11-02-2011, 02:47 PM
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Originally Posted by MDawson
First off - It has been a while since I picked up a kit to build that continued to impress to the last settings.
Just wanted to provide some notes:
Step 1 - Page 4: be sure to watch SB3X5 on the top hub (outside) through the graphite. Easy to use the wrong hardware here.
Step 2 - Page 5: Install the ST11 Bushings from the start instead of the clips
Step 4 - Page 7: The P16 Lock Rings are actually clear/white plastic. Easy to look over these when you are building. Might be good to have the manual call out the color of the rings. I was looking for something metal like a c-clip
Step 6 - Page 9: The P06 did not work for me at all. I understand that they might work for others but 2 out of the 4 would not grab into the graphite with CA. End up using a T-nut that worked well.
Step 9 - Page 11: SPR01 - would be nice if there was a deeper anchor point on damper mount or some set screw. Mild issues later keeping the unit aligned during assembly.
Step 22 - Page 16: SB3X5 - dont forget about this screw. Speaking from experience.
Step 25 - Page 18: The manual calls out the trimming of the 'plastic cross' - be sure to trim a little at a time. I can see folks taking off too much material
Step 47 - Page 26: When assembling the rear body mount (AT22) - be sure the the pass-through screw is going through the untapped side first, then the threaded side. Otherwise, it might feel like the unit is not clamping the body post.
Shock Setting Technique - would be helpful to understand the effect that moving the Damper in-board or out-board has an effect on 'feel'. Would be good to get an idea how to measure the damper position for consistency.
- The dampers are an incredibly simple idea and love that all of that weight is now low in the chassis
- Steering rack - screams high-quality.
- Spool - mechanical art. Like the steering rack - this is great work. Hope AWESOMATIX keeps up this quality.
- Gear Diff!
- Symmetric and Asymmetric Damper modes - nice touch. Could spend hours on this.
GOOD TO HAVE:
- Decent car-setup board and tools. The intricacy of the rod suspension really needs good use of set-board/gauges/calipers.
Looking forward to the first track passes.
In full trim - 1388 grams
- A700Long - steel screws, gear diff, spool
- RadioPost Servo/Receiver
- Protoform LTR Body - regular weight
- 17.5 / ESC
- 6500 Lipo
No diet needed