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Old 11-12-2010, 05:12 PM
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Hi im new to the world of remote controlled cars, we got an H2 hummer electric RC a few years ago and with in the first month of using it it started to not work right, when you try to go any direction, forward ,back side to side it will go then stop go then stop go then stop, it just keeps doing that, even after a charged battery and we tested the battery on another car and it worked fine, what could it be?
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:01 AM
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There are two grades of rc cars toys ( kids say 5-10) and there are hobby grade rc cars (for kids 11- 111) these are what this site referances. It sounds like you have urself a toy. With those once it brakes u just replace the while thing. If you are interested in spending a few more dollars go to you local hobby shop, hopefully you have one and check out the traxxas slash, this might help you!!! do yourself a favor leave the hummer at home or in the recycling bin
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:07 AM
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toy car I am sure you have mate..... not being rude but not much you can do with that besides retire it to the bin and buy a new toy one of if you dont what this to happen again you might wanna spend some good money on a hobby grade car... good luck
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:16 AM
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If you want to keep your Hummer, even if its a toy. Check the transmitter batteries too. If it started acting funny after a month them maybe there voltage is low. This will make it act up. Have you tried taking it to another area to run? Maybe its getting radio interference somewhere. If these arent it, then trash it. You can get decent Hobby grade RCs for secent prices. You could look around here on the Tech or maybe RC Universe and get a decent used truck for $150-$200. Or you could consider Duratrax. There great RCs dispite what sme will say about them. They have the Evader series. There about $120 and could be found on abay for a little less! Look at the Evader EXT2(stadium truck 2wd) there the same price as the Evader EBX(2wd off road buggy) and the original Evader EXT, but the Evader 2 has ball bearings and metal caps on the shocks. So unless you want the buggy then buy the EXT2. And it looks cooler in my opinion!
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Well we decided to gut the thing for parts, like springs and such that we could use on our original super hornet my brother had from the 80's ,the springs were shot so we replaced them with the ones from the truck, man that made the handling a lot better :O we were going to try and use the motor from the truck but weren't sure which one was better? the hornets motor is a tad shorter and the gear is bigger but the trucks motor is longer by a 1/4 inch and the gear is smaller so more torque right? but the gear wont reach the fly wheel where its located.....bla bla bla how do i remove the gear from the top of the motor so as to add it to the truck motor? we see no holes for keys or anything.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:45 AM
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you will need a gear puller - similar to this one:http://www.google.com/products/catal...wAA#ps-sellers
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