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    Is the merv good for bashing?

    I have a 1/10 scale slash and love it but I'm thinking about another basher I would be off-roading and on street.


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    Mine tended to over heat when I went off road...
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Depends on what offroad means.
    Its an 1/16th scale truggy.
    On higher grass and areas with Stones it wont work that good.
    On bmx Track, skatepark and Pavement it runs awesome.

    You can Put it on bigger wheels to get more ground clearance. But it will never become an stampede or Big summit.

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    Yeah, I've found the merv is the most fun to drive on pavement... for me at least

    If you plan on doing some jumps and back flips and all that good stuff I'd at least upgrade to some RPM arms. Or have them ready for when the stock ones break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feivel View Post
    Depends on what offroad means.
    Its an 1/16th scale truggy.
    On higher grass and areas with Stones it wont work that good.
    On bmx Track, skatepark and Pavement it runs awesome.

    You can Put it on bigger wheels to get more ground clearance. But it will never become an stampede or Big summit.

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    If I put bigger wheels on it would it give the ground clearance of a slash?


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    Bigger tires = higher temps
    Higher temps = lower gearing
    Lower gearing = too slow
    Too slow = better/bigger power plant
    Bigger/better power plant = poor handling
    Poor handling = one of two things... more money spent to improve handling or an upgrade to a bigger RC meant for the rougher terrain.

    Not trying to talk you out of a 16th... I just don't want you to be disappointed with your purchase.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Is the ground clearance like a slash? And thanks for the help


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    Is the merv good for bashing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Bigger tires = higher temps
    Higher temps = lower gearing
    Lower gearing = too slow
    Too slow = better/bigger power plant
    Bigger/better power plant = poor handling
    Poor handling = one of two things... more money spent to improve handling or an upgrade to a bigger RC meant for the rougher terrain.

    Not trying to talk you out of a 16th... I just don't want you to be disappointed with your purchase.
    Or is it like a slash with a lcg chassis?



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    Quote Originally Posted by zerkom122 View Post
    Or is it like a slash with a lcg chassis?



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    There's more ground clearance then the slash

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    With stock high chassis or lcg?


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    Stock 1/16 slash chassis

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    Quote Originally Posted by RcMervFanitic View Post
    Stock 1/16 slash chassis
    Oh I thought you meant the 1/10 scale one I'm like wow that's pretty high lol


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    Whoops I should have been more clear sorry
    hey can you go flip my car over

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    Quote Originally Posted by RcMervFanitic View Post
    Whoops I should have been more clear sorry
    That's ok


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    It depends also on its weight, compared to an 1/10.

    The MERV is a small little fun car, with a lot of Power for its size. But it cant go through every Terrain.

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    With stock,(28/50) gearing and tires and 2s,3s lipo i have run mine on every surface. Of course the smoother the better, that goes without saying... The merv has good ground clearance and better than slash 1/16. It is so light it tends to bob around on rougher terrain, and doesn't do grass well unless its a putting green. I have a dirt and gravel Track on my property that it runs fine on. Even gets out of the surrounding grass.. Taken it to the beach in sand or pea gravel. These cars are good bashers and you should be happy as long as you know it isn't a 1/10th.. handling wise. It has the speed! Handing can be improved, springs,oil,extend control arms, bigger,wider wheels. which you want to gear down to use...

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    Everything which can be called track is okay for this little truck I think.
    At the beginning with my revo (and rc cars at all) i thought it could handle more ruffer terrain.
    But I wasnt right.

    Atm I look for tracks out there, or bash at the skatepark.

    I uploaded a little video of my revo, noting special, just some cuts of 20 mins Skatepark driving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aqLYkv8eY0
    But it shows where I think the Revo is at its place.

    P.S. This video was just a little test for me using the Go Pro Studio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feivel View Post
    Everything which can be called track is okay for this little truck I think.
    At the beginning with my revo (and rc cars at all) i thought it could handle more ruffer terrain.
    But I wasnt right.

    Atm I look for tracks out there, or bash at the skatepark.

    I uploaded a little video of my revo, noting special, just some cuts of 20 mins Skatepark driving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aqLYkv8eY0
    But it shows where I think the Revo is at its place.

    P.S. This video was just a little test for me using the Go Pro Studio.
    That's a cool video the revo looks good on that type of terrain I'm scared of jumping on street and concrete but then again I jump at full speed.


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    Especially if you land it during the ramp is going down it wont hurt the MERV alot I think.
    I nearly only drive there since one year and the only things which brokes:
    - Body Posts get scratched -> switch to velcro
    - The head of the screws of the tbone scratched -> changed them
    - The last two Stock A Arms break -> changed to RPM
    - The low cost plastic connection between pushrod and rocker -> 30 cent sparepart

    The upgrades like TBone Skid, RPM Arms, Steal Pushrods are the reason why I leave the skatepark when the LiPos are empty, not because something is broken :-D

    A funny little story of some month ago. A kid and his father saw me driving in the spot of the video.
    They go away and come back with a ~40 Euro RC Toy Car. While it was RAINING!!! :-D
    The Kid just drives on the pavement. But the Dad trys to do some jumps.
    I told them, that the water and the jumps will break it soon.
    2 "little" Jumps later the front left axle was broken and i bet you wont get any spareparts for this.

    The funny thing was, the kid always shout at his dad "Dad this car wasnt made for jumping!!!!" :-D

    I wish we would have something like this track in Germany and not so far away from me:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QjF7lNouSE
    But soccer fields are more important here :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feivel View Post
    Especially if you land it during the ramp is going down it wont hurt the MERV alot I think.
    I nearly only drive there since one year and the only things which brokes:
    - Body Posts get scratched -> switch to velcro
    - The head of the screws of the tbone scratched -> changed them
    - The last two Stock A Arms break -> changed to RPM
    - The low cost plastic connection between pushrod and rocker -> 30 cent sparepart

    The upgrades like TBone Skid, RPM Arms, Steal Pushrods are the reason why I leave the skatepark when the LiPos are empty, not because something is broken :-D

    A funny little story of some month ago. A kid and his father saw me driving in the spot of the video.
    They go away and come back with a ~40 Euro RC Toy Car. While it was RAINING!!! :-D
    The Kid just drives on the pavement. But the Dad trys to do some jumps.
    I told them, that the water and the jumps will break it soon.
    2 "little" Jumps later the front left axle was broken and i bet you wont get any spareparts for this.

    The funny thing was, the kid always shout at his dad "Dad this car wasnt made for jumping!!!!" :-D

    I wish we would have something like this track in Germany and not so far away from me:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QjF7lNouSE
    But soccer fields are more important here :-D
    Lol yeah if I jump and there's a ramp on the other side I'll try to land on it to make it a smooth landing.


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