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Old 08-04-2010, 09:14 AM   #5146
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I dont know if the R9-F fits with rubber tires I have not tried, I was talking about with Foam tires the F is good.

I would HIGHLY Suggest everyone stick to the Speed 6 or the LTC-R for your rubber tire needs.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:41 AM   #5147
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I dont know how you are going to feel about that body. I have almost heard of noone that likes the way the R9-R feels. The R9-F on rubber tires was freaking awesome but the R lacks rear bite.

Go with the LTC-R or the Speed 6 if you can. You will be able to dial yourself in much quicker with either of those bodies. The ltc-r is my favorite and has been for the past year and a half.
I bought the R9 because I wanted a matching shell for the R5 I also got for my Mugen, it's not a strong club level race scene so I doubt it will be an issue yet, if the racing with it gets serious I'll get a LTC, I need the practice painting and cutting anyway.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:34 PM   #5148
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I found the R9R worked well on carpet if you're looking for extra steering. The problem is obviously too much front down force at higher speeds, but it was great for 17.5. Worked best with the body mounted as far back as possible and the wing pushed back as well. IMO

Still....the best overall body is the LTC-R, as Larry said.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:38 PM   #5149
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I dont know how you are going to feel about that body. I have almost heard of noone that likes the way the R9-R feels.
Mine feels great now that I've mounted it up higher, on the wall, in the pits.
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I dont know if the R9-F fits with rubber tires I have not tried, I was talking about with Foam tires the F is good.

I would HIGHLY Suggest everyone stick to the Speed 6 or the LTC-R for your rubber tire needs.
I agree with Larry, I ran the R9 R at nats and it was horrible.
Went to LTC R and was a half second faster. Wow what a different.
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I have to keep re tightening the out drives on my spool. Anyone got a fix for this?
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Try longer screws, as long as they don't meet in the middle of the spool. From memory I think you have to use counter sunk ones.
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Ok so I'm assembling my new kit, so far been a pretty easy build

until step 22 of the book

it states a 1.5mm collar front and rear of the arm
in my kit I hav (2) 1.5mm and (2) 2mm collar left
not 4- 1.5mm collars

in the pictures it shows two different thickness colars being used, thin at the front and thicker behind
so is it just a typo in the list?

I've already found a few differences in what I've been supplied to what's listed
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Ok so I'm assembling my new kit, so far been a pretty easy build

until step 22 of the book

it states a 1.5mm collar front and rear of the arm
in my kit I hav (2) 1.5mm and (2) 2mm collar left
not 4- 1.5mm collars

in the pictures it shows two different thickness colars being used, thin at the front and thicker behind
so is it just a typo in the list?

I've already found a few differences in what I've been supplied to what's listed
Hi Paraletic
You have to use 2mm in one end and 1,5mm on the other end. (Or if You like, use several thin washers, but total must be 3,5mm)
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I have to keep re tightening the out drives on my spool. Anyone got a fix for this?
Use a self-tapping screw or bolt if possible, and i always put a drop of CA on the end of the threads for good measure.

Originally the problem was the screws were bottoming out on each other, and not holding the outdrives in place properly, so check that this is not the case still.

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Stick your head into your radio bag, the fix for everything is in there
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Haha... so i've been told! ... you wait til nationals, i'll be wearing one!
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Use a self-tapping screw or bolt if possible, and i always put a drop of CA on the end of the threads for good measure.

Originally the problem was the screws were bottoming out on each other, and not holding the outdrives in place properly, so check that this is not the case still.

Cheers

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That is exactly what it feels like is happening. The screws are bottoming out on each other in there. And it is just tight enough initially to keep everything nice and snug, but it backs out after a few packs. I'll look for a little shorter screw.
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Mine feels great now that I've mounted it up higher, on the wall, in the pits.
yep iv also found that that to be the best solution
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That is exactly what it feels like is happening. The screws are bottoming out on each other in there. And it is just tight enough initially to keep everything nice and snug, but it backs out after a few packs. I'll look for a little shorter screw.
Have you replaced the spool moulding? Each time you tighten and re-tighten the screws the grip on them is going to get looser.
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