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Gadget wish list, "i wish i had somthing that would help do......"

Old 12-22-2015, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by vafactor View Post
an effective e-clip removal and installation tool would be nice.
Isn't that the truth. I cut myself one time trying to put one on my FGX (then realized i was doing it wrong).

Looks like pressing it over the top of the pin is safer than trying to push it around the grooves.
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:32 AM
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For e-clips I use a 90 degree pick tool to remove, a flat smooth jaw plier (Xcelite) to install.

Tools... I am pretty satisfied with what I already have, but a metal low profile rotating RC stand for my m-chassis would be nice.
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:40 AM
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I think there is an effective E-clip installer-removal tool. Look in the airplane section of your local hobby shop.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...EL._SY300_.jpg
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:47 AM
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Nice, niznai.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:42 AM
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An automated servo centering tool that would self center steering throughout a run. No more need to mess with trim after a board tap.
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by DamianW View Post
Tool to measure the resistance of the diff.
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I like this! And to go along with it, how about a diff that has adjustable viscous coupling by just turning a single screw?
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Old 12-26-2015, 01:59 AM
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An idea generator. It could come up with ideas on products I could make and then sell back to the idea generator.
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by swerv512 View Post
An automated servo centering tool that would self center steering throughout a run. No more need to mess with trim after a board tap.
Done. It's called a gyro.
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by howardcano View Post
I like this! And to go along with it, how about a diff that has adjustable viscous coupling by just turning a single screw?
Done. It's called a ball diff.
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by niznai View Post
Done. It's called a ball diff.
That's very far from viscous. That's why we use gear diffs with oil in them.
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Old 12-27-2015, 12:41 PM
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How about set-up tools or aids? has everyone got what they need?
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by howardcano View Post
That's very far from viscous. That's why we use gear diffs with oil in them.
Yeah, but still it's closer to a viscous coupling than gear diffs. And in 1/10 scale I guess it's as close as you're ever going to get. the only alternative is to use slipper pads.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by niznai View Post
Yeah, but still it's closer to a viscous coupling than gear diffs. And in 1/10 scale I guess it's as close as you're ever going to get. the only alternative is to use slipper pads.
Okay, my use of the term "viscous coupling" was unclear. I was referring to the viscous resistance between differential rotation of the outdrives, not from input to output; in other words, an oil-filled gear diff.

It would be nice to be able to have a quick adjustment on a gear diff that would give the same effect as changing the oil viscosity, without the time and effort of changing the oil. It would be similar to an adjustable damper (like the old XRays, or those found on many full-sized vehicles), but for a differential.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by howardcano View Post
Okay, my use of the term "viscous coupling" was unclear. I was referring to the viscous resistance between differential rotation of the outdrives, not from input to output; in other words, an oil-filled gear diff.

It would be nice to be able to have a quick adjustment on a gear diff that would give the same effect as changing the oil viscosity, without the time and effort of changing the oil. It would be similar to an adjustable damper (like the old XRays, or those found on many full-sized vehicles), but for a differential.
Well, we do have gear diffs.

But what you wish for is already here, albeit not in 1/10 scale. Limited slip diffs I mean. And oil viscosity isn't the only (or best) way to cover a range of settings. Much easier with mechanical principles.

Personally, I think slipper pads is the cheapest, lightest, most effective.

On the other hand I think Xray gave up the adjustable dampers because they were expensive to manufacture and people don't change settings that often anyway (in off-road might be a different situation).

The same for diffs. Find a good setup that works fine and it's pretty much set. I don't think you'd bother to change oils. I prefer to have a number of diffs ready made with a choice of oils so if need be, I swap the diff and go.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:53 AM
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