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Old 05-08-2012, 05:06 AM   #31
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #32
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So, would you guys like to see a new clutch included? 3 or 4 shoe? or maybe just something radical?
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #33
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So, would you guys like to see a new clutch included? 3 or 4 shoe? or maybe just something radical?
Nope. Plain old school regular 3 shoe Mugen/Xray clutch. (and I'd assume the same as many others, maybe the same as the one you allready use?)

Easy to find all kinds of aftermarket parts and tuning. No need to reinvent the wheel with clutches.
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Nope. Plain old school regular 3 shoe Mugen/Xray clutch. (and I'd assume the same as many others, maybe the same as the one you allready use?)

Easy to find all kinds of aftermarket parts and tuning. No need to reinvent the wheel with clutches.
maybe you're right. I would like to develop a slanted engine mount. Do you guys prefer standup or laydown servos? Please realize, I am not the tester for Caster so I dont know the benefits of each version
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #35
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For servos's,

I'd say maybe the option of either on the same chassis would give people the option of running either or a mix of both.
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maybe you're right. I would like to develop a slanted engine mount. Do you guys prefer standup or laydown servos? Please realize, I am not the tester for Caster so I dont know the benefits of each version
A slanted engine will have a lower head, but a higher block, and the block is heavier. And one of the mounts has to be taller. CG is no better and the car gets heavier. Everyone ditched the slant head for a reason.

I prefer stand up servos in the "Losi 8" position. As long as the servos can be mounted high enough that the chassis won't slap them, that kills them fast.

A car or truggy purpose built for a .54 Saito 4 stroke would be nice.
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I say maybe a standard quick change mount so we dont have to readjust gear mesh everytime,forward battery box,maybe longer front tower and front shocks for more travel,fuel clunk,and maybe the top mounting servos as mentioned (but as long as they dont hit the chassis) and laydown options for some people who prefer it.and captured cvd's front and rear,and maybe clamping rings for the center like the rc8 and that should be about it,Oh and maybe some cf for the front top plate,center plate and radio tray to save some weight.We already have the lightened outdrives standard which are holding up awesome by the way
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Oh and maybe a one-peice radio tray for ease of maitenance?Oh and longer pillow balls for the bottom standard so we dont have to buy them seperate.
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Was able to drive the car today, it handles good, just not as spectacular as the e version. It does everything well, it can just feel a little tippy at times. Might just need to tune it.
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And one important thing,maybe get rid of the g-clips and used the threaded bottom at the bottom so we dont have to deal with g-clips,And maybe 5x11x4 clutch bearings instead of 5x10x4 too make the bearings last a lil longer
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And one important thing,maybe get rid of the g-clips and used the threaded bottom at the bottom so we dont have to deal with g-clips,And maybe 5x11x4 clutch bearings instead of 5x10x4 too make the bearings last a lil longer
We do have the shock caps on the list, that next one is a good idea though
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Its very good because my hotbodies clutch bearings last about 2-3 more races than my old car with the 5x10x4 bearings.
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Anything else? I think we should try using turnbuckles on the linkages.
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Was able to drive the car today, it handles good, just not as spectacular as the e version. It does everything well, it can just feel a little tippy at times. Might just need to tune it.
Mine feels very planted but I still have to make some minor adjustments. Keep working on your setup until you get it where you want it. It will get there.
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What setup do you run? It might just be that i am not used to nitro.
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