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Old 09-27-2004, 05:17 PM   #241
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That ram air setup looks cool... I would add it to my car...
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Old 09-28-2004, 02:23 AM   #242
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Why do both American companies always sell their newly designed kits with plastic parts and steel turnbuckles? Kits from overseas are Graphite plate, titanium, and aluminum.
The reason for it is that we as racers still only make up a very small part of the market. The factory team kits are for the hardcore racers. The lower kits are for the everyday basher. Who makes up 80% plus of sales.
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Old 09-28-2004, 02:38 AM   #243
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has anybody herd of a heat sink fan hopup
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:19 AM   #244
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Hoho , just a local racer building it.
The CVD is super thick. (for NTC3 too?)
Arm mount is strong.
Streeing angle is eoungh and balance.
The shock tower seems not strong eoungh.
The material .......it is not plastic only , seems mixed some graphite.....because the colour not so black.

Anyway , it really look like TC3 but everythings fits.
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:25 AM   #245
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I really doubt if this Ram Air thing really works, i mean R/C cars don't travel fast enough to make them work. In airplanes, Ram Jet engines with 'similar' ideas requires supersonic speed to make them work, so i doubt it will work on R/C cars, unless it's rocket engined
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:29 AM   #246
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I really doubt if this Ram Air thing really works, i mean R/C cars don't travel fast enough to make them work. In airplanes, Ram Jet engines with 'similar' ideas requires supersonic speed to make them work, so i doubt it will work on R/C cars, unless it's rocket engined
That means Team Associated knows that the car is supersonic fast

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Old 09-28-2004, 06:30 AM   #247
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I think the point of the intake duct is more to ensure that the cooling air is coming from the cool outside rather than just blowing air around inside the car. I don't think it can really hope to create RAM air effects or anything else, its just for ducting the correct air to the fans.

If the fans were placed without the duct it would purely blow air from inside the shell around and not offer much in the way of effective cooling. The presure difference between the outside and inside would be so small it wouldn't pull air from the chassis holes without the duct.

Hope that makes sense

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Haha, it's gonna set a new land speed record wif a R/C car
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:33 AM   #249
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Andy: that makes perfect sense to me, i guess the whole RAM air thing is just a bit of marketing ploy
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I thought the RAM air principle was some speculation from fans not Associated's own words. On their website they say "forced air-duct system" and I think that purely refers to forcing air into the car with the fans.

I think the colling RAM air theory was brought up by some eager fans on here
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:42 AM   #251
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Hoho , just a local racer building it.
The CVD is super thick. (for NTC3 too?)
Arm mount is strong.
Streeing angle is eoungh and balance.
The shock tower seems not strong eoungh.
The material .......it is not plastic only , seems mixed some graphite.....because the colour not so black.

Anyway , it really look like TC3 but everythings fits.
Meaning, AE started shipping to their distributors knowing u have the kit already?
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:57 AM   #252
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Originally posted by Shalala
Hoho , just a local racer building it.
The CVD is super thick. (for NTC3 too?)
Arm mount is strong.
Streeing angle is eoungh and balance.
The shock tower seems not strong eoungh.
The material .......it is not plastic only , seems mixed some graphite.....because the colour not so black.

Anyway , it really look like TC3 but everythings fits.
Hmmm..wait and see if shops will have them this week or next
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Does it have a nice & free drivetrain? & are the steering block tighter & stronger?
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Old 09-28-2004, 04:12 PM   #254
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I don't remember if this was asked before, but can I use TC3 caster blocks on the TC4? Just wondering since I don't know how long it would be before the TC4 blocks are released after the release of the TC4 kit.
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I don't remember if this was asked before, but can I use TC3 caster blocks on the TC4? Just wondering since I don't know how long it would be before the TC4 blocks are released after the release of the TC4 kit.
They look very similar.... I belive they will work.. since you should be able to adopt the rear hub to the TC3 from the TC4.. that means that the outer hinge pin is the same size.... so that also means the front c-hub would have the same dia. pin.... and form the Pic's that I have seen the c-hub looks to be the same size
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