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Old 01-08-2010, 08:26 AM   #18196
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Hey,

Does anyone know if the main topdeck for the cyclone tc is stiffer than the wce's cos i thought i heard someone say u would hav to cut the tc's to hav the same flex?

Is it mainly for outdoor racing that you cut the topdeck to get more flex or would it also help for indoor racing when the grip is high,

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Old 01-08-2010, 08:26 AM   #18197
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TowerHobbies now set the Sport version Kit or RTR, as discontinued.
Anyone knows if HB will remove car from sales or just Tower won't offer it anymore. (TC is still available though).
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:38 AM   #18198
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TowerHobbies now set the Sport version Kit or RTR, as discontinued.
Anyone knows if HB will remove car from sales or just Tower won't offer it anymore. (TC is still available though).
Maybe there's something else in the pipeline, it is becoming increasingly harder to source 'S' specific parts from 3Racing too these days.

It's a shame too because the 'S' is an awesome car for a newbie to cut their teeth on.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:34 PM   #18199
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Just wondering what the difference is between the 1.5 and the 2.0 deg. mod is ?
I know the 2.0 blocks give a wider thread so would the 1.5 deg blocks give a little more turn in ?

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The suspension blocks change a bunch of stuff actually. Pivot point geometry, shock position, camber link length, steering link length, and overall width. Generally when we use the standard blocks, this makes the front roll more and a lot faster producing more steering. Wider blocks will make the car smoother in general and roll a little less, giving less overall steering.

Now thats a pretty general description. Usually with the 1.5 and 2.0 deg blocks I use a thin hex up front to try and maintain the same overall width, but change the overall geometry.

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Old 01-08-2010, 02:25 PM   #18200
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Can anyone tell me the largest 48dp spur I can get on the TC with the BL motor mount please.
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:58 PM   #18201
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The suspension blocks change a bunch of stuff actually. Pivot point geometry, shock position, camber link length, steering link length, and overall width. Generally when we use the standard blocks, this makes the front roll more and a lot faster producing more steering. Wider blocks will make the car smoother in general and roll a little less, giving less overall steering.

Now thats a pretty general description. Usually with the 1.5 and 2.0 deg blocks I use a thin hex up front to try and maintain the same overall width, but change the overall geometry.

-Korey

I'm running the 2 deg mod in the front and found that it helped with keeping the rear under the car. I guess that it took just enough out of the front so that rear could hook up. We're running Jaco blues, so that doesn't help. I haven't tried the thinner hex, sounds like that could be used for some fine tuning.
As always, thanks for your time. I think you and Hiro are the only reason I'm still running this car.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:45 AM   #18202
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Hi cyclone friend

i have few question

1. what suitable ratio range for my cyclone (2.4375 FDR) if i use 3.5T motor (for use in asphalt large track)?

2. for one way 18t centre pulley, which side i have to put?..both one way?

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Loosen ALL the screws that go into METAL (on topdeck AND underside of car) just 1/2 a turn or so then grab the front and rear, give it a bloody good twist left to right and then right to left, fixes most of my problems except bent alloy parts (change em).
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My lipo's were going to be about half way across the atlantic to get that balenced!!!

Sorted now, I was just been to soft.

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Old 01-09-2010, 05:41 AM   #18204
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Hi cyclone friend

i have few question

1. what suitable ratio range for my cyclone (2.4375 FDR) if i use 3.5T motor (for use in asphalt large track)?

2. for one way 18t centre pulley, which side i have to put?..both one way?

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1. Start with a 9.5 and go from there.
2. You put the center one way on the left side of the shaft if the car is facing AWAy from you. Basically you put the one way on the long belt.
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1. Start with a 9.5 and go from there.
2. You put the center one way on the left side of the shaft if the car is facing AWAy from you. Basically you put the one way on the long belt.
ok thanks buddy..i'll work it out
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1. Start with a 9.5 and go from there.
2. You put the center one way on the left side of the shaft if the car is facing AWAy from you. Basically you put the one way on the long belt.
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TowerHobbies now set the Sport version Kit or RTR, as discontinued.
Anyone knows if HB will remove car from sales or just Tower won't offer it anymore. (TC is still available though).
I just ordered my Cyclone S with a Mazda body. I asked the manager why they are being discontinued and he told my only the ones with the Stratus body are discontinued which come in the kit and RTR versions. The kit without the body and the kit with the Mazda body will be around for a while. That's good news for me and others wanting parts support in the future.
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I just ordered my Cyclone S with a Mazda body. I asked the manager why they are being discontinued and he told my only the ones with the Stratus body are discontinued which come in the kit and RTR versions. The kit without the body and the kit with the Mazda body will be around for a while. That's good news for me and others wanting parts support in the future.
Good that's just as well because I truly believe that the 'S' is the ideal platform for newbies to start out on, less fragile than a Tamiya and perfectly adequate for racing as well as bashing. Add the hop ups as and when and you got a fully fledged race car on your hands.
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Hey guys, what FDR should I begin with for my Cyclone WE?

The track is medium sized and on carpet. I will be running a 10.5 X12 with Lipo.

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Hey guys, what FDR should I begin with for my Cyclone WE?

The track is medium sized and on carpet. I will be running a 10.5 X12 with Lipo.

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hi

i think cyclone WE FDR same with cyclone TC which is 2.167

it depend on your pinion and spur ratio..you can create your gear ratio chart at gearchart.com

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