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    How is Traxxas Doing?

    Well, we are knee deep into this corona thing, and it looks like it is only going to get deeper.

    I was wondering how the good people at Traxxas are doing. You guys ok down there in Texas?
  2. Next question... What kind of look are you...

    Next question...

    What kind of look are you going for, jacked up, scale street, a little of both?

    For the most part, I would recommend 1.9 wheels. You can go to 2.2s, but you'd need to lift your...
  3. WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!! Are you looking for...

    WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!!

    Are you looking for trail or crawling tires?
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    Well, I finally got my hands on a V3 CastleLink...

    Well, I finally got my hands on a V3 CastleLink and made a case for it. Like the other one, the heat shrink has to be removed.

    As far as I can tell, there are two versions of the V3, one with a...
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    I likely can, they do make wood filament, but if...

    I likely can, they do make wood filament, but if I wanted to wipe with sand paper I would just take TP from work, or get it from the garage.
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    Wonder if they are on E-Bay?

    Wonder if they are on E-Bay?
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    No bueno on the link... Plus, you'll likely...

    No bueno on the link...

    Plus, you'll likely have better success after you post the link on the 4x4 Slash forum.
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    Here is basically what I am talking about, but...

    Here is basically what I am talking about, but likely is a bit more elaborate than what I am thinking about.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw-0IG2AYwk

    And here is my storage...
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    Greatscott's Scale Garage

    I have been toying with the idea of having a scale garage. A lot of the parts and pieces for it I can print up. My biggest problem was finding room in my little shop for something as big as a scale...
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    Do not recommend RPM carriers, they flex too much...

    Do not recommend RPM carriers, they flex too much and cause problems. Stick with stock or aluminum.
  11. Thread: Soldering?

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    At 65W, it should be able to handle most anything...

    At 65W, it should be able to handle most anything you throw at it.

    A couple of tips as you start off on your soldering adventure...
    • Soldering is like math, it is not learned, it is practiced. ...
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    Here is my latest project, I have been working on...

    Here is my latest project, I have been working on it for months, and sadly it isn't a Traxxas RC. I have done a good amount of 3D work on this rig that I would love to show off here, but, I don't...
  13. Yeah, unless you are going for a monster look,...

    Yeah, unless you are going for a monster look, 2.2s are just a bit too tall for the TRX4 for my taste.

    Hope everything worked out with your dog. If you are like me, you don't have pets, you have...
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    Can you see the servo actually moving, or is it...

    Can you see the servo actually moving, or is it just making noise?
  15. Yup, that is normal for the foams to be wider...

    Yup, that is normal for the foams to be wider that the rig or the rims, it all gets swished in.
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    Many thanks!!! I have been told that having...

    Many thanks!!!

    I have been told that having the headlight out gives that picture a better sense of realism, especially up here in N. Idaho. But, I am an electronics guy, and having lights and...
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    In my main TRX4, I have the Castle 1800kv Mamba-X...

    In my main TRX4, I have the Castle 1800kv Mamba-X combo. In my TRX6, I have the Mamba-X with a HW 2170kv, both provide excellent power and run time. Over stock, speed and power are greatly improved,...
  18. Thread: Covid-19

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    You in Idaho too? The governor of this state...

    You in Idaho too?

    The governor of this state did the same thing. My wife is in the construction industry, and for some reason it is considered "essential". I work on a Navy base, and our work is...
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    Crawlers, unless you are running something...

    Crawlers, unless you are running something insane, runtimes are fairly constant, no matter how you are running it.

    Running a better system will give you better run times as well. I run 3S 4300mhs...
  20. Thread: Motor KV

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    Higher KV = More speed/less torque Lower KV =...

    Higher KV = More speed/less torque
    Lower KV = Less speed/more torque

    Motor KV = turns per volt (perfect world). A 3800kv motor running off of one volt should turn at 3800 RPM.

    So, a 3800kv...
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    This would be my first step, You might have...

    This would be my first step, You might have gotten a little something worked into the bushings. Plus, to keep the motor in good working order, and to get the most life out of it, the motor should be...
  22. Thread: Covid-19

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    Things will be different, some people will be...

    Things will be different, some people will be different, some not, just depends on how hard people are hit. I think one thing that will be different, at least in the near term, we will be better...
  23. Thread: Covid-19

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    Well, got our first two cases in our area...

    Well, got our first two cases in our area today...

    If I were a betting man, I would say there is a good bet that the base will be locked down on Monday...

    Oh well, I have a frig full of beer,...
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    Does it seem to stutter when you apply power? Do...

    Does it seem to stutter when you apply power? Do you have to roll on power slowly to keep it from stuttering? If so, the problem is likely your servo is drawing too much power, causing your BEC to...
  25. Thread: Covid-19

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    REPORTING IN SIR!!! Yup, I am up here in North...

    REPORTING IN SIR!!!

    Yup, I am up here in North Idaho. So far, no confirmed cases up here, but that will change, give it time.

    The small Navy base I work on is still operational, and most of...
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