Duratrax Vendetta Rally Product Manual

Duratrax Vendetta Rally Product Manual
®
™
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATION MANUAL
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ITEMS
INCLUDED
The following items are included with your Vendetta Rally.
Chassis
Transmitter
Body
Decal Sheet
Instruction Manual
Exploded View/Parts Listing
YOU WILL
NEED
BATTERY ADAPTER
(FOR CHARGING)
DTXC2210
6-CELL 1600 MAH NIMH BATTERY
DTXC2193
ONYX™ 220 CHARGER
DTXP4220
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THINGS TO
KNOW
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
When these safety precautions are followed,
the Vendetta Rally will provide years of
enjoyment. Use care and good sense at all
times when operating this radio controlled car.
Failure to use this vehicle in a safe, sensible
manner can result in injury or damage to
property. You and you alone must insure that
the instructions are carefully followed and all
safety precautions are obeyed.
• Do not operate the Vendetta Rally near
people. Spectators should be behind the
driver or at a safe distance away from
the vehicle.
• Make sure to read the instructions with the
battery and charger before charging.
• Do not leave any charger unattended
during charging. If the battery or charger
become hot at any time, disconnect the
battery from the charger immediately!
Failure to do so may cause permanent
damage to the charger and battery and
may cause bodily harm.
• Do not cover the air intake holes on the
charger during charging. This may cause
the charger to overheat.
• Do not allow the electronic speed control
(ESC) or other radio equipment to come
into contact with moisture. Water can
cause electronics to short out and can
cause permanent damage.
• Always turn on the transmitter before
turning on the electronic speed control.
• Always turn off the ESC before turning off
the transmitter.
HELPFUL HINTS
• Avoid working over a deep pile carpet. If
you drop a small part or screw, it may be
difficult to find.
• Place a mat or towel over your work area.
This will prevent parts from rolling off and
will protect the work surface.
SPECIFICATION AND
DESCRIPTION CHANGES
STRESS-TECH™ PARTS
GUARANTEE
All pictures, descriptions and specifications
found in this instruction manual are subject
to change without notice. DuraTrax maintains
no responsibility for inadvertent errors in this
manual.Visit www.duratrax.com for the latest
updates and information for your model.
We have engineered the Vendetta Rally to
take the rough and tumble abuse that makes
R/C fun. We are so confident of the quality
and durability of the Stress-Tech plastic
parts that we will replace any Stress-Tech
plastic part you break during the first 12
months you own the car. Just send in the
part to us and we will send you a FREE
replacement. Please see the Vendetta Rally
parts list for the items covered under the
Stress-Tech guarantee.
WARRANTY
• DuraTrax® guarantees this kit to be free from
defects in both material and workmanship at
the date of purchase. DuraTrax will warranty
this kit for 90 days after the purchase
date. DuraTrax will repair or replace, at no
charge, the incorrectly made part.
To receive your free replacement part
please send the following to the Hobby
Services address listed under the warranty
on the left.
• Make sure you save the receipt or invoice
you were given when you bought your
model! It is your proof of purchase and
we must see it before we can honor the
warranty. Further, DuraTrax reserves the
right to change or modify this warranty
without notice.
❏ 2. The part number and description of the
• In that DuraTrax has no control over the
final user assembly or material used for
final user assembly, no liability shall be
assumed nor accepted for any damage
resulting from the use by the user of the
final user-assembled product. By the act
of using the user-assembled product, the
user accepts all resulting liability.
To return your Vendetta Rally for repairs covered
under warranty, you should send your car to:
Hobby Services
3002 N. Apollo Drive Suite 1
Champaign, Illinois 61822
Attn: Service Department
Phone: (217) 398-0007 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Central Time M-F
E-mail: hobbyservices@hobbico.com
www.hobbyservices.com
If the buyer is not prepared to accept the
liability associated with the use of this
product, the buyer is advised to return
this kit immediately in new and unused
condition to the place of purchase.
• Avoid running the car in cold weather. The
plastic and metal parts can become brittle
at low temperatures. In addition, grease
and oil become thick, causing premature
wear and poor performance.
• Test fit all parts before attaching
them permanently.
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❏ 1. The broken part must be included.
broken part.
❏ 3. Copy of the dated invoice or
purchase receipt.
❏ 4. Your name, phone number and
shipping address.
REPAIR SERVICE
Repair service is available anytime.
• After the 90 day warranty, you can still
have your Vendetta Rally repaired for a
small charge by the experts at DuraTrax’s
authorized repair facility, Hobby Services.
• To speed up the repair process, please
follow the instructions listed below.
❏ 1. Under most circumstances return
the ENTIRE vehicle. The exception would
be sending in a Stress-Tech part. See the
instruction under the Stress-Tech Guarantee.
❏ 2. Make sure the transmitter is turned off,
and all of the batteries are removed.
❏ 3. Send written instructions which include:
a list of all items returned, a THOROUGH
explanation of the problem, the service
needed and your phone number during the
day. If you expect the repair to be covered
under warranty, be sure to include a proof
of date of purchase (your store receipt or
purchase invoice).
FINISHING
THE VENDETTA RALLY
TRANSMITTER PREPARATION
• Slide the batttery tray door off
and install four “AA” batteries
into the transmitter, making
sure the polarity is correct.
• Raise the antenna at the top of
the transmitter.
RED BATTERY
LIGHT
• Turn the transmitter on and check
the battery light. If the red light
glows steadily, the batteries have
enough voltage. If the red light
blinks, the batteries are low and
should be replaced.
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6-CELL BATTERY INSTALLATION
• Remove the body clip from the battery strap post.
• Remove the battery strap.
• Install a fully charged 7.2V battery into the chassis.
• Reinstall the battery strap and secure it in place
with the body clip.
• Check that the ESC is “OFF,” and then plug the
battery into the ESC.
RED
Y
R
E
ATT
B
V
7.2
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RADIO SYSTEM CHECK
Steering Servo
Reversing Switch
Steering
Trim
• Raise the antenna.
• Turn the transmitter on. Then turn the ESC on.
Throttle
Trim
Throttle
Reversing
Switch
• Turn the transmitter wheel to the right—the front
wheels should turn to the right. If not, move the
steering servo reverse switch.
• When running, adjust the steering trim so the car
tracks straight.
On/Off
Steering
Rate
!
ALWAYS CHECK THE RADIO
OPERATION BEFORE EACH RUN
Reverse
• Slowly pull back on the throttle trigger. The Vendetta Rally
should slowly move forward. If the car goes in reverse, move
the throttle reversing switch on the transmitter. The throttle
trim knob may also need to be adjusted to find neutral.
Forward
• The receiver should be factory bound to the transmitter.
However, if you ever need to bind, follow these steps:
1. Turn on the transmitter.
2. Turn on the receiver via the switch on the ESC. If the
receiver is not bound, the LED light will not be on.
3. Push and hold the bind button on the receiver until the
light glows red and then off (about one second).
4. Release the bind button.
5. If the binding is successful, the LED will flash once and
then remain ON.
SPEED CONTROL SET UP
• Lift the chassis off the ground during the ESC set up.
• Center the throttle trim knob on the transmitter.
• Connect the battery pack to the ESC. Turn on the Tx, and then the ESC.
• Wait 2 seconds and then pull the trigger to full throttle and release.
• The ESC is now set up.
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BODY INSTALLATION
• Decal the body to your liking. Use the
photos on the box as a reference.
• Install the body onto the chassis using
four body clips.
MAINTENANCE
AFTER EACH RUN
• Clean any debris from the chassis and moving parts.
TIPS
• Check for any broken or damaged parts. Replace them
before the next run.
BEFORE EACH RUN
• IMPORTANT: Check to make sure
that all screws are tight. Always use
threadlock (DTXR2010) on screws
threading into metal.
• Disconnect and remove the battery from the chassis.
AFTER EVERY 10 RUNS
• Check to make sure that the bearings are free of dirt and
debris, and roll smoothly.
• Before running always check the condition of your radio
system batteries and replace/recharge if necessary.
• Check the shocks for oil leakage. Inspect the shafts and
O-rings for wear and damage. Replace if necessary. (A
shock shaft with scratches you can feel with a fingernail
should be replaced.)
• Check to make sure that all of the moving parts of the
Vendetta Rally move freely and do not bind.
• Before running, turn on the radio and make sure the servo
moves easily and in the proper direction.
• Check the tires to make sure they are still properly glued
to the rims.
• Check for any broken or damaged parts. Replace them before
running the Vendetta Rally. Running the Vendetta Rally with
broken or damaged parts could damage additional parts.
• Check to make sure that all wires are properly connected.
• Check that the ESC, servo and receiver are properly secured.
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SHOCK SPRINGS
The Vendetta Rally comes stock with medium springs (yellow,
DTXC8952). For low traction or bumpy tracks, a soft spring
should be used (White, DTXC8953). For high traction or smooth
tracks, a firm spring should be used (Green, DTXC8954).
TUNING
GUIDE
When tuning the Vendetta Rally make sure that you have
equal lengths from one side to the other on the shocks, upper
rods, and front pivot ball knuckles. Also, make sure to have
the shock pre-load adjusters at the same setting from left to
right. They do not have to be the same front to rear.
FRONT SHOCK ADJUSTMENT
FRONT
RIDE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
The ride height of the Vendetta Rally is easily adjusted by
using the threaded pre-load collars. To increase the ride
height of the Vendetta Rally, increase the pre-load on the
shock springs by turning the threaded collars. Make sure you
have the same pre-load from side to side. You can do this by
counting the number of turns of the collar or by measuring the
gap between the top of the collar and the shock cap. To lower
the ride height, decrease the pre-load on the shock springs.
Tip: Rough, bumpy parking lot surfaces require higher ride
height; flat, smooth, or high traction surfaces allow a lower
ride height.
Top Shock Outer Position:
More Steering
Faster Suspension Reaction
Top Shock Inner Position:
Slower Steering
Smoother Over Bumps
Inner Mount Position:
More Slow Speed Steering
Outer Mount Position:
More High Speed Steering
Moving the tops of the shocks out will increase steering
reaction but decrease front traction. Moving the tops of the
shocks in will result in slower steering reaction but will be
smoother over bumps and have more front traction. Mounting
the bottom of the shocks in the inside hole will give more front
traction but slower steering reaction. Mounting the bottom of
the shocks in the outside hole will give less front traction but
increase steering reaction. The lower mounting point is for
major adjustments and the top mounting point is for minor
adjustments.
PINIONS
The Vendetta Rally comes stock with the 17 tooth pinion. To
obtain higher top speeds you can install a larger pinion gear
onto the motor. This will, however, decrease your acceleration
and run time. TIP: Smaller pinion equals more torque, less top
speed. Larger pinion equals more top speed, less torque.
WHEELBASE
REAR HUB
REAR SHOCK ADJUSTMENT
LONG
MEDIUM
SHORT
REAR
Top Shock Outer Position:
More Steering,
Less Traction
TWO SPACERS
IN FRONT
ONE SPACER
IN FRONT & REAR
Top Shock Inner Position:
More Rear Grip
More Traction
TWO SPACERS
IN REAR
FRONT OF VEHICLE
Inner Mount Position:
Less Steering,
Smoother Over Bumps
The rear wheelbase is adjustable on the Vendetta Rally. You
can do this by placing the adjuster clips in front of or behind
the rear hub carrier. A shorter wheelbase will provide more
steering, while a longer wheelbase will be more stable. The
Vendetta Rally comes stock with the hub carrier in the middle.
Outer Mount Position:
More Steering,
Less Control Over Bumps
Moving the tops of the shocks out will increase steering
reaction and decrease rear traction. Moving the tops of the
shocks in will result in slower steering reaction but will be
smoother over bumps and have more rear traction. Mounting
the bottom of the shocks in the inside hole will give more
rear traction. Mounting the bottom of the shocks in the
outside hole will give less rear traction and increase steering
reaction. The more angled the rear shock is, the more side
grip. The more vertical the rear shock is, the less side grip.
The lower mounting point is for major adjustments and the
top mounting point is for minor adjustments.
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SHOCK OIL
The Vendetta Rally comes stock with 30 weight oil in the
shocks. The handling of the car can be tuned by changing
the shock oil to either heavier (bigger number) or lighter
(smaller number). By putting heavier oil in the shocks, the
car will have less chassis roll and become more responsive.
Putting lighter oil in the shocks will cause the car to be less
responsive and have more chassis roll. For smooth, high
traction surfaces, a thicker oil would be best. For low traction
or bumpy surfaces, a lighter oil would be best.
TOE-IN AND TOE-OUT
TOE-IN
Toe-in is when the fronts of the tires point towards each other.
Toe-out is when the fronts of the tires point away from each
other. Toe-in increases stability during acceleration and high
speed. However, toe-in also decreases steering when entering
a corner. Toe-out will increase steering into corners, but will
decrease the overall stability during acceleration. The front
typically is set up with 0° to 1° of toe-in.
FRONT TRACK WIDTH
The Vendetta Rally has adjustable front track width due to
its pivot ball knuckle design. To decrease track width, screw
the upper and lower pivot balls in equally. To increase track
width, screw the upper and lower pivot balls out equally. Make
sure to have both sides the same distance from the end of
the upper and lower arms. You can check this by measuring
from the end of the upper and lower arm to the outside of the
knuckle. Track width affects the car’s handling and steering
response. Wider front track width decreases steering reaction
and front grip. Narrow front track width increases steering
reaction and front grip.
2˚ NEGATIVE CAMBER
CAMBER
Camber refers to the
angle at which the
tire and wheel ride in
ADJUST LENGTH
TO CHANGE
relation to the ground
THE CAMBER
when viewed from the
front or rear. Negative
camber is when the
wheels lean inward and
positive camber is when the wheels lean outward. Usually
adding a small amount of negative camber (0° to -2°) will
increase traction. However, adding too much camber will
decrease traction. The objective is to keep as much of the
tire as possible in contact with the running surface. Never put
in positive camber. Make sure that both sides are equal.
DROOP
The Vendetta Rally has adjustable front and rear droop (or
chassis up travel). Droop is the distance the chassis lifts
from ride height until the wheels come off the ground. Droop
is another way to control the weight transfer of the chassis
besides shock oil and springs. To reduce the amount of front
or rear droop, screw in the droop screws on the upper arms.
To increase the amount of front or rear droop, screw out the
droop screws on the upper arms. Make sure both sides are
set equally. You can check this by setting the chassis with the
wheels off on a flat board. Measure from the board to the top
of the axle on each side.
Use the DuraTrax Pit Tech™ Camber Gauge
(DTXR1145) to accurately set up your
Vendetta Rally.
More front droop increases chassis up travel on-throttle,
decreases high-speed steering, and is better on bumpy
tracks. Less front droop decreases chassis up travel onthrottle, increases high-speed steering, and is better on
smooth tracks.
CASTER
The Vendetta Rally has adjustable caster. Caster refers to
the fore/aft angle of suspension. By placing the adjuster clips
behind the front upper arm, you decrease caster angle. This
will give more initial turn-in but decrease on-power steering
and straight line stability.
More rear droop increases chassis up travel off-throttle or
under braking, increases steering in slow corners, and is
better on bumpy tracks. Less rear droop decreases chassis
up travel off-throttle or under braking, increases stability
under braking, and is better on smooth tracks.
Typically you have more droop in the rear than the front. For
smooth, high traction surfaces, less droop overall would be
best. For low traction or bumpy surfaces, more droop overall
would be best.
TOE-OUT
Placing the adjuster clips in front of the front upper arm
increases the caster. This will increase on-power steering and
straight line stability, but reduce initial turn-in.
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MAINTENANCE
GUIDE
Gear Differential
For Front & Rear
The following section is provided to help you with maintenance
and repairs to your Vendetta Rally.
..........2
1
x2
8x12mm Ball Bearing
2
..........2
8x12mm Ball Bearing
x2
3
Oil
..........2
1.5x16mm Pin
..........2
1.5x16mm Shaft
4
x2
..........8
2x6mm S/T Screw
x2
10
5
3mm E-Clip
..........1
6x10mm Ball Bearing
..........2
8x12mm Ball Bearing
8x12mm
6x10mm
..........1
3mm E-Clip
..........1
2mm Pin
42T
6
11
8x12mm
7
..........5
2.6x8mm S/T Screw
..........2
8
2.6x6mm Screw
When using optional pinion gears, adjust the motor position
by using the insert that matches the pinion size.
16T
22T
1
14T 19T 24T 17T 20T 23T 15T 18T 21T
2
3
4
3
9
..........1
3mm Set Screw
4.5mm
20T Pinion
12
10
..........2
2.6x6mm Screw
11
2.6x12mm
2.6x8mm
..........2
2.6x8mm S/T Screw
..........2
2.6x12mm S/T Screw
12
..........1
2.6x10mm
S/T F/H Screw
..........2
2.6x8mm F/H Screw
2.6x10mm
2.6x8mm
13
13
14
15
16
3x12mm
Set Screw
7.5mm
9.75mm
17
..........2
2x6mm S/T Screw
14
18
19
2.6x6mm
2.6x12mm
..........2
2.6x6mm Screw
..........2
..........2
2.6x6mm Screw
20
2.6x12mm Screw
..........4
2.6x8mm S/T Screw
15
21
..........3
2.6x8mm S/T Screw
22
23
..........2
5x8mm Ball Bearing
..........2
5x8mm Ball Bearing
RIGHT
LEFT
Pivot ball should move
smoothly, but have no
excess play.
16
24
25
RIGHT
LEFT
..........1
..........1
3x8mm Set Screw
3x8mm Set Screw
The end of the screw
should be even with
the inside edge.
The end of the screw
should be even with
the inside edge.
26
27
The pivot balls should
be screwed in to their
last thread.
LEFT
RIGHT
17
The pivot balls should
be screwed in to their
last thread.
28
The pins should
be centered.
A
A=B
2mm Pin
B
x4
29
RIGHT
..........2
2.6x10mm
S/T F/H Screw
2x26.5mm Shaft
2x37.5mm Shaft
30
18
LEFT
..........2
31
2x8mm S/T Screw
2x8mm
..........1
2.6x10mm S/T Screw
..........4
Adjust Spacer
2.6x10mm
32
..........4
19
33
Insert body clips into the 9th and 18th
holes of the body posts. Adjust the post
height for different bodies.
9
18
34
35
RIGHT
..........1
LEFT
..........1
3x8mm Set Screw
3x8mm Set Screw
The end of the screw
should be even with
the inside edge.
The end of the screw
should be even with
the inside edge.
20
36
37
..........1
3x20mm Set Screw
RIGHT
..........1
3x20mm Set Screw
LEFT
14.75mm
14.75mm
38
39
RIGHT
LEFT
9.5mm
9.5mm
21
40
LEFT
..........2
5x8mm Ball Bearing
..........1
2x16.5mm Shaft
..........2
Adjust Spacer
..........2
1.5mm E-Clip
41
RIGHT
..........2
5x8mm Ball Bearing
..........1
2x16.5mm Shaft
..........2
Adjust Spacer
..........2
1.5mm E-Clip
22
42
2x37.5mm Shaft
RIGHT
LEFT
43
..........2
2mm Lock Nut
..........2
2x16mm Cap Screw
23
44
..........3
2.6x10mm
..........4
2x6mm
2x6mm
2.6x10mm
45
Oil
..........8
O-Ring
O-Ring
Oil
..........8
1.5mm E-Clip
O-Ring
Oil
24
46
47
x4
x4
Completely fill
Oil
the shock body
with shock oil.
Slowly move the
shaft up and down
to remove bubbles.
Slowly tighten
the shock cap
onto the shock
body to allow
any remaining
air to escape.
..........2
48
2x5mm Washer
2x16mm
..........2
2mm Lock Nut
..........2
2x16mm Cap Screw
..........2
2x12mm Screw
2x16mm
2x12mm
2x12mm
25
49
..........2
2x12mm S/T Screw
..........2
2x16mm S/T Screw
2x12mm
S/T Screw
50
..........4
Insert body clips into the
9th and 21th holes of the
body posts.
9
Adjust the body post
height as needed to fit
different bodies.
21
26
51
..........4
2.6x8mm S/T Screw
52
OR
..........1
3x12mm Screw
..........1
2.6x12mm Screw
..........1
F
J
H
27
For standard size servos, the
mounting tabs will have to be
trimmed off to fit in the chassis.
Use a sharp hobby knife or a
pair of Lexan scissors. Be
careful not to damage the
servo case.
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e
Sid
le- e
b
p
u
Do Ta
28
54
55
56
!
C
Gl A
ue
C
Gl A
ue
x4
Add CA glue to the inside contact
area of the rim and tire.
Caution: Don’t let the glue flow over
onto the tire surface.
TIP: Pull the tire away from the rim slightly. Work your
way around and don’t use too much glue. Wipe off
excess with a paper towel. Use a small rubber band
to hold the tire until the glue is dry.
57
..........4
2.6mm Lock Nut
..........4
2.6x6mm Washer
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OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR THE VENDETTA RALLY
Aluminum Motor Heatsink (Blue)
DTXC8279
Graphite Steering Servo Hold-Down Set
DTXC8813
Graphite Front Brace
DTXC6599
Ball Differential
DTXC7348
Graphite Battery Strap w/Alum
Post and Antenna Mount
DTXC6311
One-Way Front Differential
DTXC8285
Graphite Steering Drag Link
DTXC7489
Aluminum Rear Hub (Blue)
DTXC8059
For more optional parts and accessories, contact your hobby dealer or www.duratrax.com
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6-cell 1600 mAh NiMH Battery
DTXC2193
Onyx 220 Charger
DTXP4220
Aluminum Shock Blue (2)
DTXC8993
Shock Springs
DTXC8953 White/Soft
DTXC8954 Green/Firm
Front Sway Bar Set
DTXC9605
Rear Sway Bar Set
DTXC9606
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