R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-22-2004, 09:51 PM   #946
Tech Apprentice
 
Billy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Riverside Ca
Posts: 81
Default PM

Casper you have a PM
Billy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2004, 10:03 PM   #947
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 114
Default

alright thx aaron i have to take of my motor and everything still so ill try that. anyother thing it took me like 6 hours to put diff oil in the diff and put it all back togethor. it leaks out the sides of the diff were the universale things come out. and it seems like greace is coming out. is there like anyother way i can like get all the oil out and regreace it faster? its on a s-maxx or does anyone else know. thx
vengeanceballa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2004, 10:05 PM   #948
Tech Regular
 
beetlebz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 452
Send a message via AIM to beetlebz
Default

that was my thought too casper, but thanks for confirming it
beetlebz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2004, 11:42 PM   #949
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

Casper - That was DIALED.

I always stop my truck by hitting the flywheel.

balla - Are there o-rings that you may be missing? I'm not too familiar with Traxxas diffs but I'll look at some at work tomorrow.

Your best bet would probably be to head to a Maxx-specific board, like MaxxTraxx.
__________________
Aaron Waldron - LiveRC
www.liverc.com
Aaron Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 01:23 AM   #950
Tech Regular
 
beetlebz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 452
Send a message via AIM to beetlebz
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Aaron Waldron
Casper - That was DIALED.
yeah it was pretty detailed and accurate too.

seriously though, you were right on casper. i havnt run the car in about 5 days and sure as crap, i just checked and the glow plug is dead as a door nail. gah!

aaron, what do you do to your car after you stop the flywheel that keeps the glow plugs from dying?
beetlebz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 03:13 AM   #951
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 159
Send a message via ICQ to elvo
Default

beetle - ALWAYS put the piston in the BDC (bottom dead center). So the plug can cool down.
elvo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 06:15 AM   #952
Tech Elite
 
mafiaracers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: West Linn, Oregon
Posts: 3,759
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to mafiaracers Send a message via MSN to mafiaracers
Default

Thanks Casper....that was perfect!
__________________
Chris Woods

MAFIA MOTORSPORTS
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-items-sale-trade/168239-pit-board.html

TEAM WAVE
www.teamwaveonline.com

TQ Racing Wire
www.tqracing.com
mafiaracers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 08:25 AM   #953
Tech Prophet
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Orange, Ca
Posts: 17,663
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

I should copy all the writing and put it on my web site if it was that good!
Casper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 11:08 AM   #954
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

elvo - That is just a safety precaution for the engine; it allows the piston to be out of the way when the sleeve is cooling down and contracting.

beetle - Nothing special..I just run good fuel :-)

ghostman - I thought it was that good!
__________________
Aaron Waldron - LiveRC
www.liverc.com
Aaron Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 11:21 AM   #955
Tech Prophet
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Orange, Ca
Posts: 17,663
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Aaron-- When you going to practice for the Reedy? I will not get up there until Fri morning so I want to know how the track is.
Casper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 11:45 AM   #956
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

I'm going up there this Saturday to check out the track and get the layout down, and then I'll be up there Tuesday night for the rest of the week.
__________________
Aaron Waldron - LiveRC
www.liverc.com
Aaron Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 08:08 PM   #957
Tech Adept
 
Gary Guest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Murrieta CA
Posts: 110
Send a message via AIM to Gary Guest
Default

are you going saturday for sure. I think that Mike and I are going up early sunday and running all day.
Gary Guest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2004, 12:29 AM   #958
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

We're gonna go up Saturday morning and run all day. We have to help my mom move on Sunday so that's out..
__________________
Aaron Waldron - LiveRC
www.liverc.com
Aaron Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2004, 07:39 AM   #959
Tech Elite
 
mafiaracers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: West Linn, Oregon
Posts: 3,759
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to mafiaracers Send a message via MSN to mafiaracers
Default Engine Tuning for Dummies....

Ok, I hate being the new guy at anything but here we go.

Aaron,

I'm gonna need (preferably you) as I really want one opinion, but any of you other nitro gurus can free to help me too. I got the engine running last night with factory settings, it didn't run good, but it ran none-the-less. So for the question....

What does each needle do? The big tall one with the copper tube. The little one under the opening of the carb itself. And the one in the swing arm.

You're really going to have to dumb this explination down for me. What does each do and.....

-If it wont idle....what do turn
-it it has no top-end......what to turn
-if it bogs when I really get on it.....what to turn

Thanks!
__________________
Chris Woods

MAFIA MOTORSPORTS
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-items-sale-trade/168239-pit-board.html

TEAM WAVE
www.teamwaveonline.com

TQ Racing Wire
www.tqracing.com
mafiaracers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2004, 02:14 PM   #960
Tech Regular
 
beetlebz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 452
Send a message via AIM to beetlebz
Default

im no waldron, but i am a demigod in some circles, so allow me to try my hand.

keep in mind im no tuning expert, infact i suck at it, but i do know what each needle does. i just have the finesse of a blind elephant.

FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, MAKE SURE YOU PROPERLY BREAK IN YOUR ENGINE PER THE MANUALS INSTRUCTIONS! once you do your engine should be in the right ball park.

the 3 screws as you describe are as follows; the one in the copper tube is the High Speed Needle (HSN) and that controls the air/fuel mixture at full throttle. the second needle, the one in the swing arm is the Low Speed Needle (LSN) and controls the fuel air mixture at idle. the third screw by the carb opening is the idle speed adjustment, which controls the RPM range of the engine at an idle.

first let me say, ive never had to adjust my idle speed. its usually dialed in right out of the box, but thats not always true. you want to keep it low enough (counter clockwise) so that the car wont creep, and high enough (clockwise) so that it doesnt just stall out.

the HSN is the first to be adjusted. turning it clockwise is called Leaning the mixture, which allows more air than fuel to enter, thus burning hotter, and getting more from the engine. if its too Lean, the engine will run inconsistantly and you can damage the engine. in the OS CVR manual it says to run the car in a straight line wide open. turn the HSN 1/8th turn clockwise and run the car again. do this until the car reaches its maximum top speed. if you have a temp sensor its good to stop when your car reaches 230 or 240 degrees F, depending on the engine. when you go too far with the needle the car will produce little or no smoke and run inconsistantly. if this happens simply Richen the mixture, or turn the needle counter clockwise an 1/8th of a turn.

The LSN, or low speed needle, controls the amount of fuel entering the engine at idle. more often than not engines come from the factory with the LSN set rich. this will cause the carb to fill up with fuel (called Loading Up) and stall the engine. if while its still running you try to punch the throttle, it will bog down and acceleration will severely suffer. If this is the case (and it sounds like it is) turn the LSN 1/8th of a turn clockwise (Lean it) until acceleration is smooth. this will also give you a more consistant and smoother idle as well, and prevent nitro from spraying from the tuned pipe when you nail the throttle

i think that about covers it. if im wrong im sure someone will correct me, but i think thats the basics.
beetlebz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loaded Serpent 710. Aaron Burans Previous Car! NitroMaxx3.3 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 05-03-2008 05:42 AM
Aaron Bomia is an Excellent Seller! Luckyman4 Buyer/Seller dispute and Feedback discussion forum 0 06-25-2004 09:23 AM
AARON BOMIA = Great Trader Mart42 Buyer/Seller dispute and Feedback discussion forum 1 02-05-2004 08:15 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:13 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net