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Old 01-26-2011, 03:25 PM   #2731
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Cotton - Speedmind rims are nylon. Just ask around at the next event, no doubt people will be throwing out old tires.

Most rims nowadays are acetate, i guess cause its cheaper, but also much stiffer (but more likely to break)
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I dont know how small you drive you're 1/12ths tires when you're done with em, but I dont have to spend half an hour trueing rims down and I also dont know how big a jar of acetone you have but I bet you're a whole lot slower than me on 12 pairs of tires.

The contact glue I use is probably just the same stuff as you're shoe glue, because its used to repair shoes as well.

And last, the days waiting is an indicator, I found you're safer doing this because I true the tires pretty small and I had one tire loosen a bit one time and I dont risk it anymore. I made it a 2 day thing.

But its good to know acetone also works as solvent for the contact glue,if it werent so agressive on rims.

But, erm, you do what you want...
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Intresting developement parts shown at the Snowbird's:



Don't know if it's an official part or a one-off.

Cheers.
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Intresting developement parts shown at the Snowbird's:

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w..._friday_64.jpg

Don't know if it's an official part or a one-off.

Cheers.

Hi!
More weight to front = more front grip

Lipo with wires or tubes are always havy on one side.

I was thinking about this in my 12 but I done it and test it in F1 home made
car based on ae parts. And it works also in 10R5 so should work with E12

Anyway, someone do it one-shot, like some this:
http://www.redrc.net/2010/06/rc-devi...x-112-pan-car/

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More weight to front = more front grip

Lipo with wires or tubes are always havy on one side.

I was thinking about this in my 12 but I done it and test it in F1 home made
car based on ae parts. And it works also in 10R5 so should work with E12

Anyway, someone do it one-shot, like some this:
http://www.redrc.net/2010/06/rc-devi...x-112-pan-car/

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It looks like AE test parts have the lipo off center and shifted,
to the ride side of the chassis to achieve better balance with electronics on left side ?
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to the ride side of the chassis to achieve better balance with electronics on left side ?
looking at wingmsn's picture, it looks like a chunk of lead on the outboard surface of the battery. wheww, those LRP's must be heavy to need lead on the battery/servo side to balance!
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looking at wingmsn's picture, it looks like a chunk of lead on the outboard surface of the battery. wheww, those LRP's must be heavy to need lead on the battery/servo side to balance!
Have to add weight anyway, the R5's are very light.
At the NorCal Nats I added 30+ grams to make weight
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looking at wingmsn's picture, it looks like a chunk of lead on the outboard surface of the battery. wheww, those LRP's must be heavy to need lead on the battery/servo side to balance!
It is only a 1/4 oz piece of weight. the car was right at the limit with that piece and dead on balanced.
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[QUOTE=wingman2;8566382]Intresting developement parts shown at the Snowbird's:



Don't know if it's an official part or a one-off.

Cheers.[/QUOTE

There were 6 cars at the race with this chassis. Just protypes now. They did work well!
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Don't know if it's an official part or a one-off.

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There were 6 cars at the race with this chassis. Just protypes now. They did work well!
Nice run in the main WH.
It's cool to see what Bob comes up with when has time to tinker with the R5's
Do you think it made a difference in lap time, or just more consistent to drive ?
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It is only a 1/4 oz piece of weight. the car was right at the limit with that piece and dead on balanced.
it is hard to tell from the picture it looksd bigger.

just curious, presuming this arrangement is intended to get weight forward, so why not put the lead further forward as well? or maybe they have found the forward cg limit?
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Hey Dave Berger, could I get you to poke that buddy of yours Jim Walls and get a opinion on this jacked up center shock?

Dang, I knew I should not have let Bob Stelflue touchy-feely my car at Paved-Nats...lol....at least they are not tryin to put it in there that way (over) a t-bar like I did...


maybe i'll just make it sound like any one of a million 12th questions......I wonder how the shock will work at that odd angle? just wondering around in my mind and got lost....
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Don't know if it's an official part or a one-off.

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There were 6 cars at the race with this chassis. Just protypes now. They did work well!
looks sweet! hope it comes to market! also a conversion for existing 12r5s. anyone notice an smc batt in there. wheres the reedys?
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looks sweet! hope it comes to market! also a conversion for existing 12r5s. anyone notice an smc batt in there. wheres the reedys?
We could not run our reedy packs as they were not on the roar list until feb 1st.
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We could not run our reedy packs as they were not on the roar list until feb 1st.
gotcha walter! smc makes a great batt but i cant wait to get the new reedy packs!
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