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    Rustler mamba monster 2200kv build

    Hey guys just letting you know that I'm building a rustler with the 2200kv motor
    from castle creations. I already have the gearbox installed with the motor. Uploading pics soon. Any questions about how to do it, feel free to ask. Thanks guys!

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    I just wonder why you are using the 2200Kv instead of the 2650 one.
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    I did one before, aluminum tranny case, lowered the suspension, modified batt tray, 1/8 GRP belted rally tires, 17mm adapters, MMM-2200kv the system has too much power that I had trouble keeping it on a straight line, breaking is another challenge. At the end I invested a lot of money on it, and it wasn´t that great to run, I suggest getting a gyro, and gl with the project.
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    I am doing the same thing. but now hearing about all the problems im second guessing my decision. i bought a mamba monster setup from the marketplace for a really good price to build either another Erevo or a Emaxx. Now that we race the rustlers a few times a week i want to stun everyone. I got the MIP driveshafts and integy trans case that is open to fit the 2200. How would it be if i adjusted the punch control and really tuned the esc. Do you guys think i could control it better?
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    If you are going to race it, it will not perform that well. Unless you plan on rolling over the jump's and pinning the throttle every other place. The rear is going to be so heavy it will be hard to keep level in the air.
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    i guess i will leave my mamba max pro in it with the 1410. it runs great now and dont really feel like fixing it evey time i bring it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    I just wonder why you are using the 2200Kv instead of the 2650 one.
    I'm only using the 2200kv because I sold my e revo brushless as a roller and kept the motor and esc. It was just laying around so I bought a rustler roller on eBay. I would much rather prefer the 2650kv but I have no choice. Lol

    Definitely getting a gyro soon and need a gear to get it moving.
    Uploading pics today

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    Here are some pics of what I did so far. Not much, it doesn't go anywhere yet, but soon I will. It has rpm arms all around, caster blocks, front and rear bearing carriers, rpm bumper and integy gearbox. Need wheels that's for sure....

    The motor and gearbox. Hmmm somethings missing...

    Mounted my on/off switch to the side with some double sided tape. Works good


    Just a view from above

    I'll be posting as the build goes along so stay tuned thanks

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    That was going to be my next modification. I got some fuel line to put inside the shafts of the shocks to lower it. Also will be getting weight for the front.

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    Here are some pics of it lowered. Did it today


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    Did you up the shock oil weight? As what ttThree said use solid plate metal if you can.
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    Stock rear shock tower, no wheelie bar, and stock(ish) drive shafts...interesting setup. Are you planning to change any of these?
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    I'm using 50wt shock oil because it's the only oil I had and have. I don't have a wheelie bar because I just started this build and son have all of the parts yet. I will be getting a wheelie bar/skid plate and the slash 4x4 heavy duty drive shafts. I also am definitely going to use weights up front. I dot know where to get some. Any recommendations?
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    Nitroelectric ...

    that's a very nice clean built keep on the great work and keep updating !

    as for placing weight at the front, i suggest placing kids clay ( don't know what it's called ) that one used in kinder garden classes.
    it's easy to add, remove, design and even matched color

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert JATO View Post
    Nitroelectric ...

    that's a very nice clean built keep on the great work and keep updating !

    as for placing weight at the front, i suggest placing kids clay ( don't know what it's called ) that one used in kinder garden classes.
    it's easy to add, remove, design and even matched color
    Thanks man! I will be updating as the build goes along. I have finals from
    Tuesday to Friday so there are other things on my plate. I will be getting upgrades as I need wheels, a spur gear, weight, a skid plate, gyro and that's about it. I like the clay idea, I will definitely put that into consideration thanks

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    Here are some of it with the body. Also installed an underglow kit that I had in my e revo.


    I am not really considering using this at night, but maybe duskish time.

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    Found a 54T spur laying around and put it on. The truck works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttThree View Post
    What gear are you intend to use while speedrunning?
    Like a 34T

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    smaller spur bigger pinion is speed, larger spur smaller pinion is torque. You will not be able to fit a 54t spur with the 34t pinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I EAT DIRT View Post
    smaller spur bigger pinion is speed, larger spur smaller pinion is torque. You will not be able to fit a 54t spur with the 34t pinion.
    I never said I was going to use a 34T pinion and 54T spur. I just used a 24T pinion and 54T spur to see if everything worked internally with the gearbox. I'll probably either do a 1:1 like 34/34 or something else.

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    Encountered a problem. Gonna bring it to my local hobby store to see what the problem is. It accelerates when the wheels are off the ground but when I put the car down it just moves extremely slowly. It sounds like the gears aren't meshing right or something. I took apart and check the gearbox 5 times. :/ I have no idea

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    Yeah I think it might have something to do with the esc because if it works fine not planted on the ground theres no reason it shouldn't do the same on the ground. thanks I'll try to get it working

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    Sound to me like the pin on the top shaft is sheared off on the inside of the tranny. The top gear is pressed on so it drives fine with the wheels in the air and no load but it slips when it is on the round under a load it slips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    Sound to me like the pin on the top shaft is sheared off on the inside of the tranny. The top gear is pressed on so it drives fine with the wheels in the air and no load but it slips when it is on the round under a load it slips.
    Hmmm I'll check it out and post if that's the case

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    Did you check for stripped wheel hexes?

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    Lol. Only read the first page when I replied this. Dad might be very right. As usual
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    Okay nothing is stripped it may just be my stupidity.
    1. The rusty is brand new, never ran before. Purchased as a roller.
    Just to get that cleared up, when I put throttle when on the ground, the spur spins but is slipping on the slipper wayyy too much. What did I do wrong. Thanks if u tell me before I figure this out.
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    If nothing changes when you tighten the slipper clutch, then Dad is probably right.
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    Tightened the spur and then it worked. Gave it like no throttle what so ever and heard a crackling sound. Gonna take apart the gearbox and check it out

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    I'm pretty sure it works okay now, but now I keep getting a low voltage cut off signal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitroelectric View Post
    I'm pretty sure it works okay now, but now I keep getting a low voltage cut off signal
    It seems time to charge your battery then
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    Lol well in my e revo everytime these batteries web low they didn't jut shut off completely they would slowly decrease in charge. I'll charge them anyway though and see if that works. Thanks

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    You probably run 2 in parallel on the ERBE? If not, then it is weird. The ERBE is way more heavy.
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    It works perfect now! The batteries were dead lolz. I just dropped in my 2 3s lipos to drive in my house. Like 1/100 throttle though haha.

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    Good to hear. Watch out with the walls. Before you know you tear the house down with that power.
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    Lol yea I didn't have the gearbox screwed in and hit reverse and there went my gearbox. But I screwed everything back in lol. I'll be getting more parts soon btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitroelectric View Post
    Lol yea I didn't have the gearbox screwed in and hit reverse and there went my gearbox. But I screwed everything back in lol. I'll be getting more parts soon btw
    are you going to include some sort of bumper or motor protector? this might work with the bumper mount to protect the motor.
    http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/product...h2.htm#protect

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    Am I reading this right? You attempted to drive a 6s MMM/2200 Rusty in the house and did not even have the transmission secured to the chassis? Talk about an accident looking for a place to happen.
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    That one won't fit on the integy gearbox and with the size of the motor. I'm going to get the t-bone skidplate with wheelie bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    Am I reading this right? You attempted to drive a 6s MMM/2200 Rusty in the house and did not even have the transmission secured to the chassis? Talk about an accident looking for a place to happen.
    Oh lol I gave it no throttle whatsoever really. I just wanted to see if it would move to make sure if I fixed it. The gearbox coming off was an accident and my 3s lipos were the only batteries that were charged

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttThree View Post
    Its cool i understand your exitment, having a big block rustler is something. Im glad you fixed your problem.
    Thanks man!! Now all I need is some weight, foam tires, and a skidplate for the back and I'm good to go!

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