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Old 12-29-2010, 09:37 AM   #31
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I am not putting out investing into a soldering iron just to start out I am going to stick with baby steps. I will just have to pay attention when I am working with the battery and ESC hook ups.

Odd question though.... I hear about people saying that the sprint 2 sport is heavy in the butt and to add weight in the front. Where do I find or look for thin stick on weights?

Thanks again guys proves over and over that this is a great community of people helping people.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:28 AM   #32
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Your local hobby shop can do it for $5 bux?
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:44 PM   #33
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Instant meltdown of a speed control because I made one mistake......It happens. I used the adapters on race day because of the ease. Your LHS (local hobby store), should do it. Or if you have a local track, ask one of the veterans to solder it for you. Most guys run deans,so if you borrow or swap out something, deans' is what you will be seeing.

It can only be plugged in one way, impossible to screw it up. If your on a budget to begin with, sending of a ESC for repair is gonna cost ya. Ive found many of the mistake's ive made already, is because I rushed things. Or just tried to avoid an expense. This hobby is expensive, and there is a ton to learn. Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something youve never done will make you better, as a racer, hobbiest, and all around handyman.

My mistake was not only the ESC but the Motor as well, getting a refurbished motor,and esc, plus shipping and handling, plus three weeks there and back. was more than 80 bucks. Ive tried not to keep track of what ive spent.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:12 PM   #34
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Thanks for the help guys and I am not trying to avoid an expence and I know the hobby is expencive(3Nitro MTS and plenty of fixins). I have done the reading and know that most everyone prefers the deans. I am just looking to get the car going and see how everything works and seeing the world of onroad in the atlanta area.
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Better to penny wise than pound foolish. Ask someone (or the LHS) to solder a Deans connector on your ESC. Or pay the $5 or $10. It'll pay for itself. Or just break down and buy a cheap 40 watt Weller iron and do it yourself. You'll need an iron at some point anyway.
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Yeah I watched the video on youtube about soldering deans and it seemed pretty easy just started seeing that irons were running near the 100's and didnt know if a cheapy would do it. I am about to post if anyone can help me in the ga area in the ga section.

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Yeah I watched the video on youtube about soldering deans and it seemed pretty easy just started seeing that irons were running near the 100's and didnt know if a cheapy would do it. I am about to post if anyone can help me in the ga area in the ga section.

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The cheapy Weller, i got at lowe's did the trick. As for trying to build a 4 cell battery.....it wont work. Poof! Just happened tonight. Damn.
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