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Old 05-20-2012, 01:31 PM
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Sweet ride
I really like the paint

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:40 PM
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Thx. The paint is homage to my old high school colors.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:50 PM
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Hey nice one looks good...

U might find the stock shocks are better than the integy ones, oh well looks cool tho
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:07 PM
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I'll take the shocks.
Uhm do you mind cleaning mine like that.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:36 PM
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If I lived closer I would clean it for you LOL
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:58 AM
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Has anyone got a Second and factory painted red and black body for sale?
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:52 PM
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Hello quick question about gearing and the CC BEC.

I'm running a stock esc/motor in a slash 4x4. I threw a heatsink on the motor after a little dremmel work. The motor runs around 140-148 (F) range after some pretty good running with a 2s (6k mah / 30c). Tomorrow I'll run two batteries back to back and see if it breaks 150 (F). If it doesn't I was thinking of putting 15/52 in for the gearing. Right now I'm running a 14t pinion with the 54t spur.

Anyone know if I'll have any trouble staying below 150 (F) with the 15/52 gearing? I run the truck in parking lots and loose baseball parks about equally and haven't had issues yet with heat (meaning I haven't gone over 150). I also have run a few packs while at a construction site with fairly packed dirt.

I am also running a 1258tg instead of the stock servo along with a cap for cleaning up the signal and maintaining amps (hopefully). Haven't lost control of the RC yet, but I don't I'm getting the full benefit of the servo without a CC BEC. When you connect the BEC up to the receiver does it matter what open channel I use? Also according to the wiring diagram it looks like I just solder into the existing wires from the battery to the ESC and run the BEC in parallel. Is that right? Am I missing something with the wiring diagram? I want to use the part to set the voltage up to 6 to ensure I'm getting the most out of the servo. Again am I missing anything?

Appreciate the help in advance. I'm new to the RC truck scene. Mostly just been playing around with foamie planes before last month. Below are some pictures of the truck as it stands right now.









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Old 05-27-2012, 03:34 PM
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Ijust installed an Integy dual fan/heat sink - think it was like $15. It not only keeps the Velineon motor cool during running periods but Ilet it run for about 2 minutes when the battery shows signs of dying, and it cools the motor down so quick. Normally I couldnt touch the motor for several minutes after running my Slash 4x4 - now with the fan, Ican touch it and not remove my fingers after about 60 to 90 seconds.

Big difference in my opinon - Im also guessing that this will help lengthen the life of the motor overall.

Here is what Ibought: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXABWC&P=ML
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:09 PM
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Hey guys, I have an old Kyosho Mantis GP (I think) mostly complete roller. Before I either simply throw it away or chop it up for a project, would anyone be interested in buying it for $10-25? I don't mean this as a for sale ad, just wondering because I know parts for these things are virtually non-existent. Please PM me if you are interested.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:47 PM
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Some pics you might enjoy from a recent trip:

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Looks like fun!
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Cool photos man
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:49 PM
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Great shots I love it!

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:22 AM
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I am also running a 1258tg instead of the stock servo along with a cap for cleaning up the signal and maintaining amps (hopefully). Haven't lost control of the RC yet, but I don't I'm getting the full benefit of the servo without a CC BEC. When you connect the BEC up to the receiver does it matter what open channel I use? Also according to the wiring diagram it looks like I just solder into the existing wires from the battery to the ESC and run the BEC in parallel. Is that right? Am I missing something with the wiring diagram? I want to use the part to set the voltage up to 6 to ensure I'm getting the most out of the servo. Again am I missing anything?
Ijust installed the same servo this weekend without the CC BEC, no problemother than now the servo is way more stout than the plastic horn can handle.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:00 PM
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Just got me a 2wd slash. traded a sc10 for it.
got the bl system for it, traded my frog rtr for that.
gonna read the full thread for ideas for it.
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I run the novac glitch busters on my upgraded servos and haven't ran into any problems, but some guys recommend bigger BEC's.  The glitch buster plugs into the receiver.
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Just got me a 2wd slash. traded a sc10 for it.
got the bl system for it, traded my frog rtr for that.
gonna read the full thread for ideas for it.
AHHHHH u traded a SC10 for a slash???? ur crazy

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! u traded a Tamiya Frog for a BL system..... dammm someone got a good deal, wasent u

all jokes aside what BL system didu get?
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I am also running a 1258tg instead of the stock servo along with a cap for cleaning up the signal and maintaining amps (hopefully). Haven't lost control of the RC yet, but I don't I'm getting the full benefit of the servo without a CC BEC. When you connect the BEC up to the receiver does it matter what open channel I use? Also according to the wiring diagram it looks like I just solder into the existing wires from the battery to the ESC and run the BEC in parallel. Is that right? Am I missing something with the wiring diagram? I want to use the part to set the voltage up to 6 to ensure I'm getting the most out of the servo. Again am I missing anything?
I just installed the same servo this weekend without the CC BEC, no problem other than now the servo is way more stout than the plastic horn can handle.
Just make sure u disable the Built in BEC in the ESC. u cant have 2 BEC's pluged into the same curcit.
All u will need from the ESC is just the signal wire, I recomend backingout the other 2 wires from the plug and connect the BEC there
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:26 AM
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Still extremely new to the hobby but learning as fast as Ican. For example... when painting a lid, take your time. If you think your lines are straight, they're not. If you think you've cleaned the "stuff" off and ready for paint, you didn't. Idecided not to put any more effor into this one so the "unsponsored" look will have to do. Iwill practice patience.

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That looks great I love the stripes

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Old 07-01-2012, 11:01 AM
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traded my sc10 for this roller

used pactra window tint on the windows
traded a frog RTR for the BL system upgrade. picked up a
junk jato, used the rear shocks and wheels om the slash
body is a 8th scale rattler by parma
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traded my sc10 for this roller

traded a frog RTR for the BL system upgrade. picked up a
junk jato, used the rear shocks and wheels om the slash
What does it look like under the hood?
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stock bl slash
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:33 PM
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:59 AM
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So I just picked up the Slash 4WD and I am loving this truck. With stock everything it is quick. I have the brushless and I am using the standard battery. I did learn a lesson though, don't let your wife drive it, mine flipped it in the street and gave the first roadrash to the body.

So beside painting one myself where can I get a Toyota Tundra body for this painted? I really want one but the only one I found prepainted was on eBAY for $100. Anyone help me out here?
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