R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-22-2004, 10:00 AM   #9346
Tech Elite
 
OSherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: o0O In the FishBowl O0o
Posts: 3,151
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

MDawson..

I ran couple packs through a TIR spool on saturday... and that was about it. then it broke...

installed HPI spool for the rest of the weekend... Still looks new... The key to using the HPI Spool (or any aluminum spool) is to keep it lubed up with Anti-wear Grease.. (that grey-ish metal flake stuff)... doesn't take a whole lot.. it is more a matter of where you apply it to... which would be the dog-bone pins and appropriate contact surfaces on the spool....

The HPI spool is really light...


hope this helps...
__________________
•KO Propo America
•EXOTEK
OSherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 10:02 AM   #9347
Tech Elite
 
OSherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: o0O In the FishBowl O0o
Posts: 3,151
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

oops
__________________
•KO Propo America
•EXOTEK
OSherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 11:10 AM   #9348
Tech Elite
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 3,892
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Frank McKinney
I've only used it for one race meeting, about 5 runs and no noticeable wear so far. The thing is so light (it's hollow btw) that you won't want to try a steel spool I'm sure! The weight difference between the actual spool and an epoxied one-way is unbelievable. No one that I know of makes a steel version.

What the hell are you doing up so late anyway? Early start to the racing?
Just returned from SoCal and was trolling the web for info on how to make this purple car a bit faster.

Hope everything is good for you.
__________________
● AWESOMATIX USA ● ABSOLUTEHOBBYZ ● HEBIKI DESIGN WORKS ●
MDawson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 11:39 AM   #9349
Tech Elite
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 3,892
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by OSherman
MDawson..

I ran couple packs through a TIR spool on saturday... and that was about it. then it broke...

installed HPI spool for the rest of the weekend... Still looks new... The key to using the HPI Spool (or any aluminum spool) is to keep it lubed up with Anti-wear Grease.. (that grey-ish metal flake stuff)... doesn't take a whole lot.. it is more a matter of where you apply it to... which would be the dog-bone pins and appropriate contact surfaces on the spool....

The HPI spool is really light...


hope this helps...
Thanks Orlando.

I will pick one up -
__________________
● AWESOMATIX USA ● ABSOLUTEHOBBYZ ● HEBIKI DESIGN WORKS ●
MDawson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 11:40 AM   #9350
Tech Addict
 
Skill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Doncaster, England
Posts: 537
Default

I knew that the spool used 4 holes instead of 3, but I wasn't aware that the gear mounted on the opposite side, thanks for that.

I know someone who ran the spool for the first time at the Winter Series and broke at least 1 set of gears, but he is quite an agressive driver, and he does tend to break quite a few bits anyway.

I was going to do a round or 2 of the Winter Series but me and my dad didn't get our entries in soon enough, although we do go there every other friday night for practice (my most local club runs once every 2 weeks and is just down the road from me).
Skill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 11:56 AM   #9351
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,218
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by OSherman
MDawson..

I ran couple packs through a TIR spool on saturday... and that was about it. then it broke...

installed HPI spool for the rest of the weekend... Still looks new... The key to using the HPI Spool (or any aluminum spool) is to keep it lubed up with Anti-wear Grease.. (that grey-ish metal flake stuff)... doesn't take a whole lot.. it is more a matter of where you apply it to... which would be the dog-bone pins and appropriate contact surfaces on the spool....

The HPI spool is really light...


hope this helps...
well lubed the spool will show minimal wear...

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWH70&P=7

an alternate is using the IRS Pin Cushions made for the TC3 bones.
__________________
HB WCE HARA EDITION CYCLONE: LRP Sphere TC, KO 2363 digital servo.
HB HARA EDITION PRO4: Gone to a new home..

SPEEDTECH|FUTABA|KO|ORION|SPEEDWORLD|HARA
rc-zombies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 12:09 PM   #9352
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,596
Send a message via Yahoo to Doug Gaut
Default

Glad to see you running a Pro4 Mr Dawson!!!!
Doug Gaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 12:32 PM   #9353
Tech Elite
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 3,892
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Doug Gaut
Glad to see you running a Pro4 Mr Dawson!!!!
Thanks Doug. Looking forward to learning the car. After 4 years with TL, the idea of running another chassis is exciting. It brings the fun back into r/c.

After the first night of racing the car feels really comfortable, fast and most of all reactive. I have not driven a shaft car since the early days of the TC3 and was happy to find that this car was well capable of handling good power on a high bite surface.

Ill be trolling the thread a little to catch up on the mods that people have found to be helpful. If there is a FAQ some place - someone let me know.
__________________
● AWESOMATIX USA ● ABSOLUTEHOBBYZ ● HEBIKI DESIGN WORKS ●
MDawson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 12:38 PM   #9354
Tech Elite
 
Jeff Werner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 2,188
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to Jeff Werner
Default

Good to see you running the car Mark. We met at the Portland nats and you were a big help with my losi car...I made the switch after seeing Hara in action that week...lol

Doug is one of our fastest locals and has been running the Pro 4 for awhile...he can help you with some starting info....

Jeff
Jeff Werner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 12:45 PM   #9355
Tech Elite
 
kewdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sneederville, USA
Posts: 3,272
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by MDawson
Thanks Doug. Looking forward to learning the car. After 4 years with TL, the idea of running another chassis is exciting. It brings the fun back into r/c.

After the first night of racing the car feels really comfortable, fast and most of all reactive. I have not driven a shaft car since the early days of the TC3 and was happy to find that this car was well capable of handling good power on a high bite surface.

Ill be trolling the thread a little to catch up on the mods that people have found to be helpful. If there is a FAQ some place - someone let me know.
Another satisfied Pro 4 owner!
__________________
Quinn Moon

Trinity / Epic / Revtech / VBC Racing USA / Mugen Seiki / Hot Race Tyres / SkyRocket Racing / SUPAFAST RC
kewdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 01:20 PM   #9356
Tech Adept
 
Trinity2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 148
Thumbs up

Quote:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWH70&P=7

an alternate is using the IRS Pin Cushions made for the TC3 bones. [/B]
Good point Zombie!! I use those when i ran my TC3 an i still have them, so when i get my HPI spool i change them to my Pro4
Trinity2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 01:27 PM   #9357
Tech Elite
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 3,892
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Jeff Werner
Good to see you running the car Mark. We met at the Portland nats and you were a big help with my losi car...I made the switch after seeing Hara in action that week...lol

Doug is one of our fastest locals and has been running the Pro 4 for awhile...he can help you with some starting info....

Jeff
Hi Jeff.

Haras car was on tilt in Portland. As for help, no worries, I will need some of your Pro4 thoughts now.
__________________
● AWESOMATIX USA ● ABSOLUTEHOBBYZ ● HEBIKI DESIGN WORKS ●
MDawson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 02:07 PM   #9358
Tech Champion
 
RCGaryK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 7,331
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Holy Crap, it's Mark Dawson! With a Pro 4 no less, wow. I'll be interested to see what little tidbits Mark can shed on the Pro 4 chassis.


Ok, I was going to fight it but I just can't.....

Looks like Mark got the shaft
__________________
Site Content Specialist- Surface
HorizonHobby.Com

Horizon Hobby is on YouTube with hundreds of different videos! Visit us at
http://www.youtube.com/HorizonRCdotCom
RCGaryK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 02:55 PM   #9359
Tech Elite
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 3,892
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by RC Driver Gary
Holy Crap, it's Mark Dawson! With a Pro 4 no less, wow. I'll be interested to see what little tidbits Mark can shed on the Pro 4 chassis.


Ok, I was going to fight it but I just can't.....

Looks like Mark got the shaft
No one got the shaft. Gary, I can always count on you to get the story right.

I chose to leave the program, it is a little bittersweet to leave a good team, with a good group of guys, but I wanted to enjoy racing more. They will be just fine.

As for me, I like the challenge. HPI has always been more front and center to racers with strong consumer programs like Tamiya and I have always appreciated that consumer support.

It will be fun being a privateer again. Now I can bug the factory guys with questions
__________________
● AWESOMATIX USA ● ABSOLUTEHOBBYZ ● HEBIKI DESIGN WORKS ●
MDawson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 03:12 PM   #9360
mo
Tech Master
 
mo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,352
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Mark, are you coming back up for the Northwest Carpet champs in a few weeks? Good luck with the Pro4.
__________________
TLR, Spektrum, Tekin, SMC, MO-GRIP, www.factory-rc.com https://www.shapeways.com/shops/MPP
mo 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 10:48 PM.


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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0