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Old 12-08-2008, 11:29 AM   #6316
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Sweet, I am looking to build it this week and race this Sunday
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:04 PM   #6317
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My first race day in 1/12 scale with the DB12RR. I really wanted to get the car out on the track. I put it down and started around the sweeper that leads to the straight and punched it. BAM. In my rush to get out I didn’t realize they had changed the layout and put a 180 half way down what used to be a long back straight. I felt like a Southwest commercial, because I wanted to get away. All that broke was that battery locater. Turned what was left of the locater arround(it looked like a “T” instead of an “H”) to position the batteries forward and went back out. The car was so smooth and easy to drive. After the jokes (the race director said on loud speaker, “Mike don’t forget to turn this time”) I was getting questions about the car. I made some changes that the other guys were using, red center shock spring, 35wt oil, and 10,000wt in the side tubes. Didn’t quite like it as much as the stock setting but I was faster. There were 11 racers and I qualified 5th for a spot in the A main. I started in 5th and decided just to get a good rhythm and drive my own race. I got into a nice flow when I noticed the 4th place car come in my peripheral and started to push a little. I was gaining when the endbell came off of my Checkpoint 19T. I have never had anything like that happen before. But while I was relaxed and just flowing I was just a .5 second of the leader’s pace. First 1/12 scale race, first time out with a new car, no practice. I’m happy. A few tweaks to the set up, a change to 35shore Twister tires front/rear and some practice and I think I will be in the ball park.
Great car, Jason. And thanks for all the help.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:39 PM   #6318
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We usually always ship the same day. As long as UPS gets here soon with my carbon fiber, I should be able to get all orders out today or tommorow.
Really like your car. Almost cant stop myself from buying one. LOL.

The only thing missing is I like to tape my packs in. Any way to mod the program to have tape slots in the chassis???

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Old 12-08-2008, 12:42 PM   #6319
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Really like your car. Almost cant stop myself from buying one. LOL.

The only thing missing is I like to tape my packs in. Any way to mod the program to have tape slots in the chassis???

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There are tape slots. the rubberband is an option.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:44 PM   #6320
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There are slots in the chassis so you can tape your batteries in.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:51 PM   #6321
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The new version the DB12RR even has the tape slots beveled to reduce tape breakage on the sharp edges
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:11 PM   #6322
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You guys are killing me. Not making it any easyer to resist this car !!

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Old 12-08-2008, 01:20 PM   #6323
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Laid it down at Beaver on Sunday with the RR. Car was dialed right out of the box. All the handleing issues I was trying to resolve with the old car are now magically fixed The new car impressed alot of people, I think you'll be getting some orders from AB Charles. Thanks Jason for making an already good car even better!
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:46 PM   #6324
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Jason- you have PM and email...
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hey jason, question. i noticed that sometimes the bottom coil on the linear spring collapses and needs to be popped back in place. now it probably happens when i tap a board or crash. so john brown put two of the spring perches on (top and bottom)his car to try and remedy the problem. but i was wondering if this would upset or change the front suspension in any way. im all for just not tappin boards thanx
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Jason, is the rear pod top plate the same for the 1/10 car as the 1/12 car?

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Xtreme I suspect you mean where the spring contacts the lower arm? I noticed the spring can slip in and out of the indentation between the suspension arm and the pivot ball. I noticed this happening too but it didn't seem to effect the handling any. What I ended up doing was...I noticed if I rotated the spring to a certain point it will stay in that indentation and work nicely.
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Jason,

Will the linear springs work with Hotbodies front end?

Could you summarize the advantage of linear springs versus standard ae springs?

Any chance on a hotbodies cyclone asphalt chassis again...pleaaaase!

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hey jason, question. i noticed that sometimes the bottom coil on the linear spring collapses and needs to be popped back in place. now it probably happens when i tap a board or crash. so john brown put two of the spring perches on (top and bottom)his car to try and remedy the problem. but i was wondering if this would upset or change the front suspension in any way. im all for just not tappin boards thanx
you will need to make sure you dont have too much preload. Try it and see how it goes. Thats how i run them on my 1/10th. Normally if the spring is pinching itself i just rotate the spring. It will do this because of the camber angle and the arc the arm swings.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:12 AM   #6330
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Jason,

Will the linear springs work with Hotbodies front end?

Could you summarize the advantage of linear springs versus standard ae springs?

Any chance on a hotbodies cyclone asphalt chassis again...pleaaaase!

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Our springs will fit the HB front end.

The advantage of our front spring is that they are more consistant because they do not collapse or lose length. They are more linear so the front end is more consistant and predictable. We have been very happy with the results of the front springs.
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