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Old 04-05-2013, 07:43 AM
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Yeah I was going to order a temp gun today, but Tower doesn't ship internationally.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:23 PM
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Racing my E-firestorm bomber car on Sunday. I got a 19T brushed motor in it for now. I am running Lipo thou.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:00 AM
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Pics still not working I see[]
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:54 AM
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Crap we need to get this thread moving again!
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:17 AM
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Yes we do, well I got my motor fan and my pinion gear set, just letting the thread lock set and dry good. Wanna see if my car is running hot still and I'll keep messing with all the different gears that came in the set.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:38 AM
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Yes we do, well I got my motor fan and my pinion gear set, just letting the thread lock set and dry good. Wanna see if my car is running hot still and I'll keep messing with all the different gears that came in the set.
Sounds good, The fan should bring it down 10 or more degrees and then you just need to gear for temps, Smaller pinion lower temps. If you cant hold your finger on the motor for 3 seconds its getting too hot. You can throw on a big pinion once and a while and hit a smooth road and do a few 60 to 75 mph speed runs but give it a chance to cool down.
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These help a bit too, Motor mount with heatsink.

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Old 04-16-2013, 07:47 AM
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LOL, not many smooth roads out in Afghanistan, mostly want it geared for off roading on this rc track we are building out over by my work.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:49 AM
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LOL, not many smooth roads out in Afghanistan, mostly want it geared for off roading on this rc track we are building out over by my work.
Yeah sorry forgot about that...HA!

Do you have a castle link? You can hook up your ESC to a laptop and adjust timing,punch,power,brakes and dial it right in so your not spinning out all the time.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:04 AM
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That's my next order I'm planning on investing in. So smaller the pinion is the less load on the motor correct? I've really never tried to gear any of my cars properly.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:25 AM
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That's my next order I'm planning on investing in. So smaller the pinion is the less load on the motor correct? I've really never tried to gear any of my cars properly.
You are correct. your top end will lower but you will have more torque..
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:46 AM
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Yeah don't need much speed I did the speed thing with my Savage XS Flux and that's sitting in a box with a bent motor shaft, busted drive cups, shafts and snapped dog bones.
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Yeah I'm not much for the speed thing anymore. I mean it's fun when my friends think they can beat but me, but I would like to enjoy running our rc track for a while. My Savage XS Flux is sitting in a box with a bent motor shaft, snapped dog bones, busted drive cups and axles. That will be my side project of getting it back up and running.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:55 AM
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I have a XS and it is a fast little truck for sure.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:04 AM
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Just mounted my Dirt Hawgs 2 on some HPI gray split 5 wheels. Also got my trenchers on split 6 beadlocks. Colored them outside of the wheels black. Wish I could post pics of it and our track
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Dirt hawgs are great tires. Yeah pics would be neat.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:36 PM
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The thread is livening up.  Bleiwalo - I assume you are stationed in Afghanistan?  I know the guys at RC car highlighted some servicemen in Iraq a few years ago that set up a track.

I am charging a battery now for a drive tonight.   Its my first real run with it since I put the bigger motor in.  I have 3s, 4s and 5s batteries ready to go...think I will stop at 3s, though.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:38 PM
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Yeah 3s should be enough with the still cold pavement and no traction...lol
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:54 PM
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I'm yeah over at Afghanistan, there's about 4 other people out here with me that have cars also. We got tired of just driving around in the dirt, and since the dirt and equipment is free we decided to make use a track.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:54 AM
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Free dirt is the best dirt they say...
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:47 AM
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My new body getting ready for spring at the sand pits.





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Old 04-17-2013, 11:56 AM
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Looks great, What body is that?
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:21 PM
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It's the HPI F-350 truck body. Down fall, had to cut the top portion of my rear shock towers to get it at this height, no biggy.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:46 PM
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Cool, Its hard to find bodies that fit the storm.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:55 PM
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Kinda yeah, I think there is about 5 from HPI and 1 from Proline, so there is a few to choose from.
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