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  1. Yeah, I haven’t had any range issues with 1.2...

    Yeah, I haven’t had any range issues with 1.2 volt Duracell rechargeable batteries.
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    Now I'm thinking I did something wrong. I broke...

    Now I'm thinking I did something wrong. I broke the stock servo on my first run with the included NiMh battery.:mellow:
    (In my defense, it was my first venture into brushless RC, and I ended up...
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    +1 VXL I’ve owned both, and IMO the VXL is way...

    +1 VXL

    I’ve owned both, and IMO the VXL is way better, for reasons others have stated above.
  4. Thread: 3d printing

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    Yeah, great job, they turned out well! As brigal...

    Yeah, great job, they turned out well! As brigal said, you can try to re orient the print in order to reduce the amount of support material and to save time. I would try to print it upside down, with...
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    Ok, thanks for the advise. I probably should have...

    Ok, thanks for the advise. I probably should have clarified, but I don’t run LiPo yet, I’m probably going to wait until spring when I’ll actually be able to run the merv more often. And when I do run...
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    Merv Differential Oil

    Hello,

    I was disassembling my merv to clean and dry it after a run, and I noticed that my rear diff looked like it had very little oil. How much oil is it supposed to have, and how do I know when...
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    If you wan't better traction off-road you can...

    If you wan't better traction off-road you can look into the Pro-Line Trencher 2.2 tires, I have them, and I really like them, they provide way better traction than the stock ones. Another good...
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    Maybe you ran 2 3s batteries in parallel? You...

    Maybe you ran 2 3s batteries in parallel? You can't do this with the newer connector, but I'm pretty sure the old connector allowed for this.
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    As ThatTraxxas stated, the merv does just fine on...

    As ThatTraxxas stated, the merv does just fine on grass, especially with the Proline Trencher tires. If you're going to be driving on rougher surfaces, you should look into the merv or even the mini...
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    The tops of the caps were not off, they were just...

    The tops of the caps were not off, they were just oozing. I suspect it's leaking from the top of the shock cap, but sometimes I see that the springs also have a bit of the fluid, so it could also be...
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    MERV Shocks Leaking

    Hello,

    I currently use the stock shocks on my merv, and after every run, they seem to leak a bit. Is this “normal”? Because it seems like an excessive amount of oil leaking, the rear shocks need...
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    There are little tabs on the side of the axle...

    There are little tabs on the side of the axle carrier that you push in (It takes a bit of force), and once both are pushed in, you can remove the piece of plastic that keeps the pillow balls from...
  13. Thank you for the detailed info RC Willy, I’ll...

    Thank you for the detailed info RC Willy, I’ll look into that setup.
  14. RC Willy, could you share the links for your RC...

    RC Willy, could you share the links for your RC setup? I was looking around for one, and I like the fact you can use a phone as a display, your setup looks really cool.:thumbup:
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    Good cheap 2S batteries

    I currently run my merv vxl with the stock motor and esc, I have a small motor fan and the Traxxas LED kit, and I was looking to invest in LiPo. My original idea was to buy the Traxxas 2S battery,...
  16. Yeah, the MERV just doesn't have the ground...

    Yeah, the MERV just doesn't have the ground clearance for snow.
  17. Thread: Motor Stuff

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    I guess I'll just shim the diffs because it's...

    I guess I'll just shim the diffs because it's cheaper:D
  18. I've seen some Bandit snowmobile conversions...

    I've seen some Bandit snowmobile conversions online, where they remove the front tires and add skids, and install paddle tires in the rear. It's an Integy kit, so I'm not sure how well it works....
  19. Thread: Motor Stuff

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    2s without a center diff? Did you have to do...

    2s without a center diff? Did you have to do anything to the front and rear diffs in order to have them hold up to the extra power?
  20. Thread: Motor Stuff

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    Thanks for the great responses. For 2s wheelies,...

    Thanks for the great responses. For 2s wheelies, do you guys use the stock gearing, or what gearing would you recommend?
  21. Thread: Motor Stuff

    by AngelG619
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    Motor Stuff

    So I've been reading through the forums, and I've realized that "cogging" is a fairly common issue with VXL motors when driving at lower speeds. Is there any way to fix this other than replacing the...
  22. Thread: 3d printing

    by AngelG619
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    Congrats on the printer! I have an Anycubic i3...

    Congrats on the printer! I have an Anycubic i3 Mega, and it's game changing to be able to produce pretty much any part you need. As others have stated, I would recommend Fusion 360, there is a free...
  23. I bought my RPM A-arms at my local hobby store,...

    I bought my RPM A-arms at my local hobby store, but they're also on Amazon here:...
  24. Yeah, for that boiling method you mentioned, how...

    Yeah, for that boiling method you mentioned, how much of an improvement can you expect to see? Would it be better to boil the A-arms, get some RPM A-arms, or to get aluminum A-arms?
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    Thanks for all the great answers. It really helps...

    Thanks for all the great answers. It really helps for someone who is new to stuff like LiPo. I guess I'll be looking into the Traxxas 2S LiPo battery and the charger they sell (Hopefully I find a...
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