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    I've had several Dragon Flies hover around my...

    I've had several Dragon Flies hover around my quad checking it out. Those guys have wicked skills for changing directions!
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    Sounds like low voltage. Bad battery? Not...

    Sounds like low voltage. Bad battery? Not charged? If not call Traxxas service, they're great!
  3. Thread: Flight time issues

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    All my replaced motors have been the ones with...

    All my replaced motors have been the ones with blue/red wires. I had similar problems with my LaTrax batteries after a few months. I bought several other brands to try and so far they are giving me...
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    Arm it and put in expert mode (push down on right...

    Arm it and put in expert mode (push down on right stick 3 times). Hold on to it from bottom so props don't hit your hand. Give it some throttle (left stick forward) and then tip it from side to side....
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    Great story, glad it had a happy ending!

    Great story, glad it had a happy ending!
  6. Thread: I'm back...!

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    Sounds to me like you have multiple junk motors....

    Sounds to me like you have multiple junk motors. You're not getting LVC because you're not low on voltage, you're low on power. When you change the motors make sure you get the right ones in the...
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    I looked a little for a fix for this - didn't...

    I looked a little for a fix for this - didn't find one. I'm kind of surprised that it will even arm without throttle being all the way down. Even if you had managed to change it to mode 1 the...
  8. Thread: Should I get it?

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    Good Flight! Looks like you need to turn your...

    Good Flight! Looks like you need to turn your rates back up to get your flips back.
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    Bought my Alias 1 year ago

    A year ago this week I opened the box on my new Alias and quickly charged a battery while pouring over the very small quick start instruction sheet. I was devastated when only 3 of the motors would...
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    I'd go with whichever was the best deal - $$. I...

    I'd go with whichever was the best deal - $$. I think it sucks that they're so fragile and need replaced so often.
  11. Thread: Motor dead?

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    Try reset accelerometer? ...

    Try reset accelerometer?

    https://latrax.com/sites/default/files/6608-Alias-Accelerometer-Reset.pdf
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    There is alot of info online that's not in the...

    There is alot of info online that's not in the manual.

    https://latrax.com/sites/default/files/6608-Alias-Customizing-Flight-Mode-Settings.pdf
  13. Thread: Motor dead?

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    I've had motors get so bad I had no lift at all...

    I've had motors get so bad I had no lift at all but they still still "ran". Other times they just stop dead. The Alias should quickly gain altitude when you full throttle it.
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    Dark edition motors have a little more zip with a...

    Dark edition motors have a little more zip with a slight loss of runtime.
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    Good advice! Take the time to play with the rates...

    Good advice! Take the time to play with the rates in all modes when you're just learning.
  16. Thread: Motor dead?

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    Very likely a bad motor. Mine had a bad one right...

    Very likely a bad motor. Mine had a bad one right out of the box! Call Traxxas service, I'm sure they'll help you out.
    There are instructions for motor removal/replacement on the website.
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    They look alot like the Lectron Pro 700mah. I'm...

    They look alot like the Lectron Pro 700mah. I'm also trying out the Giant Power 750mah and Venom 700 mah to see how they work. Time will tell - so far so good.
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    That's why I like the landing gear, it keeps...

    That's why I like the landing gear, it keeps everything up off the ground and the props clear grass if it's not too high
  19. Thread: Loss of Balance

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    And to me, that kind of support means alot!

    And to me, that kind of support means alot!
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    Buy a good 1.5 X 50 Allen driver. Makes working...

    Buy a good 1.5 X 50 Allen driver. Makes working with those tiny screws a breeze!
  21. Thread: Bye-bye Alias

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    Good advise to us all, thanks! And don't worry...

    Good advise to us all, thanks! And don't worry that your 17 yr old got an "I told ya so". Not only will it happen again with increasing frequency but at 17 he's still a rookie at making bad decisions!
  22. Thread: Bye-bye Alias

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    That's a tough pill to swallow, LuxD67. I've been...

    That's a tough pill to swallow, LuxD67. I've been pretty careful so far but still had a couple close calls. Good excuse to get an Aton, huh?
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    As long as the voltage is correct you should be...

    As long as the voltage is correct you should be alright. More capacity should mean longer run times but weight is an important factor as it's all about payload. Too much and it won't even be able to...
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    The brushes on these little motors are such...

    The brushes on these little motors are such fragile looking things, it's a wonder they work as good as they do. I would think the quality control would be better by now (mine had a motor that didn't...
  25. Thread: Carrying case

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    Make your own like ones shown in the picture...

    Make your own like ones shown in the picture thread pinned at the top. Some people have cases lying around from power tools or a pistol case from Walmart seems to work well.
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