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Old 09-20-2009, 12:14 PM   #6646
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i had a race today indoors

first one of the year

it went well 1st final i got hit and it broke a spool outdrive then i started out last in the 2nd and finished 4th started the next final in 4th and again got hit in the first corner !! busted again !!

started from the rear again in the 4th final and ended 4th and in the last final i started again from the rear of the grid ( safest option i thought ) and finished 2nd
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:47 PM   #6647
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i had a race today indoors

first one of the year

it went well 1st final i got hit and it broke a spool outdrive then i started out last in the 2nd and finished 4th started the next final in 4th and again got hit in the first corner !! busted again !!

started from the rear again in the 4th final and ended 4th and in the last final i started again from the rear of the grid ( safest option i thought ) and finished 2nd
Nice work mate! It's always hard starting from the middle of the grid. Indoor would be even worse...
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:50 PM   #6648
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i had a race today indoors

first one of the year

it went well 1st final i got hit and it broke a spool outdrive then i started out last in the 2nd and finished 4th started the next final in 4th and again got hit in the first corner !! busted again !!

started from the rear again in the 4th final and ended 4th and in the last final i started again from the rear of the grid ( safest option i thought ) and finished 2nd
congradulations mate! What did you break when you started the final in 4th?
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:00 PM   #6649
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So was the air duct a bad idea or something? How come it's not in the WE kit? There's not much there to mount the speedo to -- what do you guys do?
I've never run the air duct, but even without it, there is plenty of material to mount the ESC to, I have never had one come loose and they are still a pain to pry off of the chassis.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:06 PM   #6650
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I got a chance to race yesterday at a smaller track that I haven't been to in a while. Gotta say it's the first time in a long time that I really struggled on the setup, just never was able to get dialed in. I think it's time for a full rebuild on my car, too many parts getting sloppy Still managed to salvage 2'nd place, had to hold off about 5 or 6 seperate attacks in order to keep the position, Barry Baker got a great start and drove clean and won by a mile.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:30 PM   #6651
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I got a chance to race yesterday at a smaller track that I haven't been to in a while. Gotta say it's the first time in a long time that I really struggled on the setup, just never was able to get dialed in. I think it's time for a full rebuild on my car, too many parts getting sloppy Still managed to salvage 2'nd place, had to hold off about 5 or 6 seperate attacks in order to keep the position, Barry Baker got a great start and drove clean and won by a mile.
What surface? What was the car doing wrong?
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:39 PM   #6652
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Asphalt. The car didn't really do anything wrong, it just wasn't nearly as good as it usually is. I'm going to strip it down to the chassis and rebuild the car completely, I have a feeling just too many parts are worn out on it right now.. I've been lazy

I was using the Mazda 6, but I feel like the Mazdaspeed 6 would have been a better choice. I meant to pack it, but totally forgot, lol.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:44 PM   #6653
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has anybody experienced bending/breaking of the stock
aluminum ball studs and turnbuckles?
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:51 PM   #6654
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Yep, I've bent the ackerman ones before and changed them to steel. Also bent steering turnbuckles and changed them to titanium.
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So far ive only bent the steering linkage once.
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congradulations mate! What did you break when you started the final in 4th?
another spool outdrive

i also spoke with another tamiya driver and he advised using the 46mm steel shafts

which i did and from then on it was plain sailing , but i was soooooo nervous on the drivers stand holding off the guys behind me , they were quicker than me but didn't force past , it was nice and clean racing

i honestly thought i was going to shit my self stood on the drivers stand , it is my best every result , and on carpet which i have never raced on before only practiced at our local tiny indoor track
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has anybody experienced bending/breaking of the stock
aluminum ball studs and turnbuckles?
Yeah during a sideways barrier swipe i managed to turn one of the rear ally turnbuckles into a U shape!

I have steel ones on the rear now.
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Asphalt. The car didn't really do anything wrong, it just wasn't nearly as good as it usually is. I'm going to strip it down to the chassis and rebuild the car completely, I have a feeling just too many parts are worn out on it right now.. I've been lazy
Yeh a rebuild every now and then is good. I did mine a couple of weeks ago and found some things I wouldn't have otherwise - eg a slightly bent hinge pin. No idea how long I've been running with that as I haven't broken an arm for a while... Also replaced all the plastic shock parts and worn ball nuts/studs with some fluorine coated items. While I was at it, I put in some foam washers like the offroaders do. Hopefully this will make the ball nuts/studs will last longer. Also replaced a set of shock shafts after the nitride coating wore through. I'm now itching to get this baby back onto the track!
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i noticed the coating on my new shock shafts wore off after maybe 20 runs. Im not going to replace them again this time as I did not notice any difference, except i was out $12
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i noticed the coating on my new shock shafts wore off after maybe 20 runs. Im not going to replace them again this time as I did not notice any difference, except i was out $12
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