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Old 06-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #2776
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Paul will shock the world.
I think it is a bit early to start counting eggs...I hope the Xray boys are bringing their A-game because Tamiya and Yokomo have been killing it outside. The warm up race is not really a good indication of really anything other then the teams getting familar with the layout, facility, and the teams formulating a good worlds strategy. If hagberg is not on pace then Team Xray has a slim chance of being a factor to be honest. I hope Paul does well, but I am concerned about how much track time he gets on big outdoor asphalt tracks compared to the europeans. I am very Excited to see what happens at worlds this year...
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I think it is a bit early to start counting eggs...I hope the Xray boys are bringing their A-game because Tamiya and Yokomo have been killing it outside. The warm up race is not really a good indication of really anything other then the teams getting familar with the layout, facility, and the teams formulating a good worlds strategy. If hagberg is not on pace then Team Xray has a slim chance of being a factor to be honest. I hope Paul does well, but I am concerned about how much track time he gets on big outdoor asphalt tracks compared to the europeans. I am very Excited to see what happens at worlds this year...
Now its not quite that but the weather conditions didnt look all that different but I know a few weeks back Paul ran at a rather big outdoor track. Now its not quite that track for the worlds but its def pretty big.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:28 PM   #2778
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has anybody had problems getting enough slack out of the gear diff in the rear. I measured the gear diff 1.402" and the ball diff 1.385" on the teeth. so the problem I have been having is the rear belt being too tight with the gear diff and not being able to be happy about the tention on the belt even with the bearing holder notch being all the way back. which negates the effects of the diff high vs low which effects the handling condition that I was looking for. and it's not a new belt so I can only imagine how bad it would be if I had a new belt.

just wondering if anybody else had this issue.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:26 AM   #2779
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Anyone using Smokem T3MX Carbon Fiber Chassis? I know is new but... somebody maybe got it already
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:45 AM   #2780
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I think it is a bit early to start counting eggs...I hope the Xray boys are bringing their A-game because Tamiya and Yokomo have been killing it outside. The warm up race is not really a good indication of really anything other then the teams getting familar with the layout, facility, and the teams formulating a good worlds strategy. If hagberg is not on pace then Team Xray has a slim chance of being a factor to be honest. I hope Paul does well, but I am concerned about how much track time he gets on big outdoor asphalt tracks compared to the europeans. I am very Excited to see what happens at worlds this year...
i wouldnt be too worried about how much Paul races on larger tracks. he also races 8th scale gas, and is very fast.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:26 AM   #2781
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i wouldnt be too worried about how much Paul races on larger tracks. he also races 8th scale gas, and is very fast.


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Old 06-10-2012, 08:28 AM   #2782
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Paulie takes all 3 mains at pre-worlds. Now, just do that again in a few months.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:07 AM   #2783
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The progressive 2.2-2.6 springs in the rear are strange. It's probably the most dramatic single change I've made to the car. Traction was a bit weird, so I'll need to test some more. The most noticeable thing was it made the nose of the car slide around a lot when I'd brake into the turns. I tend to point and shoot, especially when the car won't turn, so it wasn't a great option. We'll see how it goes when there's more grip/steering and I can smooth things out.

They do seem to improve grip mid-corner.
I tend to run HPI Silver front and rear on alot of outdoor tracks, and wonder whether progressive 2.4-2.8 might not be better suited to stock classes.
(I have oreder some 2.2-2.6's to test with)

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Old 06-10-2012, 10:00 AM   #2784
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I've had someone ask me if the Xray 007 bodypost are in the same position as the T3 series of cars, can anyone answer this so I can pass the info on....

Reason being they are wondering if they can use a bodyshell cutout for a T3 12 on a T2 007

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Old 06-10-2012, 01:22 PM   #2785
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Has anyone tried putting their lipo in the chassis with the 4mm connectors at the front instead of the back?

I tried it this weekend at a meeting and seemed to have more aggressive turn in with the connectors at the front of the car and it smoothed things out when the connectors were at the back.

I weighed my Thunder Power lipo on some scales (just putting one end on the scales) and noticed that the connector end is around 10g lighter.

Just wondering is anyone else has tried this?

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Has anyone tried putting their lipo in the chassis with the 4mm connectors at the front instead of the back?

I tried it this weekend at a meeting and seemed to have more aggressive turn in with the connectors at the front of the car and it smoothed things out when the connectors were at the back.

I weighed my Thunder Power lipo on some scales (just putting one end on the scales) and noticed that the connector end is around 10g lighter.

Just wondering is anyone else has tried this?

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You are correct the connector end is lighter, the 2 cells in the hard case are further back from the connectors thus making that end heavier. By having the connectors at the front of the car you are putting more weight over the rear so more weight transfer to the front under braking / cornering.
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Has anyone tried putting their lipo in the chassis with the 4mm connectors at the front instead of the back?

I tried it this weekend at a meeting and seemed to have more aggressive turn in with the connectors at the front of the car and it smoothed things out when the connectors were at the back.

I weighed my Thunder Power lipo on some scales (just putting one end on the scales) and noticed that the connector end is around 10g lighter.

Just wondering is anyone else has tried this?

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You're right, my packs have always been heavier at the end opposite the plugs. I've also found that a little more weight rearward (plugs up front) gives me a slight edge in the steering. I've tried it both ways and prefer the connectors at the rear, forward weight calms the car for me. It's a very slight differrence but you can feel it, not likely worth anything on the clock. JMO
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:13 PM   #2788
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Anyone using Smokem T3MX Carbon Fiber Chassis? I know is new but... somebody maybe got it already
Mine are on the way, I'm a little excited! The Smokem guys were very easy to deal with. Never had their chassis before but I hear it's good stuff.
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....not likely worth anything on the clock. JMO
One or two tenths per lap for me today!
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I thought everyone ran connectors to the front!?
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