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Old 12-31-2004, 07:51 AM   #11431
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Thanks for the help. I will admit my car handles great; but I'm always looking for that little bit extra. By the way I'm also in the Air Force.
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Thanks for the help. I will admit my car handles great; but I'm always looking for that little bit extra. By the way I'm also in the Air Force.
Oh yeah? where are you stationed at? I'm here in snowy Kunsan AB until august, I don't have a follow on yet so I don't know where I'm going after this.
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:58 AM   #11433
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I'm at Ellsworth; suprisingly we do not have any snow. I've been overseas several times; my last assignment was Rota Spain. I've been trying to get back to Europe for 4 1/2 years now. I would really like to go to Germany or Japan. Take it from me try and get a follow on to an overseas base; you won't regret it. Whats your AFSC.
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my wife doesn't really want to go overseas so it looks like i'm headed back to the states. I'm a 2A071B, working on the avionics computers on the F-16 now. I've worked C141B's, U2's, and now the F-16's. what about you?
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I'm a 2A6X2 (AGE) but I'm currently working as the Fabrication Flight Superintendent. I've worked with the F-16, A-10, F-111, B-1 and of course all the heavies since I was stationed at Rota. So your what we like to refer to as a cone head.
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yeah, but a cone head that also gets to work in an air conditioned or heated work area
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:14 AM   #11437
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I was wondering if your were back shop or flightline. You work in MXS correct. I get to hear the Avionics guys brief the Chief everyday; the acroynyms you guys use are completley confusing. How do you gut through those darn CDC's? Were off subject (MR4TCSD) aren't we.
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yeah I'm in MXS. It's been tough for me since I went from the 141's to the U2, which are completely different. Then soon as I knew something about the U2 then send me to work on the F16's which are completely different again.

alright, to get back on subject you could try to stand the rear shocks up to get that steering you want as well
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Your help today just saved me a ton of money. I was only a few hours away from buying a different car. I've got about 7 years experience with Yokomo's; I feel so comfortable with this car. I'm familiar with the adjustments and how they affect the car but I'm always looking for better steering. I will try some of the things you've suggested. I know they will help.

I feel your pain when it comes to airframes, the B-1 is an AGE hog. The equipment is different and very large. It was like starting training all over again. I highly suggest you stay away from B-1 Avionics. These guys get stuck here forever.
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Your help today just saved me a ton of money. I was only a few hours away from buying a different car. I've got about 7 years experience with Yokomo's; I feel so comfortable with this car. I'm familiar with the adjustments and how they affect the car but I'm always looking for better steering. I will try some of the things you've suggested. I know they will help.

I feel your pain when it comes to airframes, the B-1 is an AGE hog. The equipment is different and very large. It was like starting training all over again. I highly suggest you stay away from B-1 Avionics. These guys get stuck here forever.
glad I could help. I work with two guys that worked B1's, one from Dyess and the other from Ellesworth. They didn't have very good things to say about it
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I don't have the CGM but I have managed to get a ton of steering out of my Rayspeed and I'm pretty much doing the same things you guys are doing to the CGM. I've stood the front and rear shocks up with 1 position to go on the frt. lower shock and 1 position to go on the rear shock tower. I did have to modify the front shock tower to accept some of the bodies I have though. The change I liked best was the trailing steering blocks, great turn-in outta these; haven't tried the inlines though.

Thanx guys for all the help

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Matt:
When you suggested to push the rear arms all the way back to get more on power steering;
Do you also imply pushing the front arms equally backwards to retain the same wheelbase?Or do you mean to lengthen the wheelbase as well (as putting the batteries to the front)?

THanks and Happy NEW YEAR everyone!
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i am bummed, no package from the guy in the brown truck today, now i have to spend the whole day watching football instead of building.
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bumm'r, I was just about to ask you about it. got a track'n #?

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When you suggested to push the rear arms all the way back to get more on power steering;
Do you also imply pushing the front arms equally backwards to retain the same wheelbase?Or do you mean to lengthen the wheelbase as well (as putting the batteries to the front)?

THanks and Happy NEW YEAR everyone!
Just try putting the rear arms back, it will lengthen the wheelbase and give you more onpower steering. I always run my front arms in the back position anyway so you might want to try that too. It sounds weird but having both front and rear arms all the way back just makes the car feel better for me, more steering and more stability.
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