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    Stock diffs?

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    I kept the stuff I could off my 2.5r but upgraded the diffs to match the stock ERBE diffs.

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    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.

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...3&I=LXBLNM&P=K
    with: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...3&I=LXBYFP&P=K

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...3&I=LXAZZS&P=K

    http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...S-12A-100W-x-2

    The LiPo's, more than likely SMC.. but maybe SPC?

    http://www.smc-racing.net/index.php?...product_id=120

    http://spcracingbatteries.com/index....&product_id=62

    Please give me some opinions and feedback, and if I'll need anything else to go with any of this.

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    Getting a good charger is very important.

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    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.


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    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)
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    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.

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    When I get a set of Badlands those will have black rims.

    I'm still researching chargers, balance boards, and paraboards. So many options.

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    This is what I had for years..works good, and you can charge lipos in parallel if you want.

    http://www.progressiverc.com/icharger-206b.html
    http://www.progressiverc.com/prc350-power-supply.html

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    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.

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    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.

    http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-battery-chargers.html

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    Alright, was just browsing around and let me know if this setup would work and is all I need.

    Charger/Power Supply Combo
    http://www.progressiverc.com/the-ticket-350w-combo.html

    Paraboard
    http://www.progressiverc.com/paralle...h-traxxas.html
    Last edited by mz_; 06-21-2014 at 09:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundmaster View Post
    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.
    You get what you pay for, that charger only delivers 50w at 5amps still good for small packs for the mini erevo or nimh, but not enough for big 2s or 3s packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_ View Post
    Alright, was just browsing around and let me know if this setup would work and is all I need.

    http://www.progressiverc.com/the-ticket-350w-combo.html
    http://www.progressiverc.com/paralle...h-traxxas.html
    That's a perfect combo...temping to get me another set up have too many lipos..lol check the para boards if you want to charge more than one lipo at at time in parallel. Make sure you get the right type of connectors.

    http://www.progressiverc.com/adapter...-in-one-boards
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    This is the one I posted above, will this work?

    http://www.progressiverc.com/paralle...h-traxxas.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_ View Post
    This is the one I posted above, will this work?

    http://www.progressiverc.com/paralle...h-traxxas.html
    Yes that's the correct board as well as the charger and power supply combo. Progressive is great to deal with. NFS is talking about the balance connectors that go to the board. You need to make sure the your balance connectors fit the board or you need to buy little adapters like I did to make it work. If your batts come with JST-XH balance connectors you don't need any adapters. Here's a like that should clear things up.

    https://sites.google.com/site/tjingu...ce-connectors/
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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.

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    I'm looking at either SMC or SPC batteries, I know the SPC is JST-XH3. Not sure about SMC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFS View Post
    You get what you pay for, that charger only delivers 50w at 5amps still good for small packs for the mini erevo or nimh, but not enough for big 2s or 3s packs.
    I use only one 50 Watt charger for years now. And it is still going strong.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by soundmaster View Post
    I use only one 50 Watt charger for years now. And it is still going strong.

    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.

    Just wanted to share the way I do it. May not work for everyone but I am fine with this.
    it gets the job done, it might work, but the charger is working at max and still not delivering what the pack needs also takes for ever to charge a pack, with a 10amp charger I can charge 2s5000mah in 15min at 2c or half hour at 1c.

    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?

    http://www.dollarhobbyz.com/media/ca...pur_gear_1.jpg

    or like this?

    http://www2.gpmd.com/image/t/trac9352.jpg

    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?

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    It doesn't matter. I run the aluminum pads without a problem.
    "That don't make NO sense!"

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    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.

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    Yes I agree I just meant they wouldn't be detrimental in any way to the performance.
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    HR double slipper is a great set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFS View Post
    HR double slipper is a great set up.

    looks nice.

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    More parts from today.

    Dynamite Machined Aluminum Futaba Servo Horn (Black)
    Savox SC-1230SG Tall Digital Steel Gear Servo
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    Is there any advantage to go 4-ch over 2-ch? I'm looking at getting the new bluetooth TQi system for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_ View Post
    Is there any advantage to go 4-ch over 2-ch? I'm looking at getting the new bluetooth TQi system for now.
    I don't think so despite for the 4 vs 2 channels.

    But maybe you want to add some fancy stuff like 2 speed transmission, LED lights and so on later and then more channels would make sence.

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    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?


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    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.

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    That's what I did the first time, but it seemed the rod just moved up and down the screw.

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    You need to put a locking nut on the other side dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundmaster View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by soundmaster View Post
    You need to put a locking nut on the other side dude!
    Thanks! I'll wait to really lock all that down till I get it centered. I also dremeled out the servo cover a bit and reversed it.

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    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.

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    looks great dude. I would go silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundmaster View Post
    looks great dude. I would go silver.
    +1 on that silver would be great
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    Bluetooth TQi 2ch radio with wireless module and 5ch receiver arrived today.


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    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.

    http://www.progressiverc.com/traxxas...rge-board.html

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