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Old 11-25-2017, 12:08 PM
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In the past few months, I was getting into the habit of just storing my packs after RC's speed control LVC kicked in. I'd quickly check and make sure voltage wasn't too low, and off I'd go onto something else in life. My packs just sat there until today.Went through all my LiPo packs to make sure they are at storage charge voltage before they see the regular use again next year.

I got time, Sun's warmth, and two packs charged...to the track I go for some ST action.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:51 PM
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organized the living hell out of them. iv got the cars, all the radio's, and all the tires on one shelving unit all with each other and easy to get to. finally! no more finding the car, searching for the right radio, and then maybe looking for the tires needed for the surface im going to run on.
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I drove my 1/16 bad bug till the wheel fell of.... then popped the ball joint and kept going! just can't turn left...

And yesterday I pulled out the front drive shaft and 2WD it on the concrete, got some mad skids!
I was looking at it, how are you satisfied with it?
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:24 PM
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Well, after laying off rc for a while my grandson and I picked up 2 used losi strike short course trucks.
we've been having a blast with them but I just found out how hard it is to find parts !
We haven't broken anything that we cant patch back up, fortunately !
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Taking inventory of diffs, and CVAs. Ordering parts that I think will wear out the quickest on aging platform. Garage was getting a bit too cold to do a lot of RC wrenching. Moved the "pits" to the living room . Giving a few RCs a once over while getting my fill of Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Fingers crossed as I said I would not get any dirt on the carpet .
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R/C pit area change n Christmas vacation (cousin eddy) fix, ....cant beat that !
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back at R/C again

Tl01 burned up the last brushless setup pretty quick- now I have a 4-pole 3000kv recktor brushless hopefully the higher torque will survive a bit longer.

BUT

Has anyone ever put a slipper clutch on a TL01??? I destroy spur gears every 4-5 runs I was looking at the ARP slipper clutch I think I can put it in place of the tamiya gears.



Maybe just cut the whole back chassis off and fiberglass the transmission area of another R/C?

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Really tough truck now, metal gear high torque servo, every other moving part is aluminum/steel

So slipper clutch on a TL01
Not really a matter of money- but "can I find a way to do it?"

Some Ideas or insights from the experts on this page would be awesome!
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Talking Shock change for WLTOYS 12428

I changed the inbuilt horizontal shocks on my WLTOYS crawler into vertical, it works much better.
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I also painted the body black and the panels green.
Planning to upgrade rear & front driveshaft and gearbox to metal, then drop a brushless set in.
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Default Saved my diff input cup

Doing a once over on my HoBao Hyper TT I found the front diff input cup was worn. Both slots looked like a letter P. Lots of slop. And, I didn't have a spare. What to do? Race day is tomorrow!

​​​​​I found an allen wrench to secure the drive cup to, and put it in a bench vise. I used a hacksaw to cut new slots 90* from the worn ones, and called on Dr.Emel and his cutting wheel to clean and widen the slots. Works great. Maybe found a way to extend the life of the cups!
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Doing a once over on my HoBao Hyper TT I found the front diff input cup was worn. Both slots looked like a letter P. Lots of slop. And, I didn't have a spare. What to do? Race day is tomorrow!

​​​​​I found an allen wrench to secure the drive cup to, and put it in a bench vise. I used a hacksaw to cut new slots 90* from the worn ones, and called on Dr.Emel and his cutting wheel to clean and widen the slots. Works great. Maybe found a way to extend the life of the cups!
Sweet deal dude! Now, just have to keep us informed of durability, and if what you have done has weakened the drive cup any.
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:56 AM
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I changed the inbuilt horizontal shocks on my WLTOYS crawler into vertical, it works much better.
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I also painted the body black and the panels green.
Planning to upgrade rear & front driveshaft and gearbox to metal, then drop a brushless set in.
So the horizontal/cantilever shock system that Traxxass "invented" does not work on all platforms?
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Sweet deal dude! Now, just have to keep us informed of durability, and if what you have done has weakened the drive cup any.
Had a race day yesterday and ran with the modified diff input cup. No problems. Plenty of metal in those cups, so cutting a second set of slots presented no issues. Get double the life! I'll probably run it until the new slot wears out, then replace it.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:34 PM
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Had a race day yesterday and ran with the modified diff input cup. No problems. Plenty of metal in those cups, so cutting a second set of slots presented no issues. Get double the life! I'll probably run it until the new slot wears out, then replace it.
Good plan! I did notice that all my OFNA cars have pretty P-shaped cups, but its hard to find parts for them these days. It all kinda slots into place too, dunno if I want to take it apart!


But... got a new project coming soon. Keep your eyes open folks!!
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:09 AM
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Default Ofna / HoBao parts

Hey Collector! Have you looked at NitroHouse.com for your Ofna parts? They carry HoBao, who made half of Ofna cars.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:35 PM
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Yeah, sadly they don't have what I need to fix my Nexx10SC...

I have moved onto a Tekno SCT410.3 due to its many adjustments, and it made my lap times about 4 seconds faster because I could push it harder in corners as well as take triples without having to worry about breaking anything. That Nexx10SC was for sure competitive however, I just outgrew it. It'd be nice to keep as a basher!

And speaking of basher.... my project is already finished. Uhh, yeah. I didn't update you guys at all. Sorry!

I found a Duratrax Warhead roller on eBay for awfully cheap, and it supposedly was a plug-and-go according to the listing. Meanwhile, lots of stuff was missing. Slipper clutch setup, exhaust header, many screws, servo arms... it was a mess, but through some VERY hard searching (as far as Puerto Rico!) I found ALL the parts needed to complete it... and as soon as I did, my LHS gave me a call and told me they found ALL the parts that I was looking for in their inventory! Can you believe it? That's why I love my LHS so much, they have so many rare parts that you cannot find anywhere.

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You can see the missing parts really well in these pics... my wallet knew it was going to hurt, I already had dropped $70 on an engine and battery for this monster!

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Lots of rare goodies! And some not so rare. And so begins the modding! First, I took it nearly all apart and started milling the motor mount with a Dremel, so I could fit the smaller clutch bell with a large motor shaft.

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Done!

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The "revised" slipper clutch, mounted. The original design included 2 metal plates, and one of those plates was too big for the spur gear to fit into, so I had to improvise and use this screw-on slipper plate that I found at my LHS, which hopefully works well. I have not even started the dang thing yet!


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The finished product, with the new air filter and the spaghetti. Note the ghetto exhaust extension, I had to cut up a part of a silicon sleeve to make an extension so this truck would accept a standard 1/8 buggy header. I could not find a Duratrax exhaust header anywhere at all.


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Somebody on eBay was selling new (old stock ?) motors which has now lead me to dusting off a short course shelf queen and getting it ready for action soon. Ever since I got my used SC10, my SC10.2 has sat in my downstairs/basement/mancave as an ordiment ...probably going on two years since I last ran it.

Got a new SkyRC Toro 13.5T motor to try out, 'cause the Speed Passion 3500Kv that I was using just had too much "umph" for track conditions. Heck, even a no-name 3000Kv that's in my other SC10 is a bit much most days . While I was at it, I ripped out the old FlySky receiver and replaced with RadioLink.

At first I had put a huge Hobbywing 120A ESC in the chassis, as I was just gonna run the 13.5T as a sensorless motor. Well, after mounting the tiny RadioLink receiver, the 120A ESC looked so big & goofy (IMO) I had to revert back to original Revention-R.

PS: I'm not looking to win any wiring neatness awards. It is what it is .
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Yeah, sadly they don't have what I need to fix my Nexx10SC...

I have moved onto a Tekno SCT410.3 due to its many adjustments, and it made my lap times about 4 seconds faster because I could push it harder in corners as well as take triples without having to worry about breaking anything. That Nexx10SC was for sure competitive however, I just outgrew it. It'd be nice to keep as a basher!

And speaking of basher.... my project is already finished. Uhh, yeah. I didn't update you guys at all. Sorry!

I found a Duratrax Warhead roller on eBay for awfully cheap, and it supposedly was a plug-and-go according to the listing. Meanwhile, lots of stuff was missing. Slipper clutch setup, exhaust header, many screws, servo arms... it was a mess, but through some VERY hard searching (as far as Puerto Rico!) I found ALL the parts needed to complete it... and as soon as I did, my LHS gave me a call and told me they found ALL the parts that I was looking for in their inventory! Can you believe it? That's why I love my LHS so much, they have so many rare parts that you cannot find anywhere.

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The truck as I got it.

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You can see the missing parts really well in these pics... my wallet knew it was going to hurt, I already had dropped $70 on an engine and battery for this monster!

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Lots of rare goodies! And some not so rare. And so begins the modding! First, I took it nearly all apart and started milling the motor mount with a Dremel, so I could fit the smaller clutch bell with a large motor shaft.

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Done!

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The "revised" slipper clutch, mounted. The original design included 2 metal plates, and one of those plates was too big for the spur gear to fit into, so I had to improvise and use this screw-on slipper plate that I found at my LHS, which hopefully works well. I have not even started the dang thing yet!


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The finished product, with the new air filter and the spaghetti. Note the ghetto exhaust extension, I had to cut up a part of a silicon sleeve to make an extension so this truck would accept a standard 1/8 buggy header. I could not find a Duratrax exhaust header anywhere at all.


Link to full-size photos.
Dude, where did you find those (Ofna?) tires at? They rock!
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painted a body for my RC10T3. had some trouble with the tape, it didn't come out as well as i was hoping but its ok, its a 10/10 job, from 10 feet or 10mph it looks good.
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painted a body for my RC10T3. had some trouble with the tape, it didn't come out as well as i was hoping but its ok, its a 10/10 job, from 10 feet or 10mph it looks good.
LMFAO. Never heard that before .
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Today I am looking over a so called 'new' RC; put together by a "racing veteran", shocks feel like they have air in them. Closer inspection, and I see an o-ring showing from bottom of shocks...it's not supposed to be seen. After taking "professionally built" shocks apart, I found wrong o-rings in the wrong places. Threaded shock collars didn't have the o-rings inside them. Instead the o-rings were put on the outside of collar; between shock collar and spring . To make matters worse, the shock cap's o-ring was used (bigger diameter) at this weird spot underneath collar, and the o-ring that should have been inside the threaded shock collar was used for sealing the shock's cap . Not done yet! Extra shock hat bushing (spacer with lip) was used in the internal shock seal. This made the bottom shock cap not able to be fully tightened down, and making a complete seal. Dumb. So dumb.
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Weatherman said this morning, "Call in sick tomorrow. Do what you gotta do. I don't care, just enjoy the above temperatures the next few days."

This sparked a sense of urgency to get ST put back together with some new, and used gear. A new old stock Duratrax 17.5T motor, that I picked up from eBay, will be along for the ride in my schmuck-assembled-then-rebuilt-the-riteway (SATRTR) stadium truck . I can't wait to possibly be able to run one pack or two after work. My luck, I'll have to work overtime to makeup for having off today. That will mean not getting home at sundown .

Anyway...got finished up with install of my old faithful 35amp Hobbywing ESC (from 2011?) to control energy flow to the DTX motor. Gonna run it sensorless, 'cause I'm all out of sensored ESCs that work . Do I really want to go with another super low budget ESC? I'll see what I can find on eBay for $30 or less.
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Because I crashed my Stampede 4X4 VXL on its inaugural launch I have to tear the poor thing down and replace the chassis, front bulkhead, center driveshaft, and the boxes for the servo etc.
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I did say I wanted to learn to work on these things. I need to bear in mind that RTR is supposed to mean " Ready To Run" not " Ready To Ruin"... Sigh... My journey is posted on my thread asking for recommendations for a first hobby class RC.

I am presently looking for a 2S battery for the poor truck when it is resurrected. Anybody want to give me a couple of well regarded ones to check out?

I also want to buy a RC tool kit and one of those stand people use to work on their cars. If anyone has recommendations I would greatly appreciate it.
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