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Old 04-02-2010, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mya View Post
I have a new one on order with EDS, I should be getting it any day now, I'll let you know the depth when I get it.
Why not just pick up a thin walled deep socket from the hardware store?

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Old 04-02-2010, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by armourbl View Post
Why not just pick up a thin walled deep socket from the hardware store?

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Of course that would work just fine. I actually ordered a whole tool kit from EDS and the 17mm wrench is just one of the tools I have in the kit.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:41 AM
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Has anyone messed around with their throttle curve or brake curve yet? I really don't know exactly what this setting is for nor what to do to make better proformace adjustments with it. Anyone... everyone???
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:42 AM
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Nope, I just program the percentages and let it automatically calculate the curves.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:26 PM
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I wish there were more info available on various curves as well. I don't have the patience to try stuff out, not even sure I'd notice the changes...

Question the diff fluids: I didn't read the manual well enough to notice the part about how much to fill the diff. Not knowing any better, I filled them to the top instead of just above the diff shafts. What affect will over filling have?

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Old 04-03-2010, 04:03 AM
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For those few who live in Australia and have visited Castle Hill BMX track in Sydney - The vorza was coming off the starting-grid downramp & clearing the first big triple on 5S. Judging by the scale on google maps, it's about 12-14 meters (40-45 feet).

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Old 04-03-2010, 08:33 AM
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On the curves, alot of it is personal preference. I drive with an aggressive throttle profile. To where Im getting more throttle with less trigger pull. Its nice if you have a laptop, take it to the track and play. but if your bashing no need. But i will say on 4s with the timing turned all the way up, it screams over stock timing.
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video of friend and me at the track

Keep in mind this is our first time at a track ever. We have know idea what we are doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adfyVK8Ndow
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Originally Posted by VanillaTony View Post
video of friend and me at the track

Keep in mind this is our first time at a track ever. We have know idea what we are doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adfyVK8Ndow
That was a great video. Loved it.

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Old 04-04-2010, 10:14 PM
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Has anyone tried the field link for the ESC yet?
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So here’s a bonehead move for you all……

I decide to go out and get an 18T pinion gear so I can swap out the stock 15T.
I take the 15T off, put the 18T on and strap the motor back into the motor mount.
I look down and the motor shaft is cocked on an angle. I freaked out and removed the motor right away.
I put the 15T back on because I was in a panic, ended up stripping the 16T allen screw when tightening it back in and had to play with the gear mesh for 30 minutes to get it right again.

Every time I screwed the motor mount in to set the gear mesh correctly I could feel the screws tightening in and pushing the motor mount towards the spur gear.
Meaning, they didn’t just screw in straight and lock in the position I had, as I tightened them down it would shift the motor mount slightly making it nearly impossible to get the mesh set right.
Every time I thought I had it set it would either not roll forward freely due to binding or would make a grinding sound because it was too loose.

I finally got it right and it rolled freely and drove just fine. There is no damage to the motor or motor shaft that I can tell.
I feel like I may have stripped some of the motor mount threads where it mounts to the chassis and also where the straps come over the motor.
Think I should get another motor mount to be safe since the gear mesh needs to be so precise?

Turns out the 18T pinion diameter is larger than the 15T and I never adjusted the motor mount location by loosening the screws under the chassis to give it room.
Such a bonehead move, luckily this buggy is super tough with all of the mistakes I have been making. I’m rusty after getting back into this after 10 years.

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So how did it run with the 18. Could you tell any change?
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I've got an 18T, but haven't tried it. I can't imagine this buggy with more top end. It is already a handful. On 6S it is insane. 4S really gets the job done without pushing the bounderies. Any faster and it would be time warping back to 1985....

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The NEO2010 A main is about to start

http://www.livestream.com/newchannel...nnel=bbkrclive
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The NEO2010 A main is about to start

http://www.livestream.com/newchannel...nnel=bbkrclive
Awesome, so much for getting work done. LOL

Did you see the dude dressed like a Ninja swinging the sword to let the cars on the track. LOL.

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