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    Hmmm this is a tuffy. Might wanna give castle a call to see what they say.

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    Well ponie after some tinkering I got the esc to flashing green when power is applied. Still no sounds. Guess ill send it in.

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    I know it sucks but they are the experts. Hope you're up and running soon.

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    The good thing is they have a good out of warranty plan. You can probably have it upgraded to the MMMv2 Waterproof. Believe its a flat charge of $100 or something like that.
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    Could it be the motor and not the esc.

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    I doubt it's the motor. You could test it with a different esc though.

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    castle gave me these options.
    defective unit + 85 = new waterproof mamba
    defective unit + 118 = mamba xl2

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSTBOY View Post
    castle gave me these options.
    defective unit + 85 = new waterproof mamba
    defective unit + 118 = mamba xl2
    Not a bad deal if that's whats wrong. Hope you didnt give to much for the failed unit.
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    Looks like ill be down a couple of weeks. Might as well make some improvements .
    Glitch buster. I read the pro and cons on this, but I think it will do the job. Lets see what happens.

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    have the xl2 in route to me, so now im looking for some motor options. my question is will the castle 10amp bec handle the power delivery for the rx, savox 1258, and a gyro? cause i dont think the glitch buster will.

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    I'm kinda curious about the 5a BEC the XL2 has. I'm guessing its ok with the Traxxas 2075. You will definitely need it for the Savox. The 10a BEC should take care of what you need above. If not they do have a 25a one to. LOL
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    i went ahead and got the 10a. if it doent work ill just run the 2075 with the gyro. i hope the 2075 can handle the 1 pound lead weight i just got in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSTBOY View Post
    i went ahead and got the 10a. if it doent work ill just run the 2075 with the gyro. i hope the 2075 can handle the 1 pound lead weight i just got in.
    It should, havent heard anyone complain so far. You really don't need it to turn on a dime, but with the 1lb added weight on the front end might actually help it. Let us know.
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    Well got few more parts in
    Gyro
    FOD cooling fan with heat sink
    and 36, 38 pinions
    1 pound lead weight
    Castle xl2
    10 amp bec
    Guess I'm past my budget build

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    And high gear rc esc mount
    Thanks to ponie1992 and fart of doom.

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    Looking good!

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    thanks, work in progress.

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    Finally got around to wiring . Thing got as many wires as my car


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    Is that the final location for the Gyro?

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    No, I will prob move it closer to the shock tower and make a small bracket to attach it to using one of small screw holes. I hope u understand what I mean? U have any ideas?


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    No, with out knowing too much about the setup of the Gyro in car, I was thinking it needed to be centered like on the top as you have it but closer to the center of the car. However thinking about it, having it closer to the front tower, and Steering line would allow a person to adjust the gyro gain down as it would detect off axis shifts faster, sooner?

    I'm interested as I too bought a gyro I planned to install or test with the XO-1

    I like the bracket idea. Were you planning on placing on the front side of the tower or back? Would it matter?

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    Imo you don't need a gyro. Just slow the steering down so you don't over compensate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponie1992 View Post
    Imo you don't need a gyro. Just slow the steering down so you don't over compensate.

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    Sure, we don't need a lot of things, but this is what we do.... They are said to be fun, and allows a person to hold a drift like you have 4 wheel steering... That an I'm hoping it allows faster throttling with less spin outs.

    Besides I just want to experiment and play....

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    Ok for drifting, yes a gyro will help from what I've seen. I was assuming you were using it for high speed stability which is not necessary. Just offering help. Do what you feel is best and have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponie1992 View Post
    Ok for drifting, yes a gyro will help from what I've seen. I was assuming you were using it for high speed stability which is not necessary. Just offering help. Do what you feel is best and have fun.

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    No worries, Thanks!

    I was hoping for some high speed stability with gyro correction, however I was looking more for the throttling and the ability to apply throttle with impunity with out having to slowly squeeze it to speed, or at least throttle faster, if you know what I mean... If that's asking too much then I though it would be okay just for drifting. I just more wanted to try it and determine for myself how it may work..

    Recently I Have been installing Gyros in my RC airplanes and have been very impressed with the addition to it's flight characteristics. It makes maneuvers a lot easier to perform especially since we don't have the seat of the pants feel and depend on our eyes translating everything back.. It gives me that edge back I may have lost over the years

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    You could always try the slipper mod to control wheel spin. I've just never had any luck with gyros for high speed runs.

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    ^^^ Thanks We'll see where this gyro goes for us


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    ponie you may be right, i going to look into this slipper mod. didnt you make a vid on it..
    the simpler the car is the better for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSTBOY View Post
    ponie you may be right, i going to look into this slipper mod. didnt you make a vid on it..
    the simpler the car is the better for me
    I didn't do an install vid but I do have a thread on here that details what needs to be done to fit it. Search for xo-1 slipper mod.

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    other than more gearing options, does it control wheel spin that well to try this mod out ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSTBOY View Post
    other than more gearing options, does it control wheel spin that well to try this mod out ?
    It has helped me. I would suggest the Robinson Racing Revo 3.3 Gen3 slipper though. It is heavy duty. I've eaten through pads with the Slash 4x4 slipper. You'll spend more up front but it's the easiest to fit and so much stronger.

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    Hey ponie, how you like the 2 wheel drive? You notice any benefits ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CSTBOY View Post
    Hey ponie, how you like the 2 wheel drive? You notice any benefits ?


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    Well, I am used to how my speed Rustler handled and couldn't get a grip on the responsiveness of the steering on the 4wd. I have since set up the multi function knob to limit the steering throw during runs. It has helped tremendously. I haven't even driven the 4wd in months but now that I know how to set up the steering, I'm sure it will be a lot easier for me to drive.

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    I will do some research on the 2 wheel drive. Sounds like a good idea.... Thanks ponie


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    No problem. Let me know if you need any other help.

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    Well I thought today was going to be a power up and tune day. Applied power and nothing. Servo works and bec has power. But nothing from the xl2 and motor.....


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    Can anyone test a motor for me?? I'll handle shipping


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    Quote Originally Posted by CSTBOY View Post
    Can anyone test a motor for me?? I'll handle shipping


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    I can. What motor?

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