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Old 06-07-2011, 06:56 PM   #2011
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I was mainly trying to see the difference of moving the side springs to on top of the link. I did not have longer standoffs with me so I cobbled something together to try it. My testing was inconclusive as I had electrical issues the whole time I was there.

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Thanks for those thoughts. On top of the link...Didn't notice that.

So, the electromagnetic device that the TimeZone II Hooligans affixed to the underside of your pit table proved effective after all. Remember how they carefully told you where to sit...And how Dave was always smiling...All signs of mischief...

Dang! They will probably drum me out of the TZ brotherhood for spilling the beans.

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you will find most of the U.S guys setups are for 1s i believe.
seems they favour small indoor tracks (possibly weather related) and work well with 1s
Hit the nail on the head with that statement. Down here in FL it seems like we would get rained out 50% of the time in the summer months. Luckily a guy we race with built an indoor carpet track for us to race at. No more sweating through your shirt or setting up tents/tables. Now we have guaranteed racing with a/c. We run 13.5 1s with boosted speedo. They run pretty fast with being so lightweight and all.
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Hit the nail on the head with that statement. Down here in FL it seems like we would get rained out 50% of the time in the summer months. Luckily a guy we race with built an indoor carpet track for us to race at. No more sweating through your shirt or setting up tents/tables. Now we have guaranteed racing with a/c. We run 13.5 1s with boosted speedo. They run pretty fast with being so lightweight and all.
Where is this track in FL? I get out there once in awhile.

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Plant City, FL

Off I-4 between Tampa and Orlando

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Plant City, FL

Off I-4 between Tampa and Orlando

http://www.flrccomplex.com/
Kewl.

I have a free airline ticket to Orlando for the SnowBirds and an office in St Pete to visit.

Will be checking back in January.

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Kewl.

I have a free airline ticket to Orlando for the SnowBirds and an office in St Pete to visit.

Will be checking back in January.

Thanks.

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They also hold an indoor carpet race at Minnreg in St. Pete in January, just check the Florida Racing page when the time comes and there should be a post for it.
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updated my blog!
Hi mate, just had a read through you blog. I was interested in the weight saving part, but to be honest, your car has the same electronics as mine, with the wiring done the same, yet I had to add 35 grams of weight to get it up to the limit! The only thing I can see that is differant, is that I was using quite small Jaco WGT wheels/tyres, rather than the ones you are using. Apart from that, they look the same! Just out of interest, how much do your wheels/tyres weigh? I was hoping to get to Ardent last Sunday, but had to miss it due to family commitments. I WILL be there for the next round though

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Old 06-10-2011, 02:35 AM   #2019
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The main problem being is my car is the older GenX10 no the LE.
All the LEs I have seen are coming in below weight.
Granted I have replaced a load of screws with HT Steel ones as I was getting sick of the ally ones stripping or rounding. Not sure about the tyres, will get them weighed.

I think the biggest weight saving will be to get the LE chassis but going to put that off for a while.

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The main problem being is my car is the older GenX10 no the LE.
All the LEs I have seen are coming in below weight.
Granted I have replaced a load of screws with HT Steel ones as I was getting sick of the ally ones stripping or rounding. Not sure about the tyres, will get them weighed.

I think the biggest weight saving will be to get the LE chassis but going to put that off for a while.

See you next round!
Cool. I try to keep the ali screws in the car if possible, especially around the one that hold the bumper on, as I prefer to snap a couple of those, rather than replace the whole bumper in the event of a heavy stack, you know what I mean?!
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #2022
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They also hold an indoor carpet race at Minnreg in St. Pete in January, just check the Florida Racing page when the time comes and there should be a post for it.
Kewl! Thanks.

Actually, I do have two offices to visit in FL...LOL
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The CRC Cars are still the dominate Car at Lou's Speedway near London Ontario Canada in the SCAR/TransAm/World GT CHALLENGE.

SCAR (Spec Canadian Auto Racing) powered by Novak 25.5 / Novak GTB / Orion 2400 2 Cell LIPO / HPI 4 Passenger Sports Body

TransAm - NEW - powered by Tamiya Silver Can Johnson Motor / Orion 2400 2 Cell Lipo / HPI Camaro, Mustang, Cuda, Challenger, Protoform Javelin Body

World GT - powered by 17.5 / open ESC / 1 Cell / WGT Bodies

All run WGT Spec Tires. Races 8 Minutes. 3 Classes run Heads Up.
Geeze! I need to get to London!

Have to setup a business trip or something...

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Im running a McKune conversion with the losi shock.What position for shock forward support.There are 3 holes im running top hole, its been suggested dropping to bottom hole will give more steering.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:07 AM   #2025
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Im running a McKune conversion with the losi shock.What position for shock forward support.There are 3 holes im running top hole, its been suggested dropping to bottom hole will give more steering.
I run an LE in WGT with an Encore shock. The top deck is positioned at the top of the 1S pack (by sizing the support posts). I do not use the regular CRC shock/antenna mount...too heavy! A CRC #3346 Lightweight antenna/shock mount that is cut down to slightly over half of its normal height is used as my front shock mount. The ball stud for the shock on the rear pod is usually at normal height these days.

I have run both a flat shock position and dropped in the front. What I do like about a slightly dropped front position is there is less shock bind as you move the rear pod in relation to the main chassis plate. So, my take is that there is slightly better action at the shock with some downward angle towards the front...leading to a more responsive and better handling car (more steering...I cannot say?).

Take a look for yourself.

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