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Old 05-16-2004, 12:06 PM   #10561
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Hi Guys, had a really strange problem with my centax today: both the metal shielded bearing were destroyed and I could hardly remove them from the bell and engine shaft I'm not sure why this occured as the thrust bearing is A1 condition - not signs of wear or damage

I checked the centax last night and it spun beautifuly - not notching or sticking.

At the track I didn't notice anything until I span the back wheels and felt something sticking - I thought at first it was the thrust bearing, but it was due to the destroyed metal shielded bearings.

The only thing I can think of was that an Mugen guy hit the side of my car quite hard, just after I blew him away but I don't see how this would have caused the two bearing to fail.

Any ideas anyone?
Mark, my guess is that the bearings failure isn't related to any bad adjustment/tuning of the centax. Sh*t just happens, Maybe one bearing was faulty and overloaded the other... you know... I don't think it will happen again with new bearings
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:15 PM   #10562
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Mark, my guess is that the bearings failure isn't related to any bad adjustment/tuning of the centax. Sh*t just happens, Maybe one bearing was faulty and overloaded the other... you know... I don't think it will happen again with new bearings
I reckon you're right - still it was fun to show the two mugen drivers at the circuit where the speed is - they where having a careful look at the car afterwards
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:17 PM   #10563
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Default Servicing metal shielded bearing.

Related to my bearing failure, does anyone know how to service metal shielded bearings.

Fortunately I have a couple of old centax shielded bearings which I can put in my 710, but one is quite gritty. I've cleaned it in degreaser and as I can't open the bearing, I've simply soaked it in serpent bearing oil. Seems nice and smooth now, but is there a better solution?
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:19 PM   #10564
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The final inscription date has been set to 30 May. So if you want to race at our Int. event come!
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:25 PM   #10565
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Any ideas anyone?
Is your cluth-housing in its original shape, does it turn without a wobble?
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:27 PM   #10566
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Related to my bearing failure, does anyone know how to service metal shielded bearings.

Fortunately I have a couple of old centax shielded bearings which I can put in my 710, but one is quite gritty. I've cleaned it in degreaser and as I can't open the bearing, I've simply soaked it in serpent bearing oil. Seems nice and smooth now, but is there a better solution?
At the outer edge there is a very thin spring wich you have to take out in order to get the shield out. Also remember wich way the shield got out (Up/Down)
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Old 05-16-2004, 01:03 PM   #10567
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Is your cluth-housing in its original shape, does it turn without a wobble?
Thanks for the tip - it turns freely without wobbling.

Cheers, Mark.
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Old 05-16-2004, 01:04 PM   #10568
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At the outer edge there is a very thin spring wich you have to take out in order to get the shield out. Also remember wich way the shield got out (Up/Down)
Wow those things are tiny! any suggestions on how to remove the spring?
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I painted this body yesterday. Nothing comparable to Glenn's and other guys hi quality work but I really enjoy doing it. And even more these days that I can't go to the track due to work...
cox049, you make awesome colour combinations. Another scheme to copy !
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I find it hard to believe the dogbones could fly out if you set them at 200mm. It is already tight, or is the space different when using the front diff?
Using the front ball diff, the drive cups somehow are narrower. The front dogbones tend to come out more easily than with a oneway front.

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Once I tought I lost it also but later find out that new impact bones are 'PoS'.
Ummm, really?
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cox049, you make awesome colour combinations. Another scheme to copy !
Hey, last time you were going to copy Kevin's scheme....
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If you need to know what's good or bad about S710, browse as many pages back to read what they all have to say.
The FAQ ! Seek the FAQ keeper and you'll find the light !

I believe the Serpent needs to be built and set correct. Once that is done, driving the 710 should be pretty much easy.
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Hey, last time you were going to copy Kevin's scheme....
Precisely ! Made even worse when you're spoilt for choices with so many nice ones to copy and with people like crashed_1 as your wingman...
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I am going to save this for our Canadian Gas Nationals in August and run it there... I believe they have a concours event.
I may be wrong but most of the time, I believe the concours event would make it compulsory to use only bodyshells that you're gonna use for racing... I may be wrong.
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Old 05-16-2004, 01:32 PM   #10575
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But if you are like me i would buy the best car anyway (710) and learn as i go
I started that way. Driving the Serpent somehow made it possible for me to understand and aquire as much knowledge about RC cars. That's one of the best parts I like about RC besides driving and building the kit ! That of course does NOT include painting !
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