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Old 06-14-2005, 08:30 AM   #13906
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Thanx Shook, that's just the info I was looking for. You're becoming a regular source for info around here. Are you trying to take over Matt H. and pops spots? I haven't put my LCG together yet but maybe that's because I'm sorta in that I HATE putting used pieces on a new kit/conversion. Go figure . So I'm just compiling a list of parts needed to get started on this thing. I think I have 95% of everything, just double checking. I did race my BD yesterday though -JB
Well dish how did you do.
And no I do not want Matt H's or pops spot...Just only answering what I come across and have already asked Matt and pops...LOL just helping them out by answering the repeat questions.
I understand about using used parts but I have enough spares to almost rebuild my Rayspeed,I think a set of CVDs for the front and a couple diff bearings and its done, thought about selling it or just keep it to run down in Mexico when the church goes down for missions trips and I can entertain the orphans kids.
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Oh yea the LCG is way under weight...I am going to weight it again and make the exact wieght calibrations...will let you all know where and how much weight.
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:15 PM   #13907
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Guys a CArpet question for you all.

Running my SDW on carpet, with some success!!
The question i have relates to wat some guys ahve said is 'Oil" coning out of the carpet during the meeting.

At the beginning of the meeting, the car is very good, possibly a little pushy, but as th night goes on, the rear becomes progreessivly looser. Some have said that its "oil" coming out of the carpet, as it is still reasonably new, and others are experiencing the same thing. The ryres do feel a little slimey by the end of the night, but the do feel tacky before going slick (Using a med hard set up, rayspeed red allround, and 40shore foam fr and rear)

has any one else heard of this, and what can i do to keep the rears from going off?

TRied going harder in front, and this didnt help much either
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:39 PM   #13908
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Guys a CArpet question for you all.

Running my SDW on carpet, with some success!!
The question i have relates to wat some guys ahve said is 'Oil" coning out of the carpet during the meeting.

At the beginning of the meeting, the car is very good, possibly a little pushy, but as th night goes on, the rear becomes progreessivly looser. Some have said that its "oil" coming out of the carpet, as it is still reasonably new, and others are experiencing the same thing. The ryres do feel a little slimey by the end of the night, but the do feel tacky before going slick (Using a med hard set up, rayspeed red allround, and 40shore foam fr and rear)

has any one else heard of this, and what can i do to keep the rears from going off?

TRied going harder in front, and this didnt help much either
I would try a softer rear tire to try and keep your rear end planted when the track get's slick.
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Ill just add to what Bluey_74 just said (I race there too) we dont allow any traction compounds on the cars at all.
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:14 AM   #13910
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Guys, sorry if this sounds off topic but does your ESCs feel warm after a run? I run modified and a GTX and I dont know how hot should the ESC be so I dont know if my GTX is having problems or not...

When I m using a 7Turn its really hot, touchable but very hot, would 12G wire help to lower the heat? I m already direct soldering everything so...

BTW, my GTX starts to feel a little warm even when I run a motor with no load, is it ok?

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Old 06-15-2005, 03:54 AM   #13911
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I presently run a CGM which I'm thinking of upgrading with the LCG conversion. However I'm unsure whether it would be better to purchase a BD and use the CGM for spares. I have a second CGM that I can also Xmas tree. Is the BD the better choice? I currently run on 540 PRO and am going to Stock 27 turn.
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:35 AM   #13912
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Guys, sorry if this sounds off topic but does your ESCs feel warm after a run? I run modified and a GTX and I dont know how hot should the ESC be so I dont know if my GTX is having problems or not...

When I m using a 7Turn its really hot, touchable but very hot, would 12G wire help to lower the heat? I m already direct soldering everything so...

BTW, my GTX starts to feel a little warm even when I run a motor with no load, is it ok?

Thanks!
Yes it is normal for your esc to get hot when running, especially with a 7turn. Have you seen the pics of the pro's cars with the fans blowing directly on the heatsinks? As long as it's not shutting off and going into thermal shutdown your fine.
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I presently run a CGM which I'm thinking of upgrading with the LCG conversion. However I'm unsure whether it would be better to purchase a BD and use the CGM for spares. I have a second CGM that I can also Xmas tree. Is the BD the better choice? I currently run on 540 PRO and am going to Stock 27 turn.
Honestly you can't go wrong with either car, but for stricktly running stock or 540 then I would go with the LCG since the shaft drive will probably be a slight benefit over the belt drive.
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Yes it is normal for your esc to get hot when running, especially with a 7turn. Have you seen the pics of the pro's cars with the fans blowing directly on the heatsinks? As long as it's not shutting off and going into thermal shutdown your fine.
You are so right about the fan, not only for the speedo but for the motor. We did not run a fan at the Speedworld Cup, and the Quantum 2 was fine as far as I could tell, but the motor got so hot that the soilder on the + brush melted and the brush came off. The + spring actually melted to remove all tension from the spring as well. I think if we had a fan on the motor, we would have done much better. This happened on the 1st and 3rd A main at about 4 minutes into the race. I am working on a fan mount for the BD this week.
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You are so right about the fan, not only for the speedo but for the motor. We did not run a fan at the Speedworld Cup, and the Quantum 2 was fine as far as I could tell, but the motor got so hot that the soilder on the + brush melted and the brush came off. The + spring actually melted to remove all tension from the spring as well. I think if we had a fan on the motor, we would have done much better. This happened on the 1st and 3rd A main at about 4 minutes into the race. I am working on a fan mount for the BD this week.
tell the kid to lay off the throttle a little bit, LOL
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You are so right about the fan, not only for the speedo but for the motor. We did not run a fan at the Speedworld Cup, and the Quantum 2 was fine as far as I could tell, but the motor got so hot that the soilder on the + brush melted and the brush came off. The + spring actually melted to remove all tension from the spring as well. I think if we had a fan on the motor, we would have done much better. This happened on the 1st and 3rd A main at about 4 minutes into the race. I am working on a fan mount for the BD this week.
I'm running an open 19turn class. That means that I can build a KC handwound motor at 40*timing . Only problem is that our track is very technical then has back2back braking zones, then a long 200ft straight. So my motors get scorching hot!!!! I'm using the Reedy fan/heatsink device. I've only used it once, but it made a noticable difference on the endbell temp. I've also got the RIDE cool air scoop to channel air over the can. My non-XXX brushes look just like yours after one run, but some 767's looked fine after the fan was used and I put two runs on them.
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Yokomo has their version of the new VFS-1 Competition esc coming out as well.
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