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03-27-2019, 01:18 PM
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Posted By schmism

current 1/18 cars/trucks

I got bit by the RC bug about the same time as the introduction of the MiniT back in 2003. I own several of them as well as an RC18T. They are stuffed away in a box. I have been toying with the idea...
04-08-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By schmism

RE: dusting off the Mini-T and RC18t

you talking about the motor pinions or the diff pinions Im talking about the diff pinion attached to the central 4wd shaft
04-08-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By schmism

dusting off the Mini-T and RC18t

So my mini's have been sitting in storage for the better part of a couple of years. The wife and i had bought some property, sold the old house (took over a year) finally got moved etc. Long story...
Forum: RC Sailboats
06-06-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 79,751
Posted By schmism

RE: Northwind 36

Well i had mine out on the water for the first time in like FOREVER....

it was fun to see her raceing down the pond.....

but boy was i rusty.... I need to dig up the "how to sale tread" as...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-10-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 79,751
Posted By schmism

RE: Northwind 36

long time no visit

im still hear... still got my boat....

had many things change in the past year+ so i havnt had much time to sail her..... but tis winter slow time, with decent wind so...
08-30-2006, 08:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,038
Posted By schmism

RE: does anyone bash by themselves

all the time.... but its defently more fun with a friend or 2
03-19-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By schmism

?? on mini-T ball diffs

So i just put one in (racers edge) and im wondering if i put it in backward? Is that possible. I didnt think so, but im having a hella time keeping the ball diff cranked down. Seems it always...
03-06-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By schmism

RE: HELP! What car is this?

Thats a spitting image of my RS4 version 2. There is only a slight diffrence between the RS4 version 1 and version 2. version 3 and later were shaft drive.
03-06-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By schmism

RE: Camber on Tmaxx

Im exactly oppiste. 2 deg in the front and 1 deg in the rear. i found with to much camber in the rear the push was just worse. nearing 0 or + camber in the rear will make the truck want to spin...
03-06-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By schmism

RE: Broke the Receiver Antenna on tmaxx

I wouldnt splice the wire. instead just solder a new one on at the reciver and cut to the right lenght. any antena wire will work just cut it to aprox the right lenght
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-15-2005, 12:46 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 79,751
Posted By schmism

RE: Northwind 36

boy i would have never thought my thread would have gotten this many hits [8D]

Ive had my boat out a couple of times. Last time i was out it was VERY windy and i ended up snaping some...
09-20-2005, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By schmism

RE: Soldering Question

use flux, it helps draw the solder to the surface and cleans it also.

Youll need a good quality soldering iron that gets HOT. the trick is to heat the surface metal hot enough to solder without...
09-20-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By schmism

RE: New T-Maxx owner

I have a 1st gen max with the proline wide arms. If found them to be virtually indestructable. Ive bent numerous hing pins, a front bulkhead, severly bent my AL front skid plate so many times ive...
08-24-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By schmism

RE: Micro Beach outing...

dude ive got paddles for my t-max. but really havnt used them as i dont get in the sand hardly at all. id love to set my mini up with some paddles but i cant find them local and havnt had an order...
Forum: RC Sailboats
08-22-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By schmism

RE: Bouyancy foam? What is it and where can I get it?

well yes and no.

technically the A/B foam is a fairly rapid expanding foam. and is not generally available in small amounts. (the comapny i work for uses it and gets it in 55 gallon drums)
...
08-22-2005, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By schmism

RE: make me stop!

wha?

on mine i have a fiber disc with metal pads. I have a hard time NOT locking up the wheels = no turn

but if you've went to a metal disk then usually you have to run some sort of fiber...
08-16-2005, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,897
Posted By schmism

RE: rc18mt stock 370 vs. reedy minimax 290

I have the Reedy motor. I didnt notice a huge diffrence b/w that and the stock 370. (a fuz faster and more torque) they are the same diameter, with the reedy being a tad longer due to the...
Forum: RC Sailboats
08-15-2005, 11:23 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 79,751
Posted By schmism

RE: Northwind 36

yes, interferance comes from all kinds of stuff, thats why they always say turn on your transmitter first. your reciver is tuned to that frequency and its a matter of listing to the strongest...
Forum: RC Sailboats
08-15-2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 79,751
Posted By schmism

RE: Northwind 36

i didnt find the rigging instructions toooooo bad. they werent super clear i but i was able to follow them. it didnt help that i kinda made up my own "control" route as i didnt like the way the...
08-11-2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By schmism

RE: Aluminum Anodizing

I would highly discourge anodizing at home. The process includes a number of very nasty acids and cemicals. For the avg DYI i would NOT recomend it.

Polish it, buy a new one, or if you just...
08-05-2005, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,109
Posted By schmism

RE: Traxxas 1/18 rtr??

i think you guys are missing the bigest apeal of 1/18th cars/trucks.

The fact they are CHEEP!

why spend $250 on a new 1/18th when i could spend another $100-$150 for a "full size" nitro!...
08-05-2005, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By schmism

RE: Oil Shock question: RC18T

Theres a little cover on the bottom of the shock body

http://www.snjschmidt.com/pics/shocks.jpg

That holds a seal. On my truck i couldnt keep those covers snaped on. they kept poping off...
08-02-2005, 04:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,109
Posted By schmism

RE: Traxxas 1/18 rtr??

i vote they already have one but we dont know it yet.

My guess, something between a Mini-quake and a rc18t.

4 wheel drive, large tires, cheep price.
08-02-2005, 04:50 PM
08-02-2005, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By schmism

RE: A Question from a New T-Maxx owner

I like the stuff (screw/bearing kits) from full force
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