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Old 01-02-2008, 07:30 AM   #871
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hai iam new to rc. i bought trf416 and use 23t stock motor. can anyone past setting for my 416.
Personally, I'd go with the stock settings to start with.
The setup posted from Yatabe from Marc R is, IMO, a special case. Thats mainly as it was using 4cell modified, and with bodyshells that aren't legal for other events. Given it was also modified motors, but with much lighter weight (as only 4cell), means that the setup is fairly unique to that track and class...

Just my opinion...

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Old 01-02-2008, 09:01 AM   #872
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Does anyone bother with ceramic bearings anymore? Also whats the most popular shell for indoor rubber tyre racing on carpet? Sorry for all the questions but i have been out of RC for at least the last 2 seasons.
Ceramic bearings are super smooth compared to the standard ones. Not sure if you can tell the difference in lap times. You can degrease them, and lube them up with 0wt motor oil.

As for your body, any protoform bodies will do well. Seems a lot of people are using the mazda6 one. Aside from that, I personally like the NSX GT body. It is scale, low, and that car does turn better than most other standard bodies. The only problem is that Tamiya bodies tend to be on the heavy side unless you can get the light weight version. (I heard that tamiya banned this body from TGP/TCS because of an unfair advantage?)
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:40 AM   #873
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Does anyone bother with ceramic bearings anymore? Also whats the most popular shell for indoor rubber tyre racing on carpet? Sorry for all the questions but i have been out of RC for at least the last 2 seasons.
PF Mazda 6 or PF Mazda Speed 6. Depends on track and driving style. Pros like Viktor most often prefers the mazda 6.
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Does anyone bother with ceramic bearings anymore? Also whats the most popular shell for indoor rubber tyre racing on carpet? Sorry for all the questions but i have been out of RC for at least the last 2 seasons.
if you run on larget carpet/rubber tracks(5000-6000 ft2)the Stratus 3.0 handles well
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:17 AM   #875
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You can degrease them, and lube them up with 0wt motor oil.
What is a good way to degrease the bearings?
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:48 AM   #876
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@ Rick Draper... Protoform Mazda6... simple really Overall, it just seems to be the best, although I do like how the DNA2 rotates Mid corner
Personally, I no longer see the advantage of ceramics, yes they may rotate freer, but I can't notice it on track, especially when running belts (shaftie is a bit different, as there isn't the resistance in the belts) and when it's possible to get 5sets of normal bearings for the price of one ceramic set, and I cen get normals to run almost as free... well, you get my idea

Anyway, bit bored this evening, and some 14awg wire arrived through my doorstep, so time for a quick re-wiring job on my Sphere.... And also did the servo wires (although I cheated and used a Sharpie ).
Have to say (again), I'm loving the air duct at the moment, one screw and unplug from the reciever, and the speedo is out. Will make it very to switch between BL/Lipo for club racing and the Brushed/NiMh for Carpet Wars (I have my reasons for wanting to take the sphere out for running brushed)

Just need a shorter sensor lead now.....

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Old 01-02-2008, 11:59 AM   #877
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Looking really good Ed!!

I have tested the car a litle bit on carpet and will test some more tomorrow.
First impression was OUTSTANDING!
I finally got back the feeling of driving a Tamiya car again, smooth, plenty of grip and amazing cornerspeed!
The MSX just never felt right for me....

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Old 01-02-2008, 12:07 PM   #878
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Clean wiring Ed... I wired mine simular to that - however, yours makes me want to go back and work on mine a bit.

I too like the Air duct on this car for the same reason - one screw and the speedo is out... plus a little more air directed to the motor is not a bad thing.
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Looking really good Ed!!

I have tested the car a litle bit on carpet and will test some more tomorrow.
First impression was OUTSTANDING!
I finally got back the feeling of driving a Tamiya car again, smooth, plenty of grip and amazing cornerspeed!
The MSX just never felt right for me....

Later mate,
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Hi Eirik,
Do you have your car photo ?

Thanks !
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:10 PM   #880
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I replaced the 44mm front aluminum swing shafts with 46mm steel ones. I use 1B(new)/1C(old) on the front with short arms, and I went back to the TRF415 one-way cups to make the shafts fit.

I also replaced the 44mm rear aluminum swing shafts with 42mm steel ones since the shaft was touching the diff bolt. I use XB/D on the rear with short arms.

I have taken the car for a few runs and already slightly bent the front aluminum shafts!
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I replaced the 44mm front aluminum swing shafts with 46mm steel ones. I use 1B(new)/1C(old) on the front with short arms, and I went back to the TRF415 one-way cups to make the shafts fit.

I also replaced the 44mm rear aluminum swing shafts with 42mm steel ones since the shaft was touching the diff bolt. I use XB/D on the rear with short arms.

I have taken the car for a few runs and already slightly bent the front aluminum shafts!
Thanks for the comments guys, thought it was worth spending a little time on wiring in this car. Have to say, it's certainly helped by using a low profile servo, and the tiddly little Spectrum receiver...

I've actually got a spare set of 46mm steel shafts just in case, and also ordered a set of 42mm (both steel and aluminium) shafts, which I may use in the rear, if the shaved blade doesn't work too well.
At the moment, I don't see any issues but worth being prepared all the same

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Hi Eirik,
Do you have your car photo ?

Thanks !
Here you go Sir
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Looking really good Ed!!

I have tested the car a litle bit on carpet and will test some more tomorrow.
First impression was OUTSTANDING!
I finally got back the feeling of driving a Tamiya car again, smooth, plenty of grip and amazing cornerspeed!
The MSX just never felt right for me....

Later mate,
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Sounds good! Shoot me an email once you settle on some kind of setup...
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:42 PM   #884
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Sounds good! Shoot me an email once you settle on some kind of setup...
I have a setup written down... I am waiting for Ed to make an editable setup sheet, LOL!

I will send you an e-mail from work tomorrow, I am 100% sure you will like the setup
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