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  1. If you are concerned about safety, use Lifepo4 ...

    If you are concerned about safety, use Lifepo4

    Both Nimh and Lipo have the potential for injury.
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    I say go with the Lifepo4, the notion they are...

    I say go with the Lifepo4, the notion they are unproven is rubbish, A123 cells are Lifepo4 and have been around for ages, these guys have contracts with 1:1 electric vehicle makers etc where safety...
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    No it won't the 4 pole Neu motors like the 2650...

    No it won't the 4 pole Neu motors like the 2650 and 2200 would demand more amps than the VXL ESC can reliably provide.
  4. Without pics it's just another unsubstantiated...

    Without pics it's just another unsubstantiated rumour.

    I mean I could say my Slash blew the ESC and a battery and a motor after a tyre came loose off the rim... but that'd be a lie!
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    I ran a 5 minute race in my Slash with a Fantom...

    I ran a 5 minute race in my Slash with a Fantom 17.5, MM pro speedy, a big fan and 4 led's shining and showed a usage of just shy of 1000mah in the race.

    Geared 29/76 motor temp after race was 37...
  6. Go the 1/10th, I have both and the 1/16th is...

    Go the 1/10th, I have both and the 1/16th is becoming a disappointment so is going to be made to an E-Revo

    The 4wd is that hyped up it's not funny, but I expect further delays etc..... plus around...
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    Suspension Arm on Savage, broke first run. 75...

    Suspension Arm on Savage, broke first run.

    75 degrees F outside.
  8. Thread: Hard cased Lipos?

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    Hard cased Lipos?

    Are there any Hardcased Lipos available for the MERV that fit?

    I am in the process of changing my Mini Slash to a Mini Revo (tried the Slash on the track, was a nightmare) and am looking at...
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    It's been "coming soon" for so long now I have...

    It's been "coming soon" for so long now I have given up, up to a couple of weeks ago I was going to buy one, now, probably not, the excitement is no longer there. When you hold off the release of...
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    I know very well how to put a diff together thank...

    I know very well how to put a diff together thank you. My Savage has no issues with Diffs, never has, hey you want a diff that's a challenge, try assembling a Baja 5B diff from scratch!, and...
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    I have a Mini Slash and don't use a motor...

    I have a Mini Slash and don't use a motor heatsink, never had any temp issues.
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    FLM Sealed Diff for Slash - Don't Bother!

    Hey guys well, I got caught up in the hype of the FLM sealed transmission, pulled the trigger on one $45 usd plus $35 usd to freight to Australia :mad:

    Package arrived, no instructions and socket...
  13. All you ppl whining about shipping costs should...

    All you ppl whining about shipping costs should see what your beloved US stores charge as Aussies who wish to buy from there.

    Max Amps wanted $13.95 shipping for a single pair of Deans!
  14. Well after asking if ppl thought I could run my...

    Well after asking if ppl thought I could run my Fantom 17.5 on 4s I thought I'll give it a go, Fantom Racing's email was adament it would run hot, suck the amps, blow up etc lol

    So I had to test...
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    Proven fact, kids pick up the hand eye...

    Proven fact, kids pick up the hand eye co-ordination better.

    I remember racing Stock TC a girl who was 12-13 entered (her Dad raced) and she used to be the easy-beat

    2-3 yrs on she's the State...
  16. Thread: mamba pro vxl

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    22.2 volts * 3500kv = 77700 rpm A tad high I'd...

    22.2 volts * 3500kv = 77700 rpm

    A tad high I'd say, I work on a max of 40000 rpm so based on that 11.4 volts is the max I'd throw at the VXL
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    First two questions that needed to be asked here...

    First two questions that needed to be asked here were what is your gearing and what batteries are you using.

    As you can probably see the rotor in the 8.5 is smaller than the VXL one, so you need...
  18. Thread: Oh Crap

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    Stick with what you're doing, by the time this...

    Stick with what you're doing, by the time this actually comes out most of us would have lost interest!
  19. I run my Slash on 2s Lipo with the VXL on stock...

    I run my Slash on 2s Lipo with the VXL on stock tyres I couldn't wheelie so I thought maybe I did something wrong, as soon as I got my JConcept tyres on it almost backflipped on me.

    Traction is...
  20. Thread: vxl overheating

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    Also consider the Ambient temp as a factor ...

    Also consider the Ambient temp as a factor

    http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW60801/IDW60801.95307.shtml

    Karratha was pretty hot today!
  21. Thread: vxl overheating

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    Sounds like a damaged rotor. Once you overheat...

    Sounds like a damaged rotor. Once you overheat the motor badly once, the magnets are damaged, sometimes the motor works, sometimes it doesn't but it will always run hotter from then on as the magnets...
  22. Thread: vxl overheating

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    I ran my Slash with an FLM tranny on Sunday, was...

    I ran my Slash with an FLM tranny on Sunday, was 31-32c out, ran for 20 minutes geared 22/86 and dx3s said the max motor temp was 135f Was running Jconcept tyres on stock rims, fan on esc and small...
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    Do I see a Tamiya connection on that Slash?

    Do I see a Tamiya connection on that Slash?
  24. Thread: Tower Slash 4x4

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    I'm 32, single income, house, mortgage, stay at...

    I'm 32, single income, house, mortgage, stay at home wife, infant child and $50k in student loans (hecs) cos I was dumb enough to go to uni.

    My rc allowance is $50 a fortnight, and I have to work...
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    Gearing 17.5 Brushless in a Slash?

    Any ideas on a starting point for gearing a 17.5 in a Slash? I have a VXL in there right now geared 20/86 and temps are around 110 but need to run a 17.5 for club racing.
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