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Old 02-18-2010, 07:20 AM   #18556
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Does anyone have a picture on the FR Modification ? I really can't picture how the belt will have enough room.


Just changed my Exotek Chassis to a Prototype Carbotec 2,5mm Chassis. Similar Layout like Exotek but with some difference for the Lipo and prepaired for Yokomo steering. Works pretty well. Next step will be the long Topdeck and I want to try the FR Block.

Would be great if someone could post a picture

Does Carbotec have a web site ?
Would like to see more info.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:10 PM   #18557
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:24 AM   #18558
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Tommy,
Thanks a Lot for the Pictures !

I see you drilled your holes a little " forward" compared to the Standard Block. I just drilled mine the same way to compensate the difference in the Blocks.

Seems like it is pretty tight, especiall with my current setup running 0.75 under the Blocks.

Well, I will modify my 1,5 Block tonight and give it the first test tomorrow.

About the Carbotec Chassis. They are not really a RC Parts Manufacturer , they produce all kinds of fibre.
A Friend designed several Chassis for RC Cars. He provides the CAD layout and Carbotec produces the chassis.

Goal was to get a good Lipo layout, good balance and to reach the 1350 gramm weight limit.

I will make some pictures. Its a prototype, maybe there will be a complete kit with Long Top Deck, modified Engine mount and modified Bulkheads for "Tamiya style" steering as well as holes for the FR mod at a later point.

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Old 02-19-2010, 03:53 PM   #18559
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what bit are you guys using to do the mod 90deg 3mm. countersink? or something eles.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:26 AM   #18560
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I use a 3mm drill bit to drill the hole, then I load the drill press up with a 90 deg countersink without unclamping the chassis from the table. It ensures it's centered on the hole just drilled.

my 90 deg counter sink is a cobalt steel, ti nitride coated 90 deg countersink with a 3/8 overall dia. I just go deep enough until the screw sits flush with the chassis.

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Old 02-20-2010, 11:36 AM   #18561
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Hey, ive tried searching, but struggling to find the info i need, i just bought a cyclone TC after 5 years away from racing. Im totally lost now when it comes to setups. As of right now everything on the car is standard, as it suggests in the manual.

I ran it last night and found it to have very little front end grip, understeering quite badly on fast corners. Entry seemed okay, mid and exit of corners it was struggling. No oversteer at all. (Sorex 28's, carpet)

But really i need help on the whole setup of the car, the basics if you will. So i have a few questions, if someone very knowledgable on the TC could help please.

What springs are a good starting point?
How do i get more overall front end grip?
More Mid corner grip?
Better exit speed?
Is the anything major i should change from the standard car/setup?
What are the best things to change to affect handling?
My lipo cells, touch the upper deck holder, does this affect handling?

i am pretty much gonna copy a HB carpet setup, but that doesnt help me on a race night and i dont know what to change to make a difference.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:25 PM   #18562
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i cant seem to find info on the TC-X ... please link me?

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Old 02-21-2010, 06:53 PM   #18563
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korey or anyone a question

can you use the hb70728 the moore speed chassis on the the tc spec or will it not work.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:05 PM   #18564
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i cant seem to find info on the TC-X ... please link me?

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Huh?? What chassis are you looking for?
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:03 PM   #18565
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just my computer or the hb website slow today
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:49 AM   #18566
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Is it just me or is this car's track width narrow?
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:24 PM   #18567
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korey or anyone a question

can you use the hb70728 the moore speed chassis on the the tc spec or will it not work.

anyone?
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:25 PM   #18568
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Yup, it should drop right on.

And yes, our car is pretty narrow. Thats why it develops so much overall traction, and makes the car very reactive. If you are having traction roll issues and want to smooth out the car, widening it by adding shims to the wheel hexs, or just using a wider hex will make the car more stable. It will have slightly less overall traction though.

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thanks korey
now correct me if im wrong but looking at the picture on hb's site it looks like the moore speed chassis already has the holes drilled to do the f/r mod?
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:55 PM   #18570
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You will still have to drill holes for the suspension block modification. There are some weird holes in the rear of the car that LOOK like they are for that mod, but they are not. I'm not really sure what those are there for.

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