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  1. Thread: Big Block Summit

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    Big Block Summit

    Of those who have upgraded the stock Summit vxl system, what have you used? Tenbol mount/Traxxas brushed 1/10 mount? What motor/ESC setups? How has it performed?
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    How to prevent water from entering

    Took the Spartan out yesterday, and it was rough. Had to keep it relatively slow in order to keep the hull in the water. However, when I would return to shore, the boat was very wet inside. One...
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    YES I have had the same issue on stock battery...

    YES I have had the same issue on stock battery setup. A nice aftermarket coupler with only set screws seems a better fit.
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    If I decide to go with some aftermarket coupler...

    If I decide to go with some aftermarket coupler and flex cables? what are the specs to get? diameter etc.?
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    Boat is brand new, so I guess I will contact...

    Boat is brand new, so I guess I will contact Traxxas and get a warranty replacement.
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    Dismantled the boat, to find no binding problems....

    Dismantled the boat, to find no binding problems. It appears that my collet is unable to cinch down tight enough to hold the flex cable completely. I am guessing that the spinning inside the collet...
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    I called this a failure because the boat only ran...

    I called this a failure because the boat only ran at a speed over 10-15 mph for around 45 seconds... if that even. And, then after that, it did make it to shore at a rate of 2 maybe even 3 mph. Not...
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    Second Run Failure

    Took the Spartan out again today, after the prop shaft loosened on monday's run. Today after about a minute of running, the boat seemed to enter thermal protection and limped back to shore. Run was...
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    Spartan First Run Failure

    Just got my new Spartan. Charged up yesterday, and went out to a local lake this afternoon. Started to run the boat pretty easy and break things in. After a short stint, I brought it back to shore...
  10. Thread: Racing Wheels

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    Racing Wheels

    Does anyone know if the new nitro 4-tec wheels will fit on the rally vxl? It looks like they have the same 12mm hex.
  11. Thread: Wheel hex size?

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    Wheel hex size?

    do the Nitro 4-tec wheels have the 12mm hex?
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    I understand what you mean, but i just figured...

    I understand what you mean, but i just figured that to a certain degree the car could be modified. Since it is so similar to the MERV and other 1/16 vxl models, i figured the main thing Traxxas has...
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    Also, what are the dimensions of the stock tires?...

    Also, what are the dimensions of the stock tires? Mainly the overall diameter
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    Build plans for the Rally VXL

    I have an old Porsche GT1 race car body that I removed from a ten year old r-shack model. Not hobby grade at all, but the body is very realistic, and besides the minor scratches i applied during my...
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    Traxxas 2.2" dish wheels

    I just got my 2.2" wheels in yesterday. The TRA7175's with the pro response tires pre-mounted. Got everything installed today, and ready for a drive when my bright self decided to drop my big block...
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    Can we get a link to this?

    Can we get a link to this?
  17. Thread: Lipo Temps

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    Normally my temps are like around absolute zero. ...

    Normally my temps are like around absolute zero. I didn't even realize how stupid that sounded. I have not asked the LHS guys. Although, these were the batteries they suggested. And, they said...
  18. Thread: Bec ??

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    I just got my Lipo's in today. Same story with...

    I just got my Lipo's in today. Same story with Lipo's in parallel. Power still cuts off and jumps back on. Gotta be this dang telemtry rx. Neat concept but poor implementation ( I would guess the...
  19. Thread: Lipo Temps

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    Lipo Temps

    Just ran my Lipo's for the first time. I have a MMP/4600kv setup. My GOSH!!!! 30 MPH backflip that I didn't expect was awesome!!!! Anyway, with about ten plus minutes of fairly intense bashing, I...
  20. Thread: Bec ??

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    So the Mamba Max Pro still sees the issue, and it...

    So the Mamba Max Pro still sees the issue, and it appears that these telemtry rx's are not up to par in some instances. I emailed support at Spektrum. What a glorious response:

    "We have heard of...
  21. Thread: Lipo balancing

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    Lipo balancing

    Just got my Onyx 230 charger, with a blinky balancer on the way. What would be the proper way to balance charge? plug lipo into balancer, then plug into charger? AKA what order should I do things? ...
  22. Thread: e flite LIPO

    by mr16
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    e flite LIPO

    Who has run eflites in the merv?

    I am wondering which ones will fit the merv.

    1500 3s
    1800 2s

    Both seem close on the specs.

    What has been tried?
  23. Thread: Bec ??

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    I am trying to jump to lipo's, not being near my...

    I am trying to jump to lipo's, not being near my old LHS and not being able to order stuff offline for the most part, it is a pain. Drove an hour to get some lipo stuff over the weekend, and they...
  24. Thread: Bec ??

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    I have upgraded my truck to the Mamba Max Pro,...

    I have upgraded my truck to the Mamba Max Pro, and the Spektrum Voltage Protector, and stil running nimhs. It happened yesterday under a full throttle launch. Gotta be the dang telemtry. I had the...
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    Mamba Max Pro Amps pulled, MMP

    Talked to a Castle rep about the mini revo with a MMP. He said that the Amps it would draw continuously are 80, however, he said that a truck as light as the mini revo would draw maybe 40 amps under...
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