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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.
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    What you're saying makes sense. I'm not an expert...

    What you're saying makes sense. I'm not an expert in soldering but if this is anything like welding, using a temperature that is too low can result in spending more time in one spot. This gives more...
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    soldering large wires

    Do you have any tips for soldering large wires? I suspect the answer here is to get a better soldering iron but maybe I'm wrong. I generally use a TS-100 for everything. I have a larger tip on it...
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    What pressure do oil filled shocks reach?

    I know there are a lot of variables so I'm happy with a ballpark number. When shocks are cycled during normal use, how much pressure is built up?
  8. Thread: Nylon heat shrink?

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    Nylon heat shrink?

    There are some waterproof spade connectors that have super thick heat shrink. This is nothing like the regular stuff and smalls like candle wax when heated. It's also much harder than regular heat...
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    I already have 200GB of storage with google but I...

    I already have 200GB of storage with google but I guess they don't want people using "personal" storage as a public file server. AWS still has 5GB of free storage but it's a pain in the *** to...
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    posting images on this forum

    Since Traxxas doesn't store anything but text, I'm looking for an easy way to post images. No, I'm not going to download taptalk.

    It seems like most mainstream services e.g. photos.google.com,...
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    I'm not asking about the esc or a bec. I'm asking...

    I'm not asking about the esc or a bec. I'm asking in regard to the traxxas receiver and traxxas servo on the xmaxx
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    More than 6.0v on BEC?

    Anyone running the traxxas receiver or/and servo above 6.0v?
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    neverminded I found an old thread. ...

    neverminded I found an old thread. https://forums.traxxas.com/showthread.php?492390-Gyro-wheelie-control-Post-your-results
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    Can a 3-axis gyro work on an RC Car?

    I have a 3-axis gyro (GY-521) left over from another project. I've been considering intercepting the PWM signal between my receiver and ESC to prevent/reduce wheelies or over breaking and flipping...
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    perfect! that's what I wanted to hear

    perfect! that's what I wanted to hear
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    Center diff - 20M vs ear plugs

    How "thick" are the silicone ear plugs compared to the Traxxas 20 million (20M) silicone diff fluid? Does anyone have first hand knowledge on the subject?
  17. 6633 (5ch receiver)- radio with extra ch that is variable not toggle

    I want to use one of my extra receiver channels but it requires an adjustable value not toggle. I'm currently using the tqi 2ch transmitter. What options do I have?

    The extra channel is for a...
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    this page comes up as the first google hit on...

    this page comes up as the first google hit on "1717 amps" so hopefully this will help someone else searching for the same thing. Castle doesn't appear to actually list specs on this but there are a...
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    On my latest log, I have an average ripple of...

    On my latest log, I have an average ripple of 0.27v and a max ripple 1.15v
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    what limits a servos voltage?

    I have a 2085x servo. There are several places around the internet that say it's limited to 7.4v. Since none of them appear to be official answers I contacted Traxxas who responded with,



    So,...
  21. Thread: Under charge lipos

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    I don't have a good way to discharge them quickly...

    I don't have a good way to discharge them quickly so discharging that last bit ends up cooking my charger for 2 to 3 hours. This is why I've been charging them less.
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    I doubt this has anything to do with the charging. My guess is that you live somewhere humid, are storing the batteries where it's cold and bringing them into the house where it's warm. That being...
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    8s on a small vehicle

    I have a castle 1717 with 8s on a maxx (not an x-maxx, regular maxx). I'm currently using 2x 5200 4s batteries. I would like to go with something smaller. How small can I go? What would the limiting...
  24. Thread: Under charge lipos

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    Under charge lipos

    Is it ok to under charge lipos? For example, only charging them to 4v instead of 4.2v. my batteries are way too big for one of my cars so I've been intenionall charging them less to reduce the run...
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    Castle -- sensored only vs smart sense

    I was looking through the menu of my castle esc and saw the option for sensors only. Other than having the ability to change timings, is there any benefit of sensored only over smart sense?
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