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Old 12-18-2003, 01:47 PM   #8086
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Yes it is! just be careful and don't melt the outdrive!

But hmmm, could you do it and not interfere with the movement of the dogbone??? It would be pretty hard to just heat shrink the very end, and if you did the whole thing it would rub on the dogbone ... wouldn't it?

you would want to cut it to length and slide it on there and then heat it making sure you dont have it to long so it doesnt contact the bearings.
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zgeist: Click o the "smoky mnt raceway" link in my signature, go to "track pictues" then "track changes" and see how we made some "flappers" in the turns to minimize breaking your car in the turns. I haven't broken any outdrives on my Cuda yet, I'm glad I have a spare set, just in case. You must be hitting a lot out there to break them. I stil think that the Cuda is still a way better car than the TC3. Hope the pictures help your track if applied.
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Thanks for the info. That looks really cool. Our track was recently changed and it is similar, but our "flappers" are much smaller.
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Old 12-18-2003, 03:20 PM   #8089
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We tested some Flap stuff, and although they are of really high quality, the ones we received had some mis-aligned holes for the bulkhead, and therefore produce a tweak once you assembled it together. Therefore we didn't bring it in

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I noticed that the FLAP chassis didn't want to sit as flat as the R2 or PAL chassis, couldn't figure it out though...
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Old 12-18-2003, 03:22 PM   #8090
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Yes it is! just be careful and don't melt the outdrive!

But hmmm, could you do it and not interfere with the movement of the dogbone??? It would be pretty hard to just heat shrink the very end, and if you did the whole thing it would rub on the dogbone ... wouldn't it?
I'm sure it could be done, when the shrink tubing hardens, you can bring out a dremel and make room for the pin.
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Havent had any problems with the outdrives on my Cuda, its been pretty damm cold here just of late and even after hitting the boards pretty hard can report no breakages as yet. TC3's and other cars did not fair so well , In fact i managed to reduce one virtually to kit form after its owner lost control and rolled out onto the main straight as I came down full chat , didnt even leave a permanent mark in the body let alone damage anything else Roll on the strength of the cuda.

Ques: How tight have you got you front diffs set????? and are they perfectly smooth in their action once assembled an installed?????
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Still can't imagine how you'd break so many outdrives, I've never done it on any car and haven't seen many others do it either. Probably helped by the tracks I race at but I do occasionaly hit the walls, and usually while getting up to full speed going onto the straight with some steering on.
As for suspension arms, the easy way to do it is get some spare pivot balls and have them ready installed the spare arms you have. Then it would be a very quick job of unscrewing the broken arms and removing the one hinge pin. Would be quicker than any other car
If you're set on selling, I'll take the blue steering knuckles please...

So the Flap ain't flat ahwell, the Xenon chassis is the nicest anyway PAL conversion is nice too if you like to copy every other shaft drive cars layout
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But Herm, they all look nice......except for maybe the glitter of the R3, still not sold on that one but then again havent seen one up close..... will probably be persuaded in the new year
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the Xenon chassis is the nicest anyway PAL conversion is nice too if you like to copy every other shaft drive cars layout

Lol the pal chassis is great bro
battery on the left side is on all the top cars seems like now.
Speedway pal barracda
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I like my stage 2 xenon just fine.
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hehehe, I just found out how to get on this site from work
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Hey Guys, Do you know where I can possibly download or even buy an instruction manual for the R2? Is anyone willing to sell me one?

Thanks to all of you guys for imparting some very valuable information on this thread.

Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.


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BTW, I was the one who bought Dave's purple Xenon stage 3 Barracuda.
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The web special had the batteries and motor switch sides, and it was loaded with hopups. They are no longer made.
Thanks Randman..
Is it worth the investment? RC Champ still has 2 of them in stock for 55000 Yen!
Or should i just wait for the R3? I am also not too keen on the R3 steering rack!

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Hey Guys, Do you know where I can possibly download or even buy an instruction manual for the R2? Is anyone willing to sell me one?

Thanks to all of you guys for imparting some very valuable information on this thread.

Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.


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BTW, I was the one who bought Dave's purple Xenon stage 3 Barracuda.
heres one that was posted b4, its for the triox here
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Thanks Randman..
Is it worth the investment? RC Champ still has 2 of them in stock for 55000 Yen!
Or should i just wait for the R3? I am also not too keen on the R3 steering rack!

Cheers

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I'm pretty sure that they sold out of em a while ago... But I'd go with the R3.
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