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Old 02-07-2012, 06:01 PM
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A lot of guys I work with do RC and really got me going. I purchased a Traxxas Stampede today (brand new). The worker suggested I read the manual to learn more about breaking, etc so I don't fry the motor the first time.

Does anyone have suggestions for a new person? What should I do fresh out of the box? On the first run?

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:54 PM
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those motor dont last long any way. so i would upgrade it to vxl when the motor go out and then go to lipo batt. then the truck would be realy fun.

but good luck and have fun. i had the nitro pede for my frist truck and it was a blast.
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Assuming its electric you could pull the motor out put it in a cup of water and with a c battery put + to red - to black let it run under water till battery is about dead. Pull it out and dry it then re oil the bushings and reinstall it checking that gear mesh is correct. That will get you best performance and longevity.
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Thanks a lot for the help!!

Is there anything else I should do with it IE special braking the first time or running at half speed? Thanks a lot!!

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Running it in water is the break in . It helps to seat the brushes and break in the bushings.
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