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Old 09-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #511
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I think she's ready!
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I think she's ready!
Looking like it needs to be tested on carpet....I would expect on the 22nd...hint
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Whats the purpose of the small set screws on the graphite stabilizer mount?
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Whats the purpose of the small set screws on the graphite stabilizer mount?
They are used for adjusting the amount of play between the cf plate and the roll bar itself. Slowly adjust them until excessive play is removed from the roll bar. But make sure when adjusting, the rollbar can fall freely by itself.
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Ok thanks. That makes sense.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:34 PM   #516
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just started build last night, just still curious about steering bar shown on Page 07?
anyway purchased some new Hudy tools and the hex wrenches feel
real positive all my other brands you know they'll slip, skeptic at first and the price, but I believe i'll have them for some time.
i have found some Bondhus tools for some other applications that are supposed to be as good without the high dollar price made in Germany.
anyway thanx again for all the valuable info here.
PS i painted one body already about two weeks ago the other when build is done.
Oh! WYD, Futaba says NiCd only for that servo you suggested (BLS551)
well if that's true its going into Avante 2011 being it's going back to stock.
with the new Viper BE i'll use the Savox.
or am i wrong? calling Futaba a.m.
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just started build last night, just still curious about steering bar shown on Page 07?
The steering brace shown on page is an optional item. It has been used in the past on other cars to stiffen up the steering and provide more on power steering in high traction conditions.

I have not yet tried it on this car.
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on most of this years sedans the steering brace is not used at all, including this one, however, VBC went the extra mile and offered it as an option for people who like to mess with stuff like that to get the extra edge.
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Thank you both, i know i read somethn' earlier here and did not remember
what thread page it was on.
the only xtras i'm getting are the Alum spool and R belts for now until i learn
this machine.
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Thank you both, i know i read somethn' earlier here and did not remember
what thread page it was on.
the only xtras i'm getting are the Alum spool and R belts for now until i learn
this machine.

Maybe also want to consider the follwoing tuning options:

rollbars (frt and rr)
springs (not just VBC)
DCJ (for mod class)
2.5 degree rear toe block

All depends on the track you are running on. Also have some 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0mm shims handy for adjust upper camber links and ackerman.
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Just a quick note
HPI and Xbrand springs are a direct drop in

I dropped in pink front and gold rears and it felt very good.
Gotta play with the rear camber link lengths to get it just right

Car doesn't feel like it rolls excessively, just the right amount.
The car has a ton steering...dialed my dual rate down to 51%
Most of the cars I've tried are in the 70's.
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Ron, Jason did u guys get some more carpet time?
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Ron, Jason did u guys get some more carpet time?
No We were playin in the dirt all weekend...


Maybe this Saturday.
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No We were playin in the dirt all weekend...


Maybe this Saturday.
Is the wildfire good on the dirt?
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Is the wildfire good on the dirt?
It had a slight over steer. It did jump well though. Stayed nice and flat...
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