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    That's the long-awaited 60C 3S ERBE-compatible pack. Haven't tried them, but SPC Racing has not disappointed me yet.
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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    Sounds good! They are also very cheap (like $57 a pack!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrhammer2u View Post
    Castle is BMW. Leopard and Tacon is Hyundai. You lumped them together as if they were equal. Too powerful??? Just sounded silly.
    Yes; owning a BMW is expensive, and outside the warranty costly to maintain. The others are less costly and in both areas. Having a v2 Spartan, I run from most anything castle. For ESC, best is Tekin. Motors, Tekin. Castle stock is crap. Heck I had to upgrade my XO1 to an Castle XL2 with a cap pack. And even now I'm still fear a cap blowing.

    In either case my Summit is on stock electronics. Spartan runs a Leopard and Castle combo, same with my Xo1. I love castle, but only when using a ESC that is overkill can I alleviate my anxiety of blowing an ESC.

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    I've been running the Mamba Monster 2 with 2200Kv motor for awhile now and I have had no issues...the diffs will be ok as long as you never lock them while in high gear and have the correct settings applied to the Mamba ESC...I have the punch control set to 100% which prevents too much power being applied to the drivetrain from a dead stop...my gearing is 18/65 which gives me just over 40mph top end on 4S but still great low speed for crawling

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    What is some good 10 awg wire I could use for my series wiring?
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    I ordered some of the Castle stuff off of Amazon (Black, 10 awg), so I am good on that.
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    All that's left to do is solder my ESC into a series circuit and getting the batteries.
    I will put a video up once it is running. For my wiring, I was going to solder the positive part of one connector to the presoldered red wire (positive), the negative terminal of another connector to the black wire (negative) and then use some of the 10 awg wire I ordered to connect the empty terminals of each connector. If that makes sense to anybody else.
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    Thanks Jimmie Neutron but I already ordered some of Castle's wire.
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    If you notice, the time stamps are the same... lol
    I didn't know when I posted the links.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Oh ok sorry
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    Nothing to be sorry about.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    I got my wire in the mail on Saturday and I soldered everything up on Sunday. I also ordered a new servo because one of mine wasn't waterproof. I am getting servo tape from HobbyTown soon so I will have everything ready to go except the batteries.

    EDIT:
    I almost forgot when I was writing this, but I also need to order a new roof light set, or some new LEDs from OEM or something. If I do get LEDs instead of a new lightbar, what colors do you guys think I should do? I was thinking either all white, or red on the two outside ones and blue on the two inside ones, or vice versa. (rbbr or brrb).
    Last edited by hobbyclassrc; 01-07-2014 at 12:49 PM.
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    I got LEDs and servo tape - everything is mounted now, All I need is LiPos!
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    I drove it with borrowed Nimhs and even with them it was AWESOME!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UsO-HHeBIQ
    what do you guys think? I want to do that
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    Drove it today with my NEW LIPOS and the Mamba is a true monster! On 4s with 18/56 gearing I'm almost pulling standing backflips! I wonder what it would be like with 6s!
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    How does one go about testing traxxas parts before they go to factory? very cool....I was up against the same issue as the original poster and swapped the diffs,trans and driveshafts for e revo brushless gear and ended up getting a SKY TORO 150amp esc an a 6pole 2150kv motor.... on 6s it shredded a brand new masher tire within minutes, I have since tamed it a little and run 4s without any issues, I will try and get a video up racing my buddies MM2 e revo .....

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    Nice! I ended up blowing a tire and shredding the tranny today. Well.... more self control I guess.
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    Well.... more self control I guess.

    Lol good luck...the power is seductive...
    Best of intentions.....
    Ya that's out the window.
    Mountains cant stop me
    they have tried

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    I couldn't figure out how I was breaking the left rear a arm almost every run...I watched it really close as it took off and the torq twists the a arm and breaks it, so I installed the new rpm a arms for the summit and no more breakage and its almost like it gets more power to the ground.....

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    Cool

    Okay I have decided to do an entire overhaul and replace what needs to be replaced and tune it up, as well as change the suspension and style to a buggy or stock erevo. This YouTube video should help illustrate it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UsO-HHeBIQ

    I will post a new thread and link to it here

    EDIT: Link to new thread - http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...rushless-Build
    Last edited by hobbyclassrc; 07-10-2014 at 04:08 PM. Reason: forgot link
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    I bought the mamba monster 2 for my summit and the servos are not getting enough power from the ESC. Because the BEC, whatever that is, isn't capable to hold 4 amp 7200. So I don't know what to do.

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    The MM2's internal BEC is not the strongest... but bumping up the voltage from the stock 5.5v to the Traxxas standard 6v might help a little. This can be done with the CC Field Link or CC USB programmer.

    If that does not help there are a few options... a "glitch buster", which is a capacitor wired to hook into a receiver... and a stand alone BEC. Ironically, the strongest stand alone BEC I know of is Castles 10 amp BEC.


    BTW: What did you mean by "isn't capable to hold 4 amp 7200"?
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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