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Old 06-07-2006, 03:12 PM
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thanks man that what this thread needed
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:38 PM
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Thank You Popper for selecting my video! I'd like to thank the acadamy........LOL. I use the Firefox browser and it's great! Thanks for the sticky Eric.!
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:00 PM
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NP chubby. nad we go down for internet maintenance like right now LOL
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:06 PM
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OK, I have read all the stuff about changing the spring on the clutches on the Tornado, however I have been through 3 aftermarket springs plus the original factory one, and to add to that mess I also have two identical cars which makes this simple problem very expensive. The latest springs only lasted 1/4 tank of gas, it is very aggrivating, if you have any sugestions please help, all the springs seem to be breaking at the points where they connect, 2 springs were the same brand, the other a different, one was traxxas, and the other two were tamia, I believe. Would it be worth it to just get a new clutch.
Any help would be much appriciated.
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:32 PM
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I have found that if I locate the place where the springs connect near the point where the shoes mount to the pins they last quite awhile. I've used only Redcat springs and have broken 3 in about a gallon of fuel. Make sure the spring is laying in the groove with no twists. Can you take a pic of your clutch setup and post it?
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:32 PM
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i used the traxxas 4146x spring and it has lasted for about 3 months now. make sure where it connects is in the center of one of the clutch shoes, if you put it twards the end of the shoe when it starts to open it will warp and break. Also make sure you use the shoes that come with the redcat, just change the spring.
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Here are the pics of the clutch im not sure exactly what you wanted but i took 4, the last time i had the sping hook set in the center of the shoe, the time before right by the pin time before that unknown
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I'm at a loss..... Dunno what to tell ya. Your clutch setup looks fine. Maybe Eric from Redcat will helpout on this post tomarrow. Sorry, I 've not had much problems with breakage. I have even rebent the end on 1 spring 3 times while waiting for a replacement and it's held for several tanks at a time.
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:50 PM
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Hey I'm sorry man those pictures are a tad bit blurry.
To focus on things up close to the camera push the little flower button on your camera (With some cameras you have to slide a switch into place). This is called the macro button.
What it does is slide a lens into place that allows you to focus on thing that are 3 or more inches from the lens. It'll give you crystal clear pictures pretty much everytime on those close up shots.
Try it out and if you don't mind repost the new pictures.
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Old 06-11-2006, 08:51 PM
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You and your macro... your never happy... haha jk. Maybe its a sign of getting old or something. Those pics look perfect lmao.
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Old 06-12-2006, 09:48 AM
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Nah your eyesight is just goin CD

The clutch itself looks just fine...looks no different than any of the other Redcat 1/10 scale clutches.
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:12 AM
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lol my eyes are fine. [sm=cool.gif] Just doing my part to make this world a better place to live in.
A crisp picture makes everyone happy.

And chubbysdad, those pics look perfect if it's the woodgrain you're talking about
Too bad there's that metallic blob in the way.

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Old 06-12-2006, 10:16 AM
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Popper, i meant CD's eyes were goin out if he thought they were perfect:P

what i'd do on those shoes is file down the sharp edges just to make sure there's nothin to catch on the spring...beyond that, i dunno what to tell ya.
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The talk of shock rebuild came up around here and I had some spare time so here you go. It's an illustrated guide and may require 2 posts so bear with me. I couldn't cover every step but these may help take some mystery out of it if there is any. The shock breakdown is in the Volcano manual. I used the buggy shock off the Tornado for these pics there is a pic of imporance to Volcano owners though. Lets SEE.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:54 PM
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Part Two... There you have it. The last pic is on the Volcano shocks only and is from a lesson I learned regarding them. The buggy shocks are well constructed and should last a long time. If you have a Volcano with a leaking lower shaft seal buy new shocks! The seal is nearly impossible to remove and not worth it. The alum Redcat shocks for the Volcano ( upgrade) are OK but the lower seal is not as good as the buggy. Thanks and I hope this helps someone! LOL
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nice post very detailed
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Damn did I teach you good.... Didn't know you had it in ya lol
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Old 06-12-2006, 03:25 PM
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Yeah...I've got a few trick up my sleeve. Thanks. BTW I replaced the shock oil in the Aluminum ( upgrade?) shocks and found out you cannot fill them all the way. You can only fill them to 1/4" from the top at most. The poor bottom seal will blow right out. This is a very poor design and Redcat ( Eric) should look to change it to the double oring and nut as found on the buggy shocks. I can't recommend these as an upgrade for the Volcano. Just nicer looking stock shocks. Oh This is all about the 1/10th scale cars & trucks. I'm not sure but it should apply to the 1/8 Hurricane also. Thanks![8D]
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actually the Hurricane uses a full blown pro 1/8 buggy style shock...totally different from the 1/10 scale cars...VERY well built.

I'll look into it...nice writeup btw...and your old shock oil looks gross:P
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:13 PM
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That's not just oil..Thats tiny pieces of shock body and shaft Pal! ! LOL
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OK on the red cat site there are shocks that are about $10 a pair and some that are about $20 a set.
the $20 a pair look just like what my tornado came with stock.
are they or are they an upgrade?
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Yeah the ones with the actual picture are the "upgrades". They're all aluminum. The ones that are just drawn out are the plastic variants.
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These are the shocks I got for the Volcano.Part #: 08041 From the Redcat Racing site. $17 per pair X 4 packages= $68 plus shipping. They aren't worth it IMO. That lower seal is just to cheap and doesn't hold. Very poor retainer design. Get the T Maxx shocks and make the upper mount modifacations. Same price.
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Quote:
Engine parts now available for .18VX
Clear shells covered.

2 down and 9,998 to go.

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This is the original post from a different Thread from Mark at www.topspeedtoys.com.
He has engine parts for the .18vx. Here's the engine breakdown and part #'s.
Thank You Mark!
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Does anyone know the average run time for 1 tank of fuel in a volcano?
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