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Old 01-31-2011, 07:31 PM
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i found some vids on youtube. greased lighting will remove it easily...just wonder how the paint would hold up/stick to the aluminum?

might just have to change my scheme to include the blue!!lol
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by skyler hays View Post
i found some vids on youtube. greased lighting will remove it easily...just wonder how the paint would hold up/stick to the aluminum?

might just have to change my scheme to include the blue!!lol
Paint will not hold up to well and it might look worse once it starts to chip off. You could always pay to have these anno'd in your color of choice . . .
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Paint will not hold up to well and it might look worse once it starts to chip off. You could always pay to have these anno'd in your color of choice . . .

having to re anno'd is too much trouble and involves money. will just keep the blue. will make it an auburn scheme. maybe a national champ body like that guy did with the sf giants.

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Old 02-01-2011, 04:35 PM
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There is a shop only 20 minutes from me and he just charges $20 a color.
I usually just wait until I got enough to do then I go.
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Originally Posted by KingdomRacer View Post
There is a shop only 20 minutes from me and he just charges $20 a color.
I usually just wait until I got enough to do then I go.
well i kinda live in the sticks...dont know if there is a shop close or not...but the blue will look good with the auburn scheme. tribute to the alma mater!
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by skyler hays View Post
well i kinda live in the sticks...dont know if there is a shop close or not...but the blue will look good with the auburn scheme. tribute to the alma mater!
Auburn sucks as a school and if you went to Florida you might not have to live in the sticks and paint the shocks of R/C cars.
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Auburn sucks as a school and if you went to Florida you might not have to live in the sticks and paint the shocks of R/C cars.
hmm...where did you recieve your college education then sir?

i enjoy living in the sticks. the only traffic jam is behind my tractor/combine!
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Just picked up a 2.0 and cant wait to run it!!!!
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Ok, so i have a question: How heavy is a ideal battery? I want a balanced chassis. I'm deciding between a 6s 3300mah 30c that weighs 544 grams, or a 6s 3600mah 30c which weighs 577 grams. Thanks
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Originally Posted by Muggydude View Post
Ok, so i have a question: How heavy is a ideal battery? I want a balanced chassis. I'm deciding between a 6s 3300mah 30c that weighs 544 grams, or a 6s 3600mah 30c which weighs 577 grams. Thanks
Either one of those will be close depending on the weight of your motor. I run a Tekin T8 2000 (truggy motor) in my 8E 2.0 and it takes a 600gm lipo to get the balance perfect. I mostly run 500gm lipos because that's what I already had.
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Originally Posted by Muggydude View Post
Ok, so i have a question: How heavy is a ideal battery? I want a balanced chassis. I'm deciding between a 6s 3300mah 30c that weighs 544 grams, or a 6s 3600mah 30c which weighs 577 grams. Thanks
Will not matter much until you go down on motor anyway . . .
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ok..have the rtr 2.0. drove it stock til i got better. then put drakes std setup on it. needed more off power steering. went with 3-7-1. still need more off power steering. it is almost there...but i wanted to ask on here so i dont screw up and go the other direction. i am getting killed on the 180 deg turns on our track. everything else is good. will include a link to a vid of the track.

i have been running subcultures up front and bowties in rear. tonight i tried a set of worn losi step pins on the rear and i like them better. the rear end slides around thru the turns.

and, i have been filling my diffs completely full, wondering if that is causing them to have less diff action?

i was thinking 5-5-2 or 5-5-1. i had 5-3-1 in my 4wd jammin sc if that helps any.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-tk5g0zPPk

also that is not me driving. my buggy only made 3 laps because i didnt put my charged battery in.
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Skyler,

That track has some 180s, but its also loose and not small like an indoor track. I'm surprised you need more off-power steering than the most recent Drake 8e 2.0 setup has. I run most of that setup indoors on a much smaller track. So, first thing I'd do is double check your setup to make sure its in spec. If you still need more steering then I like one or both of these two changes.

1. The short ackerman link will give tighter steering for the 180s.
2. Run a smart diff just in the front. I like it with 2-20 springs and 2-25 springs.

These two changes will give you lots of steering, probably too much. I don't run them outdoors, but I do indoors.
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Originally Posted by GO-RIDE.com View Post
Skyler,

That track has some 180s, but its also loose and not small like an indoor track. I'm surprised you need more off-power steering than the most recent Drake 8e 2.0 setup has. I run most of that setup indoors on a much smaller track. So, first thing I'd do is double check your setup to make sure its in spec. If you still need more steering then I like one or both of these two changes.

1. The short ackerman link will give tighter steering for the 180s.
2. Run a smart diff just in the front. I like it with 2-20 springs and 2-25 springs.

These two changes will give you lots of steering, probably too much. I don't run them outdoors, but I do indoors.
X2 the shorter link in the front makes a world of difference
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Originally Posted by GO-RIDE.com View Post
Skyler,

That track has some 180s, but its also loose and not small like an indoor track. I'm surprised you need more off-power steering than the most recent Drake 8e 2.0 setup has. I run most of that setup indoors on a much smaller track. So, first thing I'd do is double check your setup to make sure its in spec. If you still need more steering then I like one or both of these two changes.

1. The short ackerman link will give tighter steering for the 180s.
2. Run a smart diff just in the front. I like it with 2-20 springs and 2-25 springs.

These two changes will give you lots of steering, probably too much. I don't run them outdoors, but I do indoors.

well i am still a noob, it could be me just over driving the track. and i say more off power steering. it may not be that. it could be i need more on power steering. but i am getting killed in the 180s. just seems like it wont rotate and it just takes for ever for it to make the turn.

would you happen to have the link for drakes latest E setup?

i will try the short steering link b4 i pick up a SD.

thanks.
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