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Old 03-10-2009, 05:37 AM
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I dont run a spring, only a fail-safe in all three of my nitros. I've never had a problem where the fail-safe didn't kick in. I'm not stupid enough to run my receiver packs so low that everything dies and the fail-safe can't kick in. But what's nice is, when you find yourself in a area where you get some radio interference, the fail-safe throws the breaks on instead of opening up the throttle and watching your buggy run away from you.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:15 AM
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A failsafe is a overated rip off,get a good radio and keep your batteries charged and you have no need for a failsafe.I have been in this hobby a long time and have never used and will never use a failsafe.If your using a junk radio then yes I would use one but if you get a good system one is not needed and is a waste of your money.Good systems can be had on the bay cheap,get one you will be happy you did.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:33 AM
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Hi i ve been reading heaps of this thread and undecided on the what the latest is for 2 speed transmision fix can any one advise whats the latest is and where to get the parts from
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:57 AM
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I dont think there is a 100% fix to the 2-Speed issue. If you stick with the stock gears and tranny just make sure you have the proper mesh, you should be fine. Also wouldnt hurt to check the screws every couple of tanks to see if they are loose. I do that about every 5-6 tanks on my Hurricane. You soon find which ones are prone to coming loose and can use some loc-tite to keep them in check. What issues are you having with the 2-Speed? Eating gears?
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:27 AM
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Hey guys i took my gears to my tornado to my local vo-tech school. call and ask to see if the precision machine shop teacher will make them for u. then u will have nice aluminum ones. just and idea. soon as i get them back i will post sum pics so u guys can see.
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Hi im looking for some larger tires for my tornado bb. Some monster truck or truck tires that are wider and have more grip would be great. Have any ideas? Thanks
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:16 PM
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If you go to a larger tire, it will change your gearing and you will have no accel
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:31 AM
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Hi thanks for that yep chewing the gears and not changing up as well.On the first page of this thread there is the following info is it still the way to go as the date is 2007???

Here are some pics of my tornado xp's:

1. upgrade your 2 speed clutch bell to: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXCLR2&P=K + http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXDHM0&P=K + http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXCLR9&P=K
you may need to widdle away a little of the upper plate post so the gears clear it

2. if you want more low end touque use this clutch bell: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXM730&P=K you will loose top end speed with this but have much low end take off

3. upgrade your single speed clutch bell to: http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/s.../Detail?no=200 or this place: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLST9&P=7

4. upgrade to this clutch spring traxxas 4146x : http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=++&search3=Go

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Its not needed to switch the clutch bells anymore, they used to come aluminum and they would get out of round ruining your gears. but they come steel now
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:36 AM
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Thanks[sm=thumbup.gif] .so basically keep the gears in good mesh with the clutchbell and should be ok
if i want to change to one speed whats is the best way to go about it.

I have read also the HPI MT2 one speed transmission can just drop in but a bit expensive
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:41 AM
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Yeah I too was looking at the MT2 tranny but like you said, it's way too expensive. Not worth it. If you want to do a single speed conversion, then buy the single speed clutch bell and tranny. Very simple and mad cheap. I only went through two spur gears on my single speed buggy but both were my own fault. As long as you check screws and have a good mesh, you'll be fine.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:36 PM
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it was warm the last couple days so i got some run time in....got maybe 8-9 tanks thru... shot some video but need to figure out how to edit and post it... sorry for poor quality of pics....it was all in good fun!!!
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Nice pics. Gotta get that video up
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:19 PM
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this is my first time making a vid...had fun tho...will be making lots more when the weather gets warmer!!!!!
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Nice vid, looked like tons of fun. I dont know how you can go half throttle. I rarely dont go full throttle haha.
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:54 AM
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I was wondering if anyone could help we with my tornado bb. In adjusting the idle the idle screw came out. Thinking this was a simple enough problem i immdeiatly went to screw it back in, except it would not go anywhere. The idle screw will not screw back in. What is wrong? Thanks
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thanks....it was lots of fun....i've only gone full throttle a few times....was afraid of losing control....but i do it more n more as i take it out 2 run!!!
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i lost that screw at one time...i didn't have trouble fitting a new one....but if u havent already, try cleaning it and the carb with nitro...just 2 be sure there's no dirt or anything 2 jam it up or clog it
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see if this helps u at all...good luck with it..i'm sure someone else will have more info
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:52 AM
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Tell me why that guy in the video looks like a bum running RC's hahahaha
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ok so im about to take a shotgun to my Tornado bb. I have done nothing but work on it since i bought it, and its getting old fast. I went through the break in process and everything seemed to be working ok...after fighting it for hours to get it to idle (which it still doesnt do without spinning the wheels). i finally had it running and now the car wont shift, it was just going in first. I took the engine out to check the clutch and see if i could find anything wrong and i couldnt, now that i put it back in, now the car wont even run good in first, and then when it tries to shift it just bogs down and shuts off. I NEED MAJOR HELP HERE. not to mention the hobby shops in this area refuse to work on Redcat racing cars. So any help will be awesome,
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:21 AM
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Sorry to hear that your LHS wont work on your buggy. To me an rc is an rc, who cares what brand it is. Anyway, I was running my buggy with my friend yesterday and his Jato was doing the same thing. Where is wouldnt kick into second. His problem was that the HSN needed to be adjusted. It was too lean and once we gave it a 1/4 turn out, she was kicken second again.

Things to look at for why it isnt idleing right. Check your glow plug. If it's still the one you used from break in, it could need replacing.
Also might wanna try getting the needles back to factory specs. My HSN is 2 3/4 turns out and I believe my LSN is 2 turns out. Plus you know the 1mm gap on the carb opening. At least front that you can get her running and retune from there. If adjusting the needles still doesn't help with second gear, then you may have to adjust the shift points in the tranny. Was it at any point kicking into second? Hope this helps.
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hey guys i have a problem i started to build my tc3 and i was dumb to put thread lock on 2 of my screews for my breake system and i put it om backwards do u know what i can do to get the thread lock off so i can put the breakes on right? any ideas would healp thanks brian
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try heating the screws....heat gun or hair dryer....then u should be able 2 crack them loose.....good luck with it!
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Thanks for the suggestions, and it really does blow that my hobby shop refuses to help out, but thats ok see if they get any more of my buisness. Anyway it was shifting fine, then it just stopped. Im going to try setting up the lsn and hsn like you said and see what happens. Another problem i may have is the gear mesh, plus i have read alot of people have problems with the stock gears and clutch, so that will be the next thing i will try. This is my first Nitro r/c and im really looking forward to getting things up in running any other advice would be awesome. Thanks
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