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Old 12-21-2007, 12:42 AM
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Hmmm, buy me one and I'll let ya know how it does!
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
I -love- how much room there is for electronics on this car.
That is CLEAN. A+ on the wiring. I like the little touch of a custom servo lead.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Racing4Evo View Post
That is CLEAN. A+ on the wiring. I like the little touch of a custom servo lead.
Thanks! I found some servo leads with all black wires from Hitec, and just replace my plugs with those now, and cut them to length. With some pins and a crimper, it's pretty easy to make plugs however you want them. Replacing the lead in the LRP TC Spec sucked, though. I wouldn't suggest that, and kind of regret messing with it myself. I need better equipment if I'm going to solder tiny wires to a board like that.

I need to do something else with the motor wires, still. Maybe rotate the motor so the connector is toward the front of the car rather than straight up, and tuck the wires in. I've got a shorter harness coming, too. Does anybody make one shorter than 100mm though?
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
Thanks! I found some servo leads with all black wires from Hitec, and just replace my plugs with those now, and cut them to length. With some pins and a crimper, it's pretty easy to make plugs however you want them. Replacing the lead in the LRP TC Spec sucked, though. I wouldn't suggest that, and kind of regret messing with it myself. I need better equipment if I'm going to solder tiny wires to a board like that.

I need to do something else with the motor wires, still. Maybe rotate the motor so the connector is toward the front of the car rather than straight up, and tuck the wires in. I've got a shorter harness coming, too. Does anybody make one shorter than 100mm though?
Speedpassion do a 90mm but that's the shortest I've seen
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:05 AM
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so anyone has a verdict to how this little beast rules the track?
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
I have used it. When the pin is in it is very effective and solid. The downside is that the springs are weaker than, say, the Tamiya High Torque saver. So, when/if you break the pin, you end up with slightly sloppy steering.

I was probably going through the pins at the rate of about one per meeting indoors. I don't crash a huge amount but I am not perfect either.
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:48 AM
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Never tried it... and TBH I always use a solid horn now. When I used a Kimborough saver, found that it rubbbed on the chassis plate (with the 415 at least). Running a solid horn removes that possibility, and takes slop out the system... I'm a good enough driver now to not hit things too

I thought I'd done my first servo last meeting (felt gritty), so I took the S9550 apart, but couldn't find the problem (all the gears are fine). Seems that the splines on the horn had stripped instead Just to be suere though, I've retired the servo to my mini...

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Old 12-21-2007, 04:19 AM
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Never tried it... and TBH I always use a solid horn now. When I used a Kimborough saver, found that it rubbbed on the chassis plate (with the 415 at least). Running a solid horn removes that possibility, and takes slop out the system... I'm a good enough driver now to not hit things too
Who are you ? Why do you post under Ed's account ?
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:51 AM
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Never tried it... and TBH I always use a solid horn now. When I used a Kimborough saver, found that it rubbbed on the chassis plate (with the 415 at least). Running a solid horn removes that possibility, and takes slop out the system... I'm a good enough driver now to not hit things too

I thought I'd done my first servo last meeting (felt gritty), so I took the S9550 apart, but couldn't find the problem (all the gears are fine). Seems that the splines on the horn had stripped instead Just to be suere though, I've retired the servo to my mini...

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Hi Ed
Have you get your 416 yet?
After I tried mine on carpet was not so good as 415...
But outdoor was very good with the original setting!!!!
So, wish we can change some information about the setting...
Thanks!!!
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:06 AM
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Woohoo!! Just picked it up from the post office. Going to start building tonight!!
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:39 AM
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Does anyone know of anywhere that has TRF416 parts yet, such as the C-hubs and front uprights?
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:22 AM
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Finally, my car is ready to Rock!

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Old 12-23-2007, 12:54 AM
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Found out something lame.

If you use the short reversible arms on the rear, the right side will have problems. The plastic dog bone protector will hit the diff nut and you can't adjust your camber to spec. You can try to use a wider suspension mount, but you will then be limited to about 1degree of rear toe in. Unless you have a 42mm dog bone (53502) it won't work

BTW, the short sus arm has no slop what so ever. The shaft sits tight into the arm. What happened to you tamiya?
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Found out something lame.

If you use the short reversible arms on the rear, the right side will have problems. The plastic dog bone protector will hit the diff nut and you can't adjust your camber to spec. You can try to use a wider suspension mount, but you will then be limited to about 1degree of rear toe in. Unless you have a 42mm dog bone (53502) it won't work

BTW, the short sus arm has no slop what so ever. The shaft sits tight into the arm. What happened to you tamiya?
I just used a knife to remove some material from the blades and it's fine!
Also, remember to squeese the diff spring a couple of times before you install it. This will make it shorter and make up some room for the blade.
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