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Old 04-23-2023, 12:05 AM   #1
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Hi,

Got my first crawler, Capra FWS 1.9 but itís way faster than I expected.
I expected a nice slow adjustable crawl but the throttle is either on or off, way too fast. Iíve adjusted the transmitter to the 25% setting.
Tried my sons new crawler (different make), yesterday and it handles as I expected mine to, nice slow crawl.
How to rectify? Change, motors, battery, transmitter?
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Old 04-23-2023, 03:18 AM   #2
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I started with an RTR but never ran it with the included transmitter, I used my FlySky FS-GT5.
You should have some varience in speed, sounds like something isn't right to me but hopefully someone that knows better will pipe up.
I also went with a Castle Creations Mamba Micro system.
May want to look at changing the pinion, think 11t is the smallest you can go w/o modding the trans, then maybe swapping the ESC and/or motor.
Actually, if you go through the ordeal of swapping pinions, I'd highly recommend motor too while you're in there.

Also, if you recently got it yopu can try shooting off an email to Axial support https://www.axialadventure.com/contact
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Old 04-23-2023, 07:01 AM   #3
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I don't know about fitment for the stock vehicle as the only thing left from my original Capra is the axles. However, if you haven't tried a HobbyWing Fusion Pro, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Amazing throttle control, good adjustability (you need to get the programming box), and rock-solid reliability so far. Any of the Fusions would be worth a try. The SE is really affordable.
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Old 04-23-2023, 08:35 AM   #4
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there was a engineering failure on this one
the one fix that seems to solve the issue is to revert back to a 3 gear transmission
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Old 04-23-2023, 08:40 AM   #5
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Just ordered the Fusion Pro, thanks for the advise
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Old 04-23-2023, 08:55 AM   #6
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Just ordered the Fusion Pro, thanks for the advise
thats a good bandaid it still wont solve the gearing issue

keep a eye on your temps on that motor as long as the motor stay cool your good
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Old 04-23-2023, 09:20 AM   #7
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While you're replacing the motor definitely drop to an 11t pinion. 10t with some mods to the motor's screw slots on the trans if I recollect correctly.
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Old 04-23-2023, 07:06 PM   #8
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there was a engineering failure on this one
the one fix that seems to solve the issue is to revert back to a 3 gear transmission

This. The stock trans is way too high geared. You can try and bandaid the problem but the easy fix is swap to a 3-gear. Options range from a simple skid swap to major chassis mods.



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Old 05-05-2023, 07:27 AM   #9
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This. The stock trans is way too high geared. You can try and bandaid the problem but the easy fix is swap to a 3-gear. Options range from a simple skid swap to major chassis mods.



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Nice rig . What wheels are you running.
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Old 06-06-2023, 02:23 PM   #10
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Nice rig . What wheels are you running.

The ones in those pics were just stockers off a 10.3 Bronco. That was kind of a prototype rig for that chassis that I ended up selling


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Old 08-20-2023, 10:09 AM   #11
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This. The stock trans is way too high geared. You can try and bandaid the problem but the easy fix is swap to a 3-gear. Options range from a simple skid swap to major chassis mods.



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What is your crawl ratio with the 3 gear trans?
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