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Old 08-30-2011, 06:53 PM
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what is the vin code series on the chassis to make sure you are buying a kit with the better cross pins and such?
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:10 PM
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what is the vin code series on the chassis to make sure you are buying a kit with the better cross pins and such?
Its a sticker on the battery tray, should have a or aa. The first gen didnt even have a sticker. If your buying it new you will have the new pins.
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So I'm checking out this MMP SC combo. Its only a 2400kv. That seems alittle slow turning unless you're running 3s. I am I right on that assumption? I hate the whole having to mess with a external bec with Castle products. Who has a motor/esc combo preferrably non-sensored that is under $200 for the combo. I might just go back to the Traxxas VXL's for these trucks.
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Thanks for the advice, he is still young, so he has a long way to go as far as doing any sort of serious driving. I have also looked at the 65-130C packs, which I agree is alot of current for the size leads coming off it. I was just curious if a 50C pack would suffice or if I had to do some serious wallet damage for higher C packs. The servo is just an AE1313, which as far as I know isnt an Amp hog.
The amp hungry servos really only become a problem if your using spektrum receivers. I use 40-90c batteries. I do notice a drop off in power when using anything below 40c. Keep in mind that since a C rating isn't regulated(if that's the right word)...one manufs number could be far different than another. I'm sure you are aware of this though. Don't go by NEC in this hobby. 10g is only rated for 50amps...we are pulling way more than that at times.
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Originally Posted by Cody01 View Post
So I'm checking out this MMP SC combo. Its only a 2400kv. That seems alittle slow turning unless you're running 3s. I am I right on that assumption? I hate the whole having to mess with a external bec with Castle products. Who has a motor/esc combo preferrably non-sensored that is under $200 for the combo. I might just go back to the Traxxas VXL's for these trucks.
I heard that castle is going to have a 3800/mmp kit coming this september. Who else can verify this?

OR if you want to wait till october Losi is releasing a RTR scte for 520.00

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...E-Radio-System

Maybe just build a really nice scte right now for yourself and wait a month and buy a few rtr's.
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Originally Posted by Cody01 View Post
So I'm checking out this MMP SC combo. Its only a 2400kv. That seems alittle slow turning unless you're running 3s. I am I right on that assumption? I hate the whole having to mess with a external bec with Castle products. Who has a motor/esc combo preferrably non-sensored that is under $200 for the combo. I might just go back to the Traxxas VXL's for these trucks.
You can run the 2400 on 2s....I did for months outdoors geared 20t. Ran pretty well actually. I don't use a bec...I do have a spektrum cap installed. Running savox 1258 w/ spektrum receiver. The 3800 is a better all round racing motor..IMO, but the 2400 will work. You could always buy the combo and then the 3800 on ebay for $65, and use the 2400 for backup if needed.
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Originally Posted by suby723 View Post
I heard that castle is going to have a 3800/mmp kit coming this september. Who else can verify this?
Yep and the motor will have a 5mm shaft also .
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BashemSmashem View Post
Yep and the motor will have a 5mm shaft also .
the prices on castle products (atleast in my area) went up by 20%. Not a big deal for me, just wondering why they are upping the prices.
I'm Guessing on the new mmp/3800kv combo is going to cost $220- 250$ ish
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So, only DE wheels work on this truck?
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Feint Motion View Post
the prices on castle products (atleast in my area) went up by 20%. Not a big deal for me, just wondering why they are upping the prices.
I'm Guessing on the new mmp/3800kv combo is going to cost $220- 250$ ish
It's to do with shortages of the rare earth magnets used to produce the motors.

Most of the American Neodymium mines closed due to environmental reasons a few years ago and China has been reducing their exports to fulfill their internal demand.

All motor prices are on the way up, Subwoofers too.

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did anyone got the bump chassis already ???
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Feint Motion View Post
the prices on castle products (atleast in my area) went up by 20%. Not a big deal for me, just wondering why they are upping the prices.
I'm Guessing on the new mmp/3800kv combo is going to cost $220- 250$ ish
I really hope that's the price tag.
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Originally Posted by SaladFork View Post
I was listening guys...

Yes, there will be sensored versions following the VX4's and VX4R's.
So, when can I start testing the sensored version?

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hey ryan good racing ...... you by any chance look at your lap times? pretty impressive.. every lap was a 37 except your first.. you had 4 37.2s in a row... lol pretty damn consistant. ya to bad it rained , could of been an awesome weekend... i ran an ok run that put me 6th... afew spots behind you . was looking forward to stepping it up.. but oh well .. was fun while it lasted
Actually I didnt. I spent most of my time trying to help others since I was there. Its always so nice to work with people face to face so I try to fit in as much as I can. Pretty much will do whatever will make people smile bigger. I was pretty cautious on that first lap and bobbled on another lap...I know I would have been good for the main. Sounds like you had a good run then if you made 6th out of 90 people.

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+1 My thoughts exactly.

I need some quick help. What is the latest ride height recommendations for a good size outdoor 8th scale track? The 3 setup sheets posted in post 1 don't add up. Is it generally bones level rear and just under on front? Thanks
I was running 27mm front and rear at the sc nats which is a big outdoor 8th scale track and my truck felt pretty good.
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Originally Posted by Cody01 View Post
So I'm checking out this MMP SC combo. Its only a 2400kv. That seems alittle slow turning unless you're running 3s. I am I right on that assumption? I hate the whole having to mess with a external bec with Castle products. Who has a motor/esc combo preferrably non-sensored that is under $200 for the combo. I might just go back to the Traxxas VXL's for these trucks.
At that price range, you can come in at about $155 for everything:

The combo I would suggest is the HobbyWing XERun 120A ESC for ~ $90
http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e-c-xerun-120a-sd.html

And a Castle 1410 3800Kv motor for $65
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Castle-Creat...ht_4637wt_1058

The ESC will also do sensored if you want to change to a sensored motor later on.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:15 PM
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So, when can I start testing the sensored version?
All the FT guys will be testing the motors... I even kept you in mind and tried to match your shock color.

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