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Old 04-28-2004, 07:36 PM   #8056
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Does anyone have this car yet? How does it perform?
We talked about a car that hasn't even been released yet for 269 pages.
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:41 AM   #8057
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On the issue of the right name for the Yoke driveshafts, and at the risk of sounding pedantic:

Yoke refer to them as universals. They are technically correct, but I see nothing wrong in referring to them as CVDs.

Technically a CVD is a totally different system, as used in most modern front wheel drive full size cars - a system of caged balls.

Most RC car manufacturers refer to their drive shaft couplings as CVD. MIP sell them as CVDs though technically they are universals, or cross joints.

I'll keep calling them CVDs. Everybody knows what I mean.

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Old 04-29-2004, 04:01 AM   #8058
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can i convert my mr-4tc special to yok cgm?
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:08 AM   #8059
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can i convert my mr-4tc special to yok cgm?
Not economically. They are two totally different cars.
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:23 AM   #8060
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On the issue of the right name for the Yoke driveshafts, and at the risk of sounding pedantic:

Yoke refer to them as universals. They are technically correct, but I see nothing wrong in referring to them as CVDs.

Technically a CVD is a totally different system, as used in most modern front wheel drive full size cars - a system of caged balls.

Most RC car manufacturers refer to their drive shaft couplings as CVD. MIP sell them as CVDs though technically they are universals, or cross joints.

I'll keep calling them CVDs. Everybody knows what I mean.

Regards

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Thanks for clarifying that Johnbull.

I suppose all CVDs are infact types of Universal Joints, but only ones that have a Constant Velocity action can be called CVDs or CVJs. As I understand it there are numerous CVD designs dating back to the twenties - I'm going by memory on a book I read by Hillier about automotive engineering - the caged ball system is a more popular design due to the larger range of movement the design offers. This is essential for front wheel drive cars to maintain acceptable steering lock/turning radius.

The driveshafts we use in our Yoks appear to have constant velocity out-put within the useable range of angles.
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Old 04-29-2004, 09:34 AM   #8061
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Heres my car
Ive also just fitted a novak ss brushless kit (yesterday) and it tottaly rocks my socks!!
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Old 04-29-2004, 09:35 AM   #8062
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:08 AM   #8063
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I was wondering what is the best place is to get the CG conversion?

Is Speedtech the only place that sells the conversions?

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Old 04-29-2004, 12:37 PM   #8064
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Hi guys,

I got a SD SSG and I want to convert it in CGM.
I don't want to buy the regular conversion kit because there's no the light weight chassis inside.
So I have to buy the light weight chassis, but i wonder which other parts are needed to build a CGM.

Can I put the F and R suspension block that I have for the ssg or is it necessary to put the ones which are in two parts?

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Old 04-29-2004, 04:14 PM   #8065
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dawgmeat, I was just wondering why your are running the third screw on the motor mount (closest to the edge of the chassis). In my kit it told me not to put taht screw in, I believ for tweak purposes.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:22 PM   #8066
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Hi guys,

I got a SD SSG and I want to convert it in CGM.
I don't want to buy the regular conversion kit because there's no the light weight chassis inside.
So I have to buy the light weight chassis, but i wonder which other parts are needed to build a CGM.

Can I put the F and R suspension block that I have for the ssg or is it necessary to put the ones which are in two parts?

Thanks

Hugo
There's only 8 grams of difference between the lightened and regular CGM chassis.

I went the conversion route. If you were to buy all the bits individually, you would wind up paying more.

You could buy the lightened CGM chassis and sell the regular CGM chassis. I'm sure there's people out there that would want to experiment lightening it.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:51 PM   #8067
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Hi guys,

I got a SD SSG and I want to convert it in CGM.
I don't want to buy the regular conversion kit because there's no the light weight chassis inside.
So I have to buy the light weight chassis, but i wonder which other parts are needed to build a CGM.

Can I put the F and R suspension block that I have for the ssg or is it necessary to put the ones which are in two parts?

Thanks

Hugo
You have to use the split suspension mounts. It would cost too much to buy all the parts seperately. Buy the conversion kit and later you can just add the lightweight chassis. Who knows anything could happen and you might need that old chassis in a pinch.
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Old 04-29-2004, 07:25 PM   #8068
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I was looking at one of the setup sheets for the SSG.


It side RS#2 pistion what does RS stand for?




I was wondering what is the best place is to get the CG conversion?

Is Speedtech the only place that sells the conversions?
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Old 04-29-2004, 07:58 PM   #8069
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I was looking at one of the setup sheets for the SSG.


It side RS#2 pistion what does RS stand for?




I was wondering what is the best place is to get the CG conversion?

Is Speedtech the only place that sells the conversions?
RS stands for RaySpeed. www.speedworldraceway.com also sells the CGM conversion, as well as speedtech.
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Old 04-29-2004, 08:18 PM   #8070
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Hi, anyone know how much lighter the HPI PRO4 is to the SSG and CGM? We had a PRO4 on rails running at our club last week and it was fast!! Talked to the owner after the race and he said that he was gearing it higher than most of us were (i run an SSG), and that reason is is that his ride was 'simply lighter'. I am wondering how much lighter.
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