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Old 10-31-2011, 10:14 AM   #316
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It think a smaller spur and you'll drop in temp and gain more top end. Very good test info for sure!
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:06 PM   #317
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I just wanted to let everyone know that I mounted up some tamiya f201 wheels and tires on the fgx, and it is almost identical in width to the 104, it is maybe 2 or tree mills wider on each side, but I was wondering if I can find some narrower hexes to bring the width down to the same as the 104.
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Default looking for an affordable digital LP servo...

Where can I get one other than Ebay, and how much should I expect? They seem pretty expensive, and not sure it will work with my Traxxas Link receiver... I think HiTec digital or Savox is the way to go???
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It seems that the fgx is seriously fast even with low gearing(3.53fdr), and it will get down to 2.37fdr, which can gear a 25.5t easily !!! Good job 3racing !!! Also no car was made to hit walls... The track owners/builders have to do a better job building non destructive tracks...
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Where can I get one other than Ebay, and how much should I expect? They seem pretty expensive, and not sure it will work with my Traxxas Link receiver... I think HiTec digital or Savox is the way to go???
I would try TQ... They are extremely fast on mailing out orders... and the owner Sean is very helpful and a great person

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...&p_keyword=fgx
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Also no car was made to hit walls... The track owners/builders have to do a better job building non destructive tracks...
seriously?!?!?! you going to troll another thread with this kind of nonsense???

all indoor tracks are a little harder on cars, whether open wheels or not - and, as a past track owner, track owners do what they can to make the tracks friendly, its up to the driver not to hit shit and break their cars...

no track owners purposely make tracks destructive to, lemme guess, make a profit?!?!?

yes, i have no tolerance for this kind of crap
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Where can I get one other than Ebay, and how much should I expect? They seem pretty expensive, and not sure it will work with my Traxxas Link receiver... I think HiTec digital or Savox is the way to go???
I like the Savox 1251s. Fairly inexpensive for a metal gear digital servo.
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Most US indoor tracks don't have berms. They are alot more destructive than European or Japanese tracks ... Hopefully they will learn how to build them right...
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It seems that the fgx is seriously fast even with low gearing(3.53fdr), and it will get down to 2.37fdr, which can gear a 25.5t easily !!! Good job 3racing !!! Also no car was made to hit walls... The track owners/builders have to do a better job building non destructive tracks...
1) Where are you coming up with these numbers? @3.53 with the current gearing, as mentioned by the driver who actually has tested the car, can use more gear meaning smaller spur, larger pinion. Temps at 150* with a 21.5 2S in my experience is safe, but pretty hot. With the correct gearing that car will probably never get over 125*. Why do I say this, because a 21.5 doesn't pull a ton of current and generates less heat. The heat in that test was probably due to revving the motor a little high because of the burnout range FDR.

2) What testing or evidence do you have to back up all your wild claims for FDR? Please show your math and give some reasoning. I made a logical guess because the motor in the picture was as far out as it could go in adjustment, the pinion was as large as it could get and I counted the teeth until my eyes crossed, and the spur was the the stock kit 43 tooth. Knowing these facts I was able to chart the logical starting point for FDR. FDR only matters with rubber tires, so I still calculate Rollout. The rollout/FDR I came up with is right in the ballpark with what the UF1 guys were running with their 21.5s with rubber tires. A couple teeth up or down and tune to your style and it should be an awesome ride.


As long as we run indoors, soft walls will be out of the question. Layout space on carpet is a premium with as little to no dead space as possible. Expect to break parts. Period.

3) What do you recommend as a crash barrier that can stop a car from going head first into a lane of oncoming traffic and ruining everyone else's race?

If you object to any of my math or testing experience, please use facts! My 4 TA cars (2 are still 21.5), 17.5 TC blinky, 17.5 TC open, 2 F1 cars(1 21.5 1 silver can), 12th scale and 13.5 WGT are just waiting for you to prove where I've gone wrong in my calculations.
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Thanks for sharing your findings, which are helpful for people like myself who dont have an FGX yet.
PLEASE - can we leave it to people who own one of these ,or have seen / touched one in the flesh , to go on spruiking information about the kit. (you know who you are - you do the same $hit in the mini thread among others )
Banging on relentlessly with misguided ( intentionally or not ) untruths won't help prospective buyers/racers in choosing the right gear.
As mentioned previously by another poster, if anyone has video yet, or more pics - please continue to cough them up !! Thank you.

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I just wanted to let everyone know that I mounted up some tamiya f201 wheels and tires on the fgx, and it is almost identical in width to the 104, it is maybe 2 or tree mills wider on each side, but I was wondering if I can find some narrower hexes to bring the width down to the same as the 104.
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Thanks for sharing your findings, which are helpful for people like myself who dont have an FGX yet.
PLEASE - can we leave it to people who own one of these ,or have seen / touched one in the flesh , to go on spruiking information about the kit. (you know who you are - you do the same $hit in the mini thread among others )
Banging on relentlessly with misguided ( intentionally or not ) untruths won't help prospective buyers/racers in choosing the right gear.
As mentioned previously by another poster, if anyone has video yet, or more pics - please continue to cough them up !! Thank you.
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How heavy is the car fully equipped? Thanks.
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I just wanted to let everyone know that I mounted up some tamiya f201 wheels and tires on the fgx, and it is almost identical in width to the 104, it is maybe 2 or tree mills wider on each side, but I was wondering if I can find some narrower hexes to bring the width down to the same as the 104.
so that means that the HPI wheels will fit too! as soon as i get a car in my hands i will make adapters and whatever nick nack stuff we need to adapt wheels and tires.
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Education is everything : since someone fitted a 33t pinion with the stock spur gear(43t), so (43 / 33)x 2.71 = 3.53fdr) , and since (43 + 33 = 76) , so (76 - 35 = 41). Theoretically speaking, you should be able to mesh a 41t pinion to the optional 35t spur gear, so (35 / 41)x 2.71 = 2.31fdr..., but I believe with some grinding of the posts I can fit a 43t pinion gear (35 / 43)x 2.71 = 2.20 fdr..... OK !!!!
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What I did was remove the post. I am going to drill a new hole for it about 5mm forward of the current hole.
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