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Old 05-06-2012, 01:33 PM
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[quote]ORIGINAL: joseb

I'm using 4600mah 6-cell Venom NiMH flat pack for now. In the Castle Link software it suggests setting the cut-off to 4 V for a 6-cell pack, is this a good setting, or do you recommend something different?


**Edit** I changed the cut-off to 4 V as per the recommendations in the software and I see no change in behavior. With a full charged 6-cell pack, I am getting just a clicking noise and no movement at all. This is what happened before, except previously it would run for a few seconds and then do this for a few seconds.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIxziNZHSlY&hd=1[/youtube]
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You need to set the ESC for NIMH. When running a NIHM pack you don't need to set a cutoff that is only when you are using lipo batteries.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:26 PM
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[quote]ORIGINAL: t9dragon


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I'm using 4600mah 6-cell Venom NiMH flat pack for now. In the Castle Link software it suggests setting the cut-off to 4 V for a 6-cell pack, is this a good setting, or do you recommend something different?


**Edit** I changed the cut-off to 4 V as per the recommendations in the software and I see no change in behavior. With a full charged 6-cell pack, I am getting just a clicking noise and no movement at all. This is what happened before, except previously it would run for a few seconds and then do this for a few seconds.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIxziNZHSlY&hd=1[/youtube]
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You need to set the ESC for NIMH. When running a NIHM pack you don't need to set a cutoff that is only when you are using lipo batteries.
Thanks T9, and thanks Nitro-Rob. I set the ESC to no cut-off, but I'm still getting the same results as the video above.

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Old 05-06-2012, 02:39 PM
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Hello again,
I've see this auction on ebay off&on for the last few months. Seems like a pretty good deal ESC+Leopard motor for $115-$155. Can anyone tell me if this is a good deal vs a MMP combo? Thx

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HPI-Racing-S...item2c625bd7a1

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HPI-Racing-S...item2eb995557e
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new here, just bought an xs... got a couple mods coming in for it... turnbuckles, universal shafts, e-clip eliminator... any suggestions most welcome...
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:58 PM
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Just ordered one of these fans:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBMEJ&P=7

Same size, and I'm just assuming it will run fine from the receiver. Will report back once installed.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:44 PM
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:47 AM
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Does anyone else have bad steering slop? Ive tryed almost everything but it's still there
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:50 PM
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Does anyone else have bad steering slop? Ive tryed almost everything but it's still there
In the end, just glue the damn things lol
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:59 PM
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leopard make some of the best motors but there esc's dont know so much but there brushless motors are great low temps.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:49 PM
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Anybody tried the Kershaw Gen 2.2 120ampESC with the stock motor? It's a bit overkill, but waterproof with opportunity to upgrade the motor.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:53 PM
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Fan is working great.

Pros:
Fits in the esc box just like the stock fan
Quieter than the stock fan
Moves more air than the stock fan(temps ~25° cooler according to my cheap infrared thermometer)

Cons:
You have to change the plug
You have to open the ESC box, so it probably voids your warranty

If you don't have a servo lead lying around buy one with it, or you will end up cutting your stock wires(or cannibalizing from a computer case like Idid) to make the connector.


Ialso put in a Traxxas 2075 while it was down, and that made a night and day difference.
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Yeah I though Leopard motors were good. I emailed the auctioneer for the package and he said the ESCis a Hobbywing SC8. These appear to be pretty popular. How does it stack up against the MMP? Thx

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190628747169...=p5197.c0.m619
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Ill try
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this is probably a dumb question, but can I bind more than one vehicle to our transmitter?
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:34 PM
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this is probably a dumb question, but can I bind more than one vehicle to our transmitter?
Yes, you could bind another rx to the radio but you would have to reset your endpoint adjustments everytime you switched vehicles.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:37 PM
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ugh, nevermind
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:38 PM
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Still waiting on my speed control from HPI as well as my Castle 1410 system. So i'm assuming they will ship out at the same time. i dont even remember what its like to run an rc car. its been like, 2 months!!

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:20 PM
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lol i let u play with my xs it works now i have no idea why but it does anywho has anyone done or seen any nice upgrades for the xs yet throw some pics up people!
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:06 AM
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Hi guys, i have this for sale on ebay...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280881943024...84.m1555.l2649
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:13 AM
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Hi guys, i have this for sale on ebay...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280881943024...84.m1555.l2649

2 months late...

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Just painted my first body and added some new wheels to the little beast!




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looks good, might want some bigger tires though if you plan on doing any bigger jumps, helps with bottoming out.   


I finally got my Q base esc from HPI it only took 2 months,  but now I have a decent back up if my MMP goes out.
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What's wrong with HPI?....they take about 2 months to do anything....(or more)....

Im very disappointed realize that their customer support and post sales service is so bad....
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I've been waiting 2 and a half months and still nothing  from HPI or Castle. Im waiting on 2 syetems! its getting really old at this point. Im not even frustrated anymore.
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What's wrong with HPI?....they take about 2 months to do anything....(or more)....

Im very disappointed realize that their customer support and post sales service is so bad....

That isn't true. I had the Flux ESC in my Savage Flux HP go out and it was exactly two weeks from the time I sent it in to the time I got the new one back. Also you have to remember that there were a lot of ESC's that smoked when the Savage XS came out, so maybe they are making sure to have all the issues fixed before they sent out the new ones.
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