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

Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Reply

Old 03-11-2007, 12:23 PM
  #176  
frekbynature2002
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 42
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

I found the problem. It was the wheel rubbing on the hub carrier. I tightened it so it wouldn't come off, but it was dragging, I unsnug a little to turn now is working fine, but the wheel comes off after 1/2hr run time. I also found grit in the dif from sand mixing with the grease. I also put back in the original clutch with the traxxes spring, runs great now. Only thing left is to replace the pipe, since I broke from a wipe-out, LOL.
frekbynature2002 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2007, 12:29 PM
  #177  
slide150
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Yulee, FL
Posts: 167
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

i agree with ed it sounds like a bad bearing pull the hub apart and check yoru bearing
slide150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2007, 08:59 PM
  #178  
frekbynature2002
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 42
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Is there a header you recommend, I found an associate 7730 tuned pipe at my local store. Barely hear it running. http://h1072224.hobbyshopnow.com/pro...p?prod=ASC7730
frekbynature2002 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2007, 09:05 PM
  #179  
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

hpi rs4 header fits
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2007, 09:10 PM
  #180  
frekbynature2002
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 42
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

thanks as always bro
frekbynature2002 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 08:21 PM
  #181  
bad630
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: branford, FL
Posts: 9
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

When I pull the pull rope it's free but still working it's not catching to turn the motor is it the bearing?
bad630 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 08:26 PM
  #182  
frekbynature2002
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 42
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

I just had the same problem, I removed the Pull start and had to shorten the coil by 1/4" and recoil. I put back on and it worked better than it did new. does the rope recoil but doesn't turn the motor
frekbynature2002 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 08:26 PM
  #183  
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

sounds like the one way bearing, its not grabbing and turning over the motor even though your pulling the starter right?
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 08:45 PM
  #184  
bigtom68
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: glen burnie, MD
Posts: 4
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

i just had the same problem with my xp 2 days ago i found that all the screws became loose and as soon as i tightend them it was fine. my header has seem to loosen up as well. any good headers and do they use gaskets?
bigtom68 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 08:46 PM
  #185  
bad630
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: branford, FL
Posts: 9
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Right,it will grab alittle, some times none at all like its missing.
bad630 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 08:50 PM
  #186  
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread


ORIGINAL: bad630

Right,it will grab alittle, some times none at all like its missing.
its the one way bearing
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 08:51 PM
  #187  
bad630
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: branford, FL
Posts: 9
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Pulled it off today and blew the sand out of it put it back together worked fine for 1 or 2 times now its free again catchs every now and then all screws tight.
bad630 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 08:52 PM
  #188  
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread


ORIGINAL: bigtom68

i just had the same problem with my xp 2 days ago i found that all the screws became loose and as soon as i tightend them it was fine. my header has seem to loosen up as well. any good headers and do they use gaskets?

hpi header and gasket and yes all headers use a gasket: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXBTB5&P=ML

gasket only: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXN376&P=M
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 08:52 PM
  #189  
bad630
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: branford, FL
Posts: 9
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Tks
bad630 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 08:54 PM
  #190  
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread


ORIGINAL: bad630

Pulled it off today and blew the sand out of it put it back together worked fine for 1 or 2 times now its free again catchs every now and then all screws tight.
this one way will work: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGEH3&P=7
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 12:01 AM
  #191  
bad630
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: branford, FL
Posts: 9
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Is it better thanks again.
bad630 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 01:37 PM
  #192  
streetskatertd
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: portland, ME
Posts: 17
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

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

is any of this stuff a direct fit?? no modification needed??
streetskatertd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 01:39 PM
  #193  
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

its all a direct fit, same as replacing the stock stuff, just better.
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 01:44 PM
  #194  
streetskatertd
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: portland, ME
Posts: 17
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

sweet, thanks for the info
streetskatertd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 02:01 PM
  #195  
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

with the 13/18 bell you will need these: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?&I=LXM766 and http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?&I=LXM861
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 02:52 PM
  #196  
flyingace451
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hixson, TN
Posts: 955
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

How durable is this little buggy? Since it's such a sweet price, I'm thinking about it just to bash it around. And which model would you recomend? We used to hold races around here and I guess it'd be nice to have something for 1/10 scale just for kicks.

I push my buggies to the limit, so please let me know as precisely as possible how durable this thing is.
flyingace451 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 04:17 PM
  #197  
kcrd2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 10
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Hello to all....We have a problem with a Tornado XP (two speed) that my son got for a Christmas gift. It has been run maybe all of two hours combined. One day when he went to use it, it started out at high rpms and was going all by itself. He tried to adjust the needle valve to lower the rpms but then the motor would die and the wheels would still be moving. He took it in to a hobby store and they tried to adjust it also but they couldn't get it to work either. It still is at way high rpms and lowering that just causes it to die with the wheels still spinning. Any ideas?? Thanks in advance for any and all help or ideas anyone has. This is his first gas vehicle and he is extremely frustrated that it only worked for a little while and being beginners we don't have a clue what to do now.
kcrd2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 04:24 PM
  #198  
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread


ORIGINAL: flyingace451

How durable is this little buggy? Since it's such a sweet price, I'm thinking about it just to bash it around. And which model would you recomend? We used to hold races around here and I guess it'd be nice to have something for 1/10 scale just for kicks.

I push my buggies to the limit, so please let me know as precisely as possible how durable this thing is.
Its durable, get the tornado xp or bb, its a two speed, you just have to upgrade you clutch spring and clutch bell. i have had mine for over a year and havent broken one part. I havent stripped out a gear since i upgraded to the hpi setup.
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 04:25 PM
  #199  
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread


ORIGINAL: kcrd2

Hello to all....We have a problem with a Tornado XP (two speed) that my son got for a Christmas gift. It has been run maybe all of two hours combined. One day when he went to use it, it started out at high rpms and was going all by itself. He tried to adjust the needle valve to lower the rpms but then the motor would die and the wheels would still be moving. He took it in to a hobby store and they tried to adjust it also but they couldn't get it to work either. It still is at way high rpms and lowering that just causes it to die with the wheels still spinning. Any ideas?? Thanks in advance for any and all help or ideas anyone has. This is his first gas vehicle and he is extremely frustrated that it only worked for a little while and being beginners we don't have a clue what to do now.

its the clutch spring, replace it with the traxxas 4146x spring, also i would suggest upgrading the clutch bell also
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 04:55 PM
  #200  
kcrd2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 10
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Thanks so much for the speedy solution. My son will be excited to hear that when he gets home from school. Where is a good place to order the parts and are they easy for a 13 year old to install??
kcrd2 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy