Sunday, December 04, 2022

Wltoys 12428b (part 30: Failed CV joint)

 Just a quick one to let you know I'm still here ;) Went for a blast with Hobbit and after 45 mins or so I lost front wheel drive and the thing just kinda sat there spinning the rear wheels.  I thought it was the diff but when I pulled it apart it seemed fine, then one of the drive shafts fell on the bench.

New vs old

Diagnosis; the CV joint lost its pin and so the drive shaft was spinning freely.  Being an open diff meant that's where all the power was going and so no front wheel drive.

Also, Merry Chrismas! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Wltoys 12428b (part 29: New Electrics Shakedown)

So the electrics arrived and I didn't bother taking pictures of the install, but once it's sorted out I'll reverse engineer(?) it with some pictures etc.  Also the lights aren't working yet.  But was it worth it?  In a word, yes.  So excited as I that this was composed on my phone while up the bush, and I'll leave it verbatim:

"..i write to you from Knocklofty. 

drag brake is awesome.  in gravel it will retard the rear just enough to make it loose and happy to fishtail for the Scandinavian flick :)