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Old 06-24-2005, 09:38 AM   #661
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We are beginning to test-race the X Ray M18 at Royal Palm Raceway in Miami.

We have a carpet layout and we are testing them to have as back up for rainy days and other events, there are about 7 to 10 drivers and we are very exited with this scale. It drives Awesome.

If you live in South Florida you've got to come to the track.
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:56 AM   #662
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i want to get an xray m18 to race on a small carpet track. what do you guys suggest as far as esc? the mamba? is the mamba as good as novak or tekin? also, it is a small carpet track, do you think the competition x is too much power for this? thanks.
You will not want a Mamba 8000 for a small track. The mamba 8000 is a terror on any track let alone a small one. Perhaps a 5400 or maybe 6800 at the most.
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:36 AM   #663
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You will not want a Mamba 8000 for a small track. The mamba 8000 is a terror on any track let alone a small one. Perhaps a 5400 or maybe 6800 at the most.
as far as quality of the esc, do you think it is as good as a novak or tekin? (novak and tekin have been around forever, i dont know anything about mamba)
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:12 PM   #664
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Excellent controller... better than the novak spy.

I agree w/ intel., you want the 5400 and at most the 6800.. I personally would choose the 5400 for a small track.

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Old 06-24-2005, 08:39 PM   #665
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do you think the mamba is as good as teh lrp esc? and can u use the mamba esc with any motor?
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:22 PM   #666
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The mamba controller is for brushless motors only.
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:29 PM   #667
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thanks for the help. can the novak be used for brushless and motors with brushes.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:51 AM   #668
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Novak is for brushed motors only.
Mamba esc is not even close to the smooth, predictable, linear control offered by the Novak or the LRP. It is worthwhile though. The lack of maintainance makes it tollerable.

We have raced M18s since they came out. And have tried most motor/esc/battery systems available. Everyone in the open class uses the Mamba 8000 with liPo batteries. I put the smallest pinion on the motor & set the profiles for min start power and min timing. Also set the throttle end point to about 50% (after callibrating esc to tx). Our track size is 34' X 19'. Gearing & tx end point can be changed to suit any track size.
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Novak is for brushed motors only.
Mamba esc is not even close to the smooth, predictable, linear control offered by the Novak or the LRP. It is worthwhile though. The lack of maintainance makes it tollerable.

We have raced M18s since they came out. And have tried most motor/esc/battery systems available. Everyone in the open class uses the Mamba 8000 with liPo batteries. I put the smallest pinion on the motor & set the profiles for min start power and min timing. Also set the throttle end point to about 50% (after callibrating esc to tx). Our track size is 34' X 19'. Gearing & tx end point can be changed to suit any track size.
thanks man. i will be running on a 15X20 carpet track... very small. but i guess if you set the end points it would be fine to run the mamba.
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Yes, put why pay the extra money for the capabilities if you will not be using them?
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Yes, put why pay the extra money for the capabilities if you will not be using them?
true. maybe i will go with the 6800 then. there is a website selling them for 99 plus a 15% discount this week.www.b-p-p.com
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Whoah, that is insanely cheap! Free shipping too!
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i've been very impressed with my mamba 6800. our track is an 18x40'ish, and we've radar'd the cars at 27mph on the straight using 2c lipo and 6c nimh. about the only complaint i have for the mamba is that in sharp/tight turns where you almost come to a stop and get the rear to slide around, the motor can hesitate a tick or two. i think this is just a function of brushless (and more so sensorless) motors.

and what more can be said about bl that hasn't been. the no maintenance thing gets huge props.
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thanks man. i will be running on a 15X20 carpet track... very small. but i guess if you set the end points it would be fine to run the mamba.
Actually we were up to 35x15 this week joe, and we still have more carpet so we can still go bigger. I ordered the 6800 with a 7.4v Lipo from those guys today. We'll see how it goes.
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i just wish they have sensored bl motors. i hate the cogging
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