My First RC...couple ?'s

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  1. Jeremy B.

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    I just got my Tmaxx yesterday afternoon and started reading through the manual and watched the DVD. I got through 4 tanks of fuel just fine by following the break-in procedure as best as I could. On the fifth tank (last one) I got half way through and my controller/receiver started acting funny. It seemed like my receiver would no longer pick up my controller. I am using brand new Energizer's in both the controller and receiver. Do you think the receiver batteries are already going dead? I am going to pick up a rechargeable set tomorrow. Any other ideas?

    Also, I have not yet glued my tires, as I didn't pick up any glue from my hobby store as I forgot about it. Will I notice a big difference in acceleration once the stock tires are mounted (glued) to the rims?
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    Your truck will eat up alkiline batteries quick. You'll be happier with a 5 cell RX pack, a lot cheaper in the long run. Get your new batts. and let us know.
    You probably won't notice a difference with gluing the tires just playing around. But you won't have to keep putting them back on. Make sure to clean the tires and rims good with some alcohol to get the release agents off so the will stay glued.
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    How often should you replace the alkiline batteries?
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    i'd chuck the alkilines and get some rechargable for the rafio and a pack for the car
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    As soon as things start to slow down (steering and throttle)
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    Could that be why my car is being slugish?
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    could be, servos will get slow causing delay in responce time.
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    Maybe,but my maxx is brand new. I got it 2 weeks ago.
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    Are the batts two weeks old, and do you run it alot?
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    Every other day mostly
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    They probably need to be replaced, they won't last too long.
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    definately get the 5 cell pack for the truck. thet work so muck better. it is like the difference between having power steering or not. i got mine today for my max, and love it.mine cost me 35.00, and the charger was 15.00, but well worth it.
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    ya it might seem like a lot but start ading up all the alkalines that u'd go through without it. its probably a pair a week or less.
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    Do you just recharge it after a run,then when its charged go out again?
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    five cell Rx pack.five cell Receiver pack?what size cell are you talikng about? for the receiver?talk to me
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    Thanks for the tips. I am using rechargeables that I already have, but will a 5 cell pack make that much difference? Also, I am hearing the first upgrade I should make is a higher torque steering servo for the Tmaxx, anyone know where to find the the cheapest online?
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    Hitech MG645 super torque around $45. very good servo and will last.
    Tim 5 cell RX pack, 5 2/3A cells.
    Yes the RX pack will make a BIG difference if you are using 4 rechargable AA cells, thats 4.8 volts, the RX pack is 6.0 volts and will deliver more current that your AA cells wont. BIG difference.
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    so a 5 cell RX pack and a high torque steering servo? That should be the first upgrade?
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    my reciever doesnt work right on 6v.it works better on 5v or so.

    4 AA rechargable is 4.8v when they are not charged.they are more than 5v when charged.

    also,post a link to the batteries you are talking about.
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