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Old 03-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #826
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Thanks guys... one more question for now.... does the IFS-R suffer from the same static buildup problem as the TA05 R. On the tamiya site it mentions this problem for the R but not the IFS-R. I know where to run the little wire but wondering if I need to?
I would assume yes since the only real change is the suspension mounting
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:52 PM   #827
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Kinda what I was thinking also but just surprised it was mentioned on one car but not the other.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:12 PM   #828
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With the stock chassis, static is definitely still an issue. The jumper wire trick seems to fix it. The carbon reinforced tub does as well.

On rubber tire/carpet, the sway bars made the car lean quite a bit less, and it felt a lot more predictable. I'm not running anything resembling the original kit or its setup now, though.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:13 PM   #829
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Remember those special edition blue plastic parts? I realize they're more brittle, but is it safe to at least run the body posts, or will those snap as well? I like how they look. :-)
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:28 PM   #830
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Well, we're having our "big" 3-day race this weekend, and figure on getting 75-100 entries, most of them local. On-road is alive and well in Denver. Anyway, I've decided to shelve my 416 and take the TA05 into battle in 13.5 and 17.5 rubber. We'll see how it goes! Since the car started its life as a TA05 IFS-R, I'll post it here. It's been through a lot since its early days. :-)
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:31 PM   #831
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Well, we're having our "big" 3-day race this weekend, and figure on getting 75-100 entries, most of them local. On-road is alive and well in Denver. Anyway, I've decided to shelve my 416 and take the TA05 into battle in 13.5 and 17.5 rubber. We'll see how it goes! Since the car started its life as a TA05 IFS-R, I'll post it here. It's been through a lot since its early days. :-)
Looks very nice! You don't seem to have the battery clamp screws, how do you secure your battery? Do the alloy bulkheads make a lot of difference on outdoor asphalt? They sure are costly though...
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:35 PM   #832
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I'd bet he tapes. It had better be BLUE tape!!
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Looks very nice! You don't seem to have the battery clamp screws, how do you secure your battery? Do the alloy bulkheads make a lot of difference on outdoor asphalt? They sure are costly though...
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:41 PM   #833
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Yeah, I tape, but the only thing I have in that width currently is black tape! :-O

To be honest, I don't think the aluminum bulkheads make much of a difference, aside from being a lot more convenient. I race on high-grip carpet, so a stiffer car seems to work a lot better. If I were racing outside, I'd probably roll with a soft, stock car.

My version of the car isn't a budget racer by any stretch. It's got a bunch of little parts from a 416 on it, as well as many of the hop ups. It pretty much eliminates any opportunity to joke around with people about getting beat by a tub car, 'cause I probably spent more than them. :-D I built this car up, because somewhere deep inside, this is still a hobby, and doing that was a lot of fun. The fact that it's performing so well for me now has been greatly rewarding.
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Thanks, but what are the advantages of taping over the clamp?
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:59 PM   #835
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Thanks, but what are the advantages of taping over the clamp?
The clamp gets uncomfortably close to the wires on my ThunderPower batteries. I regret buying them for a number of reasons, including their insistence on taking up both corners with wire exits. At least SMC got that figured out.
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Thanks guys... one more question for now.... does the IFS-R suffer from the same static buildup problem as the TA05 R. On the tamiya site it mentions this problem for the R but not the IFS-R. I know where to run the little wire but wondering if I need to?
Gotta say that this whole static thing has always been a mystery to me.

Yeah, when running my IFS-R on carpet my car has static when it comes off the track, but so did my original TA05-R (with and without the carbon chassis), my Tamiya mini, Tamiya F103, my Mi3 when I ran that, that guy over there with his RDX, that guy over there with Losi Type-R, etc...etc...

Never quite got why it was such a big deal about it with the TA05. Especially to require grounding wires and all that.
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Gotta say that this whole static thing has always been a mystery to me.

Yeah, when running my IFS-R on carpet my car has static when it comes off the track, but so did my original TA05-R (with and without the carbon chassis), my Tamiya mini, Tamiya F103, my Mi3 when I ran that, that guy over there with his RDX, that guy over there with Losi Type-R, etc...etc...

Never quite got why it was such a big deal about it with the TA05. Especially to require grounding wires and all that.

It's been ages since I worked on aircraft, but here a quick very simplified explanation. When static builds up, it looks for a place to ground. Depending on a lot of factors, it will 'pick' the easiest place to discharge.

All the chassis you mention have different designs. Base on the release Tamiya made, I just think they hit the lotto with that design so that the static discharges in a way that glitches the eletronics
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How much tension should be on the belts? With this being my first belt car, it's hard too tell if it's too loose or too tight. With the motor removed from my TC4, the wheels run super free. I suspect it's different with belt cars?
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Hi guys

I want to try a few different suspension block settings. Tamiya make blocks with a notch for the belt to pass through. Do i need these on the Front/Rear and/or the Rear/Front, or can I just use the normal ones without the notch for these positions.

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Hi guys

I want to try a few different suspension block settings. Tamiya make blocks with a notch for the belt to pass through. Do i need these on the Front/Rear and/or the Rear/Front, or can I just use the normal ones without the notch for these positions.

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you can flip the blocks for the belts to pass throught it.
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