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Old 07-17-2004, 04:34 PM   #8956
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Have you found out yet what chassis Billy E is running. He seems to be on the pace.

Who else in the top 20 is running Yokes ?

Did a couple of runs with mine today with a 9 turn single. It's quick and gives the duration. With a very second hand set of tyres it was still on the pace. I really do like this car. Tweek is just a thing of the past. You just put it on the track and it's always right.

Still waiting for some more results from Oregon before hitting the sack. It's half past midnight out here.
I was told before the nats that he prefered the SSG, I don't know if he stuck with that or changed. I don't know of anyone in the top 20 other than Billy that's running the yokomo, the teams quite small in the states at the moment.
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Old 07-17-2004, 04:45 PM   #8957
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I have a pic of the top 10 at the worlds in 98. I think 6 of the 10 were driving Yokes then, and lots of them were from the US.

Barry B. Mike Blackstock. Mike Swauger. Masami of course. John Orr. That's 5. I'm sure there was another.

Of course that's before the TC3.

Pity Yokomo USA don't put a bit more effort into it.
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Pity Yokomo USA don't put a bit more effort into it.
Things will be changing
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That's definately got to be good news. Pity they can't have HARA back.
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Old 07-18-2004, 03:13 PM   #8960
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Hey Guys,

I'm thinking of picking up a spool for my cgm. I have used both one-way and diffs but want to try something new and the spools seem to be getting very popular. I have heard that they are hard on parts though, do they cause parts to wear out faster from normal use or is it a crashing issue? I currently have the square titanium axles and drive shafts, should i switch to something else or stock up on some other parts? Also, I mostly run stock and the tracks I usually race at are fairly tight, not wide open, which is why i choose to use diffs most of the time, is the spool a good choice?

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Old 07-18-2004, 04:20 PM   #8961
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Hey Guys,

I'm thinking of picking up a spool for my cgm. I have used both one-way and diffs but want to try something new and the spools seem to be getting very popular. I have heard that they are hard on parts though, do they cause parts to wear out faster from normal use or is it a crashing issue? I currently have the square titanium axles and drive shafts, should i switch to something else or stock up on some other parts? Also, I mostly run stock and the tracks I usually race at are fairly tight, not wide open, which is why i choose to use diffs most of the time, is the spool a good choice?

Thanks,

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Square Ti bones are strong but they do wear fast.
I'm now using the stock steel bones with some antiwear grease
Didn't break any gear with the spool, seems that it has the right amount of play with out any shim on it.
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Old 07-19-2004, 03:16 PM   #8962
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Anyone happen to know the rayspeed spring rates? I am trying to compare them to the standard yokomo springs.

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here you are:

Yokomo
Spring Rating [lb/in]
Orange 18.87
Green 16.06
Pink 14.93
Yellow 14.71
White 12.94
Blue 12.12

Rayspeed
Spring Rating [lb/in]
Gray 19.90
Red 18.26
White 17.17
Yellow 14.87
Blue 14.29
Green 13.20
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Old 07-19-2004, 09:43 PM   #8964
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New Team Bomber Carbon Graphite Center Shaft. It weights about 1/2 of the stock shaft.
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:56 PM   #8965
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New Team Bomber Carbon Graphite Center Shaft. It weights about 1/2 of the stock shaft.
Is it just me, or is the image not complete?
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Is it just me, or is the image not complete?
Yep it"s only there a little
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:23 AM   #8967
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POPS.

Can you repost that pic of the Bomber shaft.

We run one on my son's TC3 and it's been no problem at all, even with 7 and 8 turn motors.

In fact I want to get a couple for my Yoke too. At the moment I am using the Tobee Craft one.

BLAKE.

We have been using spools for quite a while. They take a bit of getting used to but wenow find that we are quicker on most tracks with the spool, both on my Yoke, and on my son's TC3.

Yes they do cause more drive train wear, but I have solved this problem on the SD by making rubber boots to cover up the CV joints. They are now packed with grease, and the grease stays in.

Have a look at the pic.

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:03 AM   #8968
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Joe,

what did you use to make the boots for the axle joints, anything special? Also, did you just put standard black grease in them?

Thanks for the info,

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:21 AM   #8969
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BLAKE.

To answer your questions.

The material used for the boots is simple shrink tube. Find some tube that will fit over the CV stub axle. Lay it over it with about 1mm overhang at the bearing end and 4 or 5 mm at the driveshaft end.

Fill with ordinary black grease as used on diff thrust bearings, then put the heat gun to it. Very simple but also very effective.

Driveshaft wear is now absolutely minimal.

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Old 07-20-2004, 04:18 AM   #8970
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CGM question 2684 and 2685......

Ok just "tried" to fit all the radio gear in the tray and with the standard JR servo and Duratrax streak speed control it looks like this will be the first kit where I have to mount the receiver on top of the servo (at least if I want access to the frequency changing pots anyway).

So the question is does this have much of an effect if any on the handling of the car?

And the other more important question is....how the hell do you get the motor cam to fit on a johnson 540 I've just tried it and the hole is to small by about 2 mm and their isn't enough metal left to drill out the hole without breaching the side of the cam?

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