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Old 06-08-2011, 02:21 PM   #2461
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yeah ive seen the abc hobby bodies but i like the detail of the hpi bodies and would love a mini version of my car
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..i hear ya.

by the way, i've started racing my CR'r competively. Having a lot of fun, ..when you race you really notice what your car needs and what needs to be adjusted. I've totally gone through my suspension set up to get it just right. -also experimenting w/ new tires for better grip.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:40 PM   #2463
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how do you get your gear mesh right and keep it that way or is it somthing that has to be constantly rechecked?
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I check it after every race day, ...as racing seems to be pretty hard on cars. I can't really describe how to do it, it's a feel ....you just kind of set it tight then loosen slightly ...i spin the wheels w/ my fingers to make sure there isn't too much resistance on the gears ...i am going for something that turns freely, yet not too loose not too tight. hard to describe, not sure there is a way to measure it. More of a feel.
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i think cup racer manual have a good way to set gear mesh by a piece of paper. check it out
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:12 PM   #2466
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..i don't care for the paper method (personally).
a lot of manuals recommend that method ...its never worked well for me, usually the mesh is too tight when i do it w/ the paper
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..i don't care for the paper method (personally).
a lot of manuals recommend that method ...its never worked well for me, usually the mesh is too tight when i do it w/ the paper
Me too. The paper mesh method never works. My rule of thumb is get the mesh tight then back it off untill the spur can roack back n forth on the pinion.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:02 AM   #2468
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alrighty its pic time heres my cup racer with no body


the z body my gf did all the masking and paint work she chose the colors as well this will be the indoor body






some good pics of my 510 body repaint these pics show the color a little better



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..i don't care for the paper method (personally).
a lot of manuals recommend that method ...its never worked well for me, usually the mesh is too tight when i do it w/ the paper
THIS:

Forget the paper and do it by feel, mesh them together, tighten off one screw, turn the spur checking for any tight spots, if you find a tight spot, unscrew and remesh with a little more gap, rinse and repeat until you get a mesh that moves freely without any obvious tight or loose spots, its a feel thing.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:44 AM   #2470
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It works fantastic. Body posts suck. Thanks!



Thanks!. I've done it on nearly every car/crawler I've built. The unimog even holds up in bind situations where the tires are stretching the body.

You can use tin snips to cut hobby metal, then sand down the body posts, then apply the velcro, or use balsa. I couldn't find any more metal so I used balsa.


I stock up on body posts and prefer all my cars look scale.

Edit: White gorilla glue and black gorilla glue (for black backing paint) work great for sealing the velcro or metal to the post for extra srength, but I only found it necessary with my crawler. I can pick it up and swing it around.
Would you mind posting a photo of the underside of your unique body mounts?

I have the same body and really don't want to drill holes in it so I'm intrigued by how you've done it!

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Old 06-11-2011, 03:25 AM   #2471
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i think i have my gear mesh handled

any one know of a trueno body that fits the cup racer? i know theres the levin but i want to make an initial D duplicate ad that requires a trueno body
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anyone know how i would get a body request to hpi? i would offer up my first born for a datsun 610 body
http://rchobbies3-px.rtrk.com.au/sto...ducts_id=53986

I think that is close to what you are looking for, unfortunately its in 162mm, not 190-200.
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All the ABC bodies for the M series cars are 210mm wheel base. so that Datsun should fit. I belieze the 162 is the track width.
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so I totally ruined my last body at the last race, ..during the practice session some stadium trucks ran over my car. Lesson learned, -never practice while stadium trucks on on the track. My body literally got destroyed, paint chipped off and somehow the front had a huge crack/tear in the plastic. So i re-painted a new body the same as the last one. This color scheme is my trademark, ...people recognize my car by it when I race.

Also experimenting w/ some Team Associated treaded tires as opposed to the slicks that HPI makes for our cars ...i'll see how these perform at next weeks race.

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Old 06-11-2011, 09:13 AM   #2475
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...the class I run in requires a stock silver can motor (during the off season I put my 17 turn back in).
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