R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Like Tree35Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-10-2014, 03:21 PM   #5101
Tech Elite
 
rider313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 4,431
Trader Rating: 94 (100%+)
Default

Just installed the B5 plastic caps in my car. Idk if this has been posted but they make the shock length 1mm shorter then when using the stock ball stud cap. So lengthen your shocks to get the same droop.
__________________
Dan Williams
MNRC Chairman
---Xray, RC America, Pro-Line Racing, FX Royal, Hudy, KO Propo, 92zero Designs, Vision Racing Products, RW-Mods, Team Loosenuts, forddesigns.net--- Big Thanks to: Wheel Brokers Track and Shop, Pine City MN~ "Stompy"
rider313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2014, 07:39 PM   #5102
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 719
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Did anyone ever get pictures with the serpent caps? I've been having a lot of cap pop issues and would like to get it wrapped up until the HB caps come out... Unless were expecting them in a week or two.
AMorgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2014, 07:50 PM   #5103
Tech Master
 
snwchris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,452
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

For chassis protectors, check out Stickit1 racing, they have the D413 size. You only need to trim front and rear piece off
snwchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2014, 08:57 PM   #5104
Tech Master
 
big greg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,920
Trader Rating: 119 (99%+)
Default

Nick Vasquez and I have been doing some heavy testing. (More him) but we realized it's very easy to drill the 2 hole pistons to big. It took me 3 tries to get it right, a pilot hole with a number 55 is a must. And be very careful when drilling final hole, it's amazing the difference in the car when the holes are just slightly big. I was able to drop 5 wt in each end and it lands way better and is way more stabil
__________________
Hot bodies d812e tekin T8 1700 rx8 gen 2
Hotbodies d815 o.s. speed Tessman ed
Hb/hpi racing, vp pro usa, Lutz rc, valvenous paint, tekin racing, rc addiction products/nitro pro fuel
Rip bill bridges
big greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2014, 10:13 PM   #5105
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 644
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by big greg View Post
Nick Vasquez and I have been doing some heavy testing. (More him) but we realized it's very easy to drill the 2 hole pistons to big. It took me 3 tries to get it right, a pilot hole with a number 55 is a must. And be very careful when drilling final hole, it's amazing the difference in the car when the holes are just slightly big. I was able to drop 5 wt in each end and it lands way better and is way more stabil
I don't drill my own pistons for this very reason. 1.6 and 1.7mm holes ... going to have to be SUPER precise. Even a little bit of wobble in your drill and they're going to be off.

Are the plans for HB to make 2x1.6 and 2x1.7 pistons? Esp seeing as their team driver has been using pistons with that hole setup
__________________
On-Road - Xray T4'17 / Serpent 4-X / Tamiya Exo6 / Roche P12 & F1 / Schumacher Mi6Evo / Awesomatix A800 / Xpress XQ1
4WD - Kyosho ZX6 / Yokomo YZ4 *** eBuggy - Tekno EB48SL
2WD - AE B5M (XFactory Chassis) / Kyosho RB6 / TLR 22 2.0 / Yokomo YZ2
SCT - Tekno SCT410 / Losi 22SCT 2.0
WagwanBumba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2014, 06:48 AM   #5106
Tech Elite
 
Graham11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 2,019
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Will my XB4 wheels work on my d413?
__________________
Hot Bodies Racing - Team Pro-Line - Maxy's Fuel - LRP - Trinity
Hobby Hut - Trains N Lanes - Mushroom Bowl - LCRC
Graham11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2014, 07:07 AM   #5107
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,304
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graham11 View Post
Will my XB4 wheels work on my d413?
X-ray wheels are 14mm so no they won't work
evolution03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2014, 11:45 AM   #5108
Tech Apprentice
 
bedwell1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 95
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildcat1971 View Post
I am trying to adjust the kickup on the front and want to go 11deg kick lrc. how should they look. like this \_| |_/
I checked my car yesterday to see if I had them correct and I didn't but it drove great and then put them how they were supposed to be and it was even better. Thanks for the clarification!!

Last edited by bedwell1; 10-12-2014 at 06:47 PM.
bedwell1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2014, 04:19 PM   #5109
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Punxsutawney, Pa
Posts: 521
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Will the durango springs fit this?
cripplethreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2014, 05:41 PM   #5110
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 329
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cripplethreat View Post
Will the durango springs fit this?
Nope, to small ID. Tried it today
jpas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2014, 07:40 PM   #5111
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Shawnee, Ks
Posts: 270
Trader Rating: 67 (100%+)
Default

Stripped another spur gear in mine yesterday. Has anyone tried dropping to 60,000 in the center diff to see if this helps alleviate the problem? I caught it right when it happened and I had only lost about 7-10 teeth initially. Tells me this is happening either on hard acceleration, or jolt to the spur on landing with brake on
__________________
"Wow he's really fast isn't he????.....Yeah but he's Stupid"
lyork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2014, 07:49 PM   #5112
Tech Prophet
 
Wildcat1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 16,945
Trader Rating: 81 (100%+)
Default

my spur is holding up great with a 6.5 on high bite. I land on the gas and brake all the time. maybe I am just lucky
__________________
Support: Team Associated | Reedy Motors & ESC's | Sanwa Radios | Avid | Proline Tires
Wildcat1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2014, 09:04 PM   #5113
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Altoona, Pa
Posts: 678
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

I had the chance to run mine for the first time this weekend and after the day of racing...i noticed that the spur had a little wear on the motor side. After looking at the situation...i feel the motor mount needs a 3rd screw in it to prevent it from twisting under acceleration. I had no failures and the car handled great.
lovell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2014, 03:25 AM   #5114
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Belleville, MI
Posts: 4,517
Trader Rating: 53 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to nv529
Default

Which brand and material type pinions are you guys using? Aluminum pinions and Robinson racing steel pinions seem to wear out fast on this car. I've found losi/TLR harden steel pinions to mesh and wear the best. I'm a little over 50 runs on my stock spur. I'm also using cap screws on the motor mount instead of button heads.
__________________
Nick Vasquez
Tekin | Reilly Paint | Dirt Burner Racing | RC Clubhouse| Washtenaw RC Raceway | TARCAR | The Track
nv529 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2014, 03:36 AM   #5115
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Belleville, MI
Posts: 4,517
Trader Rating: 53 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to nv529
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lovell View Post
I had the chance to run mine for the first time this weekend and after the day of racing...i noticed that the spur had a little wear on the motor side.
I've seen the set screw leave witness marks with pinions below 23T when the spur/pinion alignment is off.
__________________
Nick Vasquez
Tekin | Reilly Paint | Dirt Burner Racing | RC Clubhouse| Washtenaw RC Raceway | TARCAR | The Track
nv529 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:01 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net