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Old 07-23-2014, 11:39 AM   #6241
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Default Anyone use Castle esc/motors on their B5M?

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I use a Castle Sidewinder combo in my SC10, I'm wondering if any of you people use a Mamba Max or anything like that in your B5M? Does Castle have a good reputation for power?

I'm a beginner in RC even though I've played around with this stuff for years. This is the first off-road kit that I'm assembling. Only did RTR in the past.
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will it "fit". with some modding it might if you use a shorty. Are they good? Nah, not really. If you want to keep the costs down and get a smaller/lighter esc look at the justock esc.

http://www.falconsekido.com/products...c-esc-for-1-10. $50 shipped
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Curious,

I use a Castle Sidewinder combo in my SC10, I'm wondering if any of you people use a Mamba Max or anything like that in your B5M? Does Castle have a good reputation for power?

I'm a beginner in RC even though I've played around with this stuff for years. This is the first off-road kit that I'm assembling. Only did RTR in the past.
The general consensus is that Castle is not used at any serious level for racing. Personally would look elsewhere for a powerplant for your B5M.
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will it "fit". with some modding it might if you use a shorty. Are they good? Nah, not really. If you want to keep the costs down and get a smaller/lighter esc look at the justock esc.

http://www.falconsekido.com/products...c-esc-for-1-10. $50 shipped
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:53 PM   #6245
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my Xtreme stock showed up today. LCD box shows up friday. Kit should be done by monday (RM) - looking forward to it.

Side question per usual. Soldering - is it really that hard? I had my guy at the shop do my MM because i didn't want to screw up $250 of brand new electronics, but I think I need to take the plunge this time.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:57 PM   #6246
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my Xtreme stock showed up today. LCD box shows up friday. Kit should be done by monday (RM) - looking forward to it.

Side question per usual. Soldering - is it really that hard? I had my guy at the shop do my MM because i didn't want to screw up $250 of brand new electronics, but I think I need to take the plunge this time.
I dont think its hard. But a good iron and a couple youtube videos and your golden. and dont get that LEAD FREE solder. its shit to work with.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:10 PM   #6247
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Just ordered some hop ups for performance....wanted to the get the most for what I spent...doing hexes/axles and arm mounts next, had a b5r at end of last season and loved it, havent had this car on track yet.

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my Xtreme stock showed up today. LCD box shows up friday. Kit should be done by monday (RM) - looking forward to it.

Side question per usual. Soldering - is it really that hard? I had my guy at the shop do my MM because i didn't want to screw up $250 of brand new electronics, but I think I need to take the plunge this time.
I was same way about over a year ago, buy a good iron like this one below. I had a few cheapies and they made soldering no fun. when I bought this one, things got much easier and more enjoyable.

http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...dering-Station

I came to realize if I was going to build cars and be "in" the hobby - time to solder. I actually like perfecting it now and making wires and electronics perfect. Like they said above, You Tube is a great information source.
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Just ordered some hop ups for performance....wanted to the get the most for what I spent...doing hexes/axles and arm mounts next, had a b5r at end of last season and loved it, havent had this car on track yet.

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Trevor I highly recommend going to the Flat Tower and front arms. Hard composite tower, hard composite caster blocks and spindles as well.

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Does anyone have any pictures of the modifications they did to their B5m? I was thinking about cutting out the plastic on the interior of the buggy to run my electronics further back.
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Along with a good soldering iron (the one Cridd posted a link to is a good one), you'll also want to get a wider tip than the one the soldering iron comes with. I use a 5.20mm Chiseled Soldering Tip.

The bigger tip holds heat better and you will be able to use much less heat. I used to crank it up over 700 degrees with the smaller tip and still fight to get a esc wired and now I just use 500 degrees and it is a piece of cake. Also, the higher heat kills the tips quickly.

From my experience, the right solder makes soldering easier. Flux helps too. For solder I use Radio Shack #6400219 or Kester 63/37 and for flux I use Kester 951.

Metal oxidizes pretty quickly and the flux helps the solder stick and flow into the wires better and faster.
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Does anyone have any pictures of the modifications they did to their B5m? I was thinking about cutting out the plastic on the interior of the buggy to run my electronics further back.
http://www.petitrc.com/setup/associa...oma2014041113/
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Confirmed cut motor plate/guard. See setup notes

http://www.teamassociated.com/pdf/ca...ut_Thielke.pdf
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Thanks for the quick response! I assume he's servo taping the battery in?
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Thanks for the quick response! I assume he's servo taping the battery in?
he cut the motor guard....water fall for flex. not sure he cut up the battery box or did inline
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