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Just got a D3. How to run it reliably?
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I just got an used D3. It came as rolling chassis with FOW.
After an inspection I found that it doesn't have rear belt tensioner but the previous owner simply raise the bulkhead housing so the tension is just right.
However centre belt is shaken like mad on full throttle. Other than this it doesn't appear to have any problem. No CVD chatter at full lock. Everything is smooth.

So I'm ordering these parts
- D3 belt tensioner. I only got one to support the centre belt. Should I get more for rear belt too?
- Belt set 138T, 519T and 186T as spare. I consider this consumable because it will wear out eventually. My current rear belt is 183T. Will this mean I really have to use tensioner?
- Aluminum hex wheel adapter 5mm
- New wheels. I just want a set of white wheels that's all.
What more do I need to have a reliable car without any potential breakage?

I'm running RacerStar 3900kV motor + 60A ESC and 5200mAh 2S battery that fits snugly in to the tray. I don't think I'll pull it out because it'll bend the top plate.
I only had a chance to run it for half a battery pack. My initial impression is this car is very easy to drive compare to my micro drifter (1/28 scale, 50:50). 
I was expecting it to spin out because I read that 2.1 CS ratio maybe too much for beginner, which I consider that I'm one. This is my first 1/10 drift car after all.
I love how violent the rear kicks out and it only kicks out whenever I want to.

Here are some pics.
[Image: d3-01_zpsom9hyuax.jpg]

Rear assembly:
[Image: d3_rear-01_zpsd8iqxqdf.jpg]
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(12-09-2016, 03:13 AM)BambooSwordBa Wrote:  I just got an used D3. It came as rolling chassis with FOW.
After an inspection I found that it doesn't have rear belt tensioner but the previous owner simply raise the bulkhead housing so the tension is just right.
However centre belt is shaken like mad on full throttle. Other than this it doesn't appear to have any problem. No CVD chatter at full lock. Everything is smooth.
Where i drift people used to raise the bulkhead but i brought this instead http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/product_view.asp?p_id=5792 makes the car look better plus comes with a tensioner for the centre belt
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#3
Thanks. I'll leave that for the upgrade.

Today I went inside the town and found some parts for helicopter, E-SKY SWASHPLATE GUIDE PLATE EK1-0525 and some bearings. I decided to take it home to use it as belt tensioner.

Is this amount of slack OK for all belts? I hope front and rear aren't too tight.


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#4
You can buy a tensioner I believe for the Sakura xl


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#5
Hope it helps


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#6
Thanks. That's next in my list then.

How do you remove stripped head hex bolt?
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#7
There's many methods you might have to google it. On 1:1 I had to use pliers or drill them out


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(12-09-2016, 10:42 AM)BambooSwordBa Wrote:  Is this amount of slack OK for all belts? I hope front and rear aren't too tight.



they should be fine  B)
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#9
Thanks, everyone.
I had my first run today and it was a blast. Holding opposite lock is the most pleasurable thing in my life. I'm loving this CS thing. Before this I planned on lowering it to 1.86 or 1.75 but now I think I'm gonna keep it as it is and sharpen my skill with this setup. One thing I'm fixing is the tyres. I'll have to file them down a bit. They are too rough. I think previous owner ran this car on rough concrete or just on the road.



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