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05-11-2014, 07:12 AM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

I'm not aware of a conversion kit, but I just...

I'm not aware of a conversion kit, but I just converted my X7 to an Eco and here are the parts you'll need: E2405, E2313, E2122A, E2122B, E0234. Pretty easy. I built a new center diff for the...
05-04-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

I'm not a fan of all the cab forward bodies. They...

I'm not a fan of all the cab forward bodies. They make all the cars look alike. So I am running the MBX6E body from Mugen. It's a perfect fit on the 7E and it definitely looks Mugen. MUGE1026.But...
05-02-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

If it were a softer alloy; it would bend. GOOD...

If it were a softer alloy; it would bend. GOOD steel doesn't bend, it breaks. Did you ever bend a drill bit? It shatters. But the results end up the same, either a bent or broken shock shaft must be...
05-01-2014, 04:29 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

Not unless M2C has developed a metal stronger...

Not unless M2C has developed a metal stronger than steel. You hit another car head on at speed you will break something. Feel free to test your full size car's durability in the same manner.
04-30-2014, 05:59 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

I run Tekin 1900KV T8 or 1950KV T8i with a RX8...

I run Tekin 1900KV T8 or 1950KV T8i with a RX8 ESC . But I also get over 10 minutes run time with my MBX7 nitro on a tank where others struggle to get 7 or 8 minutes. There is no substitute for...
04-28-2014, 05:20 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

I have to disagree with this thinking. I run...

I have to disagree with this thinking. I run Thunder Power 4300mah 65C packs and get 18-20 minutes run time. We race 10 minute heats and mains. If I ever run my packs to LIPO cut-off in practice, it...
04-18-2014, 05:58 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

Just grind a little off each end with a dremel....

Just grind a little off each end with a dremel. It's one silly millimeter.
03-03-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

+1 need setups, please.

+1 need setups, please.
02-01-2014, 05:55 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

Actually, Great Planes (Tower Hobbies) has had...

Actually, Great Planes (Tower Hobbies) has had all the new u-joints in stock. I've gotten several sets; but they're sold out now. I have the u-joints all around on my V4 and my son just upgraded his...
07-06-2013, 07:12 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

Wow, easy advice to give. Hard advice to follow....

Wow, easy advice to give. Hard advice to follow. :lol:
07-04-2013, 07:42 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

I haven't tried the 2090 pipe. But the t2060 is...

I haven't tried the 2090 pipe. But the t2060 is money. It's also the only pipe recommended by Hobbico (Tower Hobbies/ Great Planes), the sole US distributor for OS Engines; or OS Engines web site;...
07-04-2013, 07:22 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

This is the MBX7 thread. They are both good cars,...

This is the MBX7 thread. They are both good cars, but I think you already know our answer. If you want to make it a popularity contest, just check the number of posts on this thread vs the 8ight 3.0...
07-04-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 86,193
Posted By TheBackmarker

Yeah, con rods break, front bearings fail, air...

Yeah, con rods break, front bearings fail, air leaks develop, glow plugs go south, and tunes change sometimes dramatically. But you don't lose compression at one gallon unless your engine ingested...
07-04-2013, 05:37 AM
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Views: 17,253
Posted By TheBackmarker

So come on Houston. It's been over a month now....

So come on Houston. It's been over a month now. Where are you going with this thread? Make your point. You have our attention.
07-04-2013, 05:33 AM
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Views: 1,689,391
Posted By TheBackmarker

I really like the stock shock boots on the 7. Big...

I really like the stock shock boots on the 7. Big improvement over the 6 and 5. Balloons are not an upgrade.
07-02-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 86,193
Posted By TheBackmarker

There are way too many variables for any answer...

There are way too many variables for any answer to that question to be meaningful. Never tune to a temperature goal. Tune for the best performance.
06-30-2013, 05:17 PM
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Views: 86,193
Posted By TheBackmarker

At one gallon it's likely still braking in. It...

At one gallon it's likely still braking in. It may go rich on you when everything is finally seated in. Don't confuse this for loosing power.
06-30-2013, 11:23 AM
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Views: 86,193
Posted By TheBackmarker

How many gallons are on it? I don't have a gallon...

How many gallons are on it? I don't have a gallon on mine yet so I can't even say it's fully broken in yet.
06-24-2013, 05:45 AM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

If you are roasting front tires prematurely, one...

If you are roasting front tires prematurely, one of two things is happening. Either:
1. You are diffing out excessively to the front wheels under acceleration and spinning the tires like doing...
06-19-2013, 04:38 PM
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Views: 1,689,391
Posted By TheBackmarker

You would be correct if the throttle servo did...

You would be correct if the throttle servo did not have to operate the brakes. It requires very little torque to open a carburetor. We use micro servos on some planes to save weight. But to stop an...
06-17-2013, 03:21 PM
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Views: 1,493,838
Posted By TheBackmarker

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06-17-2013, 12:19 PM
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Posted By TheBackmarker

Thank you. You explained it very well. That is...

Thank you. You explained it very well. That is very helpful.
06-17-2013, 09:21 AM
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Views: 1,689,391
Posted By TheBackmarker

Questions?? Active Caster

Could someone who is knowledgeable please tell me about active caster. How do you do it, how does it work and why would you want it. Under what conditions would it be desirable and when would you not...
12-15-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7,533
Views: 1,167,390
Posted By TheBackmarker

Yes it is mod 1 and no, I've never had stripping...

Yes it is mod 1 and no, I've never had stripping problem. I've probably landed several thousand jumps and never stripped a spur. Make sure you are setting your gear mesh with a little backlash. Use...
12-11-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7,533
Views: 1,167,390
Posted By TheBackmarker

Zach, it's very good starting point. I've made...

Zach, it's very good starting point. I've made only very small changes to the stock setup.
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