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Old 02-15-2008, 10:01 PM   #25156
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wow - this is why i love rctech - thanks so much guys
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:35 AM   #25157
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so did the eagle land yet or what??
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:35 PM   #25158
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Hope he's not nervous about the honeymoon
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:11 PM   #25159
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more caster =more stability at high speeds
less caster=increases steering,car turns tighter and faster
From the Master, Todd Hodge:

"...Less caster will give the car a more responsive feel and less steering into the turn, however, it will yield more corner exit steering. More caster will give the car more steering into the turn and make the car easier to drive..."
-http://losi.com/Articles/Article.aspx?ArticleID=1562
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:27 PM   #25160
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From the Master, Todd Hodge:

"...Less caster will give the car a more responsive feel and less steering into the turn, however, it will yield more corner exit steering. More caster will give the car more steering into the turn and make the car easier to drive..."
-http://losi.com/Articles/Article.aspx?ArticleID=1562
Todd is incorrect with regards to 4wd touring cars. Under certain conditions he would be correct for 2wd off road cars. The dynamics of 2wd cars vs. 4wd sedans are different.

On a 4wd sedan less caster gives more corner entry steering and less corner exit steering.

More caster gives less corner entry steering and more corner exit steering.

With the Mi Series sedans 4* works best 99% of the time for rubber tire racing on asphalt and carpet.

With foam tires on carpet 6* is the norm. The sedans have so much turn in on foams that the increase in caster has no negative effect on corner entry but certainly increases mid corner and exit steering and corner speed.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:51 AM   #25161
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What about foams on bitumein ?
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:43 AM   #25162
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Setup for a very bumpy tarmac track using rubbers..

Here is a Set-up that I have finished after testing out 6cell mod,
The set-up also works with 5cell modified.
I would use the stiff top deck for this setup.

http://www.uploading.com/files/H9UI1...setup.pdf.html

Scroll to bottom of the page and wait 10secs then click download.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:10 AM   #25163
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Todd is incorrect with regards to 4wd touring cars. Under certain conditions he would be correct for 2wd off road cars. The dynamics of 2wd cars vs. 4wd sedans are different.

On a 4wd sedan less caster gives more corner entry steering and less corner exit steering.

More caster gives less corner entry steering and more corner exit steering.

With the Mi Series sedans 4* works best 99% of the time for rubber tire racing on asphalt and carpet.

With foam tires on carpet 6* is the norm. The sedans have so much turn in on foams that the increase in caster has no negative effect on corner entry but certainly increases mid corner and exit steering and corner speed.
I agree with Adrian on this one. Losi cars work 180 degrees different set-up wise then other cars. I cant tell you how many Losi drivers I've talk to that had trouble with thier cars initally because of the new learning curve.
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I would also have to agree with Adrian.
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I just won a club race at Adrenalin in Tampa in 13.5 Expert Sedan. I TQ'd by a lap and lapped up to 2nd place...twice in the main

I would have qualified 3rd in 10.5 with my 13.5 TQ run

I will post a setup tomorrow evening. Its PW's Kissimmee setup with a few small changes.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:18 PM   #25166
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I just won a club race at Adrenalin in Tampa in 13.5 Expert Sedan. I TQ'd by a lap and lapped up to 2nd place...twice in the main

I would have qualified 3rd in 10.5 with my 13.5 TQ run

I will post a setup tomorrow evening. Its PW's Kissimmee setup with a few small changes.
your car was dialed today!! good run !!
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:39 PM   #25167
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Do you think is that a good idea to use that on mi3 to secure Lipo against movements?
Do I have to use Battery strap with this?
thanx in advanced
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That's the old battery ladder from the original Mi2. I think it'll raise the battery up too high and you won't be able to fit it under the bulkhead. Just take some lead sheet (there's a guy on here, glassdoctor, who sells different thickness lead sheets) and cut it to fill in the cell slots on the chassis. Position the battery where you need it to be and either shoe goo or super glue the lead bars onto the bottom of the battery. Then just use strapping tape to hold it down. You should be fine.
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Has anyone had troubles pushing the purple diff height adjusting thingys into the bulkhead slots? I've given up on one of mine after trying to pry it into the slot after a diff rebuilt. I'm gonna order a new one and see if that helps.
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Has anyone had troubles pushing the purple diff height adjusting thingys into the bulkhead slots? I've given up on one of mine after trying to pry it into the slot after a diff rebuilt. I'm gonna order a new one and see if that helps.
It will do this if you have one in the high diff position and one in the low position....
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