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Old 10-10-2009, 08:31 AM   #1216
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+1 The Mugen box is my favorite regardless of the car.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:54 AM   #1217
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This is the best starter box for your MRX 4X. here: http://kamikazetoysandhobbies.com/pr...?prod=MUGB0220
Really I was told to check the Ofna true start 10255 with the big motor. Thanks I think I will buy the Mugen Box 0220 Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:23 AM   #1218
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Really I was told to check the Ofna true start 10255 with the big motor. Thanks I think I will buy the Mugen Box 0220 Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!
Uhg I hate that box. It's big, heavy and doesn't have the power for new super tight onroad motors. Stick with the Mugen.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:08 AM   #1219
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Uhg I hate that box. It's big, heavy and doesn't have the power for new super tight onroad motors. Stick with the Mugen.
Know that is what I want to hear, The power that I need to start the mugen, I heard that the ofna box has more power then the mugen but I never used any of them, But you answered the ? that I had next what has more power the mugen box or the ofna box Thanks alot bro!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:09 AM   #1220
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Hi guys,

I do have difficulties setting up the brakes of my MRX-4X for one particular track.
The track has a fast open section which requires heavy braking at the end of the straight in order to slow the car down for a carousel. I usually set the brakes up (via EPA of my Futaba 3PK transmitter) to have strong braking effect with minimum skidding of the rear tyres in this braking zone.

After the carousel we have a technical infield with two extremely slow and tight hairpins. The car arrives at the hairpins with medium speed and will slide in the rear after a short distance once I hit the brakes. Because of the fast section prior to the carousel I canīt turn down EPA on the brakes, instead I will simulate ABS pulsing with my index finger (if you know what I mean to avoid lock-up. This helps, but is not consistent from lap to lap.

Any ideas on how to improve braking into the slow hairpins? Is anyone running drag brakes in 1/8th? This could probably help - Strong brakes after the straigth by hitting the lever and light braking with a drag brake set-up for the hairpins...

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

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Old 10-10-2009, 10:27 AM   #1221
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Hi guys,

I do have difficulties setting up the brakes of my MRX-4X for one particular track.
The track has a fast open section which requires heavy braking at the end of the straight in order to slow the car down for a carousel. I usually set the brakes up (via EPA of my Futaba 3PK transmitter) to have strong braking effect with minimum skidding of the rear tyres in this braking zone.

After the carousel we have a technical infield with two extremely slow and tight hairpins. The car arrives at the hairpins with medium speed and will slide in the rear after a short distance once I hit the brakes. Because of the fast section prior to the carousel I canīt turn down EPA on the brakes, instead I will simulate ABS pulsing with my index finger (if you know what I mean to avoid lock-up. This helps, but is not consistent from lap to lap.

Any ideas on how to improve braking into the slow hairpins? Is anyone running drag brakes in 1/8th? This could probably help - Strong brakes after the straigth by hitting the lever and light braking with a drag brake set-up for the hairpins...

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

Best regards, Stefan
Use the end point adjustment for the brake side to limit the throw of the servo arm to a comfortable level. This will change with changing grip and layouts of different tracks etc. Use the knob to compensate for pad wear.

Best regards, Manny
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:42 AM   #1222
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1. Reduce brakes for the infield and back off sooner for the one at the end of the straight.

2. Keep the brakes high for the one at the end of the straight and just use a quick stab of the brakes for the infield to help the car rotate.

3. Set-up some drag brake for the infield and use push brake at the end of the straight.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:05 AM   #1223
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Thanks a lot for yor feedback Manny and wingracer!

What is the best way to set up drag brakes on the MRX? I figure if I do it via throttle/brake servo trim I will create a lot of dead play on the throttle side as a side effect. Do you know if some of the pros use drag brake in 1/8th? Is this a common technique?
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:00 PM   #1224
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I have heard that Burch uses drag brake but I don't know for sure.

As far as setting it up, you need to tighten or loosen the thumb wheel on the brake rod to adjust it. Setting it with trim will result in a huge dead space on throttle. Once it's set, one or two clicks back on the trim for fine tuning in warmup should be ok with out screwing everything up.
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I have heard that Burch uses drag brake but I don't know for sure.

As far as setting it up, you need to tighten or loosen the thumb wheel on the brake rod to adjust it. Setting it with trim will result in a huge dead space on throttle. Once it's set, one or two clicks back on the trim for fine tuning in warmup should be ok with out screwing everything up.
wingracer is correct that is the way I went on my setup,!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks again guys, much appreciated
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:09 PM   #1227
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has anyone tried to use the evolva's front and rear steering hubs on 4x? the evolva's can set the lower c.g. of the wheel's axles.
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has anyone tried to use the evolva's front and rear steering hubs on 4x? the evolva's can set the lower c.g. of the wheel's axles.
The wheel axle will always stay in the center of the wheel and so on the same hight.....
I believe you can set the axle also forward/backward changing the wgeelbase, that will do more.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:37 AM   #1229
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You could use the Shepherd eccentric uprights. Pietch used them at the worlds.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:49 AM   #1230
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i know Piestch used it in the world, but the Shepherd's parts are very expensive. this is why i think of using evolva, i do not know evolva's not the same feature as Shepherd's.
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