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Old 11-03-2016, 02:25 PM
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Hi guys Im really looking for some advice. I have bought a nearly new traxxas rustler for my son for Christmas which I received today. It looks good,very clean only a couple of scuffs. But I know nothing about rcs and noticed a noise when you push it on a surface...

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When you pick the car up the rear wheels move freely. It's only one a surface that there is resistance and this noise. It might be completely normal but didn't really know who to ask. I hope someone can help. Thanks in advance
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Old 11-03-2016, 02:32 PM
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Normal. Thats the sound of the motor spinning. Just make sure that the spur and pinion gear are not completely meshed. There needs to be an ever so slight gap between the teeth in the geers. About as thick as a piece of paper.
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Normal. Thats the sound of the motor spinning. Just make sure that the spur and pinion gear are not completely meshed. There needs to be an ever so slight gap between the teeth in the geers. About as thick as a piece of paper.
I wouldn't even know where to begin mate to be honest. I've never had any experience with rc cars :/
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I wouldn't even know where to begin mate to be honest. I've never had any experience with rc cars :/
check out YouTube there should be a tutorial on how to set gear mesh on a Rustler.
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check out YouTube there should be a tutorial on how to set gear mesh on a Rustler.
I'll take a look, thanks. But your general opinion is that's a normal sound is it?
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I'll take a look, thanks. But your general opinion is that's a normal sound is it?
yes it's a normal sound.
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I'm assuming that's a brushed motor? Sounds normal. Maybe it's just the video, but sounds like my 8th scale ebuggy when you roll it. By that I mean it sounds louder than what I'm used to with 10th scale motors. Sounds like normal motor noise though.
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I'm assuming that's a brushed motor? Sounds normal. Maybe it's just the video, but sounds like my 8th scale ebuggy when you roll it. By that I mean it sounds louder than what I'm used to with 10th scale motors. Sounds like normal motor noise though.
Hi mate, it's the brushless vxl version
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