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    Thumbs up What did you do with your X-Maxx today?

    Hey guys, there's threads like this in the other sections, there's enough of us with X-Maxx's we can have our own too.

    Today I modified a Castle 2028 motor dual blower fan to fit onto my X-Maxx's motor and heat sink. I'm not the first to think of it, I'm just the first to get it to fit snugly close to the motor. I had to dremel the inner plastic rib out of it to fit the fan cover close to the motor heat sink, and I had to trim a corner of it to clear the spur gear cover. It fits perfectly against the heat sink. I didn't even need zip ties or anything to hold it down, it's wedged perfectly between the chassis frame rails. I'm really happy with how it all came out, you can't even really see the wires to the fan either. It's not like I even need the fans, the motor runs cool enough with out them, I just did this for fun.












    So guys, post up what you did with your X-Maxx!
    Last edited by Wolfslash16; 12-29-2015 at 10:38 PM.
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    Nice work with the fan!!

    I unboxed mine and charged the batteries. Taking it for a run tomorrow.

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    I just ran mine through slush and snow today lol, nothing quite as innovative as you but I'm def. going to steal your idea. That looks awesome. Good job man!


    Actually you inspired me to swap out the radio system for a new one I had sitting around.

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    Hey There buddy,

    How do you programme the set button for the self rightening?
    I have a sanwa M12 and I'm installing my RX461 Telemetry receiver tonight.






    Actually you inspired me to swap out the radio system for a new one I had sitting around.

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    I ordered some fans today and went to the hardware store for some dry lube and thread lock.
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    On the fan ... IF the fan quits by chance, do you think it will cause motor to overheat ? I'm wondering if the gap + zip tie method would be better in that case ? I've got the castle fan in route ... so still waiting to get my hands on one in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalop View Post
    On the fan ... IF the fan quits by chance, do you think it will cause motor to overheat ? I'm wondering if the gap + zip tie method would be better in that case ? I've got the castle fan in route ... so still waiting to get my hands on one in person.
    I think either way if both fans shut off it would overheat if it was hot outside and you were bashing hard yes. These fans would be hard to kill, they're burshless... Something would have to physically stop them, like mud, grass, or a stick getting wedged in the fan blades. I'm not worried at all honestly.
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    I thought everybody already had this set up, I've had it for 6 months on the cooling fins and my rig is cool all the time bashing.

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    Looks good wolf I ordered the same fan today

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    Were those part of a kit you ordered off eBay?
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    I ordered some spares - spur gears, a arms, etc., and bluetooth module for my X-MAXX that's not even here yet! Haha

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    My Castle 2028 blower arrived yesterday buy my X is waiting for a replacement right lower arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    I'm just the first to get it to fit snugly close to the motor. I had to dremel the inner plastic rib out of it to fit the fan cover close to the motor heat sink, e5a8e_b.jpg[/img]

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    No, you just the FIRST to make a post about it.

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    I'm gonna fabricate a X Maxx mount for my ATV so I can haul it around our riding area. Heavy sucker. Hey, Wolfslash, Does that fan plug straight into the receiver or do you have to some other form of wiring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tankinfrank View Post
    I'm gonna fabricate a X Maxx mount for my ATV so I can haul it around our riding area. Heavy sucker. Hey, Wolfslash, Does that fan plug straight into the receiver or do you have to some other form of wiring?
    It plugs right in !

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    I changed my shock oil to 50 wt last night. But I only got the front 2 shocks done, the 2 oz team bottle I purchased was not enough fluid to do all 4 shocks. I'll do the rear shocks when my new bottle comes in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalop View Post
    I changed my shock oil to 50 wt last night. But I only got the front 2 shocks done, the 2 oz team bottle I purchased was not enough fluid to do all 4 shocks. I'll do the rear shocks when my new bottle comes in.
    did you see about 1oz per shock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antignis View Post
    did you see about 1oz per shock?
    Yea, just a little less than 1 oz. 4 oz would do all 4 shocks including some spills.

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    took it mudding today. beat the heck out of it and it drove like a champ trouble free.
    pics to follow .. Self righting worked well too..
    tons of fun !!
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    I've had to just stare at it since Christmas. Batteries are on back order everywhere!

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    I installed my new cooling fans as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Storm View Post
    I installed my new cooling fans as well.



    I just ordered this same fan. Easy to hook up? What do I need to know? Is it self explanatory? Do I need anything extra besides zip ties to make it happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by efarrell View Post
    I just ordered this same fan. Easy to hook up? What do I need to know? Is it self explanatory? Do I need anything extra besides zip ties to make it happen?
    Yep it pretty easy, I spent the most time running the wires down low and tucking them in nice and neat for a clean look. You can plug it in to any port on your RX and they will run when you power up the truck. The fan doesnt fit all the way down flush on the heat sink but thats ok with me, it allows more air to flow across the whole heat sink imho. Just a back yard bash yesterday, it was 35 degrees outside and according to the temp on the traxxas link it only hit 108, but that was on and off the throttle just playing.
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    Any of you dealt with smc? I ordered some extra lipos they have taken money but no shipping yet. Bought monday paypal sent money yesterday. Lol so much for having them before new years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revo09 View Post
    Any of you dealt with smc?
    I haven't.

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    I had the same issue. Their website is acting goofy and saying they have items when they don't. Email him. He is a really nice guy

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    I could use the motor fan too .

    My motor was super hot after my bashing exercise was completed ?
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    Ordered 5 fans, orders just not for me this week. SMC shipped batteries today, amazon offered free 1 day delivery for orders for $35 but will deliver Jan 4th. But anywho 5 coming my way.
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    Picked up a pair of new batteries and some 50wt Shock oil to redo my shocks.

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    great gunbar223
    what kind

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoraduntov View Post
    great gunbar223
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    Well I joined the traxxas forum while dreaming of getting my xmaxx today. Preordered and paid 3rd week of Nov. at my lhs. They still can't tell me when it's coming, so I'm here almost every day reading about all of you having fun with yours. I have 4 3s 8400's ready to rock and roll, but just got 12 inches of snow. Not sure where I'm even going to be able to give it a good test run now. Sigh. I ordered blue, but I'd take a lemon lime one at this point.

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    Been checking out the bigger bodies on ebay now
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    Called lhs for a delivery update again.

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    i ordered my cooling fan.. and installed 43t spur and 21t pinion.. wanted a 25 but local shop didn't have one... WOW.. gearing is fun...

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    Just put 35 more minutes of pure fun in my x-maxx log book!!! Blue definitely seems to be faster than some of those red ones I c on you tube : )! !!

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    Order a castle creations cooling fan....I have only run my X maxx three times since December 23rd.....just want to solve any problems before they start

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    Ordered the same fan from Tower and drove mine in the parking of my work for the first time......it's super fun.

    Tomorrows plan is to drive it on the beach next to where I live. There's some small dunes so it should be fun.

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    I messed with gearing options tonight, the pins for gear change adjustments are crazy simple, I like it. I'm planing on trying a 16, 17, and 18 pinion once I can get access to the Traxxas pinions. 90% of after market ones are too thin compared to the wide spur gear teeth.
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