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Old 08-29-2004, 04:51 AM   #12076
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Just out of interest, what servo saver's are most XXX-S owners using?

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Old 08-29-2004, 07:10 AM   #12077
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Just out of interest, what servo saver's are most XXX-S owners using?

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I still have an original Losi XXX-S servo saver in one of my cars; but, the other car has a Tamiya brand unit. Its stock Losi unit was bad from the start and never would center properly.

About 6 months ago, Billy Bowerman of Speedworld recommended the Tamiya unit after I told him about my centering problem with one of the other "name" units. The Tamiya is all white and was $10 (US). Has held up well so far.

A couple months back I tried eliminating the servo saver in one car for a straight aluminum arm. Although it was both pretty (bling) and responsive...Within two races, I had ripped the ball stud out of the drag link connector. Quickly reverted back to a servo saver. If you hit things (or they hit you), you cannot go without a servo saver.
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I'm using one from Kimbrough products.

http://www.rcmodels.com/1003-0326.html

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Old 08-29-2004, 09:21 AM   #12079
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Region 12 champs right? I'm forgetful..
that would be it. You're too young to forget anything. I'm blaming music and cable TV..
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I'm using one from Kimbrough products.

http://www.rcmodels.com/1003-0326.html

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I found the smaller sized Kimbrough SS to be a bit on the short side (center of arm to center of pivot point) for the steering geometry on my XXX-S cars. And the next size up (medium) was too bulky for me to want on my cars.
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Old 08-29-2004, 10:47 AM   #12081
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that would be it. You're too young to forget anything. I'm blaming music and cable TV..
And his computer after 10,000+ posts on this board...
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Old 08-29-2004, 12:53 PM   #12082
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that would be it. You're too young to forget anything. I'm blaming music and cable TV..
I guess I need to check out that race more seriously, I know I'll go, just need to get time off work and figure out a good setup first.
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Old 08-29-2004, 03:49 PM   #12083
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I guess I need to check out that race more seriously, I know I'll go, just need to get time off work and figure out a good setup first.
I'm basically going to relax and have fun. I expect myself to do well and this race but for the most part I want to be visible at different tracks with the Schumacher. Hopefully I'll see you there.
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Old 08-29-2004, 04:39 PM   #12084
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I'm sending my entry in on Monday for Regionals. I'm running 19 turn. I'll have no shot at a high main if I run modified. I think I can do well in 19 turn though.
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Yes, a perfect recommendation stocker.

The TC3 hexes come in either plastic and graphite to add about 1/16" to each side of the car. Get a set of the graphite ones for something like $3-4. You may likely spend $4-5 for the low profile aluminum locknuts.
Would any of these locknuts from horizon work out for me?

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Search/D...&OverallCatID=

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Old 08-29-2004, 08:05 PM   #12086
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I'm sending my entry in on Monday for Regionals. I'm running 19 turn. I'll have no shot at a high main if I run modified. I think I can do well in 19 turn though.
Where did you get the entry from Jon?
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Old 08-29-2004, 08:13 PM   #12087
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Where did you get the entry from Jon?
I printed mine off of the website. There's a thread for the race in the racing forum.
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Old 08-29-2004, 08:21 PM   #12088
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Where did you get the entry from Jon?
Randy,

Found it.

Go to www.4funhobbiesandraceway.com for the entry form and related info.

Probably coming down from NorCal. Just got to look up Hesperia on a map.
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Since I moved into my first house last month. I have had the workspace and time to work on the car. I also have a good quiet street to practice on.

I'm still working on tuning and driving, and getting faster. I'm currently running my 12 turn and 7 cells, I'm having the same problem with my battery side tires wearing faster.. I know it's the weight nevermind hot rocky asphalt (probably 120 degrees). So far this is what I have found:

Normally I'm running a larger roll bar on the back than the front. It seemed to help a lot. Steering has improved immensely, and since I run 7 cells and have no battery adjustment, it's more about settings. Adjusted my droop level (about 1 1/2 turns) for more down travel in front and it's about perfect. Still stock springs and squat settings. Springs have as much preload on them as possible right now, but I think my dampening is soft.

Before, I had the stock settings all the way around. I would have massive oversteer. I use a Kimbrough servo saver like the one pictured earlier. Funny thing is that I'm not really measuring any adjustments yet. I'm just trying to tailor it to my driving. I'll take down my measurement's when I'm happy with it. Should be soon.

I'm curious to the average rollout people use for indoor vs outdoor tracks. I know it varies in size. Also the spring colors that seem to be used most of the time. Next on my list. New Black belt, tires (of course) and a 64P gearing. Right now the biggest pinion I have is a 22 tooth 48P. Car seems rocket fast though. I'm kind of using my off road ratio's to go by on the motor.
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