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    I really like that these are so compact and the...

    I really like that these are so compact and the added efficiency is a plus but how would I get a variable output? Can I switch these on/off to generate a 12v PWM like output?
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    Perhaps this needs to be reported to an admin

    Perhaps this needs to be reported to an admin
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    Help understanding voltage regulators

    I'm not very knowledgeable in electronics so while reading this question, just assume I know little to nothing.

    I have an 8s battery, I want to run a 12v fan and control it's speed using an...
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    What happened to the "Maxx" forum?

    Used to be under the monster truck section next to t-maxx and x-maxx but it's no longer there.
  5. Thread: 8s Maxx

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    I'm still a little confused by the difference...

    I'm still a little confused by the difference between Punch Control and Start Power. Given that I'm pushing more power through the drive train, how should I be using these? Punch Control...
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    GPM has some stuff

    GPM has some stuff
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    Here is the STL that you can print. I made it to...

    Here is the STL that you can print. I made it to fit the Castle 1717 motor so I'm not 100% sure it's correct for the stock motor mount. Let me know if there are any issues. The only problem I've...
  8. Or you can read the manual and re-calibrate the...

    Or you can read the manual and re-calibrate the esc. I recall it being on page 17 but I may be wrong.
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    They "fit" if you have a widemaxx kit. The stock...

    They "fit" if you have a widemaxx kit. The stock servo and servo saver will struggle. They are generally just big heavy tires. If you have money to throw around then why not but I think there are...
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    Double sided tape didn't work for me because the...

    Double sided tape didn't work for me because the honeycomb pattern. I'll put a STL on thingiverse that you can print. I already have have the CAD files with the holes lined up. If you don't hear back...
  11. Thread: 8s Maxx

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    Sway bar. I created another thread on it. It's a...

    Sway bar. I created another thread on it. It's a bit on the soft side. I've been trying to get some 1/8" rod but it's been on backorder for the last couple months
    ...
  12. Thread: 8s Maxx

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    Already installed. They are heavier but I'm...

    Already installed. They are heavier but I'm hoping it makes a difference. Having a sample size of 1, it's hard to say where the real weak points are.



    The castle ESCs do have control over...
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    Unfortunately all rc stuff is powdered metal. ...

    Unfortunately all rc stuff is powdered metal. GPM makes a set but it's almost 3x the price.

    If you're using the auto flip thing, I would stop to be on the safe side. Are you using larger tires?
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    I suspect something just got knocked loose. I...

    I suspect something just got knocked loose. I would,

    1) take off the wheels
    2) disconnect the upper control arm
    3) remove axles, bearings (inspect for broken parts)
    4) reinstall and test
  15. Thread: 8s Maxx

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    front diff died. Before this happened, I was on...

    front diff died. Before this happened, I was on a asphalt with slightly larger tires and hammering the throttle from a stop. I could hear the gears slipping. I don't know the exact cause but I...
  16. Width for grip or to increase the track width?

    Width for grip or to increase the track width?
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    I do have them. Haven't used them yet. I...

    I do have them. Haven't used them yet.

    I suspect they are going to result in more broken parts. The upper control arms are much stiffer than before. That flex will need to go somewhere. The...
  18. Thread: Bigest motor?

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    I have a castle 1717 with a mamba 8s. Motor is...

    I have a castle 1717 with a mamba 8s. Motor is 48mm diameter.

    It's a lot of work to make it fit. There is an 8s page with pictures
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    Fishing line costs less...

    Fishing line costs less https://www.teknoforums.com/threads/strapping-tyres-fishing-line.1178/
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    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthread.php?9097720-...

    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthread.php?9097720-broke-differential-ring-gear&p=6585993#post6585993
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    broke differential ring gear

    Regarding the ring gear in part number: 8978 (front)

    I broke it... Like the metal ring gear next to the motor that I broke, this one unfortunately looks to be powdered metal too. I have a much...
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    What I'm hearing time and time again is thaat...

    What I'm hearing time and time again is thaat with the exception of electronics and the widemaxx kit, it's the most perfect rc car the world has ever seen.

    What else? Carbon fiber arms? Active...
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    The adapter kinda sucks. The 2085x fits so much...

    The adapter kinda sucks. The 2085x fits so much better
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    If I was one of team members who worked on...

    If I was one of team members who worked on creating the maxx, I would be so happy seeing this thread.

    After the 8s castle 1717 and the sway bars, my latest is something different with the...
  25. Thread: Duratrax

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    The size is going to influence thing far more...

    The size is going to influence thing far more than the brand will. I feel very conflicted with 3.8 tires. Going down stairs is a little smoother. There seems to be a little less rolling over. All...
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