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Old 08-29-2013, 07:00 PM   #19396
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Grandpa- Franko(Ova) not really a butthead, he just plays one here on RCTech.

Jesse and Franko, you both need to go down next year. Great to put faces to the screen names here and good to see old friends. Plus you get to play with toy cars for a week. Worst case you get a trip to Japan out of it.
Sound good to me....Can I share a room with you and troy?
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:13 PM   #19397
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Lol, ummmmm no.

But we can all stay at the same hotel for the famed room creep when everyone is wrenching.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:16 PM   #19398
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Lol, ummmmm no.

But we can all stay at the same hotel for the famed room creep when everyone is wrenching.
Come on man ..let me in lol
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:37 AM   #19399
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guys,

can i use Futaba servo BLS651 on a Mini?

Thanks in advance...
Too small. You need a standard sized servo.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:32 PM   #19400
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New 4WD Mini kit on the way. And looking damn good.

http://www.redrc.net/2013/08/t-o-p-s...uring-car-kit/




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Old 08-30-2013, 03:35 PM   #19401
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New 4WD Mini kit on the way. And looking damn good.

http://www.redrc.net/2013/08/t-o-p-s...uring-car-kit/
Looks legit. The Atomic has company.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #19402
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Been ages since a new 4WD mini release. Excited to see it finally come out.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #19403
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I've just shaved 50gms from the M05 by removing some unnecessary 'furniture'. Would that weight cut require the suspension to be tweaked at all? Or should it be ok? Would you expect to see much change to the car losing 50 gms?
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I've just shaved 50gms from the M05 by removing some unnecessary 'furniture'. Would that weight cut require the suspension to be tweaked at all? Or should it be ok? Would you expect to see much change to the car losing 50 gms?
In most situations no. The grippier the track surface, the fewer adjustments you'll need to make. If anything a small ride height change and/or a rear camber change. Sort of depends on how "good" your car was prior to the diet.
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Thanks Granpa. It was quite nice to drive the last time I used it but a notable weight difference over my 120gms lighter M03. Hopefully it's weight cut will help to reduce the difference.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:27 AM   #19406
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Just thought I'd pass on a tip. Lubricating the universals has always been a dilemma for me. Up until just recently, anti wear grease seemed to be the best solution. Lately, I've been using DUPONT, Teflon Multi-use, dry wax lubricant. Someone, somewhere gave me this tip.

It seems to work pretty well cause it dries and doesn't remain "greasy". I have a feeling that bicycle chain lubes like "White Lightening" will work as well. Another advantage to this type of product is that it can be used in situ without disassembling the drive train each time you need to lube the universals.
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Granpa, if you aren't already using the white lightning on the gearbox add it to the Universals list also. Quiets it by a huge margin and helps line while keeping it free and not sticky from greases
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Granpa, if you aren't already using the white lightning on the gearbox add it to the Universals list also. Quiets it by a huge margin and helps line while keeping it free and not sticky from greases
Thanx, good tip. I've used it on the tranny before and can't remember why I stopped. I run the tranny gears dry now-----probably due to laziness. May go back and try it again on the next diff rebuild.

While we're passing tips around, this is one for the guys who have the R1Wurks Mini universals. On occasion the pin in the universals can work loose which can really bugger up the steering uprights. They used a 3X3mm set screw to hold the pin. IMO the screw is too short and there isn't enough thread to hold the loctite so the screw will loosen. Use a 3X4 or even a 3X5 if it won't rub and run it in on the opposite side. After doing that, you can replace the 3X3 on the opposite side. So far, I haven't needed to
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Well had a interesting first real run with the JCW body last night. WOW this thing seems to generate serious traction. I couldn't keep it from rolling over. As the night went on it just got worse and worse. I ended up TQing but placing second in the main as I just couldn't run the car at its full potential. As a side note though my being gentle laps to try and baby it from rolling were real close to my fastest laps with the previous normal style cooper body. If I can get it to stop rolling has real potential to be a good bit faster.

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Just thought I'd pass on a tip. Lubricating the universals has always been a dilemma for me. Up until just recently, anti wear grease seemed to be the best solution. Lately, I've been using DUPONT, Teflon Multi-use, dry wax lubricant. Someone, somewhere gave me this tip.

It seems to work pretty well cause it dries and doesn't remain "greasy". I have a feeling that bicycle chain lubes like "White Lightening" will work as well. Another advantage to this type of product is that it can be used in situ without disassembling the drive train each time you need to lube the universals.
I found better stuff. Wurth HHS-K. I'm using this stuff on my bikes too now.
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