R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-16-2013, 12:14 AM   #5971
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 359
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ncpantherfan View Post
I was reviewing the set up sheet you linked and I didn't see a droop setting.
Is there a kit of spacers I can order? Part number please.
Also, what would 500 wt shock fluid be in standard 40-50 wt oil?

Where can I find touring car set ups for dummies?
The hudy setup book is probably one of the best places to start:
http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...p?prod_id=1281

The stuff written by Martin Crisp is really good as well: http://www.xxxmain.com/bookz.shtml

Digital versions of the latter are available for iOS and Android.
silencery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 07:08 AM   #5972
Tech Adept
 
NItrox416's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 168
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Typeone View Post
I have the works shocks for the 417 what exactly would I need to make them into short shocks? And could I use the stock shock towers or would I need to buy some Raceberry short shock towers?
You could try to lower your stock shock towers cutting the lower screw hole
and shortening the turnbuckle on the shock piston. I manage to reach a length of 55mm. I tried this on my 416 and it works well.

A question with the raceberry towers how long have to be the shocks?
Attached Thumbnails
Tamiya TRF417-img_6927-2-.jpg  
NItrox416 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #5973
Super Moderator
 
Grizzbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sand Springs, OK
Posts: 2,990
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by c2tcardin View Post
First off I have to say thanks, I've been reading through this discussion for a little while now and I've learned a lot. I'm just getting into racing and decided to (hopefully not foolishly) start off with a high end kit rather than going through kit after kit wasting money along the way. I just built the TRF417 kit with the Diff II and I have a few questions.
I switched out the Spur gear for a Kimbrough Precision 90T 64 pitch (KIM228) and a Robinson Racing Aluminum Pinion 45T 64 Pitch (RRP4345). This I read would give me a 3.88 ratio which would be ideal with the 17.5 Tekin motor I was planning on using. From a suggestion I read on here I had to drill out two holes in the Spur to get the pulleys to attach to it. The issue is i'm getting gear noise and I've tried adjusting the gap between them from tight to pretty wide and I still get the gear noise. Is this an issue with my gear choices, using a combination of metal pinion and plastic spur, or is it even an issue at all?
I'll be running the car on carpet (hopefully really soon) at an indoor track, then I'm sure I'll have all sorts of set up questions.

I've already noticed some Diff Oil leaking so I took it out tonight and tightened the screws further. I've read a lot of different rebuild options but wanted to get another consensus here, it sounds like everyone uses the Kyosho "O" rings but does everyone switch to metal gears or stick with the plastic? If you switch to metal does this mean using grease instead of oil in the Diff? Also where do you get the metal parts and the paper gaskets?

I'll leave it to those questions for now so as not to overload this post. LOL
Well, for spurs, I've tried the Kimboroughs (& noticed a similar sound)but had just accepted it for a long time, but have since switched to these: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Spur-Gear-96T & have been much happier, they fit well, & are a LOT quieter(at least they seem that way to me). As for the gear diff, I know I'm in the minority, but I just built mine VERY carefully & used a LOT of Associated green slime on all the gaskets & o-rings(with the plastic gears) & honestly, mine has not lost a single drop of oil that I can tell, & I built it back in Feburary. It's worked VERY well for me... Oh, & as for where to get spare parts, I usually go here: http://www.speedtechhobbies.com/inde...74_110_122_145 , my local shops can't or won't order them for me, so Speedtech has been my best bet....
__________________
Bob Seay
Tamiya TRF417, TA05v.2, TRF211XM, M-05ver.2R, XRAY X12
Go Pokes!!!
Grizzbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #5974
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Springfield OHIO
Posts: 524
Trader Rating: 1 (67%+)
Send a message via AIM to racer034life
Default

Where is a good place for spare parts
__________________
Sold All my R/c car stuff to by a zx-14, Access Hobbies, CRC, ARC,
racer034life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 10:31 PM   #5975
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central CA
Posts: 157
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by racer034life View Post
Where is a good place for spare parts
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/parts...arts_p_id=1447
__________________
Richard G.

Tamiya...
dizope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #5976
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 129
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Grizzbob
Thanks! I'll give the Yokomo spur gear a try. I haven't seen any leaks on the diff since tightening it further so hopefully that will fix it. Just in case I ordered some of the Kyosho P5 "O" rings too.
Cheers, Jeff
__________________
Cheers, Jeff
c2tcardin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 12:50 PM   #5977
Tech Fanatic
 
Typeone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Fresno,Ca
Posts: 781
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

Has anybody tried the Spec R front spool with spring steel cups. I see that it has cut outs to take off some of the aluminum that the stock 417 spool has. Also I like it cause it seems lighter meaning less rotating mass but before I pick one up I want to hear your opinions about it.
__________________
TRF101/Tamiya F104-V2/ TRF Tamiya 417/ Smokem FX chassis & V7 conversion/ Speed Passion/ Sweep Racing/ Futaba/ SMC
Typeone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 01:28 PM   #5978
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central CA
Posts: 157
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Can I get some examples of how you guys are mounting your fans?
__________________
Richard G.

Tamiya...
dizope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #5979
Tech Master
 
OnRDPassion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West LA
Posts: 1,185
Trader Rating: 54 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dizope View Post
Can I get some examples of how you guys are mounting your fans?
I use double stick tape directly to the chassis right behind the motor for mine. I will post a pic a little later today.
__________________
Jay Williams
Xray RX8 2014
RC America - Protoform Racing - KO Propo USA - Kevco Racing / Picco EDO Modified - Byrons Fuels
OnRDPassion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 01:46 PM   #5980
Tech Fanatic
 
Typeone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Fresno,Ca
Posts: 781
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

What's up Richard, I place my fan pretty close to the suspension mount with double sided tape, but it's cause I'm running a R1 Wurks blower fan. What kind of fan did u get?
Attached Thumbnails
Tamiya TRF417-image.jpg  
__________________
TRF101/Tamiya F104-V2/ TRF Tamiya 417/ Smokem FX chassis & V7 conversion/ Speed Passion/ Sweep Racing/ Futaba/ SMC
Typeone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 01:46 PM   #5981
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 129
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dizope View Post
Can I get some examples of how you guys are mounting your fans?
I can see about uploading a pic of mine tonight but it may serve as an example of how not to do it. I'm hoping others will post pics too so I can see how far off I am. I only put it on last week at the suggestion of the guy at the local track here so I'm curious to see if I'm right or not.
__________________
Cheers, Jeff
c2tcardin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #5982
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central CA
Posts: 157
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

When you guys say double sided tape, are you talking soft servo tape or industrial style double sided tape?

Tim, I got a Team Powers 40x40mm fan a few months ago but have yet to install it. The fan doesn't really have a flat edge so I think I'm going to replace it. I like that R1 fan you just posted but they are out of stock from TQ.

http://www.team-powers.com/index.php...&subcategory=7
__________________
Richard G.

Tamiya...
dizope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 02:32 PM   #5983
Tech Master
 
sohlman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Outside NYC
Posts: 1,728
Trader Rating: 88 (100%+)
Default

Use a WTF fan from Side Piece Racing with 3M exterior weather-resistant double-sided tape...gray w/red liner.

http://shop.awesomatixusa.com/wild-turbo-fan.html
__________________
Steve Sohl
sohlman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 02:33 PM   #5984
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central CA
Posts: 157
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Tim, I think I'm going to order a few of these:

http://www.superiorhobbies.com/istar...id=SRCFAN30!SH
__________________
Richard G.

Tamiya...
dizope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 04:22 PM   #5985
Tech Master
 
vivo quevas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central, Ca.
Posts: 1,033
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dizope View Post
Can I get some examples of how you guys are mounting your fans?
Richard Im not able to post a picture but I could build you a lexan fan holder. It is more like a housing fan shroud that forces are into the motor. You can screw your fan directly to the shroud. Let me know.
__________________
Tamiya/Exotek EXO6 USGT, Tamiya TB03 GT3, Exotek FR1V2
Roche Rapid 1/12, XRay Speed Merchant WGT
http://localrcracing.freeforums.org/
HobbyTown Fresno, Ca. McAllister Racing, Visa/MasterCard's
"Take an early lead and extend it".(Fast Eddie Janis)
vivo quevas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saudi Arabia RC Club grizzle Manila Racers 6558 01-06-2017 09:50 AM
Tamiya TRF415 JDM_DOHC_SiR Electric On-Road 21094 03-10-2016 12:02 PM
Tamiya TRF416 / TRF416WE / TRF416X academygaz Electric On-Road 10619 01-01-2015 04:36 PM
Tamiya TA05 IFS rcforum Electric On-Road 1132 12-18-2014 06:19 AM
"Ask" Jilles Groskamp Tamiya 416 & 417, Team Orion Motors JGH Electric On-Road 1996 05-27-2014 07:28 AM



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 05:27 AM.


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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0