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Old 01-31-2004, 09:28 PM
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I just noticed this, not sure if it will be a problem or not... I only have one alum. shaft holder because steve only had one red one left. Where I have the one plastic shaft holder (at the front), the top deck seems to tweak upwards as in not lay completely flat on the front bulkheads after I torque down the plate. (i'm using the short steering posts and no diff covers)

Otherwise everything is running pretty well, i'm breaking it in some more and it's relatively quiet and the shaft seems to be running true.
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Old 01-31-2004, 09:46 PM
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anyone else got the lightweight shaft? i ran mine with a monster stock and after one or two runs both the ends that are epoxied into the cabron shaft broke loose....hmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Old 02-01-2004, 12:45 AM
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What about the servo saver, is there supposed to be one with a new R3 kit or not?
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Old 02-01-2004, 01:46 AM
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I did not get a servo saver with my R3 so I would assume you need to buy one seperately.
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Old 02-01-2004, 06:47 AM
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Originally posted by EAMotorsports
What other ride did he buy Heath?

ea
My almost full size ride
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Old 02-01-2004, 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by R/C Anonymous
anyone else got the lightweight shaft? i ran mine with a monster stock and after one or two runs both the ends that are epoxied into the cabron shaft broke loose....hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Im running one in stock class with the monster and have had no problems as of yet! Are you running any slack in it or is it tight fitting?
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Old 02-01-2004, 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
My almost full size ride
Haha, that's cool Joseph! I'm getting one myself
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Old 02-01-2004, 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by McLaren
I bought an R3 recently and found out the following:

- No servo saver although mentioned in the instruction manual
- Not enough 10, 12 screws

Where they missing? or simply the instructions in Japanese not precise
Hi McLaren,

No, there wasn't suppose to be a servo saver, the picture shows a sample of the saver you should use. On the R3, you need a servo saver that's not so tall so the linkage does not rub the center shaft.

The screw count should be correct, check and make sure you have the right size in the right places. If you're short, send me an email let me know which size and how many and I'll see if I have them to send it to you

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Old 02-01-2004, 10:39 AM
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Hey Steve,
thanks for the offer, will give you a shout soon, I am assembling a list of goodies to get from yourself and will let you know what I need when I send that through
Once again, thanks for the help.

So what is the best servo saver to use on the R3 then, I use Kimbrough mediums on my 1/12th car and so have them in the pit box, but have seen pictures of a servo saver with what looks like an aluminium band round, what make is this????
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Old 02-01-2004, 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
Thats Cold ramon
j/k bro...
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Old 02-01-2004, 12:14 PM
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What a long days racing
Talk about getting bored between heats with 11 heats of tourers and a heat of Mardaves to get through, you have time to rebuild the darn car between races.
Was annoyed I didn't get any practise, they cut it short and certain people wouldn't get off the track when they'd had 5 minutes
First qualifier was my practise and I lost a load of time on the first few laps, I was drawn off to the left every time down the straight.
Basicly spent every round of qualifying struggling to get a clear run, stuck behind a certain orange car for most of each run I was on the same lap but started behind him and was obviously faster but he'd never let me through, only managed to out qualify him on the last run by being right up his back side as we finished the run, the other rounds I would get past then collide with him or a couple other guys thats always think they own the track and are never in the wrong.
The top 5 or 6 finals were incredibly close, each one had about 6 seconds between qualifying first on the grid or last in 10th. I was 3 tenths of the D final but pole in the E wasn't bad.
My final was kind of uneventful, got away to a bad start but kept my lead then stayed ahead for the whole race, lapping most of the field and setting a pretty good time for a final.

It was nice to have a run at a big event but it wasn't really fun. The track had no hard braking zones and was impossible to pass people on, which made qualifying incredibly difficult. They needed to tell a lot more people to move over and let faster cars through. They also need a new track designer they didn't use the hall to it's full and most corners were the same, fairly simple loops and then a big sweeper to straight to sweeper. They don't seem to have heard of chicanes or hairpins....
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Steve, when do you expect those pal drive systems to come in and will you have any red alum. shaft holders in stock soon?

Thx.
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Originally posted by R/C Anonymous
anyone else got the lightweight shaft? i ran mine with a monster stock and after one or two runs both the ends that are epoxied into the cabron shaft broke loose....hmmmmmmmmmmmm
I use the Pal carbon shaft...have not had any problem with it? Check to make sure that the shaft was not binding between bulkheads. (o-ring clearance)

Beyond that, the shaft & the TI axles should work VERY well in stock, & 23t. The 19t might be pushing it a bit, but I have not broken it yet
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
Let KO take a picture of it..it might turn red...
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
My almost full size ride
EA, does this answer your question?? R/C delivery vehicle
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