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Old 12-29-2009, 05:47 PM   #541
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Heavily considering getting a velox to replace my RRR, and just wondering if anyone has made the same upgrade? if so how did you find the velox in build/performance compared to the RRR?

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Have you tested/raced your velox yet? if so how does it compare to the other cars you have run?
Of the 4 cars, so far I have been quickest in the RRR Evo2 on the same track.

The quality of the NT1 is over-rated. I built an 08 which was excellent, then built an 09, which was no where near as good.

I will debut the car at the Summer Nationals in two weeks, if you are going, come past for an inspection. I don't know of anyone else in Sydney that has the car (besides Snowy who is reviewing it for Racing Lines magazine). I will write up a review of it then.

Stayed tuned tonight and the next few nights as I will review and take photos of the build
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:53 PM   #542
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Where did you get your car from? I have just finished assembling the drivetrain on mine. I am very impressed with the quality so far, hope it continues...

If only didn't have to work
I get mine from my source
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:04 PM   #543
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Heavily considering getting a velox to replace my RRR, and just wondering if anyone has made the same upgrade? if so how did you find the velox in build/performance compared to the RRR?


i don't thing switching to any of the top cars from another would be considered an upgrade. if you left your hpi then that would definetely be upgrading
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Of the 4 cars, so far I have been quickest in the RRR Evo2 on the same track.

The quality of the NT1 is over-rated. I built an 08 which was excellent, then built an 09, which was no where near as good.

I will debut the car at the Summer Nationals in two weeks, if you are going, come past for an inspection. I don't know of anyone else in Sydney that has the car (besides Snowy who is reviewing it for Racing Lines magazine). I will write up a review of it then.

Stayed tuned tonight and the next few nights as I will review and take photos of the build
Thanks, do you know if snowy has tested the V10? interested in the fact that there isnt any need for hopups out of the box with this car, and im sure there isnt much of a difference in handling between the major contenders.
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Heavily considering getting a velox to replace my RRR, and just wondering if anyone has made the same upgrade? if so how did you find the velox in build/performance compared to the RRR?


i don't thing switching to any of the top cars from another would be considered an upgrade. if you left your hpi then that would definetely be upgrading
main reason im upgrading is my RRR is mine is one of the original limited run kits that came with the "limited edition" key rings . so it has done me good service for almost 6 years, but i think its time for a replacement
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:22 PM   #546
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Thanks, do you know if snowy has tested the V10? interested in the fact that there isnt any need for hopups out of the box with this car, and im sure there isnt much of a difference in handling between the major contenders.
He has just finished building it, ready for the photo shoot. However, he will be running the NT1 at the Summer Nats.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:21 AM   #547
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well people i had a evo 2 rrr and i went 2 a shepherdi can say the build was great everything went together well and the car looks great now for the test on the track straight out of the box car was good needed a few adds 2 time on the track was heaps better very stable car to drive good turn in if not better then the rrr good power out as well car feels quick will try it with the clock 2 see if its better then evo 2 but all i can say so far is all seems well and is a good car from the get go and if they go forward as kyosho has done look out the rest
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:29 AM   #548
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2nd Night of build....

All was trouble free with the exception of the front not very free, but all sorted.

The gearbox is amazing!
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:31 AM   #549
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Some more...
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:38 PM   #550
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is it finished yet?? i want to beat you with this car as well
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CSO 7075 T6 Hard Coated Chassis & Pulley arrived !
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:03 AM   #552
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Spring Ratings (Softest to Hardest)

Green - 1.8mm
White - 1.9mm
Blue - 2.0mm
Red - 2.1mm

I will also post gearing chart/calculator shortly....
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Some more build pics...

Positives:
-Front Anti roll bar!! (see photo)
-Roll Centre adjustments (might try them more often now )
-Offset adjustments (no need to purchase seperate offset wheel hubs)
-Price of springs ($11 full set of front/rears)
-Excellent quality of plastics

Negatives
-Rear Upper arm - camber adjustment too hard, roll centre adjustment
-CVDs - two CVD slots needed to be dremeled as they were binding against the pin.

The battery pictured is a 850mAh LiPo, weight is 44grams, good for 45min final.
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CSO 7075 T6 Hard Coated Chassis & Pulley arrived !
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On some cars, alloy pulleys result in premature belt wear. I wonder how long the belts are going to last. Are the alloy pulleys a trade off to address non-alloy pulley related issues? i.e. rocks, other debris, etc..
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New night, a couple more hours work....

Love the steering system. Zero slop, looks solid, and ackerman adjustments look easy!

Issue I had was installing standard size Sanwa WX Digital servos. As you can see, I had to raise them about 4mm above the top plate to just clear the chassis. There was no mention of this anywhere in the manual, and I read over it 100 times. Looks like the car was designed to handle a low profile servo. Did anyone else experience this problem?

The first photo shows the servo installed as per normal, no shims, and the top plate sitting on the front mounts. As you can see, the servo hits the chasis and the top plate is a few millimeters away from resting on the radio tray mounts
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