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Old 06-03-2004, 06:16 PM   #11191
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Ok, here's the 4x2 layout. I don't recommend using the 4x2 if you use plugs or can't bring a solder iron to the track- big hassle! I did this layout to maximize the counter clockwise rotation of the Reedy track and to make everything as compact and central as possible. The balance turns out to be nearly perfect as well from left to right allowing me to ad the ballast right between the cells making the mass even more centralized. You will need to add tape slots for the 2 left cells- Xenon didn't add them to the chassis.
I'll work on getting the set-up sheet done tonight.

Steve- what was the name of the new center shaft? That piece is wicked!

ps- Thanks again Steve and Ling for all of the help and encouragement
Hey Mike,

What antenna mount is that, and the fan, is it the reedy heat sink fan mount or did you just glue it to the chassis?

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Old 06-04-2004, 06:53 AM   #11192
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It look like Mike R shoo goo his cooler fan to his chassis and the fan isn't make by reedy,this one in the pix is a lot larger.
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Old 06-04-2004, 09:37 AM   #11193
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I will post pics of my Xenon R2 Cuda with a fan on it. Just got most of the wiring done today.
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Old 06-04-2004, 12:12 PM   #11194
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Hey Mike,

What antenna mount is that, and the fan, is it the reedy heat sink fan mount or did you just glue it to the chassis?

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OVA is right- that's a 5v fan shoo goo'ed to the chassis. I run the power from the 3rd channel of the receiver also. The antenae is the stock mount but scrwed into the servo mount from the bottom.

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Hey MIKE i'm thinking about picking up the hop up oneway center shaft
for my R2 xenon stage 2 and I want to know will the oneway shaft fit my R2 xenon chassis stage 2 conversion kit?
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Old 06-04-2004, 03:03 PM   #11196
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Ya I have my fan zip tied and shoogooed to the top deck. I was just wondering cuz it looked like you cut part of the heatsink off the reedy and turned it sideways. I had been thinking of trying to put one on my car just to make the fan mount look cleaner, more professional. Oh and I had been wondering why you cut the bumper the way you did? Never seen it done like that before.
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Old 06-04-2004, 03:34 PM   #11197
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OVA is right- that's a 5v fan shoo goo'ed to the chassis. I run the power from the 3rd channel of the receiver also. The antenae is the stock mount but scrwed into the servo mount from the bottom.

WYD- you gotta get your car fired up soon and run it
I'm gonna race it Saturday for the first time. I will try to get pics but my lithuim battery died.
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Old 06-04-2004, 03:46 PM   #11198
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Ya I have my fan zip tied and shoogooed to the top deck. I was just wondering cuz it looked like you cut part of the heatsink off the reedy and turned it sideways. I had been thinking of trying to put one on my car just to make the fan mount look cleaner, more professional. Oh and I had been wondering why you cut the bumper the way you did? Never seen it done like that before.
The cut is for the orion lap counter and also for the 'old time' transponder... you know, the one before personal transponders

Yeah,my fan is a little big but the next side down one that I was able to find pushed very little air over the motor- it was kind of pointless. I wish I could find one like the size on the Rayspeed discharger....
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Pic of my Cuda with the fan on it plus now I have the alum. idler gear support mounts on the car.
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i noticed that it seems speedtech doesnt have much r3 spares do the r2 arms fit the r3 and what mostly breaks on the car.


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Old 06-04-2004, 04:25 PM   #11201
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Pretty much everything but the steering parts, ie steering rack, and the chassis parts from the R2 fits the R3.
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i noticed that it seems speedtech doesnt have much r3 spares do the r2 arms fit the r3 and what mostly breaks on the car.


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the thing you need to worry the most on the cuda are the screws and flanges that go underneath the front arms that hold the c-Hub.

the very very very very few rare EXTREMELY rare times i broke something... it was because i lost the screw i mentioned above.. then hit a pipe.

its mostly the c-Hub i break.. then the steering knuckle. i carry 3 sets of each.. when i race.

the arms (correct me if im wrong steve) come in two different materials. the standard, then the tougher material. forgot what they call it. then there's two types of arms.. the regular..and what they call the mid span.

honestly.. (unless someone else drives your car and breaks it) all you need are some spare screws, c-hubs and steering knuckles. (they come together as a set). hope that helps.
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Pic of my Cuda with the fan on it plus now I have the alum. idler gear support mounts on the car.
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When you have a chance get the short steering posts and ditch the front cover. It'll help tighten up the tweak on the whole car not having plastic under the top deck.
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When you have a chance get the short steering posts and ditch the front cover. It'll help tighten up the tweak on the whole car not having plastic under the top deck.
I will order the short steering posts next time I order from Speedtech in a week or so and I will also remove the front covers once I have the short posts. This weekends racing is just to shake down the car a little and run in some new batteries.

Car is super free. Everything spins freely. I used the Paragon Liquid graphite on the gears. Kinda like the bike lude alot of guys use on their gears. It us wet going on and then dries in seconds and your ready to go.
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