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Old 04-06-2008, 12:51 PM   #826
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you might want to seal the edges of your shock towers with CA to help prevent cracking,
Yeah, I seal all of my carbon fiber parts using a bead of CA glue around the edge to prevent cracking.
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:40 PM   #827
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I sand the edges with some fine sandpaper, and then just use some thin CA to seal it, I just put a few drops on the edge and then tilt the part around to let the glue "walk" around the whole part, and then use some paper towel to wipe off the excess, just be careful to not get it on your figers because you will leave white finger prints where ever you touch on the part, I think you can also use a q-tip and apply the glue that way, never tried it but I think it would probally be a little less messy and less chance of getting finger prints or excess glue everywhere,

it will help prevent cracking, and it also gives it a shiny, more finished look, its a trick I learned running 12th and 10th scales onroad,
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Old 04-06-2008, 02:07 PM   #828
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Thanks guys !!, first time on CF towers so ,

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Good luck Pato!
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Well, my body its finished for the big race next week ... today after work i found as a surprise that my wife took my body that was already trimmed and she installed the decals and painted with a spray can of white ... i just love my wife !!!

Thanks again upgrade-rc for pimping my ride !! :





























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Does the King Headz engine mount for the 777 fit the Cen buggy ?
Here's a Arena TR with blue King mounts(guessing they are for Kyosho)
Cen Matrix TR FRE, King heads, machine's Parts. 4 sale
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Hey guys, what do you think of the PICCO .21 Race EVO 2 to replace the stock engine that comes with the Matrix Buggy RTR? Any issues with installation? How about performance? Thanks for your thoughts.
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Looking good Robert!
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Nice looking rig you got there Robert.
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Hey guys, what do you think of the PICCO .21 Race EVO 2 to replace the stock engine that comes with the Matrix Buggy RTR? Any issues with installation? How about performance? Thanks for your thoughts.
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I just picked up a CEN Matrix RTR and I'm in the process of finding a race legal engine and starter box for it. I'm really short on budget. What does everyone think of these choices?

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16977
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/11556

The track I will race on is considered small/medium. Anyone have experience with this motor? Does it have good longevity? From what I read on the net, everyone says the Go Tech 3 Port Sport is a great bang for the buck. However, I haven't quite ruled out a 3 port Novarossi or OS VG at this point. Thoughts?

Also, would my stock pipe work decently with this engine or do I need something else? Thanks in advance for any info you can give to a beginning racer!
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The Go Tech engine are great mills. I have the 5 port and 7 port .21s and I have been very happy with them. I have heard that the 3 port sport is a very good engine especially once you change it over to a turbo head.

They pipes that work well with these engines are the 2047 or the 086. I got a Dynamite platinum 086 pipe from Blue Grass Hobbies for $39.99. You can't beat that price for a 086 tuned pipe.

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