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Old 09-19-2003, 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by ImGoinRCn
looks like a reciever battery pack...might need all they can get for 8 minutes of racing...
Hope Dave can tell us more about it.In HK,receiver pack battery is illegal for EP race.
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:29 AM
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Originally posted by rtypec
Trust me, RBF is a very good driver AND has been on top of several large races. Now if only Alex USA can clone two or three more of him... It's very difficult to find drivers with a lot of talent and chassis know-how to lure them onto a team.
Believe me, I know Dave is an awesome driver, he's handed me my ass enough to prove that But he's just 1 person, when Alex USA grows, if they picked up a couple more drivers like him, the R2 would get out much more in the states. I know a ton of drivers out there dont even know that the car exists...
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:32 AM
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Thank you very much for all your responses about gearing! I will just have to experiment a little more with my pinion then. I will even try the '3-second' rule.

BTW, yes, I did get my cuda used - but it was in excellent condition. I tore it down and rebuilt it anyway - including cleaning all the bearings - Except for the one-way. I'd never had a one-way before I didn't know what to do with it so I just left it. Then last race it got destroyed after getting hit from the side (that and a wheel). Maybe it got tight because I didn't re-oil it - I dunno. So, I'm buying a new 4-bearing one-way - what kind of maintenance do these thing require? Do I just need to clean and oil this thing just like my other bearings? I just use bearing old drops from Trinity on my other bearings.
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by Randman
Believe me, I know Dave is an awesome driver, he's handed me my ass enough to prove that But he's just 1 person, when Alex USA grows, if they picked up a couple more drivers like him, the R2 would get out much more in the states. I know a ton of drivers out there dont even know that the car exists...
Racers at my track make fun of my Cuda...wait until they race more against it. They didn't take too highly of a 3 year old yoke doing it...hehe...they'll need 20lb test line to catch up with it...
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Originally posted by ImGoinRCn
Racers at my track make fun of my Cuda...wait until they race more against it. They didn't take too highly of a 3 year old yoke doing it...hehe...they'll need 20lb test line to catch up with it...
The guys at SoCal definately dont make fun of the R2, a lot of the top drivers for their class are running the car, and it does show what it's made of
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Originally posted by Randman
The guys at SoCal definately dont make fun of the R2, a lot of the top drivers for their class are running the car, and it does show what it's made of
They just like their TC3s here...I bet I finished every race last winter but one with my yoke...I don't crash very much, that's my fault, and avoid the others...they break all of the time...can't win races you don't finish.
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The TC3's definately arent as popular as they used to be out here, a lot of people have switched over to other cars. Losi/Tamiya/Alex are becoming just as common...
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well, I guess they haven't caught up with the in crowd yet...let em keep racing them, they might learn after a while...well, maybe...let em break, I'll just keep racing...
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Check out round 1 and 2 video of the JMRCA on the Yokomo website:

http://www.yokomousa.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=770


I wish we had track like that here...
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The Yokomo forum is down, but I'll be sure to check that out in a little while.
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Old 09-19-2003, 02:19 PM
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The videos I downloaded were just a minute long. It covers only a few laps....4 or 5 maybe.
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Yeah, cuts off at 1.09 for some reason..
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Originally posted by Randman
Yeah, cuts off at 1.09 for some reason..
suppose to be the full 8min. race...
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
suppose to be the full 8min. race...
let us know when the full race can be downloaded...thanks
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I got the full movie last night for both heats, after 1 min its just the same, hes just a robot no wheels out of place all race, amazing.
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