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Old 10-23-2007   #49
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If you think bashing is expensive, try racing!!
On second thought maybe that's a bad idea for you!!
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I got back my motor from Traxxas yesterday,

They rebuilt the entire thing only keeping my cooling head, new crank, bearings, crank case, piston, sleeve... everything! I finally got some nice weather, so I am off to try out the new radio this morning.... I found when setting up the throttle on the new radio that I might not have been getting full open throttle before...... Can't wait to see how fast it is now!
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OK Moose,

I pulled a real lame mistake..... Took the T-Maxx out today and accidently flooded the engine.... 8 miles from home where the wrench I needed was!

Gave up and came home and got some stone crab on the way... 3 Lbs of Jumbo's.....

I can play wirth the car anyday!
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Took the truck out.... Once again realized tuning is an art I am not yet a master of!

The engine was burned in and usually ran in hot humid weather.... Today was cool, a little humid, and I toook it to an open field for wide open runs. Silly me! The remote is way nicer though, turns more smooothly especially with the new servo and feels better too!
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Old 10-26-2007   #53
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Those little engines are screamers & are very sensitive to changes in the weather (temp & humidity)
Do you have a temp gun?
The way I tune my engine is by checking the temps, find out what the temp is when it's running it's best then you always have a starting point for tuning, too cold lean it out a bit, too hot richen it up a bit.
Also find a glo plug you like & stick with it, that'll be one less variable to deal with.

Being a watch guy this will make sense to you, think of the mixture needle as the hour hand on a watch, there is 12 hours on the watch & you don't want to move the needle more than 1 hour at a time when tuning it, that way you never get too lost in your settings.

Glad you like the radio, they are a big improvement over the stockers.
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No doubt, I just finished converting my HPI Wheelie King 4x4 into a rock crawler... Put in the better servo but not the radio yet as it took forever to do what I wanted! It looks pretty sick as I had to cut so much of the body off to fit the new travel of the suspension. I will have to take it out tomorrow and test it on some real rocks.....

I will remember the hour thing, it should keep me from screwing it up too much!
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