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    Since its a TQi did you configure the transmitter...

    Since its a TQi did you configure the transmitter for the model you will be using it with. If it came from an Ebay chop shop the transmitter may have been factory configured for most any vehicle and...
  2. Thread: soder qr1 motor

    by gdes
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    The alloy of the solder (60/40 or 70/30) really...

    The alloy of the solder (60/40 or 70/30) really doesn't matter, it determines the temperature the solder will melt at. What you have to be careful about is the flux. Many solders have a flux core...
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    Is this a new 4-Tec you are having problems with?...

    Is this a new 4-Tec you are having problems with? Do you have a 2.4 system or an older AM (long antenna) radio system?

    For the steering problem - first I would disconnect the servo horn / servo...
  4. Does it make the high pitch sound only when first...

    Does it make the high pitch sound only when first give it throttle? If it does then I would check the slipper and make sure it is tight enough. As for the WD-40 on the motor, sounds like a bad idea...
  5. Thread: Help a Newby

    by gdes
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    You might call Traxxas and see if they will take...

    You might call Traxxas and see if they will take your burnt out XL-5 and Titan as trade in on the power-up thing. That way you would have a brand new VXL ESC and motor for only $130
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    You can watch the July 2009 2009 Bark River...

    You can watch the July 2009 2009 Bark River online http://www.torcseries.com/videos_prolight-barkriver.php
  7. Thread: Guitar Help

    by gdes
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    It seems like there are about 5 basic ways to...

    It seems like there are about 5 basic ways to wire up a guitar, then there are variations on the basic methods. Some sites to take a look at are:
    http://www.1728.com/indexfun.htm...
  8. If you have one a dremel with a small ball type...

    If you have one a dremel with a small ball type cutter (1/8 inch or less) works good or just a very steady hand with an X-acto knife. The hole doesn't have to be round but sharp corners create weak...
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    If you are wanting to clean off the baked on...

    If you are wanting to clean off the baked on nitro and grime an old method is to put it in a crock pot with ethelene glycol type antifreeze and let it cook on low overnight. DO NOT USE THE CROCKPOT...
  10. Thread: Excessive Sag

    by gdes
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    Have you looked at the set up specs used by...

    Have you looked at the set up specs used by Roberts, Battaile and Slayden? You might find a clue with what they are doing or find out that they have the same problem....
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    Heres a link to the webpage with a link to the...

    Heres a link to the webpage with a link to the rule book, should be in there http://www.corracing.com/content.asp?tid=181
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    Something not mentioned yet and it may be a long...

    Something not mentioned yet and it may be a long shot but have you calibrated the ESC to the transmitter? Some people call it programming the speed control, there's instructions in the manual and it...
  13. Thread: Moderator

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    [QUOTE=mike505]His benefit package is the best! ...

    [QUOTE=mike505]His benefit package is the best! It comes with palm trees and coconuts.

    Why is it when I read this, it makes me think of the TV show Lost. :fear:
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    Acording to the Sudden Impact web site (they...

    Acording to the Sudden Impact web site (they manage the truck) the T-Maxx is still racing. http://www.suddenimpact.com/schedule.htm
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    from here...

    from here http://www.traxxas.com/products/accessories/trx_accessories_escs.htm

    The Velineon™ VXL-3s™ forward/reverse electronic speed control simplifies brushless technology with easy, built-in...
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    Yep, the second link is for the older trans with...

    Yep, the second link is for the older trans with the slipper pegs. So you will probably need another spur gear, running one without pegs often destroys them. A tip I learned a long time ago is to...
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    Clean and lube the owb and also clean and re-oil...

    Clean and lube the owb and also clean and re-oil the starter motor.
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    Does the spur gear move when you give it some...

    Does the spur gear move when you give it some throttle? If not then check the shoes in the clutch bell.
    Other things it might be:
    I'm guessing from your description that you have a newer T-Maxx...
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    Hey, here's a press release you might want to see...

    Hey, here's a press release you might want to see http://www.pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=112114&Itemid=34
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    You woud just need to change out the 1993 slipper...

    You woud just need to change out the 1993 slipper shaft in the Nitro Hawk for the 3793 shaft used in the VXL models, looks like you are riight about all yhe transmission internals can be swapped.
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    Also straight out of the box you only have...

    Also straight out of the box you only have bushings not sealed bearings so the grit will destroy a set of axles, and steering bellcranks in a short time. If you run on a beach specially an ocean...
  22. Thread: OldPede

    by gdes
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    The mechanical speed control can handle a 7 cell...

    The mechanical speed control can handle a 7 cell pack - no problems and the 7 cell will give you more speed. Just take your truck with you to the hobby shop to make sure the battery you want will...
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    Did you calibrate your radio to the ESC when you...

    Did you calibrate your radio to the ESC when you reprogrammed it? http://www.traxxas.com/products/video/support/ Here's a video of how to program and calibrate.
  24. Thread: More problems =[

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    When you took the wheels off you probably lost a...

    When you took the wheels off you probably lost a cross pin and the axle is just spinning in the wheel hex.
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    Channel 1 is steering (2218 servo?), channel 2 is...

    Channel 1 is steering (2218 servo?), channel 2 is throttle (2215 servo?)
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