New Savage dropped its drive shaft

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Winston_Wolf
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New Savage dropped its drive shaft

Post by Winston_Wolf » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:33 am

Hello all.

New Savage owner here.  First time RC owner as well.

Had it out in the yard for about 15 min.  and all of a sudden I lost power to the rear wheels.  I picked it up and heard something rattling which turned out to be my drive shaft.  It doesn't look as though something broke, just came loose and fell off.  Maybe more like not tightened properly.  I'm definitely missing the part that holds the drive shaft.  

Somewhat dissapointing for a new truck to have a loose part but I guess it happens.  It was however a lot of fun for that first 15 min.

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Post by Caretaker » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:31 am

Always check screws on drivelines before the first run.

Is just necessary..  Any new rc should be checked.
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Post by scrogg » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:28 pm

Blue Loc-tite is a must for any moving parts that are metal. Trust me, years of nitro bashing and racing under my belt. I have been out of the hobby for a several years, but I am impatiently awaiting my new Flux XS... Loc-tite will be put every where I think it needs it before the first lipo pack goes in her 8)
Old nitro junkie with a Flux xs

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