KK's Formal Hello to All!

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SFC K wrote:Yikes! At least you did not bend one of your axle tubes! If they were plastic, I think one would have broke for sure.
That's exactly what I was thinking. This is the first time this has happened to me. I was surprised to find this as the weakest link. This tells me that the plastic cases flex some upon landings. Pretty interesting.

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andymac0035 wrote: If your careful you can actually bend that back.
For now I just used a new part, but I'll keep the bent one around for when I'm in a pinch. :thumbsup:

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I spent my free time yesterday giving some TLC to my original KK1.

Last time I took her out, I blew up the rear gears, blew up another OFNA servo saver, and bent up some fasteners.

All three of these little guys lost a tooth, and the big gear they sit in was warped pretty bad.
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Out with the old.......
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And in with the new.....
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I got here back together, all freshened up.
I took out the brushless powerplants, and put back in an EVX2 and brushed Speedgems. I am going to use the brushless systems for the KK2s.
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Glad to see it's back on the way to running again. =D>

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So it's been a long while since I last posted to this thread. I've been using the heck out of the KK1 and my last outing several months back resulted in some seriously mangled gears!
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I run the Clod axles without the Tamiya, metal braces and I realized that the hardcore jumps I was taking were flexing the cases allowing the gears to move out of position.

I spent the yesterday putting in some new gears, dusting off the dirt, installing new wheels and tires, re-polishing the 4-links, and changing out some hardware. I'm gonna take her out for a spin today.

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While I am at it, I am also going to try limiting the rear steering a bit. I tried something similar, I think about a year ago, but the limiters I used were way to small and the location allowed them to have a good amount of torque applied to them from the knuckle. Needless to say, they didn't last long.

This setup uses the screws used to assemble the axle tube. The are way beefier than my first attempt. I hope these work.

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KingKlod wrote:While I am at it, I am also going to try limiting the rear steering a bit. I tried something similar, I think about a year ago, but the limiters I used were way to small and the location allowed them to have a good amount of torque applied to them from the knuckle. Needless to say, they didn't last long.

This setup uses the screws used to assemble the axle tube. The are way beefier than my first attempt. I hope these work.

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For limiting the travel have you tried to run a really short servo horn/disc? You could use one of the generic discs that RC Planes use and put the mounting point as close to the center screw as possible.
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132NHAF,

I've consider the setup you mention. The one thing that keeps me from doing it is a lack of servo saver.

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I took the old lady out for a spin and drove her to the ground. My 20 year old Speed Gems decided to finally tank!

Notice the bulging of the endbell.
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Here's what the inside looks like. The comm is toast!
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Wow KK that's a shame. They don't make brushed motors like the old Speed Gems anymore. I used to have a 10t triple in a Blackfoot with mashers.

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^^I know what you mean. I wa pretty bummed when it happened, but then I thought about how long I've had them for and it made me feel better.

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KingKlod wrote:132NHAF,

I've consider the setup you mention. The one thing that keeps me from doing it is a lack of servo saver.
You could always drill a hole just a bit closer to the center. I realize there is a lip and a potential for binding with the steering link, but you could experiment with an older (read: broken) saver.
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^^^ That's what I did.

Taking a kimbrough #124 and drilling from the backside, put the hole right up against the shoulder of the round part.
Make the hole slightly smaller than the screw you will be using, and thread it into the hole from the front. (just the plastic from the servo saver holding it, so don't over-tighten)

I've been doing this for a while now, works great for me.

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Just went through this whole thread and I have to say that chassis is awesome. I was wondering how I could obtain a chassis?