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    Exclamation Hobbywing max6 on Xmaxx 8s ? (will it work?)

    I do not like the VXL 8s esc. Way to hard in reverse. Got problems to bind it in AVC mode with mine spectrum dx4r pro set. So that are 2 points I do not like. Looks to have no options to program, like CC, or HW. So that are 3 strikes! 3 strike out!

    Well:
    Manual of Max 6 stated 8s for BL motor KV less or equal of 1200kv (8S:KV≤1200)
    Xmaxx 8s does have 1275 motor. Will it be too much?? I think it will be fine, (in the 10% region)
    anny one some thought ? or tried it already ?

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    Yes it works great! Installs with 0 modifications needed! I don't trust vxl ESC's so I swapped mine with HWmax6 rite away, didn't even have one run on the vxl-8.
    V1 BL5/2028, V2 max6/5882, Erevo, Summit, Rustler.

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    Thank you! Will do some search where it is the cheapest here in the Netherlands or in Japan / Taiwan / Asia.

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    Could not edit mine message.. but I see you have 2x3s lipo in picture, I want to use 2x4s lipo. did you actualy drove it on 8s???

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    I run 8s on the 1600kv and its been fine

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    Thnx, one max6 is on the way from UK to the Netherlands

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    Quote Originally Posted by psygho77 View Post
    Could not edit mine message.. but I see you have 2x3s lipo in picture, I want to use 2x4s lipo. did you actualy drove it on 8s???
    Yea I jut had the 3s in there to program the esc that's all.
    V1 BL5/2028, V2 max6/5882, Erevo, Summit, Rustler.

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    Thank you! Will update if I have the goodies... Mine stock esc is out for warranty..
    (sent mine rx-tx set with it too, for testing purpose there)

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    ESC came within one week under warranty, got an complete new one. I have tested, this one is fine
    One day later I got the MAX6 from hobbywing from msuk.

    Put in the max 6, did some tests with 2x 4s 6700mah trax lipo's
    Total different car! LOVE it. since I use spectrum Dx4r pro, with avc 4210 receiver, the self righting was already gone., but do not want to use it anyway, put to much strain on drive line.

    Max6:
    Ended up, with stock gearing, with 50% brake, 25% reverse force, and punch 4.
    I now have an xmaxx v2 as it should be! Verry very happy!

    One nice thing was, I could use the same program card I had for mine stampede VXL (hobbywing wp-sc8 + 4000kv 4 pole combo)
    Well the sticker does not match, but manual of max6 has the proper item and description, so that was not an problem.
    Last edited by psygho77; 02-27-2017 at 06:30 PM.

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    I wonder if we could get a store to offer up a group buy on those HW esc's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtmike View Post
    I wonder if we could get a store to offer up a group buy on those HW esc's?
    good idea,I have Max5 already but wouldn't mind having an extra one,kinda regret selling my brand new Max6 could've built me a second xmaxx from scratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PATS4LIFE View Post
    good idea,I have Max5 already but wouldn't mind having an extra one,kinda regret selling my brand new Max6 could've built me a second xmaxx from scratch.
    And that's ezack-we what I want to do. There were items I bought but later regretted plus there should be enough other items to build another? I'd like to build one in honor of my Father who passed away few weeks back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddogg951 View Post
    Yes it works great! Installs with 0 modifications needed! I don't trust vxl ESC's so I swapped mine with HWmax6 rite away, didn't even have one run on the vxl-8.
    Since ur not using nor like the new traxxas esc can I have it? lol Also wouldn't you think the hwmax6 be slower on 6s

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    Quote Originally Posted by PATS4LIFE View Post
    good idea,I have Max5 already but wouldn't mind having an extra one,kinda regret selling my brand new Max6 could've built me a second xmaxx from scratch.
    And that's ezackly what I want to do. There were items I bought but later regretted plus there should be enough other items to build another? I'd like to build one in honor of my Father who passed away few weeks back..






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    I wonder if Traxxas would allow a post asking who would interested in a group buy Max6

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    What motors would work fine with the max6 on 8s ? I'm looking at the leopard 5892 2Y or 4D
    http://www.leopardhobby.com/html/en/...50924/148.html
    Max 6 is a 160A each and under their 1200 kv cap for 8s.
    Can't anymore chime in here for this specific setup?
    Also plan to run 20/50 gears

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