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    I've been using the dunking method for about 20...

    I've been using the dunking method for about 20 years. I still have motors as old. Water will not hurt bushing, grit will. You need to properly clean the motors, use a motor cleaner to displace...
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    Throw in batts and run it. Don't waste time...

    Throw in batts and run it. Don't waste time cutting the brushes. Aggressive driving will do that for you! The brushes come pre-shaped anyway, as do all electric motors. Unless you are...
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    Wow, it must still smell new! :wacko: :D

    Wow, it must still smell new! :wacko: :D
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    How old is your Maxx?

    Just realized mine is 5 years old this month. Certainly getting my money's worth out of it!

    Other than needing a new body, it's doing well. I put RPM brand hardware on it when I first got it to...
  5. As promised... Here are some pictures taken at...

    As promised...

    Here are some pictures taken at work. We use these connectors on a lot of projects. But the helicopters are the worst environment.

    Our PowerPole drawer:
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    Bad crash damage? No. But put me out of...

    Bad crash damage? No. But put me out of commission until I started stocking up on spare parts. I've also replaced most of the common items with RPM products. Amazing how much abuse it'll take...
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    http://2manytoyz.com/rc/maxx2484.jpg I've been...

    http://2manytoyz.com/rc/maxx2484.jpg

    I've been running RC cars in sandy FL since the early 80s. As long as you're running electric, they stay fairly clean. Blast them with an airhose at the end...
  8. I'll take some pictures of them in use when I'm...

    I'll take some pictures of them in use when I'm at work tomorrow, and post them in this thread...
  9. High current. These are essentially Molex brand...

    High current. These are essentially Molex brand connectors. Only rated for low current. Voltage doesn't matter as these are also used for low current 120VAC applications. I have an entire Molex...
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    Going to do that Saturday. I contacted MRC, they...

    Going to do that Saturday. I contacted MRC, they said mail the 969 to them with all the cables and charger, and they'd swap me for a NEW 977. My 969 has been false peaking with all my battery...
  11. Thread: dischargers

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    I rely on my chargers to do this for me when I...

    I rely on my chargers to do this for me when I cycle the batteries. I have a Competition Electronics Turbocharger from the late 80s, and a MRC 969 (which will be upgraded to a 977 as soon as I mail...
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    Deep within the archives, you'll probably find...

    Deep within the archives, you'll probably find old threads talking about how willing RPM is to swap damaged hardware.

    They truly stand behind their products. You have to really work at breaking a...
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    http://2manytoyz.com/rc/jump11.jpg ... or you...

    http://2manytoyz.com/rc/jump11.jpg

    ... or you could simpy buy a plastic skateboard ramp. I bought this one for around $20.
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    Here are the basics....

    Here are the basics.
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    Great, you know how to do the math. Now, read...

    Great, you know how to do the math. Now, read what I posted. I said there were 30 battery packs IN THE PICTURE. I didn't say that's all I owned.

    For your viewing pleasure...

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    No, but it will cause wear on the brushes. But...

    No, but it will cause wear on the brushes. But this is a good thing if done for the time I recommended. It cleans the armature and the brush faces. Follow the link in my first post, read, learn.
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  17. http://2manytoyz.com/rc/newtires.jpg Still...

    http://2manytoyz.com/rc/newtires.jpg

    Still very pleased with the performance of the stock tires. The Imex tires above tend to hook less, and consequently, the truck flips less.
  18. Absolutely. As long as your charger is rated for...

    Absolutely. As long as your charger is rated for a 12V supply, and your car battery is charged, it works great. Many of us that have raced, end up opening the hood on our cars, and using the car...
  19. Thread: skid plate

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    http://2manytoyz.com/rc/RPM5.jpg I put RPM...

    http://2manytoyz.com/rc/RPM5.jpg

    I put RPM hardware on my E-Maxx 3 years ago. No breakage yet. A lot of other things will break long before the nylon used by RPM products, which is why they...
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    Anderson PowerPole connectors are excellent. ...

    Anderson PowerPole connectors are excellent. I've won my fair share of races when using them. I've melted Tamiya (Molex) connectors several times during a 4 minute race and a 6 cell pack (Losi...
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    The battery bars are used to connect the cells...

    The battery bars are used to connect the cells together. Typically a copper strap. Here's a link to show you how packs are built, and it has images of the battery bars.
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    Bulletproof Axles

    For those on a budget looking to make their axles tougher, here's one way of making your own.
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    I have lots of batteries, but charging all of...

    I have lots of batteries, but charging all of them before going out for a couple of hours of driving is a challenge.

    I recently bought an MRC Superbrain 969. I can charge two batts at once with...
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    If you clean your motors...

    If you clean your motors, they'll last a long time. You can get many years worth of use out of them. I purchased my E-Maxx 3 years ago. I have other R/C vehicles that have motors over a decade...
  25. How To Make Your Traxxas Radio Rechargeable

    I put this online a while back, then took the website down last Summer. Just made it available for those interested. Click here to modify your radio.
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