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    Congrats - sounds like you're advancing quickly....

    Congrats - sounds like you're advancing quickly. I should dial back my rates & practice more to catch up :)
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    You were lucky as most encounters with trees...

    You were lucky as most encounters with trees don't end so well. As far as the electronics - if it still flies like it supposed to, they're probably fine although a full calibration never hurts. I...
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    #3 Delusional? lol - Just kidding feverdog :)...

    #3 Delusional? lol - Just kidding feverdog :) I’ve never been happy with flight times on my Alias either & it seems like I always hit LVC sooner than I should. I know there were some early Alias’s...
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    Good approach, Alias is pretty durable - not...

    Good approach, Alias is pretty durable - not bullet-proof - but it's usually cheaper to fix than Aton. Don't kid yourself though - expert mode is hard & maybe even harder if you've already become...
  5. Thanks for the info but I sure hope they don't...

    Thanks for the info but I sure hope they don't puff. They came in weeks ago but haven't had a chance to fly em yet. I did notice that two showed a higher internal resistance than the other two. Have...
  6. The link in my OP was TWO BATTERIES for $109 &...

    The link in my OP was TWO BATTERIES for $109 & with the 10% holiday discount, they ended up being $49.48 each with free shipping. Just checked and the link is still active but now you'll need to...
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    I can hover nose out in expert no problem & can...

    I can hover nose out in expert no problem & can fly forward/backward & side to side reasonably well. But as soon as I try to turn back towards myself (nose in) it usually goes into a sideways dive...
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    OK, so you do recommend the latest firmware but...

    OK, so you do recommend the latest firmware but since you FLY MOSTLY EXPERT, calibration is not an issue for you - makes sense but you really don't have to keep rubbing out nose in it!!! LOL
  9. Doesn't sound good but at least Traxxas has a...

    Doesn't sound good but at least Traxxas has a replacement warranty within one year from original purchase. https://traxxas.com/products/parts/batteries/powercellbatteries/lipo (at the bottom of page)...
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    I've played around with expert mode but never...

    I've played around with expert mode but never gotten serious enough to really learn it. I can fly pretty well in sport mode but expert for me is like going back to square 1 and learning to fly all...
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    Great news feverdog!!! Glad you're back up &...

    Great news feverdog!!! Glad you're back up & flying & whatever it was that caused the crash - well just don't do that again lol I'd still suggest a firmware update (if you're not already running the...
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    If you're handy with a soldering iron they can...

    If you're handy with a soldering iron they can probably be fixed but based on all the trouble you've had so far, maybe you should take it to your local hobby shop & ask them if they can splice and/or...
  13. Definitely one of these:...

    Definitely one of these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-Main-Frame-Black-Aton-7923-TRA7923/201860303926?epid=1154722974&hash=item2effcfcc36:g:7ygAAOSwGotWs7SM

    And depending on which arm broke -...
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    Make sure the prop screws aren't too tight on...

    Make sure the prop screws aren't too tight on that motor but like I said before - it never hurts to have a spare on hand. I bought 2 of these just after X-mas for a great price:...
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    That's the GPS receiver and it should look like...

    That's the GPS receiver and it should look like this - although mine has some slight discoloration & still works fine. However, if it's actually burnt or rusted that doesn't sound good. Just...
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    Serial number is under the canopy printed on a...

    Serial number is under the canopy printed on a white sticker attached to the circuit board - it begins with an A. Remove the two front most screws under the nose & slide the canopy forward to gain...
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    Good news but you really should remove the props...

    Good news but you really should remove the props if you're going to arm the Aton inside. Good luck with the mainframe replacement & hope you get it back in the air soon.
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    Well sure they could be broken but do you see any...

    Well sure they could be broken but do you see any visible damage or have you not looked under the hood? Remove the canopy (2 screws underneath the nose) & the roll hoop (4 screws-2 each side) & look...
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    Holy Cow!!! At those speeds - one false move...

    Holy Cow!!! At those speeds - one false move could do some serious damage! Better you than me my friend - I'd be way too stressed to enjoy it... lol
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    I've flown 2 Atons side by side (myself & another...

    I've flown 2 Atons side by side (myself & another pilot) with no problems however, the owners manual does talk about external interference under safety precautions on pg. 5. This article may be the...
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    They are for programming the transmitter buttons...

    They are for programming the transmitter buttons using the transmitter itself. A2 is the right shoulder button which is factory set as air brakes & can't be changed. A1 is the left shoulder (trick)...
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    Airbrakes needs time to react so don't expect to...

    Airbrakes needs time to react so don't expect to stop cold in a steep dive. Also, air brakes is press & hold not press & release. When you release airbrakes it automatically goes into film mode and...
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    Wow that thing looks awesome! Really powerful too...

    Wow that thing looks awesome! Really powerful too I bet. How fast will it go?
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    Very hard - at least for me. You need to...

    Very hard - at least for me. You need to constantly correct since there's no self leveling. I can hover and do a few slow turns but that's about it. Still working on it but it's a steep learning...
  25. Just realized they will also fit my Stampede 4x4...

    Just realized they will also fit my Stampede 4x4 - Win/Win for me!!!
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