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Old 05-03-2008, 07:33 PM   #961
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If anyone is using a xray chassis
Understeering or oversteering?

Carpet, asphalt or concrete?

Lots of people are racing outdoors now.....
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:28 PM   #962
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If anyone is using a xray chassis... can you post your setup? I am having issues getting traction entering and exiting the corner. But have mid-corner traction

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Which X-Ray are you using? We have several here in Colorado, including myself.
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We have a half dozen racers starting into the VTA this Friday at Indy Slots. Here's a shot of my Camaro- sans #'s and Vintage wheels/ tires (still waiting).
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:30 PM   #964
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I am using a Xray T1 Evo2. We are running on asphalt. Im loose in entry and exit but tight in the center of corner.

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1.5 Camber all around
2 degrees toe rear
.5 degree toe front
30 weight oil , 2 piston front 4 piston rear, white springs front yellow rear
shocks are position on outside hole on arms and 2nd from the inner hole on towers
Ride height is 5mm
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:17 PM   #965
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Grenade 10, I'm going to be using a FK05, have any set up suggestions? asphalt medium grip untreated, my first xray. Thanks
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We have a half dozen racers starting into the VTA this Friday at Indy Slots. Here's a shot of my Camaro- sans #'s and Vintage wheels/ tires (still waiting).
I like the body
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Grenade 10, I'm going to be using a FK05, have any set up suggestions? asphalt medium grip untreated, my first xray. Thanks
I'm running an T2, but another racer is using the FK05. I need to get a second car set up, so I'll write down the settings and post here. I'll also check with the other racer using the FK05 and see what his set up is. I have talked with him, and believe our set up is pretty similar.
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I have 26mm and 31 mm HPI vintage rims and treaded tires in stock

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I am using a Xray T1 Evo2. We are running on asphalt. Im loose in entry and exit but tight in the center of corner.

Quick Setup:

1.5 Camber all around
2 degrees toe rear
.5 degree toe front
30 weight oil , 2 piston front 4 piston rear, white springs front yellow rear
shocks are position on outside hole on arms and 2nd from the inner hole on towers
Ride height is 5mm
Put 3* of toe in the back, to start. Get your car stable and work from there.
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ok cool thanks i will try that
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Here are some photos of the body I just painted. The stripes on top are paint. Had a bit of overspray in the front, but I figure that will get bashed in soon enough. Need to get it mounted and the wheels glued up so I can get a picture of the whole car!
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Here are some photos of the body I just painted. The stripes on top are paint. Had a bit of overspray in the front, but I figure that will get bashed in soon enough. Need to get it mounted and the wheels glued up so I can get a picture of the whole car!
That body is gorgeous. It's funny how simple paintjobs can look so much better than those so called "custom" paintjobs on the right body.
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WOW! Nice looking car!

How did you mask off the pinstripes? I've used actual pinstriping from auto zone as masking tape to pretty good effect.. same concept?
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I used Top Flite Monokote trim for the striping - purchased at my local Hobbytown USA. Here is a product link on Tower (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...SM&C=QAE&V=TOP). This trim comes as a 5" x 36" sheet with decent color selection - including chrome, is very thin, will bend ok around simple curves, and has decent adhesion.

What I did was cut the trim with an Exacto knife into a 2" wide piece to make the center stripe and 1/16" wide pieces for the side stripes. I masked the body with the trim, sprayed blue, removed the trim - cleaned some over-spray with body wash, and sprayed white.

In hindsight I probably could have just used the white trim on the inside (or outside) of the body instead of paint as it looked fine before I removed it. I have used the trim before on my F201 black plastic wings and it sticks okay if not overly abused. You can heat it up with a hair dryer/heat gun and it is easier to bend around corners. It also can be cleaned easily with body wash as it is designed to withstand fuel exhaust from r/c airplanes.

Another use that I've seen for the trim is wheel dots on pan cars. I plan on buying some black trim and will use a stencil to make my own car numbers. I might also use some of the white trim to replace the HPI white number circles as they are bit too opaque for my taste....hope this info helps.
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I used to used the chrome trim for my dish wheels on the t/c when I would debut a new body. no faster but looked cool. My 65 GT 350 body will be red with white Shelby stripes. Laterz
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