I drive a Slash 4x4, which I love, but my old man bought me a Brushless E-Maxx Mamba Monster for my son and myself to bash with. Ive already rebuilt the front end twice, now with RPM's... It's been quite a learning experience.
I have 6, 2S 5000 MAH LiPo's and two 3S 4000 MAH LiPo's that I run in my Slash. I tried running two, 2S LiPo's in my son's E-Maxx and I think it killed one of them. I do have the Castle Link and I did reprogram it to tune back the punch control and set it to the correct LiPo mode... (I did whatever the program said for 2S, maybe I should've left it on "auto-LiPo"?). Maybe it was a bad battery, or maybe I didn't charge them correctly, but now I'm afraid to run them. Do I need a bigger battery for my E-Maxx? What kind of charging should I use? Always balance? I have a Venom pro charger plus, and I love it.
Any recommendations on other commonly broke parts that I should keep around?
OHH, I almost forgot. I know the Castle setup is NOT waterproof. That said, if I wanted to waterproof it, what could I do? And in stock trim, am I okay to drive in the snow....? I'd imagine if it's not waterproof, that would mean no snow either... Any info would be great.
Sorry for such a long post!! I hate leaving details out, lol!