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    Damn I hate this rain . . . nothing but garage crawling Gets a little old after so many laps of the garage.

    All I end up doing is buying more kit . . . incoming is:
    Front Axle battery/servo mount
    CC 10A BEC
    Carbon Fibre tape for some bling
    AX10 Stainless steel screw set
    Losi 4" Threaded crawler shock set

    Also ended up grabbing a MMM ESC and a E-Revo 2200kv motor to go with it.

    Rainy weekends are so expensive
    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnivean View Post
    Damn I hate this rain . . . nothing but garage crawling Gets a little old after so many laps of the garage.

    All I end up doing is buying more kit . . . incoming is:
    Front Axle battery/servo mount
    CC 10A BEC
    Carbon Fibre tape for some bling
    AX10 Stainless steel screw set
    Losi 4" Threaded crawler shock set

    Also ended up grabbing a MMM ESC and a E-Revo 2200kv motor to go with it.

    Rainy weekends are so expensive
    mate you could rock crawl all day in my garage its a mess lol rc stuff from one end to the other!
    Enemys were the friends you thought you had, untill they stabbed you in the back!!!

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    WOW, what a tale from go to woe.

    I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:
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    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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    Maaate... you got a molten mess... oh... thats your esc? Ouch! lol.

    Nasty... bad day indeed. What happened?

    Hope they have a good warranty and get it replaced.

    I quite like that 2nd photo there, looks quite nice.
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    Nothing really. Cruising around for about 15-20 mins. We found a spot where there were some good areas to crawl through and the little fella had a go. He was driving for about 5 mins and smoke started pouring out.

    I just ripped off the lid and disconnected the battery. battery looks fine, including all wires etc. Likewise with the motor. Motor still has the solder posts attach to the wire.

    If it doesn't get covered by warranty, I'll either go brushless or sell most of my gear
    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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    Bugger, that sucks the big one... big time.

    Sounds like the internals somehow shorted out.

    Hope they cover it... for a company like that, I would sure like to think they would.

    Just out of curiosity... what camera you got?
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    Yeah, bites the big one definitely.

    Should be covered, definitely inside the 3-month they offer and like you said, decent size company.

    Took the "working" pics with a Canon 450D with the EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L series.
    "Magma" shots taken with the EF 100mm f/2.8 macro.
    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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    Nice, I came quite close to buying one of the 450's (around december last year), had my mind set on it was even about to go and buy it... but just before I did, I had another look at the competition (Nikon, Pentax etc...) and thought the D60 would be alright, esp if I could get the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens (im pretty sure that was the one).

    End result?.... I'm still SLR-less
    Worse result?... Wont be able to get one for quite a while
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    Grats on the Axial Erin.......bad luck on the esc...can you figue out what went wrong?


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    Best case Sh1mmy is that you can get the 500D with HD video. Or a cheaper 450D because the 500D is out.
    Also check the Sony stuff now. They have really come a long way.

    My approach was to get in with a lower end camera and get some serious lenses. Mainly by them from a parallel importer in Nth Sydney here. Good little shop front.
    So far I have EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 II plus the 2 kit lenses.
    Also have the 580EX II flash unit as well.
    Including the body I have spent about $6k. I reckon it would be 10k with going through normal and not parallel importers.


    Hey Scott. yeah mate, it was all good. Pretty impressed with the car itself, it was pretty resilient, did pretty much everything we asked of it. To me it just looks like the ESC shorted in a big way. Everything else is fine.
    Last edited by Carnivean; 29-06-2009 at 11:08 AM.
    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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    Well despite the outage to the ESC, the progress is still going ahead!
    Just arrived is a set of 4" Losi crawler shocks which I have ample time to get installed
    Also a carbon fibre battery/servo mount from 3 Racing

    Plenty of time to fit it when you have a dead car!
    Should be able to get a decent spec for the battery to sit alongside the servo now.
    Shame I am working late tonight
    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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    Well I got the replacement ESC yesterday afternoon so hopefully will be all good now!

    I have constructed the Losi shocks and put the CF servo mount on already, so I will get some piccies up tonight.

    Will also post some of the issues I had with the Losi shocks in the AX10 thread!
    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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    Mate we'll have to hook up and have a crawl sometime Hey what do you do for work?
    Growing older happens! Growing up is a choice!

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    Internet infrastructure and web site design I guess is the best way to put it. I work in the Web Technologies area at the Reserve Bank

    Sounds good Shorty on the crawl. Apparently there are some good places over the back of Menai near my place that a few of the guys at the Crawl Pit frequent, but I fried the ESC
    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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    Well I managed to find someone who makes the right sized batteries.

    WinForce makes a nice sized 1500mah 25C 3s battery with the following dimensions: 68mm x 36mm x 24mm.
    The magic number on most of the front battery mounts seems to be around the low 70s for the overall length (around 72mm)

    I made up a template the other night to test it out and it seems like like a nice easy fit.

    I'll get some piccies up with the mockup battery in there tonight
    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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    Batteries arrived fine and are pretty damn small. Never got around to taking the photos with the mockup, but will get an image up shortly with the real thing in there.

    With the E-Maxx parts a way off, I will likely get around to the replacement ESC!
    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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    Hey all

    Just purchased exactly the same vehicle... orange and all..

    Put in an old NOSRAM esc and a 50T Venom motor.

    Less than an hour later my 5yr old and i are climbing up every rock on the block.. good fun

    Great for teachin youngens how to drive cars.. not much stops them

    I just ran a 3000 NiMh and it went for like an hour, second battery straight after. Touch the motor after the second full battery and it is still cold..

    I didnt have any meltdown dramas... What size motor did you put in?
    Last edited by Stangas; 17-11-2009 at 10:39 PM.

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    i just purchased some Intellect batteries for the crawler for the same 3 racing bracket.

    They are 2C lipo and are 2300mAh. The footprint is very small also.. 2C2P?? 4 lipo cells wired together: 2 in series x 2 with them then in parrallel.

    Should arrive very soon.. today hopefully.

    Other than that.. the rccrawler website has a full comprehensive list of upgrades that you can do for almost nothing. Worth looking at.
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    Xray T2008 (Pro Stock) Novak and Tekin 10.5
    Schui Mi2 (Stock) Novak and Venom 17.5 or Novak 17.5
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    Damn I have been inactive for ages!!!

    Hey Stangas. 55T in mine. Finally starting to get back into things!!!
    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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    Hey Stangas, which batteries did you get? got a link to them?

    OK so where are things with this one?
    The front axle battery mount was installed as were the Losi shocks.

    Ideally I would want to work on this further, but I think for the time being this is going to stay as it is.
    It is pretty much now going to be the kids crawler. The boys will likely be fighting over it and if they do I dare say a SCX10 will be on the cards!
    The Losi CC has become mine, so need to get that up and running before I revisit this one.

    I'll be starting a new thread for the LCC though
    Buggy - 5B SS (30.5 Zenoah ESP ported), DF-02 (LRP 10.5T combo)
    Monster Truck - E-Maxx (Dual KD 700HO), E-Maxx (WIP, MMM 2200kv, FLM Chassis)
    Crawler - AX-10 (Tekin FXR + 55T), Losi Comp Crawler (HW Justock + 21.5T Xelorin)
    Drifter - Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv), Sakura D3 (HK XCar 4000kv)

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