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garzzar 07-25-2008 08:22 AM

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hump pack might be better as far as lasting longer dont know and they add more weight

as for my question, what are some transmission upgrades (if there are any) to a 2 speed or possibly a 3 speed

mercerbeef 07-25-2008 12:33 PM

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hotracing makes a few of the stock parts in aluminum

as for the servos i haven't had any problems yet

i read some where awhile back about a 2 speed but i don't recall where

bigairlife 07-25-2008 01:32 PM

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just get a hump pack. It'll last alot longer and will improve your servo strength somewhat.

nitro rc 07-25-2008 09:29 PM

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so what is the exhaust gasket problem? I have heard it on this thread and on a youtube video i was just watching. The guy in the video said " the exhaust gasket is blown". What is the exhaust gasket and how hard is it to fix if it breaks. Also, how would that break?

motorhead91 07-25-2008 10:08 PM

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its a fiber gasket that when removed looks to be the shape of the exhaust header and exhaust port on the engine block..

to change simply remove the header, and swap the gasket, and then hook up the header again

yakfish 07-26-2008 01:56 PM

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ORIGINAL: Pauole

I know Firestorms come with relatively weak servos, I have been running it with two AA batteries, do you think that a 6V hump pack will improve the steering enough or should I upgrade to a whole new servo?
your not running 2 AA you are running 4. which is equal to 6 volts. so switching to a hump pach won't give you any extra power, but you will save money on batteries in the long run and they usually hold a charge longer than regualr AA's. but it won't help your steering at all. I would suggest getting Hitech 645 servo for you steering. it makes a huge difference. the stock throttle servo is fine the way it is. but you can't go wrong upgrading the steering servo

nitro rc 07-26-2008 02:02 PM

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ORIGINAL: yakfish


Quote:

ORIGINAL: Pauole

I know Firestorms come with relatively weak servos, I have been running it with two AA batteries, do you think that a 6V hump pack will improve the steering enough or should I upgrade to a whole new servo?
your not running 2 AA you are running 4. which is equal to 6 volts. so switching to a hump pach won't give you any extra power, but you will save money on batteries in the long run and they usually hold a charge longer than regualr AA's. but it won't help your steering at all. I would suggest getting Hitech 645 servo for you steering. it makes a huge difference. the stock throttle servo is fine the way it is. but you can't go wrong upgrading the steering servo
no sry but you are completely wrong. 4 AA batteries are 4.8 volts ( 4 x 1.2 = 4.8 volts) a hump pack has 5 cells which equals 6 volts. so a hump pack does in fact give you more power for the servos.

tomcatguy74 07-26-2008 02:56 PM

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ORIGINAL: nitro rc

Hey Nitro RC, most if not all AA batteries are 1.5 volts not 1.2 so if you multiply 1.5 x 4 you get 6. So technically you are getting the same power if not just a tad bit more out of a hump pack like Yakfish said. You will however save on batteries and get longer RX and servo run times.;)
Quote:

ORIGINAL: yakfish


Quote:

ORIGINAL: Pauole

I know Firestorms come with relatively weak servos, I have been running it with two AA batteries, do you think that a 6V hump pack will improve the steering enough or should I upgrade to a whole new servo?
your not running 2 AA you are running 4. which is equal to 6 volts. so switching to a hump pach won't give you any extra power, but you will save money on batteries in the long run and they usually hold a charge longer than regualr AA's. but it won't help your steering at all. I would suggest getting Hitech 645 servo for you steering. it makes a huge difference. the stock throttle servo is fine the way it is. but you can't go wrong upgrading the steering servo
no sry but you are completely wrong. 4 AA batteries are 4.8 volts ( 4 x 1.2 = 4.8 volts) a hump pack has 5 cells which equals 6 volts. so a hump pack does in fact give you more power for the servos.

mankal 07-26-2008 06:07 PM

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Sorry see next post

mankal 07-26-2008 06:08 PM

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ORIGINAL: nitro rc

so what is the exhaust gasket problem? I have heard it on this thread and on a youtube video i was just watching. The guy in the video said " the exhaust gasket is blown". What is the exhaust gasket and how hard is it to fix if it breaks. Also, how would that break?
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXN376&P=7

Stunt4life 07-27-2008 12:24 AM

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Mine throws drive shafts like no ones business. I srsly think there pieces of **** I have no idea how all of yours arent dieing and fraging.

Oh and if you header gasket blows ( more like when not if) just make your own with a high temp permatex gasket goo. Real easy

rclynx 07-27-2008 07:11 PM

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4 AA batteries are 6.0 volts unless they are rechargable batteries which are 1.2 volt, a 5 pack rechargable battery is 5, 1.2 volt batteries which makes 6 volts just like the alkaline batteries. They both give the same amount of power so I guess you need new servos..........LOL............sorry mate but your wrong [:-]

tomcatguy74 07-27-2008 07:20 PM

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I want to know why my post was deleted!!!!!! I wrote the same thing rclynx just posted. What the ^%#%$@ is going on?????[X(][sm=punching.gif]

michael109 07-27-2008 07:24 PM

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whats the settings for the carb on a firestorm?

tomcatguy74 07-27-2008 07:26 PM

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Hey Mike, both the LSN and HSN should be flush with the housings and the idle set so the gap in the carb is no less than 1mm or the thickness of a credit card.;)

NitroNate 07-27-2008 08:53 PM

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Hi fellers,I'm back!!:D
YAHOO!!100 pages of HPI Nitro Firestorm 10t talk!!Great going guys!Glad your all liking your Storms!;)

tomcatguy74 07-27-2008 08:56 PM

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Welcome back Nate!!!!!!!

Pauole 07-29-2008 12:57 AM

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Recently i have noticed a whistling noise while accelerating at lower speeds coming from my firestorm, (almost sounds like a supercharger whine) has anyone else had this problem or know what it could be? Performance seems to be unchanged.

mercerbeef 07-29-2008 07:10 AM

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thats the noise mine made before the header gasket blew

Pauole 07-29-2008 11:50 AM

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Do you mean the gasket that is used between the header and engine?

yakfish 07-29-2008 12:35 PM

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ORIGINAL: Pauole

Recently i have noticed a whistling noise while accelerating at lower speeds coming from my firestorm, (almost sounds like a supercharger whine) has anyone else had this problem or know what it could be? Performance seems to be unchanged.
your spur gear and clutch bell are too tight

Anomie 07-29-2008 02:47 PM

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ORIGINAL: tomcatguy74

I want to know why my post was deleted!!!!!! I wrote the same thing rclynx just posted. What the ^%#%$@ is going on?????[X(][sm=punching.gif]
Calm down! :D

Your post had a quote, but no content. It looked like a mistake.

tomcatguy74 07-29-2008 03:24 PM

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[:@](breathing heavily) it's..............it's..........ok[&:] I'm cool............(breathing slows down).........it's cool(wipes away the sweat from his forehead)......ok...I'm..fine now.....whew!!!

Ahhhhhh just kidding I was never mad. I just was wondering what happened!! :):D[8D]

mercerbeef 07-29-2008 04:11 PM

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yeah thats the one, a friend told me thats what was causing it so we checked and it was the gasket. there was a small piece of gasket sticking outa mine
as for the spur and clutch, i have no problems with mine

dmerc 07-29-2008 04:43 PM

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Kinda new to big R/C. I have an HPI Firestorm 10 T and it's a great truck. However the turning radius is horrible all the time and it bogs really bad in grass. I bought it to mainly run in grass and it's terrible at it. But my Mini LST overheats and shuts down in the grass also.
I thought maybe some of you experienced guys/girls might be able to tell me how to adjust it (suspension, tires, engine, etc.) I am running stock fronts and Pro Line Dirt Hawgs in the rear. Stock everything else. I know the stock steering servo is pretty weak but I have to crawl to get it to turn within a few feet. I would like to turn much sharper and run in grass if possible.Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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