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Old 03-26-2009, 12:47 AM
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ok cool, i know its a solid ESC, what about the new tamiya one that looks like the sphere? that will match the whole TRF theme
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:54 AM
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The brushless Volac is just an OEM version of the Sphere, I'm not sure if it's identical the the TC Spec or one of the lower spec versions.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:56 AM
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Actually, I found it helps a lot on very small tight parking lot tracks. Never tried it on rubber tire carpet though. Seems to have awesome turn in and mid corner, but not the pull out of a corner like a spool or oneway. I guess going tighter would help with that. Maybe a spiff would help with this.

I pieced together a spare diff and added the traxxas slipper pegs into the inner 3 holes. I had to shave some material off around the pegs to fit in the hole, and shave the ends down so they are about 3.1mm. I then put it all together per instructions and I have a pretty tight diff. Tight, but adjustable. I need to test it out on the weekend to see if it will get loose as I put the laps on.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:31 AM
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I've been running the LRP SPX stock spec, it's very good. I also like the SP GT 2.0, which is coming out in an even closer to TRF blue (as seen in Marc R's car in Poland) to the LRP
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:47 AM
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i will keep those in mind thanks guys
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Tremor24 View Post
Hey is there a Titanium and blue aluminum screw set for the 416? I can't seem to find it anywhere, thx!
Email RC Champ in Japan - [email protected]. They sell their own brand which is apparently from the same supplier as Tamiya.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:37 AM
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Never had trouble with screws backing out from the bottom. I check them every few race days and re-tighten them, but they're never loose. This is on carpet indoors.

Been using the LRP TC Spec, but got a SPX mounted and ready for a go at the next track visit. I'd been trying the Tekin RS, but it felt wimpy in my car, even with new software. I ended up selling it.

These ESC's with monster timing (Tekin, SPX) are interesting. They kick the timing in at higher RPM's, like on the straights. So, in theory, you could take the physical timing out of your motor, and gear it really low so it rips on the infield. Then, when you hit the straight, the timing kicks in and gives the motor an RPM bias, and allows you to achieve maximum speed. It almost sounds like having a second gear. We'll see how that plays out on the short track, but on bigger tracks, I could see it mattering.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:49 AM
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ok thanks all. how many versions of the WE do you think there will be like a 416 xxxxexxmx pro? or something, ie like the 415 msxxx
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by sagejyoung View Post
ok thanks all. how many versions of the WE do you think there will be like a 416 xxxxexxmx pro? or something, ie like the 415 msxxx
1 (update/revision) every year until a 417 is released. I think the 416 will be around for a couple years.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:39 AM
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[QUOTE=Adam?;5600511]Never had trouble with screws backing out from the bottom. I check them every few race days and re-tighten them, but they're never loose. This is on carpet indoors.

I will be checking them more often now, when I ran the car yesterday I heard the screw(s) scrapping the asphalt. When I pulled the car to look at it I noticed 2 backed out about 3mm and one completely gone I later found it on the asphalt though.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by sagejyoung View Post
ok thanks all. how many versions of the WE do you think there will be like a 416 xxxxexxmx pro? or something, ie like the 415 msxxx
BLUE POWER IS COMING>>>>>>>

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Old 03-26-2009, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by sagejyoung View Post
hey guys what esc's do you suggest for this car? i want something no limit, and also competition spec... i want the most from the chassis!
LRP TC ROCKS FOR MOD!!!
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:17 PM
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+1 for the LRP TC!
It is excellent IMO, never thermaled it even on hot days. Fast, stays cool, and it will handle anything!
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by 1rcracer View Post
LRP TC ROCKS FOR MOD!!!
you getting one dude?
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by 1rcracer View Post
BLUE POWER IS COMING>>>>>>>

Watch this space.....
what, i think that means you going blue son

does any one know what i should do to build the car for a foam asphalt track and specific suggestions??
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