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Sprint 2 Flux, upgraded shocks wheels and a few other tweaks like added heat sink to the motor, top speed was around 65mph.
Years ago I used an old Traxxas 4Tech chasis/frame, w/ belt driven AWD, and installed a brushless motor & a Lipo battery pack,just to see what it would do as a project.

After figuring out the axles couldn't Bare the torque because they were a plastic universal joint's, I "replaced" them with steel dog bones from another gas powered RC I had. that thing could definitely do over 50mph. The hardest part was getting it moving because all four wheels would spin & just lift it right off the ground :) because the acceleration was so much greater than its weight.

I tried running it in just real wheel mode but that wouldn't work either it just did donuts like crazy and flipped over a lot. My last option was going to be at a second battery but I couldn't hook it up because I'm not really an electricaly adept kind a guy. So I just added the 2nd battery for the weight, which did a pretty good job.

There used to be several RC race tracks & shops around me ,but it seems like it lost popularity because you don't see them anymore. just like arcades they died off :( the last one I knew of was RC madness in Connecticut
 

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Never mind the belts melting :p, the Sprint 2 flux with a lipo out the box can do 50 mph out the box, i added a 72,000Kv motor and ended up being if you were not easy on the throttle belt would be torn up in no time.

But these days their hitting 100mph these days, i used lead wheel weights which you can see on the rustler as it lliked to show it's belly.

More cells = more speed too.

Much safer than this guys hobby that's for sure.

 
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My exGF kept all my RC stuff when we broke up(& my train sets). MAN that killed me. I had two of the rustlers, two stampede's, a tmaxx, an E max, a 4tec, a nitro axis buggy ( with a big motor & fast AF) and a revo. Just thinking of my cars kills me:(

The moment brushless motors& lithium polymer were introduced, 50+mph became "meh". What a grrat & fun hobby, i was younger when i was really into RC,& man was i the coolest uncle:pimp: hands down....my nieces & nephews LOVED coming to my house.

this was my favorite (since it had so much to clean & work on) Look at that Gorgeous beauty...that flywheel was my "off button" bu the air filter was a nightmare to keep clean:), but the Revo was fastest.


god that sound brings back the instant Smell Recall of Nitro exhaust fumes :)

 
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Always found battery's better \ faster and a lot less issue's to boot. But they do sound awesome :).
 
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Where is my HDD's go after mountind the barrow 120 res and d5 pump on fractal design define r5. (no room for HDD)

Ignore the GPU it was just leak testing.. so use the r6450.
Leak testing with a fully powered up board??? the trick is to only power up the Loop(pump), this way when and if it leaks you can just whip off the water from the board or what ever it got on. When the Mother board is also powered on, you'll ruin anything that gets wet. Use a jumper to power on the PSU. Jumper the green and black wires, cheaper that way........
 
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I know what you meant. This is not my first water cooling built and I did very well. Building/modding pc since I was 18 now I'm 37 still building and this is my source of income. Due to pump issue(no speedometer) when powered by just psu pump was very slow And I need to control into bios motherboard. Hope it helps.
 
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Always found battery's better \ faster and a lot less issue's to boot.
I agree. I just loved that fact that the nitro required more tinkering. Electric is hands down better, & thats not an opinion since the introduction of lipo& brushless

I remember going down to Pioneer Valley hobbies and taking saved up money and buying a new lower turn motor for extra power, now those days are gone
 
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Bought AMD 7990 6gb gpu with antifract problem said owner for £25. But he was wrong. Works perfectly and spot on..
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I know what you meant. This is not my first water cooling built and I did very well. Building/modding pc since I was 18 now I'm 37 still building and this is my source of income. Due to pump issue(no speedometer) when powered by just psu pump was very slow And I need to control into bios motherboard. Hope it helps.
didn't mean to come off like a know it all. I do the same thing too, even though I know it should be leak tested ill power it up n use it.
 
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plan changed use 7990 instead
 
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From left over acrylic, i made psu shroud and ready to be painted...

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Maybe dim the LED's would help some.
 
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You can get heat shrink of ebay for about $1,30 per 5meters, get the 2 right sizes and it be looking real nice :).

Just saying.
 

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Repurposed for another purpose. I can plug them in the wall now.

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Glued them together for convenience

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How do you get a square peg in a round hole?

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Well............how about a plant pot


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Absolutely perfect.


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it goes without saying, but...............dont tell my wife...its one of her plant pots, i think the plant was dead anyway.
 

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it goes without saying, but...............dont tell my wife...its one of her plant pots, i think the plant was dead anyway.
Caps, you just gave me an idea for a workshop exhaust. I think I owe you a beer :toast:
 

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following the discovery of a recent plant pot theft in my house and the resulting injury to my genitals my wife has agreed that i can keep the plant pot and ducting to direct warm air from my rad and under my desk to aid with my recovery.

Alls well that ends well i suppose........:D
 
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following the discovery of a recent plant pot theft in my house and the resulting injury to my genitals my wife has agreed that i can keep the plant pot and ducting to direct warm air from my rad and under my desk to aid with my recovery.

Alls well that ends well i suppose........:D
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Its all part of a bigger system to move warm air quietly round my house.Under the floor boards. Its going to cost peanuts and make a big difference.

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Its all part of a bigger system to move warm air quietly round my house.Under the floor boards. Its going to cost peanuts and make a big difference.
Cool. One of my buddies is obsessed with mining, so he did something similar for one of his relatives.
His relative is disabled, so he has a decent subsidy on electricity, but he lives in a house with no gas line, and only has a wood/coal stove for heating.
So, my friend built a few mining rigs intentionally based on the hottest/cheapest AMD cards that are still making some reasonable coins (e.g. an assortment of R9 200-series).
My friend gets a few bucks with the cheapest operational cost (cheap hardware, no rent, cheap electricity), and his relative gets a free ~3kW heater in the basement that pays for itself.