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Old 08-18-2003, 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
ive never worked on woven graphite b4, the filing n the glue part seem hard... n the other supplemental parts too on the website seem hard
Here are some tips:
1. Get a good respirator to use when sanding your CF parts. Check this thread: http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=22820

2. Use 400 or 600 sandpaper to round off the sharp edges.

3. Use a new flat file for the battery slots. CF will wear it out fast, so don't buy anything fancy.

4. Use fast CA (the watery kind) to seal the chassis. Make sure you wash and dry off the chassis first. Remember to do this in a well ventilated area.

5. Lightly sand the edges of the driveshaft so they go into aluminum caps without binding. Apply a drop of CA to the flat spot where the set screw lands.

Above all, take your time and read through the directions and look at the diagrams carefully.
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Old 08-18-2003, 11:52 AM
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
So the stock hubs are durable rite?

is this a good deal?
The stock arms/hubs/carriers are made of nylon and are slightly flexible. The new hard option parts are made of composite graphite which makes them more brittle as well as hard. So the graphite ones are easier to break. The stock ones should hold up better in crashes. Aluminum will bend on hard crashes.
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:08 PM
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You should strugle to break the stock items thats for sure Although with Randman and JDM around never say never
Some good results though Randman
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
nope sorry...I painted that body for a Japanese buddy..

but it`s not that hard to do another later..about 2 days work tops..
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Like I said, just let me know when you start painting bodies, I'll get some done by you for sure Dave
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Default Re: WEB'S FIRST RACE...

Originally posted by rc-zombies
Brought out the Web Special on it's first race on Sunday.
the car is awesome.... and lot's of oohsss and awes... from fellow racers...

Practice session was a dissaster... broke a couple of hardened C-hubs and steering knuckles... those boards keep getting in my way. but did not break any of the stock arms... yet to mount the hardened arms this week. I luckily purchased the aluminum hubs/knuckles from JustRC...they held up the rest of the day. They felt more free than the harden or stock versions.

My swaybars and springs set hasn't arrived yet...had to make do with the stock and Yok springs. 1st qualifier sucked... had the wrong tires on and rear was too loose. Managed to get a good setup for the second qualifier and the car was on rails. Fast on the straights and cornered extremely well. Handling was great.. better than my former SD.

Ran the car in both Stock and mod.... in Mod I ended up stripping the spur gear completely... I guess that's when the PAL system comes into play....and another reason for the gear stripping was that the motor mount screws were loose. I guess I'll keep to stock racing for now....

Manage to qualify 7th in stock out of 50 and 6th in mod.
In stock... I raced conservatively...didn't want to break the car. Finished 5th. In Mod....I DNF... Never go to the line without soldering your wires to the motor and cells. that ended my day.

Once I get my springs,swaybars..and other stuff... this car is going to get better and better and better...
I knew you'd love the car. Dont worry, you wont have that gear problem for much longer
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
So the stock hubs are durable rite?

is this a good deal?
The stock stuff has held up fine for me since day 1, but those Jet knuckles, hubs, and castor blocks should hold up even better
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by Randman
The stock stuff has held up fine for me since day 1, but those Jet knuckles, hubs, and castor blocks should hold up even better

are those better than the xenon?
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
are those better than the xenon?
It's all aluminum, so you propably wont break anything, but Xenon is propably the best quality you can get...
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Originally posted by Headbanger
Aluminum will bend on hard crashes.
Doubt it...not with the Alloy that Square or Xenon uses

I have been in some serious crashes and I have yet to bend or break anything.. front these two companies..
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Old 08-18-2003, 06:59 PM
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I've never bent an aluminum part since I started racing, so I think you'd be fine with jet hobby, square, or xenon...
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Old 08-18-2003, 07:02 PM
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Just found something for those of you who want the web style layout, but dont want to spend the cash on a web special, or the new PAL conversion.



It's on Alex Japan's site
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Old 08-18-2003, 09:55 PM
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Default Re: WEB'S FIRST RACE...

Originally posted by rc-zombies
Brought out the Web Special on it's first race on Sunday.
the car is awesome.... and lot's of oohsss and awes... from fellow racers...

Practice session was a dissaster... broke a couple of hardened C-hubs and steering knuckles... those boards keep getting in my way. but did not break any of the stock arms... yet to mount the hardened arms this week. I luckily purchased the aluminum hubs/knuckles from JustRC...they held up the rest of the day. They felt more free than the harden or stock versions.

My swaybars and springs set hasn't arrived yet...had to make do with the stock and Yok springs. 1st qualifier sucked... had the wrong tires on and rear was too loose. Managed to get a good setup for the second qualifier and the car was on rails. Fast on the straights and cornered extremely well. Handling was great.. better than my former SD.

Ran the car in both Stock and mod.... in Mod I ended up stripping the spur gear completely... I guess that's when the PAL system comes into play....and another reason for the gear stripping was that the motor mount screws were loose. I guess I'll keep to stock racing for now....

Manage to qualify 7th in stock out of 50 and 6th in mod.
In stock... I raced conservatively...didn't want to break the car. Finished 5th. In Mod....I DNF... Never go to the line without soldering your wires to the motor and cells. that ended my day.

Once I get my springs,swaybars..and other stuff... this car is going to get better and better and better...
Where did you run?? My cudas first race was at speedworld 2 months ago I had same problems with stering brakeage in practice
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Old 08-18-2003, 09:58 PM
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how do we prevent the breakage? any suggestions?
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Old 08-18-2003, 09:59 PM
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Hey Randman I have a quick question for you, I checked out the motor sight you have on your signatue.

Can you tell me a little more about them and a good choice for running stock.

I have run Fantom based on P2K2, Reedy MVP & Trinity Revenge of the monster.

Thanks
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:01 PM
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
how do we prevent the breakage? any suggestions?
Don't hit anything

Practice is a good thing, but remember you can only control your own car.

Oh yea try a BRP plastic bumber, its big and can be made to fit
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