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frekbynature2002 03-23-2007 10:39 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
any suggestions

Chubbysdad 03-24-2007 07:11 AM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
the stock header is too restrictive on the redcat. That header will help alot.

ehroof 03-24-2007 08:36 AM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 

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ORIGINAL: frekbynature2002

The car is not that responsive to the transmitter, I changed all the batteries so could the crystals be going bad. I also can't get it to run right like before, it either sounds like its flooding or not enough fuel. I tried adjusting but I have to adjust while I'm running it, longer I run it I have to make adjustments to be able to keep running.

what do you mean by not that responsive? Check and make sure the at the plugs for the servos and batteries are tight in the receiver.

Maybe you have a fuel leak, check the lines, the tank cap, the base of the carb for a leak, make sure your head bolts are tight and your glow plug is good, just because it lights up doesnt mean its good.

roosterd 03-24-2007 08:59 AM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
EHROOF...... would that header that you are talking about increase performance even if I had just that HPI header and stock pipe????

ehroof 03-24-2007 09:02 AM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
i am sure just the header would help out but a tuned pipe would make a bigger difference.

roosterd 03-24-2007 09:06 AM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
thank you :D

roosterd 03-24-2007 09:09 AM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
I only allocate so much money each week to spend on this car, and i get kind of excited wanting to just go go go but I guess i will just wait until next week and buy both together, that way I can hopefully notice a big difference.

ehroof 03-24-2007 09:21 AM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
get the pipe this week and the header next week. this way you sill see a difference with both

roosterd 03-24-2007 09:43 AM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
ahh haaa....not a bad idea! ok.. gotta go to the store now, hope they are open this early. :-)
thanks roof!!

ehroof 03-24-2007 09:59 AM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
you got it bro, let me know what you think and how it worked out!!

LorDDarknesS 03-24-2007 01:33 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
hey guys i have a prob. i recently gut a tornado xp two speed and at first it ran like a bat outta hell(blew my friends cen .18 away). now after just a couple of minutes of running all power leaves and it just runs along at just over idle speed. i have watched my servo action and can see that it is moving fine while this is happening but no matter how much it moves it just keeps running at that low speed with no rev up at all. plus i have only ran about a quart of fuel total. i am kinda new to the game but i do know alot about engines in general (both 2 and 4 stroke) i am completely baffled any help would be usefull before i end up throwing it through a wall.

LorDDarknesS 03-24-2007 01:55 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
in reference to the 47t tranny gear and it's bearing slot size:i had the same prob and called redcat. they told me that the gear had been reshaped by its manufacturer and that the new bearings were tied up in customs but would have them in on march 22(its now march 24) but i just used a traxxas wheel hub hex and drilled the middle to fit the original one way bearing. it works great but i still recomend buying the new ones when they clear customs

roosterd 03-24-2007 03:46 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
Are you talking to yourself???

LorDDarknesS 03-24-2007 04:28 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
no, look at the little spot where it says :in reply to.............. the second post was in response to the question about the different size bearing slot on the 47t tranny gear[:@]

ehroof 03-24-2007 05:28 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 

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ORIGINAL: LorDDarknesS

hey guys i have a prob. i recently gut a tornado xp two speed and at first it ran like a bat outta hell(blew my friends cen .18 away). now after just a couple of minutes of running all power leaves and it just runs along at just over idle speed. i have watched my servo action and can see that it is moving fine while this is happening but no matter how much it moves it just keeps running at that low speed with no rev up at all. plus i have only ran about a quart of fuel total. i am kinda new to the game but i do know alot about engines in general (both 2 and 4 stroke) i am completely baffled any help would be usefull before i end up throwing it through a wall.

sounds like your running too rich, is it "blubbery" with no power and alot of smoke? If so you need to lean the needle a little. the high end needle and most likely the low end too. Have you tried to do any engine tuning yet?

LorDDarknesS 03-24-2007 08:29 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
it actually has loads of power with a moderate amount of smoke then just goes flat and wont start afterwards

ehroof 03-24-2007 08:33 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
sounds like its overheating, if you let it sit and cool off it will start again right? do you have a temp gun? if not put some water or spit on your finger and wipe it on your cooling head, it it sizzles right away its too hot, if it evaporates in like 5 seconds your ok. your probably running it to lean.

LorDDarknesS 03-24-2007 11:02 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
i'lltry that inthe morning and get back to you thanx

ehroof 03-24-2007 11:05 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
when it stops running and you try to start it, does it feel real easy to pull, like there is no compression? If so, its overheating.

LorDDarknesS 03-25-2007 01:29 AM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
does anyone know what the largest redcat/himoto engine i can fit into my tornado xp i've been thinking about taking advatage of that redcat offer"send back your old motor and your new one is half price" which makes a .21 $52.50

ehroof 03-25-2007 07:34 AM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
i dont know if you can fit that in there, i have a .27 and was thinking of putting it in my volcano but it doesnt look like it will line up with the transmission.

kcrd2 03-25-2007 04:40 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
OK

kcrd2 03-25-2007 04:41 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 

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ORIGINAL: ehroof

here you go, with a little patience you can do it or he can, if there is a problem, just come here and we will help.

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.upgrade to this clutch spring traxxas 4146x : http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=++&search3=Go
OK, got the parts and my son installed them. He says that there is a little wiggle space at the end. Is that the way it should be?? Thanks

roosterd 03-25-2007 05:35 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
hello! can someone tell me where the thread is on how to replace the pull start and replace it with a different starter.

ehroof 03-25-2007 05:36 PM

RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
 
when its all put together there may be a little wiggle to it, just a little play.


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