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01-27-2005, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By plbman

Replacement for a Quaser Pro?

My Quaser Pro charger died last night at the track. No clue what went wrong, it was charging a battery when I went out for the second heat, it was dead as a doornail when I came back. No fuses are...
12-24-2004, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By plbman

Radio glitching

I'm having a strange problem with the electronics in my TC3. I've been using these electronics for a couploe years now and never had a problem. However, today I started working on moving everything...
12-23-2004, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By plbman

Help with Duratrax electronics

I'm looking for some advice on troubleshooting some problems with the electronics out of a Duratrax Evader RTR that a friend of mine asked me to take a look at for him. Its his son's truck and...
01-18-2004, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By plbman

Problem with paint

I recently painted my first body and I'm having some unexpected problems with the paint. I followed the article on this site written by HauntedMyst to the letter (I think). His final instructions...
01-16-2004, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By plbman

The tab where the brushes are soldered? I...

The tab where the brushes are soldered?

I suppose I could flip the motor over and do that...

Is this an unusual thing to have happen?
01-16-2004, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By plbman

Motor problem

So, I sat down tonight to get my car ready for the weekend and the first thing I noticed was that one of the leads to my motor had popped off. My first assumption was that I was the victim of a weak...
01-16-2004, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By plbman

Thanks all. I think I know how to proceed...

Thanks all.

I think I know how to proceed now.
01-15-2004, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By plbman

Quick question about batteries

I'm new to this hobby and am just starting to work on building my own battery packs for the first time. I purchased a set of 18 loose cells from Hurricane. The cells are supposedly all "matched"....
01-08-2004, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By plbman

Body scuff marks

Quick question.

Now that I painted my first body and took it out racing last night its, as expected, a bit scuffed up from walls and other cars. What, if anything, do people use to clean the body...
01-04-2004, 07:09 PM
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Views: 6,044,375
Posted By plbman

Last one

Final pic
01-04-2004, 07:08 PM
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Views: 6,044,375
Posted By plbman

Second

Second pic
01-04-2004, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24,487
Views: 6,044,375
Posted By plbman

My first body

Well, here it is. Not the best but, I suspect, not the worst either. I had some problems with the homegrown paint masks bleeding a bit but, in general, I'm pretty happy with the result.

I'm...
12-30-2003, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By plbman

Questions about painting

Today my new Mazda 6 body arrived in the mail. This is my first body so I'm flying a bit blind here. I've read every scrap of info I can find on painting these things but I already have a couple of...
12-29-2003, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By plbman

I figured ot the problem and thought I'd post my...

I figured ot the problem and thought I'd post my experience here just for other people's benefit.

It turns out that the problem was not with the servo at all but is actually a problem with my...
12-28-2003, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By plbman

Took the top off the servo and the gears do not...

Took the top off the servo and the gears do not seem stripped. Not sure what else is inside a servo but, the problem does not appear to be the gears.
12-28-2003, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By plbman

Need servo help

I've been having trouble lately with my TC3's steering not wanting to return to center after hard right turns. In an effort to fix the problem today I stripped down the front end, cleaned all parts,...
12-27-2003, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By plbman

One more (probably stupid) question. How...

One more (probably stupid) question.

How much ventilation does an airbrush need? Is it comparable to a can or can I get away with painting in a less open area, like my basement. I ask because I...
12-26-2003, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By plbman

Thanks for the quick replies folks. Haunted,...

Thanks for the quick replies folks.

Haunted, to answer some of your questions, no I haven't really experimented with cans much at all. As I said, I'm just getting into this hobby so, my...
12-26-2003, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By plbman

Need Airbrush help

I'm thinking of getting into airbrushing but can't seem to find anything that will let me decide one way or the other what I should buy. I plan to use the brush for painting my RC car bodies as well...
12-20-2003, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By plbman

If I dismantle them, I can't send them back. I...

If I dismantle them, I can't send them back. I think I'm just gonna pack them up and ship them back.
12-19-2003, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,858
Posted By plbman

LOL...guess 44mm would be pretty short :) ...

LOL...guess 44mm would be pretty short :)

Make that 44 cm.

That should teach me not to grab my wife's metric ruler instead of a "normal" ruler :)
12-19-2003, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By plbman

Tried changing the cutoff to 7Mv. No luck. ...

Tried changing the cutoff to 7Mv. No luck.

My other 3000 MaH batteries charge just fine on this charger so, I'm pretty confident that my charger is behaving itself.

Seems like maybe I got a...
12-19-2003, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,858
Posted By plbman

Racer, My car is an old RTR which came with...

Racer,

My car is an old RTR which came with the HiTech radio and receiver. I don't use the receiver anymore but when it was in the car it worked just fine. No reception problems or any such...
12-19-2003, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By plbman

Antenna for a JR Receiver

I recently purchased a used radio and receiver combo. The receiver is a JR Racing R-125 75 MHz AM Receiver. Everything seems to work fine but the antenna on the receiver seems short. Not...
12-19-2003, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By plbman

Here's what I bought: ...

Here's what I bought:

http://www.batteryspace.com/product.asp?0=255&1=271&3=215
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