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  1. Going brushless

    Get yourself a Fiego 10L motor, it gets a little hot, so just place a heat sink on it.

    its a 540 sized motor (longer tho), large pinion size just like the stock motor.

    on 4S it rockets. It can...
  2. waterproofing

    Actually if you look at the EVX-2 and pull it apart.. Its bedded in Epoxy.
    So no water can get at the actual electronics.

    The receiver box. What a wonderful idea! There is a slit where wires...
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    Pede two tone - experience with quiet VXL

    At the local track the guys race with very quiet buggies. You pretty much hear the track and dirt underneath tire, very little gear noise.

    I decided to give "quiet" a try to see if there was a...
  4. Sticky: Less Boring for a stock PEDE

    :rolleyes:

    I painted a two tone color, metal flake blue, and metal flake green on the Stampede VXL ProGraphix body. My wife doesn't like the RC's to much, but I got some "WOW"'s from her for...
  5. Thread: charging ideas

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    NiMH may be safer to do in the Truck, so should...

    NiMH may be safer to do in the Truck, so should LiFE batteries. Any battery charging inside a device without some sort of monitoring or cutoff due to temperature runs the risk of venting, melting,...
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    Brushless Fiego 10L + EzRun 150A

    Posting this info in hopes it helps those who want to go brushless.

    Red Summit
    Fiego 10L motor (Standard 550 Mount, also the pinion has to be the larger 5mm Shaft Size just like the stock motor)...
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    Those using MMM, just switch to another BEC. I...

    Those using MMM, just switch to another BEC. I read in another thread that was the best solution without changing the radio out.
    MMM may have BEC built in, but its switching, and doesn't mix well...
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    If you want more speed, and longer run time. Go...

    If you want more speed, and longer run time. Go brushless.
    They are more efficient, some motors up to 90%. Brushed motors are between 20% to 70% efficient, with lots of arcing and heat loss.
    ...
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    You can take off the 17mm hex hub, (not sure on...

    You can take off the 17mm hex hub, (not sure on next part, might be bad idea)
    You could get the Revo hex nuts, and the pins, place those on there.. The axel below the 17mm hex hub is prethreaded and...
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    Wow man. Thanks. I got the Novak Smart-Stop 4S to...

    Wow man. Thanks. I got the Novak Smart-Stop 4S to fit as you mentioned.
    I positioned it with the switch down. Tight fit, I did not remove that plastic in the top of the receiver box.

    I had...
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    Hey Koko, Where did you position the...

    Hey Koko,
    Where did you position the Smart-Stop in the receiver box?
    I'm trying to get it to fit, but doesn't.
    TIA
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    Summit at Skate Park - need tips

    Found a local skate park, drove the Stampede then the Summit there.

    Summit - Red - Stock motor, 2 x 6 Cell NiMH Orion Cells 4500mah

    Looking for tips on the summit;

    1. Nose dives
    Got...
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    Fixed the Shift sticking problem

    Ok.

    The shift mechanism has wells that a small ball locks into. There is a spring that holds a ball against the shift lever. If that spring is to tight, the servo cannot shift the arm.
    You...
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    Found out it shifts from high to low, but stays in low

    I ran the summit outside.

    When fiddling with the gear shift manually. I noticed if it did not go all the way out, it would be easier to shift back to high (it would not feel stuck).
    I wonder...
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    High/Low Gear Shifting sticks

    I just got the Summit I bought last week. (had to wait 'cause wanted Red.)

    I got it out to test and see if it all worked, I found it was stuck in low gear.
    At the time I only shifted while at a...
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