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Old 12-01-2018, 06:52 PM   #1
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:17 AM   #2
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Decided I needed something a little faster in the dirt than a crawler, so I picked up a Traxxas Fiesta Rally. Took it out for a bit after replacing the Traxxas plug with a deans. Here is a picture of it before it even hit the dirt.



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Old 12-03-2018, 12:28 AM   #3
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Default Toasted the motor on the second day.

Went and had some fun with it today. Found its limits. Pretty sure I toasted the motor. Seemed to be down on power shortly after running it fairly hard. Played a bit in the snow and then it seemed to give out. Thought it might be the same issue I had with my deadbolt l but the servo works on the other channels. I should probably get a dirt sock to put over it as Iím sure all dirt I kicked up into toasted it. Any suggestions on motors? Thinking about brushless if the price tag is right.

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Old 12-03-2018, 10:37 PM   #4
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Way to go Traxxas! Good job!

Have a new motor, just a stock 12t 550, but Iím going to need a new pinion as well. Iím looking at upgrades for brushed motors unless anyone can point me in the direction of a WP brushless.




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Old 12-11-2018, 12:23 AM   #5
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Well the 1/10 Rally is fixed. Forgot I ordered a spare 550 12t. Still waiting on the dusty motors shroud but I figured I’d take it out tomorrow for a bit and see how well he runs. The rips up and down the street seemed to be ok. I need to start looking into upgrades. Mainly want to get rid of the plastic suspension and driveline first. And probably move to brushless as well. If anyone has suggestions for the slash/rally let me know. It’ll be spending its time on both dirt and pavement.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:27 PM   #6
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Felt good to get it out and rip it around a bit.




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Old 12-11-2018, 02:37 PM   #7
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I want one of these Traxxas rally cars. I'd like to make it an on-road missile as well.
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I run a Hobbywing EZ-3660SL 3200KV motor in mine. I went with the 550 length and lower KV so I would have reasonable temperatures on 3S. It's geared 54/14. When it's 80 degrees outside the motor still gets up to around 170 degrees after 15-20 minutes, so I wish it would run cooler. It's fast, but not blazing fast when I run it on pavement. Lots o' torque.

I had a chance to drive it on a medium sized dirt track a few weeks ago. I couldn't really open it up too much because the body kept dragging the ground in bumpy sections and I had to make certain that I landed the jumps as flat as possible. Didn't help matters that I was running a set of Traxxas Anaconda 2.2 stadium truck tires so traction wasn't spectacular. It was a nice challenge, though.
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I run a Hobbywing EZ-3660SL 3200KV motor in mine. I went with the 550 length and lower KV so I would have reasonable temperatures on 3S. It's geared 54/14. When it's 80 degrees outside the motor still gets up to around 170 degrees after 15-20 minutes, so I wish it would run cooler. It's fast, but not blazing fast when I run it on pavement. Lots o' torque.



I had a chance to drive it on a medium sized dirt track a few weeks ago. I couldn't really open it up too much because the body kept dragging the ground in bumpy sections and I had to make certain that I landed the jumps as flat as possible. Didn't help matters that I was running a set of Traxxas Anaconda 2.2 stadium truck tires so traction wasn't spectacular. It was a nice challenge, though.

Is that brushed or brushless? Pretty sure I could go look it up. Iím trying to find a happy compromise to the body height for both on and off road. Iíve already raised it one notch. I may go up another. I ended up with two titan motors so I at least have a spare for now. Iím not too worried about top end speed (faster would be nice), but more so how fast can I get to top end.

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I want one of these Traxxas rally cars. I'd like to make it an on-road missile as well.

I donít regret getting it. Itís been a lot of fun so far. I just wish there was more metal than plastic bits. But upgrading shouldnít be too hard. There seem to be a lot of suspension kits out there.


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Old Yesterday, 12:48 AM   #10
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Installed the Dusty Motors shroud today. Hopefully this helps keep all the rocks out and from destroying things. Pretty easy to install and seems to have a nice tight fit around the chassis. Very lightweight and breathable. Easy to reach in to connect batteries and should be easy enough to remove for tear downs. Also came with synthetic socks for help protect the shocks. Not sure if Iím going to use those.






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I donít regret getting it. Itís been a lot of fun so far. I just wish there was more metal than plastic bits. But upgrading shouldnít be too hard. There seem to be a lot of suspension kits out there.
But remember, metal isn't always good.
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But remember, metal isn't always good.
I learned a while back when I was just bashing rc's that you might upgrade to metal somewhere to stop breakage but you end up breaking something else that can be much more of a pain in the ass to fix. That energy of impact has gotta go somewhere.
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Is that brushed or brushless? Pretty sure I could go look it up. Iím trying to find a happy compromise to the body height for both on and off road. Iíve already raised it one notch. I may go up another.


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It's brushless. My body height was okay until I decided to run it on the track at Wheel Park in Aurora. After a few less-than-ideal landings from the jumps my body now has some cracks in the front. I had already trimmed about 2 mm off the front.
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I learned a while back when I was just bashing rc's that you might upgrade to metal somewhere to stop breakage but you end up breaking something else that can be much more of a pain in the ass to fix. That energy of impact has gotta go somewhere.
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But remember, metal isn't always good.
Thatís a good point. Didnít even think about that. Iím not into bashing my cars. Just seems like a quick way to waste money. I prefer to go more for the realism effect than anything.

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It's brushless. My body height was okay until I decided to run it on the track at Wheel Park in Aurora. After a few less-than-ideal landings from the jumps my body now has some cracks in the front. I had already trimmed about 2 mm off the front.
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Took the boys out for a bit this morning to kick up and climb some rocks.




This shroud is amazing. Kept everything but a fine layer of dust out of the chassis. Didnít even need to shake it out while running through a battery.





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Hmm. I should probably buy a Dusty Motors cover, too. I've already destroyed one motor fan from dirt and pebbles and would like to not have that happen again.

When the time comes to replace the tires do you think you'll get the same set again or try something different? The stock tires have never lasted long enough for me due to my driving style and choice of terrain. I'm currently running a set of Bandito ST 2.8" tires which are okay. So far, I like the performance of the stock tires the best - I just need to not drive like Ken Block when I use those.
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Hmm. I should probably buy a Dusty Motors cover, too. I've already destroyed one motor fan from dirt and pebbles and would like to not have that happen again.

When the time comes to replace the tires do you think you'll get the same set again or try something different? The stock tires have never lasted long enough for me due to my driving style and choice of terrain. I'm currently running a set of Bandito ST 2.8" tires which are okay. So far, I like the performance of the stock tires the best - I just need to not drive like Ken Block when I use those.
That is exactly why I purchased the shroud. I saw a lot of diy ones but for $30 it saved me time and headaches.

For tires I donít know. They are working well for me now. Havenít seen much wear out of them yet, but I have been looking around. I would like to stay with the same design. I noticed Traxxas had combo sets of various color wheels on their web site. I may or may not stick with them.
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