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Old Jan 18, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Crash: I'm still amazed at how smooth the E-Maxx is over those big boulders. You sure you don't have a hover board underneath that thing??
Humm FPV hover craft I might just check into that .
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 01:10 AM
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FPV Hovercraft actually does sound quite fun!
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 03:05 AM
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Man, this thread sucks!

As a direct result of the fantastic videos presented in this thread, my credit card had a really bad week

E-Maxx 3905 ordered and en route
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 03:55 AM
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hahahaha, can't wait to see it Anthony! Gah.. this thread really sucks for me because i want to get out and try my truck
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 08:49 AM
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Imagine that! When me and my partner got into this he had an emaxx, I had to go by one cause of him,,,(this is what we do to eachother),,,,we where using our 1/10 rock crawlers before that, but they didn't cut it in deep snow. Now I was increasing me house insurance to cover my hobby room too and you know I added up everything I put into my emaxx cause the insurance company wanted it all on video in order to cover any loss. It added up to 2300.00!!!!! I had no idea! 50.00 here 100.00 there, it adds up! I still need a few things too,,,,an IR camera is my next purchase. If you guys are looking for a cheap IR camera, geeks.com has em and the 38.00 one works nice, it's the one we used in the night snow run video I posted.
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 12:56 PM
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FPV Hovercraft actually does sound quite fun!
Yeah I might go with a sail boat again.. That or pick up an air boat and mount a big motor on it.
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 06:30 PM
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how about a motorcycle? I think that would be quiet cool, and with fpv you don't have to turn on the road constantly to keep it in sight


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Old Jan 19, 2008, 07:19 PM
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Man, this thread sucks!

As a direct result of the fantastic videos presented in this thread, my credit card had a really bad week

E-Maxx 3905 ordered and en route
That will make a nice start to an all weather RPV,,,,bein water proof already,,,nice
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 07:31 PM
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What kind of batteries do you guys use with those emaxx trucks ? nimh, lipo mods, make your own packs ? the videos posted in this thread are pretty cool, I might get one
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 09:30 PM
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You can use LiPo's, just have to get the right speed controller for it.
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 08:57 AM
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What kind of batteries do you guys use with those emaxx trucks ? nimh, lipo mods, make your own packs ? the videos posted in this thread are pretty cool, I might get one
I use two 2 cell 4000mah lipos to run the drill motors. One 3000mah nimh to power the 6 servos. and one 8.4v 900mah nimh to power the camera system.
I can get about an hour and a half of run time with my current set up.

You can use the stock ESC on Emaxx trucks, they are designed to run dual batteries. That's what I'm using
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 09:35 AM
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You can use the stock ESC on Emaxx trucks, they are designed to run dual batteries. That's what I'm using
You added some kind of low voltage device for the batteries or you just time your runs to make sure the lipos dont get below 3v/ cell ? I'm guessing that the stock ESC does not have a low voltage cutout ?
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 09:44 AM
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Exactly, you can use the stock ESC. However most of those ESC's are used to NiCad's and NiMH's. You do not have a low voltage cutoff. I only know of one ESC that is designed for LiPO's. It's about $200.
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 09:53 AM
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Ok looks like the Robitronic speed controls dropped in price. Probably due to the release of their new speed control.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0093p?&C=MJU
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 11:01 AM
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Do you guys think this module could work with a dual 2 cell lipo setup on the emaxx ?

http://www.teamnovak.com/products/li...ule/index.html

Would be easier than replacing the stock esc on the emaxx
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