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Old 01-02-2015, 08:13 AM
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We like to have a new general thread each year so here it is, a gathering place for the whole Family. We have several exciting new products in the pipeline all at once, so many that sometimes Paul has trouble deciding which to work on first.

Comments/questions about anything X Factory welcome here, including Infinity parts.
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:38 AM
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Consider adding links to the previous years threads. Once they drop a few pages back your presence on the forum is all but gone.
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X Factory Vehicle Specific Threads:
X Factory X-6 Cubed
X Factory SCX-60CF
X Factory X-7 Development

Previous year threads:
X Factory 2014: Mid Motor Mafia
X Factory 2013: Constantly Raising The Bar
X Factory 2012: Constantly Raising The Bar
X Factory 2011: Taking RC Racing To The Next Level
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Is the 4wd car idea dead?
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Woot! 2015!
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:16 PM
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The X - 7 is not dead, but it is on the very back burner. The engineering principles on the car remain solid, and it appears nobody else has them today. I think Paul explained in one of our Race Videos that the problem is finding the correct belts. The car is ballistic fast, and the belts will last 2-3 race weekends, but that's it. They get loose and adjusting them is a constant hassle. OK for our test vehicles, but not OK for production. We've followed the directions of several belt companies' engineers, actually giving them the C.A.D., then purchasing and using the belts & pulleys they recommend, and nothing has worked for the length of time we need for production.

Meanwhile, there are sooo many other things for us to do, things we can sell now. The Infinity line will expand again before January is out -- final testing of production parts is happening as I write this -- then the SCX - 61, then two more Infinity parts. We only have one engineer, Paul, and it's a matter of what will he work on now?

The X - 7 will take research, time, and money. We are bringing many other things to market which you want/need now. We began with 4WD and it's still our favorite class. Notice we have video up on our site of the 4WD A Main at Nationals with Paul and friends commentating as the event unfolds -- difficult to put together with the equipment we have -- and we don't make a car in that class any more. We must like it!
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Fresh cars for the new year!
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:55 PM
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Great-looking stable ya got there!
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:26 PM
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Hi All,

How much hinge pin play is too much? I have 60 thousands of an inch front to back at the hub, seems like a lot. With the hub play included I have a 10th of an inch! I have grub screws in the hub so all of the play is in the arm. I did shim the arm at the inner mount so the arm doesn't slide back and forth. It's not worn out; the truck only has a couple of races on it and a couple practice days.
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have to come in for a traditional hello to the family
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:31 AM
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Afm, use the play to shim your arms and hubs where you want them. Forward? Back? How much? Center? It's all part of tuning.
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2 pics my son took of my scx-60cf in action at The Field of Dreams race in Kansas over the weekend. the truck did everything it was told to do... I on the other hand told it to do some things wrong. haha

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Old 01-12-2015, 11:02 AM
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I have it shimmed front to back with very little play, I'm talking about the front to back "slop" in the arm. If you hold the axle it moves front to back about a tenth of an inch or so. My new body ready for action!
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Are the rear arms available individually ? Mine broke in 6 minutes on a little indoor track ...
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:28 PM
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The arms come in pairs; however they are interchangeable. #3011 for both trucks, #3012 for buggy.

As to your slop, Afm, I can't say why it's there. Could be wear on the arm or hub, could be a problem with a brand new part, possibly something else.
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