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Old 10-09-2003, 08:34 PM   #4306
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Mark, nice !

Hope to one day be able to do the same and join this thread. Not likely at the moment.

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Old 10-09-2003, 09:36 PM   #4307
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Downforce: Thanks.

Why did you switch from the one way?

What front diff did you use and does it fit without any modifications?
One way-
I race stock and it scrubbs speed in the corners. I just put a rear diff in the front.
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Just do the bottom deck, no need to do the top deck & shock towers. If you use a Q-Tip (cotton bud) dipped in superglue you can do it without getting the stuff all over your nice new chassis.

For the battery slots get a good small file, diamond if U can and just take off the sharp edges of the carbon so it doesn't cut into the cells. Another way of doing this is to wrap some emery paper round an old cell and 'roll it' in the slot.
Cheers matey!

Unfortunately got some glue on the chassis already I'll get some Q-Tips!

Good idea about the emery paper!! I'll do that.

Do you bother to do the battery cell cuts outs with super-glue?

Cheers, Mark.
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Old 10-09-2003, 10:13 PM   #4309
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Mark, nice !

Hope to one day be able to do the same and join this thread. Not likely at the moment.

Enjoy !
Indeed!!

Just give your wife a big hint for christmas

Cheers, Mark.
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Old 10-09-2003, 10:56 PM   #4310
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Do you bother to do the battery cell cuts outs with super-glue?
Absolutely!!! That's one of the ways you insulate the chassis from the batteries, also the glue will smooth the carbon a little more where it doesn't rub a hole in the battery shrink wrap near so easily. If you really wanna get trick, file the slots and glue them along with the edges of the chassis, then take some 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper and wet sand the edges. Then glue them again using thin CA. A coupel times and it will look smooth and shiny- very pimp!! One last thing, you can seal every carbon fiber edge on the car if you want. I did the top plate and the shock towers so they would all look consistent. I also sanded and smoothed the edges of everything. IT fairly time consuming, but if you're sitting around at work not busy, it's great to pass the time.

To fix the spot where you spilled CA on the flat part of the chassis, just go to the hobby shop and get some CA debonder. It should be with the CA glue in a similar bottle. It works a little slow so just keep rewetting your towel with the debonder and rubbing it into the glue. EVentually it will come right off!!
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Old 10-09-2003, 11:39 PM   #4311
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Default Carpet setups for the Evo3 SE

Hi guys

Some of you asked for some carpet setups for the evo3. Well take a look at SWEBS RC . There are currently 2 setups for carpet, and more to come.

Hope they'll help you out.
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Absolutely!!! That's one of the ways you insulate the chassis from the batteries, also the glue will smooth the carbon a little more where it doesn't rub a hole in the battery shrink wrap near so easily. If you really wanna get trick, file the slots and glue them along with the edges of the chassis, then take some 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper and wet sand the edges. Then glue them again using thin CA. A coupel times and it will look smooth and shiny- very pimp!! One last thing, you can seal every carbon fiber edge on the car if you want. I did the top plate and the shock towers so they would all look consistent. I also sanded and smoothed the edges of everything. IT fairly time consuming, but if you're sitting around at work not busy, it's great to pass the time.

To fix the spot where you spilled CA on the flat part of the chassis, just go to the hobby shop and get some CA debonder. It should be with the CA glue in a similar bottle. It works a little slow so just keep rewetting your towel with the debonder and rubbing it into the glue. EVentually it will come right off!!
Thanks for the tips! But I don't think my boss would be too happy if I didn't fix the customer problems because I want to sand the edges of my chassis
I forgot about CA debonder! I'll get some tonight
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:37 AM   #4313
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Rod do you think you can send or post a setup for socal for the evo3? I just got one and wanted to see where to start.

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Drew, here's the socal setup:
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Old 10-10-2003, 10:06 AM   #4314
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thanks I know I wil be flying sat

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Default Surikarn build.

I've now finished putting super-glue on the edges of the carbon decks and other parts - great idea with the Q-Tips!!!

Now the fun of building the car has started.

Cheers, Mark.
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thanks I know I wil be flying sat
Please keep in mind that the ride height is measured with Tamiya Setup Wheels. Actual ride hieght with tires and wheels would be something like 4.5mm.
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Default Suspension arm question

I've got the front and rear suspension arms on the lower deck now, but notice that they don't move so freely! Is this ok, or should I be sanding down the ends (where the rod goes through) to make them move easier.

If I lift one of the arms an leave go, it remains where I put it. I thought the would fall back down under their own weight?

I've double check the instructions and the parts I've used and they are correct and in the right order.

Cheers, Mark.
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You've got a binding suspension. Loosen the screws that hold in the suspension blocks and retighten accordingly. Ideally you want no front to back movement and still keep it free. It takes a couple tries but is easy to do. Also, this is something you want to check after a hard crash
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I've now finished putting super-glue on the edges of the carbon decks and other parts - great idea with the Q-Tips!!!

Now the fun of building the car has started.

Cheers, Mark.
Glad you got the tip (excuse pun) before you tried to do it out of the bottle. I messed up my first chassis like that years ago!
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You've got a binding suspension. Loosen the screws that hold in the suspension blocks and retighten accordingly. Ideally you want no front to back movement and still keep it free. It takes a couple tries but is easy to do. Also, this is something you want to check after a hard crash
Thanks, I'll give that a go :-)
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