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Old 12-07-2014, 02:22 PM   #3451
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Yes, there is.

Goes into the motor mount somewhere.
If I need to add weights, I always use them under the belt as a stop for the battery.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:14 PM   #3452
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Wow, seriously ? How did I miss that in the manual . Im using a R1 motor mount, gonna take a look when I get home. Thanks alot !

Boy do i feel stupid, right on the motor mount ! Doh ! Thanks crispy !
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:33 PM   #3453
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just picked up a Novak Boss 25.5 for VTA class....how should I gear the R1?

88/53 for 3.15 ?
On a big (170 foot straight) outdoor track in cool weather, 88/53 was a little hot at max timing, so I am running 88/51 now.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:18 PM   #3454
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I have to say I am impressed with the durability of these cars. I am getting back into racing after 20 years away, and I make a lot of mistakes, hitting barriers and other cars. The only thing I have broken in 5 races and about 5 practice days is a P8 DCJ axle, when I whacked a barrier in a sweeper at the end of a 170 foot straight. I have also had to replace the outer hub bearings on all 4 corners, but I think that had to do with how I shimmed the axles.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:32 PM   #3455
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you have to be VERY careful with that for sure. i use a couple shims next to the joint cup before it goes into the first bearing, then the stock black spacer and a few 0.1 or 0.2 shims between just to pack the races together. saves me adding shims to the hex side and pushing the wheels out ect.
but the bearings are kind of weak and easy to break anyway, you can only do so much and most of it is for slop reduction sake. so when you buy new bearings, get some nice xray ones or even just avids.

plus 1 for overall durability though. my r1 has been holding up quite well to modified training for wcics5. ive had a few out of the park, in the shelf, in the crapper moments i almost certainly would have expected to break things heh. the trick is a REALLY hard front bumper.. i almost put a wgt bumper on the thing lol.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:00 AM   #3456
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I had too much shim between the pin and the outer bearing, and I think it was putting some thrust preload in there when I tightened the wheel nuts all the way.
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:45 PM   #3457
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Built an aluminum chassis for my R1 today. I'll be using it in VTA in a few weeks once I get it all together.
After running my R1 for 7 months, and running the iD stiff chassis for the last two months, I was still wary of how flexible the car was. I ended up buying aVBC D06 dynamics with aluminum chassis and was immediately amazed at how consistent the car felt. It was much much stiffer than the R1.
Hopefully this aluminum chassis does the same for my R1.
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Nice.
It's interesting to read all the RC conventional wisdom that a more flexible chassis gives more grip. In full size car dynamics, you want the chassis as stiff as possible, and if a softer chassis gives better performance, it probably means there is something desperately wrong with the suspension.
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How do I get one of those off you for wcics5? Or even just the dxf =O
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:46 PM   #3460
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How do I get one of those off you for wcics5? Or even just the dxf =O
No dxf here. I milled it by hand on a manual mill. Used my r1 chassis as a template for a transfer punch. I widened the front track width by 5mm for cta.
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hmmmmm. if there is any interest for this kind of thing, i might have to do something about that then. I had been meaning to do chassis plates for the old car the e4 but never really happened as the following for it was basically... me.. at times i felt its the same with the R1 lol as everyone seems happy with s1/2's
you coming out west?

ps, if you widened the track, does that mean your using split blocks all the way around?
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hmmmmm. if there is any interest for this kind of thing, i might have to do something about that then. I had been meaning to do chassis plates for the old car the e4 but never really happened as the following for it was basically... me.. at times i felt its the same with the R1 lol as everyone seems happy with s1/2's
you coming out west?

ps, if you widened the track, does that mean your using split blocks all the way around?
I have the time booked off for the Victoria WCICS event but I don't think I have the money to fly/drive out.

I plan on cutting the front block in half and drilling/tapping two more holes in it. Granted, I could just machine a new wider front block. I did not widen the rear track. I have 6mm hexes and 1mm spacers to use back there.
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I think the rear is slightly wider.. check that before you cut one up. it looks like you drilled the chassis for split blocks though so see if the holes line up and just mess with inserts.

I have a pretty comfy couch if it helps. will save you a minimum of $150 if you can get yourself out here.
I haven't been to other wcics races but just by shear entries alone, ours is definitely the one to try and get to.
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I cut the front block in half, drilled and tapped a second hole in each half. The front track width is now 196mm using 5.5mm hexes and with the suspension mount inserts set to their second widest setting. I'll run 1mm wheel spacers to get to 198mm. Should help prevent traction rolling. Haha.

Thanks for the offer of letting me crash at your place. I have a brother and suster who live in Victoria, so I'd likely stay with one of them, but will have to see how much flights cost.
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Everything fits....woohoo. just have to swap in the 21.5t motor, put it on the setup station, and wait for the new body and vta tires/wheels to arrive. I'm going to try a McAllister Camaro.
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