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Old 03-17-2014, 08:10 AM   #1396
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What to do? What to do?

I am by no means a Zen Master, or a Yoga Pro... but here is the thing.

I'm not a pro-lever racer either.

I play with toy cars because playing with toy cars makes me smile.

smiles make me happy.

if the idea of this toy car makes you smile.... buy it.

if you think you need to buy a certain car to make you faster around a race track.... you've got a lot to learn.



(go look at the lap standard deviation on the pro guys from the Cactus Classic:
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Take a look here...
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it shows you it really doesn't matter WHAT you have. So you might as well get what you WANT to have~ (the 4 best guys in the class race 100% different trucks, and are super competitive.)
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It's alive!!...at least here in Japan!
http://www.rcmxstore.com/index.php?m...ducts_id=32480
$469.00 In USA conversion.
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I'm so torn on this. I want this car but honestly I really suck...the only people I beat racing 4wd buggy are those that break. My Caster S10b is sturdy and does me well but this car looks so sweet.

What to do? What to do?
LOL, this is me in 2WD, 4WD however, I turn in lap times consistent with top guys but lack the consistency. Will get there though!

Going back to stock in 2WD though to hone my skill and then will move up to 13.5 for a while before going back to an 8.5 or lower.
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:41 PM   #1399
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It's alive!!...at least here in Japan!
http://www.rcmxstore.com/index.php?m...ducts_id=32480
Does that mean it's on sale in Japan?
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Had a chance to hold this car in my hands this weekend at Cactus. Amazing car. Torrence you did a great job getting this car together. Can't wait to pick one up. Ty said they're on the water, correct?
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if they're on the water, i don't know why they aren't available for pre-sale yet.
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if they're on the water, i don't know why they aren't available for pre-sale yet.
Boat may get lost.

Don't count your 1/10 buggies before they clear customs!
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As we get closer to this car arriving, any one have opinions on what parts one should get as a support kit. I don't have much HB support at my local shops and don't want the car to be out of commission if something breaks (even though things are supposed to be tough).

Torrance, any suggestions for things that would be the weakest link or something that wears and I should have in hand. I think you mentioned the arm hinge pins are designed to bend to absorb the energy of a crash instead of an arm breaking. So any other suggestions like that?

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As we get closer to this car arriving, any one have opinions on what parts one should get as a support kit. I don't have much HB support at my local shops and don't want the car to be out of commission if something breaks (even though things are supposed to be tough).

Torrance, any suggestions for things that would be the weakest link or something that wears and I should have in hand. I think you mentioned the arm hinge pins are designed to bend to absorb the energy of a crash instead of an arm breaking. So any other suggestions like that?

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it's not the hinge pins that bend, it's the mounting screws that bend and absorb the impacts. these are just M3x20 flat head screws. you can get a bag of them cheap.

so far on my car the things I've broken are the steering rack from repeatedly clipping a pipe coupler at high speed, a rear tower (the carbon piece) when somebody jumped the track and hit me full speed at the end of the straight, and a front shock shaft from a heavy head-on collision.

I think on Ty's car he finally broke the shock towers (plastic part) on his practice car at the Cactus. but these parts though were from the original sample batch we got a year ago and we think that the cold and dry climate of Canada's winters made the parts slightly brittle after sitting all these months. the arm mounts have been replaced after wear from running on an abrasive surface. other than those I don't think anything else needed to be replaced on Ty's car.
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And we are complaining about how long it has taken for this car to get to market. Check out the X Factory X-7 thread...started in 2011. LOL
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it's not the hinge pins that bend, it's the mounting screws that bend and absorb the impacts. these are just M3x20 flat head screws. you can get a bag of them cheap.

so far on my car the things I've broken are the steering rack from repeatedly clipping a pipe coupler at high speed, a rear tower (the carbon piece) when somebody jumped the track and hit me full speed at the end of the straight, and a front shock shaft from a heavy head-on collision.

I think on Ty's car he finally broke the shock towers (plastic part) on his practice car at the Cactus. but these parts though were from the original sample batch we got a year ago and we think that the cold and dry climate of Canada's winters made the parts slightly brittle after sitting all these months. the arm mounts have been replaced after wear from running on an abrasive surface. other than those I don't think anything else needed to be replaced on Ty's car.
Thanks for the reply and wow. That's all that broke in about 1 year. I guess I don't really need to stock up on too many things. Maybe a steering rack as I do have a tendency to hit pipes and the occasional wall .

I'm really excited for this car.
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WOW nice that means it might hold up to my driving style then unlike others.
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to who at proline do I need to talk to come up with an lexan undertray for this carbon chassis?
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Thanks for the reply and wow. That's all that broke in about 1 year. I guess I don't really need to stock up on too many things. Maybe a steering rack as I do have a tendency to hit pipes and the occasional wall .

I'm really excited for this car.
Let's not get too ahead of ourselves about this. Pros are such that they seldom crash or punish the cars the way the average competitive driver would. The real test will come at the hands of the masses. Then HB will have a better assessment of which components will require revisions.
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Let's not get too ahead of ourselves about this. Pros are such that they seldom crash or punish the cars the way the average competitive driver would. The real test will come at the hands of the masses. Then HB will have a better assessment of which components will require revisions.
I think we all understand that the average person will do much more damage than the pros. But it is still pretty impressive how little things have broken. Even looking at last week's Cactus race you could see cars pulled off for broken parts. Take Tebo running his prototype Kyosho, didn't he break his front and rear plus the slipper. That too is a near production prototype. Or at the worlds, I thought I heard TLR 22-4s breaking some front arms. It is just happening more in the hands of average drivers.

I'm sure there will be more. Just trying to collect data so I can understand what my initial support kit will look like. I also don't want to buy a complete second car to cover everything that could possibly break.
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