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16.8V New E-maxx

Old 12-28-2007, 07:24 PM
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Hello folks, just signed up to this great site full of information. Now to the point, I am looking at buying an electric r/c and was going for the Traxxas Rustler VXL but than saw the E-Maxx just released and wondering if I can get some opinions on both of these two R/C's. The E-Maxx just looks bad ass but wondering if the Rustler VXL would be faster than the E-Maxx? Anyways any help would be greatly aprpeciated.
Old 12-28-2007, 08:15 PM
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Default RE: 16.8V New E-maxx

New E-Maxx is SICK, now i really want one[&:]
Old 12-28-2007, 10:33 PM
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Hello folks, just signed up to this great site full of information. Now to the point, I am looking at buying an electric r/c and was going for the Traxxas Rustler VXL but than saw the E-Maxx just released and wondering if I can get some opinions on both of these two R/C's. The E-Maxx just looks bad ass but wondering if the Rustler VXL would be faster than the E-Maxx? Anyways any help would be greatly aprpeciated.
heres a video of my new emaxx if you are interested in the performance.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uJzef3MxLtI
Old 12-28-2007, 11:26 PM
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Default RE: 16.8V New E-maxx

I saw your video earlier, nice. I want to see it jump though
Old 12-29-2007, 12:03 AM
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Default RE: 16.8V New E-maxx

Water or some dirt would also be nice[8D]. Or better yet, I e-maxx going through the dirt, hitting a ramp and landing in a puddle of mud!!
Old 12-29-2007, 12:05 AM
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Water or some dirt would also be nice[8D]. Or better yet, I e-maxx going through the dirt, hitting a ramp and landing in a puddle of mud!!
Chuckdeez if you can sample the above, it might convince me to buy the E-Maxx.
Old 12-29-2007, 02:31 PM
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Water or some dirt would also be nice[8D]. Or better yet, I e-maxx going through the dirt, hitting a ramp and landing in a puddle of mud!!
Chuckdeez if you can sample the above, it might convince me to buy the E-Maxx.
how about some pictures?
Old 12-29-2007, 02:56 PM
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not mines.



Old 12-29-2007, 03:24 PM
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those are some sweet pics!!! im going to take my in the dirt today been bashing in my back yard the day i got it but anways i got a questions might sound dumb but how are u guys charging these batteries one at a time? or is there a better way to charge two at once is there any chargers like that ? let me know if you guys have any tricks currently im using the pro peak 2500 digital peak should i just by another one? or should i just get this one?


http://hobbypeople.net/gallery/701801.asp
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Those are sweet pictures!
Old 12-29-2007, 09:02 PM
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Default RE: 16.8V New E-maxx

Ok, after going to the track today and talking with good people with tons of knowledge on this hobby, the E-Maxx is starting to stick on my list to buy. With that said, can one of the expert member help me with a recommendtion on battery charger, batteries? I would like something to will charge the batteries in the shortest time possible. Also as for batteries, I would like to have back ups while the other batteries are charging, I can continue with the fun. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciate it.

P.S. Them pics above look like someone was having tons of fun, can't wait to pick my e-maxx up.
Old 12-30-2007, 02:46 AM
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today i found a weak part on the new e-maxx well i dont know if its a weak part when you have it full throttle and u hit a street pole haha never the less i cracked what i beleive is the skid plate? here are some pics of my e-maxx and also the part i need your guys help with identifying what part i need to replace and is there upgrades to make it stronger.? other then this break today i love my emaxx couldnt be happier !!! definitely recommend it to others on the fence
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:42 AM
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well, ofcourse if you hit something it is bound to break. Just buy another stock one. don't waste your money on aluminum skid plates. You could buy RPM skid plates though. They go underneath the stock skid plates.
Old 12-30-2007, 10:09 AM
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those are some sweet pics!!! im going to take my in the dirt today been bashing in my back yard the day i got it but anways i got a questions might sound dumb but how are u guys charging these batteries one at a time? or is there a better way to charge two at once is there any chargers like that ? let me know if you guys have any tricks currently im using the pro peak 2500 digital peak should i just by another one? or should i just get this one?


http://hobbypeople.net/gallery/701801.asp
We use the Super Brain 977 (I believe) - try a search, great charger.
Old 12-30-2007, 12:47 PM
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okay so the super brain says it supports dual charging. so on that charger all i see is one set of alligator clips and one tamiya connector. so does that mean that if my charger right now has those same connections does that mean i can charge two batts at once also? or does that mean i just have the choice to use either connection? if anyone could help that would be great thanks alot in advance btw i have the pro peak digital peak charger. thanks alot ! HAPPY BASHING!
Old 12-30-2007, 12:50 PM
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Default RE: 16.8V New E-maxx

can you drive it completely submerged
Old 12-30-2007, 02:32 PM
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can you drive it completely submerged
no, this truck is water resistance not water proof.
Old 12-30-2007, 03:01 PM
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well what is water resistant and what is waterproof on the emaxx
Old 12-30-2007, 03:06 PM
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well what is water resistant and what is waterproof on the emaxx
the receiver box is water resistance. but the esc and servos can be or maybe fully submerged.
Old 12-30-2007, 03:54 PM
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if you ballooned the reciever box or receiver, or maybe even both could you drive it completley submerged then
Old 01-05-2008, 12:40 PM
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i dont know why you want to completely submerge the emaxx but i guess that if you did balloon them that might work. but today its finally raining in sunny california and thank god my back yard doesnt drain well so i have a huge puddle so i had to take my emaxx through it and it was fun fun ! im going to try make some video of it. i think its so narley that you can do that with this truck last year i fried my rustler tryn to put it in the water. do any of you guys know if i go to all aluminum a-arms and bulk heads do i need to put lock-tight on the screws since its metal on metal ?
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I don't think Traxxas made the E-maxx waterproof so people could submerge it. Well, atleast not just drop it into a swimming pool or something.

From the looks of the E-maxx page, the entire truck is waterproof. It says the recievers waterproof.

Sealed Watertight Receiver Box
A ground-breaking new weather-sealed receiver box is another Traxxas innovation that puts E-Maxx in a league of its own. The antenna and servo wires route neatly a special watertight seal (patent-pending). To protect the receiver from dust and water a custom shaped blue O-ring seals the receiver box. Thanks to the unique design, the receiver can be removed for service and even aftermarket receivers can be used, without losing the sealing properties of the box.
Old 01-05-2008, 04:42 PM
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I run the MRC Super Brain 977 charger. MRC technical support is great. I have had 2 of their chargers go out and they always fix or replace them. Last time I paid 35 bucks upgrade price to get the 977 when I had the older version of their 2 battery charger that broke. That was a great deal because now I can charge lipos and the old charger didn't. This charger lets you charge 2 NIMH batteries at once. Gives you mah information. Has lots of setting you can adjust. Great all around charger. Lets me do 1-3 cell lipos also. I only wish it was good for up to 4S lipo, but oh well, cant have everything.

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Default RE: 16.8V New E-maxx

I guess many people have this new e-maxx now. I'm wondering of getting one, but do it drains the two 7.2v six batteries very fast, like the old one?
Old 01-05-2008, 05:11 PM
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Mine just arrived, but the weather is atrocious outside . The Emaxx probably wont mind but I do

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