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Old 06-23-2002, 03:31 PM   #3046
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Ran my XXX-S some more today but didn't race as today was a trophy race and I still don't feel ready yet to compete seriously. had few flipping issues but I am trying something new with my camber rods, I moved them to the next outer hole which in turn shortens the rods. I noticed by doing this the rear wheels don't lift off the ground when the front is compressed, which I believe will simulate coming hard into a turn. Some racers told me to try this, didn't get to run it though, but look forward too!!

I also noticed glitching again when running my vehicle. I have a JR python radio and i run a novak explorer II. someone told me once that novak ESCs are prone to glitch am radios, is this true? I am considering going FM. Should I get a 2PEKA or a XR3 ?

I am also considering getting rid of my Explorer II and getting another ESC. I am looking into the Hitec HFX or a GM V series ESC. I don't want something super expensive, but I would like current limiting.

Oh, i helped a sportsman driver get dialed in with his XXX-S, man it was like night and day with his vehicle. he used to run a stock Pro 3 but he is a much better driver with the XXX-S (helps that there are guys who also run the vehicle too). All in all the races were great, and not much hacking.
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Old 06-23-2002, 03:50 PM   #3047
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I think you should save up and get a m8 it will save you money if you ever get serious about racing
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Old 06-23-2002, 05:39 PM   #3048
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ASM & RCCadet- Here's the set up I ran on carpet.

FRONT
shocks- 56 piston
60wt oil
blue sping
3mm droop
4 degree caster blocks
arms MDL
zero kick up
oneway
shocks #3 on tower
camber #3
5mm ride height
1/2 camber

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shocks- 56 piston
60wt oil
red spring
5mm droop
1/2 degree hubs on correct way
arms MDL
zero anti squat
shocks #3 on tower
Camber #3 on tower
B hole on outer hub
outside hole on arm
1/2 degree camber

This set up is for rubber tire's
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Old 06-23-2002, 06:18 PM   #3049
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I am also considering getting rid of my Explorer II and getting another ESC. I am looking into the Hitec HFX or a GM V series ESC. I don't want something super expensive, but I would like current limiting.
Just get a used Novak Cyclone, should not run you more than $40-45 at the most. The Cyclone is all you really need for serious racing, and other racers at the track will likely know how to configure and troubleshoot the ESC's settings for you.

Plus, if it ever breaks, Novak is right here in the US and has a decent repair/replacement policy, even outside of a warranty.
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Diff vs. One Way - a stock losi w/ dual 42 tooth pulleys will scrub speed in the corner. this is caused because the front wheels are going the same speed as the rear. where as when u use a one way or 41 tooth pulley in front, your tires wont scrub in the corner and they wont fight w/ the rear tires. along w/ this is added steering response because the front wheels arent fighting the rear wheels and are allowed to spin freely. if you dont have access to a oneway atleast try to use a 41 tooth pulley. now if your deciding between the two u can think of a 41 tooth as halfway inbetween a 42 tooth and a one way.

strange sound cornering - that is caused because the steering setup allows the wheels to turn farther the the CVD will allow, this is whey dave spashett glued a .060 washer to the spindle to limit steering travel. it stops the car from jumping or vibrating if the wheels are turned too far.
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Old 06-23-2002, 07:50 PM   #3051
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Thanks STL, my starting point that I'm going with is very close to that. This will be my first run on carpet with it. Looking forward to doing some racin' without worrying about rain!! I'm gonna print your set-up and take it with me.....thanks again!
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Thanks STL, my starting point that I'm going with is very close to that. This will be my first run on carpet with it. Looking forward to doing some racin' without worrying about rain!! I'm gonna print your set-up and take it with me.....thanks again!
No need to thank me. You would do the same. Good luck at the next race.
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Thanks again for the setup STLNLST!! That Reedy Race setup is fantastic. I have ran it on outdoor concrete,asphalt and indoor concrete. It works on low to high bite just as well. I did switch to the low roll center for the local parking lot track that is concrete and a little slippery. With the new graphite kit and the new setup the car has been really predictable and FAST! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Glad to hear that it worked out well for you.
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What rollcenter was used with the Reedy Race setup?
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Where are you guys mounting your power caps? I just put a TC2 in my XXX-S and really don't see an optimum place for the power capacitor. Thanks
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there are some pics on this thread where to place the capacitor for the TC2.

I am going to sell the TC2 Cyclone (I got one coming in on a package deal) when it comes and keep an eye out there for a good esc without a capacitor or at least room for it to fit better. I am leaning very heavily towards the GM series as most of the guys here run that (there are a few cyclones, but most run the GM). Anyone else have suggestions? I am pretty set on selling the TC2 so let me know other ESCs you think are great.
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What rollcenter was used with the Reedy Race setup?
High roll center
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there are some pics on this thread where to place the capacitor for the TC2.

I am going to sell the TC2 Cyclone (I got one coming in on a package deal) when it comes and keep an eye out there for a good esc without a capacitor or at least room for it to fit better. I am leaning very heavily towards the GM series as most of the guys here run that (there are a few cyclones, but most run the GM). Anyone else have suggestions? I am pretty set on selling the TC2 so let me know other ESCs you think are great.
Use a large loop nylon cable hold down to mount the big TC2 cap on the left rear cover screw.
These are for holding wire harnesses like in real cars down. You can get them at electronics stores in various diameters.

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Old 06-24-2002, 04:33 PM   #3060
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What can I do with the camber links to get more rear grip when cornering?
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