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Old 01-05-2009, 09:43 PM   #1
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I have noticed that some people put what looks like a zip tie on the motor in an aray of colors. What are those things? Is this just for looks or does it serve a purpose. Just curious.
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it help from head of the motor getting sratches on them
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It also helps keep the fins straight, If OR when you take digger, you bust up a few cents of plastic, however, it does add weight, I tend to do it when I build a new buggy, and if the ties break, I do not replace em, cause, it aint new no more!
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I wish I would have known that before I flipped my losi 8 buggy upside down on the pavement. It looked like the buggy went for a water slide and now I have a few gashes on the top of the motor. I only really see the zip ties on a more flattend head though. I am guessing that they do not burn. Is it as easy as just threading zip ties through the cooling plates?
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yes it is
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I used to do that with my 1/8th scale race motors. Its helped the head from breaking off in 60MPH crashes. Those RB C5 Rody motors were like $800.00 a pop, so you did what you could.
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I wish I would have known that before I flipped my losi 8 buggy upside down on the pavement. It looked like the buggy went for a water slide and now I have a few gashes on the top of the motor. I only really see the zip ties on a more flattend head though. I am guessing that they do not burn. Is it as easy as just threading zip ties through the cooling plates?

dont tighten them to hard because you could snap a cooling fin, there pretty fragile once they bend, then they snap so just be care full they dont need to be super tight
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Pinky thanks. Thats great advice.
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Pinky thanks. Thats great advice.
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there are a lot of guys that put zip ties on there heads to keep from scratching it.. i have never put them on mine..
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there are a lot of guys that put zip ties on there heads to keep from scratching it.. i have never put them on mine..
Sure do, I like the extra security....especially on the buggy. I usually come back from a race with one or more missing, so I know that they have done their job. It takes a minute or so to put them on, so why not!!?!
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You can also get little push in plastic button head thingies to do the same thing. I know Mugen sells them and I'm sure others do as well.
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