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Old 06-15-2008, 11:00 AM   #7111
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I would like to run a larger clutch bell (over 16) with the losi cluch set up but they dont make a bell over 16!! does anyone know of a bell thats over 16 that will work with the losi set up or does anyone know of a cluch setup that will work on a 8ight? thanks for any info
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:42 PM   #7112
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OFNA #10040 works perfect for the 8ight. It has the extended step to mount the shoes up on. With this I matched 2 7075 alum shoes with 1.0 OFNA copper springs and 1 carbon shoe with the same spring. For a clutch bell I used the OFNA 17T - 18T with standard bearings. I know everything was in the right location because I used the Losi special washer for the end of the clutch. Yep...The teeth were in just the right spot once the engine was mounted.
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Old 06-15-2008, 04:00 PM   #7113
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thanks Tex1
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:24 PM   #7114
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question. how do i adjust the brakes? i have been reading through this thread and found that i needed to make some changes to reduce servo/rx mount flex. so i adjusted the servo arm where it will be straight in line with the servo...no more humming sound. but now, with the throttle in the neutal position, the brakes are locked...i have to give it a little throttle to release the brakes. how do i adjust the brakes so they arent locked when at neutral throttle?
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Old 06-15-2008, 06:33 PM   #7115
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nevermind that question...i was looking through the owner's manual to answer that question and it didnt show. i did find a separate several pages that helped me though. all better now.
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I have a question
Has anyone heard any problems about the new "heavy Duty" diffs?
I just went through and swapped out all 3 diffs with "HD" diffs...
This weekend on their first race I blew the HELL outa my center diff...
Inside parts were on the outside!
Crazy huh?
I never had a lick of problems with the old "Light duty" diffs....

I am thinkin of throwing in an aluminum center diff...

Any ideas?
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:02 AM   #7117
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heya everyone

just a quick question. I'v stripped one of my motor screws that areunder the chassis. is there any way of getting it out with out cutting it or drilling it out ????
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:22 AM   #7118
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MaTt 93,
The only thing I know of doing is to take a Dremel with a cut off wheel and slot the head of the screw and try to turn out the screw with a flat screwdriver. You will probably ding the washer the screw is in, but not the chassis. Did you use any locktite on the screw? That screw takes a 3/32 (4-40) driver and usually are tuff to strip if the driver is all the way in the screw head.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:14 AM   #7119
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hmm thanks might just have to do that
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:54 AM   #7120
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I have a question
Has anyone heard any problems about the new "heavy Duty" diffs?
I just went through and swapped out all 3 diffs with "HD" diffs...
This weekend on their first race I blew the HELL outa my center diff...
Inside parts were on the outside!
Crazy huh?
I never had a lick of problems with the old "Light duty" diffs....

I am thinkin of throwing in an aluminum center diff...

Any ideas?

what condition were the bearings in ?
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:33 PM   #7121
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I was running laps on Sunday, it was the end of the day. I tried to clear the triple and came up an inch short, it smacked the crest of the third jump, sent me up in the air and I flopped and landed upside down. Immediately everything died. Engine and radio signal. The marshal brought it over to me and was temping it while he walked over. He said he was surprised it was only 176F because it SMELLED hot. Then after handing it to me, he realized it was smoking, grabbed it from me, threw it down on the ground, pulled the body off, opened the battery compartment and my battery had shorted out and melted the shrink wrap. The batteries were hissing and venting.

We determined that it shorted out because it was rubbing around inside the compartment all day long. That dreaded screw in the bottom of the compartment.

I assume I'm not the first to have this happen.

What's the best way to stop this ever happening again? I've heard lexan in the bottom as well as foam padding will stop it?

Also, if I were to switch to the Losi Lipo pack, what would I need? Presently I have a Super Brain 977. Would it be battery, reg. and balancer?
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heya everyone

just a quick question. I'v stripped one of my motor screws that areunder the chassis. is there any way of getting it out with out cutting it or drilling it out ????
You could also try EZ Outs. They are screw extractors. Craftsman makes a set but I'm not sure how small their's goes.
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what condition were the bearings in ?
Brand new bearings!
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I have a question
Has anyone heard any problems about the new "heavy Duty" diffs?
I just went through and swapped out all 3 diffs with "HD" diffs...
This weekend on their first race I blew the HELL outa my center diff...
Inside parts were on the outside!
Crazy huh?
I never had a lick of problems with the old "Light duty" diffs....

I am thinkin of throwing in an aluminum center diff...

Any ideas?
I have an aluminum diff coming, got it on ebay... That might fix it!
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:09 PM   #7125
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that sucks...i hope it didnt take out anything else important.....as for the battery idea...the 977 will work just fine......and imo balancing isnt the Most important thing when it comes to Rx packs....more so when Racing lipo stick packs..and Discharging at higher then normal rates.....but ya...a blinky is only like 20$ anyways....and to protect the battery i always double shrink wrap the pack and tape up the balancing lead to get it outta the way....i ushally balance every couple months...and ALWAYS pad the battery box.....u can also shave down the screw till its flush with the radio box so u Never have to worry about it puncturing your brand new lipo.
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