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Old 01-04-2009, 12:36 PM   #6631
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I wonder how hard it would be to just solder in a new flexible sensor wire... I havent pulled apart a Novak brushless before.
Not too easy. I had to repair a pulled out wire once, and it consumed an hour of my time, and lots of patience. It requires complete motor disassembly, including unsoldering and removing the stack.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:56 PM   #6632
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No, it is not treated. I think it is also very unlikely it will be treated as the cars on rubber tires are not struggling for grip.
I'll be out there soon with my RR, and hopefully we can get a 1/12 setup nailed. The track is so smooth that once we figure out how to get the cars working it should be awesome.

Make sure your batts are all the way forward, and try playing around with tire combos. Go to a softer front tire and if needed a harder rear...

There should be no problem going down to 3mm on that track, but I don't know if it will benefit the cars any, couldn't hurt to try out though.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:34 PM   #6633
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Jason, we got your reply, Thank you very much Matthew and myself are looking forward to meeting you also, the 12RR is going together great and he cant wait to get it on the track
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:38 PM   #6634
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Not too easy. I had to repair a pulled out wire once, and it consumed an hour of my time, and lots of patience. It requires complete motor disassembly, including unsoldering and removing the stack.
Wow that sounds like a blast!
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:44 PM   #6635
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Hey guys, I am currently running the Cyclone 12 but would like to switch to lipo/brushless so I am shopping for a new 1/12 chassis.

I am very interested in the DB12RR, would I need to buy any other parts/upgrades in order to get the car dialed in, or is it completely ready to race right out of the box?

I will be running it with the LRP sphere competition, Novak 17.5 brushless, SMC 3.7v lipo, and spektrum.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-05-2009, 01:10 AM   #6636
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It is race ready out of the box. You'll want some shims for setting front ride height if you stay with the plastic spacers. CRC has a good shim kit for not too much. Or if you have the money I highly reccomend a set of the front aluminum spacers BMI makes in .5mm increments. Just makes setup much smoother. If you are going to run Spektrum with an LRP ESC and especially at only 3.7v you will need a reciever pack or a voltage booster. Spektrum has a hard enough time with LRP's weak BECs as it is...drop the voltage even further with a LiPo pack and you'll be hitting fail safe a lot.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:12 AM   #6637
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Frank and I ran our DB12RRs today for the first time at our race. Didn't even get a test day to dial them in and man were they awesome. Not only does the car seem better planted in the rear but turns much better now as well. I had a good solid 3rd with just not quite enough power to catch the leaders when I hit a wall and shifted the motor Still got off the stand with a big ol smile on my face though
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No doubt Burt and Franks DB12RR's were looking Damn Good today!!!

Burt was back in the groove for the most part

My DB12R was running really good for me today! Qualified 4th for the A-main and finished there.

Kewl thing was that I was running my Hacker 17.5 brushless instead of the sintered rotored Novak EX 13.5 I was'nt able to get a 78t spur so I was only able to gear it around a 80mm rollout. The car was an absolute dream to drive and was not far off pace despite the gearing issue. The fast track layout did'nt help either

Overall I am very happy with the Hacker 17.5 and will be ordering a 78t spur before the next race in 2 weeks
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I would go to the standard flex plate instead of the thin and run the short mounting position on them. The thin plates and long mounting is going to increase rear traction. This alone should help a ton. Keep me posted on the progress.
Going with the short flex plate mounting position helped. So I went one step further and installed the tweak screws. Now the car drives properly. Thanks for the help!
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Im glad it worked well for you. Its nice to have the tuning options available to you.
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Going with the short flex plate mounting position helped. So I went one step further and installed the tweak screws. Now the car drives properly. Thanks for the help!
Are you going to be at Beltran this Wed by chance? I'm going to try to make it up there to run some laps..
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Are you going to be at Beltran this Wed by chance? I'm going to try to make it up there to run some laps..
I'll plan to come by after work Wednesday. So I'm looking at around 4:30 to 5 pm. It'll be good to share notes with someone driving the same chassis.
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I'll plan to come by after work Wednesday. So I'm looking at around 4:30 to 5 pm. It'll be good to share notes with someone driving the same chassis.
I'll PM you and let you know for sure if I'll be there or not, I may have to go down to San Diego for the day, won't know for sure until tomorrow.
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Here's an idea. How about a booklet with all the setup info related to the DB12R/RR? Similar to what Team Associated, and XXX main have done. Jason, are you reading this?
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I will work on this and put it on the website.
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