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Old 06-19-2005, 01:11 AM   #1471
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Would there be much difference between Hong Kong and American shipping to Australia? I have yet to buy anything from Hong Kong.

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Old 06-22-2005, 12:37 AM   #1472
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Is anyone using a Spektrum with their 1/8th buggy? Any problems at all?
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Old 06-22-2005, 05:38 PM   #1473
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No one is using a spektrum?
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Old 06-22-2005, 05:48 PM   #1474
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I'm using one with a 3PK and KoPropo servos. I am running the XRay XB8.

No problems at all. Took me about 2 minutes to set it up and I haven't touched it since. I've practiced and ran two - two day events with it. All my settings remained the same.

I also run it in my AD2, again - set it up and haven't touched a thing since.
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:13 PM   #1475
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Thanks.

I use it now in both my Electric cars and havent had any issues either, was just wondering if there was any gotcha's in a 1/8th buggy.

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Old 06-23-2005, 07:21 AM   #1476
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Team Duratrax - I would expect shipping from Hong Kong to Aus to be faster and cheaper than US to Aus since Hong Kong is much closer to Aus. However the only way to know is for you to contact a Hong Kong hobby shop and see.
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Old 06-23-2005, 05:34 PM   #1477
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Thanks for that.

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Old 07-03-2005, 11:32 AM   #1478
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Are LSD's worth the money? What are the advantages/disadvantages of the LSD's?
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Old 07-05-2005, 12:38 PM   #1479
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Are you talking about the Kyosho LSD diffs? I would avoid them. Their best use is on smooth, slick tracks. They do not like bumpy tracks and will make the car unstable.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:10 AM   #1480
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Funny but i had a different experience with the TCDs. The worst the track became the better the TCDs handled. I dont like em all that much but my first good results came when with my Kanai 2 I was playing on a very bumpy track full of rocks and dents with 3 TCDs (Red red black).

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Old 07-08-2005, 06:44 PM   #1481
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I usually dont use the tcd's in my car I think they work best when traction is high and the track is smooth.

This winter I raced at an indoor clay track where we ran slicks with traction compound and the tcd in the front was awesome but took the same diff setup outdoors tcd(red) 7k 3k and didnt like it much at all switched back to 5k 7k 1k which I like much better on rough loose tracks.
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Old 07-09-2005, 09:25 PM   #1482
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Default IFMAR Buggy weight rules...

Hi Buggyers,

I've come across the IFMAR 1/8 off-road buggy rules which states a minimum weight of 3200 gms.

Is this with all things in, or race ready... battery, tyres, body... everything in except fuel and transponder ?

Thanks for sharing !!!

My buggy weighs around 3500gms!!! That's 300gms more and a lot to shave off !!!..... ???

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Old 07-09-2005, 09:27 PM   #1483
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Default IFMAR Buggy weight rules...

Hi Buggyers,

I've come across the IFMAR 1/8 off-road buggy rules which states a minimum weight of 3200 gms.

Is this with all things in, or race ready... battery, tyres, body... everything in except fuel and transponder ?

Thanks for sharing !!!

My buggy weighs around 3500gms!!! That's 300gms more and a lot to shave off !!!

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Old 07-22-2005, 07:49 PM   #1484
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Does anyone know where to get Kyosho parts online at? I need some caster blocks for my 777. BTW what is the least amount of caster I can put in the buggy? I thought it was 20 degree.
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:19 PM   #1485
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Bad mika, that is minimum weight ready to race.....most buggies nowadays are way over the min, don't be too worried about it. I doubt anyone will beat you because their car was lighter?


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