thers a company that selles silencer pipes for aircraft, but the difference is that planes are longer than trucks. In a plane thers up to 1m and more between the engine and the tail. You can get quiet exhaust systems but they may be too big for trucks.
The problem is the more you quiten it the more power it loses. It's top end is really gonna suck.
Post by offroadin101 on Apr 26, 2006 23:41:47 GMT -5
I don't think it would be good to put an aircraft engine muffler on the .26 on a car, since it could get messed up because aircraft engines dont take much stress so their mufflers may be designed to make the best of that. Maybe you could make some sort of suppressor like the silencer of a gun.
you could get the HPI stock savage pipe with the silencer. the one off the savage x. it doesnt make a big difference bu im sure it will be quieter then a tuned pipe. do you live in a planned community? i couldnt survive in one of those
rc aircraft mufflers are effective. thats why i suggested it. I'm not aware of any mufflers made for cars that actually work. Usually stock mufflers arnt really mufflers, but tuned pipes that are too cheap to have a proper resonant cavity. Of course they muffle it abit, but not enough to be usefull in your situation i dont think.
If i was you i'd tell your neighbours to stick it to be honest. An rc truck cant make THAT much noise. A lawnmorer or even a loud vacuum cleaner is louder. Peopel cut their lawns and clean their floors all the time.
some racing organizations have specific noise limits for nitro vehicles, I'm fairly sure that if you found a FEMCA certified pipe, it would be quieter and at least as powerful. are you sure it is the noise, or are they jealous that you can out run their full size cars?
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Post by offroadin101 on May 28, 2006 18:11:14 GMT -5
That's really stupid. Mowing the lawn and vacuuming are necessary things and I can understand them not getting mad about it but it's just as loud so if that doesn't bother them then a nitro engine shouldn't. If you live in a gated community or whatever with rules, then just stick to 'em and if they complain, they still can't stop you.