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Old 07-21-2010, 04:42 AM   #646
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How do you guys balance your cars left to right, on my xrays there is 2 little holes on each end of the car for balancing pins. Is the avid v2 the same????
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How do you guys balance your cars left to right, on my xrays there is 2 little holes on each end of the car for balancing pins. Is the avid v2 the same????
YES there are 2 small holes on the bottom of the chassis
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How do you guys balance your cars left to right, on my xrays there is 2 little holes on each end of the car for balancing pins. Is the avid v2 the same????
Maybe this can hellp:
I have assemble one Avid V2 for my buddy and i have to tell that there is lot of added work to put this car on the track, don't remember if holes for balacing are there.
Fit&finish is a little problem on this car, one axle/dogbone was problem-production fault, balls thruout the car are weak, don't over screw them as you will brake them, pinions are problem to mount, look for ones that have screw near tooths as motorshaft may be to short, one motor mouting screw is a big problem as spur gear covers motor screw complitly, you may drill thru spur gear but it's on the end near tooths, what else?, you don't have servo arms in package and finding right one is pain + manual work on stearing parts to fit servo link without link scraping upper deck.
Upper deck is tight fit so you may like to shorten a little ends to have free mount space for better flex.
Few manual missdirections
That's all i can remember.

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Maybe this can hellp:
I have assemble one Avid V2 for my buddy and i have to tell that there is lot of added work to put this car on the track, don't remember if holes for balacing are there.
Fit&finish is a little problem on this car, one axle/dogbone was problem-production fault, balls thruout the car are weak, don't over screw them as you will brake them, pinions are problem to mount, look for ones that have screw near tooths as motorshaft may be to short, one motor mouting screw is a big problem as spur gear covers motor screw complitly, you may drill thru spur gear but it's on the end near tooths, what else?, you don't have servo arms in package and finding right one is pain + manual work on stearing parts to fit servo link without link scraping upper deck.
Upper deck is tight fit so you may like to shorten a little ends to have free mount space for better flex.
Few manual missdirections
That's all i can remember.
When did you assemble your V2?, last saturday i finished mine on the track and the only things as you correctly said žs that using a big spur, like my 124 teeth, the bottom mounting motor screw is covered by the spur, using a little ones no problem.

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When did you assemble your V2?, last saturday i finished mine on the track and the only things as you correctly said žs that using a big spur, like my 124 teeth, the bottom mounting motor screw is covered by the spur, using a little ones no problem.

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20 days ago - and i have assembled before about 10 cars from HPI/HB, Yokomo and Tamiya, that was my first Avid.
Dogbone-axle link - production problem on axle/dogbone part-10x15x4 ball bearings would not fit with easy and that dogbone was not usable as looked like pin holes are not in center so lot of chaters with small amout of stearing was produced when mounted on the car.

Very low quality balls on car, i have crushed 2 as you can't tight them thred lock is only option here:
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Did you receive servo arm with kit? I have found that HPI servo arms from my Cyclone fit best, we allso have robitronic red aluminium servo arm as you can se from link, that arm is no fit to that car, if u use upper hole then link hits upper deck(u can resolve this with dremel), if u use lover hole then link hits servo(servo link is under).
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20 days ago - and i have assembled before about 10 cars from HPI/HB, Yokomo and Tamiya, that was my first Avid.
Dogbone-axle link - production problem on axle/dogbone part-10x15x4 ball bearings would not fit with easy and that dogbone was not usable as looked like pin holes are not in center so lot of chaters with small amout of stearing was produced when mounted on the car.

Very low quality balls on car, i have crushed 2 as you can't tight them thred lock is only option here:
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Did you receive servo arm with kit? I have found that HPI servo arms from my Cyclone fit best, we allso have robitronic red aluminium servo arm as you can se from link, that arm is no fit to that car, if u use upper hole then link hits upper deck(u can resolve this with dremel), if u use lover hole then link hits servo(servo link is under).
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Ciao Tomislav,
i'm sorry but i didn't had so much problems when i assembled my chassis, i heard that in the first production batch there was some problems solved with the second batch, probably your model was a first batch.
Re servo arm, i'm only using the tamiya ones in all my models (presently i'm holding: tt01 - tb03 - corally assasin - speedmind daytona - 3racing f1-09 - corally c10x all ready to run), and i don't care if servo arms is supplied or not.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:32 PM   #652
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20 days ago - and i have assembled before about 10 cars from HPI/HB, Yokomo and Tamiya, that was my first Avid.
Dogbone-axle link - production problem on axle/dogbone part-10x15x4 ball bearings would not fit with easy and that dogbone was not usable as looked like pin holes are not in center so lot of chaters with small amout of stearing was produced when mounted on the car.

Very low quality balls on car, i have crushed 2 as you can't tight them thred lock is only option here:
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Did you receive servo arm with kit? I have found that HPI servo arms from my Cyclone fit best, we allso have robitronic red aluminium servo arm as you can se from link, that arm is no fit to that car, if u use upper hole then link hits upper deck(u can resolve this with dremel), if u use lover hole then link hits servo(servo link is under).
servo arm
servo
What are you trying to say that all the other manufactures have no problems:l ol::l ol:
Steven.
By the way no issues with my build bearing were a bit tight but not a problem.
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All manufactures have there issues with cars, thats why they come out with new and improved ones every year
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:42 PM   #654
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I did not have any problems really to speak of went smooth I thought. I have built other brands and this went as well as those (HPI pro4, 3 Associatied TC5,Schumacher Mi3.5) I also do not worry about the kit coming with servo arm as I always use a servo saver from Kimbrough. The pinion is not that hard to work with, kinda the same setup as Xray T3.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:48 PM   #655
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I used a #56 drill to drill the breather hole 3/16 is .1875"in dia. and is really big for a breather hole. but i feel this mod gives a more consistant and easier to build shock. also makes setting the rebound on the shocks easier.
My bad on this I did not use a 3/16 bit it was a 1/16th I am sorry for this confusion it was late last night.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:49 PM   #656
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My bad on this I did not use a 3/16 bit it was a 1/16th I am sorry for this confusion it was late last night.
Jeff,
pls post a pics showing where you drilled the hole, i'll like to improve the performace of my shock, but i don't want loose them as i didn't do it never before.
In any case i replace the piston head with tamiya ones and now my shock are working much better then before.

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What are you trying to say that all the other manufactures have no problems:l ol::l ol:
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By the way no issues with my build bearing were a bit tight but not a problem.
No, others do have problems too from time to time, but from my experience of puting together 13 cars Avid V2 did have more problems then others kits that past thru my hands.
3 Asso kits - in one kit was missing pins on 2 dogbones
1 xray kit - all ok
2 hpi kits - all ok
3 hot bodies kits - all ok
1 yokomo kit - all ok
2 tamiya kits - all ok

1 Avid V2 kit - one bad dogbone/axle, link balls problem, stearing fitting and missing servo arm, ball bearing overfilled with grease, uneaven rear shock tower(2mm).

But don't wory car is running fine after replaced dogbone/axle and corect all other problems.

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I've had the most problems of any car I ever built with the Avid too. granted it was a v1, so not sure if these apply to v2.

Balls (I think six or seven of them) turned out to be squashed so the threaded section could not be used. Chucked away and replaced with Yokomo items of the same design, size, head diameter.
All the mating surfaces were very very tight which is not a bad thing in itself, but it makes for a lot of effort to put everything together correctly. I am talking about top deck, motor mount to bottom deck, all other keyed aluminium parts that fit into the chassis (bulkheads, etc).

Then it was the plastics. One of the driveshaft blade protectors snapped right away when I was trying to pull it over the pin. Just like that.

The shock caps have a very loose thread, I thought they were the wrong caps. Everything else I built was spot on (think for instance of the TRF shock caps, oh well, the Avid's are nowhere near that).

I am sorry to say, I bought the car with a lot of enthusiasm, but by the time I finished it, I realised I had made a big mistake. If you want to run this car, you need to realise you need serious training in stripping it dwon and putting it back together if you are to be ready for the next race in time. My guess is they used some cheap factroy in SE Asia to keep costs down, but it ended up costing them more.

Then there's the design mistakes. To replace the spur you have to pull down the entire rear end because the keyed bulkheads do not allow for the shaft to slide out if you take out just one side (as if that wasn't enough of a drama). Adjusting the inboard camber link balls is impossible without taking the plates off and so on and on. Epic fail.
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Ciao guys,
could you pls suggest me where to buy the ceramic ball bearings, taking into consideration that i'm italian, so an european supplyer would be the best, otherwise far east ones, but not USA as all shipment are performed by express currier and then stopped by italian customs that will apply v.a.t. and other taxes increasing a lot the final costs

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The avid v2 is a great car. i have built so many kits its really hard to count how many i have built and the avid v2 was no different from any other. it is very easy to work on.

the shocks once you get the hang of them are actually great shocks i choose to use hot bodies shock bladders as the stock ones felt a little bit big but thats all.

the suspension balls you can't tighten the ball and the screw at the same time, hold the ball with the wrench and tighten the screw with out moving the ball and no issues.

ream the suspension arms just like every other kit and they are butter smooth on the hinge pins. and add either .2-.3mm shims to remove suspension slop in the blocks, they even supply .2mm shims for this in the kit for you.

the bearings are thick with grease but run it once they are fine and they will last alot longer this way.

on the diff i decided to run hotbodies ceramic diff balls and the diff is smooth as glass.

also low friction belts are awesome for the car as they free up the drivetrain.

driveshaft blades are great have had no issues and they dont even show signs of wear on them.

the suspension plastics are of great quality on the v2 i just put the hard arms on my car and the material on those are top notch as well.

on another note available right now is the new 0 angle driveshafts for the v2 and the 2mm topdeck is now available and both items are in stock at skmotion.net as well as the lipo holders look under the hop-ups page and click on avid v2.
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