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    I agree--outstanding pics

    Those were some of the best photographic studies of model boat wake that I think I've ever seen. Running a Villain on your local waterway distinguishes you both as a serious modeler and a serious...
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    The Blast looks faster

    Though this is anecdotal, every time I have my Villain IV with the X447 pair and my completely stock Blast on the water at the same time and drive them in alternation, the Blast looks as if it would...
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    Yes, that's how it worked out.

    Well, I decided I'd try pinning down just whose house it was. We're in a major metropolitan area, where folks don't always know others in their neighborhood, and I was always a shy kid.

    I could...
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    The last run of my Villain IV--probably

    I took my Villain IV and Blast, each circa 2001, down to the flood control reservoir near home, along with 2 sets batteries for the Villain and 3 packs for the Blast, charged the day before. I like...
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    How to plumb in a 2.5?

    Some time back on ebay.com, I found a fellow who had one of these partially-built TRX 2.5 assemblies (with a water cooled marine head) that look to drop in pretty nicely to the hull of a stock Nitro...
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    Did I blow my break-in?

    I just got through replacing my 2001 N4T with a new one, with the 2.5 Racing Engine, so I was out on the cul-de-sac today, attempting to follow the "5-tank" procedure for breaking in my new engine.
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  7. Setting the slipper clutch to where it was

    After replacing one of those chassis braces into which the transmission bolts, I was not aware that I could blow the mesh between the clutch bell and spur gears, and as a result, I trashed my plastic...
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    Well, this is good to hear

    I see from today's accelerative hijinks that I've now cut low the teeth on the two forward drive belts, but at least I can get the replacements from the hobby outlets, since they've made the 2 cars...
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    Looking to the 4-Tec-ing future

    I've gotten many jollies from the N4T I've been running since 2001, and just got through doing a Traxxas-brand tuned pipe and header, since the old exhaust ended up wearing out. But should I pin my...
  10. No jerking when it happens; not the idle

    When the truck goes into the "locked in" mode (solid clutch, no shifting ability), it runs dead smooth and does not jerk. There is a slight jerking in what I term the "normal" mode, when the clutch...
  11. Transmission/clutch gets stuck on occasion

    Ever since I bought my T-Maxx new in December 2003, there has been something hanging up and acting funny in the transmission, on an intermittent basis. I have the normal mode, where the model will...
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    Sticky: "Peggy Sue", the #12 Mobil 1 Truck

    I must have been watching just a bit too much NASCAR these last few weeks. When I trashed the stock body on my T-Maxx from too many rollovers, I went in for a ProLine F-350 replacement, which I...
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    2.5 props for N.V.; FS-40 in T-Maxx

    Atomic, your reply caught my interest, being both a Nitro Vee and T-Maxx fan and operator.

    When I eventually come up with a marine-head 2.5 for Nitro Vee use, you talked of the X442 (thus, I will...
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    That snow joke

    My E-Maxx has survived the three winters now of 2001, 2002 and 2003, only it didn't see serious action in the snow until this year. I had plenty of fabulous runs where all I had to do was drip the...
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    I am reminded of that scene from the recent...

    I am reminded of that scene from the recent remake of "Ocean's Eleven", in which two fellows decide to have a race--one driving a full-size truck and the other a nitro-powered model. The smaller...
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    I catch the drift

    I suppose I'd like a 4Tec with a .21, but I don't have the venue or the skill to open such a thing fully up. I heard guys talking about using airport runways that are not in use, but I doubt you'd...
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    A few N4T trials, out on the schoolyard

    The Mad Dog, #8

    After getting up on this last Sunday morning of the Holiday, I decided I'd tear down and remediate a couple problems that seemed present on my 2001 .15 Nitro 4-Tec, the #8 Mad Dog...
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    Sticky: In the words of Jethro Bodine, "Hot-DAWG!"

    This is a link to my page about my T-Maxx, which has been christened the Hot-DAWG,
    an exclamation that is useful when opening up a 2.5 T-Maxx on a decent straight piece (and when one's brain is...
  19. Thread: Horsepower

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    Well, OS does put out the .21 RZ-V01B(P), which...

    Well, OS does put out the .21 RZ-V01B(P), which their spec sheet rates at 2.45 hp, 32,000 RPM, but that looks like a very expensive swap, by the time you get the pipe for it, etc. I'll take the 2.5,...
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    So let's see here--assuming the crankcase induces...

    So let's see here--assuming the crankcase induces a full displacement of 2.5 cc per revolution, and a 120 degree timing on the rotary valve, my calculations on the average airspeed through the 7 mm...
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    Well, if that doesn't beat it all...I always have...

    Well, if that doesn't beat it all...I always have trouble trying to imagine reasonable fluid flow at that kind of rate, but then I didn't stay as an ME student when I was in college in Detroit, like...
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    Well, Chris, when the problem occurs, the...

    Well, Chris, when the problem occurs, the transmission shifter arm that extends from the transmission feels like it's "catching" on something inside. It seems to prefer going to a position between...
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    Fwd/Rev shift is sticking

    Santa brought me a new T-Maxx this year, even if Santa wound up being myself. It has been good going, except for one irksome problem regarding the transmission. Many times when the 2.5 engine is...
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    50,000 Rpm, Trx 2.5?

    I am wondering about a reference made in the handouts that came with my brand new T-Maxx. They state that the ball bearings are good for "50,000 RPM", but I can't believe this engine gets anywhere...
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    Choices in structural materials

    So, then, Wannabe--

    I take it that a valuable property of the E-Maxx undercarriage is its ability to deform elastically under impact loads, so that I would see better performance from Ti skid...
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