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    Didn't mean to pick an old scab. Pntmachine is...

    Didn't mean to pick an old scab. Pntmachine is absolutely correct about this not being a "true" failsafe. This topic was brought up ad nauseam when it was first introduced. I, personally, have...
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    FYI - Taken from the 2006 release of the Revo 3.3...

    FYI - Taken from the 2006 release of the Revo 3.3 manual (supplied with AM transmitter)...

    To prevent losing control of
    your model, it is important to
    stop at the first sign of weak
    receiver...
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    FYI - The original 2.5 Revo did not offer the...

    FYI - The original 2.5 Revo did not offer the Optidrive with the "failsafe" feature. This was introduced later on with the 3.3 version.
  4. Thanks, Damianhead. The whole idea behind the...

    Thanks, Damianhead. The whole idea behind the break-in process is to heat-cycle the piston in the bore several times by bringing it up to at least 200 - 225 degrees for a tankful and then letting it...
  5. Welcome to the madness. A lot of great...

    Welcome to the madness. A lot of great suggestions, but the best tool you can have in your toolbox when jumping into nitro for the first time is patience. Not every break-in, in fact, hardly any go...
  6. I believe you will find the 18TZ requires a...

    I believe you will find the 18TZ requires a starter box. No extension on crank for one-way bearing / starter. I also believe that, when new, the pinch on the 3.3 engine puts a lot of unnecessary...
  7. Thread: shock springs

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    90mm Travel Dot Color Spring Rate Yellow 14.8...

    90mm Travel
    Dot Color Spring Rate
    Yellow 14.8 lb/in (2.6 N/mm)
    White 16.6 lb/in (2.9 N/mm)
    (Standard Front)
    Orange 18.3 lb/in (3.2 N/mm)
    Green 20.0 lb/in (3.5 N/mm)
    (Standard Rear)
    Gold 21.7...
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    Make sure you stacked the spring washers behind...

    Make sure you stacked the spring washers behind the slipper nut properly. They should look like this - ().
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    Make sure you have the 2 spring washers installed...

    Make sure you have the 2 spring washers installed correctly. They should go like this: ( )
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    You could also install a couple 2070's in place...

    You could also install a couple 2070's in place of the 2055's used for steering. A nice gain in torque and transit speed.
  11. Thread: PE header

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    Did you get the correct gasket set to go with the...

    Did you get the correct gasket set to go with the header? I just ordered one myself, and have read that you leave the original o-ring, then white gasket, then black gasket. ...
  12. Thread: 2.5 revo

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    ...and the antenna does not line up as nicely in...

    ...and the antenna does not line up as nicely in the body. New hole may be required
  13. Thread: fail safe

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    I run the same one and it's tucked away under the...

    I run the same one and it's tucked away under the cover, sitting on top of receiver.
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    I ran into the same problem. The black connector...

    I ran into the same problem. The black connector is too short to reach the external charging jack. The fix (thank you, Traxxas tech support) is to flip the switch around and use the red connector...
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    The auger cable is spring-loaded, make sure the...

    The auger cable is spring-loaded, make sure the cable is adjusted so that it pulls enough to stretch the spring. You can source owners manual from your post for instructions on proper adjustment. ...
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    Do you have the 2 spring washers behind the nut,...

    Do you have the 2 spring washers behind the nut, and are they stacked correctly? They should be stacked like - ().
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    Somebody's caught the fever!! If your wife is...

    Somebody's caught the fever!! If your wife is smart, she'll hide the checkbook!! You haven't seen anything yet. Wait until you get about a gallon through the engine and you'll notice it come to...
  18. Welcome to the wacky world of RC! Sounds like...

    Welcome to the wacky world of RC! Sounds like you're back on the right track. I'm a firm believer in pre-heating a new engine with a hair dryer before starting, and through the break-in process to...
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    Check your rocker arm posts. Last time I hit...

    Check your rocker arm posts. Last time I hit that hard I noticed that one rocker arm had less clearance between the chassis than the other. Turns out I bent the post the rocker rides on.
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    If you want to avoid a world of hurt and...

    If you want to avoid a world of hurt and frustration, and are aimed at getting into racing, make sure your local tracks have a MT class. I can't think of anything worse than building a racer and...
  21. Thread: Temp Gauge

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    With my sensor in a pan of water, I heated it to...

    With my sensor in a pan of water, I heated it to boiling and read 212 degrees. That's accurate enough for me. Also, my temperature is being taken at the exact same point of reference (90 degrees...
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    It's quite easy to get carried away with spare...

    It's quite easy to get carried away with spare parts. I'm a rec'r battery and 2 servos away from a complete new truck.:eek: :wacko:
  23. Thread: Temp Gauge

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    Probably a couple per season, depending on if you...

    Probably a couple per season, depending on if you remember to shut it off or not. I've gotten to the point that I get my truck dialed in with the first couple tanks of fuel, and then shut off...
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    I'm sure the driver of the car was pleased as...

    I'm sure the driver of the car was pleased as punch!
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    I've had one on my Revo since new and found it...

    I've had one on my Revo since new and found it extremely accurate. The downside is that I've forgot to turn it off on a couple occasions and next time out found it dead. I keep a spare 389/390...
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