I kept the stuff I could off my 2.5r but upgraded the diffs to match the stock ERBE diffs.
I'll be purchasing two lipo's and a charger soon. This is where I'll need some decent advice. For chargers, ultimately I'd like one that chargers two batteries at the same time, balances, and stores/discharges.
Here are the ones I'm looking at.
The LiPo's, more than likely SMC.. but maybe SPC?
Please give me some opinions and feedback, and if I'll need anything else to go with any of this.
Getting a good charger is very important.
Still looking for opinions and recommendations on chargers.
Here are the Pro-Line Shockwaves w/ Traxxas Geode rims, not glued yet. Just a test as to how they will look.
I got the shock waves pre glued on f11 black wheels for my basher.
They look good, and from reviews temps are lower then trenchers and badlands.
For the scratch definitely will opt for badlands (not sure what wheels though)
Live life to the fullest
I'm not a fan of chrome wheels, but those shock waves look really good. I recommend getting a DC Charger with capacity of at least 10 amps, and a PS at least 350W. Overall of the chargers you listed I would get the protek, either SMC or SPC are good packs.
When I get a set of Badlands those will have black rims.
I'm still researching chargers, balance boards, and paraboards. So many options.
It is also possible to get two cheap chargers eg. IMax B6. You can get those very very cheap on ebay.
No need of a Power Supply and dual charger.
I have the same set up as NFS and love it. Spend a little more up front and be happy for years. I have Hyperion batts that have up to a 6C charge rate so I can charge two of my batts at the same time with my balance board from storage in about 15 mins. Very nice when the sun is setting after work or whatever and I decide I want to take a quick run. I don't have to plan on it an hour or so before hand. Some good info on this link.
Alright, was just browsing around and let me know if this setup would work and is all I need.
Charger/Power Supply Combo
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Sorry I missed the link to the board, that should work fine if you run traxxas connectors. progressive is great to deal with fast shipping,and excellent customer support. I had a button on the charger that went bad from hard pushing it, and they sent me replacements for free.
I'm looking at either SMC or SPC batteries, I know the SPC is JST-XH3. Not sure about SMC.
For my Brushless Summit I run either two 2s 4000 mah packs in series (4000mah, 4s total) or two 3600 mah 3s packs in parallel (7200mah, 3s total).
Takes about an hour per pack to charge. So about 2 hours of charging for 30 min bashing or more than 1h crawling/trailing. More than enough for me.
I usually get bored after 20-30 minutes of bashing or more than an hour of trailing / crawling. So this setup works perfekt for me
Also after every run I charge up each cell to 3.8V so the charging time is even less
Also you can leave a lipo charged for a couple of days without problem.
Just wanted to share the way I do it. May not work for everyone but I am fine with this.
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Good reading here....http://www.tjinguytech.com/charging-...e-for-charging
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Are the e-revo pads supposed to be metal like this?
or like this?
I got the metal ones, but also have the other style left over from my 2.5r. I notice is some e-revo pictures they have the older type, which is correct or does it matter?
It doesn't matter. I run the aluminum pads without a problem.
"That don't make NO sense!"
Yes it does matter aluminum pads perform better, don't overheat and last more than the fiberglass or whatever material is the stock ones. They don't come stock.
Last edited by NFS; 06-21-2014 at 07:43 PM.
Yes I agree I just meant they wouldn't be detrimental in any way to the performance.
"That don't make NO sense!"
HR double slipper is a great set up.
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Has anyone tried these from LEM?
Along with these shims and o-rings?
More parts from today.
Dynamite Machined Aluminum Futaba Servo Horn (Black)
Savox SC-1230SG Tall Digital Steel Gear Servo
Traxxas ProGraphix Body w/Decal
Traxxas Revo Steering arm set (2.5r one was cracked)
STRC Aluminum Single Steering Servo Saver Arm (Silver)
Is there any advantage to go 4-ch over 2-ch? I'm looking at getting the new bluetooth TQi system for now.
Here are some install pictures of the steering, servo and servo cover.
Is this how it's supposed to look? I haven't screwed it down yet, but the end that attaches to the servo horn is higher up and not sure if I'm supposed to have the hollow ball in or not?
i think the cover for the empty servo should be flipped around.
you can put the rod with the hollow ball beneath the servo arm.
That's what I did the first time, but it seemed the rod just moved up and down the screw.
You need to put a locking nut on the other side dude!
Here it is as it sits now. Bluetooth 2ch TQi w/ Wireless Module and 5ch Receiver ordered and on the way. Just need the Motor/ESC. Lipos and Charger.
Debating on whether to paint the body or leave it transparent, it looks cool like that. If I did paint I was thinking white, silver, or black.
looks great dude. I would go silver.
Bluetooth TQi 2ch radio with wireless module and 5ch receiver arrived today.
Back to the charger setup.
Would it be better to get one of the PRC Modular Charge Board setups rather than the parallel board? I like the fact that they have fuses.