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    Looks like things are ramping up!

    The elves must have got to work because look at this:

    https://i.imgur.com/F0yAkZX.jpg


    Now that looks more like it!

    There is one available in Black now.

    Nice job Traxxas!
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    That is the problem. I consider local being...

    That is the problem. I consider local being something that is only ten miles away; however.......

    I do believe in supporting the "Brick and Mortar" stores as well and they recently just shut down...
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    Availability Options?

    With the big day less than 40 days away, I'm left scratching my head over this one:

    https://i.imgur.com/6ImIzPG.jpg

    Red, Green, RNR and OrangeX are all currently out of stock on Traxxas. That...
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    It is a pleasure to share and to get feedback...

    It is a pleasure to share and to get feedback from as many as I can and hopefully help some along the way as you are pointing out.

    I try to start threads that I think will bring out the elusive...
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    That is the thing, I don't know how to look for...

    That is the thing, I don't know how to look for it because I don't know what the mystery glob is? I do like it because it lasts a couple of re-assemblies before it completely strips off like you...
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    That is a good question. I'm thinking maybe some...

    That is a good question. I'm thinking maybe some kind of paste that remains semi-pliable because the liquid based stuff needs contact with another surface in the displacement of air and the epoxies...
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    O.K. - Thanks for the link! I will look around...

    O.K. - Thanks for the link! I will look around the store from the link on the eBay page you got me to.

    You are right though, that is the price ($10) I've seen for the 1/2 inch shrink tube as well...
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    Thanks! A question though........do you have...

    Thanks!

    A question though........do you have to heat the 1/2 inch shrink tubing or does it tight fit over the pin and e-clips snugly enough without having to heat it up? Come to think of it, I...
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    Sometimes, the walls of a normal 17mm socket...

    Sometimes, the walls of a normal 17mm socket wrench are too thick to fit between some rim designs and the 17mm spline nut design when you have a deep nut well. I found that out the hard way with some...
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    https://store.rc4wd.com/Tool-for-RevoSummit-Univer...

    https://store.rc4wd.com/Tool-for-RevoSummit-Universal-Wheel-Hex_p_3519.html

    It says that it is for the Revo/Summit; but it works on the 17mm spline hex nuts.

    Wouldn't you know it, that sucker...
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    Thanks for sharing! That counts because I can...

    Thanks for sharing!

    That counts because I can still see the partial LoctiteŽ logo that is no longer used because of the buyout. You didn't derail anything; so no worries there, because I am the...
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    Then I'm definitely leaning toward aircraft...

    Then I'm definitely leaning toward aircraft grade, as my old man use to work on Aircraft Naval Carriers (Airman) and then that would leave me further to believe that the picture of the bottle I've...
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    Madness or not, that RED LoctiteŽ is definitely...

    Madness or not, that RED LoctiteŽ is definitely the ticket on steel CV's. I found a bottle from the 80's that was never opened by my old man and that stuff rocks! Just a pin drop of this stuff back...
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    No doubt. But in all honesty, if you are the...

    No doubt.

    But in all honesty, if you are the little guy and can't directly manufacture your invention or idea, you better be very wealthy and consider the patent pocket change compared to what you...
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    The only reason I know, is because I have spoke...

    The only reason I know, is because I have spoke with patent attorneys over the years that realize for one brief moment that honesty actually pays off when they don't lie to me, even if they didn't...
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    I appreciate what you are suggesting. The really...

    I appreciate what you are suggesting. The really frustrating thing about patents is they cost more money to file and patent attorneys make it all the more expensive. Ever since the Supreme Court made...
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    That is along the lines of what I was thinking -...

    That is along the lines of what I was thinking - yes.

    Fabricate something up that matches bevel to bevel in order to eliminate pitch worries. That was the only idea I had because if you can't find...
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    That is slick if you could find what you need. I...

    That is slick if you could find what you need. I understand better what you are trying to do now and the only thing I can think of is major fabrication work in your future as that is very custom and...
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    Does the bevel gear have to have a hole or a...

    Does the bevel gear have to have a hole or a shaft? The reason I ask, is because differential pinions will mate to differential pinions in a hypoid type setup but have to be possibly cut and drilled...
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    I just wanted to convey as realistically as...

    I just wanted to convey as realistically as possible that once you have a component that is stronger/harder than your next component (and as you so adequately put it) in the drivetrain, the weak link...
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    Therein lies the flaw with metal axles and drive...

    Therein lies the flaw with metal axles and drive cups. You can strengthen one aspect of the design only to have another link in the chain weaken as torsional velocity mass travels throughout the...
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    Thank you! You have some questions in your...

    Thank you!

    You have some questions in your post that deserve good answers and I'm currently addressing a Rockwell hardness issue with steel axles and cups. Until that issue is addressed, I can't...
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    New use for old axle cross pins!

    I was tearing down my E-Maxx Brushless for some differential maintenance because I bought new diff carriers and started to think about an improvement that I could make because I was tired of the...
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    The difference is one is made from metal forming...

    The difference is one is made from metal forming (6491X) and the other (6491R) is machined. These are two different processes that each have their own advantages and disadvantages in the production...
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    Is friction heat an issue at all running solid...

    Is friction heat an issue at all running solid bearings? I know they are self lubricating because of the impregnated bronze material but even my stock axle cross pins become extremely hot with...
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