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Dinner and RC

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in repairs and upgrades | 0 comments

I clipped a stump or something and broke the stock cast alloy steering knuckle on my Duratrax 835B. Thankfully once again John’s Hobbies to the rescue! Bought some hardened aircraft grade aluminum knuckles to replace the clearly inadequate stock ones. It’s the one part Duratrax should have included. I would have paid another 25 dollars to have them there from the start. This chassis is super tough otherwise. It rips and it’s tons of fun!

Here is a picture of what it looked like in the RC Details kitchen at dinner time. Had to eat somewhere, I am sure we all have eaten at the bench before…with dirty hands…seems natural.

RC and dinner, good combo.

RC and dinner, good combo.

Here is a picture of the broken knuckle. It popped right in the centre line of the threads. It wasn’t a very hard hit, sent the car for a bit of  flat spin, never left the ground but enough to pop it. Easy fix to change ’em out. now they feel a lot better, more responsive too.

Broken knuckle.

Broken knuckle.

At the same time, I noticed there was an exceptional amount of play or slop in the eyelets that interface the knuckle to the C hub. I used a little tape and wrapped them to take up the extra space. Worked like a charm. I am sure a more durable material would be better but for now this is working. It will wear out and need to be replaced in time.

Eyelet with tape

Eyelet with tape wrapped 2 times.

Eyelet installed.

Eyelet installed.

Now she is running like a champ again, terrorizing dogs and little children at the park…not really.

 

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