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Old 09-16-2009, 03:41 AM   #17356
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Does anyone have the setups from the IIC?

Also if someone has straight rear bulkheads lying around please send to me..
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:31 AM   #17357
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Well it's 2am, and I've finally finished a long drawn out search to figure out what the heck was tweaking my car so bad lately. I've noticed there was a tweak in mt car and no matter how many times I loosened all the bulkhead screws and tighten them back up, the car still had a twist.

As a result of my displeasure, I took apart the car entirely and slowly built it back up. Checking each piece of a sheet of glass to check to bent or tweaked parts. There were a few bulkheads in question, but that wasn't the case. It was a screw!!!! The screw itself was bent from some impact a long time ago. The bent screw was stressing the suspension block so much that it tweaked the chassis.

After that was figured out the overall tweak in the chassis was much better... Yet there was still a small amount left. I now loosened the servo mounts up and re tightened them down carefully. BINGO no more tweak.

I know this may seem kind of stupid of me to write this, but these are often very overlooked factors when maintaining your car. I try to tear my car down completely every month of racing. to check for bent bulkheads and whatnot.

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Old 09-16-2009, 05:30 AM   #17358
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Schumacher diff grease is BY FAR the best diff grease I've ever used. It doesn't break down anywhere near as fast as others, so it gives very consistent diff action throughout the run. Plus it's like a wax... it doesn't fling off, so it last for a long time inbetween rebuilds as well.

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Well it's 2am, and I've finally finished a long drawn out search to figure out what the heck was tweaking my car so bad lately. I've noticed there was a tweak in mt car and no matter how many times I loosened all the bulkhead screws and tighten them back up, the car still had a twist.

As a result of my displeasure, I took apart the car entirely and slowly built it back up. Checking each piece of a sheet of glass to check to bent or tweaked parts. There were a few bulkheads in question, but that wasn't the case. It was a screw!!!! The screw itself was bent from some impact a long time ago. The bent screw was stressing the suspension block so much that it tweaked the chassis.

After that was figured out the overall tweak in the chassis was much better... Yet there was still a small amount left. I now loosened the servo mounts up and re tightened them down carefully. BINGO no more tweak.

I know this may seem kind of stupid of me to write this, but these are often very overlooked factors when maintaining your car. I try to tear my car down completely every month of racing. to check for bent bulkheads and whatnot.

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Old 09-16-2009, 06:36 AM   #17359
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BENT SCREWS!!!!!!!!! gotta check mine then... car is off slightly. thanks for the tips... sorry for the war story!!

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Old 09-16-2009, 11:03 PM   #17360
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Well, i think im proud to say that my Cyclone S is a pretty darn good car. I won the A with it 2 weeks ago in Stock 17.5 and had no problems with speed at GLARC this weekend(140+' straight). If i had a fully charged battery, i would have been in the top 3. Im using the plastic shocks as well as the dogbones. It has less adjustments than my Moorespeed Cyclone, but im enjoying the face that im actually winning with it against cars 2-3 times as much. Great product Hotbodies/HPI!
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:30 AM   #17361
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hey charlie got a setup sheet i can pass over to Chris Torley so he can put it on his Cyclone S?

glad to hear you're doing good with it. Stock 17.5? This means i coulda faced you outside of RCGT or do i got it wrong? hehe.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:14 AM   #17362
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hey charlie got a setup sheet i can pass over to Chris Torley so he can put it on his Cyclone S?

glad to hear you're doing good with it. Stock 17.5? This means i coulda faced you outside of RCGT or do i got it wrong? hehe.
Yes, this was outside RCGT...and man..the car just gets better and better as i run it. I think my Moorespeed is getting lonely.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:27 AM   #17363
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Anybody using a ZIPPY Flightmax 5000mAh 2S1P 30C hardcase pack battery pack in their cyclone s? I would like to make sure it will fit before I order three of them. I haven't received my cyclone yet so I can't take measurements.

The battery measures 137x45x23mm.

Also, anyone try a Turnigy 5000mAh 2S 30C Lipo Pack by any chance? It measurements a little longer. It measures 143 x 49 x 16mm.
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Does anyone know if 416's driveshafts and axle could fit right into Cyclone TC? I found these DCJ for 416.

http://www.egrracing.com/shop/cv-uni...16-p-3368.html
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hotbodies makes them already...

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=475&id=8509
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i am considering getting a the cyclone but have some questions as the last time i raced the losi xxx-s was what i raced... does anything need to be done to run lipo packs and if so what packs can i run? what breaks and what spares to buy? Also if there is anything that is needed to get the car ready for rubber carpet racing let me know.
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selling my brand new cyclone tc

new cyclone tc/extras
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IIC 13.5 Carpet setup...Car was very easy to drive and worked great. Wish I would have finished a little better, but sometimes that is how it goes. My Mod car was very close to this setup. If anyone wants It I can post the mod setup as well.
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i am considering getting a the cyclone but have some questions as the last time i raced the losi xxx-s was what i raced... does anything need to be done to run lipo packs and if so what packs can i run? what breaks and what spares to buy? Also if there is anything that is needed to get the car ready for rubber carpet racing let me know.
Some of the lower profile lipos fit no problem, like the TP 3200, SMC 4100, Orion 3800, 5200. As for the larger profile lipos you can mill or just dremal the bottom of the middle right bulkhead were it goes over the battery or you can get the new lipo topdeck with new middle right bulkhead...

http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/piw.p...=67695&lang=en

The Cyclone TC will work great out of the box for rubber carpet racing. As for spares I would get steering knuckles, castor blocks and I would suggest getting the original cyclone front arms to replace the TC arms as the TC arms are not a strong as the original ones plus I hear they give you more steering.

http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/piw.p...=73506&lang=en
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