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Old 02-22-2012, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mcgrath280 View Post
2 questions:

1. Is the airtronics mt-4 a good radio? If not what should I be looking at? I've been using a spectrum Dx3s I got with rtr 8ight couple years ago but ready to upgrade.

2. I've seen a lot on here about emulsion shocks. My question about this style is can they handle big 1/8 scale jumps? Or better suited for smaller jumps?

1. Yes. I recently purchased one and i'm very happy with it. I went from a Fly-sky gt3b, and the difference is huge. Lap times have improved considerably!

2. Depends on what oil and piston you put in them. Can't see why they should have any problems with larger jumps.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by SoCal Jared View Post

4. Are variations of the Lane setup still the choice for indoor high bite clay like WCRC?
run ryan dunford's setup, u will get all the steering u will ever need. WCRC is also my home track, i tried the aaron lane setup, and ryan's setup is what i prefer.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Jethro32 View Post
How do you harden the outdrives?
Heat them up red hot with a torch not gonna accomplish this with a bic lighter

Heat red hot dip in motor oil
cool off
heat red hot cool in water
heat them up red hot one more time cool them in water

when you're done grab the torch and 2 butter knifes and heat the butter knifes up and.. ohh wrong forum crap
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:55 AM
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One modifications to the instructions above. Make sure it is used Motor oil, carbon in the oil is what makes it hard. Besides that it is correct.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by cavg View Post
1. Yes. I recently purchased one and i'm very happy with it. I went from a Fly-sky gt3b, and the difference is huge. Lap times have improved considerably!

2. Depends on what oil and piston you put in them. Can't see why they should have any problems with larger jumps.
How is a different TX improving your lap times?
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:31 AM
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Precision steering and faster throttle/brake effect.

Especially after hitting full throttle and then instantly maxing the brakes, there was a slight delay that caused all sorts of problems. I suspect that that was some compatibility issue with the Fly-sky rx and Hobbywing esc.
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Originally Posted by cavg View Post
Precision steering and faster throttle/brake effect.

Especially after hitting full throttle and then instantly maxing the brakes, there was a slight delay that caused all sorts of problems. I suspect that that was some compatibility issue with the Fly-sky rx and Hobbywing esc.
I can vouch for that too. Went from a futaba 3pm to a MT4 and got faster. Faster reacting radio = faster lap times. For me at least.
I believe the same goes for your steering servo. I used to believe the futaba 3305 was more than sufficient for steering on a sc truck. I am now using a futaba bls351. I got faster lap times when upgrading the servo as well. The faster the truck reacts to your input, the more you are connected with the vehicle.

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by cwilkinson View Post
Heat them up red hot with a torch not gonna accomplish this with a bic lighter

Heat red hot dip in motor oil
cool off
heat red hot cool in water
heat them up red hot one more time cool them in water

when you're done grab the torch and 2 butter knifes and heat the butter knifes up and.. ohh wrong forum crap
Thanks Ill have to give this a try. Dont think I want to know what the butter knives are for though...
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Originally Posted by Jethro32 View Post
Thanks Ill have to give this a try. Dont think I want to know what the butter knives are for though...
Well, for those of you that dont want to try burning your garage down, they HD lightened outdrives came in stock and we filled the BO's to the shops so most of the local shops that had some on BO should have them now.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Jammin_Xtream49 View Post
One modifications to the instructions above. Make sure it is used Motor oil, carbon in the oil is what makes it hard. Besides that it is correct.
There is also oil that is made specifically for hardening metals. A local machine shop gave me enough to do my out drives with.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by cwilkinson View Post
Heat them up red hot with a torch not gonna accomplish this with a bic lighter

Heat red hot dip in motor oil
cool off
heat red hot cool in water
heat them up red hot one more time cool them in water

when you're done grab the torch and 2 butter knifes and heat the butter knifes up and.. ohh wrong forum crap
So you think a MAP torch will work? I have my old outdrives laying around - I think I'll give that a shot.
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Originally Posted by goehm View Post
So you think a MAP torch will work? I have my old outdrives laying around - I think I'll give that a shot.

Yea easily, i used my plumbing gas torch to straighten a bent SHD savage dog bone and retemper it without any problems
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Originally Posted by goehm View Post
So you think a MAP torch will work? I have my old outdrives laying around - I think I'll give that a shot.
easily, heat it until its cherry red then dunk!
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Looking for a good indoor set up to try out any help would be greatly appreciated.

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man those out drives didnt last long at nitrohouse.com lol
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