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Old 05-09-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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well i didn't race actually. But it was my first day on the track with my mugen 6. Like everybody said, there would be people there to help me. And i'll be damned if a guy that worked for O.S. was there. He saw me trying to tune my engine down, he came over and we talked a little and he reaches for his screw driver and go's for the mid range needle!!! I go to grab his hand and tell him NO! But the other guy that was with him (must have been sponsored by team xray). Told me no it's ok, he works for o.s. so he did a eigth of a turn on the midrange and one more WHOLE turn on the main needle and it was running like a mad ANIMAL!!!! Had alot of fun. The other guy i was just talking about had both xray 808's last years and this years. Both with the new novarossi engines and a TON of brand new parts.now In my mugen 6 i have a xray air filter/with neck and everything (it's much better then mugens i might add) Everytime i had a problem or couldn't find the right screw in my box he had one there waiting for me. He gave me free gaskets for my manifold and pipe and springs. Really good people. fixed my brakes and showed me how to brake and throtle into jumps. Lot of fun. The mugen six is almost identical to the xray but i like the xray radio box alot better. And let me tell you that mugen 6 is one tough SOB. I landed on my front and back end ALOT (before i got the hang of it) and did not miss a beat. And thease were high ass jumps. I even flew over a fence!!! The only thing is keeping up with all the screws that come lose. Wing kept comming off, and the engine mount screws kept comming out even with lock washers. At one point my clutch bell became completly out of mesh with the spur. And my motor was racing under no load. But i just fliped it over and jamed my foot into the flywheel. Did some damage to my clutch bell though. it's still good but will need a new one soon thinking 14 tooth. thats all!!!
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Really glad to hear that. Feels good doesn't it?
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definitley. Lots of hard work/time/money went into this. And i am very happy with it. Now i need another one!!!! j/k


also does it always take a lap or 2 to get the car to quit sputtering??? Is this normal??? I think its because the carb has loaded up with fuel. After a lap of two i can go full throtle on the straight away and it be smooth from bottom to top.
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Are you pre heating or starting cold?
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Yes always takes a lap or 2.Thats why they have a warmup for a min or 2 before every race.Under stand your eng head is not the only heat sink for your eng,your chassis is also part of your eng heat sink equasion.I try not to final tune the eng till the chassis is warm also.
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Are you using thread lock?
I swear, some locktight and some good tools are the key to RC cars in general... You cant learn to drive if you cant get track time.
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+2or3 on locktite in all the screws going onto metal and fingernail polish for the screws that goes into plastic, I do this and don't loose any screws!

Glad you had fun, now get some track time and go race!
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Glad to hear that you are seeking the professional help that you need. Only so much can be done over the internet. Get to the tracks and find the real knowlege.
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Glad to hear that you are seeking the professional help that you need. Only so much can be done over the internet. Get to the tracks and find the real knowlege.
Hell don't we all need "professional help" for this lil addiction?..LoL
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the main screws i am having problems getting lose are the one the go in the upper arm plate and into the servo saver shafts. I put thread lock on them before but it just makes my steering bind. So now i don't and i just stop every now and then and retighten. Any ideas???
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oh i was also getting my butt kicked by a 14 years old I am 33
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Dreax,

You are 33?
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You are 33?
yea. Is that a little strange???? Am i supposed to be younger??? It does feel kind of strange. My GF always refers to it as a "TOY"
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If you would like your engine to be ready to rip right away use this

http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...ne-warmer.html

It will have your engine at 200+ Even the chassis gets very warm to the touch.
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