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Old 07-25-2004, 02:15 PM   #11641
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POOKYT- I played with traction compunds and I found the best on pavement with rubber tire is buggy grip 2.
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Old 07-25-2004, 03:20 PM   #11642
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thanks guys. I have both of those and will give them a try at our next race.

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Old 07-25-2004, 06:17 PM   #11643
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Either the diff being too tight or too loose.
An overly loose diff will slip on excelleration, making alot of noise and gradually damaging the diff.
An overly tight diff will either:
Rear diff-Cause the rear of the car to bounce around and spin, I had this problem last week
Front diff-No turn in.
having a super tight front diff will pull you through the turns if you stay on the throttle, If you let off before entering the turn it will cause the car to push. Usually you want the rear diff setup tight so it won't slip but is silky smooth. You want the front diff alot tighter then the rear.
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Old 07-25-2004, 06:18 PM   #11644
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oh, it might have a differant effect if you run rubber tires cuz I always run foams.
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Old 07-25-2004, 07:52 PM   #11645
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Ok, this is how I spent my Saturday night this weekend. Been wanting a Mazda 6 for a while, so I painted one up last night. Nothing spectacular, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Nice...Very patriotic...And easy on the eyes.
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Old 07-25-2004, 07:55 PM   #11646
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yea it looks very nice.

I tell you. If someone could sell painted bodies for 30-35 bucks I buy it all the time. There is nothing more frustrating than painting a body.
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yea it looks very nice.

I tell you. If someone could sell painted bodies for 30-35 bucks I buy it all the time. There is nothing more frustrating than painting a body.
And I'll pay $375...for that Xray...he, he...
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And I'll pay $375...for that Xray...he, he...
Oops! This is the XXX-S string...
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yea it looks very nice.

I tell you. If someone could sell painted bodies for 30-35 bucks I buy it all the time. There is nothing more frustrating than painting a body.
Agree. I almost ordered one from Razorgrafix, but it's just a little too pricey for me. Painting/trimming bodies is the one part of R/C that I don't feel at all confident in my abilities. There's about a 50% chance with every one of them that I'll make a major mistake and totally butcher it. Fortunately, I managed to finish this one mistake free. Needless to say, I felt relieved when I was finished!
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That there John Matrix brought me some luck today with my XXX-S. Took only a second today; but, am now first in the RC Tech series.
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Old 07-26-2004, 06:55 AM   #11653
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I found this on an old thread
"I try to set the car to turn in aggressively (but not too aggressively) while coasting into the corner. Then, I try to find the earliest point in the corner where I can get back on the gas. I've never learned how to use brakes in on-road, and I kind of doubt that's the fast way to go, since everything in on-road happens so fast that the slightest dab on the brakes scrubs more cornering speed than you need to get through the corner."

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I have only been racing 6 months and still not very good driver.
I have been driving like the quote says. I assumed that as I let off the throttle a bit that the motor acted as a brake. I never thought of actually pushing the trigger past the zero point and applying brakes(Seems to require a lot of skill) It also seemed to me that if you apply much more braking (more than I get from simply letting off the throttle a bit) the tail end jack knifes on me and I do a 180.
I was wondering how or even if you use brakes; i.e. push the throttle past zero in the other direction?
If you use that trick of setting throttle trim so car creeps forward when trigger at neutral?
Finally, even if using the brake function helps that maybe it requires too much skill for the novice?
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i'm selling my back-up xxxs on the forsale thread if anyone is interested...i also plan to list my main car with a ton of spares.

decided to try another car.

i also have a set of the newest Team PRP MT2 3mm woven graphite towers to sell.

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That driving style is how you'd drive a one-way. Some tracks can't support a one way because it may be too tight, lack of traction, etc. In those cases the use of brakes can be a help to get around quicker. You can also use brakes as a passing tool if you're running with someone who is running a one way and can't go into the corner as hard.
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