Overdrive

The heat wave that ended last week finally gave me some initiative to get back into RC . Also , the Rc room was being used for something else , so even when i wanted to i couldn’t get anything done.

Anyhow , lastweek a small envelope arrived from the US containing :

– AX30401 Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 36T/14T Over drive gears

– Associated Green Slime

Money is tight , so small upgrades are in order. The Overdrive gears should give the SCX10 Cherokee a better turning circle and improved crawling capabilities . The green slime was just cheap enough to not bump up the postage and it should prove useful when building/rebuilding shocks.

 

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So today i’ve put the RC room into its original role and pulled the front axle of the SCX10 apart and installed the overdrive gears . It was a bit messy (very messy) because of the grease in the axles . Everything went together fine and an extra bonus is that the output shaft is the newer style with the drilled  hole  and the set screw pin .

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Took the truck up the Roznik route and there definitely is an improvement in the turning circle when you are moving as the front axle turns faster than the rear one , but the universals are still high on the upgrade list .

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