Wow, that went really fast.
Thanks for all the links, they are great!!!
So that can get me started in optimizing my car!!
One of the main reasons for getting the 1/16 erevo was its size (smaller than most), its water-and-dirt-resistant features (yes, I know, the mechanics need servicing...) and I really liked the idea of the "training mode".
I already checked out the "Common Issues" thread, this is a great thing. It should be on top of all the topics of the forum, so all the new users would see it right away!! I guess each RC-car has its flaws; until now, I am surprised at how much abuse (mostly unintentional) the erevo can take. And it is really a fast mover (with my kids I use the training mode, but when I m alone...
And I already tried out the series connector for a few minutes, but I guess this really puts some strain on the parts (shame on me, did not change to the smaller gear yet
My boys love to jump, but practicing that in the skater park does not really work with all that concrete around; so I built a little ramp at home where the RC can land in the grass. Still, things are going to break eventually, and I expect them to. I will change to the smaller pinion, which will increase the torque and thus the strain on the drivetrain, but with just one battery (NIMH for starters) I hope it should be ok. I prefer only one battery with the stock springs, with two they seem a little weak (and I already read that here in the forum, with one it seems ok for what I do with the car)
Thanks again for the fast and great answers!!
PS: A great thanks to UltimateRC for its videos...honest and really helpful, especially for a beginner like me!!