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Old Dec 01, 2008, 09:41 AM
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FPV Traxxas Rustler VXL.....

I often visit here but have never posted. Included are some pics and video enjoy.

FPV R/C Rustler VXL First Person View.... Couch Surfing. (2 min 13 sec)












Gear:
Video downlink Hobby wireless 2.4 500mw Tx
SN380 10-13 volts color camera ccd sony 380 lines
Lawmate Rx 8ch.
8dbi patch antenna
Thunder power 11.1 3c 480 mah lipo
Lcd 7inch Ebay
Led's cheap headlight for camping
Sorry for the large images.
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Old Dec 01, 2008, 09:39 PM
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is there anyway to get a truck receiver ready, I already have a radio system and I don't want to spend extra money on that stuff (Transmitter, battery, receiver)
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Old Dec 01, 2008, 10:30 PM
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is there anyway to get a truck receiver ready, I already have a radio system and I don't want to spend extra money on that stuff (Transmitter, battery, receiver)
I'm sure there must be a receiver ready truck out there somewhere...

Here is a link, why not click on it and see if you can find one?

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/listings/cat-c.html
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Old Dec 02, 2008, 02:13 PM
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hey guys!! I just bought an rc car for this winter
Traxxas Bandit VXL Brushless RTR
link - http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16683

what do you think of it? I still didn't receive it btw!

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Old Dec 02, 2008, 03:30 PM
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hey guys!! I just bought an rc car for this winter
Traxxas Bandit VXL Brushless RTR
link - http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16683

what do you think of it? I still didn't receive it btw!

some pics -
I like it! Im gettin into rc drifting so Im also gettin a new "toy"
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Old Dec 02, 2008, 03:36 PM
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BTW. Will SOMEONE PLEASE tell me how to make that FPV sub? Are there plans I can get?
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Old Dec 02, 2008, 08:33 PM
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I'm sure there must be a receiver ready truck out there somewhere...

Here is a link, why not click on it and see if you can find one?

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/listings/cat-c.html
Thanks for all the great info, I just have another question:
Do you have to use a Lipo compatible ESC or will this work:

XL-5
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Old Dec 02, 2008, 08:39 PM
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Thanks for all the great info, I just have another question:
Do you have to use a Lipo compatible ESC or will this work:

XL-5
Lipo compatible ESC is a MUST, otherwise you will ruin your lipos.

That XL-5 is not setup for lipos.
I think you can get a LVC (low voltage cutoff) device to add on to it, to make it lipo compatible, but I'm not sure where.
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Old Dec 02, 2008, 08:47 PM
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then is there a nicd that is powerful enough to allow a truck to run for 30min +
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Old Dec 02, 2008, 08:59 PM
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Run time is determined by battery capacity.

Such as 3000mah, 1800 mah, etc.

mah = milliamp hours

Generally, the bigger the number, the longer it will run.

How long it runs depends on the truck and alot of other variables, like how much you use full throttle, for example.

I don't know of any truck that can run for 30 minutes, (although there may be some).

All you could do is get the biggest battery (mah) that will fit the truck, and try it.
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Old Dec 03, 2008, 08:03 AM
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then is there a nicd that is powerful enough to allow a truck to run for 30min +
Sure, but it's a bigger battery the more mah you want, they make d cell NIMH batteries that carry 8000 and 10,000 mah, but you get limited by the size of your vehicle. Right now in this 1/6 RPV I run about 50minutes to an hour. I have two 8000MAH Lipo batteries in it, the stock emaxx esc plus I only run dual lathe motors cause speed is not an issue for me,,, distance and run time is. It still goes about 25MPH, which feels like 50MPH from inside the truck. Timed batteries, no lipo cut offs. You don't need em unless your forgetful . I'm running 7 servos on a seperate 3000mah receiver battery that controls the truck, while the motors use the 8000mahs only. Plus one more 3 cell lipo for the camera system. Ya she's a heffa, but it helps in the woods, it'll run down most twiggs, rocks and branchs. Full time 4x4 with locked axles helps too.
What I'm tryin to say with all this info is you can build anything, your only limited by the amount of research your willing to do,,,,well,,, and how deep your pockets are.


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Old Dec 03, 2008, 10:15 AM
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BTW. Will SOMEONE PLEASE tell me how to make that FPV sub? Are there plans I can get?[/COLOR]
Have you tried the Submarine forum? That's where the mini FPV sub picture came from. If you seach like I did you'll find the info here at RCG . The sub is cool and I was going to build one. Problems are the video range when your more then 3 feet deep. Though you can make a floating antenna that could be teathered to the sub for more range and if the sub had issues underwater you will be able to locate it without going for a swim . I expect from my past reseach the mini FPV sub will be costly but should be awesome if you do it .
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Old Dec 03, 2008, 10:21 AM
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Thanks for all the great info, I just have another question:
Do you have to use a Lipo compatible ESC or will this work:

XL-5
I use lipos with the Traxxas XL5. You can use a lipo cut off like a "Smart Stop" for $20 but I don't use anything. I do use a TX timer so I don't run them down below 20% .
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Old Dec 03, 2008, 10:23 AM
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and how deep your pockets are.


That Truck is Freakin Bada$$ .
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Old Dec 03, 2008, 10:47 AM
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you guys are having way too much fun with those FPV trucks... I had to order an E-maxx and some huge lipos cant wait to try it out
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