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Old 03-28-2004, 07:08 PM   #7711
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Well Steve you got one sold for sure to me...lol Keep us up to date on them. Ran my CGM this weekend in mod and had some very good luck but I am wanting to try a spool out.

Thanks for brining us this cool new product!

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Old 03-28-2004, 09:40 PM   #7712
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Hi Guys,

initial test of the SD spool was awesome, the car handles great (we tested on a medium/large size outdoor track with decent bite) very predictable in and out of the turns.

These spools are made of steel so they are very durable, and because we incorporated a lot lightening process (hollowing out the center of the spool and milling out the back plate) these spools are about the same weight as the one-way unit with the outdrives on.

I'll have an exact weight of the two on Monday when I get back to work and have access to our digital scale

We should have these available very soon.

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Would like to get one for Alex to use at the Reedy. Keep us posted Steve.
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Old 03-28-2004, 10:02 PM   #7713
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speaking of spools, I tested all day today with a spool and got it working pretty good. I'll post the setup when I get a chance, hopefully tomorrow.
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speaking of spools, I tested all day today with a spool and got it working pretty good. I'll post the setup when I get a chance, hopefully tomorrow.
are you racing nextweekend? It should be fun. I'll have some new ponies by nextweekend.
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:31 AM   #7715
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Hi friends. Greetings from Malta.

I have been running a spool on my Yokes for at least 6 months. As nobody made one professionally I had to make my own. And yes the car is ballistic with the front spool.

STEVE.

Why not dural, like the IRS one for the TC3. It will be tons lighter. The one way is way too heavy.

DRAG RACE SD.

I ran my car in a 60 metre drag race on Saturday and made FTD. I also ran a rail but couldn't equal the SD times. Best pass with the rail was 4.30 sec. Best pass with the SD was 4.23. Open the attachment to see my rail.

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Old 03-29-2004, 01:13 AM   #7716
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Hi Guys,

initial test of the SD spool was awesome, the car handles great (we tested on a medium/large size outdoor track with decent bite) very predictable in and out of the turns.

These spools are made of steel so they are very durable, and because we incorporated a lot lightening process (hollowing out the center of the spool and milling out the back plate) these spools are about the same weight as the one-way unit with the outdrives on.

I'll have an exact weight of the two on Monday when I get back to work and have access to our digital scale

We should have these available very soon.

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Sweet, how much will they be?
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Old 03-29-2004, 07:09 AM   #7717
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Hey guys - I just did the 90 steering servo mod on my car yesterday. Came out well, though when I was counter sunking one of the holes I decided to use a bigger drill bit. Well it grabbed too well and went all the way though the chassis! I fixed it by using a counter sunk washer and that's holding well. Man was I really pissed. I thought I was going to have to use one screw and some shoe goo to hold down the servo down.

I think the 90 will really help the steering response.

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Old 03-29-2004, 07:55 AM   #7718
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Hey guys - I just did the 90 steering servo mod on my car yesterday. Came out well, though when I was counter sunking one of the holes I decided to use a bigger drill bit. Well it grabbed too well and went all the way though the chassis! I fixed it by using a counter sunk washer and that's holding well. Man was I really pissed. I thought I was going to have to use one screw and some shoe goo to hold down the servo down.

I think the 90 will really help the steering response.

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Time to get the CGM, it is a much better chassis.
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Old 03-29-2004, 09:19 AM   #7719
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Hi friends. Greetings from Malta.

I have been running a spool on my Yokes for at least 6 months. As nobody made one professionally I had to make my own. And yes the car is ballistic with the front spool.

STEVE.

Why not dural, like the IRS one for the TC3. It will be tons lighter. The one way is way too heavy.

DRAG RACE SD.

I ran my car in a 60 metre drag race on Saturday and made FTD. I also ran a rail but couldn't equal the SD times. Best pass with the rail was 4.30 sec. Best pass with the SD was 4.23. Open the attachment to see my rail.

Regards

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Hi Joe,

We decided not to make the spools out of aluminum or "dural" simply for durability reasons. Most of the customers complain that the IRS spools in their TC3 do not last more than a whole race weekend. So the fact that they are no heavier than a one-way means you're not really loosing out by running a spool and if we can make them last much longer than the aluminum spools, then I think that's a plus for the customers

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Old 03-29-2004, 09:26 AM   #7720
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Time to get the CGM, it is a much better chassis.
I want to see how this chassis runs outdoors, and if its not working out for me, a CGM conversion might be in the works. Been spending a lot lately, need to put a hold on that and actually get some performance out of the $$ I've been spending.
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I know Tosolini runs a Locked up oneway as a spool. I like the fact that it will be steel. I know the guys that have them for the tc3 (Baker) really like them and have great longevity, which is important to a spool.

Thanks again Steve for getting this item produced!

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yea good to see one getting produced
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John Fontaine,

Get some plumbers putty and fill in the holes. Then remark and redrill, and sand it smooth after it has dried. It's a great quick fix for graphite and composite chassis. I used it on my graphite chassied YZ-10 when I made and error on cutting the holes for my adjustable wheelbase chassis mod. One years worth of runs, no breaks or cracks there again.
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Here's my spool setup I came up with this weekend.
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are you racing nextweekend? It should be fun. I'll have some new ponies by nextweekend.
Yeah, I'm racing the first race of the NORCAL TC Challenge down in Gilroy this weekend. You should come down too, unless you don't want to represent all your sponsors in the biggest racing series in northern california
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