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  1. My partner and I got into rc towards the end of...

    My partner and I got into rc towards the end of 2019. My partner started watching YouTube videos on it and got interested, so I decided to look into it as a Christmas gift for the two of us. We've...
  2. Yeah, I just went with the valineon VXL-3s...

    Yeah, I just went with the valineon VXL-3s system. Haven't had any problems, so far


    Little known fact: Slapping your favorite sticker on an RC body DOES make it go faster
  3. I had the same issue with my 2wd rustler. I...

    I had the same issue with my 2wd rustler. I recalibrated the esc and transmitter several times and it started working. The xl-5 will work with a 2s lipo, but it does overheat the motor pretty...
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    Slash servo gear problems?

    So this past weekend, one of my friends got his first hobby grade rc. After having to listen to me drone on and on and on about them, he decided he wanted a VXL Slash. I ordered it for in-store...
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    I've been running mine off-road on 3s with the...

    I've been running mine off-road on 3s with the stock gearing, and it hasn't given me any problems. It definitely gets hot, but I give it a cool down break every so often, and I rarely run it full...
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    One trick that works with 2wd slipper clutches is...

    One trick that works with 2wd slipper clutches is to wedge your fingernail in the spring and push down on it a little as you adjust the nut. The trick is to keep the shaft from turning while you...
  7. I'm using a GPM fan on the motor of my 4x4...

    I'm using a GPM fan on the motor of my 4x4 rustler, and it doesn't plug into the lead on the esc. It has a little "pigtail" hookup that goes on the end of the battery lead, and hooks into that. Not...
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    I'd say y'all got a dang good deal on that! ...

    I'd say y'all got a dang good deal on that!

    Little known fact: Slapping your favorite sticker on an RC body DOES make it go faster
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    It's a Slash with an LCG chassis on it. The LCG...

    It's a Slash with an LCG chassis on it. The LCG (low center of gravity) drops the ride height a little and improves it's handling and reduces rollover risk. It's a great mod; looks like you got it...
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    I think the Positron tires are for clay track...

    I think the Positron tires are for clay track racing. I don't know how theyd perform on hard pack or soft dirt. If they're new, you may be able to sell them to someone. They sell brand new for...
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    Got the old girl fixed. Took her for a test run,...

    Got the old girl fixed. Took her for a test run, and everything is humming nicely. Having a small issue with the link between the bellcrank and the servo hitting the backside of my camber link...
  12. I upgraded my rustler to the VXL system a while...

    I upgraded my rustler to the VXL system a while back, and it runs pretty good on 3s, though my hearing is quite a bit lower to accommodate the larger than stock off-road tires I use. I'm running...
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    Usually you can slide a flathead screw driver...

    Usually you can slide a flathead screw driver between the wheel hex and the bearing carrier and pry it out. Might have to work your way around the hex to get it to release. I think there should be...
  14. The Titan doesn't do great with lipos. Itll run...

    The Titan doesn't do great with lipos. Itll run em ok, but it's hard on the motor. I burned out a bunch of titans over the course of a year or so running 2s lipos. You just have to stop and let it...
  15. My venom charger has the external boards as...

    My venom charger has the external boards as well. I still have 1 traxxas lipo, so I kept my traxxas charger (which only works on one side) and use it for that battery.

    Little known fact:...
  16. I got some Venom batteries a while back that did...

    I got some Venom batteries a while back that did the same thing in my old traxxas dual charger. The first two or three times I charged them, everything was fine, but all of a sudden it stopped...
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    I don't know how good it is in comparison to...

    I don't know how good it is in comparison to other fans, but I used a GPM fan on mine. It works pretty well and wasn't too much of a hassle to install, but it seems a little flimsy. Held up to a...
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    If you can't make it to the hobby shop, amazon...

    If you can't make it to the hobby shop, amazon usually has some basic parts in stock and can get them to you in a day or so. Just watch out for their knock-off brand parts; they're absolute garbage....
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    Rule of thumb is that if you can't touch the...

    Rule of thumb is that if you can't touch the motor for 10 seconds at a stretch, it's too hot.

    As for the bearings, is it squeaking or vibrating when you hit the throttle?

    If the truck isnt...
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    A good way to explain it would be this: If you...

    A good way to explain it would be this: If you went to a car dealership, and bought a brand new sports car, would you stand on the gas pedal every time you drove it? The car is capable of going...
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    As Acidic said, the Rustler, Slash, Bandit and...

    As Acidic said, the Rustler, Slash, Bandit and Stampede are all entry level vehicles. The rustler has been around for a long time, and the design is a bit dated. (That being said, I ran into a guy...
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    If you're looking to sell it, and most of the...

    If you're looking to sell it, and most of the core components are in decent shape, you might consider taking the electronics out and selling it as a roller. You'd get less money for it, but you'd...
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    Something I've learned us that when you have an...

    Something I've learned us that when you have an issue you can't find, it's usually something really dumb and really simple.

    Little known fact:. Slapping your favorite sticker on an RC body DOES...
  24. I had a similar issue with my dual charger. It...

    I had a similar issue with my dual charger. It might not be the charger. It could be the battery packs are damaged. Before I knew how finicky lipos can be, I didn't really take care of mine too...
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    Acidic might be right. Check your pinion gear. ...

    Acidic might be right. Check your pinion gear. Usually when it slips on the motor shaft, you get a loud buzz from the motor where it's either not .asking contact with the spur or its barely...
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