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    Hey mate, i found the same with my brand new...

    Hey mate, i found the same with my brand new Rustler VXL

    I ran the stock included NiMH battery a few times and observed the following;

    - Good power but didnt last very long
    - Ran VERY HOT in...
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    Im a pretty casual driver and i went with a 2S...

    Im a pretty casual driver and i went with a 2S 5800mah 40-80C Battery. It has plenty of controllable power and doesn't stress the motor or ESC much as 3S would. I mainly went with this battery...
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    Looks great man! :thumbup:

    Looks great man! :thumbup:
  4. Thread: Proof!!

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    Yeah, t-bone is the "cool" bumper to have it...

    Yeah, t-bone is the "cool" bumper to have it seems and apparently they are indestructible. ;)
    Click for proof!


    http://img40.imagevenue.com/loc381/th_230580112_indestructible_122_381lo.JPG
  5. Thread: Proof!!

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    Nice build man, do you think the RPM hybrid...

    Nice build man, do you think the RPM hybrid gearbox case drops motor temps at all?
  6. Thread: Proof!!

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    lol 25 degrees just realised how cold that is, we...

    lol 25 degrees just realised how cold that is, we use celcius and 25f is like -4 degrees here. I guess plastic gets brittle at those temps? Our average daytime temp in winter is 61 Fahrenheit here...
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    Heh, if you're driving with 3s on that concrete...

    Heh, if you're driving with 3s on that concrete the picture was taken on im not surprised they got ripped up. You must be having some fun!! =)
  8. Yeah holes will help airflow but what temps are...

    Yeah holes will help airflow but what temps are you running anyway?
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    I have a similar issue this morning. This was...

    I have a similar issue this morning. This was after my 2s lipo was balancing wayy too long IMO and i eventually stopped it. My charger was showing both cells at 4.20 but kept trickle charging at...
  10. The traxxas fan, about $20 shipped to AUS. I...

    The traxxas fan, about $20 shipped to AUS. I grabbed one the other day, waiting for it to arrive. They posted same day.
    I don't think you'll find it much cheaper... ...
  11. Thread: New Rustler

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    Don't worry man, i have no intention of "falling...

    Don't worry man, i have no intention of "falling in love" with a $6 part....

    I bought RPM because ive used them in the past and nothing has ever broken and ive been happy with their products so i...
  12. Thread: New Rustler

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    I got a new Rustler VXL the other day and ordered...

    I got a new Rustler VXL the other day and ordered some RPM parts with it including the Motor Guard, Front bumper and Gear cover. I was surprised to see that the stock gear cover doesn't have an...
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    So i switched to 2S LiPo and charged it at 5A....

    So i switched to 2S LiPo and charged it at 5A. The battery was barely warm when it came off charge and didn't hit over 80f on the same surface i was taking the 8.4v NiMH on. The ESC and Motor also...
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    Correct, the one that came with the Rustler VXL.

    Correct, the one that came with the Rustler VXL.
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    Interesting. I've read not to rely on the Traxxas...

    Interesting. I've read not to rely on the Traxxas LVD as it can cut in prematurely and nobody actually knows what voltage it cuts in at anyway?
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    Wondering if you did end up contacting Traxxas...

    Wondering if you did end up contacting Traxxas and what the outcome was?

    I have seen very high temps with the battery that came with my Rustler VXL after only a couple of runs. The sticker is...
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    2 day old 8.4v 3000mah Traxxas NiMH charged at 3A...

    2 day old 8.4v 3000mah Traxxas NiMH charged at 3A that came with my Rustler VXL hit 180f today after running on very short grass. I guess it is a big ask for a NiMH to keep the supply up to the...
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    I got my Rustler yesterday and charged the...

    I got my Rustler yesterday and charged the included NiMH @ 3A and it was warm for the whole charge but got pretty hot in the last 10 mins. It also runs really hot in the VXL and at the end of my run...
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    On-board LVC required when using a LVA?

    When running a LiPo the Rustler VXL manual says that i must have the LVC on but do i need to bother if im running a LVA? I plan on setting it to alarm at around 3.5v or 3.6v...
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    Well it arrived today and as it was almost dark...

    Well it arrived today and as it was almost dark so i just chucked on the included NiMH on my charger and it charged fully in about an hour. So i give it a quick go in the backyard on short grass and...
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    looking good =)

    looking good =)
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    Thanks mate, i did my order from A-Main. I've...

    Thanks mate, i did my order from A-Main. I've been really happy with them in the past =)

    I really cant wait to get back into RC with this Rustler, very excited!!
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    Got the RPM front bumper and traxxas wheelie bar,...

    Got the RPM front bumper and traxxas wheelie bar, also have a temp gun here. Might get 3s in the future, i think ill have my hands full with 2s for a while....
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    Just bit the bullet and......

    Ordered a new Rustler VXL plus a bunch of RPM upgrades. Gotta say im pretty excited to get back into RC! My last vehicle was a 2.5R original revo and was a bit of a nightmare for me to keep running...
  25. Thread: A Mill?

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    yeh was just kidding, i still call it an engine...

    yeh was just kidding, i still call it an engine anywayz
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