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Old 02-20-2017, 09:15 AM   #401 (permalink)
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I've got some road tires that are 3" smaller in diameter from the nitro buggy. I'm tempted.

but then I worry about what happens when I crash a 15lb car at 50+ and decide it's not a good idea.
The carnage increases exponentially. A tumble, cartwheel, curbshot at those speeds starts to do incredible damage to even the most durable vehicles.

It is fun to strap on a GPS and see just how fast it really is though!
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well my buddy there was all "backflip over the fence"
I got it first try, but skateboard rules say you have to land it twice to be legit.

so now his fence is broken.

car gave no fucks as it went through it either. Landed and drove off leaving three pickets laying on the ground.

I twisted the spur gear shaft trying to self right.
Laziness caused me to miss a beautiful weekend of RC car with my new batteries
self righting is bad.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:01 AM   #403 (permalink)
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also I found this:
RS-LM 2014 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro “The Ali" by wildcardfox - Thingiverse
it uses a bunch of sakura parts. A sakura kit with the diffs and all the other drivetrain stuff is $85.
figure another $100 in servo and electronics.
I'm gonna have to build it.
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:18 AM   #404 (permalink)
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My summit is completely un-controllable in high gear with the setup I have now, it accelerates so fast and the tires balloon and then you cant steer it.
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well I got a new shaft, slapped it in there and it's back to running.

Since I had it apart I swapped the geared center diff for the solid locked one. just to see.
It's definitely faster and more ridiculous with the locked center, but riding a wheelie for a long while is way harder.
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My summit is completely un-controllable in high gear with the setup I have now, it accelerates so fast and the tires balloon and then you cant steer it.
Do your tires have foams and are they glued properly? (sorry if that is blatantly obvious). Could also try balancing them; won't directly help the ballooning but will keep everything smooth. Or maybe you need some stiffer slicks for it

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well I got a new shaft, slapped it in there and it's back to running.

Since I had it apart I swapped the geared center diff for the solid locked one. just to see.
It's definitely faster and more ridiculous with the locked center, but riding a wheelie for a long while is way harder.
Is this on your e6? Jumping/controlling it in the air might be interesting too? The new Associated 1:10 buggy can be setup either way. The solid drivetrain is preferred for super high traction surfaces (carpet or astroturf). Seems like it'd be less forgiving to say tapping the brakes in the air to make an attitude adjustment; although I haven't personally driven one setup fully locked, unless you count a Tc3/4 (on road touring car)
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:25 PM   #407 (permalink)
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Do your tires have foams and are they glued properly? (sorry if that is blatantly obvious). Could also try balancing them; won't directly help the ballooning but will keep everything smooth. Or maybe you need some stiffer slicks for it )
Yes to both, I cant peel the tires off the rim in any place and they are pretty firm like they have foam in them.
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Is this on your e6? Jumping/controlling it in the air might be interesting too? The new Associated 1:10 buggy can be setup either way. The solid drivetrain is preferred for super high traction surfaces (carpet or astroturf). Seems like it'd be less forgiving to say tapping the brakes in the air to make an attitude adjustment; although I haven't personally driven one setup fully locked, unless you count a Tc3/4 (on road touring car)
yeah. didn't seem to affect turning too much. Control in the air is relatively unchanged. I did have 100k oil in the center diff so it was stiff anyhow.
I think I'm going to go 200K in the center diff and step the f/r up to 20k.

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Yes to both, I cant peel the tires off the rim in any place and they are pretty firm like they have foam in them.
get some tire debonder and take the tires off the wheels.
Tape the inside of the tires with a few layers of reinforced tape. It will keep them from ballooning out so badly. You might want to get some new foams and replace them while you're in there.
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and just an E6 update.

fucking broke a rear toe rod doing standing backflips. it went crooked and came down on one rear wheel and snapped the 4mm rod right where it was threaded. Didn't phase the knuckles or the balljoint.

so I ordered lunsford titanium bits for replacements.
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:04 AM   #410 (permalink)
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lunsford is awesome. I ordered those turnbuckle rods at 8:30 yesterday and they left the same day, I'll have them Thursday, which is awesome cause I'm going to a wheeling event this weekend and wanted to take big dumb monster truck.

Lunsford Racing

they weren't even that much more expensive than stock ones.
I see a complete set of titanium screws in my future as well, because I'm tired of shit screws stripping.
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:34 AM   #411 (permalink)
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No summit stuff, damnit.
Lost the screw for the shock pivot arm and broke the rear bumper.
Pretty sure the lockers aren't working either.
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they pretty much sell by size and diameter. So if you know the turnbuckle size you need you just order like that.
my turnbuckles were 4x110, so 4x111 ones got ordered.
They've got shock mounts and shit, but you'll have to measure yours.

After I exhaust my supply of plastic rod ends I'm probably going to do the super duty balljoints they have. they look to have a metal insert.

edit: and lifetime warranty. you bend it they replace it. Sounded good to me.
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these things bring the beef.
I'll probably break something else and not the rods now.
not sure if that's good yet.
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well I took this thing to the badlands this last weekend and handed the transmitter to n00bs in the quarry.

nothing broke, but I did lose one of my fancy tekno wheel nuts.
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yeah. didn't seem to affect turning too much. Control in the air is relatively unchanged. I did have 100k oil in the center diff so it was stiff anyhow.
I think I'm going to go 200K in the center diff and step the f/r up to 20k.


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Following along on the b64 threads: 200k for the center is the "hot setup" for high bite clay. Ozite and astroturf guys are reporting success with 500k-1M ! I have some 120k leftover from my Vorza but looks like I might needs to order some 200k on line. The talk is 100k is sluggish or slow on the carpet, the 500k supposedly fixes that..... hmmmmm...

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these things bring the beef.
I'll probably break something else and not the rods now.
not sure if that's good yet.
^^gotcha, I was wondering what those look like. I could see maybe upgrading those once I get everything else sorted out on mine. Always liked the Lunsford stuff.
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yeah, I had center diff problems again. Fucking screws backed out after 30 minutes of consecutive backflips.

I had cleaned and loctited them with blue.
made a damned mess when all the silicone got everywhere mixed with EP grease.
I hosed the whole thing with brakekleen, wiped the screws down loctited the shit out of it, regasketed it and tightened those fuckers with my 1/4" impact.
if they don't stay put this time i'm not sure what does it. Red loctite? i'll never get them out again, ever.

I'm definitely going to up my center diff oil. I just haven't had anything else to order from HK and I'm not paying HK shipping on a single bottle of oil.
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Hey I just picked up a Turnigy 9x and a Orange RX DSM2 if you're interested.
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nope, I've fully converted to frsky 2.4

I got a bunch of spektrum stuff to sell if you want it.
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Yes the ball bearings are functional.
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well I'm 5 packs into the E6 with no more issues. I think i've finally sorted it out.

got the wife to try it for the first time. She managed a backflip off the dirt pile.
So now she's cool with rc car. I'm still not going to tell her how much money is wrapped up in it.
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Yes the ball bearings are functional.
Wow, you going to run that as actual landing gear?

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well I'm 5 packs into the E6 with no more issues. I think i've finally sorted it out.

got the wife to try it for the first time. She managed a backflip off the dirt pile.
So now she's cool with rc car. I'm still not going to tell her how much money is wrapped up in it.
Also, imagine if she knew what a bad influence you are to others with R/C stuff on here!!
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