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Old 04-10-2007, 08:12 PM   #3091
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I switched to the Platinum LiPo from the Carbon to do some testing, and wow, it's a really good fit! The rear bulkheads seem like they were intentionally squared off to handle the size of this battery perfectly.

It's good to see these design considerations being added to cars (Type-R, Mi3), not only because I hope for a LiPo-friendly future, but because it helps settle on a "standard" size for the use of LiPo, intentional or not. With cars being designed specifically to handle this size pack, it makes perfect sense for other companies to follow their lead (with the hard case, dammit) and build cases to the same dimensions. That could lead (hopefully) to other manufacturers creating optional chassis that have a rectangle milled into them to fit the LiPo packs rather than try and shoehorn something into the slots cut for NiMH. If there's a standard (spoken or otherwise) size, it makes those kinds of optional parts more reasonable to produce. Anybody releasing a LiPo pack now would almost definitely want to make it the same size as Orion's pack. A standard size has been one of the barriers of acceptance, and it's good to see at least that one slowly fading away.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:09 AM   #3092
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Top layshaft is slightly bent - the spur gear gets a bit of a wobble up - pulled it all apart & checked & it's definately the layshaft at fault. I'll be all over the 1st aftermarket strengthened one to come out.
Mine, too!!!
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:39 AM   #3093
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the lay shaft is thin.. and you can bend it.

im 99.9% sure that the old cars will fit, if you arent into the trick lightweight one.

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Old 04-11-2007, 06:57 AM   #3094
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Ready for outdoor setup - B*LL*CKS!! There was no swaybars, oil or springs to build it with the outdoor setup straight outta the box. Now, I don't expect these things to be in there usually, but after all the "there's rubber/asphalt setup included" I was expecting to build that setup straight out of the box - if I'd known I needed extra parts I would have ordered them when I purchased the car, now I'm waiting another 4 days until I can get it finished.

what's the oil? spring? that came with the kit?
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:06 AM   #3095
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what's the oil? spring? that came with the kit?
50wt oil, 30lb, and 17.5lb springs.

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Old 04-11-2007, 07:51 AM   #3096
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Sorry to hear of your trouble. As for the layshaft being bent. I am sure Losi will replace this part for you. Contact Horizon Hobby about the part.

I am sure once you set the car on the track your troubles will be forgotten. the car is money!
Rob, you planning on heading to WOH frequently on Wednesdays? Time is VERY limited right now but I might be able to squeeze out a Wednesday here and there.

Give me a shout bro.

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Old 04-11-2007, 07:52 AM   #3097
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Ready for outdoor setup - B*LL*CKS!! There was no swaybars, oil or springs to build it with the outdoor setup straight outta the box.
People actually race on surfaces other than carpet? Wierd
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:09 AM   #3098
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the lay shaft is thin.. and you can bend it.

im 99.9% sure that the old cars will fit, if you arent into the trick lightweight one.

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Nope. U can't bend it. Try it.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:16 AM   #3099
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Nope. U can't bend it. Try it.
Either contact Hodge and he will have a new one sent out, or just get the shaft from the old car at your LHS. I believe the old one should work as well, they spacing all looks the same to me.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:20 AM   #3100
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Either contact Hodge and he will have a new one sent out, or just get the shaft from the old car at your LHS. I believe the old one should work as well, they spacing all looks the same to me.
Thanks. I already have contact a distributer.(not US)
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Either contact Hodge and he will have a new one sent out, or just get the shaft from the old car at your LHS. I believe the old one should work as well, they spacing all looks the same to me.

I think Hebert broke one at one point..
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HK not have this car ,
& i'm saw many online shop sold out spare parts !
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Added a picture of thre wiring with brushed motor, think it looks pretty neat

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Old 04-11-2007, 02:13 PM   #3104
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Heres mine also quite neat I think. I also think it warants a CCF as the fans need to come accros a tad on both fans.
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