R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-08-2006, 04:36 PM   #1
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hastings, MN
Posts: 825
Send a message via AIM to $rusty$ Send a message via MSN to $rusty$
Default Comm Lathe Help!!!!

Ok I have cut a comm before, but this time the whole thing flew off.. I can't seem to figure out why? any suggestions?? (I did search before this too)
__________________
Rusty Andersen

thercbarn.com
$rusty$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 04:59 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Mr. Shookie's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The Wilderness
Posts: 4,711
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Shookie Send a message via MSN to Mr. Shookie
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by $rusty$
Ok I have cut a comm before, but this time the whole thing flew off.. I can't seem to figure out why? any suggestions?? (I did search before this too)
OK rusty,
First What flew off? the copper on the comm? the wire off the stacks? the comm off the lathe?
Need to know what problem we are fighting here.
If its the copper coming off, then your comm was too thin and you need a new armature.
If the wire has come loose from the armature, same result, replace the Armature.
If the comm is bouncing around then you have either balance issues or your plates aren't square.

I hope I helped a bit..
-Shookie <><
__________________
All who love the LORD JESUS I praise with you.1 Cor 10:31
Team HOLY Rollers (Team Manager)
The Church is a Hospital for Sinners not a Museum for Saints.
RcTech Feedback <>< RC Tech Subcriber #92
Mr. Shookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 05:19 PM   #3
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hastings, MN
Posts: 825
Send a message via AIM to $rusty$ Send a message via MSN to $rusty$
Default

Sorry, it's the whole armature part..thanks for putting that though.
__________________
Rusty Andersen

thercbarn.com
$rusty$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 05:39 PM   #4
Tech Master
 
Speedie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,844
Default

make sure the motor is spinning the correct way.
__________________
www.victoryhobbies.com Greenbay, Wisconsin
Speedie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 05:42 PM   #5
Tech Champion
 
F. Mendoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 7,232
Trader Rating: 79 (100%+)
Default

As far as I know the cutting tip should set a hair above the centerline of the comm. We all have our own theories. Did the commrotate inthe right direction? Did you use more than 5 volts to power the lathe? Back track all your steps and I'm sure you will find your problem, good luck.
__________________
RC America - Xray - Hudy - Gravity RC - KO Propo - Super Rad Graphics

Mr. Shookie goes home 10-06-08. Bill Levinson 4-14-15
F. Mendoza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 05:43 PM   #6
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hastings, MN
Posts: 825
Send a message via AIM to $rusty$ Send a message via MSN to $rusty$
Default

I used a mini battery. What way is it supposed to turn? That might be my problem.
__________________
Rusty Andersen

thercbarn.com
$rusty$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 05:59 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
Speedie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,844
Default

what type of lathe are you using. Most lathes spin clockwise looking at it from the right side.
__________________
www.victoryhobbies.com Greenbay, Wisconsin
Speedie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 06:11 PM   #8
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hastings, MN
Posts: 825
Send a message via AIM to $rusty$ Send a message via MSN to $rusty$
Default

I'm using the Team Cobra Pro Com..
__________________
Rusty Andersen

thercbarn.com
$rusty$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 06:19 PM   #9
Tech Regular
 
RCpurplecow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 253
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I have the Team Cobra lathe and the motor should spin away from the lathe. so counter clockwise. hope it works!
__________________
TEAM SRU
FT TC5
NoVak
rematch batteries
RCpurplecow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 06:44 PM   #10
Tech Master
 
Speedie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,844
Default

the cobra lathe should spin clockwise from the right side. The cutter is facing downward so that when the comm spins up to the bit the force of the cutter going into the com holds the comm in the lathe. Like he said tho from the front the comm should be spinning away from you. Over the top
__________________
www.victoryhobbies.com Greenbay, Wisconsin
Speedie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trinity Tru Lathe Motor Comm Cutter Lathe maximum R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 05-14-2007 04:56 PM
Hudy comm lathe and Fantom comm lathe ACEDEAN R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 05-02-2007 11:27 AM
XIPP Super Lathe 3 / (pics) comm lathe diamond bit evostyle R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 8 12-01-2006 12:53 PM
Trade EXTREME COMM LATHE(Hudy)for MUCH MORE COMM LATHE JoeyE R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 05-07-2006 09:49 AM
Tire Lathe, Motor Dyno, Comm Lathe For Sale 17Mark71 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 8 06-05-2005 01:07 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 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 11:26 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net