Well, I just got back from Trackside. I had the points lead wrapped up last week, but ended up extending it this week.
Just an idea until Team PRP finishes the gear brace: I put washers between the screw and the one way gear two races ago. I noticed that the screws were ended up leaving indents on the one-way gears, and the washers should help to spread the load from the screw to a wider area. I haven't roasted the one-way gear since then, so it may be to early to tell if it works, so far so good though.
TC3 - Please tell me you are using a quality tool set, and not the L-wrenches?!
Steve - on my first chassis, I used Losi thin tire glue. I ran a bead across the chassis, and smoothed it out with my finger. I don't really suggest this, but it works. After doing the whole chassis, I had a layer of glue thick enough on my finger that a few seconds under hot water, I was able to peal it off.
I used a thing called the "Microbrush" on the second chassis. Although I went through about 3-4 of the brushes, it was a little less messy on the fingers.
AJ's Raceway rocks as far as the surface and the barrier goes. I don't think it's possible to break ANYTHING on that track.
It really is glass smooth, but I would suggest at least talking to the race director before you run. I don't know how they run the electric races, but when I went down there for nitro, I was told conflicting stories from the owner/race director on how qualifying is run. ( I asked if it was IFMAR, he said yes. Later, he told me it was a qualifying race, but your on your own clock. I asked if it was alright to start a little behind the guys to have a clean track with all the banging that was going on. He told me I better not, because it's a qualifying race. I asked again if it was IFMAR, and we were on our own clock, and he said yes.