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Old 04-12-2016, 06:06 AM   #346
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Well last tues. didn't go so well made it 4 laps and my ESC pooped out on me, shoulda known it wouldn't work, them hobbywing v2.1 clones not made to handle 4 pole motors, so now i'm gonna try again tonight with a new Hobbywing SCT pro i know these work because i run them in my 1/8 buggy, here's couple pics and i'm using a DHK Hunter body and fits nice just have to make your own holes.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:03 AM   #347
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How are you liking the setup you have now with your speed control relocated to the rear? Did that help it with the nose diving issue that plagues these trucks?
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:31 PM   #348
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iv'e never even run it in the front because of the nose diving issues, but i can tell you this i'm running it with the optional soft springs and 35 front and 30 rear shock oils and it jumps great no nose diving whatsoever, it jumps about as good as my Losi SCTE did, gonna try 40 front and 35 rear tonight as it seemed alittle soft but still seems too springy so may have to look for other spring options as the softs still seem a little firm. may just look for another set of shocks not gonna keep spending money on these cheap plastic shocks.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:58 PM   #349
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Well she ran great last night, ran a couple battery packs through it at the indoor track and nothing broke, i even crashed it really hard quite a few times on purpose just to see how durable it is. suspension still too soft so going to bump it up to 45 front and 40 rear, the optional soft springs still feel a little too stiff though but maybe going up on the oil will do the trick.
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:57 AM   #350
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Servo's... What servos are you guys using in your trucks? The factory servo in the Cutback is S-L-O-W as heck (0.24 s/60 degrees @ 4.8V - 0.21 s/60 degrees @ 6.0V). I'm guessing that our factory speed control is set to 4.8V output right out of the box and from what I can tell from the Speed controllers manual there is no adjustment.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:35 AM   #351
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Here is a few pictures of the Pro-lite 2017 Rapture body on the Cutback, it looks great.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:57 PM   #352
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for a servo anything with at least 160 oz. and anywhere from .08 to .15 speed is what ya need, a good one for the money is a spektrum S6040, used around 40 and new as low as 60 on ebay!
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:48 PM   #353
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SOOO, in comparison with my Team Durango DESC410r and V2 trucks this Cutback is not that shabby... Shockingly easy to drive smoothly around the track with VERY few tweaks done to it (upgraded to 14t pinion with the 54t spur, added front anti sway bar, using Duratrax Shotgun tires and upped the shock oil wt. to 40 front and 35 rear and put in Diff oil 7k/80k/5k) still running factory plastic suspension parts (not yet added turnbuckles) and can honestly say that it is competitive with anything else at the track... Very controllable off throttle understeer with a good balance of steering vs traction up front... Added 3.5oz weights to the rear (corrected nose diving issues) and running Turnigy 5800mah 30c packs for qualifying and an 8000mah from ebay for the mains... Could up-size the pinion to a 15t-16t if I was worried about getting out ran down our short straight but honestly don't see the need since I can make up the difference in the technical sections and jumps... Overall very impressed with this truck for its price... I had upgraded from the 3600kv motor to a 5600kv motor but lost run time and didn't pick up enough speed to justify cutting the race so close with a higher draw motor so I switched back and upped the pinion size to make up for the difference... Good Choice! Biggest words of advice I can give anyone "Smoother is Faster" and "If you keep following someone else's lines you will NEVER get around them"
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:04 PM   #354
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I'm running a 4500kv motor from SMC and the 54t spur with 13t pinion and on our longest straight (about 75ft.) and this thing wasn't even close to topping out and the motor was getting around 165 to 175 degrees and i can't go down in pinion size because not enough adjustment to go any smaller on pinion, so now i'm back to the 62t spur and 14t pinion and may go down to a 13t pinion. but yes this thing is really so far a good truck haven't broke anything yet.
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Impressive weekend at our local track! still not as fast as the other trucks yet but still competitive! Never got to run the A-mains due to being rained out but qualified 7th out of 22 and still using stock electronics and stock plastic adjustment arms (no turnbuckles yet). I can't wait until I get some real horsepower under this truck.
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been looking at this for parking lot/baseball diamond basher,, but I'm worried about getting parts easy enough.

Is this like the Evader where traxxas parts mostly fit on it? Also,, any one mod into a trail truck?
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The esc lipo cutoff is 6.4 volts. Is there a way to change it to 3.4 volts?
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That is the default setting for LiPo batteries on that ESC's LVC. I'm guessing that 80A speed control is only rated for 2S LiPo use. So the 6.4 volts = 3.2v per cell. That's just my guess on why Tower Hobbies chose 6.4 volts to describe the LiPo low voltage cutoff setting. Yeah, it's weird. I never seen that before. It's usually 3v, 3.2v, 3.4v, etc. when setting the LVC on a speed control.
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Ok ty I started thinking that after I posted, but wasn't sure. Thanks again
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Does anyone know the part number on the part that the front bumber mount screws into on the bottom of the truck. (Front of the chassis) the 2 screws broke off into it
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