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Old 08-16-2012, 09:19 AM   #1576
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Any word on the ESC 's you were testing?
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Are those the blue ones?
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I hope so, because I have been told numerous times.

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I can think of one instance blue isn't better. In that circumstance its much better to release. So someone release the news!!
we hope to have the final verdict soon...the testing went well, but with everything the USVTA does, we want to make sure anything added to the rules is the right move for all the racers that currently and in the future race the class. We have to check and double check everything.

And like stated before...this is just test...and like any test, failure can happen

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actually seen it both way, with success

I have mine attached to the body - but then again, I'm using HPI mini trophy driver in mine and he mounts nicely to the inside of the body with some tape
ditto...+1
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:16 PM   #1577
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For those of you using a driver figure, how do you mount them? To the body or to the chassis somehow?
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:35 PM   #1578
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Novak ESC & Novak fan - - -

How do I tighten the female connectors in the fan plug?

The connection is too loose...

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I've tried two different fans / same problem...

Do I spread / pinch the male pins (and hope I don't break anything)?

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Just get / make a Y harness & plug into receiver - the connector is tight when plugged into receiver port.

I still have 1 more fan to install (motor) and I'll need an open spot for a transponder - how may things can I jump off of the receiver?

ALSO - the ESC to receiver connection isn't real tight... Is this a concern?

Is this an option - http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...ber=5721/135.0

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:05 PM   #1579
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Novak ESC & Novak fan - - -

How do I tighten the female connectors in the fan plug?

The connection is too loose...

Attachment 959146

I've tried two different fans / same problem...

Do I spread / pinch the male pins (and hope I don't break anything)?

OR

Just get / make a Y harness & plug into receiver - the connector is tight when plugged into receiver port.

I still have 1 more fan to install (motor) and I'll need an open spot for a transponder - how may things can I jump off of the receiver?

ALSO - the ESC to receiver connection isn't real tight... Is this a concern?

Is this an option - http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...ber=5721/135.0
The newer Novaks use a smaller pin/spacing on the fan plug than the old traditional JST style ones. They call it a "mini JST." I've had some success with spreading the pins and putting a drop of Shoe Goo on the base of the plastic to insure it doesn't come loose, but that is not an ideal solution and I've always worried about breaking off the pin. Some of the aftermarket fans I've bought came with a smaller micro plug that I used to make an adapter and that works better. This could also be adapted...

http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...9.0.0.0?pp=10&
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:01 PM   #1580
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thought i would share this..sorry for the quality...parts tree "z" from tamiya hornet/frog. Has convienent mounting hole on top of the helmet, so a simple screw throught the roof works.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #1581
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #1582
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Novak ESC & Novak fan - - -

How do I tighten the female connectors in the fan plug?

The connection is too loose...

Attachment 959146

I've tried two different fans / same problem...

Do I spread / pinch the male pins (and hope I don't break anything)?

OR

Just get / make a Y harness & plug into receiver - the connector is tight when plugged into receiver port.

I still have 1 more fan to install (motor) and I'll need an open spot for a transponder - how may things can I jump off of the receiver?

ALSO - the ESC to receiver connection isn't real tight... Is this a concern?

Is this an option - http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...ber=5721/135.0
You can pull the pins out of the plug and gently squeeze them together so they grab the male pins tighter. I switch a transponder between two cars so I have to squeeze the female pins every so often and it works well. just don't over do it. I would not try to bend the male pins. its much easier to replace a female end if you mess it up. the male pins on the esc or receiver will be very difficult to repair.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:44 PM   #1583
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I have some of the mini jst pins now and some housings on the way from the UK. Marv, if you want a couple of the pins I can throw them in an envelope and send em out. This way you can replace the worn out pins. Just PM me an address.

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For those of you using a driver figure, how do you mount them? To the body or to the chassis somehow?
I would connect it to the chassis. Their where a few guys traction rolling at nationals (Mario helped me with this before nats) so i told them to remount their driver to the chassis and fixed the problem . These cars weigh to much as is ,so why put even more weight up high.
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I have some of the mini jst pins now and some housings on the way from the UK. Marv, if you want a couple of the pins I can throw them in an envelope and send em out. This way you can replace the worn out pins. Just PM me an address.

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Is anyone using a heat sink/fan on their 25.5 with a thermal compound media like Arctic Silver?
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The newer Novaks use a smaller pin/spacing on the fan plug than the old traditional JST style ones. They call it a "mini JST." I've had some success with spreading the pins and putting a drop of Shoe Goo on the base of the plastic to insure it doesn't come loose, but that is not an ideal solution and I've always worried about breaking off the pin. Some of the aftermarket fans I've bought came with a smaller micro plug that I used to make an adapter and that works better. This could also be adapted...

http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...9.0.0.0?pp=10&
Thanks for the info!

I don't want to screw up he ESC pins - I haven't even set it up yet...
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convienent mounting hole on top of the helmet, so a simple screw throught the roof works.
That's got to hurt! I can hear the driver screaming

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thought i would share this..sorry for the quality...parts tree "z" from tamiya hornet/frog. Has convienent mounting hole on top of the helmet, so a simple screw throught the roof works.
If I had the ability I would make an interior tray for USGT or VTA that would have a roll cage with a fire extinguisher on the bar. It would have Sparco seats in it and the driver figure from the Wild Willy jeep. Lighted dash and anything else I can think of.
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My S2 RTR is now VTA ARR...

There's a few minor tinks and the itintial setup adjustments to make & then it's judgement day.

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