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Old 04-07-2014, 12:16 AM   #1651
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Here's my new Arrowmax aluminum chassis. Just arrived today.

Weighs in about 50g more than the stock chassis pictured and roughly twice as stiff.

I will weigh the stock non cut-out chassis plate when I remove it from the car.
I just put my first TCXX together and plan to run it in USGT and found I need to add ~60 grams to make the 1450 gram weight limit. This chassis would be a great start since I was having problems figuring out where to put all that weight and not messing up the almost perfect balance of the car. Where did you get the chassis?
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how many spacers are you using with the TCX arms?? 6mm?
I used 4mm to get the steering turnbuckles to sit straight. I tried 5mm, but they sat too far out. I was suprised as the TCXX chassis steering mounting holes sit 2mm further back
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:23 PM   #1654
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First day out with the aluminum chassis was great! Car was fast and I was able to drive it hard into the corners. Very predictable, and consistent.

Only real changes I made from my carbon setup was leaning the shocks in 1 hole, but I also ran at a different track than normal.

Also, I run a floating servo mount, so I cut the extra mounting tab off. It was dragging in the high speed sweeper and causing the car to be unstable. After that, it was perfect.
Do you run on-road or carpet?
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:11 PM   #1655
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I just put my first TCXX together and plan to run it in USGT and found I need to add ~60 grams to make the 1450 gram weight limit. This chassis would be a great start since I was having problems figuring out where to put all that weight and not messing up the almost perfect balance of the car. Where did you get the chassis?
Ordered mine from ArrowMax
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First day out with the aluminum chassis was great! Car was fast and I was able to drive it hard into the corners. Very predictable, and consistent.

Only real changes I made from my carbon setup was leaning the shocks in 1 hole, but I also ran at a different track than normal.

Also, I run a floating servo mount, so I cut the extra mounting tab off. It was dragging in the high speed sweeper and causing the car to be unstable. After that, it was perfect.
I did several tests on asphalt, it works very well on this surface.
same impressions, very predictable and consistent handling.

I have not had the need to change position to the dampers, use the same position as the one with the carbon chassis


But we have the weight limit to 1350gr, it's a bit hard to be light with this chassis ...
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Has anyone tried the Arrowmax chassis on asphalt?
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:34 PM   #1659
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Has anyone tried the Arrowmax chassis on asphalt?
AGNO just posted his results ^
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AGNO just posted his results ^
Thanks! I can't believe I missed that!
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Ordered mine from ArrowMax
Thanks. Certainly glad I decided to go with the TCXX as there is still a very high parts commonality count with my other Cyclone TC cars, so I have many spare parts. One question: is the servo saver that comes with the TCXX being used or have people found a better mouse trap? With the TC cars I had those cranked down so tight there probably wasn't any servo saving function left and never seemed to break any, but the front bulkheads limited the shock that could get to the servo; not so with the TCXX.
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Thanks. Certainly glad I decided to go with the TCXX as there is still a very high parts commonality count with my other Cyclone TC cars, so I have many spare parts. One question: is the servo saver that comes with the TCXX being used or have people found a better mouse trap? With the TC cars I had those cranked down so tight there probably wasn't any servo saving function left and never seemed to break any, but the front bulkheads limited the shock that could get to the servo; not so with the TCXX.
The servo saver TCXX is great, the best on the market, precise, strong and durable, is composed of graphite.

The only alternative is to remove the servo saver and use a direct linkage, but the servo are not happy ...
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I used 4mm to get the steering turnbuckles to sit straight. I tried 5mm, but they sat too far out. I was suprised as the TCXX chassis steering mounting holes sit 2mm further back
yeah, the TCX posts are 2mm back then the tcxx - that's why the tcxx has +2mm on the steering arms. I was told that i'd need to add 6mm worth of spacers to get the TCX arms in the same position as the tcxx - I did it on mine, and it lines everything up real nice
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I use the stock servo saver.
I did try running without one at first, but since it use the aftermarket floating servo mount, it would twist the servo slightly causing a pull.
After going back to running a servo saver everything is rock solid.
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I use a Tamiya servo saver with a 3Racing aluminum arm works like a charm
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