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    It depends on the system. The Mamba-X with a...

    It depends on the system. The Mamba-X with a sensored motor like the 1800kv can do anything a brushed system will, but it does it a lot better and will give more run time while it is doing it.
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    Welcome to the forums!!! I basically did what...

    Welcome to the forums!!!

    I basically did what you described by changing the ESC and motor. Going to a Mamba-X with a sensored 1800kv motor on 3S gave me exceptional low speed crawling control, and...
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    Have you done any maintenance where you had the...

    Have you done any maintenance where you had the motor leads disconnected?

    Have you tried recalibrating your ESC to the TX?
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    Its not enough that the knife is in there... you...

    Its not enough that the knife is in there... you just have to twist it, don't you?
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    On just the V3s I have seen at least three...

    On just the V3s I have seen at least three different variations. It is a bit annoying for me, I would like to design a case for the V3, but I am not going to buy all three to do it.
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    Many thanks!!! Looks like I need to get V3...

    Many thanks!!!

    Looks like I need to get V3 and design a case for it. One thing I have noticed is that there are a number of variations on on the V3. I have seen a few that have shorted USB ports,...
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    In a way, this is the way Fusion 360 works. You...

    In a way, this is the way Fusion 360 works. You start out by making a 2D sketch (they even call it a sketch), and you extrude it from there.

    Trust me guys, MENSA is not beating down my door to...
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    If anyone knows... Is there a physical...

    If anyone knows...

    Is there a physical difference between the original CastleLink and the V3?

    I am trying to figure out if I have to modify my design for the V3 to fit...
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    Such a good thing one of these stores is not near...

    Such a good thing one of these stores is not near me... That goes for a Lego store as well... I guess living up in the sticks is good for my pocketbook.
  10. First, what temps are you seeing on your motor? ...

    First, what temps are you seeing on your motor?

    Second, how old is the steering servo? If the motor is getting worn it could be drawing more amperage than your system can deliver, even with the...
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    Sorry, I don't sell my stuff. I just post my...

    Sorry, I don't sell my stuff. I just post my designs on Thingiverse for others to download and print.
  12. Thread: college

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    I am back in school now and have to take a...

    I am back in school now and have to take a transition course. It hasn't been too taxing, but I am having a hard time quelling my attitude on a few things. One in particular is how hard they are...
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    Man, that is AWESOME!!!

    Man, that is AWESOME!!!
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    You're an RC guy, so we won't hold you being an...

    You're an RC guy, so we won't hold you being an engineer against ya....

    I work hand-in-glove with engineers, so my first choice was Solid Works, I figured I would have built-in tech support......
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    Fusion 360. It is free for us hobbyist.

    Fusion 360. It is free for us hobbyist.
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    I really like the CastleLink, but don't really...

    I really like the CastleLink, but don't really care for heat-shrunk board. So, I made a case for it...

    The shrink wrap is removed, and the Link module slides in and get locked into place. The only...
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    That looks awesome!!!! Nice job with the wiring,...

    That looks awesome!!!! Nice job with the wiring, it is about as clean as you can get.
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    Are talking about "barrel nuts", or set screws? ...

    Are talking about "barrel nuts", or set screws?

    Barrel nut:
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=5mm+barrel+nut&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

    Set screw:
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=5mm+set+screw&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
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    Aluminum is great for supporting parts that do...

    Aluminum is great for supporting parts that do not take a direct shock, like carriers. Unless your truck is being purpose built for a particular task (i.e.: speed runs), aluminum is not a good...
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    REALLY do not recommend trying to attach the...

    REALLY do not recommend trying to attach the connector the way you described; you run a very good chance of the battery shorting out and starting a fire.

    While not my first choice, if you do not...
  21. Thread: Light box

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    Adhesive cable mounts to the rescue...! ...

    Adhesive cable mounts to the rescue...!
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  22. Thread: Light box

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    That aftermarket light kit you have pictured is...

    That aftermarket light kit you have pictured is an all-in-one kit that would eliminate the OEM lighting controller altogether. Basically, you just feed it 4.8-6VDC and it powers the LEDs. I would...
  23. Thread: HCG vs. LCG

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    HCG can be useful with going through rougher...

    HCG can be useful with going through rougher terrain, or taller grass, there isn't as much surface area slung low to get caught up on. Aside from this, LCG is the way to go, the drop in center mass...
  24. It is a silk screen, not regular paint. After the...

    It is a silk screen, not regular paint. After the abuse I have put mine through, I can say that it does not scratch easily.
  25. You are likely already aware of it, but just in...

    You are likely already aware of it, but just in case you are not... On a Traxxas receiver, there are two slots for Ch 1 (steering), you can plug the servo into either. The ESC will go into the 3rd...
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