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Old 03-08-2010, 12:20 PM   #11536
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:51 PM   #11537
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Do you guys use tire warmers for rubber ?

Is yes, what's the regular method of tire compound/ warmer ?

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Old 03-08-2010, 03:07 PM   #11538
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Typically don't use them indoor but probably should sometimes when the track is cold. For outdoor here's the method I followed, seemed to work well for me.

20 min before the start of the race:

- Apply traction compound to clean tires.
- Start baking to 70 deg for 15 min. I wrapped the tires with the blue shop paper rags to prevent traction compound from getting the tire warmers all greasy.
- Pull off, whipe tires off, run through tech.
- Hit the track.

I typically did only one siting lap. This was for a track that was between 80-130 deg with Sorex 36R, Sorex 32R and RB30 tires.

Not sure that was absolutely the best method. I experimented with different temps and it seemed that if I got the tires too hot, the beginning of the run was kinda weird feeling. I think looking back I may only bake compound into the tires 10 min for anything over 120 deg track temp.

I was getting about 8-10 runs without rotating tires before the front tires would start showing the belts. I felt this was pretty good wear.

Hope this helps, I'm interested in reading other people's experiences.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:59 PM   #11539
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Mmh, yeah... I like to give my money to companies that actually do something to deserve it a bit. I know of several persons who feel exactly the same about the car : great car despite the hassle of having imperial sizes, but nothing from the company. We just can't understand how come they didn't take advantage of the great result of french driver Lucas URBAIN at the euros. If they release a new car next week, I'm buying one without hesitation. Otherwise... I will buy one used for 50 euros in 5 years.
There is a metric screw kit from RcScrewz and i did not have the presence of mince to order some to have in stock w/ my last order. Next order from them i will have the metric stainless screws for the Type-R in stock on my website.

I agree with you. I've been in talks with various fabricators, if Losi stops making the parts, we (Flying Fox and I) have agreed to pick up and continue the production and development of the car.

Right now there really isn't anything the car is REALLY lacking all the stuff that we need is relatively minor and almost doesn't justify the expense of fabrication.
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:22 AM   #11540
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With the shock springs how do you tell the difference between all the rates, if the little tags with the rates have fallen off.
With Corally sprimgs you count the coils, Tamiya and HPI are color coded.

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Old 03-09-2010, 04:48 AM   #11541
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There is a metric screw kit from RcScrewz and i did not have the presence of mince to order some to have in stock w/ my last order. Next order from them i will have the metric stainless screws for the Type-R in stock on my website.

I agree with you. I've been in talks with various fabricators, if Losi stops making the parts, we (Flying Fox and I) have agreed to pick up and continue the production and development of the car.

Right now there really isn't anything the car is REALLY lacking all the stuff that we need is relatively minor and almost doesn't justify the expense of fabrication.
Good to hear... Here in europe I heard of people also interested by the car enough to "develop it", well, sort of.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:41 AM   #11542
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With the shock springs how do you tell the difference between all the rates, if the little tags with the rates have fallen off.
With Corally sprimgs you count the coils, Tamiya and HPI are color coded.

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Just measure the diameter of the spring wire with some calipers. Some where in this thread is a table showing what size each rate is.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:05 AM   #11543
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The spring wire size chart
to tell them apart without the little stickers:

  • 10.5lb .045"
  • 12.5lb .047"
  • 15lb .052"
  • 17.5lb .054"
  • 20lb .056"
  • 25lb .060"
  • 30lb .063"
  • 35lb .066"
  • 42.5lb .071"
  • 50lb .072"
  • 60lb .073
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:28 AM   #11544
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http://www.redrc.net/2010/03/jake-wr...elopment-team/

Solid evidence of the continuing demise of Losi's electric TC program.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:33 AM   #11545
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With the shock springs how do you tell the difference between all the rates, if the little tags with the rates have fallen off.
With Corally sprimgs you count the coils, Tamiya and HPI are color coded.

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I am currently a firm believe that with this TC and rubberz you should always use 17.5 up front and 15 in the rear. It always works great. It will be a few pages back now but I posted a pic of how I mark the springs so you don't mix em up. Basically you use a dremel and cutting disk and put little "nicks" into the top or bottom of the spring. I use 1 for 10.5, 2 for 12.5, 3 for 15 and so on.
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Welcome back Dragonfire, long time no post. I was beginning to think that you abandoned the Type R.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:13 PM   #11548
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Welcome back Dragonfire, long time no post. I was beginning to think that you abandoned the Type R.
LOL that is funny stuff!

Nah I just don't get on and post much these days, busy with other stuff a bit latley.

Going to be interesting real soon around my place... With another Losi turning up prolly next week some time all three of us (brothers) will be running the same chassis! Should make for some interesting racing as my brother is one of OZ's fastest 17.5t racers (2nd at last years nats, Won summernats 2 months ago). He is very picky on setup so will prolly give you 17.5 racers quite a bit of usable setup data for lower grip rubber racing.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:48 AM   #11550
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Good news all, I've gotten my stock of Layshafts. I've been processing back orders for the last day or so. If you had one on backorder expect it at your door in the next week.

I didn't get spools yet, Flying Fox is working on the material the drive cups are made out of to prevent the spinning and is planning to release them at the same time as the new stock of spools so if you have a spool on back order email or pm me please, it may be a longer wait.

On behalf of Flying Fox and Skyrocket thanks for all your patience and support!

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