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Old 05-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #5341
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Well since Rheinhard and the tamiya guys are doing really well with the raceberry conversions, when can we expect tamiya to come out with their own version?? Or will it be the 418??
There was no 418 buzz at at the Hobby Show in Japan.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #5342
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Of course, who really knows, apparently the RedRC guy can only be bothered to take pictures of dudes. Not a single chassis in the gallery.
Seems like a norm for the asphalt races. Look back through the galleries and the carpet races seem to have a lot of pit shots.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:24 PM   #5343
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Is the v5's gear diff with the new bits available as a single unit?

Now that we've got an outdoor track going, the 417 might be useful.
Going full circle back to tamiya? No updated gear diff set as yet
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #5344
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What did they actually change in the v5 diff?? I thought it was only the outdrives to accept the new blades.
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What did they actually change in the v5 diff?? I thought it was only the outdrives to accept the new blades.
Outerdrives, but also the shims and you can install metal gears if you like. Marc Rheinard seems to like the plastic ones tho as they are 9 grams lighter.
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Going full circle back to tamiya? No updated gear diff set as yet
I actually ran it on the rug last week. It's no T4, but it wasn't bad.

The joy of being a privateer, I suppose, is you can run whatever you want. And then be poor as a result.
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The update to the gear diff set will be: switch back to ball diff.
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For carpet with the 417 I prefer a ball diff it calms the rear end down and makes it really consistant.
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Seems like a norm for the asphalt races. Look back through the galleries and the carpet races seem to have a lot of pit shots.
He can do more than that.
http://ets.redrc.net/2013/05/chassis...marc-rheinard/
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My 417x was unstoppable over the weekend on outdoor asphalt in 17.5. The car was just flawless! Combining my power plant from Fantom racing, and rubber TC tires from RCSpecialties, nobody could keep up. Our tire testing is coming along great, and our cars are getting faster and faster each time on the track.

RCS owner Brett Sisley took 1st in open mod, and I took 1st in 17.5, both running his tires. The 417x really shined, but Brett took open mod in a TC3 of all cars! He also won regionals with that car... Tires are always #1, but Sisley is a monster behind the wheel too... he could probably win with a tyco
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Brandon, care to share your setup? Also, what Apex V2 and gearing did you run? Jeff is getting me a HT version next week when they get in stock to test, but I ran my RPM with HT rotor this past Thursday and it was stupid quick.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:13 AM   #5352
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Brandon, care to share your setup? Also, what Apex V2 and gearing did you run? Jeff is getting me a HT version next week when they get in stock to test, but I ran my RPM with HT rotor this past Thursday and it was stupid quick.
Id love to! But I don't have a setup sheet ready to post out. I only get to run on-road half of the year (at BEST, depending on weather), so I am still in the mode of shaking off the on-road cob webs, and trying to forget what I know about off-road to make room for on-road stuff!...(this was only my second run of the season) but below is the basics of what I ran. Honestly, by the end of the day, I was having a hard time even finding something about the way the car was driving, that I thought I could improve somehow (but im no pro!). Thank you Tamiya!

Track Type - large outdoor asphalt (140x70 maybe?)
Track Temp - 80-85F
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Body - LTCR

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Droop - 3.5mm
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RC - middle hole, 2mm shim

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RC - middle hole, 2mm shim

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(My apex2 is also on order, should arrive this week, thanks Jeff@Fantom!. I orderd the HT stator, 12.5 HT rotor, works edition)
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:41 PM   #5353
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TRF 417 base model with gear diff. (#42200) Having some difficulty understanding the spirngs used on a lot of the setup sheets.
I'm new to carpet. I'm running blinky 17.5 with 42/111 gearing (145 deg F/6min run), spec rubber on what seems to be high grip carpet. I'm set up from the build book wth oil, grease, sway bars, etc from the kit. 5mm ride height (club rules). Mazda6 body. I'm traction rolling all over the place requiring me to go much slower in the corners than everyone else in the class. I have ordered next size stiffer sway bars for each end and the Tamiya colored spring set to increase spring strength front and rear. Any other suggestions or links to setup sheets for similar conditions. Thanks in advance.
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TRF 417 base model with gear diff. (#42200) Having some difficulty understanding the spirngs used on a lot of the setup sheets.
I'm new to carpet. I'm running blinky 17.5 with 42/111 gearing (145 deg F/6min run), spec rubber on what seems to be high grip carpet. I'm set up from the build book wth oil, grease, sway bars, etc from the kit. 5mm ride height (club rules). Mazda6 body. I'm traction rolling all over the place requiring me to go much slower in the corners than everyone else in the class. I have ordered next size stiffer sway bars for each end and the Tamiya colored spring set to increase spring strength front and rear. Any other suggestions or links to setup sheets for similar conditions. Thanks in advance.
I have battled similar issues. For me going harder on springs, swaybars made things way worse, to my surprise as well. What totally transformed my car on carpet were the yokomo springs. Use yokomo pink upfront and the blue in rear.

Also make sure your arms etc are not binding.

You could also glue the sidewalls of your tires if you are desperate, use some super glue.

Widening the car will also help, Use D, D upfront and maybe a XB block in the frontrear.

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I'm selling my 417v5 with servo and extras for a low price. Look for it in the for sale section!
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