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Old 06-12-2012, 08:31 AM
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I might get 1. IDK what i'm going to get next
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:15 AM
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Yes, I will probably pick up one of the new releases, too.  I will want to see what the differences are in person.

If I don't, it's because I wound up buying the ST4-G3 Truggy instead.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:34 PM
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Ha I was thinking that too
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:17 AM
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQJg4154SWE&feature=g-upl[/youtube]
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:08 PM
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That's pretty Wicked Dude! You beat the Crap outta that thing 
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:23 PM
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That's just the video we took. We did a few speed runs in the street and around the yard before we did that. And I didn't have the camera out for the first 5-6 jumps.

Yeah, we beat on it pretty hard. All we've popped so far is two hinge pins, which took all of 15 minutes to replace. These clips I posted were from the runs we did to test the new pins.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:40 AM
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I really like the ST4 G3 though. I think that will be my next rc
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:36 AM
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So, I've been wanting to try brushless for a winter toy.. I was going to just convert one of my LST2's, but afaict that would cost at least as much as a whole new RTR MT4 G3...

So right now I'm down to these:

1.). AE SC8.2e. Huge plus is part sharing with my nitro SC8(and RC8.2 and RC8T..)
2.). TT MT4 G3
3.). TT E-MTA

The TT's cost the same, the SC8 €80 more..

Anyway, the E MTA can do a claimed 100kmh out of the box.. The MT4 G3 too?

Edit - here are my questions:

1.). Which is faster and tougher - E MTA or MT4 G3?
2.). Assuming the E MTA is already waterproof(or moreso), how exactly can you waterproof the MT4 G3?
3.). Which is better on a track? I am primarily a nitro guy, but want something for track days during quiet hours(1-3 pm here..). Can you just throw truggy tires on it and plop it on the track and have be decent? Which wing kit?
4.). Suggested good value battery, with link please?
5.). Anything else?

Thanks!...
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:17 AM
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Well, here's my decision..:

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Old 12-19-2012, 07:39 AM
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Don't forget to adjust the PBS, they are screwed too far out causing the dogbones to fall out under stress. Just tighten both upper and lower links at the same rate (to preserve geometry) until the dogbones are not flopping around so much.

I can't wait to hear what you think of it
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I can't wait to hear what you think of it

+1 Me too, I have been eyeballing this model for a while now....
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So the highest diff oil I could find was 50,000. Besides that, I bought some Ansmann High Speed Diff Grease... Is that adviseable for the center?
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:10 AM
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Depends on the diff grease and its intended purpose, while I'm very familiar with most ansmann products, I've not seen the grease to which you refer before. Generally, stick with silicone. 30k-50k in the front and center (respectively) is a good start, don't go so high in the back, try 10k. I don't run truggies or buggies with 100k in the center as some do, you are basically negating the point of having a center diff if you do that, which is the 1/8th advantage after all. 100k is for impressing bystanders with standing backflips and easy wheelies.
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Put 50k in the center, so we'll see. Front and rear are staying as-is for the first outing. Which could have been today if it weren't freakin' raining(on top of the snow from last night..) [:'(]
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So, evereything is here..

1.) The Reedy lipo (3700 4s 35C) fits no problem. BUT, it's loose and would kind of bang around.. What do I do about that?

2.) The Nvision 3s 4200 60C will not fit with two of them for 6s.. The tray is long enough, but not wide enough. Don't see how they're gonna fit in there.. The dimensions are

nVision Racing Lipo 4200 60C 11,1V 3S


Technische Daten

Anzahl Zellen: 3; Spannung: 11,1V; Kapazität: 4.200mAh; Abmessungen ca.: 142x47x30mm; Gewicht: 360g; Kurzzeitiger Entladestrom (10 Sek.): 60C / 252A; Max. Ladestrom: 1C / 4,2A

Any ideas? Return them?...
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:50 AM
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You should take the slack out of the battery compartment by fitting a couple pieces of hard foam around the battery,

3700mah is gonna be real short run time, maybe 15 mins.,

You should return the 2x 3s lipos if you think they will not without serious cutting of the battery compartment,



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Still, I got two of those 3700 packs for the price of one 5000 Gens Ace.. - so happy with 'em..

As for the 3s, a guy in another forum suggested zip-tying one to the top of the cage, but I don't like the sound of that.. I think, from reading around, I'd really like to run 5s. Nvision has a 2s pack, but with 4500 instead of 4200 like the 3s pack(both 60c), so I guess pairing up a 3s and 2s Nivsion is a no-can-do...

So I guess I'll send the Nvisions back and try to find a way to get 5s that doesn't entail soldering... For now I have the two 4s packs...
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Rain, rain, rain.... []

Might not even take it with me to the in-laws...

I've been reading up on charging, and think I should be able to figure out how to set 3.7 and 4s for my Reedy batteries, for a balanced charge.

What about the low-voltage cutoff thing though? How do I set that?

And how important is it to charge up to "storage" charge or whatever after you run? How long can drained lipos just sit around?
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I have yet to storage my lipos,

I'm pretty sure that when the low voltage cut off kicks in that's around the voltage that is safe to store lipos,

Using something like this is handy to check if your lipos are low on voltage
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...y_Checker.html

Recently got one,

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There should be a manual that came with the esc,

It will either tell you what the preset lvc point is set at or explain how to set it,

I have mine set to 3.2v per cell,

To manually calibrate the esc is easy, just follow the instructions on how to get into calibration mode,

Then follow the series of beeps and use either forward or brake on the transmitter for yes or no answers

It's sounds complicated until you do it the first time, it's pretty easy once you give it a go,

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OK, thanks.. So I can't set it then til I charge a lipo and put it in the car and turn it on...

Lined the tray with foam rubber btw.. The Reedys seem to fit alright now..
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You won't even have to charge the lipo,

The lipo when they arrive are at storage voltage so should be around 70% power,

Just plug it in, it'll be fine.
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Can I run it as is, or do I need to charge it before running it?
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If you have the voltage cut off set then you can run as is,

But you may not get very much runtime before the low voltage cutoff kicks in,

Also a freshly charged pack producing more way punch too,

But yea you can go ahead and give it a go, it won't do any harm.


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