R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
Suspended
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 123
Trader Rating: 1 (57%+)
Default Aluminum parts

How big of a difference is there in performance, durability, etc? I bought a TA NTC3, and was thinking about getting some aluminum parts.

Are there any parts that should take priority over others?
Latrodectus27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2011, 11:46 PM   #2
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 729
Default

if the part you want in aluminum see's a lot of flex, I wouldn't recommend getting it as a metal. I would only make parts that are fixed and need to be strong/rigid and use aluminum there.
__________________
Car-less (Velox V10 or 733) // RB T10.5"+" (JB Modified) // Bluebird BMS-990DMG (St) & BMS-631 (T/B) // ATS 16% // Capricorn Wheels // Protoform
"70% of the time, it works ALL the time"
DJ_Shakespear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2011, 02:32 AM   #3
Suspended
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 123
Trader Rating: 1 (57%+)
Default

From the standpoint of a complete noob, which parts need to be especially rigid? I'd rather buy aluminum for the parts that are apt to break ahead of time, to (in theory/hopefully) elimate the need for regular replacements.
Latrodectus27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2011, 03:26 AM   #4
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 729
Default

What car is it going onto?

If its a pro touring car (Kyosho RRR, XRay NT1 etc) the the only things you might want to have as aluminum would be pulleys and stuff like bulkheads or shaft holders.
If its an RTR car or something just for bashing around with, you can really get anything you want (assuming its been made) but it will only weight it down - a lot. You could get things like arms, wheel hubs and stuff like that made of aluminum, but if it experiences a fair amount of vibration or is prone to bending/flexing, it wont rebound like plastic will, but instead be more or less a permanent bend.
__________________
Car-less (Velox V10 or 733) // RB T10.5"+" (JB Modified) // Bluebird BMS-990DMG (St) & BMS-631 (T/B) // ATS 16% // Capricorn Wheels // Protoform
"70% of the time, it works ALL the time"
DJ_Shakespear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2011, 06:25 AM   #5
Tech Elite
 
lil-bump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Cold Great Lakes
Posts: 2,963
Trader Rating: 83 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Latrodectus27 View Post
How big of a difference is there in performance, durability, etc? I bought a TA NTC3, and was thinking about getting some aluminum parts.

Are there any parts that should take priority over others?
I would keep everything plastic. For the NTC3 it's not worth the money to upgrade to alluminum it will add a ton of weight and cause it to break more often. Just figure out how you can put "The Fix" on your front bulkheads.


Pass you soon...
__________________
Elliott Hart
Serpent America
Desoto Racing Team
Chicky fan club member #9
One Eighth Racers of Toledo
lil-bump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2011, 02:36 AM   #6
Tech Master
 
JetMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 1,172
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Don't know if they're still out there but someone used to sell aluminum diff. cases for the NTC3. That would be a must buy since I don't think you can find "the fix" any more.
__________________
www.vorra.org

MINO Racing
JetMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2011, 02:57 AM   #7
Suspended
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 123
Trader Rating: 1 (57%+)
Default

What exactly is "the fix"? Do the bulk heads break a lot or something?
Latrodectus27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 09:30 AM   #8
Tech Master
 
JetMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 1,172
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

If you search the NTC3 threads on here you can find alot of info about the fix. Basically, it was a reinforcement for the diff cases because yes, they break very easily.
__________________
www.vorra.org

MINO Racing
JetMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 05:06 PM   #9
Tech Champion
 
nitrodude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Oxnard, CA
Posts: 5,845
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

The problem was that the holes in the lower half of the case would strip really easily. I never used the fix, I just used 3mm screws instead of the 4-40 ones. The 3mm screws are just a bit bigger so they grab better to the plastic.

The aluminum cases used to be made by RD Logics, they were cast not machined, and because they were cast, they couldnt be anodized(and they were weak) so they were powder coated. A friend had these in his car and they were a piece of crap, stick to the plastic ones with the 3mm screws.
__________________
Steven Muller
AKA El Pibe RUFAST? HAHA!!!
Ronin Speed Parts
nitrodude is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All Losi 8ight Aluminum Parts Hop-Upz guss2009 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 64 05-09-2011 11:34 AM
NEW Velineon, GTB w/ 5.5, Lots of NEW aluminum parts, Rustler jtracker R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 44 01-31-2011 09:15 PM
>>>Brand NEW INTEGY Aluminum Parts for the RC18T at COST!!!<<< All-Star R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 137 01-10-2009 12:19 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 02:05 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net