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Old 01-22-2003, 08:10 AM   #1
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Anyone here own the new Kawada SV 10 sigma? Hope to hear more comments about this new kit.
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Old 01-22-2003, 08:18 AM   #2
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This car has a very high torque and very aggressive steering. Right now, people are trying to look for the best gear ratio for this car. It is just too new.
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Yes the steering is quite agressive.....I blame the lack of rear traction. The original springs are a little too hard...I'm waiting for some softer springs before I continue testing. Quick Left/Right transisions are not too great neither, but this can be taken out with setting on the car.

The Xray with C hub can be set to the same aggressive steering...but on this car it remains stable...the Sigma is not! Also the front spring holder is wrong for the car.....you cannot get below 6mm ride height........although a set of Kyosho "flat" spring holders sorts this out pretty easily!

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Old 01-22-2003, 08:39 AM   #4
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dtm...how do u find the design of the sigma? does changing of spur difficult..... does changing replacement parts of the car tedious?
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1 screw and the entire spur gear assembly comes off the car....it is very easy. The pain on the car is setting A-arm kick-up using spacers....but this is the same on quite a few cars- 414M2, TB Evo3, Alex....just to name a few!
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dtm.... hm looks like i will stick with my sv10 2 afterall ....
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Old 01-22-2003, 09:49 PM   #7
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dtm.... hm looks like i will stick with my sv10 2 afterall ....
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Most cars will start off with some minor probs....the SV10II was no exceptions too.....
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hm what probs ???
i never had probs with it
or maybe i did but i forget abt them......

anyway 414 is also another problem free car
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hm what probs ???
i never had probs with it
or maybe i did but i forget abt them......

anyway 414 is also another problem free car
Just depends how demanding you are...........
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Well that's makes two of us AND I'm getting better and better with it, might be considering in buyin another one(makes 3-hey dtm I'm catching you )

What counts too with the sv10 II it's sits in our living room when all polished and cleaned. Would do the same when I would have a sigma, looks very nice though.
Anyone raced it yet,I know there're a few of you guys that do, so give us some feedback and if some can make a comparison between the sv10-2 and teh sigma, please don't hesitate
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hahaha.... Have you tried the original SV10 fomoco90? I still like this car better than the SV10II. Both the first 2 SVs were inherent "stable" cars you had to set them up strange (back end stiff) to make them really responsive. The Sigma is the reverse. All are pretty overweight by todays standards and all "tweek" quite easily due to the amazing no. of stand offs and screws holding them together. Also ALL SVs are damn smooooth........
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hehehe.... smooth part i will have to agree ..... even tamiya's 414m does not come close.....
maybe its their bearings?? ...imho its the belt chasis that can roll longest without motor attached if its pushed lightly

i got the sv102 because i saw how the sv10 handled ... heck man its on rails HOOKED!
cant get the original sv10 cause its outa production so i got the II
and well its super nice except the chaisis is a tad too stiff for bumpy tracks ..... and the II also cured the back end stiff to get resposnse problem ... infact it was tooo %&*&ing responsive but it did good to train my fingers hehehehe

DTM u have the 414m??
if u do how u like it compared to the kawada's??
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forgot to add.... the acceleration was one of a kind compared to most TC's

with a silvercan mabuchi 540 geared at 4.5 FDR it was FLYING comparable to some cars in higher turn mod .... and the motor does not burn out that fast compared to other cars IF geared the same ... its the smoothness i think ....
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imataquito and dtm I haven't figured out that roll out part - yet - what can it do to help, does it expand the running time- I run 64p 118-120T spurgear and 38-40 pinion. What would be the roll out?? Added should be a pic of our circuit, isn't much but is this gearin I use a good one for this type of circuit??
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............cant get the original sv10 cause its outa production so i got the II and well its super nice except the chaisis is a tad too stiff for bumpy tracks .....

DTM u have the 414m??
if u do how u like it compared to the kawada's??
If you do not use the screws in the middle of the 2 side decks it will give the SV10II is bit more flex...

I did not buy the 414m....almost did but ended up with an TB EvoII....regreted that decision!
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