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Old 06-12-2007, 09:14 PM   #3661
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Hey Aaron

I was wondering if you could tell what size of crank case bearings I need for the Platinum Draked .21 engine? Mine are currently fine but I was thinking about getting some TKO ceramics to be safe. Also where is a good place to buy these bearings from?

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Old 06-13-2007, 05:46 AM   #3662
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Whats up Aaron?
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:26 PM   #3663
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Thanks man! I have follow your recommendation and I have not had any problems yet. 1 gallon on the RTR already. The radio trey still flexes when going both ways, but I don't think it is going to be a issue for the servo.

- And with the servo horn remove, the RTR servo doesn't buzz
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:33 PM   #3664
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birkett - Sorry it took so long. I think they're 7x19x6 and 14x25.5x6.

Homer - Not much. Getting a little older, but still having fun.

kma - It's just important to make sure the servo isn't trying to rotate further than its mechanical limitations (pulling the carb too far, pushing the brakes too hard) and stalling. Try checking how hot your servo is after a few minutes of running your car. If it's really hot, you're probably over-stressing your servo.
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:52 AM   #3665
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Also I was wondering if you could tell me where to get a rebuild kit for the Draked .21 as Horizon doesnt seem to offer them. Or if they do and just dont have them listed.

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Old 06-14-2007, 12:19 PM   #3666
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did you post your starting set up on here if not could you so i can compare it to mine


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Old 06-14-2007, 02:46 PM   #3667
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birkett - I'm not sure which distributors and hobby stores might have them. You can order replacement parts through Trinity here:

http://www.teamtrinity.com/shop/engi...lat122128.html

Mark - For the 8IGHT buggy? I run the stock setup with the following changes:

- 54's with 40 in the front
- 56's with 27.5 in the rear
- 4-A rear camber link
- 3/3 rear block
- Hubs all the way back (not sure if that's stock or not)
- 27mm front ride height 29mm rear ride height
- 95mm front shock length, 105-106mm rear shock length
- 13T bell
- Gold springs on blue aluminum shoes, black springs on carbon shoes
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:50 PM   #3668
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Aaron, have you tried 55/32.5 in the front? If yes, how did you like it? I am running that and I find the car can be pushed in the rough a little better. I changed from 54's in front and 55's in rear at the same time though.
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:56 PM   #3669
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I haven't changed anything in my front shocks. I had been running 55's with 32.5 in the rear for a while. I tried 56's/27.5 on a rough track that caused the car to kick, and really liked it.

My first adjustment to the front end would probably be a little more negative camber on a rough track, or moving to the top camber link hole in the shock tower to make the car easier to drive.
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Old 06-15-2007, 03:20 AM   #3670
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I measured the temperature of my server after running yesterday. It was around 100 F - 120 F on my 8ight rtr. Is this way to hot?
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Old 06-15-2007, 03:42 PM   #3671
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No way. 100-120 degrees is barely warm to the touch! Haha.

I'd imagine that if your servo is only that warm after running your car, you'll be in the clear. I've temped my servos around 160 or higher and they've been fine. If the servo is stalling, it will get much hotter than that.
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Old 06-16-2007, 03:07 AM   #3672
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Hi Aaron,what sort of setup would you run for my local track?
Heres a little vid,its very loose and dusty as you will see.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9LL7Sd8MMg
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Get those guys to water that track for cryin' out loud!
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:38 AM   #3675
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That looks like it'd be a really nice track if they'd lay some water down.
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