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Old 01-01-2011, 06:32 AM
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i was perusing the latest RC Car action, and came across a Jconcepts ad. in it, they have over trays for the short course trucks. it looks like a plastic cover for the chassis that goes on under the body...anyone know what purpose they serve? Are they just to keep dirt and grime out of the chassis, battery tray, etc?
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:52 AM
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Yes that what that cover does keeps dirt ,etc... from the battery tray and electronics.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:43 AM
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Bought one of those a year ago and it's great. I think a lot of people complain about it trapping heat, but really, I only use it during the winter months and it's a huge difference with the collection of snow on the tray, no more 10lb truck!
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:19 AM
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No real point in using it in a slash 4x4 w/ vxl b/c its waterproof-I used one for 5 min in 20F temps w/ only a antenna hole in the tray and went into stage 1 thermal shutdown in under 5 mins
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Bought one of those a year ago and it's great. I think a lot of people complain about it trapping heat, but really, I only use it during the winter months and it's a huge difference with the collection of snow on the tray, no more 10lb truck!
Thats exactly what I got mine for and its great. Dont really have to worry about much heat in the winter running in snow as long as you have good batteries. I just cut out the hole above the ESC for the fan to bring in air and its all good.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:36 PM
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Without having tried it, i have much beleife in the cover from Outerwears for this purpose, it is water repellant but still lets air to the electronics. [link=http://www.outerwearsracing.com/proddetail.asp?prod=202591]Link[/link] to it. I don't know what car you are talking about here but you will find for most brands when clicking [link=http://www.outerwearsracing.com/categories.asp?cat=12380]here[/link].
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Yeah, I have looked at that one too Lars, seems to work well but then again I am not a fan of "bags". I guess what i dont understand is everyones heat problems. I run all winter with no ESC fan, the JConcepts cover, 5000 2S lipos, and the VXL geared at 23/86, never had a thermal problem. Ran it today and it's 55 degrees out.....makes me wonder if all the ESC's have different sensitivities to heat. My neighbor can run his truck at that same gearing all year, but I have drop mine to 23/90 and put the fan back on in the summer.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:26 AM
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I guess you like it flat and in shape Agree with you, it looks a bit baggy, but nice for those who have heat issues i guess.
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