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Blue6Prodigy - 3.28.16, 5:02 pm Post #51: | Reply With Quote
Won't be long before Traxxas makes this RC official... How long did it take from the chimera prototype to the Telluride release?
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Sneetches - 3.28.16, 8:24 pm Post #52: | Reply With Quote
Telluride was 3 years after Jang's truck if I recall...I think Jang did it better though

Either way, yesterday's run resulting in some (superficial) damage:



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I was so close to making that 2nd smaller hill, but after the 12th rollover, the wheel was rolling down after the truck and my front body mount exploded. In reality, I simply lost the rear wheel nut (no loc-tite) and my body mount in the front is 2 posts mounted to a piece of ~1mm ABS plastic sheet. Overall, for about 5 runs on the hill climbs before suffering a failure, the truck has taken a real beating so far.

My next mod will be a quick detach weighted plate for the front end. I think it will give me the extra front end stability needed to make that dang climb. I was only a foot short yesterday and got caught in some limbs, so my criteria for making any hill climb is to get to the top and be able to turn around and drive it back down.

For the electronics, I've decided on a Tekin Pro4 3000kv but I'm still deciding on a sensored ESC. I'm not sure between the MMP on 3S and the Mamba Monster X...
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MaX-D - 3.28.16, 8:30 pm Post #53: | Reply With Quote
Can't go wrong with the Tekin. That's a great motor for 3s. Nice choice.
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STIGCRAFTER - 3.29.16, 2:54 pm Post #54: | Reply With Quote
Sneetches said
Telluride was 3 years after Jang's truck if I recall...I think Jang did it better though
It was ~2 years from Chimera B to Telluride, and Chimera B was definitely superior but nowhere near a mass produced product.
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jumpit - 3.29.16, 3:46 pm Post #55: | Reply With Quote
Your hood took some pretty good hits, specially up front, was that from tumbling down the hill or did you smack a rock or something?
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Sneetches - 3.29.16, 3:58 pm Post #56: | Reply With Quote
Yeah that was from coming down the hill. That 2nd small hill is covered in all sorts of rocks so the panels have taken some hits so far, but it only took a couple taps with the hammer on the vice and they are back in shape. I'm wondering how lexan would hold up, not sure yet though.

Still not sure between a MMP and a MMX for the Pro4 motor...
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jumpit - 3.29.16, 4:12 pm Post #57: | Reply With Quote
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Yeah that was from coming down the hill. That 2nd small hill is covered in all sorts of rocks so the panels have taken some hits so far, but it only took a couple taps with the hammer on the vice and they are back in shape. I'm wondering how lexan would hold up, not sure yet though.

Still not sure between a MMP and a MMX for the Pro4 motor...
I orderd the mmx for mine I already have a tekin t8 1700kv motor and if i do not like it I can always get something from tekin for 10th scale, but the mmx should power the servo i orderd with out an external bec
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Squeegie - 3.29.16, 8:57 pm Post #58: | Reply With Quote
I'm thinking about the Tekin T8 G2 2650kV (TT2355) with my MMX.
Can I run this with 3S? The spec page on Tekin's website shows only 4S~6S.

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Sneetches - 3.30.16, 6:11 am Post #59: | Reply With Quote
You can, it'll just be a bit slow I believe. I used to toss 3S in my GTP2e with a Castle SW8/2200kv combo and it was like driving on "training mode".
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Squeegie - 3.30.16, 7:10 am Post #60: | Reply With Quote
Not bad... I run a 2200kV now with 3S and not complaining (20/50 gears).
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