Q&A: r/c Traxxas rustler radio control lots of questions answer any you can!?
Question by toombucket: r/c Traxxas rustler radio control lots of questions answer any you can!?
So im starting to finally undestand all the teminology (haver never studied electronics) but still have some questions some general and others involving the car im intnding to get!
Ok so here we go..
1. what is ESC?
2. Is a traxxas vxl worth it? what restrictions would a brushlss motor give me?
3. could i buy a vxl shell and fit it on a stock traxxas rustler?
4. After buying a normal rustler if eventually i wanted to could I mod it to a vxl by buying the parts separately?
5. And FINALLY what is mAh in terms of batteries? do batteries determine the speed or just the endurance of a rc car?
I am starting out at this so simple terms or even bette explanation of terms =] will rate first informative answer best answer!
Cy if your there your answer is much appreciated =)
Answer by Dan A
1. electronic speed control what the battery’s and motor hook to the throttle
2. Yes very nice truggy and you would really have no limit with a brush less motor
3. yes you can you may need to buy longer risers the pins that the body sits on
4. you can but you will spend more money doing it that way after market parts start to add up fast
5. mAh Millie amps they do not make it go faster it is the amount of time you will get to run the motor at a good speed 3300-4200 would be great the more mAh the longer it will run and with a brush less motor use a lipo battery they will give you a better run time and they are lighter
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Q&A: traxxas Rustler VXL. I need to know how to maintaince it and keep it clean?
Question by Rick M: traxxas Rustler VXL. I need to know how to maintaince it and keep it clean?
I recently bought an electric R/C car and i need to know if there are parts i should oil, WD40, or something like that. im running brushless motor. my manual didnt come with anything on how to do any of this, and the online manual is the same as what came witht he box. any help would be well apreciated. I want to keep my car running in top shape.
Answer by Connor Man
I recommend that you monitor your Brushless motor with a temperature gauge every five minutes:
60* F – 119* F, Motor is in good condition. Only the bearings will need oil every few runs.
120* F – 139* F, Motor now puts stress on magnets & some internal to prevent further damage to motor. Stopping is recommended.
140* F – 159* F, Motor is gasping for air and needs a break. The magnets are beginning to smoke. The internal components are looking for any possible way to cool down. Stopping your vehicle is highly recommended.
160* F – 179* F, Motor is showing signs of severe fatigue and it’s likely your motor will suffer from motor overheating if you don’t stop asap.
180* F+ Your motor internals are likely burnt by now. Your motor has a 75% chance of not operating after this.
I also recommend these products for your Rustler:
- http://www.traxxas.com/products/electric/rustler3707/trx_rustler3707_accessories.htm (3340 VXL-3s Cooling Fan $ 25.00)
You should also check out this website:
You don’t have to buy all the products I listed. If you have any other questions to pro-long the life of your rustler, please send me a message and I’ll get back to you asap. I also recommend that you check out the hobby shop search engines. Most hobby shops can help you with your questions.
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What exact parts do you need for a Traxxas E-Maxx #3908 to go 65mph and beyond?
Question by Kole671: What exact parts do you need for a Traxxas E-Maxx #3908 to go 65mph and beyond?
I want to make my Traxxas E-Maxx Brushless 3908 edition truck go 65 miles and beyond. Can anyone tell me the exact stuff that you will need in order to do that?
Answer by Matt
You need the brushless edition E-Maxx and 2 3s LiPos each with at least 2500mah each.
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i want 2 put a brushless motor on my traxxas rustler /would i have 2 change any other parts besides the motor?
Question by xXTACOMADATXx: i want 2 put a brushless motor on my traxxas rustler /would i have 2 change any other parts besides the motor?
i wana get a firball motor
Answer by just me
When going from a brushed motor to brushless you will have to get a brushless ESC (electronic speed controller) as well… Brushless esc’s and motors have 3 connecting wires instead of 2 for brushed motors….
nothing else will have to be changed besides the motor/esc
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Does anyone know where in the UK i can get aluminium parts for Traxxas 4-tec?
Question by Daniel Davis: Does anyone know where in the UK i can get aluminium parts for Traxxas 4-tec?
I have seen many sites in the the US, but im after a wide variety of parts here in the UK. Any help is very grateful.
Answer by pelican
The sites in the US might be your best options. They will usually ship to the UK.
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traxxas RUSTLER VXL “Aluminum parts”
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The Final Parts to my Traxxas Rustler VXL, Reviews and HPI Ultimate Tuning Screwdriver
Today came in the post the final parts to finish off my rustler! i review all these part, some updates on the rustler and i check out some new item such as HPI ultimate tuning screwdriver.
Hey guys, this is update number two of my Traxxas Rustler. I am still waiting for my parts that i mentioned in video number one. I also ordered a new lipo battery from the Hobbycity warehouse in the USA. More videos to come. Things done since the last video: -Added the telemetry receiver with the temperature gauge -custom made battery strap. Made out of cardboard. -Jang wide mod for the Rustler (and all of the needed parts) -Rear Traxxas big bore shocks in the front -Stampede wheels with the Talons -Ordered a 2s 20c 5000 Mah Lipo hardcase pack (hobbycity USA warehouse, with priority shipping).
Traxxas Rustler VXL Update Alluminium Parts & Led Underbody Neon
Update #3 I got tonnes of new integy alloy parts and a carbon fibre chassis thats on the way. I also fitted a neon underbody led lighting kit.
Video Rating: 4 / 5