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Old 10-17-2015, 08:01 PM   #16126
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So the new Pro-line Predator body looks sweet! However, Tower currently has it listed for $29.99? C'mon!?! A 1/10th buggy body for thirty bucks? That's short course crazy talk. The stock body is $13.99?
Then buy 2 stock bodies. It's a buggy body, will last forever.
Want an awesome body, spend the $ then.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:07 PM   #16127
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can someone tell me which servo works best and doesn't suck up the juice like savox for a B5M?
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So the new Pro-line Predator body looks sweet! However, Tower currently has it listed for $29.99? C'mon!?! A 1/10th buggy body for thirty bucks? That's short course crazy talk. The stock body is $13.99?
dont order it from tower hobbys XD wait till amain or your lhs has them in stock
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Can anyone suggest a durable wing for the B5M? Mine took quite the beating today, definitely time for a replacement.
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Can anyone suggest a durable wing for the B5M? Mine took quite the beating today, definitely time for a replacement.
Stock is best balance of strength and weight. Or the Proline Trifecta of you want all out strength.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:48 PM   #16131
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Can anyone suggest a durable wing for the B5M? Mine took quite the beating today, definitely time for a replacement.
Get the s works plastic rear wing they are a bit heavy bit indestructible. Lile really you can take a hammer to it. I have had mine for 6 months I think and a buddy's daughter has had one for over a year amain has them for 8 bucks I think
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Terrible terrible product. Bought four of these batteries, 32 days later ( 2 days out of warranty ) the negative terminal melted on one of the batteries. 2 months later all four have melted negative terminals. Insuffient casing support around the 5mm ports. Don't waste your money like I did

I think I'll stick to the 8.5 even though its quite powerful. I am going to train with my DX4C and the B4.2RS so I think the next step should be the 8.5T (and this kind of motor is often suggested for the B5M (the Sonic Mach 2).)
I have been using 2 of those batteries in my B5M Lite for a couple of months and have had no issues. The one thing I do is use a small amount of dielectric grease on the connections so they don't require so much force. I have been doing this for years on all my battery connections and have never had a fraction of the issues people report about plugs melting and wearing out. You do have to clean the connections and reapply the grease frequently to keep them clean but I feel it's worth the effort.
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Thanks!
Just thinking about which Motor/ESC Combo I should take...Kind of frustrated because I cant tell myself thats its a good idea to spent 680$ bucks ...damn my mind! Damn him!
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I have been using 2 of those batteries in my B5M Lite for a couple of months and have had no issues. The one thing I do is use a small amount of dielectric grease on the connections so they don't require so much force. I have been doing this for years on all my battery connections and have never had a fraction of the issues people report about plugs melting and wearing out. You do have to clean the connections and reapply the grease frequently to keep them clean but I feel it's worth the effort.
I thought a dielectric was an electrical insulator? Perhaps a small amount of electrically conductive grease would be something to try.
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im just curious what the difference is between the hard arms and towers over the stock?
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Get the s works plastic rear wing they are a bit heavy bit indestructible. Lile really you can take a hammer to it. I have had mine for 6 months I think and a buddy's daughter has had one for over a year amain has them for 8 bucks I think
Thanks, might give it a try. Just wonder if the mount will be a weak point if the wing is that much stronger.
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can someone tell me which servo works best and doesn't suck up the juice like savox for a B5M?
In my experience Savox isn't any more power hungry than any other servo out there. The past issues were with the cheapo spektrum sport receivers. If you run them you will have issues but that's not the servos fault.

I just put a Savox 1258 Black edition in my T5M and its frikin sweet!
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I thought a dielectric was an electrical insulator? Perhaps a small amount of electrically conductive grease would be something to try.
Where the contact between the metal pieces is solid the grease is pushed out and does not add any resistance. In the loose areas it remains and helps prevent arcing and corrosion. I've done resistance tests and have not seen any difference in the same connection with and without the grease. However with it the connection does go together and come apart easier.
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For those of you running the +4mm mount, what o rings come in the kit thats "required" to run them?

Can you just run the generic orings, or did they get thinner ones?
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What is involved and what parts do I need to change my 4 gear trans to a new 3 gear ? And will a Schelle clutch work on it afterwards
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