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Old 07-27-2017, 11:34 AM   #901
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I still run my HotBodies TCX in USGT 17.5 and my TC4 in VTA. Someday Ill get pictures loaded LOL....
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:40 AM   #902
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My FTTC4 during its rebuild 3 years ago...



My TCX the day I got it 3 years ago...

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Old 07-27-2017, 12:20 PM   #903
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:43 PM   #904
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Hope it qualify as old, lol. Here is my weekend warrior. It been in and out of retirement more times then i can count and its still keeps up with the modern cars. Every time my friends get a new fwd first thing they do is challenge it lol.



Here it is getting back in action. 10.5t motor and lrp esc. With a savox servo i havent install yet
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:59 PM   #905
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I finally participated in my first race day yesterday and man was it interesting.

Q1 I started first and finished fourth of five cars, the guy that won it was the one that ended up winning the main.

Q2 I was able to get a better handle on the car, (different battery had better side to side weight distribution) and I was able to finish in second spot after starting fourth but never had a chance to get to the leader as by the time I got to second he was long gone.

Q3 is when I really shined. The guy I had previously finished second to was starting first and I started second. After a few laps battling with everyone we found ourselves alone out front. After a few minutes catching him I had a hell of a time trying to get around him. We were bumping doors nearly every corner taking different lines. I spun him out once and waited and he spun me back and didnt wait so I decided to just go for it at that point. I ended up catching back up and getting around him CLEAN for the final time and walked away with the win in Q3.
Mind you this was with a 12 year old chassis (T1 FK05), and 8 year old radio (DX3S), a hobbywing non timing motor, and a 7 year old team checkpoint battery that was only half charged because I didnt think it would be worth it to change batteries from Q2-Q3. Not bad huh guys? lol

The A main was eh. I started 7th and finished 5th out of the 10 cars, the first four were in another zip code, but I held strong in 5th. The race was crazy with 10 cars out there.
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Hope it qualify as old, lol. Here is my weekend warrior. It been in and out of retirement more times then i can count and its still keeps up with the modern cars. Every time my friends get a new fwd first thing they do is challenge it lol.



Here it is getting back in action. 10.5t motor and lrp esc. With a savox servo i havent install yet
Loved the Fiberglass even better (with carbon version-type motormount) awesome design. And proven to be timeless then

time for a re-release
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Loved the Fiberglass even better (with carbon version-type motormount) awesome design. And proven to be timeless then

time for a re-release
For carpet i still prefer the original one. For asphalt and only on the smoothest asphalt because i dont like scratches, is when i use the special version (this one). As to the Fiberglass chassis i actually think its is a one off never seen it before on another one. Its also thicker then any of the other chassis. I wish yokomo still did some part i will admit it been really hard finding replacement parts for it and it not big stuff most of the parts the brake are stupid simple plastic little parts, like ball socket.

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Old 08-16-2017, 02:33 AM   #908
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For carpet i still prefer the original one. For asphalt and only on the smoothest asphalt because i dont like scratches, is when i use the special version (this one). As to the Fiberglass chassis i actually think its is a one off never seen it before on another one. Its also thicker then any of the other chassis. I wish yokomo still did some part i will admit it been really hard finding replacement parts for it.
Best part the fiberglass version was the "swaybar" being just one big u-shaped fg rear suspension part in combo with the crossed turnbuckles being sooo simple and greatly effective

Wish I had one now
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Best part the fiberglass version was the "swaybar" being just one big u-shaped fg rear suspension part in combo with the crossed turnbuckles being sooo simple and greatly effective

Wish I had one now
Yea the original one is definitely my favorite, it was way out of it's time. Their was so much beauty in it's simplicity. The biggest part of racing these car is just how hard it is to find parts.
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I put the HPI RS4 Sport 3 with the Stock 15T Brushed Motor against the Evolution 5 with the Reedy M3 10.5T Motor(0į Timing) in a Fastest Lap Challenge.

(each chassis best lap)
-HPI RS4 Sport 3 - 40.33
- -Gearing - 64P - 98Spur | 34Pinion

-Evo 5 - 39.92
- -Gearing - 96Spur | 37Pinion
(I know I can get a better fast-lap. The sun and heat got to me early - 8a.m.)
I will set-up the track and try again.
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I finally participated in my first race day yesterday and man was it interesting.

Q1 I started first and finished fourth of five cars, the guy that won it was the one that ended up winning the main.

Q2 I was able to get a better handle on the car, (different battery had better side to side weight distribution) and I was able to finish in second spot after starting fourth but never had a chance to get to the leader as by the time I got to second he was long gone.

Q3 is when I really shined. The guy I had previously finished second to was starting first and I started second. After a few laps battling with everyone we found ourselves alone out front. After a few minutes catching him I had a hell of a time trying to get around him. We were bumping doors nearly every corner taking different lines. I spun him out once and waited and he spun me back and didnt wait so I decided to just go for it at that point. I ended up catching back up and getting around him CLEAN for the final time and walked away with the win in Q3.
Mind you this was with a 12 year old chassis (T1 FK05), and 8 year old radio (DX3S), a hobbywing non timing motor, and a 7 year old team checkpoint battery that was only half charged because I didnt think it would be worth it to change batteries from Q2-Q3. Not bad huh guys? lol

The A main was eh. I started 7th and finished 5th out of the 10 cars, the first four were in another zip code, but I held strong in 5th. The race was crazy with 10 cars out there.

Hey Nitrofish48; glad you're having fun.
Show everyone you can do well with a classic chassis.
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:27 AM   #912
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After many weeks of trial and error, I've found a way of properly securing a full size LiPo in the FK05.

What I used:
-2 corner battery holder pieces, with the round part cut away
-2 spare servo holder posts
-2 bits of scrap Aluminium
-1 Xray chassis transponder holder with 5mm spacer & long screw (for LCG lipo, use a different spacer)

The mass of gaffer tape to the left is another transponder holder with a roll of 2 pence coins taped to it, for chassis balance. Cheap!
Car is getting faster every week, a bit too much roll on the back end at the moment which I am trying to dial out without using roll-bars. Still using the front one way (am I mad? no-one else seems to touch the thigs these days!)
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Hope it qualify as old, lol. Here is my weekend warrior. It been in and out of retirement more times then i can count and its still keeps up with the modern cars. Every time my friends get a new fwd first thing they do is challenge it lol.



Here it is getting back in action. 10.5t motor and lrp esc. With a savox servo i havent install yet
Wow I remember a guy running a version of this Yoke over 20 years ago at a place called American raceway over in Englishtown New Jersey , he ran with the touring cars but was always mid pack or top five. Nothing to be ashamed of. It was like that car was his soulmate . Very unique car.
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Wow I remember a guy running a version of this Yoke over 20 years ago at a place called American raceway over in Englishtown New Jersey , he ran with the touring cars but was always mid pack or top five. Nothing to be ashamed of. It was like that car was his soulmate . Very unique car.
That how i am with this car its my go to. I practically memorized every single part on the car and sofar even tho its like 20 plus years old it out live many of its replacement, because i am so used to the way it drives. In its last race, it was USGT spec (i change the shocks from the original yokomo ones to trf) and i was happy cominging 3rd considering first was a a700 evo 2, 2nd was a gizmo gz1 and 4th behind me was a trf419. But for now i am hunting for parts. On a recent practice someone ram my back and broke 2 pivot socket. Which are insanely hard to find.
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Just a curious question is anyone still racing a Alex Racing Stinger? I always wonder how competitive those car where.
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