1:18 Tool Box Must Haves
Extra tires, tools, body pins, extra screws, servo, shocks, a-arms, cambers, spurs, pinions, bearings, shock oils, extra battery, charger and tire glue
1:10 Tool Box Must Haves
Extra tires, tools, body pins, stainless steel screw set to prevent rust, servo, shocks, a-arms, cambers, spurs, pinions, bearings, ESC field cards, extra battery, charger,shock oils and tire glue
Do you have a bunch of old tires foams in your shop? Put them to good use as controller wheel protectors or foam wedges between car body and controller.
Wondering what to do with old tires? Make inner bumpers and fender protectors for your lexan bodies!
1. Cut the old tires the length and size of your bumper or fender
2. Cut the rounded edges off
3. Use a hot glue gun to affix the rubber to the lexan body
Lately we have had many people ask about the difference between Lipo and NiMH batteries. Without getting too technical about battery chemistry and make-up, the difference between the two is in how they provide power. Lipo batteries are normally lighter then NiMH and release power at a more consistent rate. A Lipo will drop in voltage much slower then a NiMH keeping your car running faster until the battery drains. A NiMH battery will run the car at peek for a few minutes as the voltage starts to drop. The car will get slower and slower until it stops through the life of the battery. The Lipo will run consistent for allot longer and then, based on your ESC low voltage cut-off, the car will stop. At this point, it is very important to stop running the car and charge the battery. All to many times a driver has had the car stop based on LVC and then try to keep it going only to have the battery die completely and need to be replaced. Remember, a Lipo battery cannot drop below 3V per cell. If it does, that battery is considered damaged and should be replaced and dispossession of correctly.
If you are a Traxxas driver you will know that Traxxas ID batteries and ID chargers keep your Lipo and NiM Hbatteries running to full capacity by the ID identifying the AMP and TYPE of battery which helps to charge it right every time. With Traxxas there is no more loose balancing wires. The balancing wire has been integrated it into the battery itself.
Hope this helps ...
Trying to decide between a HPI Sprint or Vattera Chevy C10 Pickup?
Both cars are great cars but there are a few key differences. The HPI is belt driven, so if you are driving outside the belts dry out fast and start to fray. The Vaterra has a metal drive shaft so dirt and rocks don't bother it.
The HPI has a flat chassis allowing a lot of kick up into the electronics. The Vaterra has a tube chassis to keep the dirt out. It's motor is also in a plastic housing.
If you want indoor and outdoor driving with minimal damage the Vaterra is the on-road car for you. The HPI is really just meant for indoor track racing.
We have both cars at the shop and have driven both regularly in a variety of conditions.