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Old 02-24-2004, 08:26 PM   #1771
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They changed a few things in the US kits from what was said earlier.
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:14 PM   #1772
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wats been changed in the us version and did they do it too all of them cause i might order from a place in hong kong
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:57 PM   #1773
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wats been changed in the us version and did they do it too all of them cause i might order from a place in hong kong
I have kit from overseas...and I compared it to the US manual..no difference..only difference is the manual itself...it's up to date. why would you want to order from HK..when it's cheaper to get one in the US? HK price is about $325 - 350USD. US $290
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Old 02-24-2004, 10:15 PM   #1774
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Hey Guys,

I just got back from the track, and if building it didn't impress me enough - driving it was ten times better. WOW. The car was basically dialed out of the box. The only changes I made to the car was to move the rear shocks to the middle hole on the bottom, and layed them down one hole in the front. I also built the shocks with Losi 50wt oil ( only because I have the whole losi oil set ).

During practice I had a little bit of a scare though, I pegged the wall pretty hard, hard enough to move the motor over, and I ended up stripping the stock spur gear. I heard the gears crunching and thought "Oh ....., there goes the diff" hehe - Nope! I'm pretty sure I just didnt have the motor tight. I'll be picking up a ball hex wrench to make getting to the screw easier.

I ended up qualifying and finishing 3'rd, held second for about half the race, but it was sure a blast - even being the one getting passed.

I am very impressed.
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Old 02-24-2004, 10:34 PM   #1775
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Nice job tonight Troy, the car looked great.
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Nice job tonight Troy, the car looked great.
Same to you, It was an awesome race. I'm still hyped up.. I may just end up running this weekend.

I was trying to hold you off, but it was fun, such a blast that I lost my rythem there towards the end.
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Old 02-25-2004, 03:49 AM   #1777
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Nothing like a great race with new car to get you all hyped about racing again......
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Old 02-25-2004, 05:02 AM   #1778
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Snoopy, I have used the new HPI stratus body on carpet with tires as low as 56mm and it seems to work great. I would still try it if I were you....
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During practice I had a little bit of a scare though, I pegged the wall pretty hard, hard enough to move the motor over, and I ended up stripping the stock spur gear.
Well same Thing happen to my friend at his first run. Hit the wall and Stripped the spur.
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Aku-Man: Sorry to hear about the CA mishap... on the next set, assemble the plastic spacer (ring) into the gear first, then add a small drop of thin ca and run it around the spacer by tilting and rotating . Hope this helps. I think you are refering to the small plastic ring that goes into the bevel gear (73501) at the top of page 14.

All may not be lost if you can find some CA debonder.

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Is it absolutely necesary to use ca to bond those together? After "boiling" the gears they fit pretty tight together.
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Nothing like a great race with new car to get you all hyped about racing again......
You are damn wright
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That is what I'm talking about Erik. Thanks for the tip.

I have CA Debonder, but I'm afraid it might melt the plastic spacer and gear. Well, no hurt to try. I was going to throw that gear away anyway. If Debonder don't work, I might just drill that spacer out and the gear can still use for front one way.
hahahaha! I can laugh about this because the same thing happen to me. Lucky for us, there is a spare ring that comes in the kit. Basically all I did was just reamed or dremel the old one out. Go slowly making sure not to start digging into the diff gear itself. After the old one was removed, I just placed the ring in without CA.

On my second kit...I didn't CA it either.
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I think everyone else outside of US would have run their cars without CA on the little diff collar, as only US instructions say to CA. Have'nt heard of any problems....anyone else know any different??
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Quick tangent: droop/ride height

The factory default places the front at 6 and the rear at 5. When I placed my Lotus body on the car, the wheels were not squarely in the wheelwells, but rather hanging down to the point where the tires might touch the tapered points near the bottom of the wheelwells.

Though this is mostly aesthetic and sort of irrelevant to the car's performance - I could just run with a different body - I'm wondering if going with a droop of 7 in the front (which fits better) will have adverse effects. I plan to run it on asphalt and have a Novak Brushless in the thing.

I'm mainly worried about bottoming out. So what I want to know is:

1) is a droop of 7 OK, has anyone tried it, perhaps based on other setup sheets?

2) if so, should I also drop the back to 6?

3) should I just increase the spring tension on the shocks to compensate or are different springs in order? (I'm running the factory springs that came with the kit)

4) does anyone have a good setup sheet for the Novak Brushless on asphalt (considering overall weight of the car and the power of the motor)?

Thanks everyone!
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