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Old 02-11-2006, 10:45 AM
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i just read in som1 post that he said all he had to do ws 'lock the diff' and then start drifting.. what does that mean?... i kno a lot about stadium trucks but I am completely new to drifting... so b easy on the terms...
Old 02-11-2006, 12:43 PM
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ok ne1 know?.... here is a list of vocabulary that i dont know:

1) ESC
2) ABS (what does it stand for, i know somthn w/ tires)
3) locking the diff.
4) speed control
5) conns (somthing to do w/ sodering or motor somthing)
6) how do motors work..(the lower the turn the faster and the higher the turn the more torque?)

please som1 help me...

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ORIGINAL: *_Torque_*

ok ne1 know?.... here is a list of vocabulary that i dont know:

1) ESC
2) ABS (what does it stand for, i know somthn w/ tires)
3) locking the diff.
4) speed control
5) conns (somthing to do w/ sodering or motor somthing)
6) how do motors work..(the lower the turn the faster and the higher the turn the more torque?)

please som1 help me...

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OK bud, here's the answers:
1) Electronic Speed Control

2) Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene - is a polymer, if you really need to know more try here http://www.matweb.com/reference/abspolymer.asp

3) Numerous ways to do this depending on your diff:
a) ball diffs can either be tightened up solid (not my preferance) or remove the 3mm balls in the spur gear and place a composite washer (or try it without) between the plastic gear and the thrust washers, then tighten the diff
b) geared diffs can just be clogged up with paper or blutac or really really REALLY thick grease
c) do away with the diffs altogether and get spools which are just solid axles that you mount the spur gear to

4) speed control (or ESC) is how you get power from the cells to the motor and steering servo

5) conns or connectors is the way to connect battery and motor wires can be connected to the ESC. The alternative is hardwiring (soldering) which pro drivers prefer as it is more efficient. The best conns are deans, corally or andersen powerpole

6) 27 turn motor has more torque (accelerating ability) than a 17 turn motor, but the 17 turn motor turns at a higher revs and therefore has a higher top speed. Motors with a high number of turns (e.g. 27T) tend to run for longer on the track than say a 17T motor

Hope this helps dude
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Default RE: lock the diff...

yeah it helps a lot.... but last question... if i got the tt01 which would b the best way toi lock the diff (diff= differentials?)? and whats the purpose of doing this?
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u have a picture of what it looks like
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Don't have pics but it's a ball diff. Try wrenching on the outdrive adjustment screw 1st to tighten it up then try it out, then back it off so it's nice and smooth then try that, then make your own mind up which you prefer

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All I did was throw some PVC pipe around the wheels and drifted perfectly in my TL-01!
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well a lot of my friends now r telling me to buy a nitro car but i cant make up my mind.. its driving me crazy!![:@]
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woah holy hell just locked my rear diff its soooooooo much better im really getting the hang of this drift thing thanks u guys[8D]
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How do you lock the diff in a TL-01?......Iam stuck........I WANT TO DRIFT!!!!!!!!!
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If I were you I wouldnt worry bout lockin the difff you might want speed later on then you have to take it out and remove all that putty .
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Default RE: lock the diff...

To Lock a TT-01 or TL-01 Diff, Open the Diff and Cram it full of Play Dough or Blu Tac.
You need to Stop the Planataries from Spinning as RC Drift -UK said Turns it into a Spool ie: Locking the Diff.

What are the Advantages??

It Allows the Tail to become more "Live" The Rear end will tend to swing out more as now Both Wheels recieve the same power at the same time.
allowing Traction to be broken more easily and allowing you to initiate Drift Alot Easier..
Since the Diff no longer allows the wheels to spin at different Speeds, High Speed Turn in is sacrificed but Hardly noticeable.
Locking the Rear Diff CAN Cure the Understeer problem and Torque steer problems TT-01's suffer from.

We do not recommend Locking the Front diff as this can lead to under steering on Tight cornereing
making it Harder for Track work..

Before Locking the Rear Diff make Sure You have the Following Mods Already done.
1. Alloy Prop shaft (TT-01's)
2. Full Bearing Kit ( Both TL-01's and TT-01's)
3. A Tamiya Sports Tuned Motor or a motor no lower then 17x2T
4. PVC/ABS Tyres these make a BIG difference to your slide ability
5.a Smooth Surface to slide on.. a Course surface has more friction which is the Enemy of the Slide...


As For Your Problem..

if you want to Slide, Go Electric if you want out of the Box Speed go Nitro..

As For Spartans Comment...
Thats the Beauty of a Blu Tac or playdough locked diff, If you dont like it, you can pullit out, Clean and Regrease unlike a Hot Glue or JB Welded Diff.




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