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  1. #1
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    Traxxas blast upgrades and salt water

    Hey guys while is still summer i want to buy traxxas blast to have some fun while going for a ride with my yacht. I need something not so fast and i am gonna put it in sea water.
    I know i have to rince with water after the ride.
    So my other question - does the ESC can handle lipo bats? If not - what are my options?
    Ohh and one more thing - what is the size of battery that could be fit in the boat?
    Last edited by bumblebee; 08-09-2018 at 02:33 PM.

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    lipo isn't recommended out of the box, the esc doesn't have low voltage protection. The only batteries recommended are 6 cell nimh, the largest one traxxas sells is a 4000 mah. I've heard of people swapping the stock esc for a waterproof xl-5, which does support 2s lipo, you'll want to watch your motor temp though.

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    Ok, thank you

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    In your case if you want to run LIPO in the Blast I'd drop in a water proof 2 Cell Brushless Combo system. I don't recommend running the blast in salt water or any R/C Boat for that matter. Even after I run my M-41 in a Pond in the public park I go to I always wipe down the outside of my Hull completely & I take a air compressor to dry out the inside real good.

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