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Old 01-07-2011, 08:18 AM
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hey Randy do you happen to have any pics of the 801 e that I could check out?
I'll have to get some current ones, I've changed a few things around on the car since I got it.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by hopsing View Post
Its all done...... I know, I know "its about time!" Paint up the body tonight and throw in a borrowed esc when I get to the track tomorrow.

This car builds up beautifully and everything fits together perfect The only gripe I have is the rear wheel pins, i cant stand having to worry about the wheel pins falling out when I take the wheels off : Shoo goo here we come!
Lookin good Steve. For the wheel pins, I just drop a little CA on mine to hold them in place. Still plenty easy to get out with pliers.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster View Post
Lookin good Steve. For the wheel pins, I just drop a little CA on mine to hold them in place. Still plenty easy to get out with pliers.
I was wondering if the CA would hold up....I'll try that first
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:36 AM
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What about thread lock? It should hold it in yet still be super easy to get it out.
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster View Post
The weight helps the car feel more planted. All of the 2wd cars on the market right now are still based around the weight of NiMH batteries, now that we are running LiPo, the cars are just too light. Ideal weight would be at least 1540 grams. The nice part about having to add the weight, is you can place it where you want it, rather than already being overweight and not having as much of a tuning option.

I've been digging through the thread but it's gotten so large it's hard to locate info expeditiously What is the average weight with a LiPo setup? I'm a long time Tamiya fan and it just so happens I'm gonna have to get myself something for my birthday next week
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Originally Posted by madweazl View Post
I've been digging through the thread but it's gotten so large it's hard to locate info expeditiously What is the average weight with a LiPo setup? I'm a long time Tamiya fan and it just so happens I'm gonna have to get myself something for my birthday next week
Somewhere between 1540g and 1600g on average.....Lee Martin in the UK runs his 201 at around 1670g. I will be setting my car up to run around 1600g by the time I'm done with it, maybe even more. We'll see how testing goes this Saturday.
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster View Post
The weight helps the car feel more planted. All of the 2wd cars on the market right now are still based around the weight of NiMH batteries, now that we are running LiPo, the cars are just too light. Ideal weight would be at least 1540 grams. The nice part about having to add the weight, is you can place it where you want it, rather than already being overweight and not having as much of a tuning option.
This info was 1 page back.
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Originally Posted by madweazl View Post
I've been digging through the thread but it's gotten so large it's hard to locate info expeditiously What is the average weight with a LiPo setup? I'm a long time Tamiya fan and it just so happens I'm gonna have to get myself something for my birthday next week

Also check out http://www.petitrc.com/setup/tamiya/...yaTRF201X.html and http://www.trfracing.co.uk/page_1265126433672.html for set up sheets where the drivers typically will post the weight of their car.
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My 201 weighs in at 1605 grams with the following...

LRP 8.5 Octa-Wind
LRP SXX Comp. V2 ESC
MyLaps transponder
Futaba BLS451 servo
Futaba R614FS receiver
Intellect 50C 5000mAh (not sure what these weigh)
58 grams of added weight

http://www.teamtrf.com/index.php/set...ory/33-trf201# (setup at bottom of page)
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Originally Posted by Csaari77 View Post
This info was 1 page back.
Yea, it was even quoted in my post...
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Now i feel like a dumb a$$! That's what I get for skimming through while I'm half asleep at work.
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Minimum ROAR weight is 1499 grams, right?
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so i will make it out to ocrc for the 201 test day with butts and i think caster, butts save me a spot yea? ill be out after work around 1:30ish mayb 2 at the latest
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Originally Posted by madweazl View Post
Minimum ROAR weight is 1499 grams, right?
i do believe that to be true
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After the Reedy Race I want to try and work out a lightweight setup with the car just over 1500 grams. I'm interested in seeing if I can get the same planted feel without having the extra weight on the car...
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