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Old 02-01-2005, 08:48 PM   #2086
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Casper - Now we just need a quick change battery box...haha.

Tyler - Some of the most fun I remember having with an R/C car!

nutfluff - It's worth a shot..but I don't think they'll really replace much. Casper hit the nail on the head.

Universals bind less than CVD's and provide more sidebite, but don't square up as well as CVD's. Dogbones are more consistent because they don't lock up the rear end under acceleration.
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:46 PM   #2087
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oh ok thanks for that clarification casper.

Aaron have you found a base set up that you use from thrack to track with your AD2 or do you vary depending on track conditions?

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Old 02-03-2005, 01:20 AM   #2088
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It's almost the same as the old truck..can be found here http://adub.rcpics.net/ad2
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Old 02-03-2005, 07:57 AM   #2089
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AW

Whats happening dude??

Have you been using the Spectrum yet,


My question, is I have herd the rx batteries get drained at four times the normal rate, if that is the case, and I only get 40 minutes a charge for a rx pack, that would leave me at 10 minutes a charge using the spectrum.??????

Can you shed some light on this???

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Old 02-03-2005, 08:22 AM   #2090
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This is straight from the spektrum web site.

"What is the battery consumption, both on the transmitter and receiver side, for this system compared to PPM or PCM systems?

The DSM receiver current draw is slightly higher, at 40ma vs. an average of 10ma for FM receivers. The difference is negligible for most applications. On the transmitter side, the DSM module current draw is around 120ma vs. 280ma for an FM module. This provides vastly extended transmitter battery life for most applications. "

You have to understand the servos have a much higher drain on the reciver pack then the reciever does. Your reciever pack should be at least 1000mah. That means after an hour you should still have 960mah left in your reciver pack if you do not have servos attached and a fully charged reciever pack. I would not worry about this too much.

Also as you can see from the response here that you transmitter batteries should last a little longer with this system.

The DSM is in stock at Ultimate hobbies right now for the M8.

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Old 02-03-2005, 11:40 AM   #2091
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Aaron:
I saw one of your posts that you prefer the XXX4 vs. the XX4. If you ask 10 people, it seems in my area that people are split between the 2 cars. I like my XXX4, but have a XX4 that I think I might try. What are the pros and cons of each and why did you sway towards the XXX4? Have you tried the X-5 conversion? Thanks. I am wondering if I should spend the time to work on my XX4.
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The X-5 is like a XXX-4.5.....not quite the real thing.
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Old 02-03-2005, 06:34 PM   #2093
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? Not sure what you mean.
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D Mac - I don't have any hard numbers for you, but the Spektrum system we ran for the Endurance race was dialed. We easily got more than an hour on a receiver pack, and the transmitter batteries lasted FOREVER.

edseb - The tracks we run electric on are all smooth and fast..and there's where the XXX-4 rules.
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So Aaron - Do you have the knowledge of tire choices for all the local tracks for Jimmy's offroad series????

For #1 SoCal I know it's Pink X's or Fuzzies/Holeshots with grey foam.

How about the other tracks like Titus, The Dirt, Pegasus, Showtime, HotRod's, Freedom Park and Revelation?

This would maybe be a helpful chart for one of Jimmy's threads...

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Titus (pink tapers pink x-2000 R3 or M3 holeshots or fuzzies),
The Dirt (red ifmar pins, studs or step pins) ,
Pegasus (red ifmar pin, studs or steppins) ,
Showtime (M3 holeshots, Red T-2000 or Red Kingpins),
HotRod's (Red t-2000, kingpins possibly tapers),
Freedom Park (red Ifmar pins) and
Revelation (Ifmar pins, studs or step pins)

That is what I take and have used with success at those tracks for rear tires. Rev, Dirt, Pegasus red directionals.
Freedom park, HRH Titus use 8 rows.
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I ran Silver Tapers at Hot Rod and Titus. I think I used Directionals at Freedom Park but that was before the dirt change. I usually don't run 8-rows if I can avoid it.

Other than that, Casper is dialed. Just show up and punch it!
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I read that you changed the front pivot block on your BK2 and MF2. Trinity offers a front pivot mount and a front bulkhead. Which one would be the correct part?
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I read that you changed the front pivot block on your BK2 and MF2. Trinity offers a front pivot mount and a front bulkhead. Which one would be the correct part?
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Thanks

Casper, Aron for the info.

Hey AW how about a recap of your endurance race, or is their somewhere to read about it??? just courius, no big deal if you dont feel like

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