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Old 02-28-2010, 02:58 AM   #436
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NEWS FLASH!! I broke something on my Slash today.......and Anthony's.
Yeah, HE broke something on HIS slash today.......and Anthony's.

I did not break my Slash....Ken broke my Slash!!!!
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:04 AM   #437
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Beat the hell out of them all day and their fine..........kick it one time and it breaks...........I really feel bad
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Ken did a good job of kicking some slash...he was into breaking things that day...

speaking of breaking Paulie is breaking a record of no shows to any track. Apparently he just like the mini z stuff now and will be listing the rest of the stuff as slightly used and under tested in the japan update....

In thinking about the glitching of the transponders...these might help out...

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...tage-Protector

But in more thinking, I don't think I am at full throttle at that point in the track, more like coasting or hitting the brakes, so hitting the brakes would cause mucho radio interference at least on the Fusion, but not on the K8T...
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Rob on your chassis-maybe add a little ride height too or I'll swap out some springs that are a bit stiffer so it won't let you chassis bottom out when landing. I lost my chassis brace screw in the last run, but only bent it slightly as it's 7075 vs. 6061 alum.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:18 AM   #440
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A little hint for you guys that are about to get your Caster buggy. Our track is a bit rough and will take a toll on your chassis, we have some rocks that reach out and leave some nice gouges. In a perfect world with a smooth track the ideal setup is to run your a-arms level to the ground, this keeps a lower CG and she will not roll so easy.........but it's not a perfect world. I am running 20mm clips in the rear shocks and 15mm in the front. My Fusion sits a bit high but it does help to minamize the damage. I have not had any issues with the buggy wanting to roll or flip in the corners, we do not have anything I would consider a high speed corner, as a matter of fact even with this setup it corners better than any buggy I have ever driven. Just something to keep in mind as you setup your buggies for "THE HILL"
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Jon and Ken,

Great and thanks for the advice,

I am in the process of reworking the entire car to tighten, smooth and ponder the entire car,

until my driving abilities improve and my style progresses past go straight really fast..... slow way down, turn go straight really fast,,, jump, crash, turn..

more suspension may just be the thing I need to save the car and to assist in improving my driving abilities.

I will say the servo made a huge difference, I am becoming more comfortable with the car and the help you have all goven has been incredible.

Thanks again,,,

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speaking of breaking Paulie is breaking a record of no shows to any track. Apparently he just like the mini z stuff now and will be listing the rest of the stuff as slightly used and under tested in the japan update....
I'm just waiting for parts to arrive to make my full scale assault on all fronts.



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Glad the servo helped, practice is the key, don't worry about being fast just focus on clean laps and the lap times will start to come down. Once we get the stand......hint hint.......it will much easier to run the far side of the track.
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A little hint for you guys that are about to get your Caster buggy. Our track is a bit rough and will take a toll on your chassis, we have some rocks that reach out and leave some nice gouges. In a perfect world with a smooth track the ideal setup is to run your a-arms level to the ground, this keeps a lower CG and she will not roll so easy.........but it's not a perfect world. I am running 20mm clips in the rear shocks and 15mm in the front. My Fusion sits a bit high but it does help to minamize the damage. I have not had any issues with the buggy wanting to roll or flip in the corners, we do not have anything I would consider a high speed corner, as a matter of fact even with this setup it corners better than any buggy I have ever driven. Just something to keep in mind as you setup your buggies for "THE HILL"
Dude, I have totally been thinking the same thing about the DB-01 (and Igys comments about it being an off-road track). Especially after rain, the track is rough and alot of my issues were the rocks throwing the buggy around. I think I will try running it up a few notches next time.
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how big are your shock bodies on the caster buggies, and what oil are you guys running in your shocks?
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They are 17mm diameter bodies and the caps are 20mm. I am running 50wt all the way around, a little heavy for a buggy but I will keep it there as long as there is the flat landing zone on the triple, it seems to help some.
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Just some info on adjusting your servo saver on the Fusion (or anything else), Robert, didn't check yours the other day but it looked a little loose comparing it to mine.

A good way to check the tension on your servo saver is to turn on the power to the servos and grab the front wheels and try to move them from side to side like they would move if they were being turned by the remote. If you will watch the servo saver while doing this you will understand what it does and how it does it. If the wheels are fairly easy to move with the power turned on then your saver is probably too soft and needs the spring tension increased by tightening down the collar. Just make sure to tighten it enough it takes "medium" force to engage it. With stronger servos with metal gears they should take the strain of a saver a little on the snug side and you will see MUCH improvement in steering response all around especially in high speed corners.

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Kinda quiet of the forum.......... I plan on being @ "THE HILL" all day Sunday. Anyone else?
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possibly Saturday AND Sunday....is there an elevation change yet???

oh, Igy, you can stay on the ground, you need some handicap...
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Kinda quiet of the forum.......... I plan on being @ "THE HILL" all day Sunday. Anyone else?
Well, I might bring the 10th scale stuff out. I got half the parts I needed to finish the 8th scales, but the other half just shipped yesterday, and First Class mail at that (not Priority). So we'll see what's what when it all shakes out.

I'm finishing up 4 Mini-Z bodies at the moment (my Mini-Z parts did arrive), so I plan o nthrowing down the gauntlet to Kenji pretty soon to challenge his record for the MR-03 chassis.

How's the weather look for this weekend, and do we have a drivers' stand yet?

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