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Old 01-10-2005, 09:56 PM   #871
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:11 PM   #872
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Pictures have been sorted and I will begin posting them tomorrow.

I'm also in the process of entering the full sponsor sheets for the A mains.

Spent most of the early day on a plane and right now I've been preoccupied with fixing the net service at our office. Giving myself a crash course in Cisco routers.
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Old 01-11-2005, 03:56 AM   #873
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Dennis - Ralph was indeed running prototype parts. Here's a pic (although, technically, this is Mike Dumas' car.) You'll notice the diffs that can adjust their height within the bulkheads, longer bulkheads, and a shorter top deck.

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rob- is he running the XRC chassis as well? I see that more of the weight is moved further to the front and does the new bulkhead moved the motor a bit forward aslo? and is that a tensioner I see btween the top deck and the spur gear? gives me an idea to mod my FK as well as I am having problems of belt rubbing the motor everytime I use a smaller spur. Appreciate the pics. Tnx.

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Old 01-11-2005, 04:55 AM   #874
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I race with Mike every weekend at our local track and here is what I can tell you. The Chassis is an XRAY prototype chassis. It's a little longer to fit the new adjustable bulkheads. The length is only added at the very front and rear so that the extended bulks fit. The diffs and wheelbase do not change and the cars uses the same belts. The only major change is that the diffs can be raised and lowered as well as moved forward and back. He does not use a belt tensioner other than the stock way of adjusting the belt. The top plate he uses is the new one that comes in the FK along with the carpet shock tower. Although he may have gone to the optional wide top brace (not sure on that) I never checked the battery placement to see if they were moved on the chassis but I will see him this week at the January Jam and check it out. After that he moves to Texas to start his new career with XRAY. The var in the pic does have a belt tensioner on it som maybe he added that also. I will get a good look at it this weekend and check it all out.

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Old 01-11-2005, 04:59 AM   #875
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excuse me, but I would like to anwser what kinwald and dumas ran in chameleons. we tried the f brush earlier in the week but did not end up running those. I tried alot of brushes. Some ran our new silver brush and some ran 4499's. I would appreicate it if ppl would not say who ran what when they dont know. thank you

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Old 01-11-2005, 05:15 AM   #876
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Ralph told me that the chassis he was running this week had the batteries moved 7mm further forward than the XRC.

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Old 01-11-2005, 05:16 AM   #877
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Thanks to Shane, Doug and everyone else who posted info / pictures / updates etc etc etc.

It really was great to be able to "watch" the race ... if only there was coverage like this for races outside of the US .......

Thanks once again!

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Old 01-11-2005, 05:56 AM   #878
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what is the advantage of adjustable diff heights??
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:58 AM   #879
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From the pictures that have been posted it seems everyone was running at least one if not two fans.
How did you guys wire them? Both off the receiver or is there a different prefered method? thanks
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you can wire the fans or fan straight through the on off switch for your speed control
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:16 AM   #881
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Does anyone have the information to post the tech sheets for all the mains?

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Old 01-11-2005, 07:19 AM   #882
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I have tried it 2 different ways.
1. I connected it to the speedcontrol posts so that when I plug the battery in, it comes on.
2. The AE fan kit on my TC4 plugs into the receiver BATT receptacle.

The first is good, because it cools the motor after the race, but it does start running when the batt is plugged in so you must wait till the start of your race to plug in the battery.

The second let's me plug it in as early as I want, but it shuts off when I turn off the speed control, so the motor doesn't cool down while I'm cornering. Not good if I'm running 2 classes and have to change a hot/warm motor!
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:54 AM   #883
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I tried a fan on my Xray this past weekend but I really didn't like how much power it took. I dunno if something is off or what but I noticed a big difference in discharging my back with and without the fan in use.
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:16 AM   #884
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"discharging my back"

David, are you bionic? An electric Back? j/k

Yes, I too noticed it takes the "top" off the battery, that's why I like connecting it to the receiver "batt" receptacle.

Still, I like the 20-40 deg diff. it makes on the motor temp!

When will we see you at Adams Creek?
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:40 AM   #885
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Man I running low on sleep trying to practice for the birds, so cut me some slack LOL

I dunno about ACR, I doubt I'll run anything but carpet till after the birds. Then after that I might run some offroad. Figure I'll need a break from sedan lol
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