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Old 10-11-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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This is a warning to all Stock Slash owners DO NOT USE 7c Battey's!!! u will burn out ur motor on the frist run!!! Traxxas lied about saying the Slash can take an 8.4v 7c battey stick or hump....please lmk if anyone had the same problem thnx
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I have seen people use 8.4 volt battery in Slash. The xl5 can handle 9.6 volts.
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there are many people using them every weekend at the track I race at for the past 2-3 months.

Sounds like you had some bad luck
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there are many people using them every weekend at the track I race at for the past 2-3 months.

Sounds like you had some bad luck
me and 1 other guy suffered the 7c batt. and the motor just stop working
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I ran the Venom 7c 8.4v packs in my Slash few months ago when I owned one - it ran just fine.
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should i switch to a brushed motor instead of the traxxas motor?
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The titan 12t is a brushed motor.
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People have ran 3s lipos in stock slashes. Nothing will last long but it works. I say user error.
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So how are you driving it that makes it go bad?
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People have ran 3s lipos in stock slashes. Nothing will last long but it works. I say user error.
Wouldnt recommend even putting a 3s lipo in your truck with the stock speedo and motor. there is a you tube video of one "catching on fire" with the stock speedo and i think it had the stock motor too. It ran like a bat out of hell until the speedo let the smoke out.
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from what i read on traxxas forums that the titan motor is not serviceable and cannot be rebuilt so in other words it is disposable just prbby going to call traxxas support to see what the say on 7c batts
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So how are you driving it that makes it go bad?
off road racing 3 Qs and 1 Main ran frist 2 Qs found out i didn't have the stock pinion so stripped both spurs then got a new pinion from someone then ran the 3rd Q all the way and motor got really hot and i let it cool before my main and plug in my 7c batt was going to run a 6c but decided not too and turned on my Radio then Speed control and hit the trottle motor went then just stop then it wouldn't run after that......pretty much all i can say for right now and one of the fellow racers had the same problem
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I have seen people use 8.4 volt battery in Slash. The xl5 can handle 9.6 volts.
what volts can the motor handle? i don't think it can handle 8.4v
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Well, from I can tell you from the time I worked at my lhs is that I have seen this same issue when people ran a 7c pack in a rustler. What we told them was that essentially you would have to change your gearing to compansate for the extra voltage of the extra cell compared to a 6c pack. Basically you are under geared for the extra voltage and causing the motor to over heat.
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Well, from I can tell you from the time I worked at my lhs is that I have seen this same issue when people ran a 7c pack in a rustler. What we told them was that essentially you would have to change your gearing to compansate for the extra voltage of the extra cell compared to a 6c pack. Basically you are under geared for the extra voltage and causing the motor to over heat.
i think that was the issue from what my race director told me but i am selling the 7c batt on here and going to put my money tords a 6c 5000!!
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