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Forum: Rookie Zone
Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By GerryH

Any RC transmitter/receiver will work. You...

Any RC transmitter/receiver will work. You should check if the stock receiver is there. If not, you can buy any 2 or 3 channel transmitter/receiver combo.
Forum: Rookie Zone
Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By GerryH

What types of RC are you racing? If it's just...

What types of RC are you racing? If it's just touring cars, you can use 1-1/4" PVC pipe and use some pieces of 1" as connectors, as the 1" fits inside the 1-1/4" pipe. You're limited on curves...
09-20-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By GerryH

It's a standard sensor wire. This page has a...

It's a standard sensor wire. This page has a pinout Motor Sensor Cable Doesn't Fit on my ESC – MBoards...
09-20-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 507,483
Posted By GerryH

I've run Eurotruck for years. I'm an average...

I've run Eurotruck for years. I'm an average driver at the local tracks I finish anywhere between 1st and 3rd depending if the serious TCS drivers show up (the guys with ceramic bearings, etc)....
09-17-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,436
Posted By GerryH

I have the red flywheel and dyno my 25.5t motors...

I have the red flywheel and dyno my 25.5t motors without any issues. Lowest turn I've done is 10.5t, so I don't know how a 6.5 would work.

There is one issue I've been trying different measure to...
08-31-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By GerryH

Where ever you can find them. HPI's exclusive...

Where ever you can find them. HPI's exclusive distributor was Hobbico (Tower Hobbies). HPI went bankrupt in 2016 and shortly afterwards in 2016, Hobbico went bankrupt too. HPI was sold off and...
Forum: Rookie Zone
08-28-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By GerryH

The ignition system in gas motors can cause...

The ignition system in gas motors can cause electrical interference to the receiver. I've used many internal antenna Futaba receivers for years without issues. I have more range than what's...
Forum: Rookie Zone
08-16-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By GerryH

If you hit hard enough to break parts, it's quite...

If you hit hard enough to break parts, it's quite possible the turnbuckle for the tie rod pushed into one of the rod ends. Just turn them until the tire is properly aligned. Turning it one way will...
Forum: Rookie Zone
08-16-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By GerryH

Do: Have fun Don't: Be afraid to ask questions

Do: Have fun
Don't: Be afraid to ask questions
08-16-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By GerryH

I've built and sold a couple dozen power...

I've built and sold a couple dozen power supplies. Get a set of bullet connectors, you need some where the wire side is flat. Some have a small cutout for the wire for 90 degree bends, avoid them....
Forum: Racing Forum
07-30-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 52,820
Posted By GerryH

Those unofficial race directors who make up their...

Those unofficial race directors who make up their own rules create an unwelcoming atmosphere. I remember at one track one of these guys started yelling at everyone because they were exiting the...
07-23-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By GerryH

If you're good with a soldering iron, disassemble...

If you're good with a soldering iron, disassemble the ESC case and replace the capacitors. You should be able to get their specs off the side. Just remember to put the new ones back in with the...
07-13-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By GerryH

The Traxxas charger can balance charge...

The Traxxas charger can balance charge non-Traxxas batteries. You didn't mention which charger you have. But I think on almost all of them, the balance port is hidden behind the piece of plastic...
07-13-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By GerryH

The only way a discharger could measure that is...

The only way a discharger could measure that is if it did all the discharging was through the balance leads. Because the wires are small, the current would be limited and it would take a long time.
07-01-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By GerryH

I've run races where we run into the same issue,...

I've run races where we run into the same issue, people going wide on an adjacent lane and tripping the decoder. Good lap counting software like LiveTime can have minimum lap times by class. If...
Forum: Rookie Zone
06-25-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By GerryH

It can seem overwhelming when you start. I...

It can seem overwhelming when you start. I remember having this problem. Luckily I met some people that were able to give me lots of advice on what to buy/use.

Buying new does have advantages. ...
Forum: Rookie Zone
06-25-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By GerryH

Hope this is the start of an fun hobby for you. ...

Hope this is the start of an fun hobby for you.

I wouldn't get all wrapped up in worrying about a bigger motor at this point. The biggest mistake new drivers make is driving faster than they are...
Forum: Rookie Zone
06-25-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By GerryH

As Dirk said, it doesn't matter how you to get to...

As Dirk said, it doesn't matter how you to get to final drive ratio. It makes no difference on top speed or acceleration. 4.5FDR isn't very low especially for a big open track, so use whatever gets...
Forum: Rookie Zone
06-25-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By GerryH

Whatever you do, just do it consistently. ...

Whatever you do, just do it consistently. Temperature makes a big difference to IR. I have the benefit of having a basement which has fairly consistent temperatures all year round.

But I...
Forum: Rookie Zone
06-13-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By GerryH

Back when ball diffs were more popular, I bought...

Back when ball diffs were more popular, I bought the balls in bulk because the cost of 100 wasn't much. Then instead of trying to clean them up when rebuilding, I always replaced.
06-13-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 629,537
Posted By GerryH

I've had one for many, many years. Ran it in a...

I've had one for many, many years. Ran it in a Tamiya M05, so not a very demanding application.
06-13-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By GerryH

Outside some Traxxas servos that would...

Outside some Traxxas servos that would electronically die, every other servo that's died on me has been because of physical internal damage. As Roelof said, it's usually broken teeth on one or more...
06-13-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By GerryH

You didn't mention what vehicle you're running. ...

You didn't mention what vehicle you're running. When Lipos first became affordable, most of them where 20-30c and they were definitely a step up from NiMH. And given the theoretical amp output of c...
Forum: Rookie Zone
06-05-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By GerryH

Most mid range and higher radios have a separate...

Most mid range and higher radios have a separate function for limiting brake amount and have a dedicated button mapped to it. This would be the preferred way as it can easily be adjusted while...
Forum: Rookie Zone
06-05-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By GerryH

Don't think LRP is recommending 12A charging,...

Don't think LRP is recommending 12A charging, they're saying it's safe to charge up to 12A.

Are you racing or something else? If racing there's 2 schools of thought. First is buy an iCharger duo...
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