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Old 03-11-2015, 05:07 PM   #3016
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Anyone know the dimensions of the lipo battery tray? I need to confirm that before buying batteries

Is it the same as the 8ight-E truggy conversion kit tray dimensions?
It is not the same as the conversion. The 8ight-E 3.0 holds a much shorter battery.
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[QUOTE=dblhelx;13898970]So I have the stock 43T with a 15T pinion with Tekin 2050 motor using a Reedy 4s lipo 65C. Ok? No?

I just don't want to overheat but still be as fast as possible and last as long as I can.[/QUOTE/]

You should be good to go....Just check your temps to be sure.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:06 PM   #3018
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It is not the same as the conversion. The 8ight-E 3.0 holds a much shorter battery.
You wouldn't happen to know where to find the dimensions?
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What batteries are you guys using?
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:36 PM   #3020
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Yeah, for the guys that primarily run their car on big outdoor tracks, they seem to like their battery up front. The indoor guys like it in the back. I use 2 shorties with the included brace in mine and so I can get the balance wherever I want it in the stock position.

What motor setup are you running Ryan?
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So I have the stock 43T with a 15T pinion with Tekin 2050 motor using a Reedy 4s lipo 65C. Ok? No?

I just don't want to overheat but still be as fast as possible and last as long as I can.
I run a 2100kv 13/45, and hang with nitro's on the straights no problem , 15/45 was ok indoors with 5-7 minute mains but by 10 minutes I was getting to warm for my comfort level.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:30 AM   #3022
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What motor setup are you running Ryan?
I run mine with an indoor setup. I use the 1950kv indoor tekin motor and 2 venom 100c shorties. It is kind of an in between setup versus those light weight setups. It helps the car change directions faster and also land better. Plus it isnt entirely overpowered for everywhere.
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45T spur with a 15t pinion should be plenty for a 95 ft long straight outdoor track, using a 1900kv motor?
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:02 AM   #3024
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Can someone educate me on how to use/adjust the droop screws? The ones that are right under the front and rear arms the can be adjust from the top with an allen.

What's the theory here? Adjust them out so the suspension has distance available to travel, these screws hanging down more block the arms? How does this affect performance in which kind of conditions, etc?

I searched a lot, have some idea, but it's slow in here so why not discuss for us rookies.
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:33 AM   #3025
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'nother newbie question:


First race when I show up at track, aside from spares and tools, etc etc, what does the track require from us? I assume we all need to have a way to eliminate radio cross talk. How is this achieved and do we supply it or does track provide it. I assume we can't just turn car and radio on and race sine some radios have the potential to control other cars.

I'm sick of driving in my yard and it's time to hit the track.
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First race when I show up at track, aside from spares and tools, etc etc, what does the track require from us? I assume we all need to have a way to eliminate radio cross talk. How is this achieved and do we supply it or does track provide it. I assume we can't just turn car and radio on and race sine some radios have the potential to control other cars.

I'm sick of driving in my yard and it's time to hit the track.
Everyone runs 2.4ghz radios now, there is no interference with these, if you are running an old style 72mhz radio I suggest you upgrade, of course if it works for you it may be fine since you'll be the only person at the track with that style of radio.
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Nope. I have a 2.4 but I assumed if we all bought the same radio and the same receiver there must be some risk of one of the radios controlling more than one car? Maybe not.

What does a transponder do and do you need one to race? Buy one or does the track pro idea them?
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Nope. I have a 2.4 but I assumed if we all bought the same radio and the same receiver there must be some risk of one of the radios controlling more than one car? Maybe not.

What does a transponder do and do you need one to race? Buy one or does the track pro idea them?
If you have a 2.4 then you are fine, nothing to worry about.

Transponders count your laps. Most tracks have "house" transponders you can borrow for each race but you can also buy your own that you mount in your car and are powered from an extra port on your receiver.
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Can someone educate me on how to use/adjust the droop screws? The ones that are right under the front and rear arms the can be adjust from the top with an allen.

What's the theory here? Adjust them out so the suspension has distance available to travel, these screws hanging down more block the arms? How does this affect performance in which kind of conditions, etc?

I searched a lot, have some idea, but it's slow in here so why not discuss for us rookies.


Droop is the amount of down travel in the suspension. The more droop you have the more the chassis will pitch and roll, forward/aft and left/right. Think of it as a roll/pitch stop. Additionally more droop helps with rough tracks as the more travel helps soak up the smaller and more frequent bumps and ruts.

To set droop, you measure the length of the shock from screw eye to screw eye. Generally you want around 103mm front, 112mm rear.
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Hey, this might be a silly question but where are most of you mounting your transponders in this car? There isn't much open room on the chassis anywhere so are you just putting them inside the receiver box? I didn't know if it being inside there would cause it to not count laps 100% of the time or anything like that.
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