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    Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL

    Well I got my new steel spur gear and installed it using proper gear mess ,run three tanks and it has broken off abunch of teeth.Not grind off but sheared off and the gear looks like bronz or copper with a steel coating on it.What is up with that I paid for STEEL gear not something coated to look like steel.

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    RE: Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL

    Have you tried to call RedCat and see if they will replace this copper/bronze coated spur with a real spur? Chances are they can get a hold of HSP and order a true steel spur to fit your RC.

    If that is not an option for you, then the only other choice is to search on-line and see if you can find an aftermarket spur to fit your RC. I personally would not know where to begin since I do not know what aftermarket companies support HSP and Redcats. BUT, you might try to search Robinson Racing, they make true steel spurs for all sorts of RCs. Also, dont limit yourself to looking for parts that will fit Redcat, I am pretty sure if you find an aftermarket spur that will fit a Himoto, Exceed, or even Acme, it will fit your RC also. If it will fit an HSP, it will fit all of these brands (so long as you know what the HSP name of your RC is).
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    RE: Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL

    I have read that link but that isn't the problem here my problem is why they are selling a steel gear that isn't really steel

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    RE: Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL

    yea i agree its steel just to much carbon it in so it makes it bittle

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    RE: Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL

    Well I think they are some kinda bull .They should be much better than the plastic and they are not ,my plastic gear lasted a full gallon and a half of fuel .These gears look like they are not steel inside

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    RE: Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL

    I agree. That other thread with the guy claiming improper mesh causes brittleness in gears is a big load of crap. It might cause them to wear out faster, but not just snap off teeth.

    Anyway you look at it, it's a very poorly made product. Whether it's a brittle steel, or cover up job on a bronze gear. I'd try to get your money back if I were you, because it clearly wasn't made right from the start and that's not your fault.
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    RE: Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL

    Nobody claimed improper mesh causes brittleness.
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    RE: Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL

    dude its a poor product thats it !!

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    RE: Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL


    ORIGINAL: ugly duck

    Nobody claimed improper mesh causes brittleness.
    Fifth post down on this thread which was pointed out earlier.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7664468/tm.htm

    "Here's the scoop on steel spur gears, most of them are cast, machined then hardened. They can be brittle if they are not meshed properly, I've seen people bring me HPI savages with stripped steel spur gears."
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    RE: Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL

    haha thats my post man funny yea i been through ton of people that have the same problem!! i have talked to hobby shop owner that brought like 8 of them to test they all did the same thing. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE SINCE STEEL BREAK??? it should bend before breaking or break somthing else!

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    RE: Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL


    ORIGINAL: Kitsune


    ORIGINAL: ugly duck

    Nobody claimed improper mesh causes brittleness.
    Fifth post down on this thread which was pointed out earlier.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7664468/tm.htm

    "Here's the scoop on steel spur gears, most of them are cast, machined then hardened. They can be brittle if they are not meshed properly, I've seen people bring me HPI savages with stripped steel spur gears."
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    RE: Why is my STEEL SPUR GEAR NOT STEEL

    ORIGINAL: Kitsune
    ORIGINAL: ugly duck Nobody claimed improper mesh causes brittleness.
    Fifth post down on this thread which was pointed out earlier. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7664468/tm.htm "Here's the scoop on steel spur gears, most of them are cast, machined then hardened. They can be brittle if they are not meshed properly, I've seen people bring me HPI savages with stripped steel spur gears."
    that's supposed to say cast, not meshed. I was using my palm when I was writing that and got a phone call and lost track ofwhat I was posting, i'll haveto go back and edit it later. sorry for the confusion. i'm surprised no one caught that earlier.
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