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Old 12-01-2010, 06:30 AM
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I have burned two up. One running a novak 4.5 550 motor in a jammin scrt10 and one running a tekin 1900 in a hot boides ve8. I also have friends that have cooked theirs in their 1/8 scale buggies also. The warranty service is good, but that does not help you finish races. Like others have said, install the glitch capacitor or BEC and that should solve your cogging issues. I just do not think it was made to take the abuse and power of the 1/8 scale 4s systems. I also have run them on 2s in my touring cars though without issue.

I have been using the MMPro in my VE8 for months with ZERO issues running a Tekin 2050 and 4 cell lipo....
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Billysnarf what firmware are you using and what pinion gear? I'm running the same setup. Thanks alot!!!
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Now, its been a couple months, but I am almost positive the firmware is v1.26... and I am running a 20T pinion...
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I just bought a Ve8 that came with a 2650 and MMM. From reading this thread I'm guessing 4s would be to much?
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I just bought a Ve8 that came with a 2650 and MMM. From reading this thread I'm guessing 4s would be to much?
Yes, much too much, unless you go 3s. Then you just need to gear accordingly.
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Yes, much too much, unless you go 3s. Then you just need to gear accordingly.
Would that be a 16t then?
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Would that be a 16t then?
Both of the following will keep you right around 40mph, just about optimal for racing.

20t on 3s/2650kv.
15t on 4s/2650kv. Wouldn't recommend the 4s on 2650kv though.
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Daniel, you have tech help right here close to home.
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Daniel, you have tech help right here close to home.
thanks bro, after watching you put it to those guys last sat. in 1/8 buggy , i think i may need to move up and give it a try. if you were to start over what would you get (i like the VE8 & the NEXX 8 ) and what other stuff as far as motor and speedo??
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I have run both the tekin rx8 and mmp and now that tekin has worked out it's bugs, I am all tekin. Tom2tone I believe runs a mmp. I have burned up two mmp's so I come to my own conclusion that they were really designed for 1/10. I know alot of people buy them because of that 6s thing, but I am beginning to believe that is nothing more than a sales pitch just like C ratings on lipo batteries.
Even though my mmp says 1/10th scale on it it still means that it can run 1/18th scale right???
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Even though my mmp says 1/10th scale on it it still means that it can run 1/18th scale right???
1/18th, sure. 1/8th, not always.
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Originally Posted by ae-Dan View Post
thanks bro, after watching you put it to those guys last sat. in 1/8 buggy , i think i may need to move up and give it a try. if you were to start over what would you get (i like the VE8 & the NEXX 8 ) and what other stuff as far as motor and speedo??
My car is basically a VE8. I have just taken the HHH concept and made my own chassis. I would buy the 1800kv MMM motor that Castle has on sale right now and run a Mamba Max esc(also on sale) or as someone mentioned your esc with a external BEC or seperate reciever pack. as I do. Just call me tomorrow and we'll talk about it. Bro.
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1/18th, sure. 1/8th, not always.
when does it and when doesn't it?
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Originally Posted by bazthecarman View Post
when does it and when doesn't it?
1/8 buggy with a low amperage motor = ok.

1/8 buggy with a high amperage motor = not ok

1/8 truggy = not ok
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1/8 buggy with a low amperage motor = ok.

1/8 buggy with a high amperage motor = not ok

1/8 truggy = not ok
are you talking about kv's.. sorry don't know a lot about this stuff (obviously)what would be a good motor for my situation? Would the tekin rx8 motor work?

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