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Old 07-04-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Hi all, i have search and read mosy forum on ep but still couldnt get how this thing goes... Espicially setup and tracks...

1. What kind of track are we race .. Ie stadium parking.. Is it technical or wide track.

2. How important is droop.

3. Whta is 0 rebound on shock.

4. What are the good bigginer TX .. i ve heard about fut 4pk rx getting hot. And bulky in rx size.

5. What chamber front and rear.

6. how many spacer added on coz when i see jilles setup was totally diffrent setup. Then the default.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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1. What kind of track are we race .. Ie stadium parking.. Is it technical or wide track.
Parking lot type, asphalt/tarmac surface, technical type with long straight.

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2. How important is droop.
Just as important as the other set up adjustment, its there to control the amount of weight transfer during OFF POWER and ON POWER throttle application . ie: more or less grips to whichever end of the car.

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3. Whta is 0 rebound on shock.
It means, when you completed building your shocks, push the shocks shaft all the way in and it should stay there (NO REBOUND or ZERO REBOUND) If the shocks shaft come out a bit then it has got rebound.

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4. What are the good bigginer TX .. i ve heard about fut 4pk rx getting hot. And bulky in rx size.
There are a lot of beginners radio out there like: Sanwa MX3 series, Futaba 2-3PL series, KO EX5 ....etc. However if you plan to stay in this R/C thing longer and get involve seriously buy one of the high end models, coz its a good investment in a long term as you wont be out growing its features/functions anytime soon (Note : if your budget permits) High end models: Futaba 4PK (soon 4PKS hopefully they will fix the overheated rx problems with their new rx models) , Sanwa M11X, KO Eurus.

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5. What chamber front and rear.
Its actually CAMBER, its the tilt of the wheels angle when you see it horizontally from the front or rear of the car. If its tilting inwards ie: the top half of the wheel is tilting towards the chassis, it is called negative camber, and positive camber if its the other way round. It is measure in deg and can be set and read using a set up station or a camber gauge.

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6. how many spacer added on coz when i see jilles setup was totally different setup. Then the default.
Which spacers are you referring to? Assuming you have a Tamiya TRF 416 WE or X.
Spacers under the upper links and under the suspension holder block usually to adjust roll center of the car.
Spacers on the steering ball connectors are to adjust ackerman setting.

Spacers under the upper bulkheads are to free the diff bearings.
Spacers on the suspension hinges are to adjust wheel base.
Spacers on the steering knuckle ball connectors are for for bump steer.
Spacers on the spur gear shafts and wheel hexes are to minimize play.
Spacers on the wheel hexes (sandwich between Hex and Rims) are for track width adjustment.

Hope this helps. OK.
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About the 'overheating' Futaba RX. Its normally due to voltage spikes if you are using LiPo receiver batteries without the voltage regulator. It is also due to improper setup due to using either the wrong servos (analog ones which will cook your receiver) or using too much servo throw.
When your servos are already stressin from trying to push and pull linkages, they will draw more amps from the receiver.

I have not seen an overheated Fut RX malfunctioning, but i'll check the receiver batteries and your servos. Been a Futaba user since '86, never had a radio that failed. So dont give up on an otherwise excellent transmitter.

Yes, there are smaller receivers out there esp the ones from KO Propo, but you have to be extra careful in mounting them
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