Notices
HPI Monster Truck Forum Talk about HPI monster trucks here. The infamous Savage 21, SS, .25 or any other HPI MT. You can optionally discuss HPI in our general MT discussion forum if you prefer.

NEW design roto backplate

Old 09-14-2008, 03:59 PM
  #1  
youie
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
youie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: lancs, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 288
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default NEW design roto backplate

Anyone have an idea whats different about this roto backplate and what the three adjustments are?

Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Us53396.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	73.9 KB
ID:	1033338  
Old 09-14-2008, 04:47 PM
  #2  
black mamba
Senior Member
 
black mamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hickory Hills, IL
Posts: 5,388
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: NEW design roto backplate

The adjustments just allow you to "clock" the wand hole for better access. For the Savage, you will need the wand hole to be on the left side of it.
Old 09-14-2008, 04:54 PM
  #3  
-SomeGuy-
Senior Member
 
-SomeGuy-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Montreal, QC, CANADA
Posts: 3,739
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: NEW design roto backplate

Maybe cuz Im looking at it with a savage point of view but I cant help wonder whats the advantage of being able to rotate the socket like that? Does look cool though...
Old 09-14-2008, 05:18 PM
  #4  
black mamba
Senior Member
 
black mamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hickory Hills, IL
Posts: 5,388
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: NEW design roto backplate

To fit more applications.
Old 09-14-2008, 07:24 PM
  #5  
Mule5292
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Florence, NJ
Posts: 136
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: NEW design roto backplate

i think once you get dirt in there won't roate as well
Old 09-14-2008, 09:50 PM
  #6  
SportsFans
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Elmira, NY
Posts: 1,187
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: NEW design roto backplate

I had that one and it blow out the side a couple of months ago. Though I was using it to start a new Picco P3 with it's tight pinch. The regular back plate got me thru those frustrating beginning day's of breakin.
it cracked right along this line.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Ec88594.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	179.9 KB
ID:	1033608  
Old 09-14-2008, 10:01 PM
  #7  
SAVAGEJIM
Senior Member
 
SAVAGEJIM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Torchy the Fiery Fast RC Turtl
Posts: 10,544
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: NEW design roto backplate


ORIGINAL: -SomeGuy-

Maybe cuz Im looking at it with a savage point of view but I cant help wonder whats the advantage of being able to rotate the socket like that? Does look cool though...
For aftermarket engines, headers, and pipes. Some pipes and headers come out closer or further from the right TVP so that the angle of roto back plate needs to be adjusted to the roto wand can get to it properly.

I am curious if thewse things can be locked once in a desired position. The torque can cause the position of these things to come out of desired postion oif they are just free-floating between the back plate and that plastic cover.
Old 09-14-2008, 10:58 PM
  #8  
SportsFans
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Elmira, NY
Posts: 1,187
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: NEW design roto backplate

Yes there grooved position setting so when you tighten it down against the back engine plate it locks it into position, but remember this is nylon (plastic) we're talking about.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.