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01-25-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 369
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Posted By Kevin Marcy

My only immediate thought is to check that the...

My only immediate thought is to check that the pins aren't coming out of the universal shafts. Or remove the pinion and see if the motor runs OK both directions. When it locks up, can you turn the...
01-07-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 63,338
Posted By Kevin Marcy

The text shown in red above is exactly the...

The text shown in red above is exactly the opposite of what you want to do. Smaller pinion = better acceleration, LESS top speed. Larger pinion = less acceleration, MORE top speed (and probably more...
12-16-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,283
Views: 549,070
Posted By Kevin Marcy

There might be others that fit, but they use 4...

There might be others that fit, but they use 4 posts w/ screws on the spur adapter, so the spur needs 8 holes spaced correctly. Easiest to use theirs:
3RACING...
12-12-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5,702
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Posted By Kevin Marcy

3/16" aluminum rivet washers fit the #8 screws...

3/16" aluminum rivet washers fit the #8 screws well, and they're pretty flat (compared to standard steel washers).
12-01-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 31,705
Posted By Kevin Marcy

Sakura parts are also available from Integy.

Sakura parts are also available from Integy.
10-30-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 31,705
Posted By Kevin Marcy

I ran mine on black carpet last week set up for...

I ran mine on black carpet last week set up for USGT (just practice before & after racing). Didn't change anything from the kit setup and it ran great. It's average & fast lap times were 0.3-0.5...
10-14-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 31,705
Posted By Kevin Marcy

I had some longer ball studs already (in PINK),...

I had some longer ball studs already (in PINK), but ordered some steel ones. I did confirm that #SAK-A529 is the correct part number for the aluminum steering system. Since you have to remove the...
10-11-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 31,705
Posted By Kevin Marcy

Ran mine for the first time yesterday. ...

Ran mine for the first time yesterday. Discovered 2 things immediately:
1 - Needs a longer ball stud on the rear upright. Less than 3mm of threads in the plastic with the supplied 4.8mm stud.
2 -...
10-11-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,407
Views: 714,853
Posted By Kevin Marcy

It looks like the one for the Advance S64 will...

It looks like the one for the Advance S64 will fit, but I don't have a spare to test this.
10-07-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 31,705
Posted By Kevin Marcy

I test-fit VTA wheels on mine, and the front...

I test-fit VTA wheels on mine, and the front definitely rubbed with Protoform wheels. HPI wheels looked like they might just barely clear (protoform wheels seem to be about 0.7mm offset less than...
10-07-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 63,338
Posted By Kevin Marcy

We did this once in Michigan waaay back in the...

We did this once in Michigan waaay back in the 20th century (1989) on the oval. It generally worked well, although it made more work for the race director. He kept stats for something like 8 weeks...
10-05-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 31,705
Posted By Kevin Marcy

3Racing shows their 6mm hexes in stock...

3Racing shows their 6mm hexes in stock (3RAC-WX126) in blue from them direct, but can't seem to find any in the US. Simple & cheap fix - add a washer between the wheel and the hex.
10-02-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10,251
Views: 1,657,194
Posted By Kevin Marcy

A general question on the new USGT spec motor: Is...

A general question on the new USGT spec motor: Is a motor fan necessary? Fixed timing should run cooler, or is everyone hanging big pinions on them to get speed? Trying to decide where to mount...
09-28-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 31,705
Posted By Kevin Marcy

Does anyone know if #SAK-A529 is the right number...

Does anyone know if #SAK-A529 is the right number for an aluminum steering set? They look right, but 3Racing's website doesn't say it fits this car.
08-11-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Kevin Marcy

I've got a slightly newer one from 2015 (probably...

I've got a slightly newer one from 2015 (probably because I was the only one still running a car that old ;)). This was for Toledo's big, fast 1/8th scale track. Must have been a cool day, because I...
07-17-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,412
Posted By Kevin Marcy

Unless your track has special rules, "zero...

Unless your track has special rules, "zero timing" for blinky class refers to electronic timing in the speed control. There is (normally) no rule on where the motor's mechanical timing can be.
07-04-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 64,902
Posted By Kevin Marcy

Make sure you've got the narrow 5x10x3 bearing on...

Make sure you've got the narrow 5x10x3 bearing on the inside of the knuckle.
06-24-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kevin Marcy

You might want to read through the other thread...

You might want to read through the other thread called "foam tire question" on here for more discussion. Here's what I've seen over the years on asphalt: foam or rubber can run about the same lap...
06-18-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By Kevin Marcy

Racing at the outdoor 1/8th scale track in Toledo...

Racing at the outdoor 1/8th scale track in Toledo (BIG track, high speed) they decided last year to allow either rubber or foam tires on 1/10th electric TC. Since I didn't want to get into a big...
06-04-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,853
Posted By Kevin Marcy

If it comes from Pandora, DO NOT OPEN THE BOX!!...

If it comes from Pandora, DO NOT OPEN THE BOX!! We've had enough trouble in 2020 already!
05-27-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 34,637
Posted By Kevin Marcy

One other thing to check is correct sequence of...

One other thing to check is correct sequence of motor wires:
A = blue
B = yellow
C = orange
05-26-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 34,637
Posted By Kevin Marcy

Novaks work fine with other motors. And they...

Novaks work fine with other motors. And they INVENTED the sensor standard.
Do any of the LEDs change when you pull the trigger? Maybe it just needs to be calibrated. I think a blue LED indicates...
05-25-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 34,637
Posted By Kevin Marcy

Are you using a sensored motor (with sensor cable...

Are you using a sensored motor (with sensor cable connected) ? Novak ESCs generally won't run sensorless motors. The temperature sensor shouldn't matter IF is not present. Many racers used to...
02-26-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Kevin Marcy

That's basically the same experience I've had. ...

That's basically the same experience I've had. Running on a LARGE 1/8th scale track (200' straightaway, mostly large sweeping turns) I put new tires on for the 3rd round and the main. Next race,...
01-11-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By Kevin Marcy

Most places that race Legends use either a 1S...

Most places that race Legends use either a 1S LiPo or the old 4-cell NiCad "Spec" packs (don't know if they still exist). The Legends chassis isn't really sophisticated enough for high speed. ...
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