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  1. Thread: Need a new ESC

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    Hey guys, I have updated the firmware via...

    Hey guys,

    I have updated the firmware via castle link, reset all settings and have tried with the stock motor and my friends castle 1406 5700kv. Its all with the same results, I'll try to post a...
  2. Thread: Need a new ESC

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    Need a new ESC

    G'day,

    I think my mamba max pro has had it, the merv stutters at low acceleration as if it isn't receiving enough current, but I have plugged it in with a 4s 5000mah lipo and to the same results....
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    I use double sided tape that I bought from the...

    I use double sided tape that I bought from the hardware store, its similar to this servo tape but cheaper.

    Regarding the motor shaft, you will need to shorten it down, I had to shorten my neu...
  4. Thread: Plasti-Dip?

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    I just had a look through thetoyz website, they...

    I just had a look through thetoyz website, they no longer stock driven production arms.

    I'm happy with my blue rpm, but if i were to do another build, dye-able arms would be great :)

    Cheers.
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    You could use plastic, I think one of the...

    You could use plastic, I think one of the moderators here uses a heat resistant plastic mount system.

    This is mine, I used 2mm 5083 aluminium from the hardware store, buffed it with some mothers...
  6. Thread: Plasti-Dip?

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    I think The Toyz had white delrin arms

    I think The Toyz had white delrin arms
  7. Thread: Battery question

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    e-revo.net/i/IMG30038.jpg Courtesy of Evgen's...

    e-revo.net/i/IMG30038.jpg

    Courtesy of Evgen's website.

    This question has been answered many times, but since lipos keep getting better and better, Its good to know what is available to us....
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    Your merv is the T-34 Tank of our world :)

    Your merv is the T-34 Tank of our world :)
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    A shim is a thin washer used to get the right...

    A shim is a thin washer used to get the right mesh between two gears, in our case it will create a tighter mesh between the ring and pinion gear. Have a look through Jimmie's guide, there is a ton of...
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    If you are having issues with the diffs stripping...

    If you are having issues with the diffs stripping out, aluminium bulkheads are excellent (with the proper amount of shims).

    Like zach23 said, the hubs will get rid of some steering slop.

    There...
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    +1 Before investing into a new motor, invest...

    +1

    Before investing into a new motor, invest into a better ESC and work from there. A Castle Creations Sidewinder V3 ESC is a good option, if you want something more, the Mamba Max Pro is...
  12. this is what i usually do after a beach run,...

    this is what i usually do after a beach run, takes about 1 hour, but i have peace of mind, especially since i have a lot invested in my merv.

    - remove the wheels and clean up the tires, let em air...
  13. beach bashing is great fun, but you have to clean...

    beach bashing is great fun, but you have to clean up the truck thoroughly immediately after the bash session to prevent parts from rusting.
  14. hey Scar13, Are you planning on staying in the...

    hey Scar13,

    Are you planning on staying in the hobby? The duratrax 245 looks fine for 1/16 scale battery packs, but if you go to anything above that its going to struggle.

    Chargers that are...
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    Counter weight it with another battery?

    Counter weight it with another battery?
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    thought i'd chuck my bit. i got these in '11,...

    thought i'd chuck my bit.

    i got these in '11, they came out before traxxas released their own center cv shafts, these are their v2 shafts, all steel components, including the spring steel band...
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    Im assuming from my experience with the diff-hub...

    Im assuming from my experience with the diff-hub cv shafts that the o-rings would cover the pins holding the drive cups.

    Cheers.
  18. mmp can be waterproofed, check this out...

    mmp can be waterproofed, check this out

    cheers.
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    i don't have the sv3, so i can't make a comment...

    i don't have the sv3, so i can't make a comment from that, though i remember that the sv2 had heating issues when it came to running 3s, do a bit of poking around to find out how the sv3 runs on 3s....
  20. Thread: Water fun!

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    hey B3NNZ, merv still up for sale?

    hey B3NNZ, merv still up for sale?
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    i would first get the sv3 and go from there, the...

    i would first get the sv3 and go from there, the stock esc limits the motors potential.

    but if you do want to go for a neu 1110/1y, you need to shorten the shaft down, i did mine by 4mm, also you...
  22. Thread: Dye the Chassis

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    Dont use any cooking pots, the mrs wont forgive...

    Dont use any cooking pots, the mrs wont forgive you :)

    if you dont have any old unusable pots, get those aluminium baking trays from the discount store. Ive used those trays 4 times so far, i just...
  23. Thread: Upgrades

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    higher speed = higher chance of breaking parts ...

    higher speed = higher chance of breaking parts

    keep that in mind
  24. Thread: Gearing?!?!?

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    whoops, i can't seem to edit my post. sorry mod's

    whoops, i can't seem to edit my post. sorry mod's
  25. Thread: Gearing?!?!?

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    The stock motor can handle A LOT of abuse, the...

    The stock motor can handle A LOT of abuse, the fella who bought mine is still using it in his merv, abusing the **** out of it from 2011, 90'C temp at times...

    But i know he uses a sidewinder esc...
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