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06-23-2020, 09:40 PM
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Posted By zipperfoot

Looks great. Very nice job. Some action photos or...

Looks great. Very nice job. Some action photos or a video would be great!
06-18-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By zipperfoot

From what I can gather this looks like an SC...

From what I can gather this looks like an SC truck? So the towers, shocks, and chassis would be covered. Looks like a 550 motor which means this most likely occurred at speed. The only things exposed...
06-16-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,127
Posted By zipperfoot

I have been running plastic pinions for at least...

I have been running plastic pinions for at least a year and a half. No issues in any of my cars. 17.5 direct drive Losi and AE. XB4 4wd with a 13.5, and AE Stadium truck with a 13.5.

My B6.1...
06-16-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By zipperfoot

Having that much acreage to drive and play around...

Having that much acreage to drive and play around in sounds really nice. I envy you.

If I were to drive in my backyard I think I'd piss off the golfers. I could only imagine what an 8th scale...
06-13-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By zipperfoot

Glad to hear things ended well. I will definitely...

Glad to hear things ended well. I will definitely take a look at Maclan moving forward. To me customer service is just as important as performance.
06-06-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,422
Views: 598,951
Posted By zipperfoot

If you are building the spec racer kit (SR) you...

If you are building the spec racer kit (SR) you do not assemble the thrust assembly through the out drives. The SR kit has plastic out drives different from the other kits. The plastic out drives go...
05-30-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By zipperfoot

Welcome to RCTech. You will find lot's of...

Welcome to RCTech. You will find lot's of attitude here especially if you are new to the hobby. My suggestion is if you have a question to ask and are new to the site/hobby don't ask it on this site....
05-19-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By zipperfoot

This hobby can get expensive and investing in 1/8...

This hobby can get expensive and investing in 1/8 scale can run on the higher side of things that's for sure.

But since you mentioned being a single full time father, I would encourage any...
05-17-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By zipperfoot

There is nothing to convert. You will need a...

There is nothing to convert. You will need a charger that can charge NiMh batteries, and an ESC that can accept a NiMh battery. Most newer ESC's can run both. And do not try to charge a nimh battery...
05-12-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,736
Posted By zipperfoot

I am sure there are a lot of great brands out...

I am sure there are a lot of great brands out there and I don't usually promote one over the other. The other reason why I currently like the Protek line of products is customer service. I had one of...
05-11-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,736
Posted By zipperfoot

OK I get it. You are not a fan of Protek. I'll...

OK I get it. You are not a fan of Protek. I'll leave it at that.

For me they have been great. For my family of RC enthusiasts we probably have a half dozen Proteks between us. No issues. None. I...
05-11-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,736
Posted By zipperfoot

From "doing my own research" I tend to agree....

From "doing my own research" I tend to agree. From what I read testing a servo via Dynamic toque seems to be an accepted method. I think more is being made out of this than is necessary. I have seen...
05-09-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,736
Posted By zipperfoot

I can see AMain lists all the Protek servos using...

I can see AMain lists all the Protek servos using Dynamic torque, and all the others it just says torque.

I do not know the difference. What is the difference? Still trying to figure out if there...
05-06-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,736
Posted By zipperfoot

How do you know this? Can you tell me the actual...

How do you know this? Can you tell me the actual numbers for say a Protek 160t? I have used that Protek Black Label edition in 3 different 4wd buggies, no issues at all. I'd be curious to know what...
05-02-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By zipperfoot

Thanks for pointing that out. They advertise...

Thanks for pointing that out. They advertise polarity protection but I had to read the whole product page before I got to the bottom and then they talked about accessories and the non polarity cap....
05-01-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By zipperfoot

HobbyWing ESC's have a model that offers reverse...

HobbyWing ESC's have a model that offers reverse polarity protection. Problem solved.

https://www.hobbywingdirect.com/collections/xr10-pro-esc-g2
05-01-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 452,435
Posted By zipperfoot

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05-01-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 452,435
Posted By zipperfoot

I feel your pain. I have been blamed for causing...

I feel your pain. I have been blamed for causing trouble, some even say I'm the reason why Frank left, yet even when I am not here posting there are still people like yourself who get frustrated to...
04-28-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 452,435
Posted By zipperfoot

Have not been here in a while. Left unchecked you...

Have not been here in a while. Left unchecked you seem to have assumed the position of judge, jury, and executioner. How holy art thou? Rating peoples comments on a scale of 1 to 10? Seriously?

Is...
04-14-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13,512
Views: 2,388,169
Posted By zipperfoot

Never broke a part on my 2019, but parts I wanted...

Never broke a part on my 2019, but parts I wanted to acquire like composite diff gears and pinions were hard to find. Other than that, never broke a part. Very durable buggy.

On the other hand I...
04-14-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By zipperfoot

For me it always comes down to what condition the...

For me it always comes down to what condition the electronics are in. If a motor is clean and was desoldered properly then I would consider it. Tells me the owner would be more inclined to take care...
04-14-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 452,435
Posted By zipperfoot

Say what you have to say. Don't be shy.

Say what you have to say. Don't be shy.
04-14-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 452,435
Posted By zipperfoot

I would also factor in driving skill. Many pro...

I would also factor in driving skill. Many pro vehicles are easily 100 grams or more over minimum weight, some more than others, but they still seem to win races. I was looking at it more from a...
04-10-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 452,435
Posted By zipperfoot

I would be interested to know how many people...

I would be interested to know how many people have lost a race because their buggy was 11 grams heavier than the next guy.
04-09-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 452,435
Posted By zipperfoot

Nicely done. Looks great. Like the paint job....

Nicely done. Looks great. Like the paint job. Looks fast just sitting there.
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