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Old 01-25-2008, 05:36 PM
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:25 PM
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I just installed my new Shock towers.....
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Nice. Are they stronger than the plastic?
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:32 PM
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OMG... yes they are so much Stronger.......Just me but i think its a Good upgrade to do.... you do have to do a few small mods... but other then that.. its SWEET...
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Your ready to bash now : } just as long as your tires hold up
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Your ready to bash now : } just as long as your tires hold up
[sm=punching.gif][sm=punching.gif]hey now.. heheheh yea well i would bash right now but its RAINING... [:'(][:'(][:'(][:'(][:'(]
maybe later this weekend or week....
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My suspension travel is crushing my dogbones. I've orderd the cvds, but they are too long and also get crushed. I've limited my suspension travel by putting spacers into my suspension, but would like full travel and am wondering if you can recomend shorted cvds? 08046 is the cvd I ordered, but they won't come even close to fitting in the rear.

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I don't have a nitro Volcano but I hope some experience with the brushless version can help:

I own an HSP Brontosaurus, it's basically a 1:10 Redcat Volcano EPX.
They are all from the same factory (according to my supplier who claimed he had been there).
I am running 3300kv brushless on 8.4V NiMH.

And I am also bending dogbones during jumps/crashes/cartwheels/half tube stunts etc.
Remedy: adjust the camber of both wheels just a lil more positive. It'll give a little more gap for suspension travel. I also stiffened up the springs with preloaders.
They helped because I bash instead of race.

Other problems:
- Aluminium propeller shaft (long shaft) was twisted broken at the joint between the ball head and the tube shaft. The pin simply spins off due to centrifugal force (i guess).
Damage: it ate a hole in my motor can. [:@]
Remedy: replaced the pin and secured it with epoxy.

- Servo saver always comes loose, so I locktite it, same as wheel nuts and motor mouting screws.

- Stock servo is too weak. During full throttle acceleration, steering would go out of alignment. So I changed it with a left over high torque servo from a previous 1:8 truggy. Tighten the servo saver a lil more and steering is smooth....but...servo saver is 'deforming', if that's the right word. - got to find a metal one.

- stock composite chassis is too soft, and bending even with the double deck design. My upper deck aluminum plate had gone all wavy so every now and then I'll have to flatten it.

- spur and pinion worn out fast due to dust/debris. I spray them with silicone dry lube.

- remember to locktite all screws on metals especially the grub screw in drive cups. I had bad experience.


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did you put a small piece of fuel tubing in each drive cup to take up the slack? you need to leave a little slack but you need to keep it even with 2 pieces of tubing
I don't understand, won't this limit the gap on both ends? I am new to RC and still have lots to learn. Pls help explain.



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how much do you have to use after run oil
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another question do tou tune your engine until the engine is clearly not running better then turn the screw 1/8 turn counter clockwise
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did you put a small piece of fuel tubing in each drive cup to take up the slack? you need to leave a little slack but you need to keep it even with 2 pieces of tubing


I don't understand, won't this limit the gap on both ends? I am new to RC and still have lots to learn. Pls help explain.



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the reason that you may be bending dogbones is because there is too much "slop" in the dogbone and when you jump and hit the ground they bind and bend, the fuel tubing will take up the "slop" and they wont bind anymore, you can make them tight, there has to be a little play.
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how much do you have to use after run oil

i use it at the end of every running day before i put my rc away
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another question do tou tune your engine until the engine is clearly not running better then turn the screw 1/8 turn counter clockwise

pretty much, you lean until you dont see any difference then you richen it a little so yes, your right!!!
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heyy does anyone know if trains&lanes in the easton area is open on sundays?
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Try calling them at (610)253-8850
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sorry my phones dead for a little while. does anyone know if they are or not?
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:20 PM
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i have a volcano sv truck and was planing on changing the remote control because i herd it was junk what should i be looking for and does anyone have a suggestion on what to get?
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im also have the hardest time getting my volcano gas truck running right i thouhgt i knew what i was doing but the fine tuning is killing me can any one help? is there a way to set it back to factory to just get it back to normal i went to extreme on ajustments.
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my pullstart will not recoil

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the spring inside might of popped..
take the pull start off and take a look. its not hard to reset. almost anyone can do it..
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the spring inside might of popped..
take the pull start off and take a look. its not hard to reset. almost anyone can do it..
Just be aware that it may Pop out (SPROINNNG!) when you disassemble it. But it s not too hard to put back together if you have strong fingers.
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im also have the hardest time getting my volcano gas truck running right i thouhgt i knew what i was doing but the fine tuning is killing me can any one help? is there a way to set it back to factory to just get it back to normal i went to extreme on ajustments.
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put the high needle to 2 1/2 out from closed and the low needle flush with the collar around the set screw. this setting should get you going then you can tune from there, here are a couple of tuning video's.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oSmMzpZM_As

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BJFsJAxNoRg
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i have the sv
can some 1 please show me with pictures and directions of how to set up my my throttle and brake servo?
im having trouble of where to set the arms and all
please help so i can run my truck
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has anyone ever taken the exhaust off, taken it apart, and found that baffle piece in the front half? does it hurt anything to take that out? and whats it sound like without it?
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has anyone ever taken the exhaust off, taken it apart, and found that baffle piece in the front half? does it hurt anything to take that out? and whats it sound like without it?

you can take it out, it will sound a little louder. you wont hurt anything, you may just need to retune the engine.
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