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post #16 of 95
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Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
An E-Maxx or savage doesn't really need a club to shine now does it? I've seen the E-maxx in person last week and its size is almost petrifying compared to, lets say, a thundertiger or a tamiya DF-30ra
Well you are probably right. I suppose I lost interest because there was nobody else around me interested as well.
Having said that, seeing this thread and thinking about my stuff again makes me want to start using them.

If you think the E-Maxx is scary, you should see the Savage. Bigger, much heavier and probably twice as fast!
post #17 of 95
Thread Starter 
Bigger? Is it 1:10? I know the E-maxx is but its like almost twice as large as the Thundertiger truggy i've seen. Scale is a bit relative it seems.

Have been thinking about the TT-01 too, but it isnt realy an off-road chassis. The DF-03 is, but painting and stickering the body is something that would probably be disastrous.
post #18 of 95
From memory the Savage is 1:8 and the E 1:10. You are right though, scale is fairly meaningless especially when it comes to trucks. Having said that the E-Maxx may be bigger now since mine is the original model.
My Savage is the X SS I remember now, so it comes as a kit but with the complex parts already assembled. I see there is an even larger XL model now.
post #19 of 95
Just bit the bullett.

I am really looking forward to tearing it up with this thing. As I'm a teacher, and have access to the school gym out of hours, I should also be able to put it through its paces out of the cold, even through the winter months.
post #20 of 95
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Originally Posted by stewtheking View Post
Just bit the bullett.

I am really looking forward to tearing it up with this thing. As I'm a teacher, and have access to the school gym out of hours, I should also be able to put it through its paces out of the cold, even through the winter months.
Just try not to think about chassis tweaks, brushless motors, etc, and you'll have a blast!
post #21 of 95
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Originally Posted by LingLing1337 View Post
Just try not to think about chassis tweaks, brushless motors, etc, and you'll have a blast!
It's like the 'don't think of a pink elephant' psychology trick, isn't it. But yeah, I think I will have to make myself happy with the basics for now, and add tweaks SLOWLY.
post #22 of 95
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Just made the maiden voyage yesterday. Sliding on the frozen snow is fun Today i took careful preparations with a plastic bag over the chassis to prevent snow intake and went to take a ride in some loose snow and on the ice. Quite fun too
Did collect my first scratch already, took a uncontrolled slide over the frozen snow and bumped into a wall. Not too serious though.

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Originally Posted by stewtheking View Post
Just bit the bullett.

I am really looking forward to tearing it up with this thing. As I'm a teacher, and have access to the school gym out of hours, I should also be able to put it through its paces out of the cold, even through the winter months.
Have fun with that. Seems like a good buy.
post #23 of 95
Mini Z Mr02 LM loaded to the max.
Losi Micro T with lipo.

VS Tank x 4.
post #24 of 95
I should get my brushless mini LST out of the closet. I need to either use it or sell it. it is the last RC car or truck I have left.
post #25 of 95
Have had a lot of fun with my new car this weekend. Charged the battery last night, and then went down to a car park and threw it around today. J-turns and drifting aplenty, and getting to grips with the controls.

After about 10 minutes, the power kept cutting out, and I couldn't go full power without it going 'jerky'. I could drive it around slowly, but the motor cut out if I drove it quickly.

For those RC experts out there, is this normal behaviour for a flat battery, or have I bought a lemon? Would a new battery give me more driving time? My current battery is a no-name ni-cad, nominally 1900 mAh.
post #26 of 95
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by stewtheking View Post
Have had a lot of fun with my new car this weekend. Charged the battery last night, and then went down to a car park and threw it around today. J-turns and drifting aplenty, and getting to grips with the controls.

After about 10 minutes, the power kept cutting out, and I couldn't go full power without it going 'jerky'. I could drive it around slowly, but the motor cut out if I drove it quickly.

For those RC experts out there, is this normal behaviour for a flat battery, or have I bought a lemon? Would a new battery give me more driving time? My current battery is a no-name ni-cad, nominally 1900 mAh.
Well nicad is a bit obsolete technlogy. And 1900mAh is fairly low capacity.
A new battery with 4000-5000mAh will surely improve running time. A new battery can also improve speed.
Look at Nimh or LiPo batteries. Do be sure to check if you ESC supports either of both. LiPo is the better option. But not all ESC support this. You also need a charger that can load lipo balance.


I have been having great fun with the sc10 last weeks. Saturday i was planning to go racing on a empty sand area with some other people but friday i broke my right drive axle on a jump over a pile of sand that was about 1 - 1.5 meter high. went ok for 5 or 6 times but the last one was fatal. Never found it back. Have ordered a new one but havent received it yet. It seems to be true that the Sc10 is more for racing than bashing.
post #27 of 95
4000-5000mAh?! Wow...things have moved on since I was using electric - the best I could have got was 3000mAh. I remember brushless was just coming out; it seems like it has indeed bcome a very big part of electric RC.
post #28 of 95
Thread Starter 
i can run 30-45 minutes on one 6 cell nimh with outside temp at +2 degrees Celsius
post #29 of 95
That is very impressive indeed. Out of interest, is that par-for-the-course now or do you have a particularly good setup?

Oh the money I could spend on my E-Maxx!!
post #30 of 95
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Its rtr stock. I do have a new pinion and 2 smaller spur gears on the way. Also, i ordered the Jconcepts chassis cover to keep dirt and sand out.
Dont know how it was at the beginning but a decent Monster Mamba Max 5600 combo on 3s lipo can go 90-100 km/h.
Chances are im getting either that for my sc10 or save some more for a brushless e-revo or something equal.

What engine/esc are you using?


YouTube - Brushless TC4 - 121.7mph/196kmh
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