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Old 06-08-2015, 10:00 AM   #31
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They are a little softer than purples but still pretty hard. Good grip though.
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Hi,

Finally getting around to building my Lightning 10 with the aluminum chassis.

How is everyone placing the battery? Length wise? or across the chassis towards the back of the chassis?

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Old 09-30-2015, 04:40 PM   #33
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Help Me Dave Ehrlich..I need your set up ..I really like the way your WGT drove at the Monroe Fair Ground ...
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Just picked up one of these for GT10. We'll see how it goes once I figure out electronics.
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I'm selling a brand new factory sealed Lightning 10.
New VBC Lightning 10 and Lightning 12 V2 (Xray X10 X12, CRC XTI, WGT, 1/12 Pan Car
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Hi everyone,

has someone already tried the inline set-up for the front knuckles?

Because the inline axles don't look very different from the original ones, so I was wondering if it is "real" inline axle like these ones are: http://shop.rochercusa.com/index.php...product_id=181
By real, I mean bigger ball bearings because the inline axle have a bigger diameter than the normal one.

And also, can someone tell me if the kingpins for this car are well 1/8"?

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What are the spring ratings for Black, Gold and Silver front and side springs? I've got full sets of AE springs I can use for both, but have no comparison to use as a benchmark.
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John I don't know what the rate is but they seemed similar to Tamiya f1 springs.

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John I don't know what the rate is but they seemed similar to Tamiya f1 springs.
I have a bunch of those too. I could just try some of each and compare. Just looking for something to do this afternoon to get ready for Sunday.
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Sorry to change the topic but I'm not only new to pan cars but new to forum discussions. I have a few questions regarding the assembly of my new VBC Lightning LM chassis:
1) In only one step of the assembly instructions does it indicate the use of thread lock; from my crawling and short course experience, I always used thread lock when securing aluminum components. Should I use thread lock to secure aluminum components on my carbon fiber chassis?
2) I've been reading about gearing for pan cars and have noted the recommendation for using 48 pitch gears; what should I consider when running 48 pitch gearing?
3) I'm running a 17.5 turn BL sensored motor; what gear ratios should I start with?
Appreciate your feedback.
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Sorry to change the topic but I'm not only new to pan cars but new to forum discussions. I have a few questions regarding the assembly of my new VBC Lightning LM chassis:
1) In only one step of the assembly instructions does it indicate the use of thread lock; from my crawling and short course experience, I always used thread lock when securing aluminum components. Should I use thread lock to secure aluminum components on my carbon fiber chassis?
2) I've been reading about gearing for pan cars and have noted the recommendation for using 48 pitch gears; what should I consider when running 48 pitch gearing?
3) I'm running a 17.5 turn BL sensored motor; what gear ratios should I start with?
Appreciate your feedback.
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Sorry to change the topic but I'm not only new to pan cars but new to forum discussions. I have a few questions regarding the assembly of my new VBC Lightning LM chassis:
1) In only one step of the assembly instructions does it indicate the use of thread lock; from my crawling and short course experience, I always used thread lock when securing aluminum components. Should I use thread lock to secure aluminum components on my carbon fiber chassis?
2) I've been reading about gearing for pan cars and have noted the recommendation for using 48 pitch gears; what should I consider when running 48 pitch gearing?
3) I'm running a 17.5 turn BL sensored motor; what gear ratios should I start with?
Appreciate your feedback.
1.) Yes. Like on your crawlers, anytime you are putting a screw into a "metal" piece you can use "blue" thread lock. It's a good idea anyway. I have even been known to put a little shoe-goo in my body mount hole before I put the screw in.

2.) You can run which ever you like. Indoors I run 64p and outdoors it's either/or. You are more prone to get a poo-pooed gear from a little pebble with 64p, but it can happen with 48p as well. Just have a spare spur or two - especially if you are running outside, say on a parking lot (not a dedicated "clean" R/C track).

3.)And gearing really depends on the track you're running it at. Easiest is to just ask someone there what spur/pinion they are running and then go from there on how your motor is performing.

Good luck and hope it helped.
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:03 PM   #45
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Finally able to start on my Lightning 10, had been looking forward to building this. So far, very impressed with the quality of the VBC components. My back is messed up so I'm gonna have to build this over a couple of days, as sitting is painful on the back. . .

Anyway, here are some pics of the build progress.



The Lightning FX F1 car kit waiting in the wings







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