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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.
  5. 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...
  7. 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?
  9. 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,...
  12. 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...
  14. 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...
  16. 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...
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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...
  19. 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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    The Mamba-X has an 8 amp BEC, so you should not...

    The Mamba-X has an 8 amp BEC, so you should not need that capacitor any more.

    Everything else should be fine at 6VDC. If you are going to push passed 6VDC you run the risk of frying the RX.
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    Have you tired turning TSM off? It sounds like...

    Have you tired turning TSM off? It sounds like TSM is trying to keep the truck from power-rolling, and limiting the steering.

    Why are you running TSM at the track anyways?
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    Dunno, I'd clean it off and use what you want......

    Dunno, I'd clean it off and use what you want... Lithium grease works.

    My normal go-to grease is AE Black Grease, it stays on the gears fairly well, but comes off easy during maintenance, repairs...
  23. The ESC gets calibrated to the TX, here is the...

    The ESC gets calibrated to the TX, here is the procedure:

    https://traxxas.com/support/Programming-Your-Traxxas-Electronic-Speed-Control
  24. Did you calibrate the ESC to the TX?

    Did you calibrate the ESC to the TX?
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    And that is the problem with Farcebook, and what...

    And that is the problem with Farcebook, and what makes a lot of us so sad that it is taking over forums like this. FB is very difficult to search and successfully find past posts. That is the reason...
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