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Old 10-23-2001, 07:31 PM   #316
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Got a question for all you guys that are still running the 540 sport tuned, do you guys buy a brake pads spray to apply it inside the motor after every 2 run or so?
I just see ppl using them...
how do i apply it?like how much do i need...
and is it brake pads spray?
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Old 10-23-2001, 07:36 PM   #317
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TFR, that is a standard size servo and yes it is a carbon chassis. Unfortunately I was not at the TCS race last sunday.
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Old 10-23-2001, 07:39 PM   #318
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Got a question for all you guys that are still running the 540 sport tuned, do you guys buy a brake pads spray to apply it inside the motor after every 2 run or so?
I just see ppl using them...
how do i apply it?like how much do i need...
and is it brake pads spray?
The brake cleaner is basicly the same as motor spray. Its a good idea to spray out the motor every couple of runs.
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Old 10-23-2001, 08:09 PM   #319
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OH, ok thanx...

so your F1 must be racing at PLRC right?
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Do you think a super micro sized servo such as the ones in 1/12 scale cars would work in an F-1? I am pretty sure you would need a riser for it to sit on. I saw one today in a 1/12 scale that was about 1" square...thats small!
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Man, theres been a lot written here since I was last here.

I use some really flat battery bars with no name brand, the bulk ones from the local shop. That was really the only way I could be mine in easily. I bent the battery bars that I use for the hardwiring points very low over the cells so they wouldn't hit the top deck on the way through. Its pretty easy to get them in and out.

Well as easy as can be expected.

Man, listening to you guys talk about the F103 here shows me that I got a really good deal on my car. The guy had the extended upper deck, pivot rear suspension, aluminum motor mount, aluminum shock, carbon rear axle, one full set of mounted foams, two full sets of mounted tamiya Type-B rubber tires and a full McLaren F1 body and two full Ferrari F1 bodies along with a servo and a Kimbrough servo saver all for a $100.

All I'm waiting for now is the Kimbrough 48 pitch spur to come in, so I can run normal 48 pitch pinions. I can wait to run it. Best part is we have a Tamiya race near here every year, and this car is all ready for competition.
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Old 10-23-2001, 09:08 PM   #322
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About motor cleaner: I used to clean my Sport Tuned motor every 3 races or so....I abuse it now and do it maybe once a year....that hasn't stopped my from winning 2 Hawaii championship seasons in a row...that 36 races with about 1 maybe 2 cleanings.....I've never really been able to notice any difference in the speed of the motor....run time...etc....but i wouldn't try that with a Stock or Modifed motor.
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You can use any servo, but the trick is getting it centered and mounted securely. It would not be too hard if you have the FRP upper deck and make some shims to put between the two servo mount uprights. Personally, I don't think it's really worth the effort unless you can mount the servo flat on the chassis plate to lower the center of gravity. Then you are fighting with the servo saver hitting the chassis.

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Sounds like you got a smokin' deal! If that car started off as an RX, you have about $160 worth of hop-ups on it (including the extra set of tires and bodies.)
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Old 10-24-2001, 01:10 PM   #324
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Nice deal...
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Old 10-24-2001, 08:11 PM   #325
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Has anyone used the rear diffuser? Is it just eye candy and extra weight, or does it do anything?
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Has anyone out there hooked up the brake light circuity on a novak speed control to the back of their F1? It would sure look cool! Anyone see the one on Ebay with a sound system, dash light and a servo hooked to the drivers head? Now thats Eye candy!

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I have brake lights on my HPI micro. You can't really see them in the daylight. The do look sweet indoors, though. The thing that sux is that they are on whenever you are off throttle, not just when you use brakes (with the Novak Explorer2.)
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psycho, I read a article before that say the rear diffuser for F1 car is pretty useful...

not only for show, but it does help with the airflow.
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I've got the brake lights(not on the car right now) but mine does not come on till i hit the brakes...with a Novak T-4.

Diffuser..never used it, but a friend of mine has one.If i remember correctly, he said it made a difference, that the rear was stuck more at high speed.As far as weight, it is thin Lexan, so it should not add much at all.

Darkside...sounds like you got a heck of a deal!!!!
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Old 10-24-2001, 08:37 PM   #330
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Ya, I got the brake light on my Leman too with my Cyclone speed control...
What I do is that I put another set of tail lights that is alway on, so when I had the brake on or let go of the throttle is like I have another brake lights...

Or dont use the tail lights supplied with Novak's ESC....buy a rear light kit that when you apply brake, the red actually get darker...
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