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Old 01-25-2011, 07:17 AM   #1201
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What kind of spring rates are people running? Either in lb/in or N/mm. (1 N/mm = 5.7 lb/in)

I'm just looking for a starting point. Does 6 lb/in sound about right? Or even firmer?

I have decided to can the idea of using 1/8 buggy front shocks and switch to Revo shocks. Between the Revo and Jato springs there is a wide variety of available spring rates, and the cost of both the shocks and springs is very cheap.
The Kyosho springs are rated by thickness and turns. The two types of springs that most of us run are the KYOIGW004-8022 (2.2MM, 8 COILS) or the KYOIGW004-9022 (2.2MM, 9 COILS) They are very stiff.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:15 AM   #1202
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Thank you. As long as I can get a ballpark starting point I should be able to dial it in from there.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:33 AM   #1203
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The Kyosho springs are rated by thickness and turns. The two types of springs that most of us run are the KYOIGW004-8022 (2.2MM, 8 COILS) or the KYOIGW004-9022 (2.2MM, 9 COILS) They are very stiff.
If the wire diameter is the same, less coils means the spring will be stiffer.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:51 PM   #1204
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Wanted to let you guys know for the Revo shocks I plan to experiment with the Variable Damping Kit. It basically put's a little stainless steel reed valve on the piston so that in one direction only 2 holes are open, but in the opposite direction 4 holes open up for faster action. Traxxas suggestion for on-road use it to put the valve on the bottom, so compression is quick, but rebound is slowed. Does this sound appropriate?

The reason I bring it up is because these pistons also fit perfectly in the 13mm bore shocks used by the Ofna DM-1 and Ultra GTP. I think the mounting hole may need to be reamed open a tiny bit (but it's only like 1/10 of a mm).

http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...h-Scale-Shocks

The Traxxas Variable Damping Kit is part # TRA5461
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:58 PM   #1205
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Well guys,

I received fresh pics from Alpha RC factory in Brazil, this body for DM SPEC / GTP2-E / 1/8th chassis looks awesome to me at least hehehehe ... enjoy :

Uh, ya...I'll take one!

Just got my beast back up and running after a full rebuild. Completely changed the setup all the way from diff fluids to chassis to (some) electronics. This thing should be a R-O-C-K-E-T now!

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Old 01-26-2011, 04:19 AM   #1206
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Uh, ya...I'll take one!

Just got my beast back up and running after a full rebuild. Completely changed the setup all the way from diff fluids to chassis to (some) electronics. This thing should be a R-O-C-K-E-T now!

Nice layout. What motor do you have in there?
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:37 AM   #1207
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Looks to me like one of the Viper 1/8? Maybe a beta or prototype?

Wish that was in my GT!!! Hopefully that's a sign that they'll be available soon.

I wonder how these will be viewed by the majority of RC'ers, you know the haters will flood in with "Tekin clone!" Some people were already starting to dig on the Viper 1/10 motors, even though they are a totally different size and design than a Tekin 1/8.
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Looks to me like one of the Viper 1/8? Maybe a beta or prototype?

Wish that was in my GT!!! Hopefully that's a sign that they'll be available soon.

I wonder how these will be viewed by the majority of RC'ers, you know the haters will flood in with "Tekin clone!" Some people were already starting to dig on the Viper 1/10 motors, even though they are a totally different size and design than a Tekin 1/8.

That is what it looks like. Sure would be nice to have a different sensored based 1512/1515 motor in my collection. So far the Tekno neu's and Tekin 1/8 motors are the smoothest around in the American market. The Castle 1/8 motors are ok. But then Castle said there were updated rotors around to make them better/smoother. We'll see. They also said that their rotors where optimized for Y winds.

Yea, dogging the Viper motors was pretty bad in that thread. There will always be over the top fan boys hating on anything new/different/similar.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:47 AM   #1209
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What shocks and springs are you using on that factory type ride there?
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PIT, that looks to be a Losi 8E, which come stock with the big bore shocks.
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IGT Hobbies now offers Max Velocity Racing parts and Alpha RC tires and bodies!

Max Velocity- http://www.igthobbies.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=mvr

Alpha Tires- http://www.igthobbies.com/category_s/101.htm

Alpha Bodies- http://www.igthobbies.com/SearchResu...Search=alp18r1
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Great news Bill!
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Charlie: when is the next HB race?
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What shocks and springs are you using on that factory type ride there?
Very neat wiring, nice job!
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Actually, this is the Losi L8ight Model. Good thing about this car is that it already comes with all the body mounts!

It's a Viper 1:8 scale motor. I've run a few of these in my 1:10th scale cars and they are BALLS-FAST! A quick spool up on the bench and this thing screams! Can't wait to put it down on the track!

The shocks are the stock L8ight Model shocks...big bores. Not sure on my spring setup yet but I'm working on it.

Gonna start hitting all of Charlies outdoor races to get some more time on the car. Final build will be in an upcoming issue of RC Driver magazine.
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