XRAY - Model racing cars

It is currently Tue Sep 17, 2019 15:03:27

All times are UTC + 2 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 04:11:11 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 23:03:34
Posts: 730
Location: Canada
Wondering how many others have had problems with the axle? Specifically the threaded section coming loose from the main shaft thus not allowing the diff to tighten. I have now had it happen twice and I sure don't think I'm alone. I know I didn't tighten the diff too much as I leave it loose then tighten on the track just enough.

Just want to know how many have had this problem and if there is anything that can be done about it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 18:14:15 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 20:52:48
Posts: 29
Location: Amstetten/Austria
I had 2 of that!! And i don´t know why?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 18:46:29 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 23:03:34
Posts: 730
Location: Canada
XRAY, can this issue be looked into please.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 21:48:30 
Offline
moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 23:13:12
Posts: 641
Location: Michigan, USA
This forum is an area for public discussion.

The Xray staff do check in on the forums, but they are not constantly following all areas.

IF you have a specific product issue that you want Xray to look into please contact your local distributor or email Xray directly at info@teamxray.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 09:05:51 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2005 14:21:25
Posts: 78
ChrisP,

what a poor answer you did......

This forum is the official XRay forum, not a Teenager forum for XRay products.....

I'm sure racers with some problems asked first their local Hobbyshop then, asked local distributor and......

After 3 months with the problem and without any answers, it's normal to ask directly the manufacturer!!!

Romuald


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 09:09:16 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2005 14:21:25
Posts: 78
Hello from France,

For the axle problem, to make it a little bit more reliable, you have to use a steel M3 nylstop nut instead the aluminium one.

Au revoir.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 13:24:03 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 23:03:34
Posts: 730
Location: Canada
ChrisP wrote:
This forum is an area for public discussion.

The Xray staff do check in on the forums, but they are not constantly following all areas.

IF you have a specific product issue that you want Xray to look into please contact your local distributor or email Xray directly at info@teamxray.com


I talked to the distributor when my first axle broke. I had to buy another. Now it's happened again and it seems others have had the same problem. I posted to find out what can be done to help fix this problem and let others know they are not alone. I'm not asking for my money back, although that would be nice, or a replacement axle. Did the T3 owners get told to not ask here when their chassis was ripped apart?

Chris, grab a car and come race with us. We have fun :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 22:48:27 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2010 22:36:00
Posts: 10
Location: Switzerland
I wrote in the other topic, I had the same problem and I think that Xray Staff need to find a solution, because we can't buy solid axle every week


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 09:41:13 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2004 09:34:40
Posts: 50
Location: the Czech Republic
I've raced aprox. twelve races with X10L and I have the same axle from the beginning but I saw several broken axles in past


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 14:48:20 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 23:03:34
Posts: 730
Location: Canada
Hejkal_cz wrote:
I've raced aprox. twelve races with X10L and I have the same axle from the beginning but I saw several broken axles in past


Is that 12 race days or 12 5min races? I'm sure I've run my Link for well more then 12 race days.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 16:34:54 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2004 09:34:40
Posts: 50
Location: the Czech Republic
FOXY923 wrote:
Is that 12 race days or 12 5min races? I'm sure I've run my Link for well more then 12 race days.


12 race days :-) and one race day in race format 5x 15 mins


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 04:52:41 
Offline
moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 23:13:12
Posts: 641
Location: Michigan, USA
romuald31 wrote:
ChrisP,

what a poor answer you did......

This forum is the official XRay forum, not a Teenager forum for XRay products.....

I'm sure racers with some problems asked first their local Hobbyshop then, asked local distributor and......

After 3 months with the problem and without any answers, it's normal to ask directly the manufacturer!!!

Romuald


I am fully aware that this is the official forum.

The way to communicate directly to the manufacturer when you have a specific issue is via email.

The staff at Xray do pay attention to the forum, but do not watch all posts in all areas as closely as they do their email accounts.

Chris


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:57:19 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 23:03:34
Posts: 730
Location: Canada
I sent an email already (Tues).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:00:42 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 20:52:48
Posts: 29
Location: Amstetten/Austria
I sent an E-Mail to about 2or3 Month ago and the answer was that Xray don´t knows anything about an Problem with the Axle!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 18:14:36 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 23:03:34
Posts: 730
Location: Canada
I still haven't heard anything from my email. Hopefully Xray will see there may be a problem with the axle.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 18:19:35 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2004 09:34:40
Posts: 50
Location: the Czech Republic
keep it up, Xray team is attending the IFMAR 1/10th 200mm World Championship in USA. I hope they will solve it later


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 18:36:10 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 23:03:34
Posts: 730
Location: Canada
Maybe they can stop by our local track on their way home :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:38:33 
Offline
moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 17:55:51
Posts: 69
Location: Slovakia
Hi guys,

the results of the analysis of broken graphite axles we had received showed that the diff had been overtight and caused the damage to the axle. You must be carefull to not overtight the nut.

XRAY will soon offer an option part and any new publicly available information will be for sure posted at http://www.teamxray.com so I suggest you to subsctribe for news to be informed right away.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 13:35:03 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 23:03:34
Posts: 730
Location: Canada
Jan wrote:
Hi guys,

the results of the analysis of broken graphite axles we had received showed that the diff had been overtight and caused the damage to the axle. You must be carefull to not overtight the nut.

XRAY will soon offer an option part and any new publicly available information will be for sure posted at http://www.teamxray.com so I suggest you to subsctribe for news to be informed right away.


I agree that the problem will happen if you over tighten the diff but I must disagree that that is the only reason for the problem. Unless "over tighten" means the diff slips a bit there is another reason for the broken axles. The only time I over tightened the diff was when it was broken and I tried to make it through a race with it.

How soon will this option part be out and what is it? I'll need an axle soon and want to know if my 'soon' is similar to Xray's 'soon'.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pan Car Axle - Problem???
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 00:05:33 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 23:03:34
Posts: 730
Location: Canada
Here is a pic of my second broken axle next to a brand new axle. You can see the threaded portion came loose. The bearings would not slide off after this happened so that is the reason for the missing section from the main shaft.

From my best guess part of the problem is that the hub is placed right over this weak spot. Any tap can break the threaded section loose from the main shaft. If I'm wrong please correct me. I've always tightened the diff on the track just to the point where it doesn't slip. Most times I go looser. I can't be over tightening it :?

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC + 2 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group