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Old 05-24-2013, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by memyselfandI View Post
sarcasm is the lowest form of wit champo....
Technically speaking, snappy comebacks is the lowest form of wit.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:55 PM
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Seriously guys, you spend too much time worrying/wondering about things that are inconsequential.

And if you take a few moments thinking about things, you could easily rationalize a couple of easy explanations: the car is incomplete, or being as Lee only has the car built up for a pre-worlds race on dirt and his electronics are pulled from his standard mid-motored car ..... or maybe, he's left them that long intentionally so if he changes motor configuration he doesn't have to resolder new wires to the ESC.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:56 PM
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There are some pictures of Lee Martin's 201 alu chassis in the Oople race report for round 3 of the 2013 UK national series - http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/2013national-epr/.

About half way down there is a small feature about it. As one of the captions says, it looks a bit... unfinished!

Lee used his Vega 201 to win the event instead...











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Old 05-26-2013, 09:15 PM
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Is the ESC mounted on the battery strap? Sure looks that way. Is that the way its done on the other cars?
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Originally Posted by pwrslider View Post
Is the ESC mounted on the battery strap? Sure looks that way. Is that the way its done on the other cars?
I presume, by other cars, you mean the 22, DEX210, and RB6? The 22 comes with Velcro straps, as opposed to a carbon or plastic strap, and the esc has a shelf. The DEX210 mounts the esc in the side pod in rear motor, and on a shelf in mid motor. The RB6 has a shelf of sorts, and a spot behind the battery where a smaller esc will fit. Have you really never seen these cars? I mean like really, like really really?

If I were to get the new chassis (when I get a longer chassis for my TRF201, it will be a trackstar +6mm, not this), I would just build my own shelf.
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Originally Posted by ifuonlyknew View Post
I presume, by other cars, you mean the 22, DEX210, and RB6? The 22 comes with Velcro straps, as opposed to a carbon or plastic strap, and the esc has a shelf. The DEX210 mounts the esc in the side pod in rear motor, and on a shelf in mid motor. The RB6 has a shelf of sorts, and a spot behind the battery where a smaller esc will fit. Have you really never seen these cars? I mean like really, like really really?

If I were to get the new chassis (when I get a longer chassis for my TRF201, it will be a trackstar +6mm, not this), I would just build my own shelf.
Hahaha. I had a feeling you would be the first to respond the way you did.

Thanks I guess with all your GRAND wisdom. At least you answered the question.

Yeah and by the way I have never really been interested in the "other" cars until now so I have not really looked at the way the ESC's mounted. Hence the reason why I am asking this question among other TRF 201'ers(so to say) who I thought would be more knowledgeable than I and GRACIOUS enough to explain this sort of this thing KINDLY.

I guess I shouldn't ask this type of question on a forum. Whats the point. Right?
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:54 AM
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Fair enough.
I sincerely just thought there would be a sense of camaraderie amongst offroad TRF'ers in all levels. Its been pretty rare to meet others running an offroad TRF locally.

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Most people here are cool and have a lot of knowledge. Don't let the trolls get you down. Keep asking your questions.
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Most people here are cool and have a lot of knowledge. Don't let the trolls get you down. Keep asking your questions.
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Originally Posted by ifuonlyknew View Post
I presume, by other cars, you mean the 22, DEX210, and RB6? The 22 comes with Velcro straps, as opposed to a carbon or plastic strap, and the esc has a shelf. The DEX210 mounts the esc in the side pod in rear motor, and on a shelf in mid motor. The RB6 has a shelf of sorts, and a spot behind the battery where a smaller esc will fit. Have you really never seen these cars? I mean like really, like really really?

If I were to get the new chassis (when I get a longer chassis for my TRF201, it will be a trackstar +6mm, not this), I would just build my own shelf.
The DEX210 dont have a shelf for the esc, even in mid motor. The bodies are to low. You need to have the esc in the battery compartment or in the side pod.
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What non tamiya body fits best, don't mind a little trimming?

Also I built my diff with ceramic balls, I can't keep it from slipping. Is this just one of the diffs that don't play well with ceramic balls? I rebuilt it with the kit balls and its fine and smooth and no slipping.

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Ceramic balls work well for me.

Bodies made for the B4/B4.1/B4.2 and RB5 work well with some trimming. There should be some photos in this thread.
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Originally Posted by AaronR View Post
Ceramic balls work well for me.

Bodies made for the B4/B4.1/B4.2 and RB5 work well with some trimming. There should be some photos in this thread.
Thanks thats what i was thinking, i have seen some of them in this thread. I have seen some of the b4 bodies on clearance. I think i will pick up a few and see how they fit.

Now i do have the exotek 8mm extension on my 201 do i need the extended b4 bodies then as well? I dont think i do but just asking anyway, the stock and the sand viper bodies fit great with the extension.
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I built my diff with Avid ceramic balls and have had no issues.
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Originally Posted by CTRJ View Post
I built my diff with Avid ceramic balls and have had no issues.
That's the same balls I used. Only thing I didn't do was sand the rings when I built it the first time. I guess when its time to re lube it I will try them again with freshly sanded rings.

When I say it would slip, I mean ir would bark from a stand still but once it was moving it was fine just not super smooth. The stock balls are smoother.
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