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Old 02-23-2016, 05:26 AM   #181
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Having heard from one of the other drivers in our club that the side links were a bit brittle I opted to put Associated ones on right from the start. I have had no problems and I kept my VBC ones as spares.
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:43 AM   #182
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Just to bring up the discussion about about using a thrust bearing in the diff a few pages back, I found a place that sells 5x11x4.5 thrust bearings for under 30 cents each and bought 10 of them. Installation is easy, you just replace it with the bearing inside the drive cup. The only thing I did was flip those cone washers backwards so instead of () from the manual, I installed them the other way round like this )( as recommended.

They work flawlessly with the diff and so far, and the diff action is really smooth. I will have to go run on the track a few times to see how much longer they last compared to a regular bearing, but Im having high hopes for them
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Old 02-24-2016, 04:10 PM   #183
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15 body apparently only fits with a low profile Lipo in transverse position. I would assume it fits with a normal shorty in inline position.
Is this a shorty battery and who makes it?
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Is this a shorty battery and who makes it?
It fits with a normal shorty lipo and a low profile shorty lipo
The rear of the body gets raised a couple mm with the reg shorty lipo

Both available here
https://gripworksrc.com/collections/formula-1
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Old 02-24-2016, 04:20 PM   #185
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http://www.smc-racing.net/index.php?...product_id=121
I wonder how this will work

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Old 02-24-2016, 06:03 PM   #186
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As Alex said, the regular shorty packs will work with the PF15, but it will sit a few mm higher than a low profile battery. If you look at his car in the previous page extensive trimming to the rear part of the body is needed to fit the body on the chassis and the hole for the body post had to be drilled at an awkard locationg, right where the body starts to curve down. Im sure with enough cutting the body will fit no problem
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:33 PM   #187
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My kit came in today!!!!
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:51 PM   #188
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Bill Jerich. You had that FX flying today. Fun to race with you in the main. See you at the next stops of the CTS.

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Old 02-29-2016, 08:05 PM   #189
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Anyone know how the active caster affect the car's handling?
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:59 PM   #190
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My kit came in today!!!!
I went onto the VBC web site and ordered all of the option parts for it. There was just a few things.
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Old 03-05-2016, 04:21 PM   #191
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Anyone have some setups they would share
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http://site.petitrc.com/reglages/vbcracing/setuplightningfx/LFX_AlexPate_OvergearedRacing201511/
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Ok, starting the build. First thing it says to sand the edges of the chassis and apply ca glue. Do I need to do this?
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Ok, starting the build. First thing it says to sand the edges of the chassis and apply ca glue. Do I need to do this?
You don't need to, but sanding the edges will be easier on the hand when you pick up the car. The edges wouldn't be too sharp.

The edges wouldn't delaminate easily if you seal the edge but front and back of the car is protected by the wing. Unless you crash spectacularly, which delamination is the least of your worries, you don't have to seal.

I would just sand the edges
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:14 PM   #195
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Sorry for all the questions but I'm new to on road.
What spur gears will fit, I want to get an assortment of them.
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