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Old 01-23-2004, 07:42 PM
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If someone wants to rebuild my Hobao diffs so that a new racer could try racing without having the diff back off after 2 laps I would be very happy to let it go. It lasted for me, and it got me interested in touring cars, and it made me want to upgrade pretty fast too . I know it can go fast, it just takes a bit of work to maintain sometimes.
Which brings me to my next idea... Anyone want a Hyper10 (Hobao) for cheap ? no electronics though . haha

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Old 01-23-2004, 09:22 PM
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Hey RL....How much?....What's it like for durability compared to the DS?

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Old 01-23-2004, 10:19 PM
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Compared to the DS every single car on the market is made out of paper...

I couldn't tell ya for sure, it can take a beating though. I don't know how much to sell it for... $75 ? As long as you know that the diffs need to be worked on. (Jason Mardon seems to be the Hobao diff specialist... bug him about it)
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Old 01-24-2004, 09:31 AM
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The problem with the HoBao ball diffs is that they use a small bolt through the middle which doesn't "grip" very well in the locknut on the other side. Consequently, it tends to back off. One "bulletproof" fix would be to use the gear diffs from the Hyper 10 gas car, which are quite good when filled with an appropriate diff lube. The usual fix for the ball diffs is to deliberately damage the threads on the centre bolt so that they won't back off easily - but it's not a very elegant solution. Maybe a slightly bigger bolt with a different thread would do the job ?

If anyone is interested, I have both an Axis 2 and a TC3 amongst our "used" cars right now. Sorry, no trade-ins on these.
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Old 01-24-2004, 10:03 AM
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Talking Hey all...I will be out 2morrow

but I have a couple batts and no charger so if I could possibly find someone to charge my batts that would be awesome,( I was figuring that it would be no problem cause I know the Robs have a couple of chargers, but I see that they are not going now) anyways if anyone racing has an extra charger that maybe they can bring and just let me borrow for the day that would be great..my batts are only Nicads so it does not have to be fancy,

Anyways I will try yo be in today or if you could bring a servo ren so that I can put it in the car that would be awesome too....
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Old 01-24-2004, 10:13 AM
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Hey Ren, whats the deal on the two cars? $$
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Old 01-24-2004, 06:35 PM
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I don't know which two cars he is talking about. THe Axis 2 is probably mine, but the TC3 I have no idea

The only other option is if they were the cars that Aaron was using. Ren will have to let you know.

I'll tell you one thing, if it is my Axis 2, it won't be cheap! At least I hope not...it is going great shape.
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:08 AM
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Thank you.....

I have to say a sincere "thank you" to Martin Vannieuwenhuizen. Many of you know I don't often see eye-to-eye with him, but I must admit he knows a lot about R/C cars - way more than I do. He dropped by a few days ago, and asked how racing was going. I said that personally the season was looking like a disaster, as I just couldn't get my pan car working. He asked why - I said why (absolutely no rear traction). He thought about it for maybe two seconds and suggested why it might be. He was right on it. No-one else had suggested that particular solution - and I'd had several other suggestions this year.

The difference yesterday was dramatic. The whole car was vastly improved, and even went quickly (once I learned how to drive it again !)

Martin, if you read this, I have a spare car that you could use at the February trophy race if you are interested.
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Old 01-26-2004, 12:10 PM
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Talking hey ren

glad to hear that you have found your problem...I could tell you were getting extremely frustrated...I will be out next race day for sure and I am also planning to race the winter challenge!!!!!
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Yes, The Axis 2 was the one driven by Giuseppe for the past two years. A fast car in very good condition. The TC3 is a "Team" version (like Rob Lion's, not a FACTORY team one), and it too was once raced by a TVRCRC racer. No, it isn't Aaron's car. Aaron still owns that and he may even race it again one day.

I'm not going to post any prices.
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:31 PM
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You should inlighten all of us in this new wisdom...what was the problem? Your car was flying around the track, handled well and was very quick indeed. I wasn't wearing that blue shirt for nothing you know...you're supposed to clue us all in.

Anyway, who ever buys my Axis 2 better treat it nice, I spoiled it rotten. Has new belts on it (4 race days old), and had no serous impacts last year. (We won't talk about the year before)

As for the TC3, it is a very quick car, hands down the nicest out-of-the box setup I've tried yet. Seems to be a trend for team associated.


Great racing yesterday by all, it was great fun and we got out at a good time too. Hope to see more out next time...remember last race before the Mid Winter, better not miss it.
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No, I'd be too embarrassed. It was simple, straightforward, and should have been obvious (sigh !).....But Martin was the only one to unerringly put his finger on it. And I haven't noticed anyone else having the same problem.

(Hint....it's only likely to be a problem if you have a "team" car.)

Hopefully we'll have some "new" racers next time - Peter Evans hopes to be out (with His car, this time - but also with a pan car), and also with his stepdaughter, who will run in Novice. Also Racer B is likely to be out - he would have been there on Sunday if it hadn't been for a family emergency.

A comment on the "push" to get us out earlier. Right now we are being asked to get out to the track by 9:00 am. Yet we still only plan on starting racing at 12:00. I know this is because some of you want to practice. However, I am not in the least interested in getting there early just to practice. How about we start racing at 11:00am instead - then it makes sense to get there early, and it means we will get out earlier too. Any other opinions ?
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Old 01-28-2004, 08:12 PM
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Yea, even if we start racing at 11 we can still have roughly an hour of practice, set-up goes very fast with a bunch of people working together at it.
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11:00 woud be a good time to start....or at least have the drivers meeting..then maybe by 11:30 ish we could start...
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Oh, the weather outside is frightfull........


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