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Old 01-01-2020, 09:28 PM   #101
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Pretty. Thanks for sharing.
How much for your dog? He is beautiful.

I especially like the slow-mo bits in your vid. It's cool to get a chance to really see the suspension articulating and undulating Real time doesn't really capture it.
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Old 01-01-2020, 09:49 PM   #102
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Super cool, Smog. Not gonna lie, I was kinda hoping she tips in to the drink here:
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:13 AM   #103
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Super cool, Smog. Not gonna lie, I was kinda hoping she tips in to the drink here:
that possibility was my big Adrenalin rush for the day. I came very close to losing it on the that icy side hill

Glad you got a kick out of it
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:04 AM   #104
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He's past his best before date, therefore unsaleable. He's thirteen, believe it or not. Yeah, I'm not a fan of slo-mo, as guys tend to overuse it, but once in a while, it's a valuable tool. I like the water droplets

and can't explain the sound of something clanking

but it sure is cool.
I did catch the water as your exiting the picture. Again, likely not noticeable in real-time. The warped sounds are interesting as well. In my mind, the sound generates a sense of realism. Like the sound of a compressing coil-over or stressed steel might make. What are you using as an editor?
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:21 AM   #105
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Adobe Premiere Pro. Too expensive for the average Joe, but I run my own graphic design/digital communication business, eh.
Gotcha. I am a computer novice., I am sure something like that would give me fits. My kid and I played around with a free editor some time back (VSDC?) but I wasnít overly impressed with it, but we lost access anyway. The idea of editing pretty much disappeared with it.

Apparently there should be something in Windows 10. If I can find it I will give it a go one day when I have some time. All I am really after is some basic features that allow my to piece video clips together, create transitions and perhaps some slow motion. If you have any ideas, direction would be appreciated.
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:48 AM   #106
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A weird offshoot of my business is recommending less expensive software than Adobe to my shoestring clients. Long way of saying I often tinker with free and or cheap applications, just to compare. The best low budget film editing software last I checked was Shotcut. Give it a try.

The Windows Photos app is somewhere between an abomination and just okay for trimming and piecing together video. It lacks some basic features for no apparent reason, like transitions, but those are overused by the unwashed masses anyway. With Photos you can quickly add a soundtrack and graphics. Easy learning curve. Just make sure to close it and reopen it now and then, as it gets stuck all the time.
Shotcut? Shortcut?

I will look for it. Appreciate the advice, thank you.
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Old 01-03-2020, 09:03 PM   #107
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Picked up the underdrive ring & pinion set for the rear differential today. Just finished installing them. Gotta say, breaking down the TRX4 is a treat. The quality put into this rig just makes the overall experience of working on it pure pleasure. As much as I resisted the X4 early on after it's release simply because it was a Traxxas, I am sure glad I gave in.

While unnecessary, the parts come packaged with aesthetically pleasing presentation



The axle broken down



The stock and underdrive Ring and Pinion laid out side by side (stock on left)



New parts in the housing



Look forward to putting the UD to the run test
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:37 AM   #108
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ps: About your upgrade -- Traxxas entering the hobby forced all competitors to up their game, with a big payoff for Traxxas fans, fence-sitters and haters alike.
Couldn't agree more. I have gone from Traxxas detractor to fanboy.

Thanks for the lead, I played around with the editor a bit

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Old 01-10-2020, 11:56 AM   #109
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Want to see Traxx perform in a deep scale snowfall? I love these things



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Oh smog, I'm not sure it is possible, but you are having to much fun with that conversion!!!! Very nice vid.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:06 PM   #111
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Oh smog, I'm not sure it is possible, but you are having to much fun with that conversion!!!! Very nice vid.
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Thanks Ernie, means a lot. I am enjoying the process of making them.
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:22 PM   #112
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All you need now is one of these...

Thanks hobbyjumper, most appreciated.

...and there it is! The Polar Paw!! Keep sensation in that trigger finger ...I froze mine the other day
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anyone have problems running the TRX4 with traxx on high gear?
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:34 PM   #114
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anyone have problems running the TRX4 with traxx on high gear?
I am on single speed transmission with locked differentials. Brushless, sensored with a 2700kv Puller Pro. No issues to speak of.

Also have the stock Sport RTR that comes with Traxx on it. It’s a lot slower being brushed, but gets the job done.
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Still a last bug or two in the design to work out, but I will say this, my left hand stays twice as warm as the right one. Also works in the rain.
It looks great! I am guessing it’s gonna hit the market?

I think it’s hilarious how you put my rigs in the photo. It gave me a puzzled moment...
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Well over four hours outside today, crawling the edge of our favourite mountain.



It's too cold to even go outside today here. Nice pictures!

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Old 01-12-2020, 09:30 PM   #116
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Nice! Looks like you hit some decent elevation on that hike. Where about are you?
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:29 AM   #117
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See the photograph, top right corner. We are truly fortunate to be welcomed there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara_Escarpment

That particular vantage point is called

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/cana...o-crag-lookout

I dunno, maybe you can see Buffalo New York on a clear day.





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That escarpment is a cool feature. We simply donít have anything like that nearby. There is one a few hours west of here in Riding Mountain National Park, but I rarely get there.
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Looks like a ton of fun! I recently got my own Traxx to try. I just hope we get some snow so that I can have fun in the white stuff. This weekend it was crazy and unseasonably in the 60's! It felt like spring. Bring on the snow!


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anyone have problems running the TRX4 with traxx on high gear?
The instructions that come with the Traxx tell you specifically to not to run it in second gear with stock stuff.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:43 AM   #119
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Looks like a ton of fun! I recently got my own Traxx to try. I just hope we get some snow so that I can have fun in the white stuff. This weekend it was crazy and unseasonably in the 60's! It felt like spring. Bring on the snow!
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You will love it! They make snow something to look forward to.

A most important thing to remember is to put your rig outside to completely cool down before you load up a batt and run it. If you throw the rig into the snow when itís still warm you risk melting and refreezing snow in the Traxx mechanism that mates with the rubber. Itís a quick way to kill the buzz
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:06 AM   #120
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It was pretty cold in the morning and on the exposed rock we were all grousing about how little grip our "HotWheels" tires provided...and wondering when someone will release a winter compound tire (called The Canadian).

Got me thinking that the natural follow-up would be something for springtime just when the snow melts--a tire that provides excellent traction in dog shit.

Hands up if you know what I'm talking about.
I don't have a dog, so dog parks aren't amongst my crawl spots. But yeah, spring reveals no shortage of fecal landmines around here.

A winter specific compound for crawlers could be brilliant. Definitely would be some considerations to weigh in the tire tread design as well.

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