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Old 07-13-2007, 12:52 AM   #331
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I am planning to try a stiffer spring. Using bronze, the servo saver will still stay smooth even with the stiffer spring, and will help to stop wheel flop when steering around bumpy corners. The servo that I am using has metal gears and will not have an issue with a high strength servo saver.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:28 AM   #332
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Give out a price on those. I'll take two. I was going to start machining up so carbon fiber top plates. I jut have to find time to do it. Time is hard to come by working 2 jobs.
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First I want to know if they work like I want them to work.
Then I will post a price. I think it will be about 10 euro ex shipping. But if there are alot of people who want them I will even reduce the price. It is ex shipping.
Now let us all be patiance, the part is shipped to Madhacker. So in a few days it should be there and then he can test it. If its OK I will machine some more fore al U Hellfire loving people.

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Old 07-13-2007, 08:07 PM   #334
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Thanks Hellsavage, I'll keep my eye on the mail box at the post office!
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:13 PM   #335
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Today I had my first full day's outing with my Hellfire and it hasn't disappointed. I'm still running it a little rich to be safe but it flies pretty well. The track today was damp and the Nubz worked fine, even after a passing storm in the afternoon!

Problem report...the servo horn that came with the kit stripped after an early hard landing. So I replaced it with the one that came with the Ace servo which, even though was made of plastic, had a metal reinforcement ring. That worked well for the rest of the day. Also I slackened the servo saver a little so hard knocks were more forgiving. If anyone can work out a way of adjusting this without needing to remove the servo I've love to hear it!
The engine also got shunted slightly sideways after another bad landing and unmeshed the gears. I wasn't aware but I probably didn't tighten down the screws enough. This was quickly rectified using the old paper "between the gears" installation trick and extra threadlock on the screws.

Overall I suffered a few cartwheels and forward flips but the car just kept on ticking which was great. Car has great power coming out of turns and enjoys the table top jumps. Still plenty of potential for tuning in, looking forward to it already!
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Glad to hear you had a good time today with it.
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:21 PM   #337
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I've been finding that I have to use some CA glue on the lower shock mount screws. They tend to want to back out. I lost one last race.
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I have also had lower shock screws work thier way lose, loctite solved that problem. Had the inner bearing on the rear diff pinion gear fail this weekend. Pushed the center race right out of it. This allowed the pinion gear to move forword and lose contact with the ring gear tearing up the teeth on it. Anyone else having issues with ring and pinion gears?
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I have also had lower shock screws work thier way lose, loctite solved that problem. Had the inner bearing on the rear diff pinion gear fail this weekend. Pushed the center race right out of it. This allowed the pinion gear to move forword and lose contact with the ring gear tearing up the teeth on it. Anyone else having issues with ring and pinion gears?
Nope. Mine have been rock solid.
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Mine are ok so far. Knock on press wood. I was hoping RPM would make some arms but I don't think thats going to happen. Truck isn't that popular.
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Mine are ok so far. Knock on press wood. I was hoping RPM would make some arms but I don't think thats going to happen. Truck isn't that popular.
Yeah, RPM arms would be nice! I've broken two front lower arms thus far, both from crashing on the landing of the 30' triple at our local track.
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Very nice track
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To say something about the arms. To me I think the arms are strong but I always seem to break the bulkhead itself and the arms are fine after a crach.
So I would love some alu bulkheads.

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Old 07-20-2007, 06:59 PM   #344
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Very nice track
Thanks man. We've been trying to get it improved to the point where we can attract a larger regional series race to our track. We still need to put water in, but we've got a much improved track surface over previous years, and a way bigger driver's stand.
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Awesome, where you located? Maybe some day I can come check out the track. Man water in there, that will be funny who ever land in it lol
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