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02-24-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By dustin7837

Not sure what radio you have, but building a...

Not sure what radio you have, but building a "tame" mode with lots of expo and taking the D/R down a bit can really make this twitchy little guy easier to fly. Especially in a small space.
11-18-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By dustin7837

RE: Decent car for a 10 year old?

RC is a great hobby to get a kid into. It is safe, will keep him busy, is reasonably inexpensive compared to many hobbies, and it will teach him some mechanical skills and responsibility. For a 10...
11-18-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By dustin7837

RE: how to keep faskolor from peeling/chipping?

I always let my last coat dry then spray a layer of fascoat to help protect the paint. Works great.
10-13-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,988
Posted By dustin7837

RE: Nitro or Electric ! Frustrating or Comforting ?

Topic has been covered many many times on this forum. Search for "nitro vs electric" and you will find tons of posts.

With Lipos and brushless motors power isn't an issue with either one. Nitros...
Forum: CEN Racing
01-23-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By dustin7837

RE: One way bearing always covered in oil

What fuel are you using? I was originally using "blue thunder" and was having OWBs slip all the time. Eventually someone told me it could be the dye in the fuel and once I switched fuel I haven't had...
03-25-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,263
Posted By dustin7837

RE: superchargers

You are right in that a lot of sleds and quads are boosted. However, there are more than one type of 2-stroke engine design.

The issue with the standard piston port design is that the exhaust...
03-24-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,263
Posted By dustin7837

RE: superchargers

RCU does have a search button... Just FYI...

Like 378 says, a SC won't work on these types of engines because there are no exhaust valves to build up pressure against. All you end up doing is...
03-06-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By dustin7837

RE: Does Nitro Make Your Hands Itch?

As suggested above, it's totally possible that you are allergic to some component of nitro fuel.

Vinyl rubber gloves are cheap and effective.
03-06-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By dustin7837

RE: Dx6i or Dx7?

For $40 more get the 7. No question about it.
02-26-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,238
Posted By dustin7837

RE: Why do they keep making Traxxas trucks?

Because people buy them... Why does any business make a product...

Also, I am assuming that you are talking about the reliant robin... They don't actually roll that much, that was just some Top...
02-03-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
Posted By dustin7837

RE: Yet another

Of those choices, it the Losi Eight 2.0 hands down.

Bashing or racing, get the Losi.
Forum: CEN Racing
02-03-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 38,141
Posted By dustin7837

RE: .28 in a funfactor? oh dear....

My .28 CEN is still one of my favourite RC's and still gets used more often than any of the others. It's wicked fast and I haven't broken any parts in forever.

Thanks to all of you guys for...
Forum: CEN Racing
02-03-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,560
Posted By dustin7837

RE: magnum nx info

Since no one else answered I'll give you a bit of info.

Short version: The spurs from any of cen's 1/10 scale MTs buggies and rally cars will work.

Long version: All of CEN's 1/10 scale...
02-02-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,554
Posted By dustin7837

RE: When is it too cold for a nitro RC?

The Engines are fine in almost any temp as long as the cooling head is protected. Either use a body that doesn't have any holes or by insulating the cooling head.

The only problem is that the...
01-26-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By dustin7837

RE: help

Obviously you want to get all of the dirt and sand out of any moving parts. You can do it by wrapping the engine and electronics in plastic and patiently spraying it with water from a squirt bottle...
01-25-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,462
Posted By dustin7837

RE: 2 Stroke Double the power?

2 strokes are cheaper and rev higher since they don't need any valves or a cam and they fire every time they hit TDC. In small engines they also generally use simpler carburetors.

4 strokes are...
01-23-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By dustin7837

RE: which one?

Whichever one you like best and use more...

AKA savage xl :D
01-23-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By dustin7837

RE: Can you use 10w-30 motor oil for air filter

As above, anything is better than nothing. that being said, go to your local automotive store and buy a bottle of air filter oil for aftermarket automotive air filters. It is a very sticky oil that...
01-20-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,288
Posted By dustin7837

RE: Breaking in and Running Nitro in the cold

30 F is not cold. Nitros CAN be run in much colder ambient than that. But like others have said, it is critical that the engine does get up to it's specified operating temperature. In the ballpark of...
01-20-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By dustin7837

RE: Gluing Gas Tank on Savage

Clean it really well, then just go down to your local automotive store and find an epoxy that is gasoline / alcohol resistant. yes I know that the fuel is actually nitro methane with oil, but any...
01-17-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,635
Posted By dustin7837

RE: can you put a weed eater engine in a 1/8 car

It can be done, but don't just expect to buy a kit to make it fit. You will need to fabricate some parts.

01-12-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By dustin7837

RE: Cold Servo?

Did you leave your battery pack outside? If you did, that is likely what the problem was. Most electronics love cold temps because it reduces resistance (if it's not too humid), but batteries don't...
01-12-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By dustin7837

RE: tips and tricks for racing

Very good advice! Do spend some serious time finding the spring rate / oil wieght / ride height / steering geometry / transmitter settings that work best for YOUR driving style. Be sure to check...
01-12-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By dustin7837

RE: Its 2:10 am, and cant sleep so heres my Savage X

You broke it before it was even dirty....

GOOD JOB! :D That's how it's meant to be used, not just sitting on a shelf.
01-12-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By dustin7837

RE: how tuff is Cen mini madness ?

My problem with the MM is that the plastic they used is different from any of my other RC's. It is very brittle and has no flex. Also, the shocks are "friction shocks" so it really just bounces...
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