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Forum: General Race Chat 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Yorkiebar
I was in a similar position to yourself, I used...

I was in a similar position to yourself, I used sticks back in the 80s but when I came back last year all the cheap stuff was wheel. I can use both but I'm definitely better with sticks.

You can...
Forum: General Car Talk 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Yorkiebar
Candyman IIRC - there's one on ebay if you search...

Candyman IIRC - there's one on ebay if you search 3mm driveshaft pin tool
Forum: Wanted 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By Yorkiebar
My lad has been using a Flysky GT2B for the last...

My lad has been using a Flysky GT2B for the last year, it's tiny, paper light and works well. I got ours for £16 brand new with RX and lipo for the TX included, seem to be around £22 on ebay now new...
Forum: General Race Chat 15-08-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Yorkiebar
Yes, it's all I do to remove tyres - around 45...

Yes, it's all I do to remove tyres - around 45 minutes, PING and done.
Forum: Electrics 24-07-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Yorkiebar
They really don't need that much - depends on the...

They really don't need that much - depends on the surface you're running though - i.e. if wet and muddy then will obviously need a bit more than usual.

I race outdoor all year and all mine gets is...
Forum: Electrics 13-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Yorkiebar
Regards the TX and RX you'll more than likely...

Regards the TX and RX you'll more than likely need to use the same manufacturer as the transmission protocol can differ between them, even if using the same crystal.

You can mix and match motors...
Forum: Electrics 12-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Yorkiebar
Don't rule out an Xray XB4 - I run a 2016, you...

Don't rule out an Xray XB4 - I run a 2016, you can pick these up for around £100-150 2nd hand.

I've just started up again last year after a 30 year layoff so know it can be a bit "eh?" with all...
Forum: XRAY 12-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Yorkiebar
I use a mix of Xray, Schumacher and Yokomo wheels...

I use a mix of Xray, Schumacher and Yokomo wheels on my XB4.

Schuey & Yok wheels need a wider hex to make them the same offset
Forum: Electrics 11-07-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Yorkiebar
Do you use a neck strap? If so try not using it,...

Do you use a neck strap? If so try not using it, will force you to grip the TX more and press your thumbs into the sticks. :)
Forum: General Race Chat 07-07-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By Yorkiebar
First one's easy - servo reverse on channel 1 on...

First one's easy - servo reverse on channel 1 on your transmitter.

Second not so sure about, could be one of a few things like the servo browning out the receiver if it's drawing too much power.
Forum: Electrics 05-07-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By Yorkiebar
Trackstar TS150 odd behaviour

Asking for a mate as this one has me a bit stumped as well...

TS150 in his 1/8th hooked up to a sensored 2100KV motor. Works mostly fine but if you quickly flick the throttle, return to neutral...
Forum: Electrics 07-06-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Yorkiebar
If you mean the hex is rounded (not threaded)...

If you mean the hex is rounded (not threaded) then either a mate with an MIP 1.5 driver (these are brilliant), or cut a slot in the grub screw with a dremel cutting wheel. You'll have to sacrifice...
Forum: General Race Chat 20-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Yorkiebar
Only magazine I know of in the UK: ...

Only magazine I know of in the UK:

http://www.rcracer.com/
Forum: Electrics 04-04-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Yorkiebar
Careful updating the firmware - one of the TS...

Careful updating the firmware - one of the TS ESCs is known for not playing ball with the PC after it's done, it even warns you about it on Hobbyking's site.
Forum: Electrics 04-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Yorkiebar
Any of those you listed will work on RC4, and all...

Any of those you listed will work on RC4, and all bar the 3 wire Purcy will also work on RC3 as well. :)

Cheapest is 2nd hand obviously, but brand new MRT has an eBay shop. The only difference...
Forum: 1/8 Nitro Off Road / Rallycross 03-04-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By Yorkiebar
After being inundated with replies I thought I'd...

After being inundated with replies I thought I'd update this for anyone else in the same boat. :rolleyes:

There's a 6.6V LiFe pack that fits in the same space as a 4xAA square pack perfectly, so...
Forum: Electrics 01-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Yorkiebar
Cheers :)

Cheers :)
Forum: Electrics 01-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Yorkiebar
Is it one of the small 90 deg 2mm gold plugs on...

Is it one of the small 90 deg 2mm gold plugs on to the board? Good to know in case I ever break mine. :thumbsup:
Forum: Electrics 01-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Yorkiebar
Yes as above - using the batteries in the car is...

Yes as above - using the batteries in the car is the quickest (and most fun) way to drop them down, a lot of the time they will be below storage voltage so when putting them on the charger in...
Forum: Electrics 01-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Yorkiebar
You'll be fine balance charging at 5A. ...

You'll be fine balance charging at 5A.

Ignore the discharge function and just use storage when putting the cells to bed after use - I'm sure on that charger is will only go up to 2A in storage and...
Forum: Electrics 29-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Yorkiebar
With a sensored brushless motor, the timing can...

With a sensored brushless motor, the timing can be altered on the fly by the esc.

Boost - increases the timing over the entire rev range, amount adjustable.

Turbo - increases the timing only at...
Forum: Electrics 28-03-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Yorkiebar
Ah it looks like a 27Mhz / 40Mhz crystal radio in...

Ah it looks like a 27Mhz / 40Mhz crystal radio in it if it's the same as the manual, so no binding to do - slim chance the crystals are buggered but doubt it.

Before you do the esc calibration as...
Forum: Electrics 28-03-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Yorkiebar
Is there a small button near the on off switch...

Is there a small button near the on off switch too? If not can you get a photo of the ESC, switch and receiver and post them up?

Either the ESC has lost calibration or RX is unbound. Both have...
Forum: North East 26-03-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By Yorkiebar
BB - Ballistic Buggy. Normally run rear spikes...

BB - Ballistic Buggy. Normally run rear spikes in green compound for wet, BBT01.

4WD fronts - darts or wide cut stagger dry, BB green BBT03 or silver darts wet.

You might have to trim the dart...
Forum: Electrics 19-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Yorkiebar
Have you done the RX to ESC calibration? You...

Have you done the RX to ESC calibration? You normally have to do this any time you change the receiver, so the ESC knows where the throttle neutral and endpoints are.

It differs slightly from one...
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