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Old 11-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #991
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Definitely will flip the servo or use servo tape and goo to mount it in the centerline if the chassis. I played with it yesterday after posting the pics above and agree the shoe goo way will be best.

I'm heading to TQ on Wednesday with it to do a test run.
Don't be afraid to ask TQ-Sean for help
He's a very good 12th driver too
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:08 AM   #992
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Don't be afraid to ask TQ-Sean for help
He's a very good 12th driver too
I hope to race the TQ winter series. I would really like to race 13.5 but have no idea what to expect with 17.5 or 13.5.

I have a nice 13.5 ready to go right now.
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I hope to race the TQ winter series. I would really like to race 13.5 but have no idea what to expect with 17.5 or 13.5.

I have a nice 13.5 ready to go right now.
13.5 class is cleaner, faster racing, more toward experts
17.5 cars are super easy to drive, good class to get your feet wet, but kind of rough at times, as most here are still learning
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:27 AM   #994
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The standard RM on outdoor surface is great, kit center & roll shocks are ok
Kit tires are very easy to drive on all surface, option front have more life

I'll be almost exclusively on outdoor surfaces for the foreseeable future. I also already have the 1/8 axles as I was planning on using them on my build so tyres aren't a real worry... but if the kit ones work all the better

My only real concern is the motor mount, mostly as we run 10.5 or mod here and Australia can get pretty warm ... I am only planning to run 10.5
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Any recommendations for a hobby shop that sells Tamiya parts and has a good selection of 12th scale 'specific' parts?
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Any recommendations for a hobby shop that sells Tamiya parts and has a good selection of 12th scale 'specific' parts?
You mean aside from TQRC ?
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You mean aside from TQRC ?
Yes...
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Finally got to run my RM-01x yesterday at TQ. Yes, those of you that know me can attest to the fact I am the slowest kit builder of all time so I am over a week late in the shakedown run.

I have nothing to compare it to, as this is the first 1/12th or Pan car I have ever driven.

That being said, with a 13.5 TP motor with the blue torque rotor and rollout of 85 this thing is dangerously fun on carpet. Steering is razor precise. On power steering is great and once I setup the ride height at 4mm f/r the car is maximum fun. All kit setup except for front end 1mm upright shave mods as discussed before in this thread and jaco black/yellow with the gold front springs and kit gold side springs just touching no preload.

Point it, rag it. No lap timer for me as it was a shakedown run but I felt I was in the high 9s after following and catching another practice racer that was in the 10.1/2/3 range. Still a long way away from being competitive in this class.

Anyone hesitating (like me) on this kit need not, get it.

I didn't cut the tires down either, and no chunking yet but I need to do some contact cement work on foam separating from the rim.

Tires are now 46mm rear...so a 2mm change from about 8 runs in rear and required a pinion change for each mm of diameter worn down to feel similar to before.

Questions...with the 1mm shave mod: if I leave the lower e clip off there is some play in the upright shaft. If I remove that e clip what is benefit? And will removing the e clip reduce the preload on the front spring? Seems kit setup has preload on the front springs.
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Anyone looking to sell an RM??
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What are people using to tune the side friction damper?

I want to try using it rather than just switching to the oil damper... its all about learning something new
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What are people using to tune the side friction damper?

I want to try using it rather than just switching to the oil damper... its all about learning something new
For carpet, I've been using 15000 or 17500 diff oil (with Associated silver side springs). Still not decided if I prefer the tube or oil damper. Tube offers simpler changes of damping between runs.
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What are people using to tune the side friction damper?

I want to try using it rather than just switching to the oil damper... its all about learning something new
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Looking for a little help.

Having an issue with my RM. When i make a left hand turn, the car looses rear grip and whips around. This does not happen doing a right turn on the track. Diff moves smoothly with slight slip on throttle. Checked all of the screws and made sure nothing was dragging. Steering is turned down evenly to about 60% both R&L, but still seems to come around.

Set up :
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Tires - Black (full sauce)
Silver springs
1mm lowered front axle by removing bottom spacer on arm.
Ride height - 3.5mm

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Tires - Yellow (half sauce)
Oil center dampener w/silver spring
stock side dampener
silver outside springs
Ride height - 3.5mm
stock rear axle

Any thoughts? Much appreciated.
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might just be the rear tires not being sauced enough .. make sure you do full sauce on the rear . and even try 1/2 on front . might want to tighten the diff a little ( no slip ) ... also might turn your steering up a tad . if its too slow it will cause the rear to come around ..
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Sorry, new at this 1/12th scale stuff.

I meant to say that the steering is at 60% dual rate setting. Not much steering throw left to right. I'll try reversing the sauce application next time.

It only happens when I have a hard left turn. There is no spin on a right turn.
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