Finally took it apart after around 85,000 rounds with 11.1 Lipo 15c
What i found out:
Check on parts:
Switch assembly: I was surprised to see it intact! not burned by the 11.1 lipo! I have seen TM and CA trigger switches burned by just 9.6v subc!
Piston Body: Regular wear from high ROF. 1/3rd of teeth peeled off from catching the gears.
Gears : Shimless! After stripping the grease out with gasoline, the gears look like theyre brand new! No wear at all! (thers this crack on my sectr gear's "shim"? near the axle but It looks like it was a factory defect but it doesnt affect the gears or performace.
*The gears have the normal TM/ICS/CA ratio
Bearing Bushings: Looks new! feels new!
Piston Head: I see a few small dents on it. cleaning/relubing the cylinder and cyl head should do it. Was a bit dissapointed to see washers instead of bearings. Replaced the washers with a guarder bearing set i had lying around.
Spring guide: Version 3 on a version 2 gearbox? hehehe! Like the Piston head It uses 3 washers. not bearings.
Cylinder : It is firmly attched to the head and very hard to take off! I dint take it off so i wouldnt mess with the compression.
Gearbox: We all know that its thick on the front. Great design even from the inside! I noticed a part added to hold the wire down near the bevel gear! great innovation! Im sure the guy who designed it had the same problem i had! (the wire caught the pinion gear so i coudnt take the motor off!)
The gearbox has an interlocking design that makes it a strong
Note: The Piston body can still take some pounding but can stand to be replaced if i change to an sp130. I have an extra torque up Hellical systema but It wont match the bearing bushings. Im stll looking for a 9mm pair and 2 pairs of 8mm bushings. or Ill just have a Ertalyte TX made.
Edited by karMeister, 25 July 2008 - 12:49 PM.