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Old 09-22-2007, 02:46 PM   #466
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I have installed new discs fore the brakes and I will figure out my problems whith it next week.
For now a made me a new accupack Pic1
And I have a brand new body fore my HF.
This weekend we have the last race of the year and currently I am 6th.
I hope I can keep my pos but I am not sure.
Its not the car its the driver (Me).
The Hellfire SS is, fore me, one of the best things that has happened the last few years.

Speek to U later

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Old 09-22-2007, 02:56 PM   #467
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\Hmmmm...... My hellfire is approx. 2 years old and I am on my third set of shoes, recently new, and only my 2nd set of discs.......

Man, I would say that it has to be something in the setup..... I run a monster of a motor (RB 928) and have not had that kind of damage.... I run alittle bit of rear brake drag, but other than that, I don't know what setup would have to do with it???
Could it be that some how the discs or brakes stick, and the sudden torque impact is stripping them out???

You got me on this one...........
Serious racers use a fiber disk and metal pads. There are many suppliers.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4499
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:58 PM   #468
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Hahahaha! Are we getting off topic already??? LOL!

Update... I just ordered an Airtronics 94758 from Tower for the Hellfire. I think that .06s transit time and 115 oz in of torque will wiggle the front wheels back and forth fast enough for me!

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDAM5&P=7

You really should have 200+ oz
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:33 PM   #469
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Just got back from a day of trubble.
Blew a rear diff.
Got a runaway du to a loose connector on my throttle.
26th was the best there was.
Since this was the last race I expected to fall down a few places. I did 9th overall on the season out of 50 cars.
I do rc since last feb so its not that bad (for me anyway).
Next year I want more so I have 6 months to make the Hellfire BULLIT PROOF.

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Old 09-24-2007, 09:39 AM   #470
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You really should have 200+ oz
Yeah, if you keep reading, you'll see that I discovered this later on in the thread! LOL!

Thanks for confirming this though!
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:39 AM   #471
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Just got back from a day of trubble.
Blew a rear diff.
Got a runaway du to a loose connector on my throttle.
26th was the best there was.
Since this was the last race I expected to fall down a few places. I did 9th overall on the season out of 50 cars.
I do rc since last feb so its not that bad (for me anyway).
Next year I want more so I have 6 months to make the Hellfire BULLIT PROOF.

mzl Hellsavage
Good job man! I had an issue with my transponder not counting last race, and it dropped me from third overall to 4th... This coming weekend is our last race of the season, so we'll see what happens!
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:04 AM   #472
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fibre disk? i broke one on my firestorm. i would rather have a metal disc and rubber pads..
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\Hmmmm...... My hellfire is approx. 2 years old and I am on my third set of shoes, recently new, and only my 2nd set of discs.......

Man, I would say that it has to be something in the setup..... I run a monster of a motor (RB 928) and have not had that kind of damage.... I run alittle bit of rear brake drag, but other than that, I don't know what setup would have to do with it???
Could it be that some how the discs or brakes stick, and the sudden torque impact is stripping them out???

You got me on this one...........
This is what I run with good results http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2546 I just took the fiberglass out of the mix and just run the metal against them , you will have to file them and bit to make them a tight fit but they are metal reinforced .... P.S. I know what you mean with running BIG power ( RB928 modded ) not that the disks wore out .. but the middle rounded out.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:55 AM   #474
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This is what I run with good results http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2546 I just took the fiberglass out of the mix and just run the metal against them , you will have to file them and bit to make them a tight fit but they are metal reinforced .... P.S. I know what you mean with running BIG power ( RB928 modded ) not that the disks wore out .. but the middle rounded out.
U discribed it as it is the center gets round not the disc sides but the center.
do U actualy use it and it works?
I was thinking of these ones.
http://www.avidrc.com/shop/?action=i...=4&prevstart=0
But if the ones Udiscribe are any better I wil give it a try.

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:32 PM   #475
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Well, we had our big finale race this past weekend. I finished 2nd place overall for the day with the Hellfire. Alas... due to missing the race the prior weekend, I was out of the running for a third place trophy for the season :-(

There's always next year!

Here's a photo of my Hellfire getting some sick air off the big triple jump on the track! Jumping distance on this one is about 35 feet!

The second photo is an example of how NOT to win a race! LOL!
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:14 PM   #476
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So, there's my summer adventure with the Hellfire SS kit... overall, the truck really isn't that bad. Actually, it's pretty darn good! I had some good races, I had some bad races, I crashed, I bashed, I drove hard, I drove soft, I did a lot of learning about chassis tuning, and... in the end the truck gets a high rating from me In summary, if you're a beginner truggy racer, like I was this summer, I feel that this truck is capable of taking you to the A Main. I finished in the top three at our local club races a number of times this summer, and I think that anyone else could do the same with this truck!

Some driver's don't like an ultra stiff chassis, which the Hellfire definitely has. After seeing other trucks with more flexible chassis' break things like gas tanks and such, I am happy with the hellfire's ridgidity. Granted, a softer chassis might help in the traction department, but if you are a beginner racer and crash quite frequently, the soft chassis will most likely hinder you rather than help due to flex and resulting breakage.

So, to all you Hellfire haters out there, go suck on a lemon!
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So, all you Hellfire haters out there, go suck on a lemon!




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I ran in a very short race season...........5 races that didn't really have a class, we just called I totally unlimited. Bring what ever and race it, no limit. Very fun, buggies, truggies, monters, 1/10 scale, and one mini ( and out of a total of 15 people the mini was 13th, beat up MT2 and a E-Maxx). It was the first race season at a new track and still trying to get the word out.

Anyways, this was also my first race season, and I got 2nd. 1st place belonged to a Losi 8 buggy which me and him were easily the two big dogs on the track fighting it out every time.

After the last race of the season and I knew that he beat me.......His car was in the pits and as we came to pick it up......I drove up and RAN IT OVER!!!! But he knew it was all in good fun
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......I drove up and RAN IT OVER!!!! But he knew it was all in good fun
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Hi Guys,
How can I get a hold of one of those Bronze servo savers? My servo saver seems weak and doesn't hold the tires at full lock, but I'm afraid to tighten the spring and have the plastic bind.
Thanks!
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I take that back, I'd like 2 of those Bronze servo savers!

I need one for my brothers Hellfire as well!!!
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