This is my first post!
I wanted to share my first impressions with everyone. My first run was with the stock battery pack. The truck was fast. I ran it in 3 inch high grass and the street in front of my house. Charging the stock pack at 1.2amps was painfully slow. Run time with stock pack was about 10mins. Battery was too hot to hold after the run!
Next I charged the Maxamps 3s lipos I bought weeks ago (I know you guys think they are over priced) and WOW, 3s in parallel is definitely the sweet spot for performance. Wheelies at any speed and ran insanely fast. Thermal shut down on the ESC with the stock pinion. Replaced pinion with Speed pinion. Wow so much fun. This truck runs just like the big E-Revo. Tears through grass with ease!
Next run with the lipos I found how easy it is to do forward and reverse back flips. Unfortunately this was a little too much and the rear drive shaft jumped off the metal u-joint and with my luck came off both ends so the metal u-joint was just gone. Looked for an hour for the little bugger and could not find it. Called Traxxas and was very honest about running 3s lipos and they are sending me a new drive shaft assembly for free. Great customer service experience! I think the drive shaft will hold up OK if not doing standing 360 flips.
The wing actually works as a pretty decent roll bar. Stock tires have gobs of traction and they do not seem to have any wear yet. Took some pretty decent rolls at high speed and did not break anything. I can’t wait to get running again. If there are any questions I will be happy to answer them.
This truck is the most fun I have ever had with RC.