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Old 03-27-2008, 11:39 PM
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Hi, i was wondering if anyone has tried to put a traxxas 2.5 engine on a volcano. I wonder if it would be quicker since thr rpm range is 50,000.
what rpm range does a .18 vertex?
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:18 AM
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I know it would be faster but idk the rpm of the vertex .18
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:04 AM
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And now I'm 1000 posts more edumacated about the Volcano. I've got a Tyrannosaurus that I picked up used, and it's my first RC car so as you can imagine I've got LOTS of questions about it. Fortunately, many of them have been addressed in this thread, and answered by some guys with what appears to be tons of experience. Thanks to all!

My machine is totally stock, though I was told that **something** in the front suspension was upgraded to HPI parts. Whether it was the upright or the steering spindle, I don't know. Ha! Anyway, I'm pretty happy with the truck so far, though I've only driven it around in my back yard once and busted the rear upright when the car flew into my house. [:@] Glad to have found so many suppliers for the parts I need - before I came here I figured I'd pretty much be buying stuff from Oz (which I did, and paid too much for in the process).

When I got it the clutch spring was broken and knowing NOTHING about these things, I tried getting the truck to idle without it wanting to pull forward, and it was pretty much impossible. I screwed the carb settings up good in the process! Anyway, once I figured out what was wrong with the clutch and fixed the spring, I've got it tuned good enough to start and run and rip around my yard. The HPI teflon clutch shoe upgrade will be what I do when my clutch goes, and at that time I'll probably be tempted enough by the direct drive and 13T bell that I'll get it too. Maybe some bearings for the wheels while I'm at it...

I don't know how much upgrading I'll be doing, unless stuff breaks. I figure this truck will get me hooked enough that I should really spend the upgrade money for this truck on buying a bigger, better truck, but by the sounds of it many folks like the Redcat/HSP stuff, so who knows? I haven't bashed with my friends yet, so I don't know how good this truck is - feels pretty quality for the price, anyway. Maybe I'll get a 1/8 Redcat MT next time, but this time 'round I'll beat on this one to see what mistakes not to make and how not to make them.

Anyway, hi, and thanks to everyone with good info in this thread!

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Old 03-28-2008, 10:11 AM
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Good luck with it. RCing is really fun once u get the basics.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:22 AM
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you'll have a blast, just make sure your cluch bell and spur gear are meshed good, also make sure you have a steel clutch bell, not an aluminum one. put a magnet on it, if it sticks your ok, if not, its aluminum and replace before it eats your spur gears.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:32 AM
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So ehroof did u get kicked out of the redcat racing thing. Now your banner reads HIMOTORACING
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:46 AM
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i left, didnt get kicked out, lol.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:07 PM
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Can some1 give me a step by step pictures, diagrams or anything on how to take apart the left front wheel so u can reach were the dogbone is?? im tryin to put a dogbone in the volcano sv thanks
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:09 PM
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just take the screw out for the upper arm from the hub, then tilt the whole wheel assembly, take the old dog bone out, put the new one in, put the screw back in the upper arm and your done.
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i left, didnt get kicked out, lol.
I was just makin a wisecrack. I don't know how someone with so much info would get kicked out lol
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:13 PM
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thanks for the compliment brother!!!
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:14 PM
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:18 PM
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i havent been around much to help lately, lots of stuff going one, good stuff!!!! I am hoping to get some run time in this weekend. I have been answering all my pm's and emails though!!!! I would never let you guys down.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:24 PM
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Hey ehroof or somebody who knows a bunch about redcats, could u send a PM to one of my friends trying to talk him into getting a Volcano? His screen name is driver 62. He needs someone that knows more about them to talk to him. Thanks
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:25 PM
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ugh i hate e-clips!!!!!!! i cant get the one by the steering arm lmao
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:29 PM
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woot got the dogbone in now, to put everything pack together
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:32 PM
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woot got the dogbone in now, to put everything pack together
great bro!!!
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:33 PM
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Hey ehroof or somebody who knows a bunch about redcats, could u send a PM to one of my friends trying to talk him into getting a Volcano? His screen name is driver 62. He needs someone that knows more about them to talk to him. Thanks

Have him PM me or email me, i will help him out, hook him up and inform him!!!
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:36 PM
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Hey ehroof or somebody who knows a bunch about redcats, could u send a PM to one of my friends trying to talk him into getting a Volcano? His screen name is driver 62. He needs someone that knows more about them to talk to him. Thanks

Have him PM me or email me, i will help him out, hook him up and inform him!!!
I will
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:01 PM
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Alright guys, jus finished it, works perfect all wheels spin at same time gonna go out and run it in a couple hours. lols i got a 90mm on the left and 88mm on the right.. i think thats good right? cuz i dont wanna do all that work on another wheel..
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:10 PM
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i think it should be ok, but it's not that much work
Just take these out and the dogbone will easily come out
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I keep hearin bout these 90mm dogbones? are these working better at staying put? Man just to let you guys know thanks to all your help my truck has been running great....
I cant quit playing with it. Until the g/f yells at me. lol id like to get some pics and vids up for you all sometime.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:37 AM
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thats great, i think the extra few mm make a difference, will keep them in place. Do you have anyone to run with, makes it even more fun, get some video up!!!
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:01 PM
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does anyone know if u can get a supercharger for a volcano and if so whats the best one
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:04 PM
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Could I get some input regarding servos for the Volcano, please?

Most of the Futaba radio packages come with S3003 (standard) and/or S3010 (high torque) servos. You can get the radio with 2 of one, 2 of the other or 1 of each. Which is most appropriate for the Volcano? And if it is one of each as I suspect, which needs the high torque, steering or throttle?

[link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXH288&P=ML]http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXH288&P=ML[/link]
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Any input would be much appreciated. And thanks to all for sharing your experience. I have learned a ton.
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