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Old 08-26-2013, 10:54 PM   #931
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:46 AM   #932
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TRG5029 Rear Axle Ride Height Adaptor
All you need to allow 0.5mm increments on rear ride height AND it includes a 2.5mm spacer for smaller rear tyres.

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Old 08-30-2013, 06:36 AM   #933
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Hi.

What effect does the side springs have on handling? If you go soft to hard, what aspect of the car changes? Thanks.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:33 AM   #934
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Can someone show how the new spur gear adapter works..... Pic please.....
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:48 AM   #935
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I just found this conversion set for the RM-01, perhaps it could be intresting to being able to use the normal 1/12th wheels a lot longer.

http://www.f-sangyo.co.jp/shopdetail.../131/008/order
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and another conversion set to have a double friction roll damper on the RM-01.

http://www.f-sangyo.co.jp/shopdetail.../131/008/order
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Build with pics and Tips here

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/08/bu...iya-rm01x.html

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Old 09-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #938
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Build with pics and Tips here

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/08/bu...iya-rm01x.html

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Most of the tips will be in Part 2, along with a few more pics explining the details.

Ran the car for the first time last night. Quick, but a bit of a handful as I was running kit springs for the report. Made some changes for next week and hopefully Part 3 will cover the changes from track testing.

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Old 09-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #939
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http://www.thercracer.com/2013/08/bu...iya-rm01x.html

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Part 2 now complete

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/09/ta...ew-part-2.html
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:48 PM   #940
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Nice write up Paul

Also wanted to note that the Tamiya RM Spur gear adapter does indeed fit all standard spur gears as shown here
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #941
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Questions?? Roll-over antenna

It seems to me like fewer people are using roll-over antennas. I'm putting together an RM-01X, my first 1/12 scale, and it does not come with a roll-over antenna. Would installing one of these antennas be beneficial to someone who is new to 1/12 scale such as myself? I have a couple pieces of 1/8 dia carbon fiber rod that fit in the antenna mount, but I'm not sure how long to make the roll-over antenna. Any thoughts or suggestions on this?
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It seems to me like fewer people are using roll-over antennas. I'm putting together an RM-01X, my first 1/12 scale, and it does not come with a roll-over antenna. Would installing one of these antennas be beneficial to someone who is new to 1/12 scale such as myself? I have a couple pieces of 1/8 dia carbon fiber rod that fit in the antenna mount, but I'm not sure how long to make the roll-over antenna. Any thoughts or suggestions on this?
In the UK, the BRCA rules ask for a minimum roll over mast height of 150mm from the ground. So cut your rod to 6", put it in the mount and stick a dust cap on the other end. If using carbon rod, and if your aerial wire is long enough, do not coil it round the mast to make it pretty as it could result in interference. Run it straight up, and down. Again if need be. Secure it with heatshrink or o-rings or insulation tape.
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Thanks for the tip Paul. I forgot to mention I'm in the US. Not the UK. I'll start with a 6 inch mast as you suggested and adjust the length if needed.

Has anyone tried putting a roll over mast on their RM-01? Is there a significant benefit to using one, or is it a matter of personal preference?
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Is there a significant benefit to using one, or is it a matter of personal preference?
It depends on whether you manage to race without crashing. If any accident happens that rolls your car, without a roll mast it is almost guaranteed to stop rolling when it's upside down. With the roll mast there is a good chance it will end up back on its wheels. The longer the mast the more springing action it will give to throw it back on to its wheels, but it's also a piece of weight that's very high relative to the rest of the car.

ROAR has a maximum roll mast length of 350mm.
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Thank you terry.sc. I had not seen the ROAR maximum length. I did see where they require a 5/16" dia cap or ball on the end. Seems awful big to me. Since I don't plan on racing in a ROAR sanctioned event anytime soon. I'll just use a rubber antenna cap. I hear you on the weight issue. That's why I bought carbon rod instead of glass rod. Since I prefer the clean look of no mast, I'll try running without. If I have trouble keeping the car foam side down, at least I'll have a mast I can install.
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