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Old 12-26-2004, 02:48 PM   #166
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No more than two amps>Period< unless you like shortening the life span of your cells. I charged the batteries my 18T came with and they started to vent when I was charging at 3 amps. I was only doing this becaus eI also have soem matched 2/3A GP1100's that do well with 3 amp charge rate. I would air on the side caution with th eprovided cells.
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mr shookie, what do you like better, you'r cells it came with, or the gps?
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Old 12-26-2004, 06:02 PM   #168
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Rick S: There is no 'real' right way or wrong way. When the manual was done, the tie-rods were configured in one direction. When the truck was built, the tie-rods were configured backwards (or forwards, if you prefer). The truck will work the same no matter how they are installed.

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AE *IS* listening....

There is alot of input about a kit version of this truck. I can't say much, but we are listening. Keep the info coming as to what you might be interested in!!!!
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Old 12-27-2004, 08:07 AM   #169
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mr shookie, what do you like better, you'r cells it came with, or the gps?
I think there in two different departments. The RTR cells are just plain 2/3 A cells wraped up real nice, where as the GP cells are designed for high output and long lasting. I get 7-8 minutes and more punch on my GP 1100 cells with a Mamba Brushless and with the RTR cells I get about 4-6 minutes. There realy isn't a comparision. I will give credit to AE for the cells though. If you don't have a brushless, the cells in the RTR are very good. Just not quite designed for the kind of power being pulled by the Mamba, at least in my humble opinion. I love this truck, My only complant is I want my CVD's Now. The only other weak point I have found is the turnbuckles, they should be steel or Ti. I made mine Ti and haven't had a problem since. Great Job AE. even though the RC18T was pretty much designed for Kids first Real RC this little truck is quite capable of being a great racer. THANKS AE.
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:09 AM   #170
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Default Tie-rod direction

The reason the open end of the tierod needs to be on the end near the gearbox is so you can unscrew the ballstud to open the gearbox (hope this makes sense).

I've had great fun with my 18T so far, it seems to be another excellent associated product.

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Old 12-28-2004, 02:13 PM   #171
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The reason the open end of the tierod needs to be on the end near the gearbox is so you can unscrew the ballstud to open the gearbox (hope this makes sense).

I've had great fun with my 18T so far, it seems to be another excellent associated product.

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The real reason was a early 'clearance' issue. That is not the case anymore so, well, you can install them with the open end on the gearbox to unscrew the gearbox, should you need to.
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TPhalen,
are the factory :
cvd's
dogbones
motor and battery
available yet??
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are the factory :
cvd's
dogbones
motor and battery
available yet??
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CVD's, yes.
Dogbones, yes.
Motor, prolly next week.
Battery, yes.

There ya go!
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R/C Madness will be hosting the 2nd 1/18 Truck Nats on April 1, 2, & 3 2005. Headlining sponsors are Team Associated & R/C Car Action. I will start a thread for this race shortly. Please fel free to email me with any questions.
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Old 12-28-2004, 06:03 PM   #175
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saw an RC18 with a mamba brushless running today, talk about fast
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Old 12-28-2004, 07:22 PM   #176
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i saw one with the comp x motor clocked at 51 miles it looked like a streek
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:30 AM   #177
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For the people looking to buy a Associated 18t. Evolution Hobbies has a few in stock and they ship anywhere!! go to
www.evolutionhobbies.com and click on "visit my store"!!
then go to 1/18 section.
also they will have the Tekin brushless system for the 1/18th scale in soon!!
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if everyone is all wanting to make there RC18T into a drag car.. why not run dual mombas?? it'd be so easy to rig a 2 motor brushless setup.. a dremel.. a soldering iron.. and deep pockets..

personally.. I don't know why you'd want it that fast.. mine stock is taking TQ everywhere
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My Mamba is on it's way for mine but I got the 6800kv model. I'd like it to be a little easier to control when I race...lol...If I had the compitition x, 8000kv model, it would take me 2 laps to get to top end...
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Well we finally got the chance to get my two sons trucks out in the open today and really test them out. Wow!! This truck really runs well. Very fast and handles great. I am impressed. I need one now. I'd be all over a kit version. Maybe do like HPI has done and sell a kit version with some hopups.
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