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Old 12-21-2013, 10:10 AM   #316
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Futaba 9650 fits fine in mine and the shaft is centered
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I nave some servos..but any fit without offset ...JR servo no found in Italy.
i think futaba 9650 is ok...what lo fit?
KO Propo PDS-951 servo fits great!
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:41 PM   #318
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They need to make black sweatshirts with the pink logo like the tshirts..
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:46 AM   #319
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Thks at all !...sanwa? :=)
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:11 PM   #320
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I have a JR Z3650 servo and it doesn't line up with the mounting holes. I'm I doing something wrong or do I need to try another servo? Thanks!
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:45 PM   #321
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I have a JR Z3650 servo and it doesn't line up with the mounting holes. I'm I doing something wrong or do I need to try another servo? Thanks!
I dunno man, I tried 2 different servos and neither of them were perfectly centered.. I ended up shoo gooing it in place
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:07 AM   #322
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I have JR Z3550 which I believe the dimensions are the same with Z3650. I mount it using the holes on the LHS of the chassis and it centers perfectly.
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But to my knowledge it works out better on the right side for weight distribution, mine lined up on the left also buy then I would have to run the battery on the right side, but with how far the motor is over I wasn't sure it would yield the correct balance
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:56 AM   #324
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Thanks Blue Sky. Flipping the servo over and using the LHS holes works perfectly and this is also what the manual recommends for JR servos. I need to pay more attention to the manual / drawings.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:46 PM   #325
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How you guys liking the car so far?
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Pretty quiet in here, any new news?
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:33 PM   #327
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I have not been able to run mine yet. However, I did throw in a new esc and motor.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:03 AM   #328
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I just got mine out on the track the other day. So far the car has been good even though I'm working out some gremlins which can be blamed by my inexperience with 1/12 racing and lack of prepping the car properly before hitting the track. I'm sure the car will be much improved my on my next outing.

For those of you running the JR Z3650 or Z3550:

While there are holes to line up the servo perfectly, it does not really help balance out the car left to right. It will make the car a little heavy on the battery side, and you'll have to add weight to the right hand side of the car. Not the end of the world, but your car will be a little heavier.

I decided to shoe goo my servo in place on the right hand side of the chassis for better weight distribution. Ackerman can be adjusted though the ball studs on the servo saver if need be.

Or you could run a super awesome servo like the ones from KO that have enough power to muscle a touring car around and they mount on the right hand side as well!

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Old 01-02-2014, 03:32 PM   #329
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This past weekend I had the opportunity to spend some quality time practicing at 5280 Raceway with my VBC Lightning 12.

- The stock setup has a lot of shims underneath the upper shock ball stud, something like 5 or 6 mm. I found that with the shock angled this much, the car was far too aggressive for my liking. Also, running a lot of shock angle will make you lose rear traction towards the end of the run, which is especially noticeable in a mod car at 6 minutes. I dropped this down to only 2 mm of shims.

- Since I was removing so much shock angle, I then added pod droop to give the car more weight transfer and turn-in.

- The VBC center springs seem good for stock and 13.5, but might be too stiff for mod unless you run the very softest one.

- For mod you will want to run the side springs on the links rather than inboard, which means you will need to use 2.5 mm shims to raise the crossbrace and give you clearance for the side springs.

- If you want to fine tune how much steering the car has, remove the front brace to give the car a bit more steering.

- Running AE .020 front springs (instead of the .018s I have on my setup sheet) will give the car more steering, but can also make it feel edgy. I like running .018s because it makes the car much easier to drive (I ran them at IIC in both 13.5 and mod.) You might have to add side spring preload when running .018s, as the softer front spring with the black side springs can make the car so soft that the inside front will start to lift. Side spring preload will settle this.

I wouldn’t consider this setup to be ‘final’ but rather a snapshot of what I am currently trying. The car feels decent with this setup, but I know there are more details I want to experiment with! I can definitely tell that the car has a lot of potential, now I am just figuring out the details!

Here is a setup sheet: http://chrishillier.com/wp/wp-conten...ec_29_2013.pdf
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:15 AM   #330
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Thanks for the setup sheet. Setups are hard to come by for this car!
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