After having problems with my vxl I just had a few questions about this system before I bought it
1. Out of the box it does work fine with the rest of the electronics? No need for an external bec
2. Does the esc automatically recognize the batteries voltage and knows its lipo so lipo cutoff is activated?
3. Any tips on how to mount the esc
4. Gearing for good speed, torque, and relatively cool temps.
Have you had any problems or minor issues with the system
Thanks for the help and I hope this could help others with questions too.
1. works good.
2.yeap it comes on autolipo mode, you probably want to raise the voltage cut off, it's set at 3.2v x cell
3.I cut a piece of lexan drill a hole use some small screws to attach it where the old esc was and use velcro to mount the MMP, or get a snappy esc mount from ebay
4.A good start would be 54/17 depending on your drivings conditions, but I'm sure you can gear it higher, I'm very happy with it also have it on my pede 4x4.
PS. You need at least 3s lipo to wake up the beast.
Thanks for the help and yes 3s will be used, what would you recommend setting the voltage at, and I might do 54/18 because I have the 18t pinion that came with my slash
I have it at 3.4v x cell, yeah sure 54/18 is fine.
If you get the snappy mount which is a good investment. Don't forget to buy the receiver box to relocate yours to the front. Traxxas part #3628. I'll post a pic of what it looks like in just a sec.
Last edited by JoePit; 01-27-2012 at 06:43 PM.
Ok thanks for rhe advice
if you use velcro there in no need to move the receiver box, also if you decide to move it you can use the stock one mounted sideways, only need to drill a new hole to secure it on the chassis.
Cool and thanks again for the help
Also would like to know how the Mamba Max Pro tells you that you have hit low voltage, like how the vxl cuts to 50% throttle
No need to move the RX box with the Snappy mount, at least I didn't. You will want to run a Kingheadz motor mount or something like. At the least get the aluminium bearing adapter for the slipper clutch. I'm geared 18/52 running both stock size and 1/8 buggy tire's. it is insanely fast!
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I have mine mounted to the chassis with a clear double sided tape. Works very well and stays put even on hard crashes.
Last edited by El Sob; 01-28-2012 at 09:37 AM.
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Either way I would relocate the receiver. It's a very tight fit leaving the receiver box where it is, and the 2 days I ran with just using Velcro my esc got banged up a bit. To each his own though.
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Which channel do you plug the motor fan into on the reciever
Any spare port
You wont need a fan for the 2400 motor
Xerun 150 / Tenshock SC401 3500kv
Well it came with it so i figured id use it
love the system running 19/54 right now testing, +1 to rc-fan
Is there an advantage for mounting the esc next to the motor?
If someone has to mount the lexan to the chassis, should he mount the lexan/esc to where the new receive box would be instead(so the stock receiver box stays where it is)? Am i missing something?
For example here is what i have for now with zip-tie because that's the only place can be ziptied at the time, will do the lexan with Velcro later:
in this pic, the motor and the esc is far way apart that:
1. The esc can avoid the heat from the motor
2. The wires are easily to be managed, no worried of melting from motor heat.
1. If someone decides to shorten the wires
2. the front truck could have more shock from frontal impacts/crashes than the middle of the chassis?
Thanks for any clarifications.
Last edited by hskb; 03-05-2012 at 05:31 PM.
Im running 20/50 right now on and off road 3s. No temp problems yet!
Where is the is the spot to plug in an USB cable for castle link
If u buy the field link for it it comes with the USB cable needed and you plug the USB into the field card then plug the field card into your esc... If that makes any sense
This is my set up i didnt need to drilll any holes i used the existing holes for the VXL
to mount my STRC esc mounting plate. The trick to getting both screws to work is to
tighten each screw alittle at a time going back and fourth till the plate is snug. I tryed
to use the velcro method but after a few wipeouts it kept popping off. Then i tried the
3m plastic velcro strips there is 2 in a pack all you need to do is cut one in half put one
side on the mounting plate and the other under the bottom of the ESC line it up and
puch down hard. Since i install it this way i have never had any issue with the ESC popping
off. PLus it Gives the setup a cleaner look. I only bash but im Geared at 22/52 running
on 3s no heat issues what so ever. the low voltage is set at 3.5 aluminium bearing adapter
is a must ,Kingheadz motor mount or something like it that has the 10x19x15 bearing
helps out alot. I Love this system in IMO the MMP 2400 is the best upgrade that i made to
my slash. As you break parts then upgrade you appreciated your slash so much more
but mostly its a mojor learning experience.
Last edited by CAGE410; 03-05-2012 at 07:59 PM.
BASH!! BASH!! BASH!! & BASH IT AGAIN!! <CAGE RAGE>
sneaky gonna test the 20/50 set up this weekend again the temps had me nervous at first but will try again