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Old 05-27-2002, 07:08 AM   #1891
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can anyone help me out?
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Old 05-27-2002, 07:38 AM   #1892
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Just got back from the Indy 500.....whew.....12 hour drive......we went to the track early this year...got there sat. morning, set up our tent beside the speedway and watched everybody continue to drink........take a break already....... beautiful day.....I havent been there since they went to the naturally aspirated engines....they are freakin' LOUD.....right ear is o.k....then when they go by you....ouch ..........finishing under the yellow SUCKS.
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Old 05-27-2002, 07:47 AM   #1893
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Paul had him. Yellow finish blows.
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Old 05-27-2002, 07:52 AM   #1894
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Hey Mike,

Were you in a crash that might have caused the binding. Like breaking an arm.

If so, I think I would just replace the cvd. Do you have the aluminum, composite, shiny?
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Old 05-27-2002, 08:27 AM   #1895
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hey Dingus

I was in a wreck. I took a file to it at the track and took some of the black finish off the coupling and it seemed a little better. I have the blue Alum MIP that came with the FTTC3 kit.

Do you think I bent the axle? I ordered some more couplings, if that doesn't fix it then I'll replace the axles in the front.
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Old 05-27-2002, 08:35 AM   #1896
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TP - Congratulaitons on your 3rd finish in open mod class at Reedy race. Last heat was the best raced heat I've ever seen.

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Old 05-27-2002, 09:49 AM   #1897
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TPHalen......goood run.
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Old 05-27-2002, 09:59 AM   #1898
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Can any one post there setups from the Reedy Race?
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Old 05-27-2002, 10:06 AM   #1899
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TPhalen good run!
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Old 05-27-2002, 10:55 AM   #1900
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Mike,

Check your bearings too. Sometimes a crash can wreck those too.

I guess try the new couplings. I also have the blue cvd's that came with the FT, but I will most likely replace them with composites if/when they break. Maybe try spinning the axle in the hub carrier without the rest of the cvd to see if they are bent.

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Just looking at teh electronics on that chassis and it seems that there are two huge capacitors on the speedo, but also a small one on the receiver - what does a cap do for the receiver?
Sometimes you'll see a small capacitor attached directly to the receiver. This capacitor can have two different uses:

1. To act as a battery reservoir when on a large throttle pull the voltage supply of the ESC to the receiver and batt leans.
2. To act as a high frecuency filter to eliminate partially the ripple caused by the ESC.

I use it normally. It almost no adds weight and is another security measure to prevent radio glitches (who is the most frustating situation that you can face on this world).

P.D: Good race Tony, glad to hear of your third place at the Reedy.
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Thanks Corse-R.
What type of capacitor do you use? what are the numbers of it?
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Old 05-27-2002, 02:15 PM   #1903
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what are a good set of tires to use on a dusty, bumpy tight track, or a set up to use?
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Old 05-27-2002, 03:50 PM   #1904
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Thanks everyone. Probably could have done better but just had horrible starts. Oh well, I'll take a podium spot and all the paparatzi pix!!!! That was crazy!!!! hahahahah

Ya, the last race was a fun one. It was funny because Gil Losi Jr. and I were just talking about how cool it was that us 'older' guys could still keep up with some of the young, fast whippersnappers!!!! Then we agreed (jokingly) to go out and put on a good show. Just so happened, we ended up first and second after the first turn, and it turned out to be a good show!!!!! Man, he's hard to pass...glad I did it clean!!!

And, I have to say, double diffs is ABSOLUTELY THE WAY TO GO!!!! The racing (in EVERY class) was some of the best I've seen in a long time. Just seeing 10 cars shoot around the sweeper and brake SO hard for the first turn....man, it was great. I made sure EVERY Invitational round I sat right at that corner....

Setups. Right now AE has my car. A couple mags are going to AE tomorrow to take pix of the winning cars. I should have it back tomorrow night. When I get it back I will for sure post the setups; mine, Barry's, Josh Andersons, etc. We were all pretty close to the same setup, but I'll post them all anyway...
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Old 05-27-2002, 05:30 PM   #1905
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Are u taking about the Reedy Race? Was that a outdoor or indoor race?
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