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Old 03-22-2009, 07:51 PM
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ok yall...a friend is getting a new electric and I have no idea of what to do with them outta the box...I would assume you check it all over and make sure everything is tight, but would like to get some feedback on the differences of getting a new electric apposed to nitro
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nothing really bro, you will have to cycle the batteries a few times (charge and discharge) so they will take a full charge and last a while. You can discharge by running. Just give all the screws and drive train a good once over and you will be fine.
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Yep....

Unless its Brushless and you need to Program it,,,,,there is not much to DO with new Electrics.

Lol....just make sure the Wheels are on tight....Lol

Now you know why they are so Popular,,,,No Brains Required!

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Randy,

If it comes brushed, he might want to break in the motor. A popular way to do this is just to stick the motor in some water and run it fairly slow.
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Tommy there seems to be a reason why I dont own an electric...something with sticking an electric motor in water and running it doesnt appeal to me..lol....thanks for the tip though...I'll pass it on...cant wait to see the look I'm gonna get though..lol
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lol, he is telling the truth, make sure you dry it off good. I personally dont do it.
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lol, he is telling the truth, make sure you dry it off good. I personally dont do it.
lol... the 1st time i heard that... i was like ur pulling my leg....(but in other word. lol) just like eddie. i dont do it... lol..
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5628228/tm.htm

There it is, i did it with rubbing alcohol and it worked really good
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5628228/tm.htm

There it is, i did it with rubbing alcohol and it worked really good
thats a good idea, i didnt think of rubbing alcohol, but it less conductive than tap water. you could also use light mineral oil me think.
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be careful with alcohol, its flamable.
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Ya deffinetly, i was real careful makin sure there were no sparks and stuff, but in the article is said it helps to clean out the motor more than water, so i just tried it. I just did it on the stock motor and it seemed like it really made a difference, like it had more torque, it seemed like with the other motor it would throw a grain of dirt, but after breaking in that motor it would throw dirt pretty good.
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The brushes seat better when you break the motor in with liquid, i did it a few times years ago with water.
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5628228/tm.htm

There it is, i did it with rubbing alcohol and it worked really good
thats a good idea, i didnt think of rubbing alcohol, but it less conductive than tap water. you could also use light mineral oil me think.
Rubbing Alcohol is 50% water. (The stuff you get from the Drugstore)
100% Pure alcohol can be had from the Home Centers (Home Depot).....But I wouldn't use THAT with electronics. To much of a Fire hazard.

I think DISTILLED water would be best. It will wash away the carbon dust as the Brushes seat, and there are no mineral Contaminants to bugger up the bearings. Just be sure to dry the motor VERY thoroughly or the bearings will rust.

PURE water is an EXCELLENT insulator. It is only the Contaminants (minerals and elements) in water that conduct electricity.
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Thought you guys could use this.

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Bk, I've never used that before. Got one for what to do with explosive batteries? lol
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You mean like this?

[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DcpANRFrI4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DcpANRFrI4[/link]
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5628228/tm.htm

There it is, i did it with rubbing alcohol and it worked really good
thats a good idea, i didnt think of rubbing alcohol, but it less conductive than tap water. you could also use light mineral oil me think.
Rubbing Alcohol is 50% water. (The stuff you get from the Drugstore)
100% Pure alcohol can be had from the Home Centers (Home Depot).....But I wouldn't use THAT with electronics. To much of a Fire hazard.

I think DISTILLED water would be best. It will wash away the carbon dust as the Brushes seat, and there are no mineral Contaminants to bugger up the bearings. Just be sure to dry the motor VERY thoroughly or the bearings will rust.

PURE water is an EXCELLENT insulator. It is only the Contaminants (minerals and elements) in water that conduct electricity.
maybe rinse with wd40 after, lol hey is wd-40 conductive? maybe its good for breaking a motor, just run it in a can of wd-40, lol.....
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i dont think it is, you can use it on circuit boards.
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i dont think it is, you can use it on circuit boards.
cool, yeah, and that thing kind of lubricates things too. im gonna experiment that with an old motor sometime
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try it and let us know what happens.
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did some research, it turn out that WD-40 is not conductive, so that you can use it to break motor. But WD-40 residue is non conductive it may form a non-conductive coating on switches and brushes and make things not work.


So WD-40 is really good for breaking and it lubricates and displace water prevents rust, but afterwards it might cause trouble if you dont somehow get rid for it from the brushes and contact terminals.

i think alcohol type of thing can remove it though.
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You mean like this?

[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DcpANRFrI4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DcpANRFrI4[/link]
Yeah......

I was Breaking in my Electric Motor, (In Alcohol) when I Knocked the Jar over and Spilled it all over my Pants.

I Jumped up and Ran Outside to escape the Fire Hazard, but just then, My Cell Phone Rang (in my back Pocket) and the LIPO battery in the Phone EXPLODED.

My Pants Caught on Fire, POOF!! and Burned Up.

There I was , Standing in My front yard with No Pants![X(]

Thats when the Cops Drove by.....They Foamed me with their Fire Extinguisher and Wrote me Up for INDECENT Exposure....[&o].....

The Moral of the Story?.....

Just Say No......to Drugs....
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You mean like this?

[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DcpANRFrI4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DcpANRFrI4[/link]
Yeah......

I was Breaking in my Electric Motor, (In Alcohol) when I Knocked the Jar over and Spilled it all over my Pants.

I Jumped up and Ran Outside to escape the Fire Hazard, but just then, My Cell Phone Rang (in my back Pocket) and the LIPO battery in the Phone EXPLODED.

My Pants Caught on Fire, POOF!! and Burned Up.

There I was , Standing in My front yard with No Pants![X(]

Thats when the Cops Drove by.....They Foamed me with their Fire Extinguisher and Wrote me Up for INDECENT Exposure....[&o].....

The Moral of the Story?.....

Just Say No......to Drugs....
OMFG Rich.. thats funny.......
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Rich, is this you when you were younger?

[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQFBi_gYNHo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQFBi_gYNHo[/link]
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Yeah......

I was Breaking in my Electric Motor, (In Alcohol) when I Knocked the Jar over and Spilled it all over my Pants.

I Jumped up and Ran Outside to escape the Fire Hazard, but just then, My Cell Phone Rang (in my back Pocket) and the LIPO battery in the Phone EXPLODED.

My Pants Caught on Fire, POOF!! and Burned Up.

There I was , Standing in My front yard with No Pants!

Thats when the Cops Drove by.....They Foamed me with their Fire Extinguisher and Wrote me Up for INDECENT Exposure.... .....

The Moral of the Story?.....

Just Say No......to Drugs....



That's it you finally got caught........... "liar liar pants on fire" lmao

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