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Old 01-29-2004, 04:16 PM   #6361
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It was during the Socal GP. The day before, they had the same camera mounted in the cockpit of an F201 for and F1RL race. If you thought the socal footage was cool. The F1 footage at the Tamiya Track would blow you away. However, I think the tape got "taped over" or something and I don't believe Yokomo would post a video of it
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Old 01-29-2004, 05:08 PM   #6362
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The F1 would have definately given a clearer image... I thought about getting one of those little cameras, it would be really cool to tape a race from inside the cockpit
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Old 01-29-2004, 08:53 PM   #6363
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Hi Guys,

We got a call from Yokomo USA today, and the CGM kits and conversion kits has arrived a day early. We should be getting them in stock tomorrow, so those of you that have pre-ordered, we will try our best to get them out tomorrow.

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Old 01-29-2004, 09:05 PM   #6364
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Thanks for the update and good news Steve!
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Old 01-29-2004, 09:17 PM   #6365
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I changed the setup back to a SoCal setup, but I should be able to remember......
Thx Rand, I will give it a try.
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Thx Rand, I will give it a try.
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:05 PM   #6367
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Ramon - Did you decide if you wanted to keep your S9550?
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:38 AM   #6368
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I know one shouldn't ask two different questions on one post, because only one will be answered, but I can't help myself... that's why, later on, I have to ask again

soooooo.... has anyone tried to use blades (schum, xray, ...) on their yokes?

Thanks,
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Yes Paul.

I use Corally Assassin blades on my SD. They are a straight fit on the driveshaft pins but slightly wider externally. Nothing that can't be sorted in 5 minutes with a small file on the diff half slots.

I made my own front spool so I simply cut the slots to size.

I have now made a second spool. This time I used 2 diff halves from a Corally C4. They are made from harder alloy, very precise - one doesn't expect any less from Corally and fit perfectly. All I had to do was make a central spacer and then just bolt it all together. It's still lighter than the standard plastic diff.

Schumacher blades are cheaper but the hole is too small.

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Old 01-30-2004, 01:40 AM   #6369
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Wolfe Motorsports makes a beautiful aluminum spool, but I havn't found a way to keep from chewing them up with the steel dogbone.

Can you give us an address or some way of contacting them.

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Old 01-30-2004, 05:28 AM   #6370
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I use Corally Assassin blades on my SD. They are a straight fit on the driveshaft pins but slightly wider externally. Nothing that can't be sorted in 5 minutes with a small file on the diff half slots.

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I'm ordering mine today. My diff out slots are just beginning to wear anyway - so I'll have less filing to do
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Old 01-30-2004, 08:01 AM   #6371
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Allen Drivers - Which are best?

I'm getting some new tools.

Does anyone here have any views on who make the best Allen drivers?

I was thinking along the lines of Hudy, 3 Racing or AE.

Which should I get and why etc?

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Old 01-30-2004, 08:36 AM   #6372
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Exclamation Blades for Yok!!!

Following Jonbull's posts, I'll be getting blades for the Yok - but I'll be getting the RC Lab's blades instead.

In my quest for Assasin Blades, I ended up speaking to the designer of the RC Lab chassis, Mike Smith (who just so happens to distribute Corally in the UK), he assures me that the RC Lab's blades are the same thickness as the Assasin ones BUT the shape is better suited for the fit within the Yok diff-outs. Assasin ones have more of a cresent shape, where as the RC lab ones are more square. Apparently this square shape makes it less likely to 'pop' a blade.

To fit the RC Labs blades, .4mm needs to be filed of each side of the slot in the diff-outs. The more accurately this is done, the less chance there is of nasty vibrations occuring.

Corally team drivers are now switching to the RC Lab blades, so they must be very good. I should have them 2 morro and I'll be racing them the day after, so I'll let you know what I think of them.

At last - blades for the Yok SD!!

Hope this helps, and thanks again to Jonbull for putting me in the right direction.
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Old 01-30-2004, 08:43 AM   #6373
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Word of warning though, regarding RC Labs/Assasin blades: - they don't fit on MIP bones and various other after market ones based on the MIP design.

They do fit on the kit standard metric Yokomo bones (including MR4 hardened bones etc).
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The Assassin uses MIP CVD as standard, I'm pretty sure its blades fits on any MIP bones...
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I'm getting some new tools.

Does anyone here have any views on who make the best Allen drivers?

I was thinking along the lines of Hudy, 3 Racing or AE.

Which should I get and why etc?

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Hudy makes the best wrenches i've seen.
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