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Old 11-20-2001, 10:11 AM   #196
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Um...I don't know about acceleration, but my car was faster than TL-01 and the FF in accelerate and in speed with 22T pinion in my car. Hey, I have TA-03F. Does anyone know any way to tune this car and with what parts, where to find them?
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Old 11-20-2001, 10:21 AM   #197
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You gear the car based on a number of factors. If you're on a large oval or a track with lots of straightaways where you want top speed and don't care much about acceleration, gearing up is fine. If you are having trouble making runtime or race on a tight, twisty track, then you are less concerned about top speed, but very concerned about acceleration and runtime since you are hard on the throttle out of every turn and braking into every turn.
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Old 11-27-2001, 10:23 PM   #198
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Default wheelbase question

I just saw this 03RS TRF

http://www.tamiya.com/english/produc...ta03rs_trf.htm

And the wheelbase there is only 237mm...regular 03s are 258mm...thats almost an inch shorter. Is this true or it was some kind of a typo on Tamiya part?

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Old 11-27-2001, 10:31 PM   #199
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The "S" indicates the short wheelbase version. This is for bodies like the PIAA Porsche. I was looking at a non-TRF short wheelbase version the other day and almost bought it!
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Old 11-28-2001, 02:51 AM   #200
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Default Thanks for clarifying that

now I know...
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Old 11-28-2001, 03:01 AM   #201
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Someone told me that there is a limited edition PIAA proche that runs on a TA03W chassis, the W denotes a wider track?

Found a local company that stocks most gears and pullies for the 03 and they can make gears provided there are enough demand again for the 03
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Old 11-28-2001, 10:18 AM   #202
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Does that company have a homepage? and where is that company? I want to buy the gears for my 03.
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Old 11-28-2001, 10:34 AM   #203
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It is an engineering co in UK.... but they only work as suppliers to the engineering industries.... so they have minimum order quantity before it becomes worthwhile and perhaps they dont wnat to have loads of e-mail asking for single pieces....

.... as I got an TA03F and like others are looking for gears.... tell me what you need so we can combine to get them specially made.... 0.4 pitch or whatever.... they showed me a combined middle gear, with different pitch on eitehr side, with matching pinions... alley 03 pulleys etc...
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Old 11-28-2001, 10:58 AM   #204
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If you convert to the white, .4 pitch gears, you can use 64 pitch pinions. That's what my buddies are doing. The white gears should only be a few bucks. I've seen the sets for less than $10.
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Old 11-30-2001, 05:54 AM   #205
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Default People with FRP chassis

or using 2400 batts...

my 2400's Sanyo batts is a little longer and little larger than my Sanyo 1700's...now my problem is its very hard to put in and to take out the batts on my 03F with FRP chassis...seems like you dont need to close the battery holder...but thats the real problem because I can not put the plastic to close the battery holder...the 2400 is longer...

Any ideas on how to solve this problem?
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Old 11-30-2001, 09:47 AM   #206
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I run side-by-side 2400 and 3000 packs on my DJE TA03 and my F103's. The battery compartment configuration is very similar on these cars. Both were really designed for stick packs, but side-by-side's do work. If you buy premade packs, you will prbably need to unsolder the bars and get rid of the 5lbs of solder that they put on each battery. Resolder with a reasonable amount and they should fit fine. A trick I use that helps make it easier to slide the battery in is to use power pole connectors and leave the pos and neg connectors loose. Orient the pack so the cells that you solder the wires to are facing the forward end of the car and solder the wires toward the "top" (the side furthest from the ground when the pack is laying flat on the ground) of the cell. In the case of the pos cell, solder toward the top side of the pos terminal. By doing this, it allows the wires to pass through obstructions in the battery compartment. I use the side pieces to hold the battery in, but some guys I race with glass tape their packs in. That would be tough on the TA03, though. It's pretty easy on the F1 cars. My practice packs are all 2400 and 3000 stick packs and they fit in without much difficulty. I recently bought a couple Orion E-Maxx packs for cheap. The plastic endcaps seem thicker than some of my other packs, so the battery compartment bends a little when I put everything together. It doesn't seem to have any impact on the handling of either chassis car.
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some pics can help a lot..... word description is confusing~~~
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Old 11-30-2001, 11:50 AM   #208
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You know... after I clicked the "Submit Reply" button, I thought it might be confusing. I'll take a picture of one of my batteries and some of the pack installed in cars so you better see.
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Old 11-30-2001, 07:33 PM   #209
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OK guys, here's my battery setup.

This is how I solder the leads on the pack.



This is what it looks like installed in the car.



I hope you can see what I mean from the pictures.
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Old 11-30-2001, 10:06 PM   #210
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Default Got it...

but I'm planning to stick to stick pack at the moment...Does the 2400's are much bigger than the 1700's? The cell is noticeably bigger...and longer too.

Can I solve this if I stick to stick pack?
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