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Old 11-03-2014, 03:38 PM   #316
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Hey Losi Type R faithful, I'm prepping a car for a friend with the goal of squeezing in a full size pack.

Of course one of the main issues is pulley clearance. I ordered a couple of the 3Racing pulleys which are available in about every size you could ever need. Luckily the Type R shaft is metric at 4mm, and the pulleys are made for a 4mm shaft.

This is the pulley. Unfortunately I bought them out! But they can be had on ebay etc.

https://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/prod....asp?p_id=5250

And yes the Losi uses a 3mm belt pitch like the 3Racing pulley.

It is then just a matter of shimming it to fit your pack and using the E-clip on the spur side. The pulley secures via a set-screw. So set your clearance and then attach the pulley (I recommend Dremeling a flat spot once you have the distance set) and you're good to go!

I also had to mill the motor mount bulkheads about 1mm. But it doesn't need to be done that fancy and could be done with a belt sander or Dremel. I'm using a steel tray that I also milled down (It's at about .7mm thick now and weighs about 60 grams). I don't have a plastic one available to check clearances with.

With a LRP flow, low profile airtronics servo, full size transponder, SMC 6000mah pack and Team Scream 17.5, and liteweight Mazda its at 1395 grams. It will have a fan and super cap so I will need to get a plastic tray or take some more material out of the tray.

Long story short, for about $10 and 10 minutes you can solve the layshaft clearance issue....

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And that folks is how you keep a car you like alive! Kudos Mike,well done!!!
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:40 PM   #317
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Long story short, for about $10 and 10 minutes you can solve the layshaft clearance issue....

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Very cool. A good alternative to shorty pack and mounting the ESC behind the pack. My car is a few pages back as I raced it at the IIC, but I just picked up another Losi Type R and I just might have to give this option a shot.
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Xray folks only race the newest Xray car in serious competition... I race my tc4, and beat every single one of their new cars... I'm loving it !!!lol!!!..... If I get beat, it's usually my fault, not the tc4's fault....
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Don't worry, we'll have more stories of cars that run on unicorn farts, unobtanium, and the power of positive thinking soon enough.

In the meantime, does anybody have an extra Losi Type R Exotek top deck? They seem to have gone extinct.
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My plan is to draw up a chassis and top deck here in the near future. I will likely have Bezerk cut them.

I also have a broken losa3318 and realized those are impossible to find as well. So, I plan on contacting one of our suppliers to have some aluminum or Delrin ones made. I would like to draw up a spool version that has provisions for keying to the pulley. Basically instead of the inner face being keyed for a diff ring have it keyed (using something like the Losi screw in dowels) to key into the diff ball holes.

Now that I think about it, it could be easily made to be dual purpose.... But it would also require pinning to the diff tube.

*Shrug* maybe an aluminum one will have enough clamping force to make a good spool regardless?

Here's an example of an Awesomatix chassis I scanned and drew for some guys.

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Don't worry, we'll have more stories of cars that run on unicorn farts, unobtanium, and the power of positive thinking soon enough.

In the meantime, does anybody have an extra Losi Type R Exotek top deck? They seem to have gone extinct.
Sorry don't have the Exotek top plate but the rest of your statement is pure gold my friend.....pure gold!
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Seems to be a lot of die-hards trying to keep the Losi cars going, which is great. I'd much rather purchase a few specialized parts designed to future-proof the XXXS & JRX-S then just abandon the platforms. Very good cars still in the right hands. Driving being the key.... absurd levels of spending and modifications do not equal an instant winner. Unless you're "you know who"...just sayin'.

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My plan is to draw up a chassis and top deck here in the near future. I will likely have Bezerk cut them.

I also have a broken losa3318 and realized those are impossible to find as well. So, I plan on contacting one of our suppliers to have some aluminum or Delrin ones made. I would like to draw up a spool version that has provisions for keying to the pulley. Basically instead of the inner face being keyed for a diff ring have it keyed (using something like the Losi screw in dowels) to key into the diff ball holes.

Now that I think about it, it could be easily made to be dual purpose.... But it would also require pinning to the diff tube.

*Shrug* maybe an aluminum one will have enough clamping force to make a good spool regardless?

Here's an example of an Awesomatix chassis I scanned and drew for some guys.

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If you need a new Losi Type R diff hub, I have four or five and could send you one or two. I got them on clearance for like five bucks each and never needed them, the old JRX-S Standard diff is what I use in the rear of my car these days, it's much smoother than the Type R, and in 6 years of racing this car I never broke the front one.

I would also not recommend having a solid spool, my car runs a front spool where I just took the diff balls out of the diff and re-assembled it dry, and it automatically became a slipper spool. That thing has saved my driveline a lot of abuse. You know its working when the car can graze a barrier and not jump in the air.

If you're going to make a solid Type R chassis, sign me up for one! Will it delete the need for battery trays and everything?
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Seems to be a lot of die-hards trying to keep the Losi cars going, which is great. I'd much rather purchase a few specialized parts designed to future-proof the XXXS & JRX-S then just abandon the platforms. Very good cars still in the right hands. Driving being the key.... absurd levels of spending and modifications do not equal an instant winner. Unless you're "you know who"...just sayin'.

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C'mon I made 27 upgrades to my car......I should easily be able to take the A main at the next Worlds event!
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Seems to be a lot of die-hards trying to keep the Losi cars going, which is great.

Long live the Losi TC
The reason I am still working on and racing my Type R is it just seems to work. Years of racing the same car and finding how it reacts to changes makes it quite competitive when you need the car to be there for you. It has gotten to where I can go to almost any carpet track and, depending on the grip, adjusting the front tire sauce and swaybars I can expect the car to be fast, maybe not a world-beater but I won't be humiliated. I don't know everything about it, but I learn a little with each run, and I hope changes I make improve it.

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