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    About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    Hello there,

    I'm new on RCU and I'm a french Canadian from Quebec City.

    I've been looking at the Backdraft 8E for a few weeks now with one of my friend.

    I already own 1 ERBE and 1 MERV (Traxxas) and my friend has a Summit, MERV and Rally (Traxxas again) but we're interested in having a Buggy.

    We will probably buy them directly from Sebastien (Stallone11) in Quebec but right now we're having a hard time reaching him these days, won't answer both phone, cellular or email...

    Anyway...

    We don't really race seriously but will be using them for smooth bashing (no big jump). Is there any upgrades that we MUST buy?

    People seems to have servo problems on other models, what about the Backdraft 8E?

    Thank you!
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    My Earthquake 8e/ Backdraft 8e servo lasted a almost a year before I had to replace the servo .......... servos on all RTRs Traxxas HPI and Redcat are just not the best so It should get you for a good while but it is not that strong and slow for my taste. But if you're going to just bash and not do anyreally racing ie dirt track ect...........get the Earthquake 8e.
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    ORIGINAL: formula87

    My Earthquake 8e/ Backdraft 8e servo lasted a almost a year before I had to replace the servo .......... servos on all RTRs Traxxas HPI and Redcat are just not the best so It should get you for a good while but it is not that strong and slow for my taste. But if you're going to just bash and not do anyreally racing ie dirt track ect...........get the Earthquake 8e.
    Thanks for your comment, but I won't get the Earthquake since I already have a MT (E-Revo Brushless). I really want to try a 4wd Buggy

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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    Then I would get the Backdraft 8e   I had the Earthquake 8e then swapped it over to the Backdraft 8e for the track and love it!
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    I have a mini e-revo and wanted to get the big e-revo but I ended up buying the Backdraft 8e. Just got it this week.

    I am having a blast with the backdraft. Fast and fun. Seems like a good combo. All I did was move the shocks in, bent the sway arms a little (were hitting the springs) and tightened up the rear springs. Also set 10% brake drag.

    Super fun and the price is great..

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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    Is the ESC configurable via USB port?
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    there is a programing card that you can get. the ESC's reciever plug just plugs into the programing card, and you go and set each feature as you want.
    i have the programing card for my ezrun 35amp ESC's. i think the 80amp uses the same program card but im not sure. you can find them on ebay for $10-$15.
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    Do you have a link? Can't find anything about that card on Google...
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)


    ORIGINAL: St33v3

    Do you have a link? Can't find anything about that card on Google...

    I have one works great got it from Kurt@URCHobby here is the link http://www.urchobby.com/proddetail.p...=001LCD&cat=68
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    Great! Thanks a lot!

    While I'm here: do you have the size of the battery compartment?
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)


    ORIGINAL: St33v3

    Great! Thanks a lot!

    While I'm here: do you have the size of the battery compartment?
    The stock batts are about the same sive as the Venom 2.s 7.4 lipos I use both in mine and also these http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14976
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    20c is enough with the Backdraft?

    Thank you again
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)


    ORIGINAL: St33v3

    20c is enough with the Backdraft?

    Thank you again
    you have to look at the C rating and the MAH together....as combined you get the amount of amps the battery can put out.
    example.... a 20c 3000mah lipo is fine for the backdraft, but a 20c 800mah lipo would not.
    if you can afford it, i suggest getting 30c 5000mah lipos. you can find them on ebay or hobbyking for about $30 each.
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)


    ORIGINAL: St33v3

    20c is enough with the Backdraft?

    Thank you again

    Irun 20c 7.4v 5000mah Venoms in my Backdraft and it WORKS great!!!!
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    Great then!

    Me and a friend of mine are ordering our Backdrafts 8E tomorrow afternoon with Sebastian in Quebec City
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)


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    Great then!

    Me and a friend of mine are ordering our Backdrafts 8E tomorrow afternoon with Sebastian in Quebec City
    im jealous[sm=cry_smile.gif]
    i will most likely have to wait until spring before i can get a 8E.
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    Why's that?
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)


    ORIGINAL: St33v3

    Why's that?

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ?
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)


    ORIGINAL: formula87


    ORIGINAL: St33v3

    Why's that?

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$* ?
    indeed, i cant spare $300 right now. money always gets tighter for me in the winter. plus, my mortgage just went up an extra $150 a month[:@] and it wont go back down till after i get my tax returns and pay a lump sum of $1000. such is life.

    i know for sure that i want an 8E. i loved how my backdraft 3.5 handled, i just dont care for running nitros.
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    Oh I know that song!

    Wish I was millionnaire!
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    Hey there,

    Me and my friend finally got our BD8E this monday!

    Here's my entire family:

    - Traxxas E-Revo 1/16
    - Traxxas E-Revo 1/10
    - Redcat Racing Backdraft 8E










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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    nice pics! those are some clean rides.
    i never realized how big the e-revo is!

    there was an aftershock 8e and several nitro version 3.5 owners who have had the diff pinions fail.
    it is recommended that you open the diff, shim it if needed, and add some grease. that will prevent any problems.
    enjoy!
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    ORIGINAL: nitrosportsandrunner

    nice pics! those are some clean rides.
    i never realized how big the e-revo is!

    there was an aftershock 8e and several nitro version 3.5 owners who have had the diff pinions fail.
    it is recommended that you open the diff, shim it if needed, and add some grease. that will prevent any problems.
    enjoy!
    Yep, the E-Revo is a beast!

    Do you know what to use to shim the diff?

    I will do that. Anyway it's winter here and since it is not waterproof it will stay inside my house until summer.

    Got plenty of time to modify it!

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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)

    im pretty sure if it needs to be shimmed you can use a washer.
    if the pinion gear can be moved closer to the ring gear, just put a washer behind the pinion gear(on shaft) to move it forward in the diff housing a tad.
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    RE: About to get a Backdraft 8E (got it!!!)


    ORIGINAL: St33v3

    ORIGINAL: nitrosportsandrunner

    nice pics! those are some clean rides.
    i never realized how big the e-revo is!

    there was an aftershock 8e and several nitro version 3.5 owners who have had the diff pinions fail.
    it is recommended that you open the diff, shim it if needed, and add some grease. that will prevent any problems.
    enjoy!
    Yep, the E-Revo is a beast!

    Do you know what to use to shim the diff?

    I will do that. Anyway it's winter here and since it is not waterproof it will stay inside my house until summer.

    Got plenty of time to modify it!

    gear shimming vid
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10173683/tm.htm

    Wow you are right how much bigger the E revo is !!! and they still consider that 1/10th scale.......................?
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