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Old 12-27-2011, 11:00 PM   #13096
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I'll have to check...it has been disabled for a long time due to racing rule.
I have mine on just so it's easier to grid the car, and for practice where we have no turn marshals. Just don't use it during the race! It's cute the first time, but after that, the race director gets a little butt hurt.
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I know Losi makes wider hexes (.165, .195, .225) but does anyone make narrower hexes?
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You an always Trade/Exchange for either another GTB2, Mongoose or an Edge 2S, which are current USVTA escs:

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I'm looking at possibly replacing my ESC for one known to have strong brakes. My GTB2 brakes are very weak, possibly due to an accidental reversing of polarity the first time it was hooked up to a battery. It seems to work fine otherwise. What ESC's are you all running that have good brakes? Also, how strong are the brakes on other GTB2's out there?
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I'm looking at possibly replacing my ESC for one known to have strong brakes. My GTB2 brakes are very weak, possibly due to an accidental reversing of polarity the first time it was hooked up to a battery. It seems to work fine otherwise. What ESC's are you all running that have good brakes? Also, how strong are the brakes on other GTB2's out there?
Our club members have all the different Novak units and I've driven them all. I can seriously vouch for the Mongoose. Really great brakes and I don't need to set it on max. The smaller gauge wires are actually easier to work with and I see no need to change them. They can be a little short depending on electronics lay out.
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for the guys that have used the GTb2 and the edge speedos - how do they compare to one another??

my gtb2 has served me well for the last year, but would like a little smaller speed control for the my TCX - and was curious if the edge is worth changing over to?

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As far as trans am goes, it's basically the same speedo. One is just smaller.
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I love the Goose, and the Edge is very close with extras...but my GTB2 and Havok Pro are getting it done all the time...if size is an issue...go with the Edge...but it wont be any better than the GTB2...just size
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...if size is an issue... ...just size
Does size really matter?
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I wear a size 14 shoe...well
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My Mongoose is way better than the origional GTB as the brakes are insane. I love being able to out brake everyone else and dive into a tight corner lock up car sideways and pull the super tight line then blast off. I also run lower gearing than everyone else as our track is very tight.
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I know Losi makes wider hexes (.165, .195, .225) but does anyone make narrower hexes?
3Racing makes 4, 5, 6 & 7 mm thick 12mm hexes. Too lazy to covert units.
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I think this forum knows I have never raced VTA because it NEVER loads on the first try, i always have to reload.
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3Racing makes 4, 5, 6 & 7 mm thick 12mm hexes. Too lazy to covert units.
The 4mm ones are roughly .162 or so. I need some smaller than that - like .120-135 (about 3mm). Thank you for the tip on thicker ones.
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I think this forum knows I have never raced VTA because it NEVER loads on the first try, i always have to reload.
Same issue here, I think the thread is to long. It thinks the last page is about 4 more than it actually is. When you reload it goes to the correct page number.
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The 4mm ones are roughly .162 or so. I need some smaller than that - like .120-135 (about 3mm). Thank you for the tip on thicker ones.
Hmm. I think if they were any thinner that you'd have to modify the wheel as the edges of the wheel around the hex would go past the hex and probably rub against the bearing/bearing holder. With 4mm thick hexes there isn't much space left back there.

The face of the hex would be very thin if you shaved another 1mm off of it as well. You might need to go to something harder than aluminum as I think there wouldn't be enough material left to have any rigidity and you'd end of snapping them along the pin pocket.

If you can find someone with a lathe you could probably rig up a mount/holder and put a 4mm hex on it and turn it down. Would be best to start with solid hexes (not the clamping kind) so you have a completely flat surface to start with. Having the slot of the clamping kind would make turning them a bitch and you'd probably end up breaking or bending them opposite the slot. Any anodizing on the face would be taken off, but it'd be completely covered by the wheel and is only cosmetic anyway.

Search the X-Ray site as well, I think they make them in .5mm increments, but don't know what the thinnest one is.

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