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    Pure bad luck plain and simple. You encountered...

    Pure bad luck plain and simple. You encountered that 1 in 10 scenario where bad luck conspired against you. Now, I've seen my Rustler do a 50mph cartwheel with no damage whatsoever and a 30mph...
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    The best approach in my opinion is to avoid using...

    The best approach in my opinion is to avoid using an adapter and standardize all your plugs to one type, as others have mentioned. That being said, however, you should still have a bullet to deans...
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    Sounds to me like GH knew there was a problem...

    Sounds to me like GH knew there was a problem since at least May and wanted to unload their 'old stock' before shipping the corrected product. It will be very interesting to see if they offer...
  4. Yes, all the time. The neighborhood kids jump...

    Yes, all the time. The neighborhood kids jump out in front of my RC, and one of the adults even crossed over into the left side of the road at 40mph in a 25 to try to chase me down (fortunately, a...
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    Like CarGuy mentioned, check out a butane powered...

    Like CarGuy mentioned, check out a butane powered soldering iron. They're adjustable, portable, and will get as hot as you'll ever need and then some (even if you want to solder 10AWG wire). I've...
  6. 1/4 or 1/5 scale would be ideal, but that's going...

    1/4 or 1/5 scale would be ideal, but that's going to be big bucks. I think a rock crawler could manage it with some very stiff springs (or two springs per shock) and the wheel weights. Even if the...
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    Well, it was a couple years ago and my memory...

    Well, it was a couple years ago and my memory isn't so good anymore :rolleyes:, but roughly it comes down to:

    - heatsink alone might net you 10 to 15F
    - fan alone around 30F
    - heatsink + fan not...
  8. As BaldyDaniels mentioned, I also see the CG...

    As BaldyDaniels mentioned, I also see the CG being a problem with that much weight high up. That's one reason why I recommended a rock crawler, since they are designed to have lead weights installed...
  9. A 10lb payload is a lot for any R/C vehicle to...

    A 10lb payload is a lot for any R/C vehicle to carry. You might need to look into a larger scale vehicle or possibly a rock crawler with a solid axle and very stiff springs to pull that off. At the...
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    My opinion is that the testing variables were...

    My opinion is that the testing variables were inconsistent. It could have been runtime, overall load on the motor, or differences in airflow. The way he did the testing there's no way to say for...
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    I've tried a heatsink, both without and with...

    I've tried a heatsink, both without and with thermal compund and honestly it doesn't make a huge difference. Possibly 10 degrees max with regard to the temperature of the heatsink. His videos may...
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    Yes, thermal paste stays soft for a long time. ...

    Yes, thermal paste stays soft for a long time. Collecting debris on the thermal compound isn't really a problem since very little gets underneath the heatsink. One problem, however, is that the...
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    I've tested a heatsink / fan combo and an...

    I've tested a heatsink / fan combo and an aluminum trans case and both are about equal in cooling capability, but the trans case has a slight edge. Either setup can drop temps by 30 to 40 degrees,...
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    I've used the Titan motor for a long time and...

    I've used the Titan motor for a long time and never had one last less than a few months. IMO the vast majority of failures are due to being geared too high. As mentioned, if you get a brushed Pede...
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    I've run both the last gen TP MG995 and MG996r...

    I've run both the last gen TP MG995 and MG996r and they are decent servos. I've had the 995 for a couple years now in two vehicles and had no problems with either one. I recently put the 996 in my...
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    It adds some weight yes, but just the extra...

    It adds some weight yes, but just the extra weight from the transmission case alone is insignificant. If you were replacing everything with aluminum it could add up, but one part isn't a big deal. ...
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    I can see the servo getting warm from use, but...

    I can see the servo getting warm from use, but not twitchy. Sounds like a bad pot in the servo...or it has some water or contaminants in it. Keep in mind you can buy any servo and effecitvely...
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    The best initial upgrades you can do would be...

    The best initial upgrades you can do would be aluminum caster blocks, RPM bumper, and stainless steel bearings. I recommend the stainless steel bearings if you plan to run in water and snow. The...
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    Yeah, that music wire is good stuff. It works...

    Yeah, that music wire is good stuff. It works for drive pins and the hex pins. I think it's actually better than a hardened drive pin because it can't shatter. Like you mentioned, you might be...
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    A lot of guys with rock crawlers use music wire...

    A lot of guys with rock crawlers use music wire in the driveshafts and CVDs and it holds up fine. I'm using it in my crawler driveline and in my Pede's halfshafts with no problems. With the small...
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    Pick up some .078" music wire at your LHS for a...

    Pick up some .078" music wire at your LHS for a few bucks. You might be able to cut it with some heavy duty wire cutters, but I use a Dremel. It works great and won't potentially shatter like a...
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    155mm? Got to be a typo. Honestly, I don't...

    155mm? Got to be a typo. Honestly, I don't think that's right.
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    It's a big waste of money. I've yet to hear of...

    It's a big waste of money. I've yet to hear of anyone who got it to work properly (myself included). The sensor has to be aligned very accurately and quite close to the magnet...which isn't easy if...
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    4 years old might be a little young for playing...

    4 years old might be a little young for playing Wii. I can see a remote potentially go sailing into the TV screen. If you have an LCD or plasma, you might want to try making a screen cover out of...
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    Assuming there's nothing wrong with the motor, my...

    Assuming there's nothing wrong with the motor, my guess is that it's simply run out of torque.
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