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Old 05-26-2010, 08:13 AM   #11791
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Did Mike Haynes ran a losi at that race?
http://www.redrc.net/2010/05/haynes-...eep-challenge/
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:19 AM   #11792
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Did Mike Haynes ran a losi at that race?
http://www.redrc.net/2010/05/haynes-...eep-challenge/
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:54 AM   #11793
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although I do understand why you guys own type r's, what I dont understand is, if this battery and motor down the middle is the absolute best layout for a touring car, then why dont the other major manufacturers bring out new cars with the lipo down the middle?

Where are the losi's in the big meets? Is it cos they dont have a 'team' anymore?

are there any guys who currently run a losi, who have come from tamiya/xray background? How do they compare?
I've gone the other way (Losi to Xray). This is only due to the lack of support over here in the UK for the model. It looks though this is being sorted this year with the Horizon Hobby team doing the BRCA Nats.

I've found the Xray to be a bit more controllable outdoors however the Losi is massively quicker indoors. I think the issue outdoors is probably more down to fewer setups and driver knowledge on our UK tracks.

The car is in the cupboard and is more than likely going to make a re-appearance sometime soon. It's nice to see continuing development on the design and parts though.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:22 AM   #11794
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although I do understand why you guys own type r's, what I dont understand is, if this battery and motor down the middle is the absolute best layout for a touring car, then why dont the other major manufacturers bring out new cars with the lipo down the middle?

Where are the losi's in the big meets? Is it cos they dont have a 'team' anymore?

are there any guys who currently run a losi, who have come from tamiya/xray background? How do they compare?
I have no doubt it just comes down to Losi not getting behind any TC racers. The top pro TC racers are all on deals with the brands that still sponsor and support on road.

What Lucas Urbain did last year at the Euro's should be enough proof to convince anyone the car is capable. It punches above its weight here in Oz too thanks to Dragonfire.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:49 AM   #11795
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I have no doubt it just comes down to Losi not getting behind any TC racers. The top pro TC racers are all on deals with the brands that still sponsor and support on road.

What Lucas Urbain did last year at the Euro's should be enough proof to convince anyone the car is capable. It punches above its weight here in Oz too thanks to Dragonfire.
I see in your sig that you run both the t3 and losi.

I'm currently running a t2.

What does the t3 do better or differently that the losi doesnt do, or vice versa?
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:00 AM   #11796
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The T4 will be out soon anyway...
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:27 AM   #11797
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In the meantime I have being doing a very simple mod to my diffs recently and it is producing very good results. Attached is a picture of the diff hub with a layer of heatshrink covering the groves that the swingshaft fits in. Its the same size as what I used on the uni's and so far is doubling the life of my diffs. The picture below is from a dirty track after a two day meet. I have also used a little grease on the heatshrink its slef as I am a little paranoid that it may rub the inside of the diff tube.

Is this a mod to prevent dirt from from getting in ?

My biggest complaint with the rear diff is that the diff hub is made out of plastic, imo, I think that they should of had an alum. option for this part.
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Is this a mod to prevent dirt from from getting in ?

My biggest complaint with the rear diff is that the diff hub is made out of plastic, imo, I think that they should of had an alum. option for this part.
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Actually I think that would be a step backwards. From my exp the plastic outdrives offer the lowest friction to suspenion movement. All other systems reduce the performance vs the plastic/delrin outdrives which is most noticeable at the front end (steering).

Anyway my simple mod was to keep dirt out of the diff... it works ok...
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:19 AM   #11799
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Actually I think that would be a step backwards. From my exp the plastic outdrives offer the lowest friction to suspenion movement. All other systems reduce the performance vs the plastic/delrin outdrives which is most noticeable at the front end (steering).

Anyway my simple mod was to keep dirt out of the diff... it works ok...

My thoughts behind having an aluminum hub were that I could tighten the diff to a point that I couldn't with the plastic piece. I always had a slipping diff even when I pinned the rings. Just seemed I was losing something with the plastic.
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My thoughts behind having an aluminum hub were that I could tighten the diff to a point that I couldn't with the plastic piece. I always had a slipping diff even when I pinned the rings. Just seemed I was losing something with the plastic.
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Really? I have no problem tightening the diff up enough to handle even modified power. Are you using motor spray to clean oil off the diff rings and brass slipper plate? This is usually the cause of a slipping diff (not cleaning thoroughly).
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Hey All, sorry to interrupt but I could use some help. I'm selling my JRXS-R and need a buyer. If you know anyone looking, please have them contact me. It's in the rctech classifieds. Right now my XXXS's are enough for my TC needs. Thanks......now back to our regularly scheduled program.
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Really? I have no problem tightening the diff up enough to handle even modified power. Are you using motor spray to clean oil off the diff rings and brass slipper plate? This is usually the cause of a slipping diff (not cleaning thoroughly).


I even went so far as to pin the rings to the hub but the problem always came from the plastic not being able (imo) to stand up to the tightening of the diff screw. What I was after was to get the same feel as lets say an Xray diff, very tight (no slip) but that buttery smooth diff action that means so much to handling. I believe an Italian company made one but I never found a way to order it. oh well .......
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I even went so far as to pin the rings to the hub but the problem always came from the plastic not being able (imo) to stand up to the tightening of the diff screw. What I was after was to get the same feel as lets say an Xray diff, very tight (no slip) but that buttery smooth diff action that means so much to handling. I believe an Italian company made one but I never found a way to order it. oh well .......
I guess it's because I'm heavy handed sometimes, but I strip out the threads on the out drive. I can see how an all aluminum out drive would add weight so what about an outdrive with a molded insert for a nut? Might take up to much space, but just a thought.
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I see in your sig that you run both the t3 and losi.

I'm currently running a t2.

What does the t3 do better or differently that the losi doesnt do, or vice versa?
The T3 seems very easy to drive on low grip asphalt. As soon as the grip is medium or better the Losi is, without question, my ride.
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there is one of theese brand new sitting on the shelf in box at the shop i work at any body intrested
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