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    Even my three power tool batteries and my Dremel...

    Even my three power tool batteries and my Dremel battery are years old, but again, I do not use cold batteries. I warm them up before use or charging; this is the key.

    Trust me, we get below 0°...
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    Replace the glow plug. An engine that stalls...

    Replace the glow plug. An engine that stalls when the ignitor is removed is a symptom of a bad plug.

    Replace the clutch. Or the idle is too high.
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    20% is just fine.

    20% is just fine.
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    I leave all my batteries - lipo, life & nimh -...

    I leave all my batteries - lipo, life & nimh - stored in an ammo box in an unheated garage here around the 45° parallel. Never an issue in years...granted I don't drive RC's in the winter either. I...
  5. The Xmaxx debuted as a 6s truck but then late...

    The Xmaxx debuted as a 6s truck but then late 2016/early 2017 Traxxas came out with the 8s version and offered an upgrade kit for the 6s owners that included (pulled directly from Bigsquid):
    ...
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    It was spam...and removed.

    It was spam...and removed.
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    Review the exploded views of the engine:...

    Review the exploded views of the engine:
    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/files/TRX3.3_engine-assembly_051221_0.pdf
    and the exterior components:...
  8. Thread: 8s Maxx

    by Double G
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    Because this: Nothing wrong with...

    Because this:




    Nothing wrong with questioning it. Nothing wrong with spending the money and doing it. People, well, men in particular, go crazy and innovative with builds...otherwise we may...
  9. Water is pushed through the holes in the rudder...

    Water is pushed through the holes in the rudder and through the system and when running it in water. Simply running in the tub won’t do anything.
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    Depends on what shock you have...Traxxas uses a...

    Depends on what shock you have...Traxxas uses a spring color or color stripe on the spring but you'll need to consult the exploded view(s) to see what is available for your application. They use the...
  11. Review this to compare/contrast the Slash and...

    Review this to compare/contrast the Slash and XO-1 diffs:
    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/files/5379X_KC1703-R01_53Diff%20Rebuild%20-ML-121120.pdf
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    Knock on wood I've never broken a pin while...

    Knock on wood I've never broken a pin while running a Castle Sidewinder SCT w/3800kv motor. It may be due to the slipper clutch being properly set.
  13. Thread: Help Needed

    by Double G
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    This is true. Clarify a few things: is it...

    This is true.



    Clarify a few things: is it the XL-5 ESC or the VXL? How old is it? Once the battery is charged - or at least the charger "says" it is, how many volts does it show? Have you...
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    Please leave the moderating to those tapped to do...

    Please leave the moderating to those tapped to do the job.

    Thanks.
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    I took a 2x4 and cut two pieces out of it long...

    I took a 2x4 and cut two pieces out of it long enough for the chassis to sit comfortably on it and screwed them together for height (a 4x4 would work just as well). Then put a thin piece of small...
  16. Thread: Tire stagger

    by Double G
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    No. The outside rim diameter is 2.2 and inner is...

    No. The outside rim diameter is 2.2 and inner is 3.0.
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    Probably... My best friend's sister's...

    Probably... My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl ...

    :lol: name the movie
  18. You’ll need to consult with Venom since they have...

    You’ll need to consult with Venom since they have their name on the pack.
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    What kind of plug are you using? If not the...

    What kind of plug are you using? If not the Futaba J - which has a tab on the white/signal side - then it is possible it is being plugged in backwards. Make sure the negative wire is on the outside...
  20. Thread: 2S batterie

    by Double G
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    The ESC needs to be compatible with lipo...

    The ESC needs to be compatible with lipo batteries. Usually that means a low-voltage cut-off.
  21. Few things. If indeed you are military, then...

    Few things. If indeed you are military, then first off, thanks for your service. Much appreciated to fight for our freedoms that we possess here. Truly blessed as a country.

    Can both fresh...
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    With a privately funded forum that you don't pay...

    With a privately funded forum that you don't pay for nor is there outside advertising, I would venture to say that the owner(s) of the forum can determine what can/cannot be said. Probably should...
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    Ok. It’s been a while and I was mistaken...for...

    Ok. It’s been a while and I was mistaken...for the most part. Slash 4x4 GTR on left, nitro Revo on right. Left has slightly taller cap; right slightly longer body and rod...
  24. Thread: battery price

    by Double G
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    /\ Yes. If a battery A (25c) can supply...

    /\ Yes. If a battery A (25c) can supply 175amps and battery B (100c) can supply 500 amps and the ESC will pull 125 max then the major difference you will see is a lighter wallet through the...
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    If you want to run a land speed vehicle then go...

    If you want to run a land speed vehicle then go for it. The Revo/E-Revo front and rear shocks are the same size but are shorter than the Slash GTRs.

    I'll see if I can get some pictures tonight...
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