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05-19-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By billdelong

Not sure about that... although OFNA was a...

Not sure about that... although OFNA was a distributor for both Hong Nor and HoBao, neither OEM is compatible with each other.

To make matters worse, OFNA had distributed a Jammin variant for the...
05-18-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By billdelong

I would be surprised to see a motor bearing fail...

I would be surprised to see a motor bearing fail after only 10 battery packs.

I would check the mesh between the pinion and spur gears, it might've tightened up on you and need a proper gap where...
05-18-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By billdelong

Surpass makes excellent motors, they are really...

Surpass makes excellent motors, they are really hard to screw up honestly... but I had a Surpass ESC fail on me too... other brands of ESC's that disappointed me include Aeolian, HobbyKing, BHR,...
05-18-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By billdelong

sounds like a defective ESC to me... as a...

sounds like a defective ESC to me... as a workaround I would simply not use the switch and unplug the battery instead of turning it off.... over the years I've learned not to trust the cheap ESCs and...
05-18-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By billdelong

"a month or so" is also vague on how many battery...

"a month or so" is also vague on how many battery packs since the last rebuild... generally you want to rebuild every 15-20 battery packs and that is based on track conditions and wear for your area....
05-16-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By billdelong

OFNA was a rebrand, I believe the OEM was the...

OFNA was a rebrand, I believe the OEM was the Hong Nor X1CR and pretty good chance this motor mount will fit from the OEM:
HongNor Motor Mount #X2S-16A [X1CR] [X1CRT] [X2CR] [X2CRT] [X3e SABRE]...
05-12-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By billdelong

check to make sure the throttle has no trim...

check to make sure the throttle has no trim applied, it needs to be perfectly zeroed out both throttle and brake... so if you have it set to 75/25 then it needs to be 50/50 as another example of a...
05-10-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By billdelong

With worn tires on turf, you tend to blow...

With worn tires on turf, you tend to blow corners, braking sooner will degrade performance which contradicts the performance gain of early braking for a faster bearing. I do agree that track temps...
05-10-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By billdelong

I am not the fastest racer at the club in my...

I am not the fastest racer at the club in my area, but I'm probably one of the most consistent racers who averages between 96%-98% and will occasionally hit a 99% run


That said, when I make a...
05-09-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By billdelong

While I don't have experience charging Rx packs...

While I don't have experience charging Rx packs because I only race electric, I have had experience racing an 18R with 1.8Ah packs back when I raced on-road and I had issues with those packs taking...
05-09-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By billdelong

I agree that balance current is extremely...

I agree that balance current is extremely important, some more of my thoughts here:

Which charger is the best?...
05-06-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 590
Posted By billdelong

my thoughts exactly... 2 x 12V in series = 24V...

my thoughts exactly... 2 x 12V in series = 24V and the specs on the SkyRC are 18V max


It would be best to put everything into Watt Hours so you know how much power you have available.


Let's...
05-06-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By billdelong

I will be the first to admit that I NEVER oil the...

I will be the first to admit that I NEVER oil the bearings in my motors. I typically have a myriad of other issues with the motor before I experience a bearing failure.



That said, I have...
05-06-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By billdelong

+1 however HongNor was the OEM for the X1CR...

+1

however HongNor was the OEM for the X1CR if you're looking to get parts today, Jammin was a rebrand through OFNA who's no longer in business, and neither is Hong Nor but limited parts are...
05-05-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 590
Posted By billdelong

There's a lot of variables to consider like brand...

There's a lot of variables to consider like brand of warmer, desired temp and ambient temp as well as 1/10 vs 1/8 warmers so it will be difficult to give a straight answer. Based on my experience...
Forum: Racing Forum
05-04-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By billdelong

I've got a couple setups posted here that I have...

I've got a couple setups posted here that I have ran the same setup on indoor tracks with high grip clay, just needed to lower ride height to prevent traction rolls:...
05-03-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By billdelong

Yes the charger is protected from reverse...

Yes the charger is protected from reverse polarity and will give you a warning, there is no risk to plugging the battery in backwards on the charger.

Very few brands of ESC's offer reverse...
05-02-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By billdelong

Some chargers to consider here: Which...

Some chargers to consider here:

Which charger is the best? (https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3496127-Which-charger-is-the-best&perpage=100#post43510433)
04-29-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By billdelong

You're gonna get tons of recommendations from all...

You're gonna get tons of recommendations from all over the place here, but this is where I would start:

Which servo is right for me?...
04-25-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By billdelong

I believe these will work: ...

I believe these will work:
...
04-24-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By billdelong

to add on this, I generally prefer to pack my...

to add on this, I generally prefer to pack my bearings with grease for my mod cars (especially on dirt) and will use thinner oils for stock racing. The grease used doesn't really matter, but as a...
04-16-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By billdelong

When you say "going up the chain" I take it that...

When you say "going up the chain" I take it that you mean spending more money for a higher quality product and what do you get for the money?


The cheap GT Power warmers won't fit 1/8 cars but...
04-16-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By billdelong

I've reviewed some warmers here as well as showed...

I've reviewed some warmers here as well as showed how I made custom warmers for 1/8 Truggy wheels:

Racing With Tire Warmers...
04-12-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By billdelong

Welcome to the hobby! Most of the active...

Welcome to the hobby!


Most of the active members on the forums here are club racers, so expect to get feedback that may cater more toward a race oriented response.


I'm not familiar with the...
04-07-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By billdelong

I run the stock plastic fan until it breaks... I...

I run the stock plastic fan until it breaks... I always replace them with aluminum case fans and I don't think I've ever had to replace an aluminum case fan once now that I think about it.
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