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04-20-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,059
Posted By fredswain

I spent several years designing belt, chain, and...

I spent several years designing belt, chain, and transmission drives for oilfield applications up to 2200 hp. I always laugh at the online arguments on rc forums about which ones are better and why....
04-12-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,944
Posted By fredswain

You could buy that car all day for $150. The box...

You could buy that car all day for $150. The box price was meaningless. The only thing that has gotten cheaper over the years are batteries. In the 80's and 90's I never had more than 1 motor at a...
04-09-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 283,388
Posted By fredswain

Wow, over $500 and it won't be long before people...

Wow, over $500 and it won't be long before people think they need to spend even more money in upgrades. At some point things are going to get too expensive to keep people interested. $300 was my...
04-01-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19,906
Views: 2,519,448
Posted By fredswain

What drew me to the 210 in the first place way...

What drew me to the 210 in the first place way back when was the fact that it was the only car that could do MM3. I hated my X6^2 but liked it a lot more once I installed the original X6 3 gear. That...
03-29-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19,906
Views: 2,519,448
Posted By fredswain

I was griping about needing more shock up travel...

I was griping about needing more shock up travel on my 210 a few years ago. It's finally a mainstream mod on the 22...
03-25-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 200,653
Posted By fredswain

I'm on there. You know me btw. I'm Raborn Racing.

I'm on there. You know me btw. I'm Raborn Racing.
03-25-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 200,653
Posted By fredswain

Will there be a conversion for the new laydown...

Will there be a conversion for the new laydown car? Saying that, the new car looks like a KC but with a laydown.
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-13-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,791
Posted By fredswain

Traxxas doesn't design their vehicles to be race...

Traxxas doesn't design their vehicles to be race winners. They design them to be bashers. I love the UDR and hope to get one at some point. It's a scale vehicle and much like the real trucks is...
03-08-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,614
Posted By fredswain

In my opinion offset should not be specified at...

In my opinion offset should not be specified at all. Rules like this are ridiculous. It limits geometry options that a manufacturer can have. Width and diameter can be specified but offset should be...
03-03-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 58,851
Posted By fredswain

Yup. I love this car. Best 2wd I've ever driven.

Yup. I love this car. Best 2wd I've ever driven.
03-02-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,215
Views: 711,723
Posted By fredswain

It's not quite that simple. That's why tuning...

It's not quite that simple. That's why tuning guides are nearly worthless. We never really got into much detail here and many things have changed in rc since this thread started that make some of the...
02-20-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 72,432
Posted By fredswain

Heat treating is far more involved than just...

Heat treating is far more involved than just making something hot and then cooling it down. You can make a piece harder but more brittle or you can reverse it. I used to spec parts for industrial...
02-19-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 38,364
Posted By fredswain

My eyesight is very different between each eye...

My eyesight is very different between each eye and my depth perception suffers on larger tracks. I'm lucky to keep it between the pipes at all on the back sections of a larger track. For me a 50 x...
02-16-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 58,851
Posted By fredswain

That's actually my favorite trait about the car....

That's actually my favorite trait about the car. Motor rotation doesn't affect forward or rearward weight transfer. It's neutral.
02-15-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,324
Posted By fredswain

Most vehicles on the market have far more options...

Most vehicles on the market have far more options than anyone would ever use or need anyways. Stripping it down to only what is necessary is a good thing.
02-14-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 58,851
Posted By fredswain

Yup. The car is perfect for it.

Yup. The car is perfect for it.
02-12-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 58,851
Posted By fredswain

Since I've been driving mine I've found it to be...

Since I've been driving mine I've found it to be the best 2wd I've ever driven. I haven't tried it on loose dirt but I'd imagine rear motor is still king there. I have no idea why 3 gear mid motor...
02-02-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By fredswain

They are extremely easy to solder and there's far...

They are extremely easy to solder and there's far more solder contact area than on a flat Dean's plug. I'd recommend an XT60 down to 12 gauge wire, which should cover all 1/10 applications. I...
02-01-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By fredswain

The XT plugs are awesome plugs. I got rid of all...

The XT plugs are awesome plugs. I got rid of all my Dean's and went to them.
01-30-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,002
Views: 394,301
Posted By fredswain

No. Hate truggies. I am. I've designed...

No. Hate truggies.



I am. I've designed many things FAR more complicated and complex than rc cars. They are actually quite easy. You don't need to be an engineer to design a good one. Many...
01-22-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 38,364
Posted By fredswain

I remember a local racer several years ago who...

I remember a local racer several years ago who wasn't going to make the qualifiers due to a conflict with a school event that his son had. He knew he might make the last qualifier but most likely...
01-22-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 38,364
Posted By fredswain

There are tons of different opinions and ideas...

There are tons of different opinions and ideas and how to make racing more appealing to keep people coming out. Unfortunately, it's the racers themselves that make it difficult and expensive as there...
01-09-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By fredswain

Although this isn't directly answering your...

Although this isn't directly answering your question, here's a nice way to balance a battery much faster without affecting the other cells.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIbHLacozFo
01-04-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,009
Posted By fredswain

That's more my type of track. No ridiculous...

That's more my type of track. No ridiculous doubles and triples to clear and not super smooth everywhere.
01-01-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19,906
Views: 2,519,448
Posted By fredswain

I have never liked 4 gear mid motor. I even hated...

I have never liked 4 gear mid motor. I even hated 4 gear MM back when the 210 first came out, before everyone went to mid motor and swore by 4 gear back then. Either 3 gear mid motor or 3 gear rear...
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