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Old 06-30-2008, 04:59 PM   #141
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I want to get one!!
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:21 PM   #142
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:19 AM   #143
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both the RC shops here in CO springs are HT's - that's exactly why I get alot of stuff from tower
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:49 AM   #144
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Just found out about this. Thought you guys might be interested.


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890340

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Old 07-18-2008, 07:21 AM   #145
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I was interested until I noticed it was a clod style setup rather then a shafty.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:47 AM   #146
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I was interested until I noticed it was a clod style setup rather then a shafty.
same here.
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same here.
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Yeah, a motor driven axle will never work.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:38 PM   #148
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Its on Duratrax website it even has a pics gallery and video. Check out the option parts.
http://www.duratrax.com/cars/dtxd18-...ber/index.html
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:24 PM   #149
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But shaft style crawlers have a much better appeal to them. I just like the mechanics of the driveshafts on stuff.

Motor driven axles may be your best bet for comps but they just take away the scale aspect for some of us.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:49 AM   #150
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But shaft style crawlers have a much better appeal to them. I just like the mechanics of the driveshafts on stuff.

Motor driven axles may be your best bet for comps but they just take away the scale aspect for some of us.
Well...this IS the general crawlers section of the site, not scale. I have to say, this is the best option I've seen for getting myself back into crawling, I never finish projects and I now have no spare parts to work with, so I'm going to go RTR just so I can get crawling. I can't wait for these to come out.
I did a little work in GIMP to make it look a little more comp ready.

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Old 07-21-2008, 07:30 AM   #151
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Thats fine and I am glad this fits the bill for alot of you. I see alot of crawlers that have drive shafts and this is what appeals to me.

I guess I am kind of like Indian Larry in a way. He loved the mechanical aspect of things like myself.

I have just been keeping an eye out for a new RTR toy to hit the market. Something to get me playing around till I get my scaler finished.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:41 AM   #152
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Drove one this weekend at the Ultimate Crawler Championship, and now that I have driven BOTH the Cliff Climber and the new Losi truck which one I purchase first is up to the manufactures.

Hope they don't release both during the same billing cycle


Thanks Jason!

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Old 07-21-2008, 11:00 AM   #153
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Its a cool little outfit for sure !
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:55 PM   #154
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Looks like if you got a Losi Mini LST2/Mini baja You could gut it and use the motors, esc and radio and get the kit version. anybody out there know if this is possible?
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:52 PM   #155
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I am thinking of getting a new mini crawler to supplement my clod crawler, and this looks good as does the losi crawler. But I have a few questions. First, are the motors lathe motors? How many turns are the motors? What is the bec rating of the ESC? Can the ESC be made to be run on one battery only? Like the old school Traxxas EVX's. And what is the motor limit for the ESC? Lastly what is the battery voltage limit for the ESC?
Please excuse me if this has already been answered.

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I am thinking of getting a new mini crawler to supplement my clod crawler, and this looks good as does the losi crawler. But I have a few questions. First, are the motors lathe motors? How many turns are the motors? What is the bec rating of the ESC? Can the ESC be made to be run on one battery only? Like the old school Traxxas EVX's. And what is the motor limit for the ESC? Lastly what is the battery voltage limit for the ESC?
Please excuse me if this has already been answered.
The motors are 380's, they're smaller than standard. Would lead me to believe they're higher turn if I remember anything from my X-Mod/Mini-Z days. DTX lists the esc as 14.4-16.8 volt. Could probably put more than that through it, but I would worry about it's durability then.

Mr. Ed, you could do that, but you'd end up spending more than what the RTR costs buying two vehicles.
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I am thinking of getting a new mini crawler to supplement my clod crawler, and this looks good as does the losi crawler. But I have a few questions. First, are the motors lathe motors? How many turns are the motors? What is the bec rating of the ESC? Can the ESC be made to be run on one battery only? Like the old school Traxxas EVX's. And what is the motor limit for the ESC? Lastly what is the battery voltage limit for the ESC?
Please excuse me if this has already been answered.

specs on the esc, http://manuals.hobbico.com/dtx/dtxm1280-manual.pdf

roller may be a better choice, aftermarket electronics....esc, radio, etc.
i lik'n the tekin fxr and add an e-dig....looks good.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:21 PM   #158
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I always had a thing for shafty's myself, but after driving my Berg in a few comps i have to say....................



I got a chance to see theese lil rigs in person. One stock & one hopped up. I didn't drive it, but I saw it run and I like it!

I was never a big fan of Duratrax, but their stress tech guarantee is cool
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:56 PM   #159
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I would still like to know if the one battery conversion can be done. I like using one battery only and like to cut the top weight down. Their site says low rpm crawling motors, but no turn count.
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I would still like to know if the one battery conversion can be done. I like using one battery only and like to cut the top weight down. Their site says low rpm crawling motors, but no turn count.
You'll be fine running those motors on a regular ESC if that's why you insist on knowing the turn count. They're small, and no more sophisticated than a Tamiya silver can.
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