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  1. Thread: Lipo Question?

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    I just got some new lipos and a low voltage...

    I just got some new lipos and a low voltage alarm. I'll try to see what the lights do when the alarm starts sounding. At this point I think that if you wait until the lights start dimming while...
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    The problem is the electric motor is just too...

    The problem is the electric motor is just too dang quiet. After I got the Summit I noticed the same squeaks. Checked my T-Maxx and it makes the same noises. Just never bothered me before because...
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    It makes sense to sell some products at cost or...

    It makes sense to sell some products at cost or even at a loss because of the associated sales of supplies/accesories. Printers are sold cheaply and the profits come from selling ink and toner...
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    I'm not doing anything in regards to the...

    I'm not doing anything in regards to the batteries. I charge 'em, drive the truck, and recharge 'em, regardless of whether they get wet or not. So far so good.
  5. It is a defect and there have been multiple...

    It is a defect and there have been multiple threads on the issue. Like JasonM said, call Traxxas support. They will send the part out but be prepared to put in about an hour labor per truck.
  6. I'd like to get some real beadlocks and new tires...

    I'd like to get some real beadlocks and new tires but I just don't want to spend the money right now. Instead I sealed the area up with super glue as best I could. Drove it today and the glue seems...
  7. One tire will not spin no matter what.

    One tire will not spin no matter what.
  8. It looks to be exactly in between the two holes,...

    It looks to be exactly in between the two holes, so 90 degrees from each hole .
  9. Use caution when spinning water out of tires!

    I drilled my tires per the instructions in the manual and had my Summit on it's back with the tires spinning to remove the water. I decided to hold one tire still so the other would spin twice as...
  10. Thread: odd problem

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    I second the radio interference. That's what it...

    I second the radio interference. That's what it sounds like to me. I used to get that a lot with my first T-Maxx when I went to a certain park to drive it. Bought an FM unit and I've never had...
  11. Thread: Camo Summit!!!

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    Looks nice! I think black rims would go well...

    Looks nice! I think black rims would go well with the camo.



    I think he was trying to be informative. Regular spray paint chips off because it doesn't have a binding agent for Lexan.
  12. Thread: Nitro Summit

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    I've done it. Without burning up engines or...

    I've done it. Without burning up engines or clutches. But nitros do have very little torque and make all their power at high RPMs so yeah, they are not very good at rock crawling.

    An electric is...
  13. Thread: 2 High Gears?

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    I think you can accomplish what you want by...

    I think you can accomplish what you want by changing out the pinion and spur gears.
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    Mine does the same thing. I think I've heard...

    Mine does the same thing. I think I've heard others on the message board mention it also.
  15. Thread: Size of battery

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    Be careful at hobby shops. Some have...

    Be careful at hobby shops. Some have knowledgeable folks working there and some don't. Don't assume they know what they're talking about (same goes for any retailer..).

    I would at least talk to...
  16. Thread: Size of battery

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    Do you mean NiMH? Won't a 6 cell Li-ion with be...

    Do you mean NiMH? Won't a 6 cell Li-ion with be like 22 volts?
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    Pretty cool. What kind of camera are you using?

    Pretty cool. What kind of camera are you using?
  18. Thread: NiMH vs. Lipos

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    Just wanted to throw one more thing out there. ...

    Just wanted to throw one more thing out there. What do you guys think of LiPo battery life vs. NiMH battery life. One of the major drawbacks of lithium batteries is the lifespan.



    From...
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    According to Wikipedia Li-ion batteries will...

    According to Wikipedia Li-ion batteries will freeze at -40 C. I couldn't find the freezing temperature for LiPo.
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    Not trying to be argumentative, but it's...

    Not trying to be argumentative, but it's dangerous to make blanket statements like the above. Your experience does not reflect the behavior of all LiPo's under all circumstances. Please see the...
  21. Thread: batteries

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    That's correct, a LVC is recommended for...

    That's correct, a LVC is recommended for lithium-ion (Li-ion) and lithium-polymer (LiPo). Li-ion and LiPo batteries will be damaged if discharged below a certain level (3v per cell). The Summit ESC...
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    I don't think it's necessary to mock Peter. He...

    I don't think it's necessary to mock Peter. He was trying to help.
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    umc - My experience echoes yours except that...

    umc - My experience echoes yours except that blowing out the motor restores normal operation 100%. When having the reverse problem I can see that the speed control is receiving the signal.

    I find...
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    I have the letters on my yellow Summit. Mine was...

    I have the letters on my yellow Summit. Mine was not a preorder.
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    I drove my Summit in water on Sunday and it...

    I drove my Summit in water on Sunday and it started having the reverse problem again. Didn't blow out the motor this time, but after a day sitting in my garage drying out reverse is back to normal. ...
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