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Old 09-28-2010, 03:33 PM   #931
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Tubes are more consistent than shocks because tubes rely on the friction force of the fluid which is a constant. As long as you put more than you need on the plunger the excess will squeeze out and should be consistent left to right. Shocks have a lot more factors involved in how they are assembled that can affect the dampening...not to mention tubes are lighter
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:32 AM   #932
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That is a good explination. My biggest gripe with a shock is the weight and the fact that it is a pain to change. Tubes are very simple and they last a while. They are very consistant and clean. I have heard alot of horror stories about them leaking. I have had nothing but success with the tubes and they are much lighter.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:04 AM   #933
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Hey All,

I just wanted to post a couple pics of my CH12. Our race season starts this weekend, and I'm just about ready.

I've been taking my sweet time building the car and finding room for all the electronics. I wish I had taken more photos during the build process but I got lazy.

The view from the passenger side is the "bad side". I still need to do something neater with the receiver pack. I cooked my last receiver pack shortening the leads (accidently shorted it), so I think this will have to do until another spare shows up.

Anyway, just wanted to say thank you to Jason for creating this work of art and helping me past my RTFM deficiencies.





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Old 09-29-2010, 08:10 AM   #934
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Hey All,

I just wanted to post a couple pics of my CH12. Our race season starts this weekend, and I'm just about ready.

I've been taking my sweet time building the car and finding room for all the electronics. I wish I had taken more photos during the build process but I got lazy.

The view from the passenger side is the "bad side". I still need to do something neater with the receiver pack. I cooked my last receiver pack shortening the leads (accidently shorted it), so I think this will have to do until another spare shows up.

Anyway, just wanted to say thank you to Jason for creating this work of art and helping me past my RTFM deficiencies.





Very nice job buddy!! Where did you get that Thunder Power pack from?
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:18 AM   #935
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Very nice job buddy!! Where did you get that Thunder Power pack from?
Thanks JayBee, now that I'm almost done with it, there are things I'd change if I had it to do over, isn't that the way it goes though?

The battery was purchased from Stormer. I originally intended to go with a couple cheapish 40c packs from Protek, but that plan didn't work out once I started placing the electronics. It is a tight fit in there and I needed a battery with banana plugs instead of deans. Way overkill for the class I'll be running in.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:22 AM   #936
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Wow! Very nice buddy. Thanks for the pics
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Wow! Very nice buddy. Thanks for the pics
Thanks Jason, I can't wait to get it on the carpet and actually put it to use.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:43 AM   #938
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Let me know if you need any help buddy
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@ wile2k

what's on the end of the shock nearest the motor?
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Hey All,

I just wanted to post a couple pics of my CH12. Our race season starts this weekend, and I'm just about ready.

I've been taking my sweet time building the car and finding room for all the electronics. I wish I had taken more photos during the build process but I got lazy.

The view from the passenger side is the "bad side". I still need to do something neater with the receiver pack. I cooked my last receiver pack shortening the leads (accidently shorted it), so I think this will have to do until another spare shows up.

Anyway, just wanted to say thank you to Jason for creating this work of art and helping me past my RTFM deficiencies.


Looks great, is that a quick release on the shock?
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:33 AM   #941
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Yep, that is a quick release for the shock. I get so tired of tearing up ball cups twisting them off the ball. Someone here on RCTech suggested one of these and I had to try it. I'm not sure if it is good or bad yet though for two reasons. First, I had to run the antenna / shock mount forward one hole due to the length of the quick release (and this changes my setup away from Jason's known setups), and two, the spring on the quick release applies a little pressure which might throw off the spring rate of the shock a little (I think I can account for it though). The quick release part works fantastically though.

I'm going to try it, worst case I'm out a few $$.
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I have that on my 12RR and also had to move the shock mount forward. The best thing since sliced bread, as they say. Well, except for BMI products of course.
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before i make a donkey out of myself.... is the phone number on the website the number i would phone to make an order??

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Put in a new servo tonight and noticed the servo saver is not exactly centered. One tooth in either direction causes a slight shift to the left or right. By adjusting the turnbuckles one ends up being 2-3mm shorter than the other side. Should I center it up with the trim adjustment on the radio so the turnbuckles are the same length?
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:53 PM   #945
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Yes, you want your Ackerman to be the same in left & right turning circles. Also that cuts back on the balance adjustment in your radio so your turning circles and their %'s are only, at the most, a couple points off from each other.
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