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Old 01-13-2013, 02:45 PM
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Drag it down a gravel road behind the summit!
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:27 PM
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You know, since I have two dewalts, i never thought about those doubling up the wires but dont think I need to since im derp mode and have two hehe. Im currently in san Antionio texas for military class. Plan to get some video with my setup and those big studded chains. Anyone from Texas know of some good spots that can challange it?
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:09 PM
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Drag it down a gravel road behind the summit!
Drag what the onyx charger lol. It just seems like it will do better for me then the traxxas will.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:40 PM
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No u said u cant wait to throw the racers edge as far as u can so i said tie it up to the summit and drag it down the road! That would be a good vid if u have a cam to mount to the back facing rear.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:51 PM
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oh thats right I forgot that part. Thats a good idea I just might have to find a way to mount the iphone lol
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:36 PM
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Can yall post up some good tool kits uve used. I have this 1.


After a year of using it its almost trash...the handle gets stuck and doesnt rotate and the hex heads are about to be rounded off.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:59 PM
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this is the stuff that I use seems to do me well I was able to have it magnetized which helps out tons
Id like to det this set from the snap on truck that comes thru the shop http://www.autotoolworld.com/product...FSXZQgod9A4Afw seems the be enough and then some for other projects

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:01 PM
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How do I make these photos smaller? I hate taking up that much room
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:38 PM
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High quality is good IMO.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:33 PM
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Yeah i want a tool set thats gonna last me the next 5 years.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:02 PM
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That's why I'm thinking about getting that set off the snap on guy. It's a little more then online but comes with the snap on warranty if any of the bits strip or break he will replace them
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:11 PM
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How much is it?
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:27 PM
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It's $40
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:55 PM
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Well the dewalt 14.4 is in and ready to go. Im going to take it out in a few hours and test it out!!! Cant wait!


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Old 01-14-2013, 01:25 PM
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I also got some of this hvac aluminum tape and put in between the hex hub and the end of the axle where u tighten the wheels down and there is like 1% wobble in the wheels now!!!! Dont know how long it will last but it works for now.


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Old 01-14-2013, 03:22 PM
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It splits the current? So would the onyx 245 system be a better bang for my buck as it doesn't need an adapter and will charge two batts at a total of 5a a piece yeah it's a little slower then the traxxas but an over all time for two lipos will be faster I'd imagine.
I've had the Onyx 245 for a year now, the only reason Ibought it was the fact Ineeded to charge 2 batteries and it was the only one my LHS had in stock. I'm still only running NiMh's, but it does a fine job The only shortcoming of the 245 is that it does not have a "storage mode" for storing LiPo's. An easy work around is to watch the voltmeter and pull them off when you reach your preferred "storage level".
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:20 PM
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Just got done driving and man i love this motor! Im def. going to need caps on it tho. Whoever says the 2.4 system doesnt need it is wrong. Im going to email KD tonight and get him to send me some.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:28 PM
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ORIGINAL: Summit is Beast!!!Just got done driving and man i love this motor! Im def. going to need caps on it tho. Whoever says the 2.4 system doesnt need it is wrong. Im going to email KD tonight and get him to send me some.
So, you are having problems without the caps. Is it a range issue or glitching, or both?Iwas worried, so Iput them on mine. What pinion are you running? I'm using 18p/68s and love it
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:40 PM
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Its glichy and i have that same gearing. It said 19t for summit but i went 1 below. Yeah it runs about 25 mph now which is exactly where i wanted it
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:15 PM
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Can some1 tell me what caps i need to order or get from radio shack tomorrow?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:43 PM
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This particular link states .047 micro farad capacitors. Anything larger (ie. .1 micro farad, 1 microfarad will do fine too). The key is to use these ceramic disk capacitors and not electrolytics.

The motor in the article is different, but the wiring method is the same. If you like, I'll post a picture of how mine are wired.


http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/electronics/109879-installing-motor-capacitors.html
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:46 PM
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So I got a call from my lhs today and it was the owner Betty she called me to tell me my chargeer would be there thursday, and then she sai "but I also have some bad news" this is never what I want to hear. Anyways the bad news was that traxxas no longer carries the summit with NiMh bateries anymore and the only one available is the one that comes with two lipos instead. I asked her how much that was and she told me $750.....Wait *** $750 I thought it was bad enough I was spending 6 bills already. She said she was going to talk to traxxas tomorrow and see if theres something she we can do. That pretty much means Im burnt in other words. 
 Imo seeing how this shop already has over $400 of my money I am going to see if she will just use an online dealer like tower and just order it from them I looked and the still have the nimh models. Id be fine with the lipo version because I plan on getting lipos anyways but the ones that come with the truck are 5000mah and those useless wall chargers we all love to have taking up space for another $150 I could get two batts way larger then that for still less money.
 Im done being mad about it. Im not mad at Betty or Rcadiction for that matter as it not their fault traxxas cut production I even called traxxas myself and recieved the same info :-( in hopes she blowing smoke up my pants.
 So let me ask you guys is it wrong of me to ask her to order it from an outside source or should I just bite the bullet and accept the fact that theres not much that can be done but pay way for for extras I dont even want?

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Old 01-14-2013, 07:48 PM
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I really want this truck Im not going to give up on it and ask for my money back
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:00 PM
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Man id just get my money back and save alittle more then order it off ebay. U can get lipos twice as good as those for $50 cheaper!
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:11 PM
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Im just going to sleep on it tonight and wait to talk to her tomorrow see what she has in mind. I really like the way that dewalt looks with the blacked out chassis you have there I wonder how a dark green rit would take to that plastic
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