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Old 05-09-2007, 12:46 PM   #136
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from what I understand, the only thing you realy need to remember is to thread lock the screw, and replace regularly. Maybe the same as the ones that hold the belt cams on the diff bearings, in.

We never thread lock anything and nothing ever comes loose. When you see the parts you will see what we mean.
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We never thread lock anything and nothing ever comes loose.
Seriously???

Theres an awful lot of screws going into metal on the car, and you guys never thread lock?
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:56 PM   #138
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The only thing I ever threadlock is the CVD setscrews...
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:17 PM   #139
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man, no threadlock, thats a massive risk... if it goes into metal, it gets threadlocked.... years of engineering taught me that.
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man, no threadlock, thats a massive risk... if it goes into metal, it gets threadlocked.... years of engineering taught me that.
Like Steven I never threadlock anything but the cvd setscrews and nothing has ever come loose in 20 years of racing.
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Like Steven I never threadlock anything but the cvd setscrews and nothing has ever come loose in 20 years of racing.
In those 20 years, I guess you've never run nitro! Cause you try that no thread lock thing on those cars, and you'll go from 'car' to 'kit pieces' in no time.

I'll go really light on the thread lock with the Mi3, but its definitely going on there!
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:14 PM   #142
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Like Steven I never threadlock anything but the cvd setscrews and nothing has ever come loose in 20 years of racing.
Thats all I do as well. Now in nitro offroad I would thread lock a few things or make sure where I could to use locknuts.
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:22 PM   #143
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Nitro off road, every screw going into metal gets thread lock and a small drop of CA on any screw going into plastic.

But like Adrian and Steve said, the only thing I thread lock in electric is the CVD set screw.

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Old 05-09-2007, 03:31 PM   #144
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I'll go really light on the thread lock with the Mi3, but its definitely going on there!

Amen to that
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I've never thread lock nothing until mi3, excluding like all CVD set screw.

The car is awsome, i've got my first race this weekend. The car answer really well to your changes in setup and is really fast to make all adjustment you need. But when i built him for the first time i didn't thread lock anything, but after the first day of training some screws became a little loose. For example, the screws that hold the outdrives of the awsome spool. By the way the blades look brand new after three days of intensive racing. WOW.

I can tell the new layshaft technology works very well, you just have to pay atention not to over tighten the screws of the spur gear.

The only problem i've got was with the rear diff that became gritty very fast. I don't know exactly if it was of the track. Even here 5 seconds to take diff out and 15 min to clean it and problem solved. 15 min and 10 sec to do it, very fast. And we have no problem of taking some adjustment of the way he've got it because its tottaly independent.

Sorry my english and hope everyone understand it.
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You're right. The screws that hold the spool together did get some threadlock on them. But that's the first spool I've ever had that's rebuildable so not something I've ever done before.
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It's Done!

I have attached some pics of electronics placement.
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Here are some pics of PW's 5 cell Reedy Car featuring the Schumacher Speed Secret 5 cell chassis.
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I have attached some pics of electronics placement.
awesome wiring job!! looks even better up close
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Here are some pics of PW's 5 cell Reedy Car featuring the Schumacher Speed Secret 5 cell chassis.
i just wanna know how long does it take PW to wire up his car - you can hardly see any wires.........
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