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Old 04-21-2016, 06:31 PM   #1006
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So got a nice new proto-form dart body for my car.
this car runs really nice for such a old car
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:50 PM   #1007
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They do run well, very competitive because they are very adjustable. Plus they are rugged. Just get into a shunt with a newer car and see who is still running.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:05 AM   #1008
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Hello everyone,
I just picked up a RTR version off of Craigslist for $65. Came complete with a the AM radio and brushed motor. The guy said he bought it new somewhere around 2001. When I got home and started to tear it down, the belt was pretty much goo. I have it completely torn apart, got my parts on order including a gear adapter made by Fastrax so I have some flexibility on the spur gear. So my question is for bashing, and speed runs ( I have a very large freshly paved parking lot available) what would be a good spur and pinion chouce, and a good brushless setup? I have always run nitro and this is my first electric. Right now the motor is a Trinity Chromium 16t double wound modified that I will run just to get it going. Here is a pic:

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Old 05-25-2016, 09:28 AM   #1009
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Does anyone have a link to the gear adapter on Fastrax? I can't seem to find it on their website.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:35 AM   #1010
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I had to order it from the UK from here:

http://www.end-of-line-rc.com/fastra...?search=ftxs02

There are others out there but they have discontinued for quite a while. I was not even sure if this place had it in stock but they sent me a email saying they shipped it out.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:29 PM   #1011
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I ordered a couple, let's hope they have fast service. I have three of these and a spare chassis. So I will be running them forever.

Thanks again!
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:08 PM   #1012
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I ordered a couple, let's hope they have fast service. I have three of these and a spare chassis. So I will be running them forever.

Thanks again!
I was concerned about parts, but with the amount of spare stuff that shows up on Ebay there definitely is no problem with parts...you just gotta keep an eye out.
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That's what my third car is for, in case it takes a while to find a broken part. I'll just change out the electronics and away I'll go. On the other hand I've been racing one of them for 3 years and have only broken a body post. They are tough.
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:24 AM   #1014
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That's what my third car is for, in case it takes a while to find a broken part. I'll just change out the electronics and away I'll go. On the other hand I've been racing one of them for 3 years and have only broken a body post. They are tough.
Thats good to know. I'n not going to race it, just bash around. Got some of the parts yesterday, hopefully the adapter shows up soon, and it don't take 3 weeks to ship from the UK to the states lol.

Anyway, I'll keep you guys posted on my build progress.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:56 AM   #1015
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Update: installed a Castle Sidewinder V3 with a 5700kv motor. Running 3s.took it out in its madin voyage and ran great. I set the brakes at %50 and reverse at %25. I was applying the brakes and the belt jumped off the tensioner.

This is my first brushless car and my first electric in a long time (everything I have is Nitro.). Also this is my first belt driven car. I've been reading as much as I can the last week since I got my car. Any tips for belt tension and the belt slipping off?
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:59 AM   #1016
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You can set the tension pretty tight to help avoid belt slippage. With that kind of power it almost inevitable though. Those cars were not designed to handle that kind of (3s) power.

I have heard of some different belts being used, but don't have any info on them. You might need to look through this thread. Keep on having fun. Hope you find a way to keep the belt from skipping off.
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I did notice the belt wobbles a little. I'm going to check the spur and diff to see what may be causing it. Really just happens when I hit the brakes
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So the Fastrax spur adapter showed up in the mail yesterday. Installed it and tightened the belt pretty good. The belt wobble seems to have disappeared. One thing that I have noticed is that it is noisy. Removed the motor and when I push the car it is silent. When I put the motor back in and set the gear mesh the car runs loud. So I'm wondering if I have the belt too tight. I have done a lot of googling, can anyone chime in and tell me some good indicators of belt tension? Thank you!
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So the Fastrax spur adapter showed up in the mail yesterday. Installed it and tightened the belt pretty good. The belt wobble seems to have disappeared. One thing that I have noticed is that it is noisy. Removed the motor and when I push the car it is silent. When I put the motor back in and set the gear mesh the car runs loud. So I'm wondering if I have the belt too tight. I have done a lot of googling, can anyone chime in and tell me some good indicators of belt tension? Thank you!
What spur are you using? The one that came with the adapter?
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:05 AM   #1020
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guys, where do you get belts for xxx-s?
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