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Old 03-04-2008, 02:32 PM   #691
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Has anyone had any luck with AE or Losi shock springs? I haven't got the car yet and AE/Losi springs are easier for me to get.
I used AE springs ... I tried the Losi but the AE fit better.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:59 PM   #692
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I used AE springs ... I tried the Losi but the AE fit better.
Cool man. I picked one of these up to make a Vintage TA car. I'm tired of switching my Type R back and forth. For the price I couldn't see a better buy then this car. This weekend I hope to dial it in.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:05 PM   #693
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Sportpak - You may want to try to get the hpi or hot bodies springs on line. I've done it's not too hard.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:00 AM   #694
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Well I raced today and went well, I raised my FDR and stuck with the 16tooth pulleys and sure enough, I got better acceleration, more power, slightly less speed but it wasnt an issue and more run time!.

Thanks to all those who offered advice, brilliant.

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Old 03-12-2008, 01:29 PM   #695
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Does anyone know a good starting point for gearing with a stock 27T motor?

I just got a couple or my boys and there is nothing in the manual.
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:12 PM   #696
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I am in the hunt for a 3 Racing 6 cell carbon chassis for the Cyclone Sport. Please, somebody tell me where to get one.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:11 PM   #697
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www.rcmarket.com.hk usually has good stock and decent prices. There are also a lot of other onlines stores in Hong Kong selling them.

With regards to gearing of 27t motors i posted in the main thread.
There is no gearing listed because every make of motor has different characteristics. There is no way possible for Hot Bodies or any other manufacturer to list every motor available on the market and the appropriate gearing.

Further to this the gearing is then subject to track conditions and driving style.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:27 PM   #698
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I was thinking about ordering a cyclone S just for something to fool around with. I have a few questions in no order of importance:

1. HPI bodies have those dimples for making the body posts on HPI cars. I was wondering do those dimples line up with the cyclone S body posts also? Figured they might since HPI and Hot Bodies are the same or sister companies, or whatever they are.....

2. The only belt car I've had is a TA05. On the cyclone S is the rear belt adjustable or just the front? Does the front use just a tensioner, or is there an eliptical type mount the diff drops into to compensate as the belt stretches over time?

3. Are parts fairly easy to obtain? I see much talk of this car. I loved the TA-05 I had when they came out, was just looking to build something different for a change.

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I just got a Cyclone S for VTA racing. It seems to be a very capable car so far. The plastic shock are threaded, so adjustments are easy and sure. I had a TA05 as well in the past, and the S seems to easily be on par. Belt tension adjustment is the same concept, just a little easier. I think the drivetrain is a little heavy feeling. I adjusted the belts back and it helped. I'm running a Mabuchi/Lipo setup, so it make take a little time to wear in and loosen up. I might be just smoking crack, my other racer is a Losi type R, it's smooth as butter. I probably shouldn't compare the two.

Parts-wise, you can get anything you need from Tower Hobbies. They're just a few days away from anyone.

All in all, great car for the money. You can upgrade it to a full blown Cyclone if you wish. There's enough purple bling out there to make someone sick.
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Thanks sportpak. Can you expand a little on "Belt tension adjustment is the same concept, just a little easier"?

Anyone know the answer to questions #1 and #3?
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I used AE springs ... I tried the Losi but the AE fit better.
HPI & A.Hara shock spring is good choice !
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2. The only belt car I've had is a TA05. On the cyclone S is the rear belt adjustable or just the front? Does the front use just a tensioner, or is there an eliptical type mount the diff drops into to compensate as the belt stretches over time?
There is an optional belt tensioner, but the belt tensioner should not be used to adjust the belt tension. It should sit just above the belt and helps to stop it from flipping but you probably only need it if you are running mod (or maybe 19T).
Yeah it has elliptical diff mounts to adjust the belt tension. Ive never had to readjust the diff mounts though, the cyclone belts seem to be quite durable.

Dont know about point 1. point 3. you will need to look around the local shops. I dont know if you shop overseas or not, if you shop overseas you can usually find what you need at a good price.

RCMarket usually has a good supply of cyclone stuff.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:36 PM   #705
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Mangoman, thanks for clearing that up!

If anyone knows the answer to question #1 I will be all set and forever grateful.

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