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Forum: RC Car General Discussions 06-21-2014, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Northern Mike
I will definitely look into the servo tester. ...

I will definitely look into the servo tester.
For power wise, I am looking at 14v as I can run the same lipo batteries that I use in my RC. Plan to run 4 5000mah 4s batteries. They will be paired...
Forum: RC Car General Discussions 06-21-2014, 07:17 PM
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Views: 317
Posted By Northern Mike
I'm looking to run ~14v in it. The gear boxes...

I'm looking to run ~14v in it.
The gear boxes are solid in it. I'm looking to go with a variable resistor setup instead of the on/off switch for the throttle. This will also help save the gear...
Forum: RC Car General Discussions 06-21-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Northern Mike
ESC Control without radio.

This is kind of RC related, but not at the same time.
I'm building up a power wheels buggy for the kids to off road with.
The OEM motors are 550 can brushed motors. (RC related bit).
I'm debating...
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Views: 1,148
Posted By Northern Mike
This is why I was consider the 2 packs vs. the...

This is why I was consider the 2 packs vs. the single pack.
If I pick up 4s pack, it will be a 2 or 3 of them or the equivalent in 2s packs.
The upside is if a pack or cell drops, I can mix the...
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Posted By Northern Mike
I kind of answered my own question shortly after...

I kind of answered my own question shortly after I posted this.
My primary buggy is a 1/8 and can easily hold the brick batteries (as shown in some of the previous pics I had posted). The extra...
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Posted By Northern Mike
2 2s or 14s battery?

After my last good crash, my 4s 5000mah hardcase founds its inners bust through the case and hang out the end of it. Surprisingly the battery discharges and balances fine.

Anyway, going to use...
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Views: 171
Posted By Northern Mike
On the cheaper end, I'd consider this system. ...

On the cheaper end, I'd consider this system.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__40281__Turnigy_TrackStar_Waterproof_Brushless_1_10_Super_Stock_Power_System_3000Kv_45A.html

For normal...
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Views: 4,125
Posted By Northern Mike
One thing I can say from experiences, if you go...

One thing I can say from experiences, if you go big power, expect to wear parts quickly.
I was running a 1600w leopard motor in my rustler and most of the thing pins are bent, pin mounts sloppy,...
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Views: 249
Posted By Northern Mike
I'll try testing the battery with the meter later...

I'll try testing the battery with the meter later today if time permits. Will order another as it was my only 4s.


The chassis has a slight bend in it, right along the original bend in the front....
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Posted By Northern Mike
I was running a fan/heatsink on my ofna lx2e and...

I was running a fan/heatsink on my ofna lx2e and can say it helps a lot.
The highest temp I could hit was 53'C running sand paws in deep grass.
If I let the buggy sit for a second or so, I could...
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Views: 249
Posted By Northern Mike
45mph OFNA LX2e vs. pole (head on 3yrs old driver)

Well.... Never try bashing while alone with 3 kids.
Long story short, my son got ahold of the remote while dealing with the other 2 monsters.

I think this may be the death of this buggy. Will...
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Northern Mike
Well... Ran through a whole pack of hard bashing...

Well... Ran through a whole pack of hard bashing and couldn't trigger the temp alarm which is set to 65'C. Its hard to see what the max temp was as the motor fan and heatsink works pretty good at...
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Views: 403
Posted By Northern Mike
If its anything like my Turnigy ESC (leopard I...

If its anything like my Turnigy ESC (leopard I believe), keep in mind it resets all your settings so you have to set them all in program mode.
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Northern Mike
It will be a bit before I consider running water....

It will be a bit before I consider running water. My suspension needs to be addressed as its still squatting badly under load and the front shocks need to be stiffened more now with the sway bar...
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Posted By Northern Mike
I just thought I would make a quick note, the...

I just thought I would make a quick note, the lx2e can run bigger then 18t with the stock motor mount. I would guess a 21-22t pinion would fit without issues. Can't say if bigger would fit the mount.
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Views: 171
Posted By Northern Mike
I had that very motor and smoked both it and the...

I had that very motor and smoked both it and the ESC. Its not meant for 1/10 vehicles as it says it is. They are good units but are better in a smaller vehicle. Check hobbyking for a decent priced...
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Posted By Northern Mike
Do you know who makes the ESC? I'm assuming...

Do you know who makes the ESC? I'm assuming Redcat doesn't make ESC units.

As for my location, I'm in the French River. Yourself?
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Posted By Northern Mike
Well I'm fairly pleased. The rain let off for a...

Well I'm fairly pleased. The rain let off for a bit, so throw on the 18t mod1 pinion that came in the mail today. Installed the sand paws and set the temp monitor alarm to 65'C (149'F).

On wet...
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Views: 223
Posted By Northern Mike
I never liked the older (brushed) method of...

I never liked the older (brushed) method of measuring turns over the newer kV units. Way too bard to calculate anything on paper before going into the real world.
To give a solid answer to this...
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Views: 403
Posted By Northern Mike
Nice to see someone somewhat local to me on here....

Nice to see someone somewhat local to me on here.
I don't have this truck in question but can give you a few pointers.
If you are running a lipo battery, turn that low voltage cutout back on in the...
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Views: 298
Posted By Northern Mike
Sensored should reduce most or all the clog at...

Sensored should reduce most or all the clog at low speeds.
Dropping your ESC timing advance down to as low as it goes will help as well.
Gearing will help make the throttle percentage where the...
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Northern Mike
So tow the daughter in the wagon in the back...

So tow the daughter in the wagon in the back yard....

Actually, what I may do (being lazy) is drag a plastic rake behind the buggy to pick up or gather the small branches from the tree next door....
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Views: 127
Posted By Northern Mike
At 125, if the temp goes up proportionally (which...

At 125, if the temp goes up proportionally (which it won't), you'll be over 180'F (in theory). I would just order a new 3s or two and take the puffed one out to the shooting range.

On a side...
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Northern Mike
For me, its been the love/hate relationship with...

For me, its been the love/hate relationship with my rustler and electronics.
Between January of this year and the end of April, that truck has been through 3 different motors and ESC.
The first...
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Northern Mike
I'm trying to get a base temp for each pinion. If...

I'm trying to get a base temp for each pinion. If I can run it hard and only hit a certain temp, then I know that as long as I don't go over and above, I'm safe.
I'm also running a temp monitor now...
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