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Old 12-18-2015, 02:54 PM   #1486
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I run the Ewippler carbon main shaft. It is noticeably lighter than the aluminum shaft. :
where (which shop) i can buy this carbon main shaft?

@ Professor: can you provide a tamiya number for "lightweight TA05 direct drive outdrives"

i already ordered the exo rear axles, but want to wait for the outdoor season to mount them... i've been told, that they might break easy...
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The carbon main shaft is made by ewippler on the forums. And her is the lightweight output shafts

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Aluminum chassis came in, looks awesome!
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Aluminum chassis came in, looks awesome!
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Aluminum chassis came in, looks awesome!
You're going to love it Rob! Could you post your setup once you get things sorted? Anxious to see how the aluminum chassis works on carpet. Lee loves it on asphalt!
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You're going to love it Rob! Could you post your setup once you get things sorted? Anxious to see how the aluminum chassis works on carpet. Lee loves it on asphalt!
Will do...the car was not bad last time on carpet with carbon, so it should be close.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:50 PM   #1492
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Just received my Black Edition Evo/Exo 6. Thanks again to everyone out there for helping find one for me. Looks like brand new and has a few hop ups I wasn't expecting.

I'm off work this week so I should have plenty of time to tinker around and get it ready to go.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:57 PM   #1493
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Car drove pretty well. 10.1 was hot lap and I matched it-that seemed good for today as it was cool at the track and maybe a little slower.

I had tried arm sweep in the front, but the car was edgy that way. Straight pins proved best.

Started with camber links in #2 hole on bulkheads. Went to #3 when the car seemed to want to climb the boards a little if you touched. #3 had more grip, but I'm not sure if I liked #2 better.

I did have 6*caster blocks at first, but car had too much exit steering. 4* was more balanced. This is a pretty big change, so some of the other parts of the setup may need to be revisited.

Started with a very short wheelbase, but I wanted to make the car a little more docile so I moved the rear arm back. Short WB plus the arm sweep made the car a bit of a handful. I think I can move the rear arm forward a bit without the arm sweep.

Overall, the aluminum chassis improved response quite a bit. I had to dial back some of the changes I had made with the carbon chassis (caster, WB, arm sweep). I would like to get more laps on the car on a practice day. It was good ,but it was the first race day and I know there is more in it.
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May every get an EVO 6 and or an Exotek conversion under the tree tonight!!

Merry Christmas
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May every get an EVO 6 and or an Exotek conversion under the tree tonight!!

Merry Christmas
Rumor has it santa's sleigh was spotted with a prototype Exotek frame over China. Suppose to increase grip and handling in slick conditions. Apparently he's an Exotek fan too!
Merry Christmas to all.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:39 PM   #1496
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Hi Guys,

Just a quick question here. I'm new to RC Car and I always hear a lot about turbo boost in ESC and/or motor. May someone please help me to understand what's turbo boost and is it built in the ESC or motor? I'm using HobbyWing JustStock combo which consists of a 40A ESC and 10.5T motor. I read through the manual and it doesn't state anything about turbo boost. Thank you in advance and Merry Christmas.
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Boost is dynamic timing applied by the ESC (as opposed to static timing on the end bell) and turbo is further timing on top of boost - the difference being turbo is applied with a delay related to either RPM, time or throttle position - or all of the above.

Your ESC is designed for "blinky" mode - zero additional timing from the ESC.
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Boost is dynamic timing applied by the ESC (as opposed to static timing on the end bell) and turbo is further timing on top of boost - the difference being turbo is applied with a delay related to either RPM, time or throttle position - or all of the above.

Your ESC is designed for "blinky" mode - zero additional timing from the ESC.

Thanks for the reply :-). So if I want to have turbo capability in the next ESC that I'm going to buy, what should I look out for in the ESC's specifications? Is SpeedPassion Reventon R combo's ESC (with 10.5T motor) has this capability? If so, do I need to enable it manually through the SpeedPassion software that I will need to download and install on my computer? Is it choosing something like Stock or Mod mode? Thank you.
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:51 PM   #1499
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Just got my lightweight front spool outdrives in and my carbon main shafts in from ewippler. I'll add up the total weight savings tomorrow, but for now I have weighed the outdrives and they come in 4 grams lighter than stock. I know it's not much but between those and the carbon main shaft I'm thinking 12/13g total savings. That's a considerable amount off the driveline.

I know going to ball diff will save more. Don't preach it. It will never happen. I waited to get the EVO 6 over other shaft drive options out there specifically because of the gear diff. I don't feel the weight savings exceeds the performance and maintenance advantage of the hear diff.

First race out will be 16/17 of January for Bush River Raceway's spring fling points series. Can't wait!!!
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For those who run the lightweight spool out drives, are there any issues with breaking the plastic drive shaft caps?
I'm thinking of switching over to get rid of the steel to steel backlash but not if the caps need constant replacing.
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