R/C Tech Forums

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

Like Tree8Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-07-2017, 10:20 AM   #16
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 75
Default

Whatever pinion you boy they should use M3 screws.
Reason: if a 1.5 mm driver is jumping in the the hex, just use the 1/16 driver which is 1.6mm to easily get rid of that worn grub screw.

Cruise
__________________
Team Schumacher Germany
Team CS-Electronic
CruiseM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 07:26 PM   #17
Tech Addict
 
bubbaslash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 593
Default

We run Robinson pinions. 1/16" driver. A little more surface area to grab onto. And we use the blue gel Loctite in the "chapstik tube". Does the job but releases fasteners when you need them to come out.
__________________
X-Factory SCX-61....the ultimate multi-surface missile!
Made in USA!
Team AKA
bubbaslash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 08:52 PM   #18
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 153
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bubbaslash View Post
We run Robinson pinions. 1/16" driver. A little more surface area to grab onto. And we use the blue gel Loctite in the "chapstik tube". Does the job but releases fasteners when you need them to come out.
I've never used loctite on a pinion gear
faqcya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 11:47 PM   #19
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 57
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Don't feel loctite should be needed on pinion.
Hands001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2017, 06:04 AM   #20
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Austin,TX
Posts: 1,829
Trader Rating: 26 (96%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hands001 View Post
Don't feel loctite should be needed on pinion.
I used to feel the same when I first got into racing... but when you throw a couple pinions during a race (especially a main) then you start to learn how important thread lock is... I've also learned that gel works better than liquid and will also use an alcohol swab to clean both surfaces by driving the screw through the swab and into the pinion first to get it nice and clean before applying thread lock... I also use a micro torch for 5 seconds to melt the glue when I need to remove any screws to eliminate any risk of stripping heads.
billdelong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2017, 12:35 PM   #21
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Miami Beach
Posts: 803
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Good stuff Bill
SouthFloridaApp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2017, 07:47 PM   #22
Tech Master
 
sickpuppy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Gardner,KS
Posts: 1,393
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Ive used the chapstick type of loctite on gear sets and never had a prob. Its kind of a step between liquid and nothing,lol Holds, but not so tight I need to heat it. Oh yeah, blue.
__________________
If you cant fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem...
TeknoSCT410,Losi 22 2.0 & Eight-B 2.0,Losi LST2 , losi LXT circa 1990, it's a runner!
sickpuppy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2017, 08:56 AM   #23
Tech Elite
 
platgof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,889
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

and that tube lasts forever!
__________________
DESC10 Tekin RX8 G2 & T8I 2700
Losi 8 E 3.0 Tekin RX8 G3 & T8 1900
DESC210R & Tekin RS G2
Sanwa M12S Banzai Hobbies
If your not spitten clay,you ain't racing either
platgof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2017, 09:20 AM   #24
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 153
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by billdelong View Post
I used to feel the same when I first got into racing... but when you throw a couple pinions during a race (especially a main) then you start to learn how important thread lock is... I've also learned that gel works better than liquid and will also use an alcohol swab to clean both surfaces by driving the screw through the swab and into the pinion first to get it nice and clean before applying thread lock... I also use a micro torch for 5 seconds to melt the glue when I need to remove any screws to eliminate any risk of stripping heads.
I started racing in 1990 and I've never lost a pinion from not using loctite on the set screw. I have lost other metal to metal screws back before I used loctite but never a pinion. I do like the tip about the micro torch.
faqcya is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mugen MBX6T Mugen9112 Nitro Off-Road 8494 04-12-2017 01:03 PM
Tamiya TRF415 JDM_DOHC_SiR Electric On-Road 21094 03-10-2016 12:02 PM
1/10th pan car Taz_S Oval, Larger Scales and More 16138 09-25-2014 10:03 AM
tekin rx8 w/1900kv motor.. 4s lipos.. mod 1 pinions.. zo1b sg ebuggy J.Whiting R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 9 08-02-2011 09:55 AM
R/C Stuff Wanted Kenneth Tan Singapore R/C Racers 10018 09-09-2009 08:32 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 01:35 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net