to hot. Maybe that is what happen to yours. don
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    The temperatures I used are only an example; It...

    The temperatures I used are only an example; It varies depending on the gear ratio, how you drive, condition of motors, and friction in the drive train, surface you are driving on, ect. A car that...
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    Monitor temperatures with a cheap IR thermometer....

    Monitor temperatures with a cheap IR thermometer. (aprox $15 at Harbor Freight) Check every couple minutes until you know how your temps run.
    Example you run 2 minutes and your temp is 110, you...
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    I can't answer you question for sure but I know...

    I can't answer you question for sure but I know one of the battery's runs the rx ,esc and the motors, The other runs the motors only so one battery has a larger load than the other.
    You can tell...
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    I have flown mine several times. It does fine in...

    I have flown mine several times. It does fine in some wind and so far I have not broken anything. I have other quads that are a little easier to control but like you said; have some room to fly and...
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    IMO; The main thing is to check temperature, If...

    IMO; The main thing is to check temperature, If it gets to hot to quick, to much prop. Not much sense in having a boat that will only run a couple minutes. ( unless you want a drag boat). Don
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    The prop I have on mine is a TRX 42. It does...

    The prop I have on mine is a TRX 42. It does require the adapter shaft and is plastic. I think it is a slight improvement over stock.
    My motor temp after 5 minutes was 155f. I do have the water...
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    I don't remember the details but you can get an...

    I don't remember the details but you can get an adapter shaft and run the standard props. Search Ebay for "Traxxas Blast" and you should find it. Don
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    You probably already know this but you should...

    You probably already know this but you should check motor temperature occasionally. Don
  18. Yes; A 2 cell lipo will replace a 6 cell nimh and...

    Yes; A 2 cell lipo will replace a 6 cell nimh and performance will improve. As always make sure the battery you buy will fit and has the correct connector. ( you can buy the connectors separate and...
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    As above. They are cheap and last fairly long if...

    As above. They are cheap and last fairly long if you take it easy (no hard acceleration or braking) on the 1st few battery's.
    They will also speed up after the brushes wear in. All IMO; Don
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    Fully charge it 1st, ( the voltage under no load...

    Fully charge it 1st, ( the voltage under no load is not always a good indication and I have had some of the lipo testers like you have read incorrect voltage)then if one battery works and the other...
  21. If the right is ok adjust the turn buckels then...

    If the right is ok adjust the turn buckels then check to make steering is centered. Also take good look at both wheels to make sure nothing is broken. Don
  22. You can find a TX like yours on ebay, probably...

    You can find a TX like yours on ebay, probably cheaper than repair cost. You will have to re link and program. Don
  23. Thread: Batteries

    by dontrinko
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    All IMO; A lipo is a big improvement and less...

    All IMO; A lipo is a big improvement and less maintenance than a NIMH. As long as you do not leave a lipo completely discharged or completely charged you will not have a problem.
    Completely...
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    I have 3 Lipos with the universal adapters...

    I have 3 Lipos with the universal adapters (Venom). These are the only lipos I use on my 1/10 scale cars and I have had no problems. My only complaint is they are VERY hard to put on and take off! I...
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    I need to do that also. (fly in wind) . Don

    I need to do that also. (fly in wind) . Don
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