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Old 06-14-2017, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
Its your imagination K-Bo! Just remember keep thinking Golddust won't catch me at Jackson!!!
thankfully, it wasn't my imagination

i just need to see if i can get my M05 back together in time for Jackson, or else I'll just be running GT2
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:24 AM
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Interesting to hear about RCMart, I have places 4 orders over the last couple months with them for some hop up parts, wheels, and tires and here on the East Coast of the USA I have gotten every order in 9-11 days. The only ding I will give them is the fact that the discribbed a CVA shock package as having multiple tuning springs and it only came with one set. I did inquire and I got a quick reply back saying that their website was incorrect....I kind of knew that from what everyone else's description was but I tried anyhow.

With that said dealing with a shady vendor is no fun.....I have written off HobbyKing because their CS is laughable. A couple months ago I ordered a motor and a bag of shims, the motor was like $18 and the shims were like about $1.00. The order shows up and the motor has a 1/8" shaft instead of the 3MM shaft as the description said. The shipping on the order was almost $9.00. I talk to their CS on line and they are refusing to credit me the freight......I was actually sick in bed that day so had time on my side, I was not so worried about the money as I was the principle and the fact that they have screwed up so many times. After literally two hours I finally got them to agree to credit the freight but unless it is 100% necessary I will never buy from them again.


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Old 06-14-2017, 11:04 AM
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Whoo! Package arrived! So, ordered April 12, arrived June 13. Could be worse. I recently had an eBay order arrive that I ordered last October.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:07 PM
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I'm trying to find replacement o-rings for the mchassis shocks but cannot find the tamiya equivalent or 3mm for that matter.

What are other people using?
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:45 PM
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Is this for the TRF shocks? I always choose to rebuild them with the clear Tamiya o-rings in #53574.

If it is the CVA shocks, they come with a red o-ring and I am not sure what the spare for that is.
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Whoo! Package arrived! So, ordered April 12, arrived June 13. Could be worse. I recently had an eBay order arrive that I ordered last October.
It's rarely rcmart that is the issue. In my experience (about 10 years plus, back when they were called Dinball) they're pretty good and its usually your local Postal system that is the hold up.
I've had parcels reach Australia in under a week and then take another 2-3 to actually get to me. rcmart and HK Post are usually not the issue.
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:36 PM
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Jim, my order was sent April 24, so I guess I have a while to wait. I heard recently that Canada Post has started putting stuff from that part of the world on the shelf for a few weeks.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
It's rarely rcmart that is the issue. In my experience (about 10 years plus, back when they were called Dinball) they're pretty good and its usually your local Postal system that is the hold up.
I've had parcels reach Australia in under a week and then take another 2-3 to actually get to me. rcmart and HK Post are usually not the issue.
Gotta agree here, had the same issue. It seems with Oz Post as their prices go up, their service goes down in proportion.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:34 PM
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Customs has been going hard on inspections since all that carfentanyl started showing up. Elephant tranquilizer tends to put a damper on things.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:15 AM
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Thanks for the heads ups guys, I've removed the extra spacers.

The rear of my V2R hooks when I turn with higher corner speed. Stock setup, Tamiya 60D Type B slicks (control tires for a race this Sunday), running on mid grip asphalt. Any suggestions that can prevent the rear from hooking without reducing cornering speed? Thanks!



Originally Posted by gigaplex
4mm is a lot to add. Out of the box, the M05 V2 R shouldn't really have much if any bump steer.
Originally Posted by dmcguire
Gab, I have to agree with giaplex here, I would try without the spacers first if you're running the stock knuckles. The setup I posted should be a good start for medium grip asphalt.

Don't forget too, try playing with the exponential/curve of your steering as well as your dual rate on you radio. Often overlooked, but a huge item. And do circles and adjust your endpoints so that your car can turn the same diameter circle left and right. Will make the car feel much more consistent.

I know most know of this practice, but just in case, I follow these steps:

1. On the transmitter, set dual rate setting to maximum
2. Set trim so so that the car goes straight.
3. Set balance/endpoint left and right so that at max throw the servo is not straining or flexing parts.
4. Put the car sideways against a track board (wall, whatever) and do a half circle, put your foot where the car ends up.
5. Turn the car 180deg against your foot and turn towards the board doing another half circle.
6. Adjust your balance/endpoint until your circles are equal and the car sideswipes your foot and board in each direction, making sure the servo is not straining or flexing parts.

From there you have your maximum steering in the car, use dual rate to dial out as needed (less is often better). You shouldn't ever have to worry about over straining your servo or parts this way. I do this on EVERY car I have.
Originally Posted by tony gray
Correct Tim. So many people make the mistake of panicking because the observable bump steer over the full length of travel looks alarming.
But...on track the car actually only uses about a 3rd of the available travel and the bump steer effect is inconsequential really.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by sosidge
Is this for the TRF shocks? I always choose to rebuild them with the clear Tamiya o-rings in #53574.

If it is the CVA shocks, they come with a red o-ring and I am not sure what the spare for that is.
Reds are 50597.
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Originally Posted by gabc
Thanks for the heads ups guys, I've removed the extra spacers.

The rear of my V2R hooks when I turn with higher corner speed. Stock setup, Tamiya 60D Type B slicks (control tires for a race this Sunday), running on mid grip asphalt. Any suggestions that can prevent the rear from hooking without reducing cornering speed? Thanks!

Gab,
I was having all sorts of trouble with that too at first. Biggest improvement in the car was adding weight to the back of the car. I started at 42gram in the opening under the rear shock tower. Tamed the rear and made the car way more predictable at speed.
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by sosidge
Is this for the TRF shocks? I always choose to rebuild them with the clear Tamiya o-rings in #53574.

If it is the CVA shocks, they come with a red o-ring and I am not sure what the spare for that is.
I believe they are the mchassis shocks #54000. But your suggestion looks ok; you'd think there would be a yeah racing alternative.

I'll try #50597 but I was looking for silicon

thank you for your help
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Originally Posted by nova2015
Gotta agree here, had the same issue. It seems with Oz Post as their prices go up, their service goes down in proportion.
The last shipment for me actually came around 3-4 weeks which is odd for me since they consistently shipped products to me in at least 6 weeks.

Thought that was the norm coming from HK

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Old 06-15-2017, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by irvinew
I believe they are the mchassis shocks #54000. But your suggestion looks ok; you'd think there would be a yeah racing alternative.

I'll try #50597 but I was looking for silicon

thank you for your help
Tamiya 42137 or 53574 are the main silicon o-ring options for the TRF dampers. They've also got x-rings if you want to get fancy.
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