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Today, 06:46 AM
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Posted By billdelong

Huge difference in voltage under load vs voltage...

Huge difference in voltage under load vs voltage at rest, in a 10 min main for 4WD SCT, not uncommon for folks to hit LVC, if I'm in the lead then I make it a point to back off the throttle so not to...
Today, 06:12 AM
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Posted By billdelong

What exactly are you trying accomplish with this...

What exactly are you trying accomplish with this gadget?

It sounds to me like you are describing some sort of "Active Ackermann", if that's the case, then why not make a custom ackermann plate?...
Today, 05:44 AM
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Posted By billdelong

HobbyWing Justock User Manual...

HobbyWing Justock User Manual (http://www.hobbywing.com/products/enpdf/xerunxr10justock.pdf)
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03-16-2019, 06:03 AM
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Posted By billdelong

The QUICRUN 10BL120 ESC...

The QUICRUN 10BL120 ESC (https://www.hobbywingdirect.com/products/quicrun-10bl120-esc?variant=2139725987868) references the LED program card in the manual.
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03-15-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 195
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Posted By billdelong

I'm not talking about some po-dunk town in the...

I'm not talking about some po-dunk town in the midwest, I'm thinking about a larger scale across the nation as a whole... I've not caught any flak from the local sheriff dept when I have setup Outlaw...
03-15-2019, 02:47 PM
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Posted By billdelong

From the same liability perspective you can argue...

From the same liability perspective you can argue points why RC needs a special place away from common public areas too

https://i.makeagif.com/media/10-04-2015/9O1-ZA.gif
03-15-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By billdelong

Probably worth mentioning that Futaba was hit the...

Probably worth mentioning that Futaba was hit the hardest when Hobbico went bankrupt and left Futaba with close $2.3million in unpaid debts...
03-15-2019, 11:48 AM
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Posted By billdelong

I have seen some people run ribbed tires to help...

I have seen some people run ribbed tires to help save cost on tire wear, I don't think I've ever seen someone win a race with a ribbed tire on a medium to high traction track, my guess is technology...
03-15-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By billdelong

Buy these spares as a bare minimum to keep in...

Buy these spares as a bare minimum to keep in your pit box:
XRAY XT2 Front Composite Body Mount (Hard) (https://www.amainhobbies.com/xray-xt2-front-composite-body-mount-hard-xra321320-h/p584638)...
03-15-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By billdelong

Trackmate has worked well for me: ...

Trackmate has worked well for me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mli3TK5VIXI
03-15-2019, 07:02 AM
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Posted By billdelong

I tried several models of the SkyRC ESC's years...

I tried several models of the SkyRC ESC's years ago and they gave me nothing but problems, you couldn't pay me to touch another ESC from SkyRC, I have had good luck with many other SkyRC products,...
03-15-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By billdelong

SkyRC has no affiliation with HobbyWing...

SkyRC has no affiliation with HobbyWing whatsoever, SkyRC/Toro brand ESC's have a really bad reputation, I personally choose to stay away from these ESC's.

The X-Car brand of ESC's through...
03-15-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By billdelong

Thanks for sharing, I have always felt that when...

Thanks for sharing, I have always felt that when you pay a premium for a luxury radio, the expectation is set that you will be taken care of for proper service. I have been bouncing around between...
03-14-2019, 01:22 PM
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Views: 25,213
Posted By billdelong

I wouldn't fault you... what drives me crazy are...

I wouldn't fault you... what drives me crazy are the inconsiderate people who continue to vape in covered areas even though they are repeatedly told not to do so by the owner. When I call them out on...
03-14-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By billdelong

On turf with my XT2'17 I ran ProLine Z3 compound...

On turf with my XT2'17 I ran ProLine Z3 compound with Wedges up front and Prisms on the rear. The turf we run on is a medium depth pile where ProLine recently released Pyramids that I ran last night...
03-14-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By billdelong

I ran an XT2'17 on a turf track in my area for a...

I ran an XT2'17 on a turf track in my area for a season, I was lucky and never broke the front body/sway bar mounts, but I have seen these break fairly often with most sportsman level drivers. My...
03-13-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By billdelong

The following link is a little dated, but should...

The following link is a little dated, but should give you some basic features to consider when making your selection:
Which surface radio system is the best?...
03-12-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By billdelong

Another option to consider along the lines of...

Another option to consider along the lines of that slipperential is the TEKNO Traktion Drive Kit (https://www.teknorc.com/shop/tkr4301x-traktion-drive-kit-complete-w-shoes-adapter-springs/), this...
03-11-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By billdelong

https://www.teamtrinity.com/trinity-spec-12.5-x-25...

https://www.teamtrinity.com/trinity-spec-12.5-x-25.5mm-long-high-torque-rotor-copper-tep1119.html



Note that they give you the option to select a guaranteed strength of 1675+
03-11-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By billdelong

some chargers have input voltage ratings that...

some chargers have input voltage ratings that vary from 12V-24V and you'll want to read the fine print, for example the charger may say it can charge a 4S pack at 20A but that might only be possible...
03-11-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By billdelong

I wonder if it might be worth installing a "Team...

I wonder if it might be worth installing a "Team Spec" rotor in a Punisher to get optimal performance? Assuming that the Monster Max rotor is compatible of course, I have not tried this yet, but have...
03-11-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,540
Posted By billdelong

At Thornhill Jr, they host a Wed night program...

At Thornhill Jr, they host a Wed night program that run 3 rounds promptly at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm... limited to 6 heats max with heads up best 2 of 3 combined results. Oddball classes will get mixed into...
03-11-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By billdelong

It's a feature that comes with most high end...

It's a feature that comes with most high end radios and can be implemented in many different ways. I am currently using a Graupner X-8E...
03-11-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 57,664
Posted By billdelong

At Thornhill, I have had really good luck with...

At Thornhill, I have had really good luck with James Waspers in Soft compound when temps are in the 70s to 80s, depending on track conditions Waspers have ran faster than ProLine Blockade/Buckshot in...
03-11-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By billdelong

Typically... No Provided your equipment is...

Typically... No

Provided your equipment is in good shape, you should not experience any brown outs... a pro would more than likely replace a faulty piece of equipment than to rely on a glitch...
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