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The F104X1 is Tamiya's latest and greatest super F1. There has been a few design updates from the F104 Pro that allow you to really dial it in to any track surface. While it does ride on a quality set of shielded ball bearings, installing a high-end set of Boca Bearings will really enhance the performance of the car. There is not only a noticeable increase on the track but is also a very easy install. read more »
FRONT BEARING :
It is recommended that one of the shields be removed and that the bearing is installed with the shielded side facing the outside of the engine. For Boca Bearing's rubber sealed engine bearings however, it is recommended that you leave both seals on. The bearing is already filled with grease so it does not need the fuel to lubricate it. This also allows more fuel to get to the rear bearing and to help stop leakage through the front bearing. read more »
Ceramic Hybrid Bearings
and Full Ceramic Bearings
require proper installation to ensure optimal performance. Do not use any kind of blunt force or jarring impact such as striking the bearings directly or indirectly with any kind of hammer, rubber mallet or socket wrench. The best method for installation is one that evenly pulls or pushes the bearing in from both sides at a straight angle. A vice or Boca's Bearing Installer tool is suggested. read more »
Today were going to talk about the proper use of thrust bearings for the Xtreme framed V120's.
In case nobody was aware nearly all larger helis use a combination of radial bearings and thrust bearings in the head support. There are plenty of good reasons for this besides the fact that it's the mechanically correct method for reducing friction on a helicopter head.
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A product introduction for bearings? Any RC car & truck model has bearings what's so special? Especially in competitions engines and controllers are dictated and leave little room for improvements.Therefore good quality bearings are even more important. It's not just the weight of the bearings, but also the seals and shields that protect from dirt that are significant. read more »
Prepare your work area before beginning. I am a strong proponent of getting and staying organized while performing this type of work, and like to cover my work area with an old bath towel, or even an old bed sheet. A fabric surface helps prevent small parts from disappearing. Gather the necessary tools and supplies for the job—Allen keys, screwdrivers, pliers, a metal-marking scribe, cleaners, brushes, work tray, some shop towels and assembly oil. A heat source such as a propane torch or heat gun is also required. Keep organized and work somewhere you won't mind making a little bit of a mess—not the good dining table! read more »
To begin, the motor has a very small C ring and step washer holding the motor together. If you are not very careful, the C ring will fly away during disassembly. This is where the large plastic bag comes in.
Look carefully at the picture and you will see the C ring on the shaft, and the brass step washer under it. After the ring and washer are removed, you can pull the motor apart. The magnets are very strong, but it will come apart...read more »
I swapped my 700MX bearings for Boca Orange Seal Ceramic bearings right away. I wanted to run Align motors, but listened to the feedback here on RR on early bearing issues. So I went Boca from the start.
I took some pictures to show the process in case anyone wants to do bearings and was apprehensive about the process...read more »
One of the most essential performance items on your RC car can't even be seen with body off. I refer to the bearings hidden away in the drive train. With proper care and maintenance, bearings will last a very long time and offer excellent performance throughout their lifetimes. An often overlooked aspect of bearings, however, is the correct way to remove and install them, and that's where this article comes in. I'll show you how to do it right using a set of Ceramic Nitride bearings...read more »
Since I run nitro engines cars and trucks, I've always used standard rubber or metal shielded clutch bearings. Things have changed this spring when I have installed Boca ceramic clutch bearings in my nitro buggy. We frequently hear people saying that ceramic bearings are better than any other types of bearing and I was curious to evaluate how much better they were. I usually replace the standard clutch bearings at every gallon or so. When I replace them, they show sign of wear, often their shields are gone and they don't spin really well. That's the perfect situation to end your a-main earlier than expected! read more »
I've decided to dedicate a blog section to the tail vibration problem for obvious reasons.
Getting these tails vibration free seems to be one of those things that many of us have problems with, including yours truly. It also seems to be an inherent problem with these small Heli's in general. Part of the reason is that the tail blades are spinning 3.4 times faster than the main rotor. So if the main blades are going 4000 RPM's the tail blades are at 13,600 RPM's. read more »
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1. Determine which kit best suits your driving conditions
2. Remove shell - I worked from the back of the truck forward
3. Remove the rear wheels
4. Then remove the two rear axles (don't loose washers or pins)...read more »
The first step to any good installation is to make sure that everything is clean and free of dirt. I personally like to remove all un-necessary items like the motor, pipe, fuel tank, and radio tray. Most of us remove these items during a normal post event cleaning...read more »
First of all make sure you have a nice clean working enviroment, and that you have cleaned all parts of your model that you will be working on. Today we will be replacing all outer wheel bearings and also the knuckles that are part of the new active caster front end. First we will work on the front...read more »
1. Could you introduce yourself to the readers? I am Mikey Bustamante, I am 18 years old and live the in Las Vegas Nevada.
2. How long have you been involved in your sport? I have been Racing RC cars for about 6 years now. My dad first got me into the hobby when I was about seven years old and he bought me my first RC car. Between the time I started racing to this very moment...read more »