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tvjv2009 03-22-2014 06:45 PM

Stripping Spur gears???
This is a whole new adventure for me. I bought a Volcano s30 for my first RC vehicle. Just shortly after break in of my new ride, I destroyed a spur gear and a clutch bell gear. Filed a warranty claim with redcat. They were awesome! they sent out new gears for me the next day! So while waiting for my parts, I tore into my truck. I very quickly found that the screw that holds the clutch bell onto flywheel was hanging on by 2 threads which allowed the gear to move and destroy itself and the spur gear. My advice is to check this screw and check the gear mesh. I was doing some research, and found that there are 2 speed replacements for this truck which comes with a single speed. So I ordered one. I ordered the upgraded aluminum clutch shoes as well. I will share results later. Feel free to pm me if you have any questions about this!

nitrosportsandrunner 03-23-2014 01:00 PM

yep, screws and such on new RTR models often lack Loctite. add some heat from the motor and lots of vibration and things come loose.
more often, it is the 4 motor mount screw on the underside of the chassis that come loose and cause a stripped spur gear, and those screw have the adjustment for getting the gear mesh right.

osubuckeyesgsxr750 04-24-2014 10:00 PM

I stripped my spur gears on my tornado s30. Almost
looked they were melted or came that way from the factory. Redcat replaced them no questions asked. Haven't had a problem since. I always check and listen for a proper gear mesh. Roll the car forward then backward.

zackS30 04-30-2014 05:26 PM

One of my mesh screws came out a bit the I ran over a rock and bent it side ways. Oopsssssss

osubuckeyesgsxr750 04-30-2014 06:12 PM

Ouch. Always nice to have extra parts laying around. I am 100% satisfied with my tornado s30 purchase. Spanks my vxl

zackS30 05-01-2014 07:57 AM

Yeah. I like my tornado s30, I need a clutch and a dog bone.
Id like to say my tornado is my favorite car but I like my exo terra and honcho alot.

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