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Old 05-18-2011, 12:10 PM
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So, how would I go about converting the hex? Do the 17mms just drop on?
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:20 PM
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just buy the size you want and they should snap on like the old ones or cover the old hex or you might have to screw them on. i believe redcat has a kit if you need. dont quote me on this though. i do know it is possible.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:34 AM
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OK. Also, I've heard that they aren't very durable for jumping. Any comments on this?
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:08 PM
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only thing ive ever had trouble with on mine was the dogbones falling out when jumping. the other problems were just worn out. i fixed my problem with orings which i stated before... also the wing mount sometimes breaks if you land on it.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:23 PM
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Well, I'm looking at CVDs along with all carbon shock towers and top plate, plus aluminum wing mounts and arms with hub carriers. Will this have much chance of breaking? Also, can I get an aluminum or carbon chassis anywhere?
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:25 PM
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i bent a couple shock towers too... look into that. there is a vehicle that hpi makes that is very similar, maybe look into that for abetter chasis. mine was aluminum and was strong. im not sure about yours.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:24 PM
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 my 47 tooth in my trany keeps having its teeth worn away by the metal gear super fast is this normal. i also checked my gear mesh setting and it is the best i can do. is their a metal gear i could buy.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:38 PM
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dont put a metal spur gear in... it will just transfer the stress to more expensive parts.. maybe your clutch bell is warped.. is the 47 tooth the big gear or the smaller of the two? i cant remember. it could be the area you run too. sand and little rocks are hard on spur gears. there is many things that can cause a spur gear to wear out, rocks, sand, bad gear mesh, warped gear, misalinged trannsmission or motor, or just alot of stress on it, like too much power or a really bad drag when turning the wheels.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:14 PM
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So from what I have read, the Tornado S30 is a descent starter car? I am very BEW to Nitro... infact, I ordered my first car 2 days ago... and it is the Tornado S30.... price was a big factor in my choosing it.... I figured, Since I have't been in to RC in about 20 years and NEVER had anything to do with gas much less nitro... better to spend less to figure out if I like it or not.... but seems most of what I read is that it isnt a bad little starter vehicle.... any advice on what spare parts I should get ahold of to keep on hand asside from dog bones spurr gears?
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:36 PM
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Front lower A Arms, glow plugs, Patience. It is a good starter vehicle and should teach you a lot about glow without breaking the bank.
If you keep after the maintenance you should have little trouble but it certainly is a learning curve.
Dont run it lean, use fuel with enough oil (I prefer 20%) .
Adjust the ball joints often, they loosen and the driveshafts fall out.
Tighten the nuts and bolts but not the one on top the servo saver cause it will bind.

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Thanks alot jeffie... I appreciate the opinion... My car should be here hopefully by wednesday... then I can start on the engine break in..... On  you tube... Ali Shamnonm supposed to be an expert on redcat, said he recommends running 30% ... They sell that at my local hobby shop, do you think that would be ok or would 20% or so be better?
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:27 PM
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Ali and Ihave differences of opinion sometimes, nice guy but Ihave my own way of looking at things.
Iuse only SIG 15% nitro 20% oil. It is 50/50 castor to synthethetic and I feel it works great at keeping my engine right.
You may consider heating up the clinder of your engine with a hair dryer before you start it the first time.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:20 PM
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Thanks again for the advice... I appreciate all I the advice I can get.... what is the reason for heating it up first ? is that simply because of the nitro fuel ?
What type of glow plug should I have on back up ? I see there are cold medium and hot...
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Modern ABC/ABN/ACC engines are bored at a taper in order to maintain the compression when warm. That is why their pistons "pinch" at the top . Preheating helps keep it from causing damage to a really new engine, it goes away slightly when it is broke in.
I use Merlin plugs, Iuse the 2006 in just about everything.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:02 PM
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Once again... Thank You Jeffie ... appreciate your expertise 
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Thats why Iam here. To clarify Iuse the Merlin 2006 in everything car related, Iuse 2003 , 2009, 2010 and 2002 in my planes.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:56 PM
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Well, got my Volcano fired up and broke in... Had my first accident.. flipped it over the neigbors self standing basketball hoop.... did a roadside repair after a phone call to redcat to figure out how to put the right front dog bone back in.... bent the shock mount back out straight and fired her back up again... drove her for another 3 tanks.... I have a question though..... with the 2 speed trans in this thing it doesn't shift until it is it is well into top speed... is it normal to have to set them from the factory ?

By the way.... This Thing is STUPID FAST !!!!! Hard for this newbie to control    But Oh SO Much FUN!!!!
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:43 AM
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The shift point is easy to adjust. Just takes a small allen wrench. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE1nE...layer_embedded
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:54 AM
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Out of curiosity.... One other problem that redcat said is "normal" but I don't know.... the plastic body has meltet right at the header and started melting at the muffler... I called redcat and they said the only fix is to cut the body arround where it is burnt.... is this ACUALLY normal? or have i not set something up correctly? I had the body mounted on the lower holes in the rear... they said that is the normal spot to mount the body... Just curious.... or should I investigate a different body for my s30 ? If i trim off all of the burnt plastic, most of the right side of the body will be missing.....
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The muffler on your engine gets hot just like the exhaust on your car, motorcyle, moped , chainsaw, whatever. Running the engine as rich as you can will help but it will still get hot.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:29 PM
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I am going to get a new body for it, is there some way to shield it from the heat? Maybe some sort of heat shielding tape or something I can put on the body or exhaust? any thoughts or advice?
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:14 PM
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fiberglass exhaust tape, usually sold in automotive stores can help, you can put it on the body where the exhaust is.
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Thanks eh... and thank you again jeffie for all your advise and insight... I appreciate all the experts advise I can get
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I want to extend the length of my reciever attenna on Volcano elec, anything more complicated than just splicing on another couple inched of wire?
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Did it break or something?
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