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20 SMOKE 05-04-2012 05:17 PM

use a low rpm drill to thread them on,never had an issue.you can see sexton do it on AE videos

kdub 05-04-2012 06:00 PM

The shaft threads are 4-40, just like most screws on the car. You can use a screw to pre-tap the threads. I've never had an issue with getting them installed...last car I built was a B44.1 in Dec.

Dias 05-04-2012 06:02 PM

So load it like a drill bit and slowly turn it in?

Why would I have so many issues doing it by hand?

Dias 05-04-2012 06:05 PM

Ah Kdub, I can do that. I'll test it and update with results.

Kurt04 05-04-2012 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by Dias (Post 10693035)
So load it like a drill bit and slowly turn it in?

Why would I have so many issues doing it by hand?

You could also take a body reamer and put a small countersink in the hole to make it easier to start the thread.

Dias 05-04-2012 06:13 PM

The 4-40 screw went right in, no issues. I push the shaft through the shock body, then try hand threading the eyelet, still wont go.

Threads on the shaft like same to my eye

Dias 05-04-2012 06:34 PM

Loading the shaft into the drill. Same story, goes on a couple threads then no further.

carver gt 05-04-2012 07:11 PM

Weird somthing must be wrong with the eyelets.

Dias 05-04-2012 07:31 PM

I was going to pull an eyelet off the other front shock, but its a moot point now.

The shock shaft I was dealing with fumbled through my less than nimble hands and bounced off the hardwood floor to parts unknown. :)

I may try the eyelets on the existing shock shaft that still here.

/shrug.

elex300 05-04-2012 08:21 PM

Anyone runnng the Nanotech saddles on these? Just wondering how big I can go?

rigor 05-04-2012 10:21 PM


Originally Posted by elex300 (Post 10693516)
Anyone runnng the Nanotech saddles on these? Just wondering how big I can go?

I can confirm the Turnigy Nano-Tech hard case packs fit fine.

9six7nine2bOI 05-04-2012 11:16 PM


Originally Posted by rigor (Post 10693854)
I can confirm the Turnigy Nano-Tech hard case packs fit fine.

how many Mah are the saddles you run?

rigor 05-05-2012 12:21 AM


Originally Posted by 9six7nine2bOI (Post 10693990)
how many Mah are the saddles you run?

Turnigy Nano-Tech 5100mah 2S3P 65~135C Hardcase Lipo Saddle Pack

elex300 05-05-2012 07:53 AM

Thinking of putting one of these in the 44.1 I just picked up. Would it be overkill? They make a 80amp version too. Im gonna be running either a 6.5 or 7.5 motor. My only worry is it looks big and from the looks of the 44 there is'nt a ton of room. What do you think.

http://www.brushlesshobbies.com/120A...mer_p_113.html

Dias 05-05-2012 09:38 AM

The shock shaft is defective, the end of the threading is rounded off, therefore the thread never gets the bite it needs to start threading in.

Ordered new shafts and should fix the issue.

Dias 05-05-2012 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by elex300 (Post 10694794)
Thinking of putting one of these in the 44.1 I just picked up. Would it be overkill? They make a 80amp version too. Im gonna be running either a 6.5 or 7.5 motor. My only worry is it looks big and from the looks of the 44 there is'nt a ton of room. What do you think.

http://www.brushlesshobbies.com/120A...mer_p_113.html

Just got one of these myself.

I'll hold it over the position my ESC is currently in my 44.1 and let you know.

Just guessing from having it in my hands, it should be fine.

9six7nine2bOI 05-05-2012 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by rigor (Post 10694060)
Turnigy Nano-Tech 5100mah 2S3P 65~135C Hardcase Lipo Saddle Pack

how do these compare to other 65c-135c lipos?

elex300 05-05-2012 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by Dias (Post 10695103)
Just got one of these myself.

I'll hold it over the position my ESC is currently in my 44.1 and let you know.

Just guessing from having it in my hands, it should be fine.

Please do. I went a head and ordered one anyway. You can't beat the price and if it does'nt fit I will swap it with one of my RS pro's out of my Mod buggy or SC. They look just like the Hobbywing.

johnbugman 05-06-2012 12:01 PM

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here's what nano techs perform like. granted these happened in my sc10 4x4 multiple times. in my 44.1 they have came close. im running a ready sonic 6.5 in the 44.1

rigor 05-06-2012 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by johnbugman (Post 10698546)
here's what nano techs perform like. granted these happened in my sc10 4x4 multiple times. in my 44.1 they have came close. im running a ready sonic 6.5 in the 44.1

I'm fairly new to RC cars over a long long break. I took my time and read lots of info about Lipos, how to charge and care for them, etc. I've been running 3 Turnigy Nano-Tech hard case packs exclusively in my 2WD B4.1 for about 2 months now with mutiple trips per week; quite a bit of use. I've never had the packs get warm let alone anything you're showing / describing. Everyone can have different experiences, but I bought the Nano-Techs based upon what seemed to be a lot of favorable reviews on this site, and I've had nothing but positive experience with them as well.

MattP 05-06-2012 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by elex300 (Post 10694794)
Thinking of putting one of these in the 44.1 I just picked up. Would it be overkill? They make a 80amp version too. Im gonna be running either a 6.5 or 7.5 motor. My only worry is it looks big and from the looks of the 44 there is'nt a ton of room. What do you think.

http://www.brushlesshobbies.com/120A...mer_p_113.html

I'm running the brushlesshobbies.com 120 amp escs in all of my 1/10th vehicles. They fit great in the b44.1 as that's all I've used in my car since I bought it. They truly are great escs and for only $58 shipped you can't beat them. Stan that owns brushlesshobbies.com is a great guy and he is there to answer any and all questions about his products.....:nod:

Rampokker 05-06-2012 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by johnbugman (Post 10698546)
here's what nano techs perform like. granted these happened in my sc10 4x4 multiple times. in my 44.1 they have came close. im running a ready sonic 6.5 in the 44.1

If your plugs aren't making good contact with the battery, it would cause the same thing.

I don't think these nano-tech saddles like high discharge. Me and a mate are both running nano tech saddles in durango 4x4 short course trucks with tekin RX8 esc and tekin pro4 4000kv motors and the same gearing. He has the current limiter set really high (around 95% or so) and he also has a very heavy trigger finger. His batteries used to be unbalanced a fair bit (about 0.2V - 0.3V difference between cells) after doing a 7 minute race. He had 3 saddle packs, and it happened on all of them.

I, on the other hand, run a current limit of 60% and I'm reasonably smooth on the throttle. My packs never differ by more than 0.03V after a race.

He's now gone to Orion packs, and hasn't had the problem again.

johnbugman 05-06-2012 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by Rampokker (Post 10699426)
If your plugs aren't making good contact with the battery, it would cause the same thing.

I don't think these nano-tech saddles like high discharge. Me and a mate are both running nano tech saddles in durango 4x4 short course trucks with tekin RX8 esc and tekin pro4 4000kv motors and the same gearing. He has the current limiter set really high (around 95% or so) and he also has a very heavy trigger finger. His batteries used to be unbalanced a fair bit (about 0.2V - 0.3V difference between cells) after doing a 7 minute race. He had 3 saddle packs, and it happened on all of them.

I, on the other hand, run a current limit of 60% and I'm reasonably smooth on the throttle. My packs never differ by more than 0.03V after a race.

He's now gone to Orion packs, and hasn't had the problem again.

ya so thats what im saying. if u cant go balls to the wall with them whats the point. connectors are plenty good thats not the problem. also a pro4 motor cant hold a candle to a tenshock 550 4 pole.

SAMCRO 05-06-2012 06:53 PM

I just got my first B44.1 together and have a few questions.

1.) For my front tires (jconecpts double dees), they gave me full rear foam. Do I need to cut them down or use the full foam as is?

2.) What is the proper settings for the front diff, back diff and clutch?

3.) My hobby shop doesn't carry parts so what parts should I expect keeping a stock of? Any must have hop ups for the b44.1?

Thanks!

CT RACER 05-06-2012 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by SAMCRO (Post 10699744)
I just got my first B44.1 together and have a few questions.

1.) For my front tires (jconecpts double dees), they gave me full rear foam. Do I need to cut them down or use the full foam as is?

2.) What is the proper settings for the front diff, back diff and clutch?

3.) My hobby shop doesn't carry parts so what parts should I expect keeping a stock of? Any must have hop ups for the b44.1?

Thanks!

#1 Don't cut the foam jc makes it like that for a reason.

#2 I run my front at a quarter of an inch and the rear and eight of and inch and for the clutch fully tightened this is what i run it all depends on the tracks you run.

#3 You need to stock front arms and front shock shafts and the eyelets because when the shaft breaks the bottom gets stuck in the eyelet

Enjoy your 44.1 im sure you will love it.

stinky cheese 05-07-2012 03:57 AM

Not sure if this has been discussed before.
Just finished building my kit but when I put the slipper assy into the centre mounts it feels too tight. It feels like there is not enough spacefor it to fit. It even tightens the slipper adjustment. I have taken it apart several times and rechecked it but still the same. Any clues.

SAMCRO 05-07-2012 04:00 AM


Originally Posted by stinky cheese (Post 10701084)
Not sure if this has been discussed before.
Just finished building my kit but when I put the slipper assy into the centre mounts it feels too tight. It feels like there is not enough spacefor it to fit. It even tightens the slipper adjustment. I have taken it apart several times and rechecked it but still the same. Any clues.

Yes, make sure the spacers are all pointing the right direction. It is supposed to fit snug. I just had an issue on my new kit where I put the bearing insert in backwards and it caused the spur gear to rub.

stinky cheese 05-07-2012 04:09 AM

Just rechecked it. Everything in the right order and direction.

i1justin 05-07-2012 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by SAMCRO (Post 10699744)
I just got my first B44.1 together and have a few questions.

1.) For my front tires (jconecpts double dees), they gave me full rear foam. Do I need to cut them down or use the full foam as is?

Thanks!

My thought differs slightly from the one above, Depends on the situation, but I do cut foams most times. They are full rear foams, look at a lot of the set up sheets will say 3/4 foam or cut to width. The way I usually do this is set the foam and tire on their side on a flat bench, hold a sharpie on top of the tire without pushing tire down at all, have foam rotate around sharpie point and that draws a cut line for your front tires.

johnbugman 05-07-2012 03:41 PM

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here is one of my latest paint jobs... its a 2012 proline bulldog.

johnbugman 05-07-2012 03:42 PM

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here is rickybobbyxxx latest ride!!!!!

SAMCRO 05-07-2012 05:18 PM

I just got some new saddle packs for my new B44.1, but the bullet connectors are too long in the back to make it under the top deck. Does anyone make low profile bullet connectors? Any ideas on a solution? My batteries are from promatch.

CT RACER 05-07-2012 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by SAMCRO (Post 10703929)
I just got some new saddle packs for my new B44.1, but the bullet connectors are too long in the back to make it under the top deck. Does anyone make low profile bullet connectors? Any ideas on a solution? My batteries are from promatch.

Instead of the bullets going straight up you can cut the bullet off and make the wire straight and have the bullet connector facing down this will make it fit

johnbugman 05-07-2012 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by SAMCRO (Post 10703929)
I just got some new saddle packs for my new B44.1, but the bullet connectors are too long in the back to make it under the top deck. Does anyone make low profile bullet connectors? Any ideas on a solution? My batteries are from promatch.

go on ebay and do it right.... duratrax makes the correct connectors. search duratrax gold 4mm bullet. those are what your looking for. there like $1.99 a pair. they are soldered at 90 degrees .

SAMCRO 05-07-2012 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by johnbugman (Post 10703982)
go on ebay and do it right.... duratrax makes the correct connectors. search duratrax gold 4mm bullet. those are what your looking for. there like $1.99 a pair. they are soldered at 90 degrees .

Thanks. The part I found is DTXC2306. What kind of motor and speedo are you using? I have all tekin stuff in my b4 and love it.

racer_guy 05-07-2012 10:01 PM

as far as the tire subject goes...this is what i do.
trim a TINY bit off the bead of the tire.
cut a small amount off the foams at a 45 degree angle.
take some sandpaper to the rim where the tire bead sits.

just my .02

Mini8 Menace 05-08-2012 10:34 AM

Orion 5500 fit like a glove
 

Originally Posted by rigor (Post 10694060)
Turnigy Nano-Tech 5100mah 2S3P 65~135C Hardcase Lipo Saddle Pack

i have the orion saddle 5500mah with 90c and max burst is 150 they fit lie a glove have had know issue with them a little more than i wanted to spend but trust me well worth

Mini8 Menace 05-08-2012 10:48 AM

no more problems with my shocks
 

Originally Posted by Mini8 Menace (Post 10679456)
Yeah that's what I figured so I'll just rebuild everything and let you know how it holds up hopefully I'll be able to get to the track tomorrow

i got new shock shafts and went through them and it turns out that the TA e-clips popped off again so i went back to the other e-clips i hate to have to say it but the e-clips that got me through a whole weekend of practice and racing on a 1/8 track and its a shame to say the e-clips that worked were TRX but it has held up to some insane abuse and there still running fine

SAMCRO 05-09-2012 05:46 AM

My B44 seems to stutter when I am driving it with very low throttle. This is my first 4 wheeler so not sure if this is normal or not. Thoughts?

mjk1210 05-09-2012 06:01 AM


Originally Posted by SAMCRO (Post 10710741)
My B44 seems to stutter when I am driving it with very low throttle. This is my first 4 wheeler so not sure if this is normal or not. Thoughts?

Not normal. Check the sensor wire and connections.


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