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Old 01-22-2009, 07:31 PM
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A lot of guys are replacing the stock metal spur for a 46t kyosho plastic spur. Less noise.

The diff, i had to flip the bearings end for end.
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so everything stays together with no issues right? no loose screws or nothing like that? i have an un-finned Neu motor. would i still need to do any mod?
You will need to use loctite on the motor lash adjusting screw, motor mounting screws and pinion set screw. I use blue on the motor lash and mounting screws. Red loctite on the pinion set screw. Note: if using red loctite you will need to apply heat to remove set screw, otherwise you will strip it out or break the allen wrench. I would think if you are using the un-finned motor no grinding would be needed.
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Originally Posted by ALLERACER View Post
You will need to use loctite on the motor lash adjusting screw, motor mounting screws and pinion set screw. I use blue on the motor lash and mounting screws. Red loctite on the pinion set screw. Note: if using red loctite you will need to apply heat to remove set screw, otherwise you will strip it out or break the allen wrench. I would think if you are using the un-finned motor no grinding would be needed.
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some motors need to be ground?
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My 8ight E runs perfectly.
1700 kv Excelorin system with 4s 5000 Losi lipo.
Speed control was setup with updated firmware and haven't had a single problem.
My fan kept breakin so I took it off, vented the body, cut out the windshield and race it at least once a week for the past 6 weeks or so.
Geared at 13/44 with a leaking Kyosho spur gear but this thing shreds on a regular basis.
Losi/Horizon took care of all my issues in a timely manner.
All the Losi and Novak fans are gettin broken, if a fan comes around that can handle an 8 pound bodyslam I'm gonna try that one too. Til then I'm happy runnin between 140 and 160 degrees on the motor.

Bummer that others are having so much trouble with their Losi systems, seems as though they have a handle on the issues and there's no denying they have prompt customer service.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:52 PM
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do regular 540 size motor heatsinks fit these motors or do you need a bigger size? I have my conversion stuff coming next week and was looking online for motor heatsinks but I can only find "regular" ones.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:58 PM
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No they wont fit. The 1/8th scale runs a 550 can so u will need a heatsink.
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Hey Cuda,

Smoked my cap running car in front of house adjusting steering. I was geared one tooth to high. Will be racing on Sun.
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA View Post
My fan kept breakin so I took it off, vented the body, cut out the windshield and race it at least once a week for the past 6 weeks or so. Geared at 13/44 with a leaking Kyosho spur gear but this thing shreds on a regular basis.
You need the Kyosho o-ring (KYOORG06) and a bit of RTV sealant will stop your spur from leaking. The Losi o-ring is smaller.
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA View Post
My 8ight E runs perfectly.
1700 kv Excelorin system with 4s 5000 Losi lipo.
Speed control was setup with updated firmware and haven't had a single problem.
My fan kept breakin so I took it off, vented the body, cut out the windshield and race it at least once a week for the past 6 weeks or so.
Geared at 13/44 with a leaking Kyosho spur gear but this thing shreds on a regular basis.
Losi/Horizon took care of all my issues in a timely manner.
All the Losi and Novak fans are gettin broken, if a fan comes around that can handle an 8 pound bodyslam I'm gonna try that one too. Til then I'm happy runnin between 140 and 160 degrees on the motor.

Bummer that others are having so much trouble with their Losi systems, seems as though they have a handle on the issues and there's no denying they have prompt customer service.

While I cant agree on the good xcelorin system, losi, not horizon was very good about fixing issues for me.

The fans break everywhere, I have shredded 2 computer motor cooling fans, and the fan in my MMM is currently not working, and it doesnt seem to be a mechanical failure because there is no voltage provided to the fan. The best fans are the ones with the thickest blades i have found, you want less, bigger blades rather then many little ones.


But what do you mean by shredding the kyosho gears??? There are people here that are running the kyosho gears for many months without issues. I am putting one in, but dont want to change spurs all the time. And those 8 lb body slams are ocrcs fault, that triple is just retarded for that size track. Makes no sense why that is neccesary.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:31 AM
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[QUOTE=bradfox2;5330654]
But what do you mean by shredding the kyosho gears??? QUOTE]

In the Michigan/Ohio area there are many of us that use the kyosho 44T and 46T with great success. anywhere from 3 months to over a year
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Originally Posted by bradfox2 View Post
While I cant agree on the good xcelorin system, losi, not horizon was very good about fixing issues for me.

The fans break everywhere, I have shredded 2 computer motor cooling fans, and the fan in my MMM is currently not working, and it doesnt seem to be a mechanical failure because there is no voltage provided to the fan. The best fans are the ones with the thickest blades i have found, you want less, bigger blades rather then many little ones.
I tried, I was very patient with it, but even now, it's just not reliable. I'm gonna keep using it, because I'm pretty much stuck with it... for now. Once the funding is available, I'll upgrade to a CC system, and ebay this thing with my revo. If some magical fix comes up, I'd be happy to try it. When it does work, it works pretty well. When it fails, it's junk. I was having overheating problems in 70 degree weather... it averages in the mid to upper 90s during the summer... not sure what'll happen then!

I'm also gonna try a beefy computer fan. They're like $7.00 for a 50mm fan, while Losi sells the 30mm fans for $20. I've wasted $60 on them so far
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Ya those Novak fans arent strong enough. Ive gone through like 4 in 3 days. So ya Ill need a comp fan if I can find one.
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fan looks good but how do you connect it to the ESC
would there be any problems with polarity and voltage

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any other fans we can use

won my race again with the E8 i have had no problems with the esc and the 2100kv motor
and the firmware is perfect, it drives smoother and brakes are just right
I think this set up is faster than my MMM 2200kv combo but it is in the 8T so weight might be an issue
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