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Old 05-11-2008, 11:31 AM   #81
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for sure. its awesome to see a blue oval body come on a production truck. i like the idea of a 1.9 clod. it looks like it should be a strong truck. idk why the whole newbie started but anyways, this truck will be a next purchase after a couple hop ups come out. i think this truck will be easy to be upgrade and customize. the internals of the gearboxes seem simple enough. wonder if it will have clod stall?
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:38 PM   #82
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Nope... they could use a simple switching cricuit to "shut off" the rear motor. Its actually a pretty simple circuit (for those with electronics degree's) They could incorperate it into a clod/DTX climber esc and I think they would sell allot.
this is a good idea. I second this. It would be a good hop up if it is reliable.

I think I just want the body haha
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:31 AM   #83
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I'd imagine it'll have clod stall as it is effectively a baby clod. I wonder how the axles will hold up to a pair of E-Flite speed 400 equivalent outrunners? it's possible to run an axial on one of those, and one per axle in a cliff climber would be insane. wonder how long it'll be until a baby pimp cane is released to use these axles?
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:54 AM   #84
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lol baby clod... The axles look Similar to New Bright Crawler Axles, they pretty much sucked, they were geared wayyy to high for crawling. I hope they arent the same... Ive preordered one on towers
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:51 AM   #85
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The more I see of these the more I like them.. My only REAL concern is that the little motors don't have that much torque. (this I know from my Mini-t)

SO how long until someone makes 540-motor conversion plates?

Jdawg, do these use standard 12mm hexes?
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:04 AM   #86
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SO how long until someone makes 540-motor conversion plates?
Tamiya did some 20-25 years ago on the Grashopper
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:57 AM   #87
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Okay that was a shock! Duratrax came out with a crawler before Traxxas?
Maybe because traxxas parts are on a few crawlers? Hum? I hope Traxxas
gives it a shot! Does anyone elese?
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:27 PM   #88
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Yes, 12 mm hexes. The stock wheels are 2.2.
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:23 PM   #89
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The more I see of these the more I like them.. My only REAL concern is that the little motors don't have that much torque. (this I know from my Mini-t)

SO how long until someone makes 540-motor conversion plates?

Jdawg, do these use standard 12mm hexes?
little motor big motor really shouldn't matter if the gearing is low enough. think about a servo they have very small motors but can produce lots of torque.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:36 PM   #90
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Okay that was a shock! Duratrax came out with a crawler before Traxxas?
Maybe because traxxas parts are on a few crawlers? Hum? I hope Traxxas
gives it a shot! Does anyone elese?
my thought is that traxxis will be the next to venture into the crawling market... it seems as tho they are willing to risk going into niche markets. i think losi is probably considering it as well.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:08 PM   #91
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well maybe a mini superclass that allows rear steer? i still dont understand the no rear steer for 2.2's anyways. i like this little truck, i will have to check it out.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:45 PM   #92
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that would be cool for traxxas and losi to get their crawling rears in gear! x3 on the dig unit!!
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:11 AM   #93
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so......is it out yet?
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:06 PM   #94
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They are supposed to be out in Late June according to TowerHobbies, I Hope I get mine in the mail soon. I preordered
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:31 PM   #95
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I am not totally sure what Axial's reason was for the battery mount location but being the first production cralwer they were taking a risk and I am sure they wanted it to be marketable to as many people as possible. I would assume that the battery mount was done so people who already owned or had easy access to sub-c stick packs would have a simple place to mount them. Easy for a first time builder. I built my first RC over 25 years ago when I was 12 with no adult assistance. If they want to be able to market it to first timers with no experience I think it's a simple way to make the most widely availabe battery work.

im a noob to RCCRAWLER and you speak the the truth about the Ax10... plus what fun would it be if came out of the box 100% comp. ready, the excitment is finding what works and what doesnt. As an owner of one i love my Ax10. :-P
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:00 PM   #96
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I gotta tell you that I will be getting one of these! I have a Vendetta and I was surprised by how good it was for the price. I now people have had alot more issues with their Mini LSTs than they have had with their DTXs. The only problem is aftermarket parts are a little high prices (knuckles ect.). I am sure the vendors in our hobby will be creating quality parts for this. I look forward to it.
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:47 PM   #97
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new to the crawler action, just built testing/tweaking tamy cr-01.
look'n at this one to crawl with my girly, eye-ball'n the prebuilt for the price and fun of semi-build(electronics, body paint, etc.) like the hop-ups
listed.........any thoughts?


http://www.duratrax.com/cars/dtxd18-...ber/index.html


http://www.duratrax.com/cars/dtxd18-...xxaa02g-lg.jpg
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:17 PM   #98
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So you guys are saying the 380 motors are good enough? Probably for that size but what about for people throwing on 1/10 bodies and chassis while running 7.2 standard sized batteries?

If it can do that it can be a great simple project rig. Who wants to deal with trannies and driveshafts!

Looking at that website it also seems like the pictures are in 'actual' size?

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Old 06-16-2008, 01:22 AM   #99
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Default DuraTrax or AX-10 ??

Which will come out on top after all mods are made available?? I beleive Duratrax will over come the AX-10..
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:20 AM   #100
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oh oh what this 1yr stress tech warranty on parts and i see alxes are on the list! Im getting one for sure i was thinking the other day how much i loved the nylints when they first came out and after looking at the tranny diagram they actually look stout i think these will be suprising many. im getting one for my kid and if its as good as i think it might be i see a 2.2 mini stick i my future
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