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Old 08-20-2014, 08:36 AM
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the rear battery strap pin was a not fun to put in but I got it
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@incubus: No offense but I think the drugs are working! (I do hope you are healing up nicely though) .....I have the new B spec arms V4 version of the arms. I mentioned that....They all break. V4 arms or Type B or whatever we want to call them are not more durable. Set screw, no set screw. They are fragile.

D413 arms have options for carbon fiber plates and I think these will be more durable than any other regular plastic arm without said inserts. Just seems to be more meat.

I'm not excited about more custom and mod work on this car. I just want more track time. I guess I'll be cutting a whole bunch of pins and just putting them in the box for spares.

On a good note, I do love my new Hobbywing Xerun 3.1. Super smooth and very cool running. All night long never got the ESC over 105F. Motor around 135.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:51 AM
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I'll stop talking about the D413 here on this thread soon I promise, just wanted to share a link so people can see the arms. I'm going to try a set on 410 if they are close enough.

http://www.hpiracing.com/en/kit/112723
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:55 AM
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by 13Maschine
@incubus: No offense but I think the drugs are working! (I do hope you are healing up nicely though) .....I have the new B spec arms V4 version of the arms. I mentioned that....They all break. V4 arms or Type B or whatever we want to call them are not more durable. Set screw, no set screw. They are fragile.

D413 arms have options for carbon fiber plates and I think these will be more durable than any other regular plastic arm without said inserts. Just seems to be more meat.

I'm not excited about more custom and mod work on this car. I just want more track time. I guess I'll be cutting a whole bunch of pins and just putting them in the box for spares.

On a good note, I do love my new Hobbywing Xerun 3.1. Super smooth and very cool running. All night long never got the ESC over 105F. Motor around 135.
Just making sure to cover all bases.

Have you tried boiling the arms? I've not had to yet but if I experience breakage spree like that again I will be boiling my arms to see what yields. The Durango plastic is a composite that's really fibrous, perhaps too much and it tends to break CLEAN, not too different from how crystal can be cut with a tap on a razor blade. The molecules are aligned in a way that it's strong until you interrupt their bond with a strike from the thin blade and it literally cracks in clean slices. All of the broken arms I've went through showed clean separation of the composites to the point I could slap some crazy glue on them and slide 'em back together and they'd hold firm. As well, the layers of composite have an almost compressed paper feel to them and no other plastics in the industry are like this.

As for the 413 arms fitting, doubt it but let us all know if they do because they seem quite robust and durable.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:11 AM
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@tobamiester: Nice one. I had a hard time finding metric pins last time I was on their site(McMaster).

Do most of you guys cut with a dremel type device and a cut off wheel? I don't use Dremel anymore, I upgrade to Proxxon. Similar pricing. Brushless and German. I love it!
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I do appreciate everyone's help, I'm just a bit sarcastic at times so please forgive me. All in fun!
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Same difference. If it cuts it cuts and that's all that matters. I LOVE my dremel tool and would be lost without it. Did I mention it cuts??!?!? LOL

Just be sure to cut it a tad long and slightly round the freshly end before polishing to remove any leftover burs. And not to worry, I'm a New Yorker so I'm used to any and all sarcasm and readily welcome it.
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I've also considered modifying my arms by wrapping them with titanium wire and then epoxy. I'm sure this will add quite a bit of weight, but perhaps I can increase the strength and decrease the hardness a bit. Boiling should help with the hardness allowing for some flex and less "snap crackle break".
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:31 AM
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SAME DIFFERENCE!!! :P Then I say you have to go back to using brushed motors in your RC cars, whadya say now ? hmmm hahaha. Just kidding.
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:18 AM
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The real question was, do you guys cut your pins with the cutoff wheel? Or what bit do you like to use most?
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what lipos fit this car
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by 13Maschine
The real question was, do you guys cut your pins with the cutoff wheel? Or what bit do you like to use most?
I use the regular cutting wheel and then a FLAT gray grinding wheel to smooth and round off the edge and then hit it with my wire brush wheel to polish it out a tad.
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Originally Posted by vito
what lipos fit this car
Most Saddles fit perfectly but I've seen some folks have issues with Turnigy Nano packs due to them being a touch taller, though it's easy to modify to accommodate for them. I run Track Power, Reedy and now testing a high performance Brick pack for a buddy of mine who is having some cells made by one of the major manufacturers, and they all fit perfect. The Track Power cells are narrower and require a thin LiPo pad to kep them from sliding around that 1/16".

Venom Shorties also fit without modifications of any sort, as well as some others.
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