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Forum: Forum questions or problems 08-22-2013, 05:58 AM
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Views: 39,595
Posted By Mickstix
After being off the site for years I started...

After being off the site for years I started getting a couple "notification" emails per day.. No biggy, I deleted them..

Yesterday I decided to use the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 11-06-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,234
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Why do people recommend 87mm dogbones for the Tornado s30??

Where there any little "o" rings in the drive cups?? If so, the longer bones probably wont fit? Anyway, here's the story..   When they first started shipping the S30's they used 84 mm dog bones on...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 11-06-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,728
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Priming Engine -

Yea, if you have either needle set too lean it can keep it from priming easily.. You can usually tell this by doing the blow method.. If it feels like it's clogged, you've probably got the hs or ls...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 09-15-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,337
Posted By Mickstix
RE: my 1st redcat, good and bad

Pre warm the engine with a hairdryer or heat gun and it'll let it turn over and start easier.. Also, make sure you dont "overprime" the carb, as that can make it harder to turn over as well.. (When...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 09-15-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3,670
Views: 259,087
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread

Check the setscrews in the drive cups. (where the center dog bones connect.)check both drive cups, on each center dog bone..

Note: If your spur was stripped, you'll see that it's missing teeth....
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 09-15-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Quick question on compatable rims for my Redcat racing tornado BB

The wheels/tires for the Team Associated B44 will fit the Tornado.. (It's their 4wd buggy) The rear wheels/tires for theB4 (2wd) will also fit.. The rears arethe same on the B4 and B44.. (Fronts on...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 09-08-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,716
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Trouble starting brand new Tornado s30

Yea, the glow ignitors are a pain in the butt. Especially the cheap ones that come in those "all in one" kits.. Id get a spare asap, cause they'll drive you crazy if you dont have one.. ALso, to make...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 09-08-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Shock Fluids - help!

If you dont want to buy another shock, you could try some Devcon 2ton epoxy and put the lower cap on permenatly.. Just be careful to keep the expoxy on the treads of the shock and not inside where...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 09-08-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Monsoon XTR shock/accesory options

They say the Kyosho STRR is very similar (if not identical) to the Monsoon XTR, so shocks from one of their kits may bolt right up?? On mine, (Monsoon XTR) it came with a parts bag with a bunch of...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 09-08-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Question about breakin process

You should lower the idle with the "idle" adjustment screw on the carb.. Using the trim is just a quick fix (and usually only used to "increase" the idle to get it to stay running) and should be set...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 09-02-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Tornado BBS30 trouble with Dogbones

I dont think you'll be able to find any other manuf's dogbones that fit.. Seems they all make them just a hair different, so they cant be used in other cars.. The ball will be too big, or the pin, or...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 09-02-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By Mickstix
RE: redcat option parts

You could try getting some Redcat shock pistons and modding them yourself? Dremel makes a mini drill bit kit with some tiny little bits.. You could add holes if needed or use something like 2part...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 09-02-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By Mickstix
RE: NITRO TREMOR PARTS

Aww man, I used to scour the RC classified pages looking for deals like this to come up.. Whoever the lucky guy is who has a Tremor and see's this thread, should jump on it!
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 09-02-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Shock Fluids - help!

Sounds like pretty solid info/procedure there RCC!! ;) CSW, you can also add spring collars or turn the spring retainer down, (whichever your shocks use)  to stiffen the spring rate.. It'll also...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 08-27-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By Mickstix
RE: need throttle stop screw for team infinity .18 slide carb.

Have you tried contacting Infinity directly? I think Tower Hobby carries some carb parts, but Im not sure about Infinity.. Possibly you could match one up from a differnt brand, but something as...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 08-27-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By Mickstix
RE: What are these parts called?

For anyone who reads this, and happens to have the 84mm dogbones, you can get them to stay in by putting a small rubber "o" ring into the drive cup, before installing the dogbone.. (also, a 1-2mm...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 08-27-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Mickstix
RE: 2.4 ghz or FM, HELP

It's probably a technology thing.. Since 2.4GHz has come so far, they're becoming more and more affordable, while the FM stuff of yester-year is harder to find and possibly more expensive?? (I dont...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 08-27-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Earthquake wheelie bar

That wheelie bar looks like a nice addon for the earthquake! Post up a pic with it installed if ya get a chance!
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 08-27-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,810
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Need some help. Tornado s30

Medium should be fine for the SH .18  Kurt will steer ya in the right direction! ;)
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 08-27-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,422
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Earthquake 3.0 Advice

Probably a little late to be of much help here, but if ya use a hair dryer or heat gun, and warm all 4 sides of the engine (and down into the head) for about 20 seconds per side, they'll start much...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 08-26-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,360
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Tornado EPX Pro

Does the esc have a reset procedure? Almost sounds like the circuitry to keep it from going into reverse instantly (from forward) is working the opposite way? Just an idea, I have little experience...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 08-26-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,625
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Wow what a truck this Avalanche XP

Billy, Im surprised you got out of FL alive! :)The heats been unbearable.. Too hot to even fish!! [X(]But we've finally had a day or 2 of cooler temps, and fall will be here before long! (I hope)...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 08-26-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,625
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Wow what a truck this Avalanche XP

This thread is total garbage!! Kurt is one of best RC dealers on the planet!! The guy is totally into his RCbusiness, knows his stuff, will talk to you all night long (if you let him) :Dand is...
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 08-15-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Custom bodies

Yes, paint the inside of the shell.. Make sure it's clean by using a mild soap/water solution to remove any grease or release agent.. Also using paint made for lexan will adhere the best..
Forum: Redcat Racing Support 08-13-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,774
Posted By Mickstix
RE: Shockwave and Tornado

I started with the TornadoS30.. My experience was very good.. Didnt hit any solid objects with it, but it held up fine to cartwheels and jumps gone wrong. lol.  Only real mods it needs to start with...
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