Author Topic: Nikko Thor owners get in here.  (Read 8303 times)


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Re: Nikko Thor owners get in here.
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2012, 10:08:19 »
Being an older version it most likely had the higher resistance speed control. There were sooo many variotions on that dual motor platform made from 1985-2002. The earlier trucks had the worst controls but some even from the late 90's came with a high resistance controller which made them worse not only from the factory but much worse with a hot motor.

I have never in 100s of cars had one lose power because its own speed control, however i have seen many of similar platforms run better than one or the other model because it came with a better speed control than the other. The hi roller probably got one of the hi resistance controllers and if you swapped it out with another stock controller not including an identical replacement you would probably see a difference.
On the high roller I remember seeing two coils of bare wire under the vents of the chassis if that means any thing. My Radio Shack one does'nt have this.

By the way, if i convert my thor to hobby ill sell you my speed control/servo for cheap if you dont convert yours
I might have to take you up on that offer. What channel/band is it?


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Re: Nikko Thor owners get in here.
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2012, 08:54:31 »
I know on my Thor directly under the body, but seperate from the main board, is two seperate soild coils of wire about an inch long right next to each other. I assume this is for cooling of some sort?

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Re: Nikko Thor owners get in here.
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2012, 21:16:02 »
I believe the coils are for cooling

The 2wd and 4wd had different speed controllers but similar. Tho each had more than one type over the course of their chassis lifespan. Like the early one that was really high resistance and required 4aa. Later trucks got lower resistance controllers.

I might have to take pic of all the variations i have together and post it

I have several different bands if theres one that you might want more than the other
More R/C cars than your local hobby shop

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