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  1. RE: Pitch on the nitro volcano transmission?

    They are definitely Mod 1.0, I've swapped lots of clutchbells and spurs around between my other nitros which are also Mod 1
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    RE: replaced my busted diff. tonight

    Mesh is really important on a diff, especially the rear. If there's a little bit of slop or backlash then that equates to a smaller tooth contact area, which is why teeth get worn or busted off. Shim...
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    RE: steering throttle

    The 3003 is an entry-level servo. I'd stick with something a bit beefier to turn the big Volcano wheels. The 3003 is about 3kg.cm of torque, you probably want at least 5-6kg.cm for the Volcano.

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  4. Thread: fuel line

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    RE: fuel line

    It probably won't fit the nipples on teh carb and the fuel tank, or the exhaust so probably not! Larger outer diameter would obviously be ok if the inner was the same.
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    RE: Brushless Tornado anyone?

    15C 4000mAh pack would have the same discharge capability as a 20C 3000mAh pack. You can't take the 'C' rating in isolation.

    For a drifter, even a 15C 2500mAh pack is probably adequate. There's...
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    RE: Brushless Tornado anyone?

    The 'C' rating is how capable they are of supplying discharge current. It won't flatten faster or slower than any other pack of the same capacity. But yes, 15C 4000mAh will be plenty for the stock...
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    RE: adjusting gear mesh after running ?

    It's not so much the wear that causes the mesh to go out - it's the vibrations loosening the motor mount screws, or big hits causing the motor to shift even if the screws are done up tight, or even...
  8. RE: volcano single gear upgrade transmission

    The two-speed from the Tornado and the Tsunami really only belongs on the on-road car. The one-way bearing is too weak for off-road driving, especially with larger wheels. I don't know about the...
  9. Thread: hexes

    by el_tonto
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    RE: hexes

    What's a 'they'? The 1/10s use 12mm hex and the 1/8s (all of them? not sure) use 17mm. Dunno about the 1/16s tho.
  10. Thread: new tires

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    RE: new tires

    If I were to put bigger tires on the BB I'd consider swapping the 2-speed out for a single-speed. I busted two one-way bearings in the 2-speed with stock tires, I'd hate to think what bigger tires...
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    RE: Alternate bodies for volcano

    Painting is easy. You just have to remember that it's critical to do many light coats! That first coat especially - since if that one runs or drips then it's visible on the outside of the shell....
  12. Thread: spur

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    RE: spur

    What's the T2 spur like? can somebody take a photo? It's probably on a 5mm shaft right? looks like it has a slipper plate on both sides?
    Eye-balling it looks like a 44T or so - how close am I?

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    RE: Transmitter crystal

    The Traxxas ones (~$9) are definitely the right size, and I'm pretty sure the Losi set for the Mini-T (~$7.50) are standard too.

    Certainly there are cheaper sets out there (in fact the Losi set...
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    RE: volcano t2 spur

    And don't land jumps with the throttle open. This causes the wheels to be going much faster than the ground and the shock in the drivetrain causes the spur to strip. If the T2 has a slipper clutch...
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    RE: Transmitter crystal

    Hey another Kiwi... You need to get a matched set for 27MHz. Any RC shop will have them, or you can order them from liquidrc.com for about $9US for a pair (search "crystal set").
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    RE: different bodies for tsunami

    Most 190-200mm car bodies, or car bodies designed for the HPI Savage will fit ok if you don't mind them looking quite 'jacked up' - most will be so wide that the wheels won't clear the fenders like...
  17. RE: got my volcano running today for the first time

    Fuel does have a limited lifespan - the nitromethane absorbs water. Not a problem if you run frequently, but make sure you don't have loads of fuel leftover at the end of summer, otherwise it will...
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    RE: Has anyone had to shim differentials?

    I've had to shim a volcano rear diff - it started clicking under acceleration as it slipped. Fortunately didn't bust any teeth.
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    RE: Front bearings.

    Get a ruler out and measure the intact bearing on the other side. It's all metric so it's always to the nearest millimeter. Then any brand which fits will be ok. Generally you only need the inside...
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    RE: y are my glow plugs going out so fast?

    Clean the engine bearings too while you're at it - can't hurt!
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    RE: y are my glow plugs going out so fast?

    Make sure your filter is clean and oiled (and installed!!!) maybe there's a bit too much cruft in there somewhere which conceivably could wear the plugs.
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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Redcat Lighting VX Thread

    If the grub screw is wound in too tight (high shift point) then it can be wound in so far that it doesn't spring out fully. Try backing it out 1/2 a turn and see if that helps.
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    RE: Which glow plug for Lightning?

    It has a platinum catalyst in the wire which reacts with the methanol in the fuel. Sometimes this catalyst deteriorates so you can start the truck with the glow starter (because it glows hot) but...
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    RE: Need Help with Disassembly !!!!

    I've had luck pushing bearings out from the opposite side by using a flat-head screwdriver. Even with two bearings installed you can usually get one corner of the screwdriver into the gap between...
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    RE: Need Help with Disassembly !!!!

    yeah a small file from any hardware store will do the trick. A fairly fine surface is probably better than a rougher one for doing small work.
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