Redcat Racing Support Moderated Support Forum for all Redcat Racing Cars, Trucks & Buggies

Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Reply
Old 09-14-2007, 05:04 PM
  #1026
newdoughboy
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Burlington, ON, CANADA
Posts: 71
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Hey guys, thanks for all your help,

could you tell me if this will fit my tornado bb?
HPI NITRO MT2 MT 2 18SS+ Header+Black Coupler HM22
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MEWA:IT&ih=001
newdoughboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 05:06 PM
  #1027
123michael
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: wigan, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 911
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

lol go u!!thats it u beat him!!
123michael is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 05:08 PM
  #1028
hibityhupla
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westby, MT
Posts: 392
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread


Quote:
ORIGINAL: newdoughboy

Hey guys, thanks for all your help,

could you tell me if this will fit my tornado bb?
HPI NITRO MT2 MT 2 18SS+ Header+Black Coupler HM22
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MEWA:IT&ih=001
Should work fine. I've found about 90% of parts are swappable. Some just need a little work first, but that should fit no problem.
hibityhupla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 05:09 PM
  #1029
123michael
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: wigan, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 911
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

huh /what do you mean?[X(]
123michael is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 05:13 PM
  #1030
hibityhupla
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westby, MT
Posts: 392
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

about what???????????
hibityhupla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 03:18 PM
  #1031
NITROMAN125
 
NITROMAN125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: lakeland, FL
Posts: 12
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

sorry for having to ask but i,m about to replace the clutch and spring before i order the redcat one, is there something thats better than the stock redcat clutchbell and stock redcat spring and shoes??? if so where could i get them??? i am trying to get my tornado running agin i,m also replacing the servos cause there shot but i,m just wandering if its worth spending more money for nicer clutch components...[sm=shades_smile.gif]
NITROMAN125 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 08:28 PM
  #1032
hibityhupla
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westby, MT
Posts: 392
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

read the first page of this forum, should be there.
hibityhupla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 10:02 PM
  #1033
rclynx
 
rclynx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 3,965
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Yes its a direct fit[&o]
rclynx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 01:17 AM
  #1034
NITROMAN125
 
NITROMAN125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: lakeland, FL
Posts: 12
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

okay i find it thanx a mill!!![sm=teeth_smile.gif]
NITROMAN125 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 01:19 PM
  #1035
NITROMAN125
 
NITROMAN125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: lakeland, FL
Posts: 12
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

nuther question i am trying to start my tornado but without a clutch spring i don,t think its possible it will start for a secont spin the wheels real fast and die is that just due to the clutch problem????
NITROMAN125 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 03:23 PM
  #1036
hibityhupla
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westby, MT
Posts: 392
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

It is possible to make it start with a broke clutch if all the tires are off the ground. You can run it like that but you will have to stay moving constantly. The second you stop the car will die.
hibityhupla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 10:06 PM
  #1037
NITROMAN125
 
NITROMAN125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: lakeland, FL
Posts: 12
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

well should i have the throttle open all the way cause it will start but then it dies!!! i think its having a problem start due to constantly being engaged i mean imagine a real car being started in gear.... nuther problem im working with a rather crappy pull start i think thats another problem everytime the car wants to fire up the pull start dosen,t want to retract!!! could this be a problem???
NITROMAN125 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 12:07 AM
  #1038
tyhodge07
 
tyhodge07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 598
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

got bored today and wanted to do something, so i made a little something for my antenna,
it still needs to be wetsanded and polsihed so itll all be one color, and than i also made a
new post for my old fly wheel, since the 1 post was broken off.. what you guys think, and
what you think the antenna post thing is made of
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Wt59083.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	35.9 KB
ID:	764405   Click image for larger version

Name:	Vq50073.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	41.9 KB
ID:	764406   Click image for larger version

Name:	Pu50341.jpg
Views:	4
Size:	26.3 KB
ID:	764407   Click image for larger version

Name:	Fy71645.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	24.8 KB
ID:	764408   Click image for larger version

Name:	Wh59143.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	28.3 KB
ID:	764409  
tyhodge07 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 12:08 AM
  #1039
tyhodge07
 
tyhodge07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 598
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

i dont know why it put the pics like that [:@]
tyhodge07 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 04:13 PM
  #1040
hibityhupla
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westby, MT
Posts: 392
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread


Quote:
ORIGINAL: blakeyboy250

well should i have the throttle open all the way cause it will start but then it dies!!! i think its having a problem start due to constantly being engaged i mean imagine a real car being started in gear.... nuther problem im working with a rather crappy pull start i think thats another problem everytime the car wants to fire up the pull start dosen,t want to retract!!! could this be a problem???
What do you mean doesn't react? Doesn't turn the engine over, just spins? Or doesn't retract? If it won't turn the engine over it's the one-way bearing in the back of the engine that goes into the pullstarter. Won't retract usually means the recoil is bad. I put a roto-start on all my cars. Saves a lot of skinned knuckles and time.

Pull your clutch bell off and check your clutch. If it's bad it will need to be replaced or you'll continue to have problems until you do.
hibityhupla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 04:20 PM
  #1041
hibityhupla
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westby, MT
Posts: 392
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

almost looks like the end of a pen or a bullet.
hibityhupla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 04:55 PM
  #1042
newdoughboy
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Burlington, ON, CANADA
Posts: 71
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

I think it looks just like a bullet

Hey guys, so I bought a hpi mt2 al header and exhaust for my bb and firestorm tires, I can't wait for them to come in. I was wondering if you guys could just start throwing in some ideas for hop-ups, say under $30. Thanks
newdoughboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 05:52 PM
  #1043
tyhodge07
 
tyhodge07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 598
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread


Quote:
ORIGINAL: hibityhupla

almost looks like the end of a pen or a bullet.
it is the end of a pen it was cut down alittle, than it was drilled out on each end to make it fit over the antenna and original post.
tyhodge07 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 05:55 PM
  #1044
hibityhupla
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westby, MT
Posts: 392
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

fuel filter, extra shocks, spare dogbones, aluminum tie rods, hpi threaded clutch bell and gears, spare tranny gears, fail safe, spare glow plugs, roto-start, new electronics.
hibityhupla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 05:58 PM
  #1045
hibityhupla
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westby, MT
Posts: 392
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

pretty good idea with the pen tip. I'll have to try that.
hibityhupla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 06:24 PM
  #1046
tyhodge07
 
tyhodge07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 598
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread


Quote:
ORIGINAL: hibityhupla

pretty good idea with the pen tip. I'll have to try that.
make sure u clamp the tip down with soemthing around it and dont hold it, or itll just spin or even break the bit and catch ur fingers [X(]
tyhodge07 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 06:36 PM
  #1047
hibityhupla
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westby, MT
Posts: 392
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

yeah I have a bunch of scars from not thinking before working. My last one was good. I was carving a car out of wood with a chisel and slipped and stuck it through the skin in between your first finger and thumb. THAT SUCKED! I opened my hand to see what i did and my thumb kept going.
hibityhupla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 07:35 PM
  #1048
newdoughboy
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Burlington, ON, CANADA
Posts: 71
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Thanks, I was wondering what brand of roto starter will fit the vx-18 and what back plate. Are there third party dogbones that will fit the tornado? and, what difference do you get when you change the # of teeth on the clutch bell? is a new clutch bell necessary even if mine is working fine? I know that having spare parts are great. Does the pinion gears need lock tight? i know it's a difference of 5 between 2nd and 1st gear. Thanks for the help guys
newdoughboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 10:02 PM
  #1049
hibityhupla
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westby, MT
Posts: 392
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

I got my roto-start from redcatracing.com. I tried a bunch of dogbones and the 06022 work the best. The gearing will change the speed smaller for more torque larger for more top end. It isn't necessary to change the bell right away. If you have the steel one I hear it's fine but the stock aluminum one sucks.
hibityhupla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 10:06 PM
  #1050
hibityhupla
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: westby, MT
Posts: 392
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread


Quote:
ORIGINAL: blakeyboy250

nuther question i am trying to start my tornado but without a clutch spring i don,t think its possible it will start for a secont spin the wheels real fast and die is that just due to the clutch problem????
another idea if you just want to make sure it runs fine but not drive is loosen up the engine mount screws from the bottom and move the engine over far enough that the clutch bell doesn't touch the tranny. It will run but can't drive.
hibityhupla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:41 AM.