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    I wouldn't be looking at the slipper clutch...

    I wouldn't be looking at the slipper clutch unless something was seriously wrong. Take the engine out and spin the clutch bell, checking for any binding. Sometimes, burrs on the shoes, an overtight...
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    Yes, there should be an optimum position where...

    Yes, there should be an optimum position where the delrin cap is flush to the ball joint without applying excessive pressure. However, if this optimum appears difficult to achieve, the carrier or...
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    Darren at RD Racing tells me that they had not...

    Darren at RD Racing tells me that they had not considered making hub carriers for the MERV, but he may consider it now. Knowing RD, it will be a long time before we see them because of their thorough...
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    Does anyone know if RD Racing have any plans to...

    Does anyone know if RD Racing have any plans to release a hub carrier, and perhaps even an axle kit too? Quality control from RD appears to be well received on the 1/10th Revo, so hopefully the same...
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    I'll make you feel better - your hobby could be...

    I'll make you feel better - your hobby could be 5" gauge live steam garden railways. Even the least expensive steam locomotives will set you back just shy of $6000 - and they'll only do about 8 MPH....
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    Depends on your running surface. If it is really...

    Depends on your running surface. If it is really pitted and rutted, you'll get bored of the lightweight 1/16th getting stuck or flipped over, whereas a 1/10th will float serenely over it. However,...
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    Not got a Mini Revo, but I do have the 3.3, and...

    Not got a Mini Revo, but I do have the 3.3, and as far as minis go, I have a Losi Mini-LST2 and an Xray M18MT.

    Firstly, my full blown Revo 3.3 - excellent truck, two years of ownership and only a...
  8. Thread: servo.

    by mikesalt
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    smokestack, The stock Traxxas 2055 servo has a...

    smokestack,

    The stock Traxxas 2055 servo has a torque of 80 oz in, and a transit speed of 0.25 seconds per 60 degrees. The servo you propose has 45 oz in more torque, which will really help to...
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    You cannot complain with that servo at only $50....

    You cannot complain with that servo at only $50. Nice balance between speed and torque. With the narrow tyres, 172.20 oz in is plenty of torque regardless of whether the the truck is moving or not.
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    I was going to dump about £300 of hop-ups into...

    I was going to dump about £300 of hop-ups into Revo to beef it up, but after nearly two years of ownership, all I have done is toast the EZ start and crack the front bumper. I know some of you will...
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    An obvious choice up-front is the HiTec 5955TG...

    An obvious choice up-front is the HiTec 5955TG because it is quick, hugely powerful and the titanium gears should hold up well in such a demanding position. I have that up front.

    For the throttle,...
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    Good to hear that Heli fuel works well. Let us...

    Good to hear that Heli fuel works well. Let us know how it works out in the long run.

    Just seeing your Revo reminds me that I really need to get new wheels and tyres for my Revo. Trouble is, I...
  13. Thread: Wheel glue

    by mikesalt
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    Check out this excellent tutorial by Misbehavin...

    Check out this excellent tutorial by Misbehavin RC - How to remove glued tyres
  14. Thread: 23mm Vs 17mm

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    xtcvapor makes a very valid point there. Most 40...

    xtcvapor makes a very valid point there. Most 40 series wheels are offset by 1/2" or so, which creates more leverage against the axle.

    In all honesty, Traxxas should have made Revo with 17mm axles...
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    I have been out of the game for a long, long time...

    I have been out of the game for a long, long time so this may be out of date. However, you are right, the 23mm adapters do tend to cause problems when used with the stock Traxxas axles. Also, it puts...
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    First modification I did was to install the...

    First modification I did was to install the Forward-Only Conversion. The Optidrive worked fine at the time of replacement, I just wanted to remove the Optidrive before it failed, whilst also...
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    AT LAST! Finally broke something

    Hello all,

    After owning a Revo for over a year now, I have finally had to replace something. I had the old Kyosho truck out, and the roller clutch was slipping. As a last-ditch attempt, I used the...
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    I am also a great believer that the most durable...

    I am also a great believer that the most durable truck is the one that avoids a collision in the first place. If you install good radio gear, with a failsafe and responsive servos, you can keep your...
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    The centre (US: center) diff is a racing accesory...

    The centre (US: center) diff is a racing accesory really. It is an additional point-of-failure that is not necessary for basher durability. The regular FOC kit will be the toughest option.
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    You make $10 a gallon sound like the end of the...

    You make $10 a gallon sound like the end of the world...

    Here in the Uk, gas (we call it petrol) is now costing me £1.19 a litre,

    There are 4.54 litres to the gallon,

    4.54 x 1.19 = £5.40 per...
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    Rather than tuning your engine to near...

    Rather than tuning your engine to near destruction, just glue some lead tyre-weights behind the back bumper. That will offset the weight and cause wheelies with ease.
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    Offsets give you a wider track, which is not so...

    Offsets give you a wider track, which is not so good for racing, but does prevent rollovers when bashing.

    The trouble with offsets is the outer bearing of the carrier suffers great fatigue. May be...
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    Always better to destroy an engine completely...

    Always better to destroy an engine completely rather than just a slow, painful loss of compression. Good work!

    I have been out of this hobby for too long (British winters are no fun). When I was...
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    MT racing tracks really should be modified to be...

    MT racing tracks really should be modified to be much rougher and weighted against truggies. Longitudinal, sharp ridges along the track would cause a truggy to ground, whereas the MT would be king!
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    I have yet to break anything, and I have had Revo...

    I have yet to break anything, and I have had Revo for about a year now. I haven't had much chance to get out with it this past year, but I have crashed it enough times to warrant a failure. It is one...
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