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#1 Matticus

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:01 PM

So I thought I'd be a smart ass and set a car up so it'd run itself in. Set the track to 7.5v, throw a elastic band around a controller and walk away, come back in an hour or so and the car would be nicely run in for me.

Erm, no.

Get back down there the cars not moving (must admit, it was probably 2.5hrs later by the time I got back there). Turns out the car don't want to run no more. Changed the braid, got me a few inches but that was about it. Pulled it all apart and gave it a clean, nothing.

Its' a Scaley Nissan Z Calsonic JGTC. Not chipped or anything, just doesn't want to run now.

Probably serves me right, but anyone got any ideas? I'm meant to be racing the thing tomorrow night and all!
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:06 PM

try another controller --thry don't like being held on a constant voltage. try direct power to the motor

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:10 PM

Tried a different controller, tried a different lane, no luck.

I was using the standard Scaley control cos I don't care if it fries. It's defo the car; another car works fone on both that lane with that control, that lane with a dif control, and the other lane with all of the above...
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 12:12 AM

cooked donk ?
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 12:58 AM

Did you oil the axle and motor up a little ?

After 2.5 hours it probably got hot dragging a binding axle around and labouring under 7.5 volts ,
it may be that it was a dud motor in the first place but if you were watching it you could have seen what happened. Live and learn huh , but on the bright side you can now buy a faster motor .

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 05:06 AM

has it got the little door under neath the car where you can put the digital chip if so check the connection in there it can sometimes be a bit dirty or not touching like it should and the car wont go
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:52 AM

No there's no smell or anything. I checked all the wiring and solders and stuff and they all looked ok... Got a few mins before I gotta go to work so I'm going to go give it a quick bash now.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:07 AM

View Postbathurstbones, on Oct 16 2007, 12:12 AM, said:

cooked donk ?

yeah that's what I reckon to

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:07 PM

Nope the things dead. Oh well, an excuse to buy another car :D
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 05:23 PM

Could be a stuck brush. Very common in the commercial world. Give the motor a tap on the side at the end bell on both sides. Could also be a bad brush spring. Either way, new motor.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:35 PM

Much easier and cheaper than all that. Was one of the Scaley Takara's with the crappy wiring at the front; one had busted that I didn't notice last night. Cut out the little resister thingy and soldered the wires straight to the guide thing and it's fixed. My rocket ship is back in action.
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:11 AM

well......well done, learn sumpfing new everyday :D

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:49 PM

hmm
i wonder how long it really ran in??
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 11:48 AM

My track is quite dusty and there was a nice clean line around some of the tighter bends, so it implies it'd been running a while. Also the guide was pretty much finished.

I reckon I left it for the better part of 3 hours. Nothing was warm when I got back down there, so I'd say probably 2hrs at most.
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