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Old 04-18-2005, 04:03 PM   #1
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I'll start it off.
http://rcvehicles.about.com/od/rceng...cnitroaf04.htm
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this little link helped me quite a bit with motor know-how
http://www.motortuningsecrets.com/tunestockmotor.html
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Old 04-21-2005, 03:20 AM   #4
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this little link helped me quite a bit with motor know-how
http://www.motortuningsecrets.com/tunestockmotor.html
Interesting site. These tips could be useful someday. I just have to get the right tools...
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Here is some helpful sites.
http://www.gearchart.com/index.cfm?f...n=chart.create
http://www.rcingreece.com/index.asp?...ing_comparison
http://www.arroyoc.com/index.cfm?fus...ear&isflash=No
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I know they have helped me.
The last one is really good for you and 12th scale foamers.
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When I mount bodies instead of buying the aluminm body posts with the points, I just sharpen my plastic posts in my industrial strength pencil sharpener. (necessary if youre a 5th grade teacher like me)I get a nice point and its free. I keep a spare set that are already sharpened. That way I can mark the EXACT center of the holes I need to make before I paint.
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When I mount bodies instead of buying the aluminm body posts with the points, I just sharpen my plastic posts in my industrial strength pencil sharpener. (necessary if youre a 5th grade teacher like me)I get a nice point and its free. I keep a spare set that are already sharpened. That way I can mark the EXACT center of the holes I need to make before I paint.
Interesting tip... I'm about to paint a new body and i'm gonna try this... Thanks...
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When I mount bodies instead of buying the aluminm body posts with the points, I just sharpen my plastic posts in my industrial strength pencil sharpener. (necessary if youre a 5th grade teacher like me)I get a nice point and its free. I keep a spare set that are already sharpened. That way I can mark the EXACT center of the holes I need to make before I paint.
I'm surprised I have not heard of this before. Great Tip.
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some other possibly helpful ones:

http://www.misbehavin-rc.com/links/links-articles.asp
-just ignore the nitro stuff if you're not into that

http://ca.geocities.com/[email protected]/index.htm
-if you have a tc3

http://www.rc-resources.com/guides/e...c_motors.shtml
-pretty good site
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Old 04-23-2005, 03:03 AM   #11
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I made a motor spring tension tester/comparer tonight. If I get time this weekend Ill try to explain how I made it. I only expect it to be usefull in comparing springs I have against each other. What can I say . . .I got bored. I used three springs from the insides of retractable ball point pens, an empty ink "straw" (the small straw dealie that holds the ink. I removed the tip and dissolved all the old ink out in isopropyl alcohol). I also used a cap/tip/pointed part and a tip from another pen. I used a small section of heat shrink on the end of the straw part to hold the spring on. I just press the indexed tip against the straight leg of an instaled spring and take a reading when the spring just moves away from the spring keeper tab on the brush hood. I have a camera at school if anyone is really interested in seeing what I did. It was pretty simple after I figured out which parts to use and how big to cut them. Hopefully the drawing makes sense. Maybe that will help clear things up, cuz I know my words are no help! lol

let me know if you see any reason I shouldn't use this to rate my springs or any questions or problems. I have no idea how reliable this will prove to be. Ill let you know if Iget some hard data.
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