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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2011, 01:25:24 AM »
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Haha probably not.. He loved the smell, feeling etc. of nitro.
Gonna help him whichever he chooses to go with Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2011, 07:24:59 AM »
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Pic 10:Faceplant. Grin  (The slash with the rubber bands on the body clips is mine.All this was while my brother was driving.

Pic 37:Jayanth vs Divyam.Lesson learnt by Divyam. >Cheesy But he held the revo back for quite a long time. Clap

Pic 56:Joe's MT4G3 doing a wheelie. Shocked ELECTRIC POWER!!! Grin


Later on,Divyam and I realized we were coming off the jumps on power. Shocked Shocked Thanks to our slippers,we were saved.Spur and pinion look okay.
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« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2011, 09:39:43 AM »
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Yeah.. The Revo vs Slash was totally awesome! >Cheesy
Electric power fTW! Shocked

My spur and pinion look fine too.. Gonna tear down the Slash as soon as I go get some decent tools Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2011, 09:43:57 AM »
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I'm slightly worried about my motor temps now.Hope there is nothing seriously wrong.Need to do the tube mod as soon as possible.
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« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2011, 10:05:18 AM »
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Dude, it'll be fine.. Smiley
BL Motors are meant to go that hot!
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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2011, 10:09:40 AM »
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Dude, it'll be fine.. Smiley
BL Motors are meant to go that hot!

Thanks man. Smiley  The tube mod is the single most essential thing.I might sound anal here but I'm gonna keep a log of how things are going.
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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2011, 11:56:08 AM »
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pic1:  slash normal on ground
pic6:  slash nose up
pic9:  slash normal in air
pic10:slash nose down
pic22: slash vertical
pic29:slash almost up-side down
pic31:slash fully upside down

Haha Smiley
Slash from all angles in action!
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Haha probably not.. He loved the smell, feeling etc. of nitro.
Gonna help him whichever he chooses to go with Smiley

That' good to hear Smiley hopefully see another guy with a nitro in a few months!

@Gandhar: What's the max temp your motor can be at before its too dangerous and what's the current temp ?
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Slash from all angles in action!

Yeah. Grin

The magnets start getting damaged at around 200F.My motor was doing 130-140 when I checked.But it was close to the limit.It ran cooler with lipos.The rotor is around 10F hotter than the can.180 is the max safe limit.
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« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2011, 02:28:29 PM »
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Hey with 40F you have some leverage. With nitro's we're told not to exceed 270F and we keep it between 250 to 260. Is it the same for electrics ?
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Not really.Our motors shouldn't go over 200F.VXLs have overheat protection.
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« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2011, 08:02:16 PM »
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How did you check the temp?
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Jayanth's IR temp gun. Grin

Its a nice 'toy' to play with on the track Giggle .More important for the nitro guys though.Still,its a great tool on the track.
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« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2011, 11:40:02 PM »
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Its actually quite important for us electric guys too, to check motor and ESC temps.. Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2011, 12:34:40 AM »
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I really hope we can i hit the track often and keep this thread alive by posting activities at every visit. The plane guys who go to hoskote bed  almost thric in a month Clap Hats off to your commitment  Thumbs Up hope we guys also do the same Smiley
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BL Motors are meant to go that hot!

I think I found out why my VXL was running hot on that day.I suffer from 'nitro finger'.It means I blip the throttle.That causes amp spikes and raises temps.I should drive smoothly from now on.I remember blipping the throttle on the straight and the corners.SO it warrants a change in driving style.I hope that one run did not cause any problems.

And if my ESC didn't go into thermal shutdown,I don't think my motor became too hot.
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« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2011, 10:04:22 AM »
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Yeah.. I try NOT to blip the throttle..
I specifically told my bro and his friend to NOT keep blipping the throttle!
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« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2011, 10:14:53 AM »
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Well,now I know where I went wrong.

BTW,Divyam,do you want the tube as well?My dad might get it.If he doesn't find one,he'll have one made at the factory.
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Visited the track yesterday. Had an awesome time Smiley
Here are pics and vids.

Also a vid of the track for those who have not been there.

Please excuse the quality of videos - i was driver + cameraman Cheesy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRKbFNAEM_0&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Geu5jtg5nYo&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7UfCLqH5ig&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwTcOhCCKvU&feature=youtu.be


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Some more..

Busted a wheel bearing. Pic shows what was left of the bearing Cheesy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DIamw7T5DA&feature=youtu.be

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Was the track horrible or was it reasonably ok? I heard that it is in a horrible condition as of now....

Sorry about your bearing. Was this the new one?
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From the videos it looks like its not been maintained well. I see a lot of small stones on the surface. No problems for the monsters i guess Wink
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Yeah. But apart from the stones, I don't foresee any other problems...
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The track was in a bad condition. Small branches, lots and lots of leaves (kept getting stuck between the dogbone and turnbuckle) and gravel heaps and dried bushes. I did not expect anything so i didnt have any problem with the track condition. Hope things are better next time.

The tyres gave up - hardly any traction - easy to drift Cheesy

It was more of a bashing session for me Cheesy

Nope this was the stock bearing. It happened after an hour of running or so.

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