R/C Tech Forums

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

Like Tree46Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2012, 03:35 AM   #6586
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 950
Trader Rating: 49 (100%+)
Default

Guys, other then here and dirt runners do you know of any places that allow up practice time? I was told that Barnstorm is race only. Where else do you guys go to mix it up some?
Garnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 04:34 AM   #6587
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 129
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CFR View Post
Slipper Clutch Issue

The thing won't stop slipping no matter what we do, even with new pads and the nut done up tight.

car has a gear diff installed
Check the spacer on the layshaft. File it down if there is any wear on the inside of the tube and then put some 1/8 clutch shims either side making sure that there is still some play when the gearbox is put together. You can also put some shims before the first slipper pad goes on to get some more tension on the slipper. I would also advise using AE pads cutting them down to make sure they sit flat in the spur gear and then you should not have any more problems. HTH.
__________________
Schumacher K2, KF2, K1, KF | TeamC TM2 V1, TM4 | Durango DEX410 V3 | T-Rex 450SEV2,250SE | EMAX 250 | Gravity 250 | KC250
AmiSMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 06:51 AM   #6588
Tech Master
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,345
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default My 1st buggy

I decided to pick up a buggy to race an additional class to 2wd SC. I had a chance to run a couple laps last night on the track. Unfortunately it didn't last long b/c the rear hub broke right at the ball stud. Are there HD-rear hubs to purchase or do I simply get the stock ones again?

Simple paint job:

mulepic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 06:57 AM   #6589
Tech Regular
 
dexon555's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Coral Springs, Florida
Posts: 382
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mulepic View Post
I decided to pick up a buggy to race an additional class to 2wd SC. I had a chance to run a couple laps last night on the track. Unfortunately it didn't last long b/c the rear hub broke right at the ball stud. Are there HD-rear hubs to purchase or do I simply get the stock ones again?

Simple paint job:

TD makes aluminum rear hubs.

http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD330377
__________________
CSRCCC -Officer-
Team Durango: DEX410 v.3, DESC410R
KO Propo: EX-10 Eurus w/ Drop Down
Tekin: RS-Pro & Redline 6.5, RX-8 & Pro4 4000kv
Hi-tec: X4/AC Charger
dexon555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 07:35 AM   #6590
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 937
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

Just changed over to 4 gear rear motor.
Only just messing about on the lounge room floor (carpet) at first I didnt really notice any difference but then I put on some old well worn calibers and it stuck like glue, before they were like a sprint car.

Hopefully this will help a little on the track and not take away too much steering.
Shimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 07:49 AM   #6591
Tech Master
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,345
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dexon555 View Post
A little pricey for my beginning stages. I'm not going to have to replace all the plastic w/ aluminum to get durability am I?
mulepic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 08:06 AM   #6592
Tech Regular
 
dexon555's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Coral Springs, Florida
Posts: 382
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mulepic View Post
A little pricey for my beginning stages. I'm not going to have to replace all the plastic w/ aluminum to get durability am I?
No, not "all" but, with any kit they try to meet a price point fot the kit and have to make compromises. As you race you will decide which parts are worth the upgrade. I was just trying to answer your question about a durable option.
__________________
CSRCCC -Officer-
Team Durango: DEX410 v.3, DESC410R
KO Propo: EX-10 Eurus w/ Drop Down
Tekin: RS-Pro & Redline 6.5, RX-8 & Pro4 4000kv
Hi-tec: X4/AC Charger
dexon555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 08:23 AM   #6593
Tech Master
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,345
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dexon555 View Post
No, not "all" but, with any kit they try to meet a price point fot the kit and have to make compromises. As you race you will decide which parts are worth the upgrade. I was just trying to answer your question about a durable option.
And you did, thanks I appreciate it. Fortunately I have a milling machine, I might try to work w/ the stock plastic ones and beef them up to withstand my driving skill (or lack thereof).
mulepic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 08:44 AM   #6594
Tech Addict
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 700
Trader Rating: 73 (100%+)
Default Carbon Chassis Durability

Hi All,

A quick question for any of you running a carbon chassis.

How are they holding up?
Any areas of concern or any failures?

Cheers
mister_g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 08:57 AM   #6595
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: LA, Cali
Posts: 411
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mister_g View Post
Hi All,

A quick question for any of you running a carbon chassis.

How are they holding up?
Any areas of concern or any failures?

Cheers
Got the same question. It weights 1 Oz. anybody know how much the stock alum. ones weight?
GuiltyByAssoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 09:26 AM   #6596
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: HB, CA
Posts: 715
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mulepic View Post
And you did, thanks I appreciate it. Fortunately I have a milling machine, I might try to work w/ the stock plastic ones and beef them up to withstand my driving skill (or lack thereof).
Another less expensive option you can try is to take the long ball stud(not sure the part#) and run it through the hub and then put a low profile nut on the back. A couple of us have done that and not had any issues since.
__________________
MBX6-ECO, B5m
Cspurlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 09:39 AM   #6597
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: HB, CA
Posts: 715
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default share ideas

I had a thought:
A lot of us share our tips and tricks on this thread when someone asks a question, but what if we all posted our little mods we have done that have been succesful so that we can all benefit from them? I know that I learn little things all the time reading this thread, it would be nice to collaborate all of our tips. I will go first:

I put little black Orings in between the screw head and the gear cover. It gives a cushion so that when you tighten down the screw you don't break the gear cover. I haven't broken one since I started doing that.

I run long ball studs through the rear hub and put a low profile nut on the back to stop the ball stud from ripping through the rear hub.


hope to hear some tips from others!
__________________
MBX6-ECO, B5m
Cspurlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 09:48 AM   #6598
Tech Addict
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 700
Trader Rating: 73 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuiltyByAssoc View Post
Got the same question. It weights 1 Oz. anybody know how much the stock alum. ones weight?
Stock chassis weighs 106 grams and the carbon versions I have seen are 45 grams.
mister_g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #6599
Tech Adept
 
heygobenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ontario
Posts: 132
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mister_g View Post
Stock chassis weighs 106 grams and the carbon versions I have seen are 45 grams.
What carbon chassis conversions are there?
__________________
Durango FTW
Team Durango DESC410R W/ Tekin RX8 Pro 4
Team Durango DEX408 W/ Tekin Rx8 t8
Team Durango + Savox + Futaba + Tekin + AKA + GensAce + Upgrade + Exotek =WIN
heygobenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 05:45 PM   #6600
Tech Fanatic
 
Konich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 972
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Currently 8 Racing makes a standard CF chassis and a +8 as well for the 210
__________________
Tresrey Spec DEX410 - Yaiba Spec B5M
Konich is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
St Ives RC Club B4Bandit Australian Racing 16584 12-06-2017 03:53 AM
EPMTs check in here. (a subsidiary of TNT) overtki11 Singapore R/C Racers 55470 05-08-2017 12:57 AM
Team Durango DEX410 ASH93A Australian Racing 925 04-08-2013 10:51 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 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 11:24 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