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Old 12-20-2008, 08:11 AM   #14821
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I use the kit servo horn as this was what the car was deisgned with
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:49 AM   #14822
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Hey guys, I have a Cyclone TC on the way and I have downloaded some setup sheets from HB's website. I will most likely start with Andy Moore's 2008 IIC rubber tire setup as we are in the middle of the indoor carpet season here. That should give me a good baseline hopefully. I noticed on this setup that Andy used Tamiya White springs in the front, and Tamiya Blue in the rear. I wonder why he did not use HB or HPI springs? Does HB/HPI not make a comparable spring to these?
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:52 PM   #14823
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That is a very good starting point setup.

Tamiya white springs are little bit stiffer than the HPI gold ones included in the kit. The HPI silver ones are just about the same as Tamiya blue. I guess he wanted to go 'all tamiya' as the springs from different manufacturer are claimed to be felt different on the track. The kit springs are OK for most of the tracks so no need to worry.

Note that the IIC setup has 3 hole pistons and the kit comes with 2 hole pistons. Also get the 0 degree or 1 degree front pivot mount.

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Hey guys, I have a Cyclone TC on the way and I have downloaded some setup sheets from HB's website. I will most likely start with Andy Moore's 2008 IIC rubber tire setup as we are in the middle of the indoor carpet season here. That should give me a good baseline hopefully. I noticed on this setup that Andy used Tamiya White springs in the front, and Tamiya Blue in the rear. I wonder why he did not use HB or HPI springs? Does HB/HPI not make a comparable spring to these?
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:09 AM   #14824
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I find pink front and silver rear to give a good balance
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:20 AM   #14825
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does anybody know how thick the topdeck is on the wce spec kit?
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:30 AM   #14826
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Well I ran my cyclone last night for the first time and had fun with it, the car handeled well for me most of the night I did try and change a few things through out the night but never came up with anything better than what I started with. I just need to spend time driving the original setup I got it with. It was previously owned by a local pro class driver and he turns 35-36 laps consistantly on our track(rubber points champ) The car had alot of front bight and stuck in the corner pretty good. I tried some sorex's for the first time and really liked them,then went back to the jaco blues for the changes I was about to make. I changed the camber and ride height and it did even better so I changed the rear block to a 2.5 and the rear was so loose it would almost want to endo in the corner so I pulled and learned to never do that again, seeing I was running 1.0 in the front anyways advice is always considered so tell me what you think I have been thinking of going to the andy moore setup and trying it out. Would that be wise If I know this is a good setup minus the weight I am missing. Maybe thats all I am missing is the extra weight.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:39 AM   #14827
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what is the diff between running the center one way pulley along with the 16t pulley it comes with and running two 16 pulleys in the center
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:49 AM   #14828
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what is the diff between running the center one way pulley along with the 16t pulley it comes with and running two 16 pulleys in the center
I'm not sure I follow your question
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:16 AM   #14829
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I'm not sure I follow your question
I think he wants to know the benefits to running a center one-way...

Center one-ways are used for off-power situations only...allows the car to break without breaking the front wheels loose. Used as a tuning option, but not many people run them.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:38 AM   #14830
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I usually just use the one the servo comes with, someone has to know this?
Actually most servos just come with an X-arm, not an arm with specific length, thickness, etc. The kit one should be fine though.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:15 PM   #14831
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what is the diff between running the center one way pulley along with the 16t pulley it comes with and running two 16 pulleys in the center
Center one ways tend to give a little bit more steering for the most part, but it is a different kind of steering. I think they actually make the steering feel less "direct" because it actually prevents the drag of the drivetrain, and the natural dragbrake of the motor to transfer weight to the front when letting off the thottle. Instead, It tends to just make the back end float around a bit.

It can be good on really wide open tracks that have a lot of grip. I usually only ran them with a front one way as well. Otherwise it just kills the nice crisp feel entering the corner.

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Old 12-22-2008, 02:16 PM   #14832
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does anybody know how thick the topdeck is on the wce spec kit?
Pretty sure it's 2.0mm

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Old 12-22-2008, 02:45 PM   #14833
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Thank you you explained it
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:43 PM   #14834
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how hard is it to balance the TC using an carbon 3800 orion lipo? Is there an easy way to weight the car without it looking sloppy??
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:19 PM   #14835
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how hard is it to balance the TC using an carbon 3800 orion lipo? Is there an easy way to weight the car without it looking sloppy??
Actually pretty easy! Put some weight on the top (towards the outside) and some on the out side of the pack and you should be all set. How much will depend on your electronics and where you put the weight.
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