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Check out the HoBao Hyper TT. Love mine. Got it a...

Check out the HoBao Hyper TT. Love mine. Got it a few years ago (five?) from NitroHouse.com for $180. I think it's going for $220 now. Fully assembled, with wheels and tires, and a clear body shell...
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They may have upped the motor RPM/volt (kv), or...

They may have upped the motor RPM/volt (kv), or upped the pinion on the V3.
Mud guards aren't a problem...get some sheet foam from a craft store and some Shoo-Goo. You can cut the sheet foam to...
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Hi Luco, welcome! Yeah, you're way over geared....

Hi Luco, welcome!
Yeah, you're way over geared. I'd drop the pinion tooth count to 21 and go from there. The ESC should stay below 125F and, properly geared, the motor should run between 125-140...
04-12-2018, 01:00 PM
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Ok, been scratching my head, going, "So he got...

Ok, been scratching my head, going, "So he got the wheel from a garage sale, where'd he get the cabinet?" Then it finally dawned on me: that's a Forza computer game wheel console and peddles! Now...
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There is a certain amount of standardization. ...

There is a certain amount of standardization. Eighth scale rigs use 17mm hexes, and tenth scale uses 12mm. But Traxxas puts a twist on their 17mm hexes where they "facet" the hex that essentially...
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Posted By EXT2Rob

I've heard good things about that Hobbywing...

I've heard good things about that Hobbywing system. Should do you fine.
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Posted By EXT2Rob

Nice find, Rusty!

Nice find, Rusty!
03-17-2018, 10:49 AM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

Sensored motors have an actual sensor on the...

Sensored motors have an actual sensor on the motor, and a multi-wire cable to the ESC that the ESC uses to determine rotor position, where a sensorless system uses an algorithm to "get the motor...
03-17-2018, 10:37 AM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

With a plastic piston inside and aluminum shock,...

With a plastic piston inside and aluminum shock, I would think the piston would wear before the bore of the shock, no?
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Posted By EXT2Rob

Ah, Scott is a HoBao fan. :) I have a HoBao...

Ah, Scott is a HoBao fan. :) I have a HoBao Hyper TT "mini"-truggy and Hyper SCT short course truck. Love them. It's cool having two completely different platforms that share 85% of all their...
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Here's the thing....not all 1/10 scale vehicles...

Here's the thing....not all 1/10 scale vehicles are the same size. I have a Duratrax Evader that is 1/10 scale that I mounted a Tamiya rally car body onto. Had to make my own body mounts for it,...
03-15-2018, 02:25 PM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

Can't do that. The receiver in that car is part...

Can't do that. The receiver in that car is part of the ESC. The Traxxas app only recognizes Traxxas cars, IIUC.
03-15-2018, 02:20 PM
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Those look like pretty typical ball studs. Why no...

Those look like pretty typical ball studs. Why no availability in the UK? Oh... might be the bankruptcy filing of Horizon Hobby. Part supplies getting short I guess. How about HoBao? Losi?
03-15-2018, 02:07 PM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

So what's the effect on performance? Anything...

So what's the effect on performance? Anything really noticeable?
​​​​​ I check my shock fluid every maintenance period and replace it if it's dirty looking.
03-15-2018, 01:02 PM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

Do aluminum shocks wear out?

Something I read got me thinking about this: Do shocks ever wear out? I know shock shafts do, and need replacing, as do guides and seals. But what about the shock body and piston? I mean, they're...
03-14-2018, 01:41 PM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

Having sealed gear diffs, I agree with Bill, get...

Having sealed gear diffs, I agree with Bill, get some diff fluid in the weights he suggests. Have fun man!
03-14-2018, 08:48 AM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

The best RC grease is TrakPower waterproof...

The best RC grease is TrakPower waterproof grease. ...
03-14-2018, 08:32 AM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

That sucks! I'd sure hate to see one of the...

That sucks! I'd sure hate to see one of the better brands go under. Sounds like Hobbico over extended themselves, like GM did with Saturn.
03-14-2018, 08:16 AM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

Well, don't expect to retire early. 😉. It's...

Well, don't expect to retire early. 😉. It's only worth what someone is willing to give you. IMO, RC cars loose value when they've been discontinued because you can't get parts anymore. But...
03-12-2018, 06:56 AM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

That's pretty cool! You don't see Tamiya RTR...

That's pretty cool! You don't see Tamiya RTR cars very often, as they're usually kits.
03-11-2018, 07:56 AM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

Hey Zool, I watched those videos. I think I...

Hey Zool, I watched those videos. I think I understand now.... there are no mechanical issues with the car, it's electrical . That is the exact noise and movement one gets if one of the motor...
Forum: RC Truggy
03-07-2018, 09:47 PM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

And not to put too fine a point on it, but you do...

And not to put too fine a point on it, but you do understand the amount of energy you're dealing with in Lipo batteries, right? These things need to be handled with a certain amount of care. ...
Forum: RC Truggy
03-06-2018, 08:27 AM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

I agree with Rusty about the motor. The longer...

I agree with Rusty about the motor. The longer motor can will give you more torque, and the higher kv number means higher RPM.

The BEC in the ESC is the Battery Elimination Circuit, which...
03-04-2018, 01:08 PM
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Posted By EXT2Rob

Yea...those in-board bearings need love too! ...

Yea...those in-board bearings need love too! Can't forget those. Sounds like that one is shot and needs replacement. Boca Bearings make good RC bearings for reasonable prices. I like their green...
Forum: RC Truggy
03-04-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By EXT2Rob

Mmmm.... can't help you there. Anyone else?

Mmmm.... can't help you there. Anyone else?
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