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Old 11-30-2006, 10:45 AM   #31
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Any word on an upgrade to run on four cell? I love it in my pan car and woul love a second one in my 1/12th scale
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:34 PM   #32
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i saw a link on www.castlecreations.com about a new monster series. is that supposed to be a strong series? will it be good for a single motor monster truck? something like a converted revo possibly?
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:52 AM   #33
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Works fine w/4 cells as long as you disable the BEC on the controller (lift the tab and pull the red wire out of the servo connector). Then use a jumper from the ESC side of the battery to ESC connection and plug directly into your receiver.

Much more power with a BL system than brushed...vid of a 7700 in a Lazer on 2s lipo doing a BACKFLIP. http://www.pfmdistribution.com/backflip.wmv
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:37 PM   #34
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We tried a 5700 system in a T2 the other night with foams on carpet. The guy who put it in said he set it up right, yet the throttle felt like an "On/Off" switch with unreal power. Was something set up wrong? I checked it with the Castle Link and it was set stock with the throttle curve going diagonally up from o to 100. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:38 PM   #35
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Gear it up a bit to smooth it out.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:03 PM   #36
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Works fine w/4 cells as long as you disable the BEC on the controller (lift the tab and pull the red wire out of the servo connector). Then use a jumper from the ESC side of the battery to ESC connection and plug directly into your receiver.

Much more power with a BL system than brushed...vid of a 7700 in a Lazer on 2s lipo doing a BACKFLIP. http://www.pfmdistribution.com/backflip.wmv
Hi Joe, just a few more questions regarding running 4 cells:

1) I've read elsewhere on this forum that the 7700 is quite power hungry. Will the 7700 work well with 4 cells?
2) Regarding the rewiring to run 4 cells, do you have some pics or diagrams?
3) Again with the rewiring, if this something that can be included in your website and instruction manuals so that it is more "official" and therefore doesn't void any warranties, etc.

Sorry to be a pain but I was all set to buy... So just want to get a few things confirmed before I do.

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Old 12-03-2006, 09:35 AM   #37
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Joe...have the guy at your track make sure he has his endpoints on his throttle (both foward and reverse) at ~125% if he has a computer programmable transmitter. Even if he doesn't tell him the #1 thing to do is calibrate the controller...if he hasn't done this it would act just like that...very choppy throttle because you're not spreading the throttle range out with the entire travel of the trigger. The other thing to consider has already been mentioned....gearing.

Vincent...I ran the 7700 on 4 cells in a XXX-s to test and vented the GP3300 pack I used. Better to have IB3800/4200 or GP3700/4300. Turn timing to "lowest" using the included Castle Link software. Should work fine. Here's a quick drawing of proper wiring superimposed on our MM User Guide. I'll see what we can do about getting something official up.
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:20 AM   #38
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Thanks for the reply Joe. How would you rate the speed of a 7700 on 4 cells compared to 6 cells - eg 10T motor on 6 cells? Sounds like I might better off getting a 7700?
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:00 AM   #39
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Thanks Joe....I have a feeling he only had his endpoint on 100%. I'm going to put it in my RDX this week and set my Throttle EPA as high as it will go to smooth it out.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:44 PM   #40
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Okay guys,

Maybe a silly question but is the Mamba Max a brushless only system or can it be used for Brushed motors too?

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It works with brushed motors as well!
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In that case, which motor is most like a stock and/or a 19 turn?

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Old 12-05-2006, 07:11 PM   #43
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Is there a way to save profiles and share them with other people? Or do you have a a good starting point for truck with the 7700?

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Tom...the 4600 is the closest to a 19T...it's about a modified 12T.

Drew...click file, save settings, and save the file to your desktop so it's easy to find. Then email it to your buddies or post it on here by adding it to the email/post. Use the attach function in emails, use manage attachments on forums.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:39 PM   #45
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Does anyone have a file they can share? Maybe some gearing? Its a xxx-t.


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