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02-10-2001, 11:28 PM
It's been maybe a couple days since I have had this 4tec and its been through alot. I took it out to a parking lot to do some fast runs when my friend wanted to try. He had it going around 20 or 30 when he tagged a curb, but the car kept going and everthing seemed fine...... He looked at me astonished, and said he couldnt control it. It had a whole lot of parking lot to get up to its 50 mph claim where it soon after hit a curb flipped and shot batteries everywhere. I ran over and shut it off to find a broke diff. yoke, servo case, battery housing(torn up bad), and cracked shell. Not bad, but what's the best way and also whats the cheapest way to prevent this?
[This message has been edited by Smoknjo (edited 02-11-2001).]
02-10-2001, 11:50 PM
Man that SUCKS dont let your freind drive anymore http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif anyways what else can you do but buy the replacement parts new. Unless if your gonna get busy with some CA glue (j/k). Heres a way to save $$.....use the old batt's http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
*My Other Car's A Traxxas
02-11-2001, 04:43 PM
To prevent that, a cheap way to slow the car down in WOT runs straight at a curb is to hook up a throttle return spring. It will slow the car down a little before it hits, but it may not stop it totally. You can mount the spring on the screw in the corner closest to the engine header on the upper deck. Hook the other end in the throttle arm on the other whole that isn't being used. If you don't mind spending some cash (which it looks like you're going to be spending some now anyway!) is to get a failsafe device. Once your car gets out of range, the servo kicks the brake in. Go to this page to get more info on it. http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p.pgm?Q=1&I=LXH328&P=7
The last thing to do is make sure your receiver and batteries have clean connections that aren't gummed up with nitro oil. Clean it all up and put balloons or sandwich baggies around them. Have fun.
02-11-2001, 09:23 PM
Thanks, I'll look into a throttle spring and give it a try. I might also buy some aluminum parts to replace the plastic ones that might break alot.
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