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    You're an RC guy, so we won't hold you being an...

    You're an RC guy, so we won't hold you being an engineer against ya....

    I work hand-in-glove with engineers, so my first choice was Solid Works, I figured I would have built-in tech support......
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    Fusion 360. It is free for us hobbyist.

    Fusion 360. It is free for us hobbyist.
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    I really like the CastleLink, but don't really...

    I really like the CastleLink, but don't really care for heat-shrunk board. So, I made a case for it...

    The shrink wrap is removed, and the Link module slides in and get locked into place. The only...
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    That looks awesome!!!! Nice job with the wiring,...

    That looks awesome!!!! Nice job with the wiring, it is about as clean as you can get.
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    Are talking about "barrel nuts", or set screws? ...

    Are talking about "barrel nuts", or set screws?

    Barrel nut:
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=5mm+barrel+nut&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

    Set screw:
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=5mm+set+screw&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
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    Aluminum is great for supporting parts that do...

    Aluminum is great for supporting parts that do not take a direct shock, like carriers. Unless your truck is being purpose built for a particular task (i.e.: speed runs), aluminum is not a good...
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    REALLY do not recommend trying to attach the...

    REALLY do not recommend trying to attach the connector the way you described; you run a very good chance of the battery shorting out and starting a fire.

    While not my first choice, if you do not...
  8. Thread: Light box

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    Adhesive cable mounts to the rescue...! ...

    Adhesive cable mounts to the rescue...!
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  9. Thread: Light box

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    That aftermarket light kit you have pictured is...

    That aftermarket light kit you have pictured is an all-in-one kit that would eliminate the OEM lighting controller altogether. Basically, you just feed it 4.8-6VDC and it powers the LEDs. I would...
  10. Thread: HCG vs. LCG

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    HCG can be useful with going through rougher...

    HCG can be useful with going through rougher terrain, or taller grass, there isn't as much surface area slung low to get caught up on. Aside from this, LCG is the way to go, the drop in center mass...
  11. It is a silk screen, not regular paint. After the...

    It is a silk screen, not regular paint. After the abuse I have put mine through, I can say that it does not scratch easily.
  12. You are likely already aware of it, but just in...

    You are likely already aware of it, but just in case you are not... On a Traxxas receiver, there are two slots for Ch 1 (steering), you can plug the servo into either. The ESC will go into the 3rd...
  13. Me? I'd unplug everything, pull it all out of the...

    Me? I'd unplug everything, pull it all out of the RX box, trace everything back to its source, label and reroute. I use a silver or black Sharpie to label the connectors:

    S = Steering
    E = ESC
    W...
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    The obligatory word of warning... You can compete...

    The obligatory word of warning... You can compete with a Traxxas RC against race-bred RCs, but it is going to cost three times more in setup time and money...

    With that... I would start with...
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    The deer had to be running from something. If...

    The deer had to be running from something.

    If that guy wasn't a hunter before, he is now... with a score to settle.
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    The true test is how freely does the bearing...

    The true test is how freely does the bearing roll. With that, bearings are cheap, if it looks bad, it likely is, replace it.
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    First thing, have you checked the bearings? ...

    First thing, have you checked the bearings?

    Second, I would replace the RPM carriers with stock or aluminum. RPM parts flex a lot, and in the right places, that is good for bashing. But the...
  18. Someone over on RCC found your build... ...

    Someone over on RCC found your build...

    http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/electronics/615014-adding-channels-radio.html
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    Very good point here... There's more than one...

    Very good point here...

    There's more than one way to skin this cat. Above is how I would approach it, to me, this is clearing away all of the clutter and starting with as clean of slate as...
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    WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!! First, I would gut it...

    WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!!

    First, I would gut it like a fish, disassemble everything down to the axles and the frame (keeping the frame and axles assembled). Leave any electronics on the chassis...
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    You lucky bugger, I would love to, but Vegas is a...

    You lucky bugger, I would love to, but Vegas is a 2-day hike from N. Idaho.

    It really depends on tire size. 4.19" is the max tire size for C1, 4.75" is max for C2. Keep in mind, that tire size...
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    Wow... You must of just mortgaged your house, or...

    Wow... You must of just mortgaged your house, or robbed Jeff Bezos.



    Yup, really like the Eliminator and the truck. If there were priced reasonably they would be in my stable right now.

    I...
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    The wiring looks pretty good, but wire look helps...

    The wiring looks pretty good, but wire look helps clean it up that much more.

    The more places to tie off the neater the wiring, that is why I put wings on my ESC mounts, helps to clean everything...
  24. I see your point, but fundamentally I have to...

    I see your point, but fundamentally I have to disagree with your premise.

    The simplicity of the Traxxas system is that balancing and charging are all taken care of by the charger, and the user...
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    Two of the Snap-On models are very cool, and if...

    Two of the Snap-On models are very cool, and if they were not exclusive release requiring a ridiculous amount of money to get, I would already have them. Plus, I am not a fan of this corporate...
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