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Old 07-20-2015, 11:37 AM   #14611
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Hi guys,

I want to use an XP 1313 servo but I can't figure out which of the servo horns included with the kit can fit my servo.

Since the car has a XP Digital servo installed in official pictures, I thught one of the included horns should fit perfectly, insted they're all tight fit.

Am I missing something?

Thanks for help

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XP servos use the "F" or Futaba horn. It may feel tight but it's the right one. You may have to push it on, making sure the splines line up, and then "force" it on when you put in the screw.
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XP servos use the "F" or Futaba horn. It may feel tight but it's the right one. You may have to push it on, making sure the splines line up, and then "force" it on when you put in the screw.
Many thanks man, I was not sure to force it with the screw, since the (big) horn that comes with the servo fits it perfectly. I'll try the Futaba then
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Many thanks man, I was not sure to force it with the screw, since the (big) horn that comes with the servo fits it perfectly. I'll try the Futaba then
I use a small hobby vise and apply gentle "force"
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Old 07-20-2015, 01:51 PM   #14614
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Just been playing around with my b5m set up and thought I'd try an inline setup.

So this is what I came up with...



The battery holder is only temporary BTW
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You holding your battery down with a piece of Kraft Singles Cheese?
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Anyone else having this same issue...?

I have a Schelle carbon battery strap, and once in a while during a race it will come unhinged at the waterfall. I shove the strap all the way in and screw it down pretty tight but the same thing will happen.

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I have been running the schelle strap in my T5m for a couple months... never seen this happen. My current B5m build is running one now, with the carbon chassis.... and if any car is going to be prone to this problem, it will be mine. I will let you know if I see any issues.
Well, ran a whole day of racing yesterday with my schelle battery strap and new xfactory carbon chassis... and even with the added flex in the car, the strap never came out. The strap goes so far INTO the waterfall... that there is just no way it will come out on it's own, unless I completely taco the chassis.

I wonder if the tab that inserts into the waterfall was cut short on yours? Mine goes in a good 5 or 6mm.
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Captain - I am curious as to how you liked the new CF chassis at TRCR?
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Now that the "fox" shocks have been out for a min,I am curious, to what people that have tried them think about them. Getting ready to pull the trigger on them and just can't make mind up on what shafts to get. From what I understand the chrome shock shafts will be smoother while the tin will last longer. Anybody tried both?
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Captain - I am curious as to how you liked the new CF chassis at TRCR?
Well, butler and I were the only two guys to get 21 laps in qualifying yesterday, so the car was definitely fast. I ran the whole day on a nice set of Proline Electrons.

Top Qualifiers for 2WD STOCK BUGGY 07/19/2015 3:27:21 PM

1. STEPHEN BUTLER......21 6:17.223
2. BRANDON COLLINS...21 6:17.878
3. DOUGLAS HOBBS......20 6:04.992
4. Daniel Chang............20 6:10.172
5. RYAN MCGLOTHERN..20 6:18.815
6. PETER FUENTES........19 6:05.653
7. KEVIN HOVARTER......19 6:06.103
8. ANDREW HERMSEN...19 6:06.461
9. CARL BAUER..............19 6:12.407
10. MIKE LEE.................19 6:14.584

I think the car felt noticeably better in every way. The car felt slightly easier to drive, a little easier to push, and traction felt a little higher.

Having said that, I am still driving it WAY too light. I had to add 20 grams of lead to get the car to 1505 for the race. When I move from the shorty to the full sized pack next week (waiting on sponsor), I should be back up around ~1570, where I want to be, and the car should be even better. It was still a little unwieldy for my taste at that rock bottom weight.

Also, I had so much work to do when I got to the track, the very first time I drove it, was qual #1. Didn't even get a practice pack before qualifying started.

I think the car will continue to get faster.
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:56 PM   #14620
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Well, butler and I were the only two guys to get 21 laps in qualifying yesterday, so the car was definitely fast. I ran the whole day on a nice set of Proline Electrons.

Top Qualifiers for 2WD STOCK BUGGY 07/19/2015 3:27:21 PM

1. STEPHEN BUTLER......21 6:17.223
2. BRANDON COLLINS...21 6:17.878
3. DOUGLAS HOBBS......20 6:04.992
4. Daniel Chang............20 6:10.172
5. RYAN MCGLOTHERN..20 6:18.815
6. PETER FUENTES........19 6:05.653
7. KEVIN HOVARTER......19 6:06.103
8. ANDREW HERMSEN...19 6:06.461
9. CARL BAUER..............19 6:12.407
10. MIKE LEE.................19 6:14.584

I think the car felt noticeably better in every way. The car felt slightly easier to drive, a little easier to push, and traction felt a little higher.

Having said that, I am still driving it WAY too light. I had to add 20 grams of lead to get the car to 1505 for the race. When I move from the shorty to the full sized pack next week (waiting on sponsor), I should be back up around ~1570, where I want to be, and the car should be even better. It was still a little unwieldy for my taste at that rock bottom weight.

Also, I had so much work to do when I got to the track, the very first time I drove it, was qual #1. Didn't even get a practice pack before qualifying started.

I think the car will continue to get faster.
Are you able to share a setup sheet?
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Well, ran a whole day of racing yesterday with my schelle battery strap and new xfactory carbon chassis... and even with the added flex in the car, the strap never came out. The strap goes so far INTO the waterfall... that there is just no way it will come out on it's own, unless I completely taco the chassis.

I wonder if the tab that inserts into the waterfall was cut short on yours? Mine goes in a good 5 or 6mm.
I'm not sure how far the tab goes in. I raced over the weekend and really tightened down the thumb screw and it stayed in place. I was nervous the strap would break because it was really tight and was bending a bit down at the thumb screws.
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Are you able to share a setup sheet?
I can, but not yet. Let me get my full sized pack in the car, at the weight I want, let me tweak, and I would be happy to write up a full setup sheet so others running this chassis can have it.

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I'm not sure how far the tab goes in. I raced over the weekend and really tightened down the thumb screw and it stayed in place. I was nervous the strap would break because it was really tight and was bending a bit down at the thumb screws.
You really don't want that. You want the battery to be held in place, with very very little play in any direction, but without there being any actual tension anywhere on the battery.. so it is more or less floating. It sounds like your pack is either puffing, or something is stuck underneath it.
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You really don't want that. You want the battery to be held in place, with very very little play in any direction, but without there being any actual tension anywhere on the battery.. so it is more or less floating. It sounds like your pack is either puffing, or something is stuck underneath it.
I'm going to double check and make sure everything sits in the way it's suppose to be.

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Have a SCT and new to buggy. Just bought my first since an 89 losi jrx2. . Have a savox 1258 in a basher. Is that a good servo for the b5m? need to work on driving before getting too notch gear. Thanks!
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Now that the "fox" shocks have been out for a min,I am curious, to what people that have tried them think about them. Getting ready to pull the trigger on them and just can't make mind up on what shafts to get. From what I understand the chrome shock shafts will be smoother while the tin will last longer. Anybody tried both?
They're smoother than the stockers and I run the TiN shafts. They're similar in feel to a Kyosho shock.
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