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Old 08-03-2008, 02:56 PM
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retrosoul I put a duratraxx nitro evader body on mine I just had to make my own holes for it.

Keith have you thought of just putting a faster servo on for faster steering?
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well keith im looking at the servo horn the only problems i would run into is the shaft coming out of the servo is a spline (teeth that stop the horn from slipping) a quick fix for that would a small set screw actually a small set screw would ideal you could really fine tune it. the other problem would be is everything on these trucks uses metric and being in the US my shop only uses SAE thread taps. the linkage ball on the horn is metric other than that i should beable to make the horn ill check out prices on metric taps might be a few bucks or might be 100 bucks.
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ok heres a picture of my nami with my custom bumper it took about 15-20 mins drawing it up on CAD and 2.3 min's to mill using a prototrak cnc mill it can be mounted on top of the frame or the bottom the screw holes are counter sunk and slotted for adjustment and the bumper is designed to bend during high impact its easy to bend back. i can pretty much program the mill for any design. i chose that design as a test. the aluminum is feather lite aircraft grade. rear bumper coming soon.


thats a sweet bumper man , i also work in a machine shop on a cnc mill and other machines. i looked at making a bumper like that but i was abit unsure about hitting sumthing really hard and bending the chassi plate because the bumper is so solid . so i went for a plastic one that gives, a fair bit . but good work anyway , it will be cool to see what u make next.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:18 PM
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i just bashed te hell out of the bumper its designed to give out before the frame does and the bumper did just that. im going to redesign it to make it a little higher it likes to hit on landing.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:28 PM
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that sucks man
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:29 PM
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yeah it sucks for me, could not use mine all weeked , waiting for a main gear i stripped , should come today or tomo,
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:31 PM
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i really should buy another rc st or sumthing for when my bb tsunami is not running , sumthing to bash
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:36 PM
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lol my truck still rolls only the bumper was trashed just waiting for the rain to go away. is it normal for the motor to need some throttle on start up?
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:50 PM
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Sometimes retro. It could be the weather too. You can try just increasing the idle a little bit to help it start. Bring it up to where it will stay running without engaging the clutch. You can always back it off 1/8th of a turn at a time till you get it set perfect. You may still have to make minor adjustments as the weather changes though.

eminent, I was looking to increase the turning not the speed itself. The servo I have is fast, its just the stock servo horn is very short. By using a longer horn I was able to cut the turn radius down. But the only problem is that the longer horn flexes a bit more then I like. Id like to get an alum one but I havent been able to find a long one like the plastic.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:52 PM
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any opinions on this? [link]http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/146077.asp[/link]
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:51 PM
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retro why not this? http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHLV3&P=ML


Keith why dont you put the linkages on the inside hole on the steering nuckle that would help a bit (that is if you didnt already lol)
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well the xtm looked smaller and the duratrax says REQUIRES: Use of NiCD or NiMH batteries, do NOT use ALKALINES
Connecting between receiver and throttle servo
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i think you should go for a NiCD hump pack anyways like i have, not only is it rechargable to save money on buying AA's but you get way more torque out of them for the servo's its amazing the diffrence..
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any one know a good place to get parts for a tsunami i was gettting them form clarmont but i think he whent out of bis or something let me know thanks
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hey is any one running the steel main gear in the single tranny , eminentguitar are you or mega ? or running the nylon one that comes wit it
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:21 PM
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ok tell me how long they hold a charge how much they usualy cost and do they come with a charger and does the redcat TX use rechargables too?
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well i got a 1800mhz 6v hump pack for about $20 and it last a long while. you have to change the plug from the on/off switch but i spliced the new plug and the 4xaa"s plug together so if the hump runs out and im far away from a charger i can still use AA's . the 12v charger i have was $30 but i needed it anyway to charge the 7.2v battery for my roto start .
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thos price's are ova here in australia , in the usa stuff is usally cheaper cos we import it from u guys. but our dollar is about 1/1 now its great
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ok you got my attention on the hump pack i already own a 12volt 15 min quick charger
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retro I use that duratraxx failsafe with alkiline batteries and it works just fine never a problem.

uhoo I used the nilon gear for ages never a problem man. But for convience reasons I put this gear in http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBSZ5&P=7
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retro I use that duratraxx failsafe with alkiline batteries and it works just fine never a problem.

uhoo I used the nilon gear for ages never a problem man. But for convience reasons I put this gear in http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBSZ5&P=7
and that gear go's straight in to the tranny no mods ?
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this is hard trying to find rims that will direct fit
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was wonderin the same thing uhoo
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Bgdustin4 : you running a single tranny to in ya tsunami?
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ya single speed i like it better
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