How do I make the mini erevo pop good sized wheelies? Whith the dual battery packs or just one which would be better?
Two is better. With one stock pack, you can do wheels for tge first couple min. With two in paralell, you should be able to wheely for most of your run. If you REALLY want wheelies though, you just need to go to a two cell lipo. You gain power AND she'd weight, win win..... with two 2 cell lipos in paralell, I can wheely on demand starting even from half throtle, through my entire 45 min run...
Nice!!! How much are the 2 cell lipos? Traxxas or aftermarket lipo battery???
Gearing also affects it drastically. I'm not sure of the spur great I'm using but my pinion is 19t and I have 1/10 scale jato wheels on mine and it Will pull a wheelie on training mode with 3s lipos in parallel.
Will I need to change pinion, drive shafts or diffs to aftermarket parts? I'm just planning on running it on a 2 cell lipo
I should have asked before, is this the VXL version (brushless)? If so then the stock gearing will work fine. You wont have to change anything other than installing the 2 cell lipo. If you were to go with 3 cell, then you would start breaking parts, but with 2 cell, you will be fine.... I have a set of traxxas lipos in one of my mini summits. They work fine, but are a bit pricy. You can use google to find alternatives... The batteries I use in my other summit are much more reasonably priced, but I am not allowed to tell you the brand on this board.... They are part number TRA2820...
If its the brushed version, then I am not sure, I have only ever driven the brushless mini revo, but I bet even the brushed truck will wheely on 2 cell lipo, if not, dropping a few teeth on the pinion will get the front tires up....
As long as you stay 2s I'll bet you will be fine...3s and 4s is when things start exploding.
Note: Might need to tighten your slipper clutch if you want to pull off wheelies, but you also run the risk of breaking things in your driveline.
Slash 4X4 LCG Platinum / Mini E-Revo VXL
with slipper set per the manual, wheelies are not a problem. If your slipper setting is keeping you from doing wheelies, its too loose....
Thanks elDax I was even thinking about running 3 or 4 cell lipo but thanks for telling me about if I ran it that high it would explode
I run 4s lipo on my erbe and cant stop it from doing wheelies. I didn't even try the the NimH batts though.
Thanks I got a wheelie bar just wanted to know how to get wheelies!!
Should I get the traxxas lipos or another brand?
I have 2s traxxas 4200 mah and they are fine. I also have 2s venom 5000 mah and they are more powerful, I don't know how as they are both 25c but the venom's are just insane.
So just stick with traxxas lipos or what??
I have not used traxxas lipos so I cannot comment on them. Sheet reading all the good things I have read about SPC batteries I bought one and lOved it. When I bought my mini revo on here it came with two 2s SPC lipos and I loved them so when it came time to buy new ones I obviously got the SPC 3s that cost $20 each
My experiences with cheap lipos have been about 50\50, that is 50% good, 50% bad.... You will be happy with a cheap lipo when you get it for sure, but I have found some brands that are great in the beginning, but within about a year, they are complete crap... the forum wont let my type the name though.... I have always been happy with e-flight batteries, and I do have a few traxxas lipos I got used that are still going strong. I have never tried SPC batteries....
Nice I think I'll go with the Spc lipo
I hope you get the same results that I've got so far they seem to be great
Do they have the traxxas connector?
They have the option for traxxas or deans. I ordered from spc website.
is it brushed or brushless
How are those batteries?
Whil the erevo pop a wheelie with two parallel 2series traxxas I'd batts ?
yes. it will. assuming you are talking about a stock 1/16 vxl
Well, they are wheelies. I will say they are not as good as you would get with lipo batteries. I didn't have a wheelie bar at the time that I used 2 nimh packs in parallel, but the wing served basically the same purpose.... When you go to 2 cell lipo, the wing can no longer do duty as a wheelie bar, because it has a lot more power, plus you lose some weight going to lipo, so it will just flip over backward, if that tells you anything..... With nimh, you can basically only do wheelies from a standing start, where with 2 cell lipo, you can do a wheelie even from half throttle when you are already going.
With one NIMH pack you can do wheelies for the first few min of the pack.
With two nimh packs in paralell you can do wheelies for about the first half to 2/3 of the runtime.
With 2 cell lipo, you can do wheelies until LVC kicks in.....
If you want wheelies, you want lipo, end of story.
With a decent pair of lipos you will literally be able to do a wheelie so hard the car will completely back flip. no kidding - its hard on the diffs and whatnot but they will do it. On 3S lipo mine will pull full wheelies while its going 25mph if I mash the throttle. that's a long slide on the roof if your body let me tell you.
Yeah and man do those stock traxxas bodies slide like a sled on snow when on concrete roads. I really need to get a center diff and possibly wheelie bar soon can race the neighbor's emaxx. I know if I throw in the 3s ill smoke him, but I can't even attempt full throttle right now or it lays on its back and slides uncontrollably farther than I care to chase it down to flip it over.
Center diff is more for the racers to fine tune with. For a basher, it would make your car feel like front wheel drive unless you fill it with very heavy silicone diff oil.
If you're just a basher, get a wheelie bars and just loosen the slipper clutch a little.
Slash 4X4 LCG Platinum / Mini E-Revo VXL
I have never thought a center diff made my car feel like a front wheel drive.... What it does do is stop wheelies in their tracks. Basicaly you hit the throttle, and as soon as the front starts to lift, it unloads to the front, you lose power, and the wheely stops.... All if it is pretty much seemles though, you don't "feel" it losing power, you just see it accelerate to speed without wheelying.... Of cours thicker oil in the center diff will still allow you to wheely, while controlling it somewhat.
Yeah I think I will get both so I can control the wheelie instead of killing it.