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Old 02-11-2015, 10:46 PM   #7636
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Is this still the standard thing to do with CF parts? I didn't exactly follow this method (chamfer with an emory board, wash with dish soap, dry, CA edges, more or less) but my god it was a pain in the butt. Is this really necessary?
It isn't necessary. Even the cars designer, Torrance, said he only rounded the edges but did not seal them with CA.

For me, I just slightly sanded the chassis to take off the edge but did not put CA. I did CA the front shock mount. After a few crashes, I could see some damage before I put CA on it. But CA stopped that. Otherwise, my chassis has help up.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:48 AM   #7637
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I would seal your edges. Mine started to split at one of the edges. I sanded and glued it, and it been fine since.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:04 AM   #7638
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Put on the RC Shox ackerman last night and it does eliminate a lot of slop. But has anybody thought about a tighter linkage between the steering rack and the servo horn. I figure you can eliminate close to another millimeter of slop.
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Old 02-12-2015, 06:31 AM   #7639
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We're still talking about slop?
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Put on the RC Shox ackerman last night and it does eliminate a lot of slop. But has anybody thought about a tighter linkage between the steering rack and the servo horn. I figure you can eliminate close to another millimeter of slop.
Yes, I've been looking at the same thing and I think it's a good single place to remove some slop. I browsed around on amain for a link from another car that might work but they don't give much as far as measurements go.

I also removed the bushings from my steering blocks and filed them down a bit. That helped to take a little slop out and it still moved free with the screws tight.
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We're still talking about slop?
The car is still sloppy so we're still talking about it.
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Old 02-12-2015, 06:51 AM   #7642
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My wiring job, one zip tie is all I needed to keep everything neat and in place.
Wiring has kinda become my thing, been 6 years at flying heli's.

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Put on the RC Shox ackerman last night and it does eliminate a lot of slop. But has anybody thought about a tighter linkage between the steering rack and the servo horn. I figure you can eliminate close to another millimeter of slop.
To me, most of the slop is in the ball cups and ball studs.
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Anyone else try running associated pistons in their car?

Building my shocks last night I wanted to stick with a 2 hole setup for more pack and being an AE guy i have a boat load of AE pistons lying around. The center hole is larger and won't center well but i found once you put the washers on they hold well. To get them to center up, I put the nut on loosely, inserted the assembly into the shock body all the way to the bottom and then tightened up the piston nut. Smooth as butter through the whole stroke.
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Is this still the standard thing to do with CF parts? I didn't exactly follow this method (chamfer with an emory board, wash with dish soap, dry, CA edges, more or less) but my god it was a pain in the butt. Is this really necessary?
Ya know, I was debating on doing it at all. But I ended up doing my chassis, and I used emory paper, sharpie a rag and some CA. I didn't go crazy on rounding them off I just put the chassis in a clamp sanded it and wiped it clean, then used a Sharpie around the edge. Then left it in the clamp at an angle and with a fine tip on my CA glue I applied CA at the top and let it run down the chassis leaving a nice fine and shiny edge. I will probably end up taking the rest of the carbon off and doing it. IMO it's too easy to do it so why not.
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To apply the CA, I use a Q-Tip
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Build progress! I had to mount the electronics ahead of the steps so I could take it in to get soldered today.

Yes I'm aware my rear arms are backwards, I was half past tired when I put them on haha
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Build progress! I had to mount the electronics ahead of the steps so I could take it in to get soldered today.

Yes I'm aware my rear arms are backwards, I was half past tired when I put them on haha
That's better than putting the diffs in backwards
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That's better than putting the diffs in backwards
Oh god now you have me wanting to go back and check!
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:23 AM   #7650
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Anyone else try running associated pistons in their car?

Building my shocks last night I wanted to stick with a 2 hole setup for more pack and being an AE guy i have a boat load of AE pistons lying around. The center hole is larger and won't center well but i found once you put the washers on they hold well. To get them to center up, I put the nut on loosely, inserted the assembly into the shock body all the way to the bottom and then tightened up the piston nut. Smooth as butter through the whole stroke.
For the cost involved, why not just install the RC Shox pistons that are made for the shocks and be done with it. 1.6 2-hole front & 1.7 2-hole rear seems to be a good setup
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