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Old 03-04-2011, 08:05 AM   #1
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Hi all new to the rc thing and was wondering does any body repair their broken parts ( ie. frames ,a-arms , t-plates) with a plastic welder? If so what repair ribbon are you using? I have been waiting on parts for a week and have been trying to piece ti back together to try out new motor esc combo but nothing is worked yet. this sucks Any advise would be appreciated. thanks
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most people just buy new parts. i dont know anyone who tries an fixes them. it seem like more aggravation than anything.
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CA glue can be used but if its a high stress part, which it probably is or it wouldnt have broken in the first place, it should be replaced. what i do is keep a replacement on hand for parts that often break so im not down until the parts arrive. then just replace your own stock and it doesnt matter how long it take to arrive.
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+1 on that bigben
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you shouldnt need to keep many parts on hand, youll learn which tend to wear out or break.
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thanks guys just though i would check. ordered aluminum pieces when possible but not a hole lot out there for the ultima sc. My lhs said they had lots of parts for this truck but learning otherwise. May get traxxas till can drive better. they have tons of parts for thoes.
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thanks guys just though i would check. ordered aluminum pieces when possible but not a hole lot out there for the ultima sc. My lhs said they had lots of parts for this truck but learning otherwise. May get traxxas till can drive better. they have tons of parts for thoes.
Buy another kit till you learn how to drive better? Most every esc on the market can be tuned down... You can gear down, run a smaller battery pack... Tons of option's, you definitely do not have to buy another kit.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/index.ph...osho-Ultima-SC

Buy yourself some spare parts, and run that thing.... hahaha
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also keep in mind that aluminum is nice and strong but it bends. a plastic piece is broken or its not. this has caused some issues in the past with me. trying to track down a problem caused by several 'slightly' bent alum pieces can be troublesome.
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also keep in mind that aluminum is nice and strong but it bends. a plastic piece is broken or its not. this has caused some issues in the past with me. trying to track down a problem caused by several 'slightly' bent alum pieces can be troublesome.
Thanks did not think of that. working my way up to the R version a little at a time as money alows. Maby that will help my driving.
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thats a great idea. things like bulkheads and diff cases in alum are fine, but when you start getting susp. arms, thats when things start to bend in crashes. (emaxx & tmaxx)
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also keep in mind that aluminum is nice and strong but it bends. a plastic piece is broken or its not. this has caused some issues in the past with me. trying to track down a problem caused by several 'slightly' bent alum pieces can be troublesome.
+1 having the slightest bend on aluminum piece can be a headache when trying to figure out why your ride is not acting normal!!
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why is that funny?
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JB weld would hold ya over for a few Im shure
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yeah, JB weld is good or some good 5 min epoxy resin.
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