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  1. I noticed with mine the same thing happened. I...

    I noticed with mine the same thing happened. I run the traxxas dish rims which have a wider offset so the wheels are further from the a arms so it doesn't rub. I wouldn't worry about it too much, it...
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    Perhaps you plugged in the esc wire to the...

    Perhaps you plugged in the esc wire to the reciever in wrong. I did that and same thing happened, esc was getting no signal. So I just flipped the wire around then it worked fine.
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    Out of the box, the merv is very durable. The...

    Out of the box, the merv is very durable. The only things I have broken are the servo and the center driveshaft while backflipping off jumps. I think those are the only neccesary upgrades for...
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    I would recommend just getting a Savox servo or...

    I would recommend just getting a Savox servo or bluebird servo. I have the blue bird and it's wonderful. Only problem is that it's not waterproof. Running 2 powerful servos I think would be...
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    Thanks for the info on the adapters, but the ones...

    Thanks for the info on the adapters, but the ones I bought are too short. I didn't realize how short the wires are on the velineon. Are there any adapters available that come in cord form, or would I...
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    Sidewinder SV3 with velineon 380

    Hello all! I have not been active in the forums lately so I need some advice. Since winter is coming to an end, I want to upgrade to brushless:D I'm using just one 2s lipo in my merv and plan to stay...
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    If you have the brushed version read this. If...

    If you have the brushed version read this. If not, you can skip this comment. If you get the vxl motor/esc then you will have less roll because the vxl motor is smaller which makes a lower center of...
  8. I'll tell you the mods I have on mine, they seem...

    I'll tell you the mods I have on mine, they seem to work perfect, never break! But I do have the brushed edition.
    -bluebird servo (must have IMO even though it's not waterproof)
    -rpm a arms all...
  9. I have a spc racing 2s 2500mah lipo In my mini e...

    I have a spc racing 2s 2500mah lipo In my mini e Revo currently. It has so far worked very well for me and at a low cost too. You DO NOT want your lipo to get wet. It could ruin it. I like the...
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    For the wing and body you should get, I...

    For the wing and body you should get, I personally think the jconcepts illuzion hi-flow body looks really cool, or you could get a proline ford raptor body body. I have an ofna 1/12 scale wing on my...
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    I also got a bluebird 390. Only problem I have...

    I also got a bluebird 390. Only problem I have with it is its not waterproof, but you can waterproof it. The hitec 85mg and 86mg work well too.
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    I have experience with the trenchers, and they...

    I have experience with the trenchers, and they give a ton more off road grip than the stock tires. Very good. I have heard that the dirt hawgs are better for on road, so you probably wouldn't be...
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    LVD will not work on nimh batteries. I had mine...

    LVD will not work on nimh batteries. I had mine stuck on LVD once with nimh and it would immediately go to half speed FYI it's on both brushed and brushless esc's. If the light is red, then LVD is...
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    +1 E-Revo here

    +1 E-Revo here
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    Make sure your motor is connected and your...

    Make sure your motor is connected and your throttle trim is set correctly(put it at 0 if its not already). Hope you can get it to work!
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    My esc has gone through some puddles and snow...

    My esc has gone through some puddles and snow just great, so your esc might be faulty. I try to keep my merv out of water since I got a non waterproof servo and water will get rust on my car :(....
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    The problem could also be the gears are not...

    The problem could also be the gears are not touching. Sometimes on mine the motor gets loose and the gears aren't touching so I just have to remount the motor to the proper place. If the motor can...
  18. I have the brushed edition and when I got my mini...

    I have the brushed edition and when I got my mini e revo I could only do wheelies from a complete stop. When I upgraded to lipo batteries I could do whelelies easier. Tightening the slipper clutch...
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    I use the traxxas steel ones but I think it says...

    I use the traxxas steel ones but I think it says they are for the summit but fit in the merv anyway. They are pretty thin so rocks wont be a big problem but there is an o-ring to keep the pin in but...
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    A 45t spur would make it go faster and increase...

    A 45t spur would make it go faster and increase temps. You would want a 55t spur to decrease the temps. A smaller pinion or a bigger spur will make it go slower and lower the temperature. Once I...
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    In my opinion all you will need for durability is...

    In my opinion all you will need for durability is shimmed diffs, new servo, ofna wing, center diff or tougher driveshafts, and rpm a arms. For performance get stiffer springs, lipo battery and new...
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    Thanks for the advice. I will do that. But I've...

    Thanks for the advice. I will do that. But I've heard that 100k can be too thick sometimes. What kind of off road do you do? I live next to a mountain so I bash up there, and sometimes in my yard.
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    Diff problems

    So about 3 days ago I was driving my merv and it overheated (probably mostly from summer heat) and my esc turned itself off. I noticed there was binding in the driveline somewhere so I took it apart...
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    The only things I have broken on my merv are a...

    The only things I have broken on my merv are a few spur gears, a nimh battery, wing, servo and center driveshaft. My merv seems pretty durable. Once I failed a jump full speed and it did 10...
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    I have a ofna 1/12 wing and I have hit that so...

    I have a ofna 1/12 wing and I have hit that so much, and it hasn't broken. It is super strong and it looks a lot more scale. I would definitely recommend it.
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